LEES CREEK – Wilmington’s Rodger O. Borror Middle School wrestling team finished a close second Saturday at the SBAAC Middle School Wrestling Championship at East Clinton High School.
Blanchester finished fifth overall, the highest of any of the National Division schools while East Clinton was sixth and Clinton-Massie eighth.
Clinton County had nine weight class champions in the event.
For the Rodger O. Borror squad, Thane McCoy at 92, Devon Snyder at 98, Carson Hibbs at 104 and Alexander Smith at 172 were champions.
Champions for Blanchester were Carson Curless at 122 and Cody Kidd at 160.
For East Clinton, Ethan Kessler at 205 and Jacob Cubbage at 245 were first-place finishers.
The top wrestler for Clinton-Massie was Gatlin Newkirk who won the 80-pound title.
February 9 2019
SBAAC JH Wrestling Championship
@East Clinton High School
Western Brown 166.5 Wilmington 165 Batavia 122.5 New Richmond 113 Blanchester 99 East Clinton 70.5 Williamsburg 48 Clinton-Massie 44 Bethel-Tate 35 Goshen 21 Clermont Northeastern 17
First Place matches (NOTE: Only weight classes with Clinton County wrestlers are listed)
80: Gatlin Newkirk (CM) pin Dillion Jacobs (NR) 0:35
86: Tate Bein (BA) tech. fall Jaden Snyder (W) 15-0
92: Thane McCoy (W) maj. dec. Cole Moorman (CM) 11-0
98: Devon Snyder (W) pin Hunter Smith (BL) 2:03
104: Carson Hibbs (W) maj. dec. Adian Begley (BL) 10-1
110: Nate Kulbe (WB) pin Kaleb Bauman (EC) 0:44
116: Nathan Rice (WB) pin Dylan Short (BL) 4:29
122: Carson Curless (BL) pin Brayden Day (WB) 0:51
160: Cody Kidd (BL) pin Dakota Applegate (WBG) 0:34
172: Alexander Smith (W) maj. dec. Elijah Massengill (WB) 11-2
205: Ethan Kessler (EC) pin Korbin Dearing (BT) 0:22
245: Jacob Cubbage (EC) pin Garrett Steinmetz (W) 2:00
Third Place matches
98: Wyatt Eppert (BA) pin Lukas Runk (EC) 0:48
104: Austin Shepherd (BA) dec. Cooper Rack (EC) 8-2
110: Zach Westendorf (G) dec. Trey Martin (CM) 7-6
128: Gage Davis (W) pin Andrew Hawkins (NR) 0:31
134: Kaison Dodge (W) pin Gabe Cope (G) 1:42
205: P.J. Mcknight (W) pin Nathiel Royse (WB) 0:33