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Leopards Finish Team Tournament as Regional Runner-Ups – Wrestling

Louisville Leopards Wrestling 2018 Regional Runner-Ups

DII, Regional 12 Team Wrestling Tournament

Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio AdThe Louisville Leopards Wrestling Team competed in the Division II, Regional 12 Team Tournament held at Canfield High School Wednesday Night. Louisville defeated the Lisbon Beaver Local Beavers 42-24 in the Regional Semifinals before dropping a 33-31 heartbreaker against the host Canfield Cardinals. With these results, the Leopards are now 7-4 on the season and finish as Regional Runner-Ups.

Regional Semifinal:
Louisville 42, Lisbon Beaver Local 24

The Leopards upset the Sub-Region 12-A Top Seed Beaver Local Beavers 42-24 in the Region 12 Semifinals to punch their ticket to the Regional Title match against the host Canfield Cardinals.

Louisville Leopards Navy Blue Hoodie Established 1924 - Beatty's Sports Fall 2017Louisville dominated out of the gate in taking a 12-0 lead off pins by Garett Lautzenheiser (106) and Ryan Jakubiak (113). After surrendering a forfeit in the 120 match to Beaver Local’s Cole McComas, Davin Rhoads (126) got the Leopards back to their winning ways with a 5-0 shutout to put LHS up 15-6.

The Beavers answered back when Skyler Lasure edged out a 7-6 decision in the 132 match. Then Louisville extended their advantage to 24-9 with a pin by Daniel Kennedy (138) and a 12-9 decision from Jax Leonard (145).

Beaver Local won 3 of the next 4 matchups to cut their deficit to 30-24. Jared Wright (152) earned a 6-1 decision and both Logan Krulik (160) and Chad Mays (182) pinned their LHS opponents. The lone Leopard winner through that segment was Brent Paulus (170) who claimed victory by fall as well.

With the match up for grabs, Louisville won each of the final three matches to advance to their first ever team regional final. Zach Thatcher (195) earned a 6-4 decision, Blake Robbins (220) won by decision 7-2, and Riley Brendle (285) capped off the night with a pin in the heavyweight match.

The 42-24 Leopards victory also avenged their earlier 33-23 loss to Beaver Local on opening night.

Regional Championship:
Canfield 33, Louisville 31

It was a tale of two runs in a momentum filled Regional Championship match between Louisville and host Canfield.

Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio AdThe Leopards won 6 of the first 8 matches to build a commanding 25-6 lead. Davin Rhoads (120) and Jax Leonard (152) each won by pin to lead Louisville. Carter Mickley (138) also earned a 17-7 major decision and the trio of Garett Lautzenheiser (106), Ryan Jakubiak (113), and Quintin Scheetz (132) all won by decision for LHS. Canfield’s two decisions included McCoy Watkins (126) 4-2 and Eric El-Hayek (145) 5-3.

The momentum shifted in favor of the host team and the Leopards lead quickly evaporated. The Cardinals would win the next 5 matches in scoring 27 straight points to clinch the match at 33-25. Ben Cutrer (160) won by pin to start the run before Anthony D’Alesio (170) earned a hard fought 7-4 decision. Pins by David Crawford (182) and Nick Crawford (195) gave the Cardinals their first lead of the match at 27-25. Finally, Tyler Stein (220) put the match away with another pin after that to send the Canfield faithful into a frenzy.

With the match decided, the Cardinals intentionally forfeited the heavyweight match to the Leopards Riley Brendle to finalize the score at 33-31. Canfield heads to the OHSAA Team Wrestling State Tournament on Sunday, February 11 at Ohio State’s St. John Arena in Columbus. Louisville ends their deepest run since the Team Tournament was established in 2013.


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DII, Region 12 Box Scores

Regional Semifinals

LEOPARDS 42, BEAVERS 24

106 Garett Lautzenheiser 9 (Louisville) pin Colton Dugan 9 (Lis. Beaver) | LHS 6, BLHS 0
113 Ryan Jakubiak 12 (Louisville) pin John Woodburn 9 (Lis. Beaver) | LHS 12, BLHS 0
120 Cole McComas 10 (Lis. Beaver) forfeit (Louisville) Forfeit 6 | LHS 12, BLHS 6
126 Davin Rhoads 9 (Louisville) dec. Devon Salsberry 9 (Lis. Beaver) Dec 5-0, | LHS 15, BLHS 6
132 Skyler Lasure 10 (Lis. Beaver) dec. Carter Mickley 10 (Louisville) Dec 7-6 | LHS 15, BLHS 9
138 Daniel Kennedy 9 (Louisville) pin Damien Emmert 12 (Lis. Beaver) | LHS 21, BLHS 9
145 Jax Leonard 10 (Louisville) dec. Beau Smith 11 (Lis. Beaver) Dec 12-9 | LHS 24, BLHS 9
152 Jared Wright 11 (Lis. Beaver) dec. Jordan Thompson 11 (Louisville) Dec 6-1 | LHS 24, BLHS 12
160 Logan Krulik 9 (Lis. Beaver) pin J.D. Spitaleri 9 (Louisville) | LHS 24, BLHS 18
170 Brent Paulus 10 (Louisville) pin Christian Lerussi 11 (Lis. Beaver) | LHS 30, BLHS 18
182 Chad Mays 12 (Lis. Beaver) pin Lathan Larsen 9 (Louisville) | LHS 30, BLHS 24
195 Zach Thatcher 12 (Louisville) dec. Chad Mays 12 (Lis. Beaver) Dec 6-4 | LHS 33, BLHS 24
220 Blake Robbins 10 (Louisville) dec. Daniel Wirth 10 (Lis. Beaver) Dec 7-2 | LHS 36, BLHS 24
285 Riley Brendle 11 (Louisville) pin Alec Post 11 (Lis. Beaver) | LHS 42, BLHS 24

CARDINALS 49, WARRIORS 22

106 Ethan Fletcher 9 (Canfield) pin Tyler Hicks 9 (West Branch) 0: 6
113 Nick Barber 9 (Canfield) pin Kenny Morris 10 (West Branch) 0: 6
120 Ronald Angelilli 9 (Canfield) forfeit (West Branch) Forfeit 6
126 McCoy Watkins 10 (Canfield) pin Brock Butcher 10 (West Branch) 0: 6
132 Thomas Caserta 11 (West Branch) dec. Aidan Burcsak 11 (Canfield) Dec 4-0 3
138 Eric El-Hayek 12 (Canfield) pin Gage Bickley 10 (West Branch) 0: 6
145 Brock Wilke 11 (West Branch) pin Giovanni Dunlap 12 (Canfield) 0: 6
152 Dylan Miller 12 (West Branch) dec. David Reinhart 11 (Canfield) md15-5 4
160 Peter Biery 12 (West Branch) dec. Seth Hull 10 (Canfield) Dec 9-4 3
170 Anthony D’Alesio 10 (Canfield) dec. Neil Ginnetti 11 (West Branch) Dec 9-2 3
182 David Crawford 12 (Canfield) pin Spencer Hoops 12 (West Branch) 0: 6
195 Kenny Marra 9 (West Branch) forfeit (Canfield) Forfeit 6
220 Tyler Stein 11 (Canfield) pin Lucas Woolf 12 (West Branch) 0: 6
285 Daniel Kapalko 12 (Canfield) dec. Jacob Hurst 10 (West Branch) md11-2 4

Regional Championship

CARDINALS 33, LEOPARDS 31

106 Garett Lautzenheiser 9 (Louisville) dec. Ethan Fletcher 9 (Canfield) Dec 6-2 | LHS 3, CHS 0
113 Ryan Jakubiak 12 (Louisville) dec. Nick Barber 9 (Canfield) Dec 6-1 3 | LHS 6, CHS 0
120 Davin Rhoads 9 (Louisville) pin Ronald Angelilli 9 (Canfield) | LHS 12, CHS 0
126 McCoy Watkins 10 (Canfield) dec. Logan Vanicek 10 (Louisville) Dec 4-2 | LHS 12, CHS 3
132 Quintin Scheetz 12 (Louisville) dec. Aidan Burcsak 11 (Canfield) Dec 2-0 | LHS 15, CHS 3
138 Carter Mickley 10 (Louisville) dec. Giovanni Dunlap 12 (Canfield) Maj. Dec 17-7 | LHS 19, CHS 3
145 Eric El-Hayek 12 (Canfield) dec. Daniel Kennedy 9 (Louisville) Dec 5-3 | LHS 19, CHS 6
152 Jax Leonard 10 (Louisville) pin David Reinhart 11 (Canfield) | LHS 25, CHS 6
160 Ben Cutrer 11 (Canfield) pin J.D. Spitaleri 9 (Louisville) | LHS 25, CHS 12
170 Anthony D’Alesio 10 (Canfield) dec. Brent Paulus 10 (Louisville) Dec 7-4 | LHS 25, CHS 15
182 David Crawford 12 (Canfield) pin Lathan Larsen 9 (Louisville) | LHS 25, CHS 21
195 Nick Crawford 10 (Canfield) pin Zach Thatcher 12 (Louisville) | LHS 25, CHS 27
220 Tyler Stein 11 (Canfield) pin Blake Robbins 10 (Louisville) | LHS 25, CHS 33
285 Riley Brendle 11 (Louisville) forfeit (Canfield) Forfeit | LHS 31, CHS 33

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