WILMINGTON — Up 20-0 through four weight classes, the Wilmington High School wrestling team couldn’t hold on and was defeated by West Clermont 36-29 in a tri-match at Fred Summers Court.
Wilmington defeated Bethel-Tate 63-15 in the opening match. West Clermont was a 47-24 winner over Bethel-Tate.
Against West Clermont, Wilmington raced out to a 20-0 lead then fell apart in losing its first non-tournament match of the season.
“They (West Clermont) wrestle a good schedule,” WHS head coach Kelly Tolliver said. “We should have won by at least 10 or 15. I had six weight classes that really underperformed tonight.
“I saw a lot of mistakes from a lot of people that I don’t expect mistakes from, seniors not freshmen.”
In one of the wild matches of the night, Thane McCoy of WHS won by injury default at 113 pounds. McCoy trailed 11-10 after two periods but his opponent ran out of injury time early in the third period.
Later in the lineup, Kile Holland won a 5-4 thriller, recording an escape with less than two seconds to go in his match.
“I saw some good things,” Tolliver said. “This is probably a good time to have a loss, so we can tighten things up a little bit. This is the time of the season when it matters.”
Against Bethel-Tate, the Hurricane turned in an impressive performance with eight first period pins. The match was tied 6-6 with Jaden Snyder on the mat and the WHS 106-pounder began a run of six wins in seven matches for Tolliver’s team.
Jan 15, 2020
Rodger O. Borror Middle School
@Fred Summers Court
Wilmington 63 Bethel-Tate 15
220: Jayden Doyle pinned Noah Iker
285: Michael Reynolds was pinned by Jayce Glenn
106: Jaden Snyder pinned Trinity Donahue
113: Thane McCoy won by forfeit
120: Carson Hibbs was dec by Joe Reinert 9-8
126: Donovan Butler pinned Donnie Harrison 1:37
132: Lee Lynch pinned Trenton Grigsby 0:43
138: Domonic Davidson pinned Trenton Riley 0:45
145: Sam Eastes pinned Brayden Hicks 0:38
152: Logan Salatin was pinned by Hank Williams 0:28
160: Dalton Garrison decision Hunter Darnell 11-4
170: Kile Holland pinned Mikey Molloy 0:51
182: Jevon Bays-King won by forfeit
195: Logan Current pinned Landen Rutledge 1:14
West Clermont 36 Wilmington 29
106: Jaden Snyder won by forfeit
113: Thane McCoy won over Brian Hertel by injury default
120: Carson Hibbs decisioned Phoenix Simpson 8-1
126: Donovan Butler won by tech fall over William Kohus 16-1
132: Lee Lynch was pinned by Jake Ransbottom 3:43
138: Domonic Davidson pinned Dylan Smith 1:40
145: Sam Eastes was decisioned by Ryan Walker 9-2
152: Logan Salatin was pinned by William Turner 1:27
160: Dalton Garrison was decisioned by Logan Eads 10-9
170: Kile Holland decisioned Noah Mirick 5-4
182: Jevon Bays-King was decisioned by Tyler Taktak 5-2
195: Logan Current was pinned by Luke Mentzel 1:19
220: Jayden Doyle was decisioned by Jacob DiCarlo 3-1
285: Michael Reynolds was pinned by Jaxson Frysinger 3:31
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