Leopards Win District Title, Advance to State for 5th Straight Season – Wrestling

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OHSWCA DII Louisville District Dual Tournament

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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Wrestling Team punched their ticket to the State Dual Tournament for the fifth straight season after a pair of victories at the OHSWCA District Dual Tournament held Saturday at Louisville High School.

The #3 seed Louisville Leopards upended the #6 seed Streetsboro Rockets 58-11 in the district semifinals to advance to the district championship. Meanwhile, the #7 seed Madison Blue Streaks were the beneficiaries of 6 forfeits as they upset the #2 seed St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish 45-31 to advance to the title match.

In the district final, Louisville defeated Madison 40-27 to claim the district championship. The Leopards are now 7-1 on the season and will compete with 7 other district winners at the OHSWCA State Dual Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 10 starting at 1:00 PM.

Louisville District Dual Tournament Scores

Semifinals
#7 Madison 45, #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary 31
#3 Louisville 58, #6 Streetsboro 11

Consolation
#6 Streetsboro 35, #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary 30

Championship
#3 Louisville 40, #7 Madison 27


Final: #3 Louisville 40, #7 Madison 27

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdMadison junior Aidian Pastor (106) earned a first period pin to put the Blue Streaks in front to start the match. Louisville responded by winning the next five matches, which included taking four of them by fall. Freshman Kaiden Barker (113) and sophomore Colton Rhoads (120) claimed back-to-back pins to put the Leopards in front 12-6. Next, senior Kolten Barker (113) earned a hard fought 13-4 major decision against #30 ranked Jack Harrison to extend the Louisville lead to double digits. Freshman Aric Criss (132) and sophomore Beau Nezbeth (138) both made quick work of the opposition with first period pins as the Leopards took a commanding 28-9 advantage.

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdThe Blue Streaks weren’t dead yet though. Madison’s next four wrestlers, all of which are ranked according to borofanohio.net, all won their matchups to cut the Blue Streak deficit to 28-24 heading into the 175 bout. Senior Addison Trisket (144) earned a 5-1 decision and senior Sonny Salajcik won by fall in 1:40. #13 ranked junior Izaiah Siler also won by a 14-0 major decision and #7 ranked senior Noah Blough earned a 15-0 technical fall to get Madison within four points. Credit to Louisville wrestlers: senior Tanner Frank (144), sophomore Abel Bolyard (157), and junior Blake Balderson (165) who battled hard against these ranked opponents to not surrender pins and keep the Leopards ahead of the Blue Streaks in the team score.

Junior Wyatt Smith (175) reset the tone for Louisville with a pin in just 32 seconds to put LHS back up by 10.

Equitable Advisors - Bryce MathieThen sophomore Micah Bricker (190) won the bout of the day by 9-7 decision in overtime. Bricker and Madison senior Demitry Navarro wrestled to a 7-7 tie at the end of the third period. Neither team scored in sudden victory or in tiebreaker I. In tiebreaker II, Navarro was penalized for locked hands with 10 seconds left to put Bricker ahead 8-7. Navarro surrendered an escape point to restart the action in neutral position. He was unable to to produce the match-tying takedown needed to force ultimate tiebreaker and Bricker prevailed 9-7. The victory put the Leopards up 37-24 with a pair of weight classes remaining and clinched their fifth straight state berth.

Sophomore Jakeb Beard (215) earned a 4-1 decision for Louisville. Sophomore Cam Mullins (285) claimed the heavyweight bout for Madison to conclude the tournament.

Leopards 40, Blue Streaks 27

  • 106 Aidian Pastor (Madison) pins Pierre Casinto (Louisville), 1:20 | LHS 0, MHS 6
  • 113 #5 Kaiden Barker (Louisville) pins Jordan McCullough (Madison), 3:44 | LHS 6, MHS 6
  • 120 Colton Rhoads (Louisville) pins Tommy Beaver (Madison), 0:44 | LHS 12, MHS 6
  • 126 #5 Kolten Barker (Louisville) maj. decision #30 Jack Harrison (Madison), 13-4 | LHS 16, MHS 6
  • 132 #7 Aric Criss (Louisville) pins Justin Philips (Madison), 0:58 | LHS 22, MHS 6
  • 138 #22 Beau Nezbeth (Louisville) pins Ashton Zembower (Madison), 1:55 | LHS 28, MHS 6
  • 144 #15 Addison Trisket (Madison) dec. Tanner Frank, 5-1 | LHS 28, MHS 9
  • 150 #22 Sonny Salajcik (Madison) pins Luke Seaman (Louisville), 1:40 | LHS 28, MHS 15
  • 157 #13 Izaiah Siler (Madison) maj. decision Abel Bolyard (Louisville), 14-0 | LHS 28, MHS 19
  • 165 #7 Noah Blough (Madison) tech. fall Blake Balderson (Louisville), 15-0 | LHS 28, MHS 24
  • 175 #25 Wyatt Smith (Louisville) pins Travis Heinz (Madison), 0:32 | LHS 34, MHS 24
  • 190 Micah Bricker (Louisville) dec. Demitry Navarro (Madison), 9-7 OT | LHS 37, MHS 24
  • 215 #19 Jakeb Beard (Louisville) dec. Chase White (Madison), 4-1 | LHS 40, MHS 24
  • 285 Cam Mullins (Madison) dec. Ben Brendle (Louisville), 1-0 | LHS 40, MHS 27

Records: Louisville 7-1

Note: Wrestlers based off of lineup card provided, if any discrepancies please email louisvilleleopards,org@gmail.com 


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Consolation: #6 Streetsboro 35, #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary 30

Rockets 35, Fighting Irish 30

  • 106 #19 Alex Daugherty (SVSM) pins John Bollinger (Streetsboro), ?? 1st Period | SVSM 6, SHS 0
  • 113 #22 Aidan Carone (Streesboro) pins Hunter Behnham (SVSM), 0:51 | SVSM 6, SHS 6
  • 120 #13 Christian Osborne (SVSM) tech. fall Matt Kilmark (Streesboro), 19-4 | SVSM 11, SHS 6
  • 126 ?? (Streetsboro) tech. fall Eh Moo (SVSM), ?? | SVSM 11, SHS 11
  • 132 (Streetsboro) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 11, SHS 17
  • 138 #8 Taggart Wade (SVSM) maj. decision Justin Wargo (Streetsboro), 14-5 | SVSM 15, SHS 17
  • 144 #27 Hunter Smith (Streetsboro) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 15, SHS 23
  • 150 Geary Benci (Streetsboro) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 15, SHS 29
  • 157 #8 Vs. Rylan Hurley (SVSM) decision #14 Cohen Kilmak (Streetsboro), 1-0 | SVSM 18, SHS 29
  • 165 Chris Claar (Streetsboro) pins Brady Kidder (SVSM), 1:46.2 | SVSM 18, SHS 35
  • 175 Jacob Heath (SVSM) wins by forfeit | SVSM 24, SHS 35
  • 190 Double Forfeit
  • 215 Double Forfeit
  • 285 #14 Andy VanScoy (SVSM) Vs. Jayce Fedor (Streetsboro), 2:00 | SVSM 30, SHS 35

Note: Wrestlers based off of lineup card provided, if any discrepancies please email louisvilleleopards,org@gmail.com 


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Semifinal: #3 Louisville 58, #6 Streetsboro 11

The Leopards surrendered the opening bout, but won the next five matches to pull ahead 25-4. Freshman Kaiden Barker (113) earned a 15-7 major decision to knot the dual at 4-4. Then sophomore Colton Rhoads (120) and senior Kolten Barker (126) each won by fall to put Louisville in the lead. Freshman Aric Criss (132) claimed a forfeit in the next bout and sophomore Beau Nezbeth (138) earned a 6-0 decision to give the Leopards a 21-point advantage.My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side Ad

The Leopards never looked back as they went ahead 34-11 on 10-3 decision by sophomore Luke Seaman (150) and a second period pin by junior Blake Balderson (165). Junior Wyatt Smith (175), sophomore Micah Bricker (190), and sophomore Jakeb Beard (215) next all claimed forfeits to clinch the match. Junior Ben Brendle (285) then won by fall with 13 seconds remaining in the first period to cap off 30 unanswered points by Louisville to close the dual.

Winners for the Rockets included freshman John Bollinger (106) by 15-3 major decision, #27 ranked senior Hunter Smith (144) by 2-1 decision, and #14 ranked junior Cohen Kilmak (157) by 9-0 major decision.

Leopards 58, Rockets 11

  • 106 John Bollinger (Streetsboro) maj. decision Pierre Casinto (Louisville), 15-3 | LHS 0, SHS 4
  • 113 #5 Kaiden Barker (Louisville) maj. decision #22 Aidan Carone (Streetsboro), 15-7 | LHS 4, SHS 4
  • 120 Colton Rhoads (Louisville) pins Matt Kilmark (Streetsboro), 3:24 | LHS 10, SHS 4
  • 126 #5 Kolten Barker (Louisville) pins ?? (Streetsboro), 4:50 | LHS 16, SHS 4
  • 132 #7 Aric Criss (Louisville) wins by forfeit | LHS 22, SHS 4
  • 138 #22 Beau Nezbeth (Louisville) dec. Justin Wargo (Streetsboro), 6-0 | LHS 25, SHS 4
  • 144 #27 Hunter Smith (Streetsboro) dec. Tanner Frank (Louisville), 2-1 | LHS 25, SHS 7
  • 150 Luke Seaman (Louisville) dec. Geary Benci (Streetsboro), 10-3 | LHS 28, SHS 7
  • 157 #14 Cohen Kilmak (Streetsboro) maj. decision Abel Bolyard (Louisville), 9-0 | LHS 28, SHS 11
  • 165 Blake Balderson (Louisville) pins Chris Claar (Streetsboro), 3:06 | LHS 34, SHS 11
  • 175 #25 Wyatt Smith (Louisville) wins by forfeit | LHS 40, SHS 11
  • 190 Micah Bricker (Louisville) wins by forfeit | LHS 46, SHS 11
  • 215 #19 Jakeb Beard (Louisville) wins by forfeit | LHS 52, SHS 11
  • 285 Ben Brendle (Louisville) pins Jayce Fedor (Streetsboro), 1:47 | LHS 58, SHS 11

Records: Louisville 6-1

Note: Wrestlers based off of lineup card provided, if any discrepancies please email louisvilleleopards,org@gmail.com  


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Semifinal: #7 Madison 45, #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary 31

Blue Streaks 45, Fighting Irish 31

  • 106 Aidian Pastor (Madison) Tech. Fall #19 Alex Daugherty (SVSM), 17-1 | SVSM 5, MHS 0
  • 113 Jordan McCullough (Madison) dec. 113 Hunter Benham (SVSM), 5-2 | SVSM 5, MHS 3
  • 120 Tommy Beaver (Madison) pins #13 Christian Osborne (SVSM), 0:38 | SVSM 11, MHS 3
  • 126 #30 Jack Harrison (Madison) pins Eh Moo (SVSM), 1:40 | SVSM 11, MHS 9
  • 132 Justin Philips (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 11, MHS 15
  • 138 #8 Taggart Wade (SVSM) Ashton Zembower (Madison), 15-0 | SVSM 16, MHS 15
  • 144 #15 Addison Trisket (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 16, MHS 21
  • 150 #22 Sonny Salajcik (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 16, MHS 27
  • 157 #8 Rylan Hurley (SVSM) dec. #13 Izaiah Siler (Madison), 5-4 | SVSM 19, MHS 27
  • 165 #7 Noah Blough (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 19, MHS 33
  • 175 #8 Jacob Heath (SVSM) Pins Travis Heinz (Madison), 2:59  | SVSM 25, MHS 33
  • 190 Demitry Navarro (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 25, MHS 39
  • 215 Chase White (Madison) Wins By Forfeit | SVSM 25, MHS 45
  • 285 #14 Andy VanScoy (SVSM) pins Cam Mullins (Madison), 3:21.9 | SVSM 31, MHS 45

Note: Wrestlers based off of lineup card provided, if any discrepancies please email louisvilleleopards,org@gmail.com 


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