7 county wrestlers win first 2 at district


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Blanchester's Cody Kidd | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Blanchester's Cody Kidd | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Blanchester's Nick Musselman | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's Braden Rolf | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's Grant Moorman | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Clinton-Massie's Matt Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Brett Brooks | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Carson Hibbs | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Josh Snell | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Thane McCoy | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Wilmington's Thad Stuckey | Elizabeth Clark Photo


WILMINGTON — Seven Clinton County won their first two matches Friday night at the Division II Southwest District Wrestling Championship at Wilmington High School.

Wilmington’s Carson Hibbs at 132, Clinton-Massie’s Grant Moorman at 138, Clinton-Massie’s Matt Martin at 144, Wilmington’s Thad Stuckey at 165, Blanchester’s Zane Panetta at 175, Lane Schulz of Clinton-Massie at 215 and Wilmington’s Brett Brooks at 285 all won their first two matches.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to the state tournament.

With a win in the first match on Saturday, each of the seven 2-0 wrestlers would qualify for the state.

Several other wrestlers are in the consolation bracket, still battling for a chance to get to Columbus. Cody Lisle, Gatlin Newkirk, Cole Moorman, Braden Rolf of Clinton-Massie, Hunter Smith, Nick Musselman, Tristen Malone, Jacob Lanham of Blanchester, Thane McCoy, Brayden Smith, Josh Snell of Wilmington.

All other wrestlers have been eliminated.

Returning state qualifier Hibbs won two very close matches — 2-1 TB over Caleb Wetzel of Marengo Highland and 31 over Tate Bein of Batavia. Hibbs and Bein went to sudden victory in the SBAAC tournament with Hibbs scoring the win there as well.

At 113, Gatlin Newkirk of Clinton-Massie defeated Hunter Smith of Blanchester 6-4 sudden victory in the opening round. Thane McCoy of Wilmington lost a second round heartbreaker 5-4 at 138 pounds.

Moorman had a pair of pins to advance while teammate Martin won 8-6 and had a pin in 3;12. Both face wrestlers from Graham in the next round. Stuckey was convincing in his two victories as was Panetta with a pin in 35 seconds and a 21-6 tech fall.

The big boys, Schulz and Brooks, looked good in advancing to the semifinals. Brooks won two matches that went the distance, 8-2 and 8-5.

Blanchester’s Cody Kidd | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_blCKidd0304ec-1.jpgBlanchester’s Cody Kidd | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Blanchester’s Nick Musselman | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_blNMusselman0304ec-1.jpgBlanchester’s Nick Musselman | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s Braden Rolf | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_cmBRolfShort0304ec-1.jpgClinton-Massie’s Braden Rolf | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s Grant Moorman | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_cmGMoorman0304ec-1.jpgClinton-Massie’s Grant Moorman | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Clinton-Massie’s Matt Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_cmMMartin0304ec-1.jpgClinton-Massie’s Matt Martin | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Brett Brooks | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_wilBBrooks0304ec-1.jpgWilmington’s Brett Brooks | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Carson Hibbs | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_wilCHibbs0304ec-1.jpgWilmington’s Carson Hibbs | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Josh Snell | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_wilJSnell0304ec-1.jpgWilmington’s Josh Snell | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Thane McCoy | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_wilTMcCoy0304ec-1.jpgWilmington’s Thane McCoy | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Wilmington’s Thad Stuckey | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_WR_wilTStuckey0304ec-1.jpgWilmington’s Thad Stuckey | Elizabeth Clark Photo

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