WILMINGTON — Rallying from an early 12-point deficit, Wilmington defeated Clinton-Massie 42-29 Monday in the championship match of the OHSWCA Southwest District Bracket B tournament at Fred Summers Court.
The win puts Wilmington in the Elite Eight of the Division II state duals tournament Saturday at Louisville High School near Canton.
London defeated Blanchester for third place in the four-team tournament.
In the first round, Wilmington defeated London 50-29 while Clinton-Massie outclassed Blanchester 68-6.
Massie coach Spencer Running said his team wasn’t scheduled to participate in the state duals. Licking Valley, however, did not compete and Massie was chosen as a replacement Saturday night.
“We’re very disappointed in that final (match),” Running said. “I don’t think there’s anybody on this team that feels like we wrestled our best. We had some shining moments in the Wilmington match but we’re not going to settle for that.”
The Falcons posted three straight pins by Gatlin Newkirk, Miley Powell and Cole Moorman to take an 18-6 lead through four matches.
Carson Hibbs and Thane McCoy picked up decisions for the Hurricane, but that was OK for the Falcons, who didn’t surrender pins.
“With them (Clinton-Massie) keeping low points by Hibbs and McCoy, kids who usually pin, we had to find points somewhere else, anywhere possible,” said Hurricane coach Kelly Tolliver.
Alex Smith (11-6 win) and Gage Davis (2:17 pin) pulled WHS within 23-21 through 157 pounds. Before the fans could settle back in to their seats following Davis’ pin, Thad Stuckey had another pin in 11 seconds to give WHS a lead it would not relinquish. Brayden Smith, Josh Snell and Brett Brooks notched wins for the Hurricane to wrap up the 13-point victory.
February 7, 2022
OHSWCA State Duals
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 50 London 29
106: Ty Stuckey (W) pinned Robby Minner 1:00
113: Brady Fisher (L) pinned Darius Stewart 1:54
120: Carder Napper (L) pinned Ethan Bates 2:28
126: Elijah Hibbs (W) won by forfeit
132: Carson Hibbs (W) won by forfeit
138: Thane McCoy (W) won tech fall Tyjaun Jackson 3:30, 18-1
144: Alex Smith (W) pinned Maximus Friends 0:31
150: Lee Lynch (W) won by forfeit
157: Gage Davis (W) pinned Clayton Scaggs 0:24
165: Antwun Burns (L) dec Thad Stuckey 21-6
175: Brayden Smith (W) won by forfeit
190: Josh Snell (W) dec Cheney Gross 7-1
215: Antonio Burns (L) pinned Paul McKnight 1:31
285: Thadd Huff (L) pinned Brett Brooks 5:30
Clinton-Massie 68 Blanchester 6
106: Cody Lisle (CM) wins by forfeit
113: Gatlin Newkirk (CM) dec Hunter Smith 5-4
120: Miley Powell (CM) dec Caleb Sears 13-5
126: Cole Moorman (CM) pinned Kaleb Tabor 1:38
132: Ethan Johnson (CM) won by forfeit
138: Grant Moorman (CM) dec Nick Musselman 2-1
144: Matt Martin (CM) won by forfeit
150: Braden Rolf (CM) pinned Dylan Short 1:38
157: Brodie Green (CM) won by forfeit
165: Reuben Mobley (CM) won by forfeit
175: Zane Panetta (B) pinned Cole Adams 0:48
190: Elijah Groh (CM) pinned Michael Mulvihill 4:42
215: Lane Schulz (CM) dec Cody Kidd 11-2
285: Joey Kocher (CM) won by forfeit
London 38 Blanchester 27
106: Robby Minner (L) won by forfeit
113: Brady Fisher (L) dec Hunter Smith 19-4
120: Caleb Sears (B) pinned Carder Napper 5:43
126: Kaleb Tabor (B) won by forfeit
132: Double forfeit
138: Nick Musselman (B) dec TyJuan Jackson 14-7
144: Maximus Friends (L) won by forfeit
150: Dylan Short (B) won by forfeit
157: Clayton Scaggs (L) won by forfeit
165: Double forfeit
175: Zane Panetta (B) won by forfeit
190: Cheney Gross (L) dec Michael Mulvihill 12-6
215: Antonio Burns (L) pinned Cody Kidd 5:40
285: Thadd Huff (L) won by forfeit
Wilmington 42 Clinton-Massie 29
106: Ty Stuckey (W) pinned Cody Lisle 4:55
113: Gatlin Newkirk (CM) pinned Darius Stewart 1:47
120: Miley Powell (CM) pinned Ethan Bates 1:57
126: Cole Moorman (CM) pinned Elijah Hibbs 1:19
132: Carson Hibbs (W) dec Ethan Johnson 12-5
138: Thane McCoy (W) dec Grant Moorman 7-3
144: Alex Smith (W) dec Matt Martin 11-6
150: Braden Rolf (CM) tech fall Lee Lynch 17-0
157: Gage Davis (W) pinned Reuben Mobley 2:17
165: Thad Stuckey (W) pinned Brodie Green 0:11
175: Brayden Smith (W) dec Hunter Monds 10-2
190: Josh Snell (W) pinned Elijah Groh 1:40
215: Lane Schulz (CM) pinned Paul McKnight 5:13
285: Brett Brooks (W) tech fall Matt Fawley 21-6