Wrestling: Allen East falls short at regional


By Mark Altstaetter - [email protected]



Allen East’s Chase Miller, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Elliott Boroff during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.

Allen East’s Chase Miller, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Elliott Boroff during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Allen East’s Hunter Sidle, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Kendal Franklin during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.

Allen East’s Hunter Sidle, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Kendal Franklin during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Allen East’s Gage Wireman competes against Wayne Trace’s Dyson Scott during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Allen East’s Kade Wireman, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Jarrett Jewell during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Allen East’s Jacob Hershberger, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Sam Moore during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Results

Wayne Trace 42, Allen East 39

106: Corbin Kimmel (WT) pinned Aizik Meyers (AE), :23

113: Conner Blankenship (WT) pinned Tyler Sherard (AE), :57

120: Hunter Sidle (AE) pinned K. Franklin (WT), 1:33

126: Kacy Hornish (WT) won by way of forfeit

132: J. Pierce (WT) won by way of forfeit

138: Hunter Long (WT) pinned Jacob Pinks (AE), 4:46

144: Kade Wireman (AE) pinned J. Jewell (WT), 4:53

150: Jarrett Hornish (WT) pinned Trenton Gatchell (AE), 2:47

157: Jacob Hershberger (AE) defeated Sam Moore (WT), 6-3

165: Chase Miller (AE) pinned Elliot Boroff (WT), :54

175: Gage Wireman (AE) pinned Dyson Scott (WT), 1:26

190: Nathan Osborn (WT) pinned Lane Wildermuth (AE), 3:03

215: Alek Winner (AE) by way of forfeit

285: Eli Criblez (AE) by way of forfeit

Allen East 37, Mechanicsburg 36

106: Nolan Fraley (M) pinned Aizik Meyers (AE), 1:17

113: Tyler Sherard (AE) won by way of forfeit

120: Hunter Sidle (AE) pinned Wade Naff (M), 5:20

126: Jesse Stoud (M) won by way of forfeit

132: Void (no competitors in this class)

138: Trey Allen (M) pinned Jacob Pinks (AE), :38

144: Kade Wireman (AE) pinned Brayden Stover (Mech), 3:46

150: Westyn Moyer (M) defeated Trenton Gatchell (AE), 10-1

157: Jake Hurst (M) pinned Jack Stark (AE), :49

165: Chase Miller (AE) pinned Parker Cook (Mech), 1:36

175: Ronnie Thomas (M) defeated Gage Wireman (AE), 4-3

190: Zane Hitchcock (M) pinned Lane Wildermuth (AE), 3:55

215: Alek Winner (AE) pinned Adam Waller (M), 1:41

285: Eli Criblez (AE) pinned Shawn Bebout (M), 1:47

HARROD — Longtime Allen East head wrestling coach Mike Abbey has many goals set for this year’s team.

Making it to the state tournament is always on his list.

Not only does Abbey want to send athletes to the Division III state individual tournament March 11-13 at Ohio State, but he desires to get his entire starting lineup to the Division III Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Dual Meet State Championships, which takes place next Saturday at Versailles High School.

At Saturday’s regional duals at Allen East, Abbey’s Mustangs had a tall order in front of them.

In order to advance to next weekend’s dual state tournament, Allen East had to win both of its duals.

The Mustangs fell just short.

In its first dual of the day, Allen East lost a close one to Wayne Trace, 42-39.

Then in its second dual Saturday, Allen East slipped past state-power Mechanicsburg by way of a tiebreaker, 37-36.

Allen East and Mechanicsburg ended the match with 36 points. The officials went to the tiebreaker criteria in order to decide the winner. Allen East was awarded the win, 37-36, since Mechanicsburg had an unsportsmanlike conduct violation called against one of its athletes.

Brookville went 2-0 on the day at Allen East and advanced to state.

Brookville defeated Mechanicsburg 37-34 in its opening match Saturday. In its second match, Brookville disposed of Wayne Trace, 52-25.

“We lost that one against Wayne Trace, 42-39. It was just a close, close match,” Abbey said. “My 190-pounder (Brogan Paxson) is out. That probably ended up being the difference in the match, right there. We wrestle Wayne Trace quite a bit. We knew they were really good. So, there were no secrets there. They’re really tough down low, and we’re really tough on top. We knew it was going to come down to one match.

“Mechanicsburg, they’re definitely another quality team. … These are all teams from our southwest district. They’ve got some bullets, just like we do. We wrestled pretty well against them. We tied 36-36, and we got the point, because they had a misconduct call or something like that.”

Abbey said he had high hopes of making it to the dual state tournament.

“It was a tough day of wrestling. I knew it would be,” Abbey said about Saturday. “I’m disappointed. I won’t lie. But it’s what we keep working for and why we keep setting goals.

“We don’t set easy goals. This is one of our goals every year — to make it to the state tournament in duals. We’re not quite there, yet. But we have league (Northwest Conference Championships) in two weeks. So, we’ll see what we can bring at the league tournament.”

Abbey said his team had some impressive individual performances Saturday.

“Chase Miller (165-pound weight class) got his 102nd career pin,” he said. “He ties our (school) record. That’s a pretty big thing in the state of Ohio. There aren’t too many guys who can say that they have done that.

“Eli (Criblez, 285-pound weight class) is still undefeated (32-0). He’s really close to 100 wins, as a junior. Gage (Wireman, 175 pounds) is not too far from 100 (career wins), and Alek (Winner, 215 pounds) is not too far. Chase (Miller) is really close to 150 (career wins).”

Miller, who missed about a month this season with an injury, seems to be working his way back to his old form. Last season, Miller, Winner, Criblez and Kade Wireman were all state qualifiers for the Mustangs. Gage Wireman, the twin brother of Kade, was a state alternate.

“Number 102 (career pin) was my last pin of the day against Mechanicsburg,” Miller said. “I could get 150 (career wins) on Senior Night (this coming week), or at conference (Feb. 18).”

After Saturday, Miller is sitting on 148 career wins.

Allen East senior Hunter Sidle, who recorded two pins in the 120-pound weight class Saturday, is also a standout distance runner. Sidle recently signed his letter of intent to run at Bowling Green State University next school year.

However, Sidle isn’t quite ready to move on from wrestling. He has no regrets of sticking to wrestling in his final year of high school.

“I didn’t want to leave and let the team down,” Sidle said. “We don’t have too many lightweights. I wanted to stay for the team.”

Sidle, who wants to pursue a career in medicine, said that when he started to wrestle years ago, he wasn’t sure if it was going to be a long-term thing.

“I think I stopped (wrestling) in sixth grade, and I didn’t come back until my sophomore year,” Sidle said. “I was kind of bored. I wanted to do indoor track, but Allen East did not have an indoor team; and I really didn’t want to run by myself. I went out for wrestling, and then stayed on the team after that.”

Allen East junior Kade Wireman continues to roll. At the Van Buren Invitational (Jan. 22), Wireman notched his 100th career victory.

On Saturday, Wireman (35-4) recorded two pins. The junior standout was hoping that his team would advance to the dual state tournament. However, he pointed to the individual state tournament in March as being another opportunity for the Allen East program.

“We might not do really well at duals, but if you look at the top of the tournament lists for this season, we’re always top five, top three,” he said. “I think we can do really well down there (at the state tournament in March at Ohio State).”

Allen East’s Chase Miller, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Elliott Boroff during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/02/web1_AE-004.jpgAllen East’s Chase Miller, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Elliott Boroff during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Hunter Sidle, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Kendal Franklin during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/02/web1_AE-007.jpgAllen East’s Hunter Sidle, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Kendal Franklin during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Gage Wireman competes against Wayne Trace’s Dyson Scott during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/02/web1_AE-005.jpgAllen East’s Gage Wireman competes against Wayne Trace’s Dyson Scott during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Kade Wireman, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Jarrett Jewell during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/02/web1_AE-001.jpgAllen East’s Kade Wireman, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Jarrett Jewell during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Allen East’s Jacob Hershberger, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Sam Moore during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/02/web1_AE-003.jpgAllen East’s Jacob Hershberger, top, competes against Wayne Trace’s Sam Moore during Saturday’s Division III regional duals at Allen East. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

By Mark Altstaetter

[email protected]

Results

Wayne Trace 42, Allen East 39

106: Corbin Kimmel (WT) pinned Aizik Meyers (AE), :23

113: Conner Blankenship (WT) pinned Tyler Sherard (AE), :57

120: Hunter Sidle (AE) pinned K. Franklin (WT), 1:33

126: Kacy Hornish (WT) won by way of forfeit

132: J. Pierce (WT) won by way of forfeit

138: Hunter Long (WT) pinned Jacob Pinks (AE), 4:46

144: Kade Wireman (AE) pinned J. Jewell (WT), 4:53

150: Jarrett Hornish (WT) pinned Trenton Gatchell (AE), 2:47

157: Jacob Hershberger (AE) defeated Sam Moore (WT), 6-3

165: Chase Miller (AE) pinned Elliot Boroff (WT), :54

175: Gage Wireman (AE) pinned Dyson Scott (WT), 1:26

190: Nathan Osborn (WT) pinned Lane Wildermuth (AE), 3:03

215: Alek Winner (AE) by way of forfeit

285: Eli Criblez (AE) by way of forfeit

Allen East 37, Mechanicsburg 36

106: Nolan Fraley (M) pinned Aizik Meyers (AE), 1:17

113: Tyler Sherard (AE) won by way of forfeit

120: Hunter Sidle (AE) pinned Wade Naff (M), 5:20

126: Jesse Stoud (M) won by way of forfeit

132: Void (no competitors in this class)

138: Trey Allen (M) pinned Jacob Pinks (AE), :38

144: Kade Wireman (AE) pinned Brayden Stover (Mech), 3:46

150: Westyn Moyer (M) defeated Trenton Gatchell (AE), 10-1

157: Jake Hurst (M) pinned Jack Stark (AE), :49

165: Chase Miller (AE) pinned Parker Cook (Mech), 1:36

175: Ronnie Thomas (M) defeated Gage Wireman (AE), 4-3

190: Zane Hitchcock (M) pinned Lane Wildermuth (AE), 3:55

215: Alek Winner (AE) pinned Adam Waller (M), 1:41

285: Eli Criblez (AE) pinned Shawn Bebout (M), 1:47

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