GCL South Wrestlers Enjoy Solid Sectional Weekend

02/21/2016

Posted on 2/21/2016 at 5:37 p.m.

Elder, Moeller Finish 2-3 At Lebanon; La Salle Takes Second In Hamilton

It was a successful Saturday for Greater Catholic League South Division wrestlers, as Elder and Moeller finished second and third, respectively, behind Fairfield in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I Sectional Tournament at Lebanon High School.  La Salle came in second behind Mason in the other Cincinnati-area sectional competition held at Hamilton High School, with St. Xavier finishing in fifth place.

In all, the four GCL South schools will advance a total of 32 wrestlers to the OHSAA Southwest District Wrestling Championships to be held Friday and Saturday at Trent Arena in Kettering.  GCL South wrestlers captured 12 weight-class sectional championships, with La Salle and Moeller wrestlers each winning four titles at their respective sectional meets.  The top four placers from each sectional weight class advance to the district competition.

Mason – which had five sectional champions – f finished first in the Hamilton sectional, with 257.0 points, followed by La Salle with 193.5.  Glen Este (193.0), Harrison (153.5) and St. Xavier (104.0) rounded out the top five finishers. Corey Shie (132 pounds), Eric Beck (138), Michael Baker (170) and Garrett Bledsoe (182) each won sectional titles from La Salle, while Connor Yauss (152) was victorious from St. Xavier.

Fairfield, which had six of its wrestlers in the finals and won two sectional titles, finished first in the Lebanon sectional, with 219.0 points.  The Indians were followed closely by Elder, with 212.5 points, and Moeller, with 202.  Moeller had four wrestlers earn sectional titles – Jordan Ward (113 pounds), Jake Thompson (138), Jack Meyer (220) and Joe Hensley (285), while Elder captured three crowns – Austin Murphy (126), Samuel Williams (145) and Ti’Ric Evans (170).

Here are the GCL South wrestlers advancing to the district meet, listed by sectional and school with their weight class, record and class.  For complete results of the Division I sectionals held at Hamilton and Lebanon, visit www.baumspage.com.

District Qualifiers (Hamilton Sectional)
La Salle (9):  106 pounds – Lucas Byrd (28-7), freshman; 120 – Jared Thiemann (31-11), senior; 126 – Trey Sizemore (22-9), freshman; 132 – Corey Shie (35-3), junior; 138 – Eric Beck (36-5), junior; 145 – Hunter Perdue (28-9), junior; 160 – Blake Wilson (26-6), sophomore; 170 – Michael Baker (32-7), freshman; 182 – Garrett Bledsoe (22-9), freshman.  St. Xavier (4):  126 pounds – Nick Falke (15-6), senior; 152 – Connor Yauss (38-11), junior; 170 – Jack Heyob, sophomore (19-16); 220 – Mike Gerbus (29-6), senior.

District Qualifiers (Lebanon Sectional)
Elder (9):  113 pounds – D.J. Melillo (18-16), freshman; 120 – Chucky Lipps (23-14), sophomore; 126 – Austin Murphy (36-4), sophomore; 132 – Nino Salamone (29-9), junior; 138 – Jake Meridieth (18-12), junior; 145 – Samuel Williams (31-6), senior; 160 – Robby Oswald (27-11), senior; 170 – Ti’Ric Evans (38-2), sophomore; 285 – Alex Moore-Nash (18-7), sophomore.  Moeller (10):  113 pounds – Jordan Ward (27-7), freshman; 120 – Mitchell Moore (19-17), sophomore; 138 - Jake Thompson (23-8), sophomore; 145 – Tiese Gideon (21-16), senior; 152 – Jacoby Ward (31-5), senior; 170 – Brett Bryant (19-9), junior; 182 – Sam Wyche (23-9), sophomore; 195 – Trevor Hankins (17-7), sophomore; 220 – Jack Meyer (35-3), senior; 285 – Joe Hensley (30-6), senior.