NORTH COLLEGE HILL – Led by two weight-class champions, the East Clinton wrestling team finished second Saturday at the Everette Howard Memorial Invitational at North College Hill High School.
Brayden Esposito at 106 pounds and Austin Brock at 132 pounds both finished first as the Astros trailed only SBAAC rival Bethel-Tate in the tournament.
Both Esposito and Brock were 4-0 with four pins.
“The team did really well and I was very pleased with their performance at our first tournament of the season,” EC coach Doug Stehlin said. “It is a good day when everyone places and you put five guys in the finals for first (place).”
Josh Cline at 160 and John Cline at 170 were both runners-up as was DJ Perry at 182 pounds. Matt Horn was fourth at 138 pounds and Nathan Vest finished sixth at 195 pounds.
December 9 2017
Everette Howard Memorial Invitational
@North College Hill High School
Team scores: Bethel-Tate 261, East Clinton 166.5 Northwest 166 Aiken 123 Ross 118 Lakota East 103.5 St Xavier 100.5 Indian Hill 78 Little Miami 69 North College Hill 69 Middletown 56 Cincinnati Country Day 45 Oak Hills 43 Miami Valley Christian 41 Western Hills 33 Summit Country Day 23 Hughes 0 Walnut Hills 0
106: Brayden Esposito pinned Reinert (BT) 2:49; pinned Harris-Baird (NW) 4:39; pinned Reid (R) 1:06; pinned Sullivan (IN) 3:18. Finished first.
132: Austin Brock pinned Harrison (BT) 1:47; pinned Dunn (R) 1:19; Stowe (LE) 1:31; Baum (LE) 0:36. Finished first
138: Matt Horn pinned German (OH) 0:33; pinned Orozco (LE) 0:28; pinned Stewart (SCD) 2:30; was dec by Garcia (A) 17-8; was pinned by LeGrandier (NW) 3:46. Finished fourth
160: Josh Cline pinned McKenzee (SX) 4:50; was dec by Green (NW) 10-0; pinned Mulllins (M) 3:01; pinned Glenn (BT) 3:06; was pinned by Green (NW) 0:47. Finished second.
170: John Cline pinned Ramsey (LM) 5:08; pinned Briceno-Lopez (NW) 3:13; pinned Kornau (LE) 1:40; pinned Jones (A) 2:29; was dec by Henderson (MVCA) 12-6. Finished second.
182: DJ Perry pinned Maya (M) 1:32; pinned Krekeler (BT) 1:13; pinned Gordon (LM) 0:46; dec Davis (OH) 8-2; was pinned by Martinez (SX) 3:14. Finished second.
195: Nathan Vest was pinned by Dearth (M) 0:56; pinned Hollingsworth (A) 3:47; was dec by Parks-Cunningham (A) 14-6; was pinned by Peacock (R) 0:48; was pinned by Martinez (SX) 0:48. Finished sixth.