Record 5 Leopards Qualify for State Meet, Leonard Wins District Title – Wrestling

Jax Leonard District Champion 2018 - Louisville Leopards Wrestling

Louisville – 130 (5th Out of 43)

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Wrestlers Competed at the DII Alliance District Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday at Alliance High School. The Leopards scored 130 points to place 5th in the District. Seven different Louisville wrestlers placed and 5 of those punched their ticket to the State Meet next week in Columbus.

Louisville Leopards Light Blue Hoodie Established 1924 - Beatty's Sports Fall 2017Jax Leonard went an undefeated 4-0 for the weekend in earning the 145 District Title. Leonard dominated the championship match by earning a 14-4 major decision over CVCA’s Justin West. The key match in Leonard’s title run was a 2-1 decision over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Jacob Potok in the second round.

Ryan Jakubiak also battled his way to the 113 District Championship match. Jakubiak won on a late pin in the opening round before earning single point decisions in the next two rounds. His 7-6 decision over CVCA’s Matthew Williams sent him to the finals against West Branch’s Christian Wayt. Jakubiak was edged 5-3 in the final matchup.

Other state qualifiers included Garett Lautzenheiser (106), David Rhoads (120), and Blake Robbins (220). Lautzenheiser defeated Revere’s Nick Gayner by a 9-2 decision to place 3rd. Rhoads also claimed third after earning a 4-2 decision over Aurora’s Kyle Petersen in the finals. Finally, Robbins defeated Hoban’s Jacob Petit by 7-1 decision before falling in the finals to CVCA’s Breslin Walker by an 8-2 decision to claim 4th place.

The 5 Louisville state qualifiers is a new single season school record. It eclipses the previous record of 3 Leopards individual state qualifiers set by nine different LHS teams (1977, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2006, 2010, 2017).

Two other Louisville wrestlers also placed during Saturday’s District Meet. Riley Brendle earned a thrilling 5-1 decision in double overtime against Norton’s Ben Hornacek to capture 5th in the heavyweight finals. Daniel Kennedy also claimed 6th after competing in the 138 finals.

The Canfield Cardinals won the District with 169.5 total points. Canfield also won the Team Tournament District Title 33-31 over Louisville back on January 31. The CVCA Royals took second with 163.5 points, St. Vincent-St. Mary claimed third with 137.5 points, and the Lake Catholic Cougars took 4th just ahead of the Leopards at 133 points. 

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Canfield 169.5, 2. CVCA 163.5, 3. St. Vincent-St. Mary 137.5, 4. Lake Catholic 133, 5. Louisville 130, 6. Aurora 113, 7. Alliance 68, 8. West Branch 66, 9. Woodridge 66, 10. Norton 59, 11. Cloverleaf 58.5, 12. Perry 48, 13. Coventry 46.5, 14. Revere 43, 15. Chardon 41.5, 16. Howland 38, 17. Tallmadge 37.5, 18. Girard 34.5, 19. Jefferson Area 30, 20. Akron Springfield 29, 21. Streetsboro 27, 22. Archbishop Hoban 26, 23. Geneva 24, 24. Southeast 18, 25. Orange 17, 26. Field 13.5, 27. Ashland Edgewood 12, 28. Conneaut 10, 29. University School 7, 30. Canton South 5, Marlington 5, Salem 5, 33. Akron Buchtel 3, Hubbard 3, Glenville 3, Harvey 3, West Geauga 3, 38. Warrensville 2.5, 39. Ravenna 1, 40. Chagrin Falls 0, Chardon NDCL 0, Cleveland JFK 0, Poland Seminary 0.

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next compete at the 2018 OHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament held at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus on March 8-10. The State Meet Schedule includes: 

  • Thursday, March 8
    • 2:00pm – Doors open
    • 3:00pm – Session #1 starts (Championship Preliminaries & Consolation Round 1)
  • Friday, March 9
    • 9:00am – Doors open
    • 10:00am – Session #2 starts (Quarterfinals & Consolations Round 2)
    • 5:30pm – Doors open
    • 6:30pm – Session #3 starts (Semifinals & Consolation Quarterfinals)
  • Saturday, March 10
    • 9:00am – Doors open
    • 10:00am – Session #4 starts (Consolations)
    • 4:15pm – Doors open
    • 5:30pm – Session #5 starts (All Finals)


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DII Alliance District Tournament Results for Louisville

1064Garett Lautzenheiser-9LouisvillePin1:31Jayden Sabol-9Geneva5-01
106114Garett Lautzenheiser-9LouisvillePin1:33Antwan Sagaris-9Aurora6-12
106281Kyle Rowan-10PerryDecGarett Lautzenheiser-9Louisville5-24
106337Garett Lautzenheiser-9LouisvilleDecJason Mayes-11Jefferson Area5-35
106366Garett Lautzenheiser-9LouisvilleDecEthan Fletcher-9Canfield9-26
1139Ryan Jakubiak-12LouisvillePin5:52Nick Gayner-9Revere7-01
113121Ryan Jakubiak-12LouisvilleDecAnthony Trivisono-9Lake Cath.5-42
113285Ryan Jakubiak-12LouisvilleDecMatthew Williams-10CVCA7-64
113370Christian Wayt-11West BranchDecRyan Jakubiak-12Louisville5-36
12024Davin Rhoads-9LouisvillePin1:19Joe Colman-11Southeast4-01
120132Dominic Carone-12StreetsboroDecDavin Rhoads-9Louisville4-32
120233Davin Rhoads-9LouisvillePin0:42Marcus Durden-9Glenville2-03
120291Davin Rhoads-9LouisvilleDecSam Vansickle-9Akron SVSM8-54
120341Davin Rhoads-9LouisvilleDecHunter Ryan-12Lake Cath.4-35
120376Davin Rhoads-9LouisvilleDecKyle Petersen-11Aurora4-26
12627Hunter Olson-11Akron SVSMPin0:35Logan Vanicek-10Louisville2-01
126142Logan Vanicek-10LouisvilleDecNashawn Gaffney-10Alliance1-02
126238Mccoy Watkins-10CanfieldDecLogan Vanicek-10Louisville6-13
13235Carter Mickley-10LouisvilleDecAidan Burcsak-11Canfield11-41
132146Jordan Decatur-11CVCAPin1:49Carter Mickley-10Louisville4-12
132243Zach Berdysz-12PerryDecCarter Mickley-10Louisville8-23
13844Daniel Kennedy-9LouisvilleMajDecNathan Webster-12Harvey12-41
138154Andy Garr-11AuroraTechFallDaniel Kennedy-9Louisville15-02
138247Daniel Kennedy-9LouisvilleDecSimon Taraska-9Lake Cath.11-73
138304Daniel Kennedy-9LouisvilleDecZayne Lehman-9Revere11-44
138348Cole Bailey-12SoutheastDecDaniel Kennedy-9Louisville3-25
138392Austin Pownall-9CVCADecDaniel Kennedy-9Louisville6-26
14553Jax Leonard-10LouisvilleMajDecEthan Ducca-10Chardon9-11
145163Jax Leonard-10LouisvilleDecJacob Potok-11Akron SVSM2-12
145306Jax Leonard-10LouisvilleDecDakota Ryan-11Lake Cath.7-04
145395Jax Leonard-10LouisvilleMajDecJustin West-12CVCA14-46
15260Will Mcghee-11AuroraTechFallJordan Thompson-11Louisville17-21
152174Jordan Thompson-11LouisvillePin4:09Logan Bell-10Alliance8-12
152254Isaac Yoho-12WoodridgePin0:38Jordan Thompson-11Louisville2-03
17074Brent Paulus-10LouisvillePin1:33Aiden Cardaman-12Geneva6-11
170185Spencer Robinson-12WoodridgePin1:21Brent Paulus-10Louisville3-22
170264Brent Paulus-10LouisvillePin0:27Mat Bateman-12Conneaut2-03
170320Richie Eyre-11TallmadgeDecBrent Paulus-10Louisville5-44
220101Blake Robbins-10LouisvillePin1:46Noah Carlozzi-11Chardon4-01
220211Brandon Matlock-12HowlandDecBlake Robbins-10Louisville3-02
220274Blake Robbins-10LouisvilleDecDante Leone-11Aurora6-03
220331Blake Robbins-10LouisvilleDecAlan Christine-12Conneaut3-14
220361Blake Robbins-10LouisvillePin4:58Jacob Petit-11Hoban7-15
220426Breslin Walker-10CVCADecBlake Robbins-10Louisville8-26
285106Riley Brendle-11LouisvillePin3:00Adam Neill-12Akron SVSM6-21
285217Daniel Kapalko-12CanfieldDecRiley Brendle-11Louisville8-42
285280Riley Brendle-11LouisvilleDecAlec Gonzalez-10Perry1-03
285336Riley Brendle-11LouisvillePin2:20Matt Holman-10CVCA4-04
285364Chris Julian-12HowlandPin3:45Riley Brendle-11Louisville2-05
285432Riley Brendle-11LouisvilleDecBen Hornacek-12Norton5-16

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