BACK-TO-BACK! Poyser Wins 2nd Straight District Crown!
Lucas Poyser defeated Walsh Jesuit’s Dominic Scarberry by a 6-3 decision in the 160-pound weight class championship bout to claim his second straight Division II District Title at Alliance High School Saturday evening.
Poyser had the only takedown of the match early on and he held his lead throughout. With the win, Poyser is now 28-1 on the season, but has a bigger goal in mind…a state crown.
Poyser started his district championship run by getting an easy 0:41 pin in the first round against Fairless’s David Arnold. He then used two takedowns to win his final Friday match by a 5-4 decision over CVCA’s Tyler Maclellan.
In the District Semifinal against Ricky Kochert, Poyser did everything but pin the young man from Chagrin Falls. Four takedowns, 10 nearfall points, and 2 reversals later and the NBC Player of the year was storming into the championship round with a 22-6 technical fall victory.
Poyser defeated Crestwood’s Mitchel Porter in overtime to claim the Division II Firestone District Title in the 152-pound weight class last year.
NEXT UP: Those individual wrestlers who qualified for State Meet will compete in the State Tournament at the Schottenstein Center’s Auxiliary Gymnasium in Columbus on Thursday, March 1 to Saturday, March 3.
Dakota Oliver (106)
1st Round- Won by 21-8 Major Decision over Michael Fagan (Coventry)
Quarterfinals- Lost by 16-0 Technical Fall to Ryan Bennett (CVCA)
Consolation Round 2- Won by 2-0 Decision over John Chell (SVSM)
Consolation Quarterfinals- Lost by 6-0 Decision to Zach Gibson (Southeast)
Todd Bradley (113)
1st Round- Lost by 1:04 Fall to Anthony Tutolo (Lake Catholic)
Consolation 1st Round- Lost by 3:50 Fall to Stefan Plevris (Walsh Jesuit)
Logan O’brien (132)
1st Round- Lost by 26-10 Technical Fall to Ryan Skonieczny (SVSM)
Consolation 1st Round- Lost by 8-2 Decision to Danny Shannon (Geneva)
Lucas Poyser (160)
1st Round- Won by 4-1 Decision over David Arnold (Fairless)
Quarterfinals- Won by 5-4 Decision over Tyler Maclellan (CVCA)
Semifinals- Won by 22-6 Technical Fall over Ricky Kochert (Chagrin Falls)
Championship- Won by 6-3 Decision over Dominic Scarberry (Walsh Jesuit)