Wrestling: Allen East rolls at sectional


Many area wrestlers advance

Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



Allen East’s Garrett Neth, top, gets the advantage against Coldwater’s Patrick Cupp during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.

Allen East’s Garrett Neth, top, gets the advantage against Coldwater’s Patrick Cupp during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Delphos Jefferson’s Kane Plescher, left, competes against Parkway’s Kaine Younker during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.

Delphos Jefferson’s Kane Plescher, left, competes against Parkway’s Kaine Younker during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Columbus Grove’s Landen Schroeder, right, competes against Coldwater’s Kobe Boggs during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.


Don Speck | The Lima News

Sectional Results

Division II

At Defiance High School

Team Scores: 1. Wauseon 265.5, 2. Napoleon 189.5, 3. St. Marys 165, 4. Celina 152, 5. Wapakoneta 129, 6. Bowling Green 92, 7. Defiance 91.5, 8. Bryan 91, 9. Shawnee 83, 10. Van Wert 59.5, 11. Elida 48, 12. Ottawa-Glandorf 6.

First through five place matches involving area wrestlers

106

First Place: Colin Mellott (W) def. Tyler Hisey (SM), 10-8 OT.

Fifth Place: Treven Rittenhouse (D) pinned Landin Wallace (C), 4:04.

113

First Place: Damon Molina (Wauseon) def. Trevor Hisey (SM), 10-5.

Third Place: Derrick Slater (C) def. Gavino Martinez (D), 8-6.

Fifth Place: Bryce Knapke (W) pinned Turner Garber (N), 0:40.

120

First Place: Cameron Deiter (BG) def. Landon Engle (C), 6-5.

Third Place: Zaden Torres (Wauseon) def. Keaton Elling (W), 8-2.

Fifth Place: Alex Valdez (N) pinned Killian Sudduth (VW), 0:13.

126

Third Place: Cory Beach (Sh) pinned Gavin Hall (W), 2:51

Fifth Place: Daniel Fields (Bowling Green) pinned James Sperry (E), 3:38.

132

Third Place: Garret Donovan (SM) def. Connor Nagel (Wauseon), 2-1.

Fifth Place: Aiden Fenter (B) def. Nathan Wilson (C), 4-2.

138

First Place: Gabe Steyer (VW) maj. dec. Lawson Grime (Wauseon), 10-0.

Fifth Place: Jaden King (C) def. Conner Douglass (E), Default.

145

First Place: Connor Twigg (Wauseon) pinned Trent Fairburn (Sh), 5:25.

Third Place: Jakob Poor (C) pinned Dalton Swickrath (E), 4:06.

Fifth Place: Keegan Sharpe (SM) pinned Alex Francis (D), 1:36.

152

Third Place: Jacob Schlesselman (W) def. Dominic Tracy (D) 7-2.

Fifth Place: Macein Bigham (VW) def. Michael Wolff (Bryan), 4-2.

160

First Place: Jarrett Bischoff (Wauseon) maj. dec. Tommy Mabry (SM), 18-9.

Third Place: Ethan Ly (C) pinned Angelo Gonzalez (N), 4:56.

Fifth Place: Malachi Collins (B) pinned Ean Kramer (W), 3:17.

170

First Place: Howie Perkins (Sh) tech. fall Mason Saeler (SM), 18-1.

Third Place: Wyatt Lane (Wauseon) pinned Tyler Carlin (C), 2:04.

182

First Place: Dylan McCandless (B) pinned Stashu Patterson (SM), 2:49.

Third Place: Alex Stachler (C) pinned Landon Eberle (N), 3:48.

195

First Place: Xavier Johnson (N) maj. dec. Carter Sharpe (SM), 9-1.

Third Place: Carter Hoffman (B) pinned Joey Hale (Sh), 0:17.

Fifth Place: Cory Fortkamp (C) def. Trevor Houts (W), 3-2.

220

First Place: Max Fausnaugh (BG) def. Evan Kaeck (W), 5-1.

Third Place: Wes Spadafore (Wauseon) def. Tarez Russell (E), 11-8.

Fifth Place: Cayden Thomson (C) pinned Brice Saeler (SM), 2:01.

285

Third Place: Christian Hollister (B) maj. dec. Eli Kline (VW), 12-3.

Fifth Place: Cael Rostorfer (W) pinned Ashton Rose (D), 0:30.

Division III

At Lima Central Catholic

Team Scores: 1. Allen East 251.0, 2. Wayne Trace 153.0, 3. Coldwater 143.5, 4. Parkway 124.0, 5. Spencerville 108.5, 6. Columbus Grove 94.0, 7. Delphos Jefferson 77.0, 8. Kenton 75.0, 9. LCC 72.5, 10. Delphos St. John’s 72.0, 11. Bath 56.0, 12. Ada 52.0, 13. Lincolnview 24.0, 14. Pandora-Gilboa 3.0.

First through fifth place matches

106

First Place: Gavin Caprella (LCC) pinned Hunter Sidle (AE), 3:05.

Third Place: Nyah Hodge Miller (S) def. Hutch Ridenour (P), 7-4.

Fifth Place: Nicholas Wolverton (CG) def. Connor Dye (K), 9-2.

113

First Place: Jarrett Hornish (WT) tech. fall Nick Kline (C), 16-0.

Third Place: Carder Miller (S) pinned Antonio Petitt (A), 4:52.

Fifth Place: Skyler Fokine (P) maj. dec. Tristan Taylor (L), 15-1.

120

First Place: Gabe Sutton (WT) def. Jordan Kennedy (AE), 2-0.

Third Place: Michael Chmielewski (C) pinned Colton Biederman (A), 2:33.

Fifth Place: Collin Fokine (P) def. Isaac Cross (DJ), 7-2.

126

First Place: Hunter Long (WT) def. Drake Carmean (AE), 7-3.

Third Place: Ezekiel Burkholder (B) maj. dec. Johnathon Brooks (DJ), md10-2.

Fifth Place: Parker Mihm (P) pinned Luke Kaufman (CG), 1:31.

132

First Place: Chase Caprella (LCC) pinned Kobe Boggs (C), 3:06.

Third Place: Ethan Garver (AE) def. Anthony Bodine (DJ), 7-0.

Fifth Place: Sam Moore (WT) def. Landen Schroeder (CG), 6-1.

138

First Place: Kade Wireman (AE) def. Abe Meyer (P), 5-2.

Third Place: SeVaughn Carter (LCC) def. Jay Goetz (S), Default.

Fifth Place: Sam Obringer (C) def. Elliot Borroff (WT), 7-2.

145

First Place: Seth Meggison (WT) def. Grant Heuing (C), 6-4.

Third Place: Gage Wireman (AE) maj. dec. Garrett Jones (S), 10-2.

Fifth Place: Taylor Thompson (DJ) pinned Joe Kohli (CG), 3:51.

152

First Place: Chase Miller (AE) tech. fall Mason Vonderwell (DSJ), 20-5.

Third Place: Reece Evans (A) def. Graham Farmer (P), Default.

Fifth Place: Dillon Bryan (CG) maj. dec. Jaden Hubble (L), 19-7.

160

First Place: Blake Hershberger (AE) def. Eli Moore (WT), 6-4.

Third Place: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) def. Carter Bays (K), Default.

Fifth Place: Dylan Bowyer (L) pinned Ben McKee (DJ), 3:15.

170

First Place: Chase Martin (DSJ) def. Ezra Jones (CG), 8-7.

Third Place: Mason Rhoades (K) def. Caleb Welch (AE), 6-2.

Fifth Place: Bryce Mihm (P) pinned Shane Ontrop (C), 2:13.

182

First Place: Zachary Simpson (B) def. Caleb Stammen (C), 7-3 SV.

Third Place: Devin Anspach (AE) pinned Hayden Ridenour (P), 1:58.

Fifth Place: Ethan Manns (K) pinned Heath Gaskill (S), 1:52.

195

First Place: Garrett Neth (AE) Default Kaine Younker (P), Default.

Third Place: Kane Plescher (DJ) pinned Patrick Cupp (C), 1:21.

Fifth Place: Reuben Noriega (S) pinned Brandon Bowling (K), 3:30.

220

First Place: Noah Eikenbary (K) maj. dec. Eli Criblez (AE), 8-0.

Third Place: Nolan Tobe (C) pinned Darius Clark (S), 0:49.

Fifth Place: Jonathan McClain (A) pinned Kaden Woolbright (WT), 0:33.

285

First Place: Jeff Meyer (CG) pinned Carter Butler (B), 3:06.

Third Place: Brennan Davies (AE) def. Jacob Graham (WT), 1-0.

Fifth Place: Brandon Dues (S) pinned Louis Ulrey (L), 4:43.

LIMA — Thirteen for thirteen.

That’s what the Allen East wrestling program accomplished at this weekend’s Division III sectional tournament at Lima Central Catholic, which ran Friday and Saturday.

Allen East filled 13 of the 14 weight classes for the sectional tournament, and all 13 of those wrestlers qualified for next weekend’s Division III district tournament at Troy.

The top four placers in each weight class at the sectional tournament advance to the district tournament, which will be held at Troy’s Hobart Arena this Friday and Saturday.

Then, the top four placers in each weight class at Troy, will qualify for the state tournament at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center, which runs from March 13-15.

Out of the 13 district qualifiers for Allen East, four of them won sectional titles Saturday.

Kade Wireman (138-pound weight class, record of 40-7), Chase Miller (152, 42-4), Blake Hershberger (160, 44-6) and Garrett Neth (195, 40-1) all won titles Saturday for Allen East.

With its stellar performance Saturday, Allen East ran away with the team championship. Second-place Wayne Trace was 98 points behind Allen East in the final team standings, 251-153.

Coldwater finished third (143.5), while Parkway (124) and Spencerville (108.5) rounded out the top five squads in the 14-team field.

“We got all 13 out (to districts),” longtime Allen East coach Mike Abbey said. “We didn’t have a 113-pounder this year. So, I filled 13 weight classes all season, and now we got all 13 going to districts.

“What a day. … What a weekend. This is the first time ever (getting 13 wrestlers out). We’ve had 10 (advance) a couple times, but to get all 13 out today was great. Just a solid tournament, up and down the line for us. I couldn’t be prouder of the team. Like I tell the guys, ‘We have one of the toughest (wrestling) rooms in the state.’ And it showed today.”

Wireman, a freshman, avenged an earlier-season loss (at the regional duals) to Parkway’s Abe Meyer on Saturday, as he recorded a 5-2 decision against Meyer (16-1).

The last time he faced Meyer, Wireman said he was feeling under the weather.

“I faced him (Meyer) at the team duals, and he ended up beating me,” Wireman said. “But I wasn’t fully functional. Now that I’m fully functional, I took back what I deserved.”

Even though it’s his first year in high school, Wireman has set some lofty goals.

“It’s really cool,” Wireman said about qualifying for the district tournament. “It’s been one of my dreams since I’ve been in biddies and in junior high. I’m still working to be the best. Now, I have to win districts, and then I will have another title to chase after that.”

At Lima Central Catholic, going to the district tournament has become an expectation for the Caprella brothers.

On Saturday, sophomore Gavin Caprella and senior Chase Caprella won sectional titles in their respective weight classes.

Gavin Caprella (30-1) pinned Allen East’s Hunter Sidle (18-16) early in the second period in the championship match at 106 pounds.

Last season, Gavin Caprella made it to districts, finished fifth and was a state alternate. He finished second at last year’s sectional tournament.

“I just go out there, push the pace, dominate and score points,” Gavin Caprella said.

Chase Caprella (31-2), a three-time state-qualifier, pinned Coldwater’s Kobe Boggs (35-8) early in the second period in the title match at 132.

“We’ve been off since the (LCC) Thunderbird (Invitational). So, it’s been about a month (since the last competition),” Chase Caprella said. “(We’ve had) just a lot of practice. … We’ve done a lot of growing, and been working on a lot of technique.”

Bath senior Zachary Simpson (23-3) won in dramatic fashion in his title match against Coldwater’s Caleb Stammen (24-13) in the 182-pound weight class Saturday.

Simpson won in sudden-victory overtime against Stammen, 7-3.

“I came up, and I saw that he gave me the under-over. So, I took him to his back and got my two (points),” Simpson said with a smile.

In the heavyweight division (285), Columbus Grove’s Jeff Meyer (38-4) put Bath’s Carter Butler (19-5) to the mat and pinned him early in the second period.

Meyer, a two-time sectional champion and two-time state-qualifier, is aiming to get back to Columbus in a couple weeks.

Last year, Meyer placed sixth at the Division III state tournament at Ohio State.

“I want to be on top of the podium,” Meyer said with a smile.

Other sectional champions Saturday included Chase Martin from Delphos St. John’s (170, 35-4), Kenton’s Noah Eikenbary (220, 27-4), Wayne Trace’s Jarrett Hornish (113, 35-1), Gabe Sutton (120, 34-7), Hunter Long (126, 39-1) and Seth Meggison (145, 19-4).

Division I

OREGON — Lima Senior’s Aaron Bowsher (145 pounds) advanced to districts with a fourth-place finish at Clay High School.

Division II

DEFIANCE — St. Marys (165 points) finished third behind Wauseon (265.5) and Napoleon (189.5) at Defiance High School. Celina (152) and Wapakoneta (129) were fourth and fifth respectively.

Wapakoneta’s Colin Mellott (106 pounds), Van Wert’s Gabe Steyer (138) and Shawnee’s Howie Perkins (170) won individual titles.

St. Marys’ Tyler Hisey (106), Trevor Hisey (113), Tommy Mabry (160), Mason Saeler (170), Stashu Patterson (182) and Carter Sharpe (195), Celina’s Landon Engle (120), Shawnee’s Trent Fairburn (145) and Wapak’s Evan Kaeck (220) each finished second.

Celina’s Derrick Slater (113), Jackob Poor (145), Ethan Ly (160) and Alex Stachler (182), Shawnee’s Cory Beach (126), St. Marys’ Garret Donovan (132) and Wapakoneta’s Jacob Schlesselman (152) each finished third.

Also earning district spots with fourth place finishes were Wapak’s Keaton Elling (120) and Gavin Hall (126), Elida’s Dalton Swickrath (145) and Tarez Russel (220), Celina’s Tyler Carlin (170), Shawnee’s Joey Hale (195) and Van Wert’s Eli Kline (285).

Division III

VAN BUREN — Bluffton (146) finished second behind Carey (178.5). Cory-Rawson (50.5) was 1oth.

Bluffton’s Tayton Kleman (113) and Kaden Basil (138) and Cory-Rawson’s Deontae` Davis (170) won individual titles.

Bluffton’s Jeremy Sturgeon (120) and Landen Luginbuhl (195) were each second.

Bluffton’s Thayne Klemen (106) was third. Also qualifying for districts with a fourth-place finish was C-R’s Justin Gibson (152).

Allen East’s Garrett Neth, top, gets the advantage against Coldwater’s Patrick Cupp during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/02/web1_Wrestling-Sectiona-LCC-DS8-1.jpgAllen East’s Garrett Neth, top, gets the advantage against Coldwater’s Patrick Cupp during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic. Don Speck | The Lima News
Delphos Jefferson’s Kane Plescher, left, competes against Parkway’s Kaine Younker during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/02/web1_Wrestling-Sectiona-LCC-DS9-1.jpgDelphos Jefferson’s Kane Plescher, left, competes against Parkway’s Kaine Younker during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic. Don Speck | The Lima News
Columbus Grove’s Landen Schroeder, right, competes against Coldwater’s Kobe Boggs during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/02/web1_Wrestling-Sectiona-LCC-DS6-1.jpgColumbus Grove’s Landen Schroeder, right, competes against Coldwater’s Kobe Boggs during Saturday’s Division lll sectional at Lima Central Catholic. Don Speck | The Lima News
Many area wrestlers advance

Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

Sectional Results

Division II

At Defiance High School

Team Scores: 1. Wauseon 265.5, 2. Napoleon 189.5, 3. St. Marys 165, 4. Celina 152, 5. Wapakoneta 129, 6. Bowling Green 92, 7. Defiance 91.5, 8. Bryan 91, 9. Shawnee 83, 10. Van Wert 59.5, 11. Elida 48, 12. Ottawa-Glandorf 6.

First through five place matches involving area wrestlers

106

First Place: Colin Mellott (W) def. Tyler Hisey (SM), 10-8 OT.

Fifth Place: Treven Rittenhouse (D) pinned Landin Wallace (C), 4:04.

113

First Place: Damon Molina (Wauseon) def. Trevor Hisey (SM), 10-5.

Third Place: Derrick Slater (C) def. Gavino Martinez (D), 8-6.

Fifth Place: Bryce Knapke (W) pinned Turner Garber (N), 0:40.

120

First Place: Cameron Deiter (BG) def. Landon Engle (C), 6-5.

Third Place: Zaden Torres (Wauseon) def. Keaton Elling (W), 8-2.

Fifth Place: Alex Valdez (N) pinned Killian Sudduth (VW), 0:13.

126

Third Place: Cory Beach (Sh) pinned Gavin Hall (W), 2:51

Fifth Place: Daniel Fields (Bowling Green) pinned James Sperry (E), 3:38.

132

Third Place: Garret Donovan (SM) def. Connor Nagel (Wauseon), 2-1.

Fifth Place: Aiden Fenter (B) def. Nathan Wilson (C), 4-2.

138

First Place: Gabe Steyer (VW) maj. dec. Lawson Grime (Wauseon), 10-0.

Fifth Place: Jaden King (C) def. Conner Douglass (E), Default.

145

First Place: Connor Twigg (Wauseon) pinned Trent Fairburn (Sh), 5:25.

Third Place: Jakob Poor (C) pinned Dalton Swickrath (E), 4:06.

Fifth Place: Keegan Sharpe (SM) pinned Alex Francis (D), 1:36.

152

Third Place: Jacob Schlesselman (W) def. Dominic Tracy (D) 7-2.

Fifth Place: Macein Bigham (VW) def. Michael Wolff (Bryan), 4-2.

160

First Place: Jarrett Bischoff (Wauseon) maj. dec. Tommy Mabry (SM), 18-9.

Third Place: Ethan Ly (C) pinned Angelo Gonzalez (N), 4:56.

Fifth Place: Malachi Collins (B) pinned Ean Kramer (W), 3:17.

170

First Place: Howie Perkins (Sh) tech. fall Mason Saeler (SM), 18-1.

Third Place: Wyatt Lane (Wauseon) pinned Tyler Carlin (C), 2:04.

182

First Place: Dylan McCandless (B) pinned Stashu Patterson (SM), 2:49.

Third Place: Alex Stachler (C) pinned Landon Eberle (N), 3:48.

195

First Place: Xavier Johnson (N) maj. dec. Carter Sharpe (SM), 9-1.

Third Place: Carter Hoffman (B) pinned Joey Hale (Sh), 0:17.

Fifth Place: Cory Fortkamp (C) def. Trevor Houts (W), 3-2.

220

First Place: Max Fausnaugh (BG) def. Evan Kaeck (W), 5-1.

Third Place: Wes Spadafore (Wauseon) def. Tarez Russell (E), 11-8.

Fifth Place: Cayden Thomson (C) pinned Brice Saeler (SM), 2:01.

285

Third Place: Christian Hollister (B) maj. dec. Eli Kline (VW), 12-3.

Fifth Place: Cael Rostorfer (W) pinned Ashton Rose (D), 0:30.

Division III

At Lima Central Catholic

Team Scores: 1. Allen East 251.0, 2. Wayne Trace 153.0, 3. Coldwater 143.5, 4. Parkway 124.0, 5. Spencerville 108.5, 6. Columbus Grove 94.0, 7. Delphos Jefferson 77.0, 8. Kenton 75.0, 9. LCC 72.5, 10. Delphos St. John’s 72.0, 11. Bath 56.0, 12. Ada 52.0, 13. Lincolnview 24.0, 14. Pandora-Gilboa 3.0.

First through fifth place matches

106

First Place: Gavin Caprella (LCC) pinned Hunter Sidle (AE), 3:05.

Third Place: Nyah Hodge Miller (S) def. Hutch Ridenour (P), 7-4.

Fifth Place: Nicholas Wolverton (CG) def. Connor Dye (K), 9-2.

113

First Place: Jarrett Hornish (WT) tech. fall Nick Kline (C), 16-0.

Third Place: Carder Miller (S) pinned Antonio Petitt (A), 4:52.

Fifth Place: Skyler Fokine (P) maj. dec. Tristan Taylor (L), 15-1.

120

First Place: Gabe Sutton (WT) def. Jordan Kennedy (AE), 2-0.

Third Place: Michael Chmielewski (C) pinned Colton Biederman (A), 2:33.

Fifth Place: Collin Fokine (P) def. Isaac Cross (DJ), 7-2.

126

First Place: Hunter Long (WT) def. Drake Carmean (AE), 7-3.

Third Place: Ezekiel Burkholder (B) maj. dec. Johnathon Brooks (DJ), md10-2.

Fifth Place: Parker Mihm (P) pinned Luke Kaufman (CG), 1:31.

132

First Place: Chase Caprella (LCC) pinned Kobe Boggs (C), 3:06.

Third Place: Ethan Garver (AE) def. Anthony Bodine (DJ), 7-0.

Fifth Place: Sam Moore (WT) def. Landen Schroeder (CG), 6-1.

138

First Place: Kade Wireman (AE) def. Abe Meyer (P), 5-2.

Third Place: SeVaughn Carter (LCC) def. Jay Goetz (S), Default.

Fifth Place: Sam Obringer (C) def. Elliot Borroff (WT), 7-2.

145

First Place: Seth Meggison (WT) def. Grant Heuing (C), 6-4.

Third Place: Gage Wireman (AE) maj. dec. Garrett Jones (S), 10-2.

Fifth Place: Taylor Thompson (DJ) pinned Joe Kohli (CG), 3:51.

152

First Place: Chase Miller (AE) tech. fall Mason Vonderwell (DSJ), 20-5.

Third Place: Reece Evans (A) def. Graham Farmer (P), Default.

Fifth Place: Dillon Bryan (CG) maj. dec. Jaden Hubble (L), 19-7.

160

First Place: Blake Hershberger (AE) def. Eli Moore (WT), 6-4.

Third Place: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) def. Carter Bays (K), Default.

Fifth Place: Dylan Bowyer (L) pinned Ben McKee (DJ), 3:15.

170

First Place: Chase Martin (DSJ) def. Ezra Jones (CG), 8-7.

Third Place: Mason Rhoades (K) def. Caleb Welch (AE), 6-2.

Fifth Place: Bryce Mihm (P) pinned Shane Ontrop (C), 2:13.

182

First Place: Zachary Simpson (B) def. Caleb Stammen (C), 7-3 SV.

Third Place: Devin Anspach (AE) pinned Hayden Ridenour (P), 1:58.

Fifth Place: Ethan Manns (K) pinned Heath Gaskill (S), 1:52.

195

First Place: Garrett Neth (AE) Default Kaine Younker (P), Default.

Third Place: Kane Plescher (DJ) pinned Patrick Cupp (C), 1:21.

Fifth Place: Reuben Noriega (S) pinned Brandon Bowling (K), 3:30.

220

First Place: Noah Eikenbary (K) maj. dec. Eli Criblez (AE), 8-0.

Third Place: Nolan Tobe (C) pinned Darius Clark (S), 0:49.

Fifth Place: Jonathan McClain (A) pinned Kaden Woolbright (WT), 0:33.

285

First Place: Jeff Meyer (CG) pinned Carter Butler (B), 3:06.

Third Place: Brennan Davies (AE) def. Jacob Graham (WT), 1-0.

Fifth Place: Brandon Dues (S) pinned Louis Ulrey (L), 4:43.

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