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Leopards Win Josh Hephner Memorial Tournament – Wrestling

Louisville Leopards Wrestling 1st Place at Josh Hephner Memorial Tournament 2021

Louisville 288.5 (1st Out of 16 Teams)

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My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe Louisville Leopards Wrestling Team competed at the Josh Hephner Memorial Wrestling Tournament Friday at Austintown Fitch High School. The Leopards scored 288.5 team points overall which earned them first place out of 16 competing teams.

Five different Louisville wrestlers won their weight classes led by Pablo Castro (132) who was named tournament MVP. Other champions included Garett Lautzenheiser (126), Brenden Severs (182), Noah Peterson (220), and Cameron Brazek (285).


Castro Named Tournament MVP

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdCastro was named tournament MVP after completing a perfect 5-0 run through the 132 bracket. He won by fall in each of his first four match-ups which included making quick work of Liberty’s Eli Jones in 23 seconds during the quarterfinals and Austintown Fitch’s David Shannon in 50 seconds during the semifinals.

The 132 championship bout featured one of the best matchups of the tournament with two top 5 Division II wrestlers being pinned against each other. The #5 ranked Castro pulled off the upset of #2 ranked Kyren Butler of Copley by a nail-biting 1-0 decision.


Lautzenheiser and Severs Rack Up Team Points

Samantha's Grill AdLautzenheiser took a similar path to his 126 title and eclipsed 150 career victories in the process. He pinned his first four opponents to advance to the 1st place match against Copley’s Canyon Wells, ranked #5 in Division II. The #1 ranked Lautzenheiser was dominate in earning a 19-4 technical fall over Wells to claim first place.

Lautzenheiser’s 33.5 team point total was only eclipsed by Sever’s 34 team points earned after his perfect path through the 182 bracket. The #7 ranked Severs won all five of his matches by fall, which included pinning Austintown Fitch’s Jacob Small in 4:37 during the championship bout. Small was ranked #12 in Division I at 182.


Peterson and Brazek Pass Tough Semifinal Tests

Jenny Can Cleaning AdLouisville was dominate in the upper weight classes as Peterson and Brazek combined to go 10-0 with 5 total pins. The key victory for the #10 ranked Peterson came in the 220 semifinals when he upset Clearfork’s #9 ranked Landon Smith by a close 2-1 decision. Peterson then blanked Springfield Local’s AJ Stallsmith 5-0 in the first place match.

Brazek, ranked #11 in Division II, also passed his toughest test in the heavyweight semifinals. He earned a 5-2 decision over Boardman’s Jake Powell, who came in ranked #7 in Division I. Brazek also shutout his opponent, Mayfield’s Antonio Mangelluzzi, in the championship bout by 4-0 decision.


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Rhoads and Kennedy Place 2nd

Dylan Rhoads (106) and Dan Kennedy (152) both took second place after falling to highly ranked opposition in their first place matches. Rhoads racked up 27 team points in his first four matches before dropping a 3-1 decision to Mayfield’s Vinnie D`Alessandro, Division I’s #1 ranked 106 wrestler. Kennedy also lost his first place match by 3-1 decision after compiling 25.5 team points. He fell to Austintown Fitch’s Tyler Linter, the #8 ranked 152 wrestler in Division I.


13 Leopards Place Individually

Overall 13 of the 14 Leopards placed in the tournament. Dan Adams (113) defeated Southeast’s Mason Amodio by 21-6 technical fall to take third place. Josiah Walker (138) and Josiah Leonard (145) also won their fifth place matches. Walker earned a thrilling 4-3 decision in overtime and Leonard won by fall in his final match of the evening.

Justice Bolyard (195) also won by pin in the first period of his 7th place match. Other Louisville wrestlers placing included Lacy Harvey (120) and Jude Yeager (160) who both took 8th in their respective weight classes. Austin Stauffer (170), the lone Leopard wrestler that did not advance to a placement match, rallied back from two early defeats to earn the equivalent of 10th place.


Louisville On Another Level

The #2 ranked Leopards dominated in convincing fashion scoring 47 more points than the host Austintown Fitch Falcons who came in second with 241.5 team points. The Mayfield Wildcats took third with 210 points and the closest Division II team to Louisville was the #7 ranked Copley Indians who claimed fourth with 187 points.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next compete at the EOWL Tournament held at Austintown Fitch High School on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. 


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Josh Hephner Wrestling Tournament Team Scores

PlaceTeamPoints
1Louisville288.5
2Austintown Fitch241.5
3Mayfield210
4Copley187
5Clear Fork157.5
6Medina149.5
7Hudson137.5
8Jackson (Massillion)137
9Poland119
10Boardman114
11Columbiana111.5
12Southeast105.5
13Ravenna63
14Liberty57
15Willoughby South56.5
16Springfield Local26

Josh Hephner Wrestling Tournament Individual Scores

106 Weight Class

Dylan Rhoads (11-6) placed 2nd and scored 27.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) 11-6 won by fall over Cory Cole (Ravenna) 9-11 (Fall 0:30)
  • Round 3 – Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) 11-6 won by major decision over Javaan Yarbrough (Copley) 15-3 (MD 12-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) 11-6 won by fall over Willy Rankin III (Boardman) 16-17 (Fall 0:11)
  • Semifinal – Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) 11-6 won by injury default over Quintin Burns (Liberty) 14-6 (Inj. 0:00)
  • 1st Place Match – Vinnie D` Alessandro (Mayfield) 25-0 won by decision over Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) 11-6 (Dec 3-1)

113 Weight Class

Daniel Adams (12-5) placed 3rd and scored 21.5 team points.

  • Round 1 – Daniel Adams (Louisville) 12-5 won by tech fall over Jaxon Swank (Clear Fork) 16-7 (TF-1.5 0:00 (24-9))
  • Round 2 – Daniel Adams (Louisville) 12-5 won by fall over Tanner Tolarchyk (Jackson (Massillion)) 15-8 (Fall 3:59)
  • Round 3 – Daniel Adams (Louisville) 12-5 won by tech fall over Ryan Snyder (Poland) 19-8 (TF-1.5 0:00 (26-10))
  • Round 5 – Marlon Yarbrough (Copley) 16-0 won by major decision over Daniel Adams (Louisville) 12-5 (MD 12-4)
  • 3rd Place Match – Daniel Adams (Louisville) 12-5 won by tech fall over Mason Amodio (Southeast) 13-4 (TF-1.5 0:00 (21-6))

120 Weight Class

Lacy Harvey (4-8) placed 8th and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Lacy Harvey (Louisville) 4-8 won by fall over Connor Burns (Liberty) 10-9 (Fall 7:18)
  • Round 2 – William Maghes (Jackson (Massillion)) 21-2 won by fall over Lacy Harvey (Louisville) 4-8 (Fall 0:57)
  • Quarterfinal – Zane VanVoorhis (Copley) 18-2 won by fall over Lacy Harvey (Louisville) 4-8 (Fall 3:51)
  • Cons. Round 1 – James Koslik (Austintown Fitch) 18-9 won by decision over Lacy Harvey (Louisville) 4-8 (Dec 6-2)
  • 7th Place Match – Frankie Garcia (Poland) 16-11 won by fall over Lacy Harvey (Louisville) 4-8 (Fall 0:30)

126 Weight Class

Garett Lautzenheiser (17-0) placed 1st and scored 33.5 team points.

  • Round 2 – Garett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) 17-0 won by fall over Gage Hunter (Poland) 15-10 (Fall 1:14)
  • Round 3 – Garett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) 17-0 won by fall over Andrew Supers (Medina) 14-8 (Fall 1:47)
  • Quarterfinal – Garett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) 17-0 won by fall over Carlo Santoro (Mayfield) 12-5 (Fall 2:52)
  • Semifinal – Garett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) 17-0 won by fall over Jonathan Dimos (Jackson (Massillion)) 20-4 (Fall 0:30)
  • 1st Place Match – Garett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) 17-0 won by tech fall over Canyon Wells (Copley) 17-3 (TF-1.5 0:00 (19-4))

132 Weight Class

Pablo Castro (16-1) placed 1st and scored 32.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Pablo Castro (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Cameron Sloan (Columbiana ) 6-7 (Fall 3:02)
  • Round 3 – Pablo Castro (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Vinnie Lattanzio (Poland) 7-10 (Fall 1:27)
  • Quarterfinal – Pablo Castro (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Eli Jones (Liberty) 5-8 (Fall 0:23)
  • Semifinal – Pablo Castro (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over David Shannon (Austintown Fitch) 23-9 (Fall 0:50)
  • 1st Place Match – Pablo Castro (Louisville) 16-1 won by decision over Kyren Butler (Copley) 15-1 (Dec 1-0)

138 Weight Class

Josiah Walker (4-1) placed 5th and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Josiah Walker (Louisville) 4-1 won by decision over Levi Yoder (Copley) 13-7 (Dec 10-4)
  • Round 2 – Ashton Labelle (Boardman) 24-9 won by fall over Josiah Walker (Louisville) 4-1 (Fall 0:41)
  • Round 3 – Josiah Walker (Louisville) 4-1 won by fall over Jonah Zuzan (Poland) 4-3 (Fall 0:44)
  • Consolation Bracket – Josiah Walker (Louisville) 4-1 won by fall over Dan Vivo (Columbiana ) 8-7 (Fall 1:59)
  • 5th Place Match – Josiah Walker (Louisville) 4-1 won in overtime over Sean Loucks (Ravenna) 13-9 (OT 4-3)

145 Weight Class

Josiah Leonard (7-4) placed 5th and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Jacob Caudle (Poland) 23-4 won by decision over Josiah Leonard (Louisville) 7-4 (Dec 4-1)
  • Round 2 – Josiah Leonard (Louisville) 7-4 won by fall over JC Stiles (Southeast) 9-8 (Fall 0:40)
  • Round 3 – Josiah Leonard (Louisville) 7-4 won by fall over Zach Dzierwa (Hudson) 2-4 (Fall 1:45)
  • Consolation Bracket – Josiah Leonard (Louisville) 7-4 won by decision over Cutter Green (Columbiana ) 10-5 (Dec 8-4)
  • 5th Place Match – Josiah Leonard (Louisville) 7-4 won by fall over Isaiah Perry (Medina) 11-8 (Fall 1:58)

152 Weight Class

Daniel Kennedy (10-4) placed 2nd and scored 25.5 team points.

  • Round 1 – Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) 10-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) 10-4 won by tech fall over Blaine Chrisman (Medina) 8-8 (TF-1.5 0:00 (22-5))
  • Round 3 – Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) 10-4 won by fall over Braeden Shaffer (Poland) 13-10 (Fall 3:49)
  • Championship Bracket – Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) 10-4 won by decision over Gavin Wervey (Hudson) 8-4 (Dec 3-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Tyler Lintner (Austintown Fitch) 30-2 won by decision over Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) 10-4 (Dec 3-1)

160 Weight Class

Jude Yeager (3-10) placed 8th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Jude Yeager (Louisville) 3-10 won by fall over Dante Scott (Boardman) 9-11 (Fall 4:54)
  • Round 2 – Anthony Santoro (Mayfield) 14-9 won by fall over Jude Yeager (Louisville) 3-10 (Fall 1:03)
  • Round 3 – Jude Yeager (Louisville) 3-10 won by decision over Eric Lufi (Willoughby South) 2-3 (Dec 8-5)
  • Consolation Bracket – Clayton Marcum (Austintown Fitch) 8-12 won by fall over Jude Yeager (Louisville) 3-10 (Fall 0:26)
  • 7th Place Match – Mason Spurlock (Copley) 10-9 won by fall over Jude Yeager (Louisville) 3-10 (Fall 1:29)

170 Weight Class

Austin Stauffer (4-7) placed 10th and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Vinnie Sanderfer (Southeast) 9-8 won by decision over Austin Stauffer (Louisville) 4-7 (Dec 3-1)
  • Round 2 – Ian Kraus (Hudson) 12-1 won by major decision over Austin Stauffer (Louisville) 4-7 (MD 11-2)
  • Round 4 – Austin Stauffer (Louisville) 4-7 won by decision over Michael Sattler (Liberty) 7-13 (Dec 1-0)
  • Round 5 – Austin Stauffer (Louisville) 4-7 won by fall over Bryan Patel (Willoughby South) 0-7 (Fall 1:11)
  • Round 6 – Peyton Quarles (Austintown Fitch) 9-4 won by decision over Austin Stauffer (Louisville) 4-7 (Dec 2-1)

182 Weight Class

Brenden Severs (16-1) placed 1st and scored 34.0 team points.

  • Round 2 – Brenden Severs (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Nick Hollerbach (Willoughby South) 5-2 (Fall 0:44)
  • Round 3 – Brenden Severs (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Kyle Booher (Southeast) 5-12 (Fall 1:29)
  • Quarterfinal – Brenden Severs (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Ethan MCCutcheon (Boardman) 10-22 (Fall 1:39)
  • Semifinal – Brenden Severs (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Liam Brock (Medina) 16-4 (Fall 2:43)
  • 1st Place Match – Brenden Severs (Louisville) 16-1 won by fall over Jacob Smail (Austintown Fitch) 23-4 (Fall 4:37)

195 Weight Class

Justice Bolyard (9-7) placed 7th and scored 12.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Justice Bolyard (Louisville) 9-7 won by fall over Joel Hammar (Boardman) 2-3 (Fall 1:58)
  • Round 2 – Justice Bolyard (Louisville) 9-7 won by fall over Dom Milano (Mayfield) 9-24 (Fall 1:32)
  • Round 3 – Jaidyn Sapp (Southeast) 17-1 won by fall over Justice Bolyard (Louisville) 9-7 (Fall 1:29)
  • Consolation Bracket – Nick Jackson (Hudson) 10-3 won by decision over Justice Bolyard (Louisville) 9-7 (Dec 13-6)
  • 7th Place Match – Justice Bolyard (Louisville) 9-7 won by fall over Reagan Malloy (Jackson (Massillion)) 10-11 (Fall 1:38)

220 Weight Class

Noah Peterson (14-3) placed 1st and scored 30.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Noah Peterson (Louisville) 14-3 won by fall over Chris Fero (Mayfield) 3-10 (Fall 1:26)
  • Round 2 – Noah Peterson (Louisville) 14-3 won by fall over Dom Vittori (Willoughby South) 4-3 (Fall 4:28)
  • Round 3 – Noah Peterson (Louisville) 14-3 won by fall over Robert Smith (Liberty) 8-10 (Fall 1:11)
  • Championship Bracket – Noah Peterson (Louisville) 14-3 won by decision over Landon Smith (Clear Fork) 10-2 (Dec 2-1)
  • 1st Place Match – Noah Peterson (Louisville) 14-3 won by decision over AJ Stallsmith (Springfield Local) 6-1 (Dec 5-0)

285 Weight Class

Cameron Brazek (13-2) placed 1st and scored 28.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Cameron Brazek (Louisville) 13-2 won by decision over Nick Peri (Hudson) 7-5 (Dec 4-3)
  • Round 2 – Cameron Brazek (Louisville) 13-2 won by fall over Bobby Johnson (Medina) 2-8 (Fall 0:39)
  • Round 3 – Cameron Brazek (Louisville) 13-2 won by fall over Colton Arnold (Jackson (Massillion)) 16-7 (Fall 0:40)
  • Round 5 – Cameron Brazek (Louisville) 13-2 won by decision over Jake Powell (Boardman) 30-3 (Dec 5-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Cameron Brazek (Louisville) 13-2 won by decision over Antonio Mangelluzzi (Mayfield) 23-8 (Dec 4-0)

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