BHS 3rd, EC 11th at Kearns Invitational

MADEIRA — Blanchester was third and East Clinton 11th Saturday at the Bob Kearns Invitational wrestling tournament.

The Wildcats had two champions, Zane Panetta and Cody Kidd.

“I was very pleased with our performance,” BHS head coach Ryan Shafer said. “We placed seven out of nine wrestlers. We need to continue to ride this momentum into our tri Wednesday and Sycamore tournament next Saturday. We faced some tough competition today and our kids were aggressive and have shown a huge improvement from a couple weeks ago.”

Point Pleasant won the tournament with Reading second.

Panetta won the 175-pound championship, pinning Gus Kyser of Madeira in 4:41 in the final match.

Kidd claimed the 215 title with a 60-second pin of Dirk Konrad of Reading in the championship match.

For the Wildcats, Hunter Smith was runnerup at 113 pounds, Caleb Sears was fourth at 120 pounds, Nick Musselman was third at 144, Carson Curless was runnerup at 157, Michael Mulvihill was third at 190 pounds.

For the Astros, Cooper Rack was third at 132 pounds, blanking Adam Cristo of Indian Hill 9-0 in the consolation final; Owen Roberts finished third at 190.