The Leopards claimed their first ever outright NBC Title with a 61-15 victory at Canton South Thursday. Garett Lautzenheiser, Ryan Jakubiak, Davin Rhoads, Logan Vanicek, Daniel Kennedy, Brent Paulus, and Blake Robbins all had pins to lead Louisville who finished the season 10-4 overall.
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Louisville demolished visiting Salem 72-9 to clinch a share of their first NBC Title in 21 years. Quintin Scheetz, Carter Mickley, Daniel Kennedy, Zach Thatcher, and Riley Brendle all won by pin to lead the Leopards.
The Louisville Leopards Wrestling Team honored their 2018 Seniors before Thursday’s match agains the Salem Quakers.
The Leopards built a 30-0 lead at the start before rolling to a 44-24 road victory over the Warriors. Garett Lautzenheiser, Ryan Jakubiak, and Blake Robbins all won by pin to lead NBC undeated Louisville.
Louisville avenged an earlier season loss with a 42-24 victory over the Beaver Local Beavers in the Regional Semifinals. The Leopards built a 25-6 lead in the Regional Final before the host Canfield Cardinals stormed back to win 33-31.
The Leopards massacred the Salem Quakers 75-4 in the Semifinals before earning a 40-25 victory over the host Alliance Aviators to claim the Division II, Sub-Region 12-A title and advance to the Regional Tournament. Louisville is now 6-2 on the season.
Garett Lautzenheiser, Jax Leonard, and Carter Mickley all went undefeated and took first to lead Louisville. 10 Different Leopards placed during the tournament with Ryan Jakubiak and Davin Rhoads also taking 2nd.
The Leopards scored the final 18 points of the contest to stun the 3-time defending champion Carrollton Warriors 33-28. Riley Brendle earned a key overtime win in the heavyweight match and Carter Mickley, Garett Lautzenheiser, & Ryan Jakubiak all won by pin.
Garett Lautzenheiser went undefeated to take the 106 title in leading Louisville to a 4th place finish as a team. Jax Leonard also placed 3rd and Davin Rhoads claimed 4th in their brackets.
Jax Leonard and Blake Robbins each won by pin to lead the Leopards to a 36-27 road victory against the Lions. Ryan Jakubiak and Garett Lautzenheiser also each won by technical fall for NBC unbeaten Louisville.