Louisville Suffers 1st Dual Loss at Beaver Local – Wrestling
Beaver Local 35, Louisville 27
The Division II #4 state ranked Louisville Leopards Varsity Wrestling Team competed against the host #3 state ranked Beaver Local Beavers Thursday night in a potential Regional Championship match preview. The Beavers took an early lead and never trailed in a 35-27 win over the Leopards. The loss is the first of the season for Louisville in dual meet action as they drop to 8-1 overall.
Brent Paulus (195), Garrett Lautzenheiser (120), and Jax Leonard (152) all won by fall to lead the Leopards. Blake Robbins (220), Cameron Brazek (285), and Davin Rhoads (126) all earned decisions to round out the rest of the Louisville scoring.
Starting at 160, the Beavers won the first three matches to take a 13-0 lead out of the gate. That opening run was led by Brenden Seevers pin in the 170 matchup. The Leopards returned the favor by taking the next 3 matches to trim the Beaver Local advantage to just 13-12.
The Beavers retook command of the match when the lineup reached he lightweight matchups. Jaymin Salsberry (106) and Mark Emmrling (113) registered back-to-back pins to put Beaver Local ahead 25-18. Louisville pulled to within 25-21, but the Beavers sealed the victory with 10 straight points to go ahead 35-21 with only a match remaining.
The two teams could meet again if both advance to the Division II, Region 12 Championship match on February 2 at Alliance High School. The Leopards are the #1 overall seed in that tournament and the Beavers are the #2 seed.
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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next compete at the Hephner Memorial Tournament at Austintown Fitch High School on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.
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BEAVERS 35, LEOPARDS 27
160 Christian Lerussi (Beaver Local) Maj Dec 11-2 Austin Stauffer (Louisville) | LHS 0, BLHS 4
170 Brenden Seevers (Beaver Local) Fall 3:08 Justice Bolyard (Louisville) | LHS 0, BLHS 10
182 Beau Smith (Beaver Local) Dec 12-6 Noah Peterson (Louisville) | LHS 0, BLHS 13
195 Brent Paulus (Louisville) Fall 1:12 Nicholas Wukotich (Beaver Local) | LHS 6, BLHS 13
220 Blake Robbins (Louisville) Dec 2-1 Garrett Givens (Beaver Local) | LHS 9, BLHS 13
285 Cameron Brazek (Louisville) Dec Daniel Wirth (Beaver Local) | LHS 12, BLHS 13
106 Jaymin Salsberry (Beaver Local) Fall 1:30 Lacey Harvey (Louisville) | LHS 12, BLHS 19
113 Mark Emmerling (Beaver Local) Fall :59 Charlie Simpson (Louisville) | LHS 12, BLHS 25
120 Garrett Lautzenheiser (Louisville) Fall 1:52 John Woodbury (Beaver Local) | LHS 18, BLHS 25
126 Davin Rhoads (Louisville) Dec 3-0 Logan Ours (Beaver Local) | LHS 21, BLHS 25
132 Jonathan Potts (Beaver Local) Maj Dec 14-5 Logan Vanicek (Louisville) | LHS 21, BLHS 29
138 Jared Wright (Beaver Local) Dec 6-1 Carter Mickley (Louisville) | LHS 21, BLHS 32
145 Skyler Lasure (Beaver Local) Dec 7-3 Daniel Kennedy (Louisville) | LHS 21, BLHS 35
152 Jax Leonard (Louisville) Fall 5:33 Logan Krulik (Beaver Local) | LHS 27, BLHS 35