Louisville Wrestling Claims Top Seed for Team Tournament February 2
The Louisville Leopards Wrestling Team has claimed the top overall seed for the Division II, Region 12 Dual Team Tournament. The Leopards earned a bye in the first round and will take on the winner of #8 Seed Marlington and #9 Seed Norton in the Regional Quarterfinals on Saturday, February 2 at Alliance High School.
Louisville won on the road at Marlington 55-12 earlier this season on December 13. The Leopards have not competed against Norton in a dual match in recent history. Although incomplete, our records indicate the last time LHS went up against the Panthers was on December 15, 1979 in a tri-match with the Archbishop Hoban Knights. Louisville defeated Norton 42-25 before falling to Hoban 35-12.
Other top seeds include the Lisbon Beaver Local Beavers, Canfield Cardinals, and Steubenville Big Red. The Leopards fell to the #2 Seed Lisbon Beaver Local in their most recent match on January 24 after the draw was already complete. The 35-27 defeat is Louisville’s only loss of the season.
The Leopards defeated #3 Seed Cardinals 35-34 on a tie-breaker back on January 16. The two programs have a lot of familiarity as they have met on he mat in each of the past three seasons. Canfield defeated Louisville 33-31 in the Regional Championship match last season to earn a trip to state. The only scenario where the two squads could meet in this year’s tournament is in that same Regional Final match Saturday Night.
Overall the Leopards are 3-1 in dual matches against Region 12 teams. Louisville also defeated #5 seed West Branch 49-22 back on December 22 in a battle of former NBC rivals. The Warriors and Leopards could potentially rematch in the Regional Semifinals if West Branch can upset #4 Steubenville in a potential Quarterfinal matchup.
Division II, Region 12 Dual Team
Wrestling Tournament Bracket 2019
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DII, Region 12 Dual Team
Wrestling Tournament Schedule 2019
(at Alliance High School – Weigh-Ins at 8:00 AM)
Match 1: Louisville Bye
Match 2: #8 Marlington Vs. #9 Norton
Match 3: #5 West Branch Vs. #12 Salem
Match 4: #4 Steubenville Vs. #13 Coventry
Match 5: #3 Canfield Vs. #14 Harrison Central
Match 6: #6 Alliance Vs. #11 Streetsboro
Match 7: #7 Minerva Vs. #10 Indian Creek
Match 8: #2 Lisbon Beaver Local Vs. #15 Akron Archbishop Hoban
Quarterfinal 1: #1 Louisville Vs. #8 Marlington/#9 Norton
Quarterfinal 2: #4 Steubenville/#13 Coventry Vs. #5 West Branch/#12 Salem
Quarterfinal 3: #3 Canfield/#14 Harrison Central Vs. #6 Alliance/#11 Streetsboro
Quarterfinal 4: #2 Lisbon Beaver Local/#15 Hoban Vs. #7 Minerva/#10 Indian Creek
(Winner to State Quarterfinals on February 10)
DII, Region 12 Dual Team
Wrestling Tournament Seed Order
2. Lisbon Beaver Local
5. West Branch
10. Indian Creek
14. Harrison Central
15. Akron Archbishop Hoban
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