Strong GCL South Contingent At District Wrestling

02/26/2016

Posted on 2/26/2016 4:32 p.m.

First Two Sessions Scheduled For Today at Trent Arena In Kettering

A total of 32 wrestlers from the four Greater Catholic League South Division schools are looking for strong performances and a berth to state when the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Division I Wrestling Championships get underway this afternoon at Trent Arena in Kettering.  The first session is set to begin at 4 p.m., followed by the second session at 7:30.

Gates open at 3 p.m., and admission is $6 for each of the first two sessions.   Two sessions are also scheduled for Saturday, the first to begin at 10 a.m.  Admission is also $6 to this session.  The finals are scheduled for 6 p.m.  Admission is $7 for that session.  Trent Arena is located at 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering 45429.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class at district qualify for the state tournament, which is scheduled for March 3-5 at the Schottenstein Center on The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus.  A total of 32 wrestlers from the four GCL South teams will compete in the district tournament.

Here is a look at the GCL South wrestlers set to compete at district, listed by school with their records entering today’s first session.  Sectional champions are also indicated.  Elder and Moeller competed in the Lebanon Sectional, while La Salle and St. Xavier wrestled at Hamilton.

Elder (9):  113 pounds – D.J. Melillo (18-16); Chucky Lipps (23-14); 126 – Austin Murphy (36-4), sectional champion; 132 – Nino Salamone (29-9); 138 – Jake Meridieth (18-12); 145 – Samuel Williams (31-6), sectional champion; 160 – Robby Oswald (27-11); 170 – Ti’Ric Evans (38-2), sectional champion; 285 – Alex Moore-Nash (18-7).

La Salle (9):  106 pounds – Lucas Byrd (28-7); 120 – Jared Thiemann (31-11); 126 – Trey Sizemore (22-9); 132 – Corey Shie (45-3), sectional champion; 138 – Eric Beck (36-5), sectional champion; 145 – Hunter Perdue (28-9); 160 – Blake Wilson (26-6); 170 – Michael Baker (32-7), sectional champion; 182 – Garrett Bledsoe (22-98), sectional champion.

Moeller (10):  113 pounds – Jordan Ward (27-7), sectional champion; 120 – Mitchell Moore (19-17); 138 – Jake Thompson (23-8), sectional champion; 145 – Tiese Gideon (21-16); 152 – Jacoby Ward (31-5); 170 – Brett Bryant (19-9); 182 – Sam Wyche (23-9); 195 – Trevor Hankins (17-7); 220 – Jack Meyer (35-3), sectional champion; 285 – Joe Hensley (30-6), sectional champion.

St. Xavier (4):  126 pounds – Nick Falke (15-6); 152 – Connor Yauss (38-11), sectional champion; 170 – Jack Heyob (19-16); 220 – Mike Gerbus (29-6).