Boldman 1st, Hurricane 6th at Edgewood

By Mark Huber -

TRENTON — With Jacob Boldman as the lone champion, the Wilmington High School wrestling team finished 6th Saturday at the 2-day Edgewood Invitational.

LaSalle won the tournament and was followed by Dixie, Preble Shawnee, Edgewood and Milford. The following teams finished behind Wilmington, in order, Troy, Madison, Miamisburg, Simon Kenton (Ky.), Sycamore, Little Miami, Xenia, Northwest, Turpin, Wayne, Talawanda, Carlisle, Purcell Marian, Monroe and Amelia.

Boldman was seeded 3rd at 132 pounds going into the tournament but won his championship match 10-6 over Keyon Huntley of Northwest. Huntley was a Div. I state qualifier a season ago.

“It came down to the wire in the last period and Jacob had to dig deep,” said WHS head coach Kelly Tolliver. “Jacob had a great tournament but we still have some work to do.”

Allister Brausch was 4th at 160 pounds and RJ Tolliver was 4th at 182 pounds.

Of Brausch, Tolliver said, “He had some tough matches and lost a close finals match by a point (5-4). We are in a good place, though, and Allister will build on this experience. He is a super resilient athlete and always uses these experiences to get better.”

Of Tolliver, the WHS coach said, “We have seen some real improvement here and look forward to seeing what he is going to accomplish in the coming weeks.” Tolliver was un-seeded going into the tournament.

Also placing after being unseeded for the Hurricane: Cameron Smart 6th at 106, Sawyer Garrison 5th at 113, Jordan Pierce 6th at 120 and Gage Smith 6th at 220.

By Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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