Poyser Takes 5th at State Wrestling Meet
The Wrestling season came to a close this past weekend with Louisville’s lone participant, Lucas Poyser, traveling to Columbus for the State Meet. Poyser captured fifth place in the 160-pound weight class after defeating Millersburg West Holme’s Marshall Overholt by a 14-5 major decision in the final bout.
Poyser started the tournament strong by pinning Wilmington’s Michael Burge at the 4:37 mark. However, disaster struck in the quarterfinals as Lexington’s Brad Metz ended Poyser’s chance to win state by a 2-0 decision.
In the consolation bracket, Poyser won a 5-2 decision over Southeast’s Tylor Brokaw and won a 16-1 technical fall against Monroe’s Chris Wilson.
In the consolation semifinals the Leopard star re-matched with Minerva’s Scott Boyce. Poyser won earlier in the year by an 8-3 decision over Boyce. This time fortunes were reversed and Boyce handed Poyser a 6-5 defeat. Boyce would go on to claim third place, while Poyser finished 5th.
The NBC Wrestler of the year finished his senior season with a record of 32-3. His only other loss outside of the tournament came earlier this year against the 160-pound champion Issac Jordan of St. Paris Graham Local.
Lucas Poyser (160)
1st Round- Won by 4:37 Fall over Michael Burge (Wilmington)
Quarterfinals- Lost by 2-0 Decision to Brad Metz (Lexington)
Consolation Round 2 – Won by 5-2 Decision over Tylor Brokaw (Southeast)
Consolation Quarterfinals – Won by 16-1 Technical Fall over Chris Wilson (Monroe)
Consolation Semifinals – Lost by 6-5 Decision to Scott Boyce (Minerva)
5th/6th Place Bout – Won by 14-5 Major Decision over Marshall Overholt (West Holmes)