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MOELLER YOUTH WRES1UNG Four wrestlers from Moeller Youth Wrestling placed in the fifth- and sixth-grade division at the Ohio Grade School State Tournament at Bowling Green April 2-3. Pictured (from left to right): Johnny Carpenter, second place, 90 pounds; Brendan Walsh, seventh place, 70 pounds; Brian MacVeigh, second place, 70 pounds; and Taylor Henderson, sixth place, 80 pounds.

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Subject: Moeller Wrestling Awards Congratulations to the following wrestlers who received awards from last night's Wrestling Awards Banquet:

MOELLER WRESTLING-BANQUET AWARDS

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MOST VALUABLE WRESTLER : NATE KMETZ OUTSTANDING WRESTLER : CHARLES QUEHL CRUSADER AWARD: TIM MAUNTEL BIG MOE AWARD: JARED GLASER MOST IMPROVED WRESTLER: KYLE JONES BULLDOG AWARD: JOSH NEWBANKS SPIRIT AWARD: ALEX WEAVER NEW COMER AWARD : ERIC GOBIN TAKEDOWN AWARD: NATE KMETZ (119 TAKEDOWNS) HAMMER AWARD (Most Pins) : CHARLES QUEHL (31 PINS - SCHOOL RECORD) EAGLE AWARD: ERIC CAMERON SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD (SENIOR): TIM MAUNTEL SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD (UNDERCLASSMAN): PHILLIP llVIDEN ACADEMIC ALL-OHIO: FRANK BECKER, DEAN GAIER, JARED GLASER CAPTAINS AWARD- NATE KMETZ, CHARLES QUEHL ENQUIRER ALL-STARS (t 8T TEAM)- ALEX WEAVER, DEAN GAIER, CHARLES QUEHL ALUMNI AWARD- PAT HILL ('72)

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HIGHSCHOOL

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DIVISION I COACH OF YEAR

Jeff Gaier fiis team domifiated the Cincinnati area this season. The Crusaders ~on Greater Catholic League South, sectional and district titles and placed fourth at state. Moeller qualified U wrestlers to state and had seven placers, tying a school record.

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FIRST TEAM: 119 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 125 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 130 POUNDS

Alex Weaver

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The junior (3310) was Coaches Classic champion, GCL champion, sectional and district champion and placed fourth in the state.

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The senior (33-5) was GMC champion, sectional and district champion and placed third in the state meet.

The senior (23-11) was GMC champion, sectional and district champion and placed sixth at the state meet.

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FIRST TEAM: 135 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 140 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 145 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 152 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 160 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 171 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 189 POUNDS

Tony Bradberry

Victer Crenshaw

Dean Galer

Alex Boerger

Jake Denman

Louis Miller

Brian Porter

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The senior (41-2) was GMC champion, Coaches Classic champion, sectional and district champion and placed third at state. He was fourth at state as a junior.

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The sophomore (35-9) was GCL champion, sectional and district champion and placed fourth at state. He is a two-time state qualifier.

The senior (39-9) was GCL runner-up, sectional champion, third at districts, and placed fifth at the state meet.

The senior (35-9) was Coaches Classic champion, GCL and sectional runnerup, district champion and a two-time state qualifier.

The junior (3512) was GCL runner-up, sectional champion, district runner-up, and placed seventh at the state meet.

The junior (35-9) was FAVC champion, sectiona I champion and district champion and was a state qualifier.

LAKOTA WEST The junior (40-7) was Coaches Classic champion, GMC champion, sectional and district champion and a two-time state qualifier.

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ALL-STARS FIRST TEAM: 215 POUNDS

Charles Quehl MOELLER The senior (42-6) was Coaches Classic champion, GCL cham pion, sectional and district champion and placed fifth at state.

DIVISION I HONORABLE MENTION 103: Ryan Fields, Lakota West; Rollan Mead, Harrison; Justin McCoy, Elder; Steve Herrington, Sycamore; Chris Newbeny, Milford; An Nguyen, Mason. 112: Eric Gobin, Moeller; DeRichieen Dukes, Princeton; Pat Hirth, Elder; Nate Hall, Lakota East; Kyle Kummert, Milford; Bo Touris, Lakota West. 119: Josh Steele, Hamilton; Kody Pierson, Lakota East; Jared Glaser, Moeller; Ryan Erickson, Colenain; Jesse Stevens, Lakota

West; Ryan Ford, Mason; Eric Hotopp, Harrison. 125: Josh Newbanks, Moeller; Derek Dooley, Lakota West; Eric Brunckhorst, Talawanda; Dan Hollandsworth, Hamilton; Kevin Deinlein, Oak Hills. 130: Eric Meyer, Oak Hills; Jacob Porter, Glen Este; Alex Flake, Lakota West; Germane Undsey, Moeller; Brian Campbell, Harrison; Joel Cooperstein, Mason. 135: Jay Dima, Anderson; Tommy Weinkam, Moeller; Don

Carraher, St Xavier; Justin Conley, Glen Este; Zach Tawney, Sycamore; Chad Kline, Mason. 140: Cris Adams, Harrison; Nick Bohl, Lakota West; Cebastian Hilton, Moeller; Brian Massong, Oak Hills; Justin Braun, Colerain. 145: Dan Mizener, Mason; Matt Flanigan, La Salle; Colby Ferguson, Milford; Dan Crone, Lakota East; Jordan Rivena, Harrison; Muhammad Abdur Rahmann, Princeton. 152: Josh Dowdy, Princeton;

Mike Mahon, Moeller; Pat Campbell, Harrison; Adam Schmittauer, Lakota West; Ryan Hadley, Milford. 160: Rob Nusekabel, Elder; Justin Gibbs, Oak Hills; Kevyn Wilder, Princeton; Nate Kmetz, Moeller; Jon Huff, Mason. 171: Eric Cameron, Moeller; Brian Almer, Lakota West; Kyle Rooney, Anderson; David Huff, Mason; Ben Sears, Loveland; Nick Peny, Winton Woods. 189: Steve Anevski, Elder;

Tony Santos, Hamilton; Kyle Jones, Moeller; Andrew Rettig, St Xavier; Nathan Maher, Harrison; Jim Campolongo, Oak Hills. 215: Sean Jameson, Elder; Patrick Truster, Talawanda; Ben Elliott, Harrison; Jeremy Adam, Loveland; Logan Snyder, Glen Este. 275: Fnank Becker, Moeller; Caleb Upsey, Sycamore; James Giuffre, loveland; Dustin Jacoby, Wilmington; Shane Cox, Glen Este.


State wrestling

West freshman Fields makes it to title match Beats ~o district champs on way

J,j1..11,~5"' By Frank DiRenna Enquirercontributor

COWMBUS - Lakota West coach Scott Fetzer calls freshman wrestler Ryan Fields "a wrestling junkie." Fields will look to cap his impressive weekend with a title at 103 pounds tonight at the Division I state tournament. Fields earned a spot in the finals with a 4-1 semifinal win over Dante Rini of Massillon Jackson Friday night at Ohio State University. Action will continue at 10 a.m. today with the consolation semifinals. The title matches in all three divisions will begin at 5:50 p.m. Fields (3~3) will oppose Youngstown Austintown-Fitch's Tony Jameson (37-3) in the title match. Jameson pinned Moeller's Alex Weaver (3:55) in the other semifinal. "Going out there and being calm," Fields said of keys to winning tonight. "I have to react to what he does. I don't think about the match, I just go out there and do it." Fields defeated district champs Victor Radsky of Thomas Worthington (6-4) and Rini on his way to the title match. "I got here and it felt right, I thought I was going to make it," Fields said. "It felt right coming in." "He lives and breathes it," Fetzer said. "It's 24-7 ... Ryan is all about wrestling. It's great to see a kid who is dedicated to the sport as he is, but it's probably just as satisfying to see the love and passion he has for the sport. He just loves to wrestle and he can't get enough of it." Mason's Zachary Marshall (43-1) earned a spot in the 27~

pound title match with a pin (4:36) of Macedonia Nordonia's Joe Kowalski. Marshall will oppose Ben Kuhar (30-3) of St. Edward for the title. Massillon Perry's Dustin Schlatter continued his pursuit of another state title by pinning Moeller's Dean Gaier (:53) in a semifinal at 145. Schlatter is looking to become the 14th wrestler to win four state titles. Lakota East's Billy Baker reached the semifinals at 130 but was edged by Brunswick's Richie Spice! 5-4. Baker's teammate, Kent Pierson, was pinned by Massillon Jackson's Ben Johnson (4:59) in a semifinal at 125. Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw dropped a 6-4 decision to Hilliard Davidson's Mike Davis in a semifinal at140. DIVISION Ill: Madison's Patrick Lanham will look to cap an illustrious career with a state title. Lanham earned a spot in the championship match with a 13-6 win over Martins Ferry's Clay Tucker, the defending champion at 130. Lanham (49-1), a state qualifier last season, collected his !59th career win. "I've never felt like this in my life," Lanham said. "I've never done anything like this in my life. I don't even know what to do; I don't know whether to celebrate or cry. I've never been to this point." Lanham will oppose McComb's Justin Hill in the title match. Lanham defeated Hill for the Xenia district title last weekend, 9-7. "I knew he didn't have the best of draws, but to beat a returning state champ, I like his chances," Madison coach Ryan McLane said.


State wrestling results (Local wrestlers listed and in bold) Results from the second day of the 2005 OHSAA Wrestling Championships.

TEAM SCORES

DIVISION I (Top 10 and local teams listed) 1, Lakewood St. Edward 187.5; 2, Massillon Peny 60; 3, Wadsworth 58.5; 4, Moeller 50.5; 5, Youngs. Austin' town-Frtch 45.5; 6, Elyria 41.5; 7, Beavercreek 39; 8, Mayfield Village Mayfield 37; 9, Massillon Jackson 31.5; 10, Westerville South 30.5.

Others: 12, Mason 29; 16, Lakota East 25.5; 17, Lakota West 25; 26,

, Elder 14.5; 28, St. Xavier, 14; 30, Hanison 13.5; 31, Hamilton ll.5; 39, La SaDe, Syeamore, 58, Oak HiDs; 63, Glen Este, Princeton, 68, Talawanda. DIVISION II 1, St Paris Graham 140; 2, Pemberville Eastwood 87.5; 3, Cols. DeSales 68; 4, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 59.5; 5, Bellevue 51.5; 6, Parma Padua 40; 7, Avon 36; 8, Beloit W. Branch, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 35; 10, Hunting Valley, Warren Howland 34. Others: 30, Indian HiD, 11; 44, Franklin, Ross 7.

DIVISION Ill 1, Sandusky St. Mary 95.5; 2, Bluffton 64.5; 3, Bedford Chanel 58.5; 4, Burton Berkshire 56; 5, Uberty Center 47; 6, New Albany 37; 7, Cle. Cuyahoga Hts, 35; 8, Martins Feny 34.5; 9, Collins Western Reserve 33; 10, Defiance Tinora, Milan Edison 31.5. Others: 21, Middletown Malison

19; 30, Reading 12; 34, Batavia, 51, Waynenille 7; 74, Madeira 3.

CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIRNALS DIVISION I 103 pounds - Ryan F"lelds, Lakota West d. Dante Rini, Massillon Jackson 4-1. Tony Jameson, Austintown-Fitch p.

Alex Weawr, Moeller 3:55. 125 - Ben Johnson, Massillon Jackson p. Kent Pierson, Lakota East 4:59. 130 - Richie Spicel, Brunswick d. Billy Baker, Lakota East 5-4. 140 - Mikey Davis, Hilliard Davidson d. Vlder Crenshaw, 5yeamore 6-4. 145 - Dustin Schlatter, Massillon Peny p. Dean Gaier, Moeller &.53. 275 - Zachary Marshall, Mason p. Joe Kowalski, Macedonia Nordonia 4:36; Ben Kuhar, Lakewood St Edward d. AJ. Salamon, Mentor 10-4. DIVISION II 130 - Justin Huffman, Pataskala Watkins Memorial d. Justin Blevins, Franklin 14-10 ; Shane Friery, Parma Padua d. Co by Boyd, St. Paris Graham 11-6. 275- Nathan Sharp, Beloit W. Branch d. Mike Carpenter, Thornville Sheridan 2-1, OT; Matt Guhn, Clyde d. Zach Reckman, Indian HiD 3-2.

DIVISION Ill 140- Justin Hill, McCombi!. Cody

Madden, Swanton 17-10; Patrick Lanham, Middletown Madison d. Clay

Tucker, Martins Feny 14-8.. 145 - Nick Dierkes, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton d. Marc Hoff, Uberty Center 9-7, OT; Jamison Moss, Delta tf. Ja. cob lson, Batavia 18-3.

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARI'ERFINALS DMSIONI

103 pounds - Ryan Fields, Lakota West dec. Vitaly Radsky, Thomas Worthington 6-4; Alex Weaver, Moeller dec. Aaron Reese, Shaker Hts. 5-3. U9-Dan Mitcheff, Elyria maj. dec.

Kody Pierson, Lakota East 10-2. 125-Jeremy DePoy, Greenville dec.

Josh Newbanks, Moeller 3-2; Kent Pierson, Lakota East dec. Ryan Hopkins, Marysville 11-6. 130- Zach Mizer, Massillon Peny dec. Eric Meyer, Oak HiDs 13-12; Billy Baker, Lakota East pin Matt Lerer, Mayfield Village Mayfield 3:24. 135-Trace Billet, Dublin Coffman maj. dec. Tommy Weinkam, Moeller

20-7. 140-Mikey Davis, Hilliard Davidson maj. dec. Nick Bohl, Lakota West 9-1; VICter Crenshaw, Sycamore dec. Sean Stevenson, Reynoldsburg 11-4; Thomas Straughn, Massillon Peny dec. Cris Adams, Harrison 5-3, OT; Josh Home, Pickerington Cent. dec. John Pycraft, Syria 7-3. 145-Dean Gaier, Moeller pin Brent Weisenstein, Ashland 3:22. 152-Josh Kallai, Wadsworth pin Mike Mahon, Moeller 5:53; Josh Kassil, Westlake dec. Josh Dowdy, Princeton 8-7, OT. 160-Dustin Kilgore, Berea dec. Jake Denman, St. Xavier 1-0; Nathan Wiley, Beavercreek dec. Rob Nusekabel, EJder 6-5. 171-Brian Roddy, Lakewood St Edward dec. Eric Cameron, Moeller 12-7; Erique Robertson, Maple Hts. dec. Louis Miller, St. Xavier 7-3. 189-Anthony Krugh, Reynoldsburg maj. dec. Tony Santos, Hamilton

17-9. 21S-Nick Roman, Can. Glen Oak maj. dec. Patrick Truster, Talawanda

14-1. 275-Zachary Marshall, Mason pin Jake Wood, Miamisburg 3:31.

DIVISION II 130-Justin Blevins, Franklin dec. Sean Mahley, Cambridge 6-2. 160-Kent Smith, Pemberville Eastwood dec. 11m Ashcraft, Greenfield McClain 7-2. 275-Zach Reckman, Indian HiD pin Maurice Hines, Wintersville Indian Creek 1:43.

DIVISION Ill U9-Adam Tinnel, Milan Edison pin Randy Cloran, Madeira 1:14.

140-Patrick Lanham, Middletown Madison dec. Anthony Coleman, Fremont St. Joseph 6-1. 145-Jacob lson, Batavia pin Nick Boso, Amanda-Ciearcreek 2:28. 152-Jeremiah Hill, Uberty Center dec. Derek Mages, Rtading 1-0.


HIGH SCHOOLS

Mason's Marshall wins title in dramatic fashion '

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COLUMBUS - Mason senior Zachary Marshall earned some sweet redemption Saturday at the Ohio state wrestling championships at Ohio State University. A week after being disqualified from his semifinal match at the Fairfield district competition, Marshall capped the Division I state tournament with a dramatic 7-6 win over Lakewood St. Edward's Ben Kuhar at 275 pounds. Marshall's takedown with two seconds remaining pulled out the state crown, the first by a Mason wrestler. "I did exactly what I practiced," Marshall said. "Snap down and go for his leg. Mter the snap was there, I was able to get around just in time." Marshall wrestled the final two periods with his head bandaged after sustaining a cut late in the first period. "You could see on his face that he was not going to let anything standinhisway,"MasoncoachJerry Schrock said. Senior Patrick Lanham, the alltimevictoriesleaderatMiddletown Madison, earned the program's second state title with a 1-0 win over McComb's Justin Hill in the Division lli championship match at 140 pounds. "l:.astweeklwasworkingtoward a goal of placing, and as it got closer and closer, I finally got realistic that I can actually do this," Lanham said. Greg Gephardt earned Madison's other title, in 1983. Lanham (50.1) scored on a release in the second period for the match's lone point, then controlled Hill (42-2) in the third period. Lakota West freshman Ryan Fields' quest for a title fell short in the Division I championship match at 103. Fields (35-4) lost a 7-3 decision to Youngstown AustintownFitch freshman Tony Jameson. Division 1: The area had several other placers, with Lakota East's Kent Pierson, Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw and Miamisburg's Jake Wood leading the way with thirdplace perlonnances. Pierson needed overtime to beat 1- Greenville's Jeremy Depoy 4-2 at

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Lakota West's Ryan Fields (bottom) was outpointed by AustintownFitch's Tony Jameson 7-3 in the Division 1103-pound final.

State wresUing 125, Crenshaw defeated Reynoldsburg's Sean Stevenson 9-5 at 140 andWooddownedMacedoniaNordonia'sJoe Kowalski 8-6 at 275. Moeller qualified 11 wrestlers and seven placed, although there were no state titles. "Seven ties the record for us," Crusaders coach Jeff Gaier said. 'We had seven placers in 2001." Earning fourth-place finishes for the Crusaders were Alex Weaver (103) and Dean Gaier (145). Eric Gobin (112) and Charles Quehl (215) finished fifth, and Josh Newbanks (125), Mike Mahon (152) placed seventh and Eric Cameron (171) was eighth. Other area place finishers were Hamilton's Josh Steele (fifth, 119), St. Xavier's Alex Boerger (fifth, 152) and Louis Miller (seventh, _ 1

171), Elder's Rob Nusekabel (sixth, 160) and Sean Jameson (eighth, 215), Glen Este's Jake Porter (eighth, 130), Harrison's Tyler Adams (sixth, 112), Lakota East's Billy Baker (sixth, 130) and Kody Pierson (seventh, 119), LaSalle's Joe Kaake (sixth, 119), Mason's Dan Mizener (seventh, 145), Oak Hills' Eric Meyer (seventh, 130) and Lakota West's Nick Bohl (eighth, 140). Division II: Indian Hill's Zach Reckman and Ross' Dylan Ray led the area contingent. Reckman finished fourth after being pinned by Warren Howland's Rob Holbert in the third-place match at 275 (2:40). Ray took sixth after being edged by Orrville's Jesse Cecil 3-2 in the fifth-place match at145. Division Ill: Batavia's Jacob !son (145) and Reading's Derek Mages (152) earned fourth-place finishes.


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Subject: Moeller Wrestling finishes 4th at the State Meet

MOELLER WRESTLING UPDATE-Feb. 28th, 2005-02-28 Congratulations to the Moeller wrestling team on their 4th place finish at the State wrestling meet this past weekend. The team tied a record of the 2001 team for most state placers with seven. The top 10 finish is Moeller's 4th in the past 6 years. Placing for the Crusaders were Alex Weaver (4th), Dean Gaier (4th), Charles Quehl (5th), Eric Gobin (5th), Josh Newbanks (7th), Mike Mahon (7th), and Eric Cameron (8th). Freshman Eric Gobin became the highest state finisher as a freshman in Moeller history. The previous highest was Brent Goode who placed 6th in 2001. Final T earn Scores: 2005 Ohio High School Division I Scores 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lakewood St. Edward Massillon Perry Wadsworth Cin. Arch. Moeller Mayfield Vill. Mayfield Young. Austin.-Fitch Elyria Beavercreek Massillon Jackson Shaker Hts.

209.5 77.5 73.5 71.5 53.0 49.5 48.5 42.0 38.5 38.0

For complete results, go to: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/wrlboys/2005/bd1rslt05.htm Thanks to all the students, faculty, alumni, parents, coaches, and wrestlers who made this season one of the best in Moeller history. The wrestlers will be honored at the Wrestling Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 13th at Moeller High School.

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Higb school state wrestling meet

Numbers strength for Moeller I () z-/2. tf

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Enquirer staff writer

After advancing a school- and district-record 11 participants to this year's Division I state wrestling tournament at Ohio State University, Moeller coach Jeff Gaier likes his team's chances this weekend. "Going into (state) with the numbers we have, I like the position we are in," Gaier said. "We want to get all of our kids to place, and we feel we are good enough to do that. If we do that, I think we'll finish pretty high in the state rankings." With 13 wrestlers, only Lake. wood St. Edward, the defending Division I state champion, has more participants in Columbus than the Crusaders. Massillon Perry and

Team has 2nd-most wrestlers at state Wadsworth advanced five and four, respectively. "Massillon Perry and Wadsworth have guys projected to win state titles, which will pick them up extra points," Gaier said. 'That means what we have to do is get more kids up on the podium placing."

Preliminaries start today at 5:30p.m.. Action will resume Friday at 11:20 a.m. and the finals will take place Saturday at 5:30p.m. Moeller senior Charles Quehl (215 pounds), juniors Alex Weaver (103) and Eric Cameron (171) and sophomore Dean Gaier (145) won the Fairfield district title in their re-

spective weight classes. Lakota West advanced six wrestlers, including junior Tony Bradberry, the district winner at 135, and Elder qualified five. Lakota East has four qualifiers, including two district champions seniors Kent Pierson (125) and Billy Baker (130). Division III and II preliminaries begin today at 3 p.m. and 4:30p.m., respectively. Division III action resumes Friday at 10 a.m., with Division II following at 10:40 a.m. Finals will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Western Brown sophomore Ryan Brownlee and Indian Hill senior Zach Rechman headline the ar-

ea Division II state qualifiers. Brownlee placed sixth in the state at 135 last year and hopes to improve in the same class this year. Rechman, who is undefeated in 32 matches, will wrestle at 275. Other area qualifiers include Ross senior Joe Jellison (103)- and junior Dylan Ray (145), Edgewood junior Corey Nichols (135), Franklin seniors Adam Sweeney (125) and Justin Blevins (130) and little Miami junior Ben Martin (152) . Madeira is the only area Division , III team in the field. Senior Randy Cloran, who finished second in the Xenia district at 119, is one of four state qualifiers for the Mustangs, joining seniors Kevin Crowley (140) and Joe Gettinger (152) and freshman Kevin Cloran (125).


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Madeira's Cloran approaches lOOth c~rs-~~r victory By Fran{DiRenna Enquirer contributor

COWMBUS- Madeira senior wrestler Randy Cloran hopes to reach a pair of milestones at this weekend'sDivisioniiistatetournament at Ohio State University. Cloran moved one win shy of the prestigious 1()().win club Thursday when he beat Burton Berkshire's Joel Jenkins 6-3 in a first-round match at 119 pounds. "I thought he wrestled really well," Madeira coach Bob Kearns said. 'The bottom line is he knows he needs to be aggressive. He has a great shot and he has to use it and not wait until the third period." Cloran (42-3), who took second at the Xenia district, will look for career win 100 today when he opposes Milan Edison's Adam Tmnel in the quarterfinals. Tmnel (38-5) was the champ at the Fostoria district. Action will resume at 10 a.m. today, leading to Saturday night's championship rounds. Cloranismaking his first appearance at the state meet. "It was kind of intimidating at first, but I got used to it," Cloran said of the atmosphere. Theultimatemilestonewouldbe a state title. "I think he can place," Kearns said. "He's really focused. He's worked his tail off. If he gets one more win, he secures 100 in only three seasons." Reading's Derek Mages (33-2) earned a berth in the quarterfinals with a pin of Creston Norwayne's J.D. Smyers in 49 seconds at 152. Mages, a returning state qualifier,

will oppose Liberty Center's Jeremiah Hill today. Reading's other returning state qualifier, John Bogucki, was decisioned 4-3 by Dustin Nedolast of Fostoria St. Wendelin. Batavia's Jacob Ison (41-1) advanced to today's quarterfinals with a pin of Norfolk St. Paul's Cory Braden in 3:06 at 145. Ison, the district champ at Xenia, will take on Amanda-Clearcreek's Nick Boso in the quarterfinals. Middletown Madison's Patrick Lanham (47-1) advanced with a 9-4 win over Bellaire St. John's Kayne Melko at 140. Lanham will oppose St. Joseph Central Catholic's Anthony Coleman in the quarterfinals. DMSION II: Indian Hill's Zach Reckman ran his record to 33-0 with an impressive pin of Rossford's Mark Vuich in 1:29 at heavyweight. Reckman, the district champ at Goshen, will take on Indian Creek's Maurice Hines in the quarterfinals. Western Brown's Ryan Brownlee was surprised in his first-round match at 135. Brownlee took a 5-0 lead against Watkins Memorial's Brad Tanzillo, but Tanzillo rallied and then pinned Brownlee with six seconds remaining for the upset. Brownlee placed sixth at 135 at last year's state meet. DIVISION 1: Moeller, which qualified 11 wrestlers for the tournament, had six to advance to the quarterfinals. Earning berths were Alex Weaver (103), Josh Newbanks (125), Tommy Weinkam (135), Dean Gaier (145), Mike Mahon (152) and Eric Cameron (171).


Results OIISAA Stat.. Tournament Championship Preliminaries (at Schollenslein Center, Columbus)

DIVISION I

Team standings: 1. Lakewood St Edward 36.5; 2.

Moeller 19.5; 3. Elytia 16.5; 4. Beavercreek 14; 5. Massillon Perry 13; 6. Lakota East, Wadsworth 11.5; 8. Mayfield Village Mayfield 10; 9. Marysville. Reynoldsburg 9; 11. Youngs. Boardman 8.5; 12. Shaker Hts. 8; 13. Massillon Jackson 7.5; 14. Mason, Lakota West 7; 16. Hanison. Youngs. Austintown-Fitch 6.5; 18. Holland Spnng.. Mt. Vernon. Uniontown lake. Westerville South 6; 22. Hamitton. Solon 5.5; 24. Brunswick. Elder, St. Xavier. Dublin Coffman. N. Royatton. Perrysburg. Pickerington Central. Tol. St John's 5; 32. Hilliard Davidson 4.5; 33. Ashland. Macedonia Nordonla. Madison. Mentor. Strongsville. Westerville N.. Westlake 4; 40. Galloway Westland 3.5; 4L Can. GlenQak. Chillicothe. La Salle, Princeton, Sycamore, Garfield Hts .. Lakewood. lyndhurst Brush. Panna Nonnandy. Tol. Waite 3; 51. lewis Center Olentangy 2.5; 52. Berea. Celina. Oak Hils, Dublin Scioto. Geneva. Greenville. Grove City Cent. Crossing. Hilliard Darby. Huber Hts. Wayne. Hudson. Maple Hts .. Miamisburg. New Philadelphia. Talawlmda, Painesville Riverside. Sylvania Southview. Tol. Start. Wooster. Thomas Worthington. Xenia 2; 72. Centerville. Chardon. Glen Esle, Cols. Marion-Franklin. Greensburg ~reen. Grove City. Manon Harding. Tol. Rogers. Tol. Whitmer

Championship Preliminaries 103- F'oelds (Lakota West) p. Sneyd (waite) 1:46;

W-er (Moeller) p. Dinda (Garfield Heights) 1:52· Mitchell (Eiytia) d. Meld (Harrison) 15-10. ' 112- Hardy (Solon) tf. Hirth (Elder) 17-0· Shaft (Strongsville) d. Dukes (Princeton) 5-2; Dunlap (Painesd. Gobin (Moeller) 4-0. 119-Hucle (Marysville) md. Kaake (La Salle) 15-6; Farrell (Westland) tf. Glaser (Moeller)17-2; Pierson (La· kola East) tf. Joyce (Columbus West) 18-1; Davis (Mt. Vernon) d. Steele (Hamtltonl 5-3. 125- Smith (Uniontown) d. Dooley (Lakota West) 1-0; Newbanks (Moeller) d. Clopton (Shaker Heights) 4-3; Johnson (Massillon Jackson) tf. Bnlnckhorst {TalawandaJ :~;- Pierson (Lakota East) md. Mencinl (Twinsburg) ~lle)

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(Westlake) s-5; 145- Schlatter (Massillon Perry) p. Crone (Lakota [astl US; Gaier (Moeller) d. Becka (N. Royalton) 14-9; Giglliotti (AusMtown-Fitch) d. Mizener (Mason) 6-5 OT· Haxton (Strongsville) d. Flanigan (La Salol 4-2. ' 152- Popham (Ml Vemon) d. Boerger (SL Xavier) 6-2; Mahon (Moeller) d. Shalash (Reynoldsburg) 4-2 OT; Dowdy (PrincelunJ d. Wittmann (Dublin Coffman) 9-8. 160- Denman (51. Xavier) d. Hess (Ashland) 10-8; Koz (Lakewood St Edward) p. Wilder IPrincelonJ 5·21· Nusekabel (Elder) p. Green (Westlake) 3:12; Kettinge; (Tol. St John's) d. Gibbs (Oak HiUsJ 4-0. 171- Cameron (Moellerl d. Rice (Grove City) 7-4· Miller (St. Xavier) d. Steele (Chillicothe) 5-2; Place (Grov~ City Cent) d. Almer (Lakota West) 3-1. 111&- Monison (Shaker Hts.) d. Anevsld (Elder) 5-3; Santos (Hamilton) md. Rouse (Painesville Riverside) 15-7· Srock (Wadsworth) p. Porter (Mason) 3:24. ' 215- Marcellino (Lakewood Sl Edward) d. Quehl (Moeller) 7-5; Palmieri (Mayfield Village) d. Jameson (EJ. clerl 9-3; Roman (Glen Oak) md. Mam (Miamisburg) 13-3; Ruster {Talawandal dec. Bl)'an McKenzie Holland Spring. 17-11. 275- Wood (Miamisburg) d. Samson (Whitmer) 10-7; ManhaiiiMasonJ md.Terifaj (Strongsville)14-3· Kowalski (Macedonia Nordonia) p. Beeker (Moeller) 5:32; Reed (Madison) p. U - (Syca_,J 0:50.

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. Team standings: 1. St. Paris Graham 28; 2. Pemberville Eastwood 21.5; 3. Cols. DeSales 21; 4. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 13; 5. Pataskala Watkins Memorial12; 6. Bellevue 11.5; 7. Akr. SVSM. Sandusky Perkins 10; 9. Beachwood. Bellefontaine Benjamin logan 9; 11. Avon. cambridge. Panna Padua . Thornville Sheridan. Warren Howland 8; 16. Rayland Buckeye local 7.5; 17. Beloit w. Branch.

Clyde. lewistown Indian Lake 7; 20. Hun~ng Valley University. Mentor Lake Cath .. Oak Harbor 6; 23. Carrollton 5.5; 24. Gallipolis Gallia. Usbon Beaver. Washington C.H. Miami Trace 5; 27. Bellbrook. Cols. Hamilton Twp. Canal Fulton NW. Indian Hil, Hebron Lakewood. Hillsboro. McConnelsville Morgan. Norton. Sunbul)' Big Walnut W. Milton MiltonUnion. Wintersville Indian Creek. Ravenna SE 4; 39. Akron Hoban. Medina Buckeye. Orrville 3.5; 42. Aurora. Brookville. Dover. E. Uverpool. Gennantown Valley View. Hubbard. Millersburg w. Holmes. Nmwalk. Rossford. van Wert warsaw River View. Willard 3; 54. Alliance. Byesville Meadowbrook. Cadiz Hanison Cent. Canal Winchester. Eaton. F......._ Greenfield McClain, Ross, Medina Highland. New Concord John Glenn. Newark Ucking Valley. Poland Seminal)'. Ravenna. Rocky River. Spring. Greenon. Spring. NW. St Marys Memorial. Tallmadge. Westerville Cent 2; 73. Cheste~and W. Geauga. Circleville. Dublin Jerome. Napoleon. New lexington. Panna Hts. Holy Name. Perry. Richfield Revere. Spring. Shawnee. Uhrichs~lle Claymont. wooster Triway. Elida 1.

Championship Preliminaries

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130-Juslln Blevins (Franklin) dec. Connelly (Mentor Lake cath.) 7-0; 135-Tanzillo (Pataskala Watkins Memorial) pin Brownlee (Western Brown) 5:54; Asher (McConnelsville Morgan) pin Nichols(~) 0:37. 145- Pelton (Bellevue) dec. Ray (Ross) 4-2; 152Rohler (Akr. SVSM) pin Martin (utile Miami) 1:12. 160-Mizer (carrollton) dec. Bums (HIIIsbonll 5-1' Ashcraft (Greenfield McClain) dec. Keuchler (Cols. Sales) 3-1. 275-Recloaan (Indian Hiftl pin VanVoorhis (Elida) 1:29.

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Crusaders' tough schedule paying ofT in tournaments By Mike Dyer Enquirer staff writer

Moeller's challenging regularseason schedule started paying dividends last weekend, according to coach Jeff Gaier. As the Crusaders prepare for. the district tournament at Fairfield, Gaier is confident his team is mentally prepared for close matches. Moeller won a school-record 11 championships last week at Wilmington. Gaier said sophomores Germane Lindsey (130) and Tommy Weinkam (135) have had "tremendous seasons" and may have benefited the most from the tough competition.

"We expect a lot of close matches, and we wanted our kids to be in those situations before they got to this point," Gaier said. "They should know that at this point that they can win the close ones." The Fairfield district begins today at 2:45p.m., and the second round begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, wrestling resumes at 10 a.m. and the finals begin at 6 p.m. MOELLER RANKED NAnONALLY: Moeller received word this week that it is ranked No. 39 nationally, according to Amateur Wrestling News. The Crusaders faced two of the top three teams in the country this season in No.3 Lakewood St. Edward and No.1 Blair Academy (N.J.). Moeller narrowly lost to Jan. 29. Blair 39-25 op I

LAKOTA WEST, HARRISON WIN SECnONALS: Lakota West won section I at Fairfield, and Harrison won section II. Lakota West won seven individual titles. Firebirds Ryan Fields (103), Alex Flake (130) and Tony Bradberry (135) continued to wrestle well, capturing sectional titles after winning Greater Miami Conference titles. Coach Scott Fetzer believes his 12 district qualifiers have a shot to qualify for state for Lakota West, which has set school records for the number of GMC and sectional champs in one season. "We have trained and prepared them all year for the next two weeks and they are ready," Fetzer said. "Sometimes you worry about

the mental state, but we continue to do little things to help out in that area." For Harrison, juniors Tyler Adams (112) and Chris Striker (171) and sophomore Rollan Mead (103) won championship matches last week. FRANKLIN SETS NEW STAN· DARD: Franklin won its third sectional title in five seasons, capturing the Division II Eaton sectional. The Wildcats placed 13 of14 wrestlers and had six district qualifiers and set a school record with 152 pins, according to coach Wendel Donathan. The previous mark of 148 pins was set in 2001. The Goshen district begins today at 2 p.m., and the second round is at 6 p.m. On, Saturday,

wrestling resumes at 11 a.m. and the finals are at 4 p.m. WESTERN BROWN THREE-PEAT: Western Brown won its Division II sectional a third consecutive season. Ryan Brownlee (135), Brandon Naylor (160) and Keith Grif- ' fey (215) won championships last weekend. Naylor, who wrestled at 145 last season, and Brownlee won sectional titles for the second consecutive season. DIVISION Ill: Madeira, Middletown Madison and Reading were among the top five teams at last week's Division III sectional at Madeira. The Division III Xenia district tournament begins today at 3 p.m. On Saturday, wrestling resumes at 10 a.m. and the finals are at 5 p.m. ·.


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Flaherty, Bro. Bob (Faculty) From:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

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To:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Subject: Moeller wrestlers win District, 11 move on to State...

Moeller Wrestling Update- Feb. 21. 2005 The wrestlers continue to roll by smashing two District records this past weekend. The Crusaders bested the district record for points by 50 over the State runner-up 2001 Moeller team. Moeller also qualified 11 wrestlers to the state tournament, one more than the previous record. All Moeller wrestlers placed in the top 5. District champions were Alex Weaver, Dean Gaier, Eric Cameron, and Charles Quehl. Josh Newbanks, Mike Mahon, and Frank Becker finished 2nd_ Third place finishers were Eric Gobin, Tommy Weinkam, and Cebastian Hilton. Jared Glaser placed 4th. Germane Lindsey, Nate Kmetz, and Kyle Jones finished 5th. Team Standings (Top 1. Moeller 2. Lakota West 3. Mason 4. Elder St. Xavier 6. Lakota East 7. Harrison 8. Princeton 9. Centerville 10. Sycamore

10): 258.50 (District Record) 122.00 102.00 91.00 91.00 88.50 82.50 72.00 66.50 62.00

Moeller Individual Results (top 4 qualify to state; 5th place is an alternate) 103- Alex Weaver (Jr) 1st 112- Eric Gobin (Fr) 3rd 119- Jared Glaser (Jr) 4th 125- Josh Newbanks (Sr) 2nd 130- Germane Lindsey (So) 5th 135- Tommy Weinkam (So) 3rd 140- Cebastian Hilton (Jr) 3rd 145 -Dean Gaier (So) 1st 152- Mike Mahon (So) 2nd 160- Nate Kmetz (Sr) 5th 171- Eric Cameron (Jr) 1st 189- Kyle Jones (Sr) 5th 215- Charles Quehl (Sr) 1st 275 - Frank Becker (So) 2nd Complete results at: http://www.baumspage.com/swdist/fal/res5/index.htm 2/2112005


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STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT The State Wrestling Tournament will be held at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The entire wrestling schedule is below. Please use the following links for all the information on the tournament including the pairings: Frequently asked questions: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/wr/boys/wrffaq.htm Pairings: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/wrlboys/2005/bdlpair.htm

STATE TOURNAMENT WRESTLING SCHEDULE For complete information on the state wrestling tournament, please go to the following website: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/wrlboys/default.asp Note: Moeller's time corresponds with Division 1. Thursday, February 26

2:00p.m.

Doors open

3:00p.m

Session 1 (championship preliminaries and consolations round 1 on 10 mats)

3:00p.m. 4:20 p.m. 6:00p.m. 7:45p.m. 8:30p.m. 9:10p.m.

Division Division Division Division Division Division

Ill championship preliminaries II championship preliminaries I championship preliminaries Ill consolations round 1 II consolations round 1 I consolations round 1

Friday. February 27

9:00a.m. 10:00 a.m.

5:30p.m. 6:30p.m

Doors open Session 2 (quarterfinals and consolations round 2 on 10 mats) 10:00 a.m. Division Ill championship quarterfinals 10:40 a.m. Division II championship quarterfinals 11:20 a.m. Division I championship quarterfinals 12:20 p.m. Division Ill consolations round 2 1:00 p.m. Division II consolations round 2 1:50 p.m. Division I consolations round 2

Doors open Session 3 (consolation quarterfinals and semifinals on 9 mats) 6:30p.m. Division I, II and Ill consolation quarterfinals 7:45p.m. Division I, II and Ill championship semifinals

Saturday, February 28

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4:00p.m.

Doors open

5:00p.m.

Session 5 (championship matches on 3 mats)

5:00p.m. Parade of Champions 5:20 p.m. Division I, II and Ill first place matches will be wrestled concurrently

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District wrestling

Kaake Lancer with a title Ends drought of at least 17 years By Mark Schmelzer Enquirer contributor

FAIRFIElD- La Salle senior Joe Kaake might not even have been born the last time the Lancers had a district wrestling champion. Kaake became the first La Salle wrestler in at least 17 years and perhaps since 1983 to win a district titlewhenheoverwhehnedHamilton junior Josh Steele 11-4 in the championship match of the 119pound weight class at the Fairfield Division I district tournament Saturday night. "It's awesome," Kaake said. "It's what I've worked for all four years." Kaake (34-1) was one of two wrestlers with one loss to win district ~championships. Sycamore senior Victer Crenshaw won the 140-pciund title and improved to 37-1 with a 22-10win over Harrison senior 'Chris Adams. Defending champion Moeller rolled to its second consecutive district championship and qualified 11 wrestlers for the state tournament that is scheduled Thursday through Saturday at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center. The Crusaders are the first team to win back-to-back championships in the district since Moeller won in 2000 and 2001. "It's special," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. "It says you've got a lot of kids coming back and wrestling well at the end of the year, and that's what's important." Harrison senior heavyweight Zachary Marshall also finished with one loss, but he wasn't eligible to wrestle for the championship after being disqualified during his semifinal match Saturday afternoon. Marshall was charged with a violation when he, dropped his opponent, Huber¡ Heights Wayne's Lance Wagner, after the whistle had blown to end the first period. When Wagner couldn't continue because of an injury, he was declared the winner, giving Marshall his first loss in 40 matches. Marshall won his consolation match to :finish third. Kaake's district championship is the first in La Salle coach Mike Flaherty's 17 Seasons at the school, the last four as coach.

Kaake was under the impression that it was the school's first since 1983. "It might've been that long," Flaherty said. "I can't remember the last time." Kaake has won 24 consecutive matches since losing to Troy Christian's Casey Thome in the Dayton Holiday Classic. "Everybody's shooting for him," Flaherty said. "He's at the top of their list. If he has an off night, he could end up catching a loss. He needs to be really focused." Sycamore's Crenshaw, who's won 20 in a row and is undefeated at 140 pounds, feels similar pressure. "Sometimes, it helps to lose," he said. ''Youcanuseittoseewhat you did wrong and where you stand at that point, but (the streak) helps me stay at the top of my game." In one of the night's best matches, Princeton's Josh Dowdy overcame an early head butt to his Adam's apple to edge Moeller sophomore Mike Mahon 2-1. Mahon beat Dowdy in last week's Wtlmington sectional championship match. ''I learned he's strong, and you can't beat strength with strength," Dowdy said. ''You have to use technique." DIVISION II: Franklin was the top area finisher at the Goshen district after taking eighth place with 62.5 points. Ross was No.12. Franklin's Adam Sweeney (125) and Justin Blevins (130) qualified for the state meet for the Wildcats. Dylan Ray (145) qualified for Ross. Western Brown sophomore RyanBrownleewonhis135-pound championship match, while Indian Hill's Zach Reckman also took first place, at 275. DIVISION Ill: Second-place Madeira (81 points) was the top area team in the Xenia district. Randy Cloran (119) took second and Kevin Crowley (140) was third. Kevin Cloran (125) and Joe Gettinger (152) took fourth for Madeira. Bluffton won (156.5). Middletown Madison was eighth (69.5). Madison's Patrick Lanham (140) won his championship match, while Batavia's Jacobs Ison (145) and Reading's Derek Mages (152) also finished first.


Wrestling results Division I Fairfield District At Fairfield

Team R-'15: 1. Moeller 258.5, 2. lakota West 122, 3. Mason 102, 4. Elder 91, 4. St. Xavier 91, 6. lakota East 88.5, 7. Harrison 82.5, 8. Princeton 72, 9. CenteiVIIIe 66.5, 10. Sycamore 62, 11. Hamilton 55, 12.LaSalle 43, 12. Oak Hills 43, 14. Northmont42, 15. Glen Este 35, 16. Talawanda 31, 17. Anderson 29, 17. Milford 29, 19. Wayne 27, 20. Loveland 24, 21. SpMgboro 23.5, 22. Troy 23, 23. Vandalia BuUer 20, 24. Colerain 13, 24. Springfield North 13, 26. Kettering Fairmont 12, 26. West carrollton 12, 28. Tecumseh 11, 28. Wilmington 11, 30. Fairfield 8, 30. ML Healthy 8, 30. Stebbins 8, 33. Winton Woods 7, 34. Western Hills 4, 35. Northwest3, 36. Amelia 2, 36.lebanon 2, 38. Turpin 0.

Championship Matches (Top four advance to state meet)

103-Weaver (Moeller) d. Relds (lW) 4-3; 112-Adams (Harrison) d. Dukes (Princeton) 7-0; 119-Kaake (LaSalle) d. Steele (Hamilton) 11-4; 125-Pierson (LE) md. Newbanks (Moeller) 9-0; 130-Baker (LE) d. Porter (Glen Este) 4-1; 135-Bradberry (lW) d. Dima (Anderson) 3-1; 140-Crenshaw (Sycamore) md. Admas (Harrision) 22-10; 145-Gaier (Moeller) tf. Mizener (Mason) 17-0; !52-Dowdy (Princeton) d. Mahon (Moeller) 2-1; 160-Denman (SX) d. Nusekabel (Elder) 8-5; 171-Cameron (Moeller) d. Miller (SX) 5-4; 189-Porter (Mason) d. Anevski (Elder) 8-5; 215-Quehl (Moeller) f. Prichard (Northmont) 5:20; 275-Wagner (Wayne) d. Becker (Moeller) 6-4.

lbird¡Piace Matches 103-McCoy (Elder) tf. Mead (Harrison) 18-3; 112-Gobin (Moeller) d. Hirth (Elder) 1-0 OT; 119-Pierson (LE) d. Glaser (Moeller) 4-0; 125-Dooley (lW) Brunckhorst (Talawanda) 4-3; !30-Meyer (Oak Hills) d. Aake (lW) 3-2; 135-Weinkam (Moeller) d. Canaher (SX) 5-2; 140-Hilton (Moeller) d. Bohl (lW) 5-3; 145-Aanigan (LaSalle) d. Crone (LE) 3-0; 152-Boerger (SX) d. Mauro (CenteiVille) 4-2; 160-Gibbs(OakHills)d. Wilder(Princeton) 11-5; 171-Aimer (lW) f. Dattilo (CenteiVille) 1:58; 189-Santos (Hamilton) d. Michel (Northmont) 13-6; 215-Trusler (Talawanda) d. Jameson (Elder) 7-5; 275-Marshall (Mason) f. Upsey (Sycamore) :23.

Goshen Division II District

Team Resulb: 1. Graham 232.0,2. Sheridan 99.0,3. Indian lake 91.0,4. Miami Trace 90.D,5. Hillsboro 89.0,6. Ben. logan 74.0,7. Bellbrook 65.0,8. Franklin 62.5,9. Milton-Union 58.0,10. Gallia Academy 55.0,11. Northwestern 55.0, 12. Ross 55.0,13. Shawnee 52.0, 14. Western Brown 48.0, 15. Valley View 47.5, 16. Brookville 44.0, 17. New lexington 35.0, 18. Eaton 34.0, 19. Greenon 33.0, 20. McClain 32.0, 21. Indian Hill 31.0, 22. Urbana 27.0, 23. Preble Shawnee 26.0, 24. Circleville 25.0, 25. Uttle Miami 22.0, 26. Edgewood 21.5, 27. Bellefontaine 19.5, 28. McNicholas 18.0, 29. Roger Bacon 18.0, 30. Logan Elm 14.0, 31. Chaminade-Julienne 13.5, 32. River Valley 13.0, 33. Norwood 12.0, 34. Tippecanoe 10.0, 35. Clermont NE 8.0, 36. Warren 8.0, 37. Goshen 7.0, 38. Jackson 5.0, 39. New Richmond 4.0, 40. Athens 3.0, 41. Alter 2.0, 42. Purcell Marian 2.0, 43. Fairfield Union 1.0.

Championship Matches (Top four advance to state)

103- Thomusselt (Graham) d. Quickie (Hillsboro) 7-2; 112- Hart (Graham) d. Penny (Milton-Union) 2-0; 119Jordan (Graham) p. Fondale (New le~ngton) 5:47; 125-

Doggett (Graham) p. Sweeney (Franklin) 1:39; 130Chnstensen (Greenon) p. Klofta (Indian Lake) 1:37; 135Brownlee (Western Brown) d. Morrison (Miami Trace) 6-3; 140-Coleman (Preble Shawnee) d. Tompkins (Miami Trace) 6-5; 145- Deeter (Valley View) d. Johns (Brookville) 12-5; 152- Esch (Indian lake) md. Rhoads (Hillsboro) 12-0; 160-Erwm (Graham) p. Stahl (Ben. Logan) 2:32; 171-Thompson (Graham) d. VanBuskir1< (Ben. Logan) 4-2; 189-White (Sheridan) d. Cook (Bellbrook) 3-2; 215Marshall (Graham) p. Messer (Sheridan) 3:06; 275Reckman (Indian Hill) d. Carpenter (Sheridan) 3-2 OT.

Third-Place Matches

103- Jellison (Ross) d. Fraley (Miami Trace) 3-2; 112Silvers (Eaton) tech. fall McHugh (Bellbrook) 16-1; 119Land (Valley View) d. Artmann (Hillsboro) 3-1; 125- Pencil (Northwestern) p. Gifford (logan Elm) 1:56; 130- Blevins (Franklin) d. Boyd (Graham) 7-5; 135- Kyle (Graham)tech. fall Nichols (Edgewood) 19-4; 140- Sells Milton-Union) d. Harter (Sheridan) 8-3; 145- Ray (Ross) d. Pencil (Northwestern) 1-0; 152- Robinson (Bellbrook) d. Martin (Utile Miami) 9-3; 160- Ashcraft (McClain) over Bums (Hillsboro) forte~; 171- Saunders (Gallia Academy) d. Thomure (Shawnee) 6-3; 189- Blakely (Ben. Logan) p. Storts (Shawnee) 2:29; 215- Winters Gallia Academy) p. Moore (MiamiTrace) 4:21; 275- Davis (Circleville) d. Rankin (Miami Trace) 9-3.

Division Ill Xenia district

Team Resulb: 1. Bluffton 156.5, 2. Madeira 81, 3. Greenview 60, 4. Mechanicsburg 80, 5. Miami East 77, 6. Carilsle 75, 7. Troy Chnstian 72, 8. Madison 69.5, 9. Coldwater67, 10. lima CC 57, 11. Belpre 55,12 Versailles 55, 13. Cllnton-Massie 53.5, 14. w. Uberty Salem 53, 15. Reading51.5, 16. Batavia 51, 17. D~ie 50, 18. McComb33, 19. Nelsonville-Vorl< 32.5, 20. Waterford 32, 21. Wellston 32, 22. Trl-County North 31.5, 23. Waynesville 31.5, 24. Covington 29, 25. Cory-Rawson 28, 26. DayiOn Chnstian 26, 27. Miami Valley 25.5, 28. Northeastern 23, 29. Westfall 22.5, 30. Blanchester !8, 31. Crooksville 18, 32. St. Johns 15, 33. Fenwick 14, 34. Jefferson 14, 35. Allen East 9, 36. CHCA 9, 37. SpenceiVille 6.5, 38.lockland 4, 39. Van Bum 4, 40. Bethel-Tate 3, 41. North College Hill3, 42. Fairland 2, 43. Northridge 2, 44. Chesapeake 1.

Championship matches (Top four advance to state)

103-Kolodzik (MV) d. Sergent (Troy Christian) 7-5. 112-Thome (Troy Christian) d. Gambill (Miami East) 8-4. 119-Toney (Mechanicsburg) d. Cloran (Madeira) 3-1. 125-Pike (Greeneview) d. Steiner (Waynesville) 9-3. 130-Shindledecker (Uma C.C.) md. Young (Nelsonville-Vorl<) 18-5. 135-Falk (Bluffton) d. Gambill (Miami East) 13¡9. 140-lanham (Madison) d. Hill (McComb) 9-7. !52-Mages (Reading) d. Ziegler (Mechanicsburg) 6-5. 160-Shannon (Bluffton) md. Taylor (Northeastern) 25-11.171-lewis (W. Uberty-Salem) d. Craft (D~ie) 3-1.189-Brown (Covington) d. Jones (Westfall) 6-4. 215-Brown (Covington) d. Jones (Westfall) 6-4. 275-Phillips (Wellston) d. Doty (Bluffton) 12-7.

Third-Place matches 103-Savage (Carlisle) d. Strickland (Bluffton) 6-1. 112-Gulley (Tri-County North) md. Pike (Greeneview) 11-2. 119-Austin (Carlisle) d. Reyes (Belpre) 3-2. 125-Campbell (Day. Christian) d. Cloran (Madeira) 3-1. 130-Robbe (Batavia) d. Stapleton (Carlisle) 3-0. 135-levy (W. Uberty-Salem) md. Fose (Madison) 9-0. 140-Kiaus (Mechanicsburg) over Bemho~ (Versailles) by default. 152-Shockey (Bluffton) d. Gettinger (Madeira) 10-5. 160-Schwab (Ciinton-Massie) p. Swick (Jefferson) 4:38. 171-Strtckland (Greeneview) d. Uhlenhake (Coldwater) 4-3. 189-Ross (Ciinton-Massie) d. Uhlenhake (Coldwater) 7-1. 215-Keiser (Versailles) d. Laughman (Miami East) 11-5. 275-Watson (Madison) p. Jones (Belpre) 2:59.


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District Tournament Information (at Fairfield High School) Friday (Feb. 18): Session 1: 2:45pm-5:45pm (Round 1) Session 2: 7pm-10pm (Round 2 and Consolation 1) Saturday (Feb. 19): Session 3:10am (2nd consolations); 12noon (semi-finals; 3rd consolations) Session 4: 6pm (finals)

The Moeller Wrestling Team has cracked the top 40 in the nation according to the Amateur Wrestling News Prep top 40.

AMATEUR WRESTLING NEWS PREP 40 POLL

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1 Blair Academy N.J. 2 Brandon Fla. 3 St. Edward Ohio 4 El Reno Okla. 5 Carl Sandburg Ill. 6 EastonPa. 7 Great Bridge Va. 8 St. Paris Graham Ohio 9 Davison Mich. 10 Owatonna Minn. 11 Wasatch Utah 12 Wisconsin Rapids Wise. 13 Chicago St. Rita Ill. 14 Connellsville Pa. 15 Providence Catholic Ill. 16 Oak Park Mo. 17 Massillon Perry Ohio 18 Upper Perkiomen Pa. 19 Mt. St. Joseph Md. 20 Christiansburg Va. 21 Parkersburg W. Va 22 Apple Valley Minn. 23 Camden Catholic N.J. 24 Montini Ill. 25 Poway Calif 26 Oviedo Fla. 27 Bakersfield Calif 2/15/2005

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Subject: Moeller Wrestling sets more records. Moeller Wrestling Update 2-13-05 The Moeller wrestlers continued to set records with a dominating performance at the Up next is the District Tournament at Fairfield on Friday and Saturday.

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2005 Wilmington Division I Sectional Scores ******************************************* 1. Moeller 312.5 2. Princeton 184.5 3. Lakota East 173.0 4. Colerain 152.0 5. Milford 147.5 6. Wilmington 85.0 7. Amelia 55.0 8. Winton Woods 36.5 9. Turpin 16.0 10. Walnut Hills 3.0 First Place 103: Alex Weaver(Moeller) pin Chris Newberry(Milford) 5:17 112: DeRichieen Dukes(Princeton) dec. Eric Gobin(Moeller) 7-5 119: Kody Pierson(Lakota East) maj. dec. Ryan Erickson(Colerain) 14-4 125: Kent Pierson(Lakota East) dec. Josh Newbanks(Moeller) 4-3 130: Germane Lindsey(Moeller) dec. Billy Baker(Lakota East) 5-3 135: Tommy Weinkam(Moeller) dec. Rodolfo Rivera(Princeton) 7-6 140: Cebastian Hilton(Moeller) maj. dec. Justin Braun(Colerain) 11-2 145: Dean Gaier(Moeller) dec. Muhammad Abdur-Rahman(Princeton) 9-2 152: Mike Mahon(Moeller) dec. Josh Dowdy(Princeton) 4-3 OT 160: Nate Kmetz(Moeller) dec. Kevyn Wilder(Princeton) 12-6 171: Eric Cameron(Moeller) maj. dec. Nic Perry(Winton Woods) 13-5 189: Kyle Jones(Moeller) pin Daniel Canfield(Lakota East) 0:39 215: Charles Quehl(Moeller) pin Robert Neeley(Princeton) 3:11 275: Frank Becker(Moeller) pin Dustin Jacoby(Wilmington) 0:30 Third Place 103: Kevin Dickinson(Colerain) dec. Ronnie Eikelberger(Amelia) 7-1 112: Nate Hall(Lakota East) dec. Kyle Krummet(Milford) 10-6 119: John Reese(Amelia) dec. Jared Glaser(Moeller) 4-2 125: Matt Pence(Princeton) maj. dec. Ben McQueary(Colerain) 12-1 130: Chris Roundtree(Princeton) dec. Zach Barge(Colerain) 5-3 135: Tom Grabo(Colerain) dec. Lucas Plotner(Wilmington) 8-3 140: Kyle Gregory(Lakota East) dec. Daniel Bryant(Milford) 3-0 145: Dan Crone(Lakota East) over Colby Ferguson(Milford) forfeit 152: Ryan Hadley(Milford) maj. dec. Zach Sheppard(Amelia) 8-0 160: John Doyle(Turpin) dec. T.J. O'Connell(Milford) 8-7 OT --- -~-+-oo /Princeton) dec. James Forte (Milford) 7-3 189: Ricky Butler . 215: Gear (Mllford) d ge Emmons(M"l ec. Calv· 275: Zacb Humbert(Wi~t:Ord) dec. Jak:~Dixon(Coleran) 12-6 n Woods) de atters(Col ·n) 3-1 oT c. Daniel en.:L ) 3-0 Cati (Pr ·r..ceton

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Moeller wrestling coach Jeff Gaier is not taking anything for granted as his team prepares for today's 6 p.m. sectional tournament at Wihnington High School. Despite being the No.4 team in the state ·media poll and the top seed in their sectional, which resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with the finals set for 4 p.m., the Crusaders know anything can happen. "It is important to be sharp, because if you don'tfocus and wrestle well, you could be eliminated," Gaier said. Gaier noted three weight classes in particular - 119, 125 and 130 pounds- that will be anything but a walk in the park. Junior Jared Glaser (119), senior Josh Newbanks (125) and sophomore Germane lindsey (130) will have their hands full with Lakota East seniors Kent Pierson (119), Kody Pierson (125) and Billy Baker (130). The Lakota East trio defeated the three Crusaders in a dual meet at Moeller on Jan. 28. Newbanks, lindsey, senior Charles Quehl (215), junior Alex Weaver (103) and sophomore Dean Gaier (145) are returning state qualifiers and all won their weight classes at the Greater Catholic League tournament last Saturday. Lakota West, ranked sixth in the state, will be the No.2 seed at the Fairfield I sectional (5 p.m. today). After his team won the Greater Miami Conference tournament last Saturday, coach Scott Fetzer hopes it can keep its momentum. "We put a lot of emphasis on the end of the year," Fetzer said. "We remind our kids that everything we have done is for this time of year." Saturday's Fairfield sectionals begin at 10:30 a.m., and the finals are at5p.m.. The Firebirds also return three state qualifiers from last season in senior Brian Almer and juniors Alex Flake and Tony Bradberry. Freshman Ryan Fields (103), Flake (130), Bradberry (135),Almer (171) and senior Ben Reinhardt (275) won their respective weight classes at the GMC tournament.

Division II Western Brown, ranked No. 3 in · the Divisions II-III area coaches' poll, will be the heavy favorite to take home a third consecutive s..:...:tional title this weekend in front of its home crowd. Today's action begins at 6 p.m., while Saturday's rounds are 11 a.m. and5p.m. "We feel pretty confident about our chances this year," Western Brown coach Scott Smith said. "We've prepared for these tournaments by playing a very difficult schedule this season, full of Division I squads." Western Brown sophomore Ryan Brownlee (135) is coming off a sixth-place finish at last year's state tournament The returning sectional champ and defending district runner-up is 27-2. The Broncos have an up-andcoming star in freshman J.J. Ellis (152), who finished the regular season 24-12. Junior Brandon Naylor (160) and seniors Kyle Patrick (145) and Kyle Hollingsworth (140) also have realistic chances of being state qualifiers, according to Smith. Smith said Roger Bacon, ranked sixth in the Enquirer poll, will pose the biggest threat to the Broncos' three-peat hopes. The Spartans, however, will be without five starters due to injury and academics. "(Western Brown) is going to be tough to beat," Roger Bacon coach Brennan Ryan said. Roger Bacon, coming off its first GCL North title, is led by defending sectional champion junior David Harris (1l2) and senior Steve Brunsman (150). Ross, No. 1 in the Enquirer poll, competes at the Eaton sectional.

Division Ill Three of the top 10 teams in the Enquirer poll will compete in the Madeira sectional beginning at 5:30p.m. today. Second-ranked Madeira, fourth-ranked Middletown Madison and fifth-ranked Reading, along with Batavia, headline the 21-team field. Saturday's session begins at 1:30 p.m. with the finals set for 7p.m.


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Subject: Wrestlers set record at GCL The Varsity wrestlers continue their dominance of the GCL in a record setting way. The Crusaders had a record ten individual champions beating the rest of the GCL by over 115 points. Individual Champions were Alex Weaver, Eric Gobin, Josh Newbanks, Germane Lindsey, Cebastian Hilton, Dean Gaier, Mike Mahon, Nate Kmetz, Eric Cameron, and Charles Quehl. Runner-ups were Jared Glaser, Tom Weinkam, and Frank Becker. Kyle Jones placed third. The Varsity will begin their road to state next week at the Wilmington Sectional.

G.C.L. Results 2/5/05 At Moeller High School South Division: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Moeller 273 St. Xavier 156.5 Elder 124 LaSalle 72.5

North Division: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Roger Bacon 65.5 Chaminade Julienne 60 Purcell Marian 41 McNicholas 19 Alter 4

Individual Results (Championship) 103- Weaver (Mo) d. McCoy (E) 4-1 112- Gobin (Mo) d. Harris (RB) 4-0 119 - Kaake (L) p. Glaser (Mo) 125- Newbanks (Mo) p. Carrigg (CJ) 130 - Lindsey (Mo) d. Tighe (PM) 10-4 135- D. Carraher (X) p. Weinkam (Mo) 6:55 140 - Hilton (Mo) d. Schneider (L) 11-6 145- Gaier (Mo) p. Flanigan (L) 152 - Mahon (Mo) d. Boerger (X) 4-2 ot 160 - Kmetz (Mo) d. Denman (X) 5-3 171- Cameron (Mo) p. Miller (X) 189 - Anevski (E) md. Rettig (X) 15-4 215- Quehl (Mo) md. Jameson (E) 11-3 275- Beane (CJ) p. Becker (Mo) Individual Results (Consolations) 103 - Chavies (RB) p. Broderick (X) 2/7/2005

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112- Pretty (E) d. Bryans (X) 8-4 119- Schultz (E) md. Trimbach (RB) 11-0 125 - Gorrasi (E) d. L. Carraher (X) 14-12 130- Stevenson (CJ) md. Linz (X) 12-4 135 -Rigsby (CJ) d. Duffy (L) 11-7 140- Hegman (X) d. Smith (PM) 8-2 145- Jameson (E) d. Schoenling (X) 8-2 152- Philpot (Me) d. Holthaus (L) 3-1 160- Nusekabel (E) md. Jolly (RB) 12-0 171 - Hoeh (RB) p. Lamps (E) 189- Jones (Mo) md. Ritter (Me) 16-6 215 -Kenney (PM) p. Trencamp (Me) 275 -Mcintyre (E) dq. Urig (X)

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Moeller primed to continue GCL tournament dominance By

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Two-time Greater Catholic League champion Moeller headlines the league meet Saturday at Moeller. The Crusaders return to action afte_r a three-day stretch of wrestling last week that included wins over St Xavier (Thursday) and Lakota East (Friday). Moeller went to Lakewood St Edward and lost 39-25 to Blair Academy (NJ.), ranked No. lin several national polls, before defeating Bergen Catholic (NJ.). Seniors Nate Kmetz (160) and Charles Quehl (215), _juniors Alex Weaver (103) and Eric Cameron (171) and sophomores Mike Mahon (152) and Frank Becker (275) won matches against Blair. 'This week is always a big week for us," Moeller coach}eff Gaier said. Moeller won more individual matches (six) than it ever had won

against Blair in five meetings. 'That type of competition should pay off in a few weeks at the state tournament," Gaier said. Moeller has won 11 of the past 12 league meets. The event begins at 10 am. TOURNAMENT TIME: The Greater Miami Conference tournament features· five teams ranked in the Enquirer Division I poll: host and No. 3ranked Lakota West, No.7 Lakota East, No. 8 Princeton, No. 9 Oak Hills and No. 10 Milford. 'The GMC tournament is a great one-day tournament," Lakota West coach Scott Fetzer said. "Sometimes our league is tougher than the sectional tournaments. We would love nothing more than to win it again." Sycamore is the defending champion.LakotaWestwonin2003and2002. • The Fort Ancient Valley Conference-Buckeye Division meet will be held Saturday at Loveland. Harri-

son, ranked No.2 in the Enquirer poll, is the favorite to win its fifth title in the past six seasons. Ross is going for its third consecutive Cardinal Division title. • Franklin, No.7 in the Enquirer Divisions li-N poll, is at the Mid-Miami League tournament Saturday, beginning at 10 am., at Springboro. Franklin will be competing for its fourth consecutive South title. •western Brown, No.1 in the Enquirer Divisions li-N poll, is favored in the Southern Buckeye Conterence meet at Batavia Saturday. • Sectional wrestling begins Feb.ll-12. In Division I, Fairfield will host two sectionals, while Wilmington has the other. Moeller is the No. 1 seed. Western Brown will be a host in Division II and Madeira will be a host in Division ill. Sectional tournament assignments, seedings, C2


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103_.... I. Weaver(Moeller)21-7;2. Foetds(West)23-2;3.Mead (Harrison) 23-6:4. McCoy (Elder) 18-10: 5. 0. Nguyen (Mason) 20-10:6. Shennan (M,~ord) 23-7; 7. Herrington (Sycamore) 16-8; 8. Hams (Mount Healthy) 29-7: 9. G. Campbell (Anderson) 22-9: 10. Dickinson (Coleram) 5-5.

112_.ts I. Adams (Harrison) 23-2; 2. Gobin (Moeller) 24-9; 3. Touns (West) 28-7; 4. C. Vaug)ln (Fairfield) 16-8; 5. Hutll (Elder) 17-12:6. Oukes(Pnnceton)22-4; 7. Hall (East) 10-11: 8. Stallings (Mount Healthy) 24-8: 9. T. Campbell (Ande<son) 20-11: 10. A. Nguyen (Mason) 20-13.

119_.ts I. Kaake (la Salle) 25-1: 2. Pie<son (East) 18-3: 3. Steele (Hamilton) 24-3:4. Glaser (Moeller) 14-13; 5. Reese (Amelia) 21-7; 6. Stevens (West) 23-8: 7. End<son (Colerain) 8-3; 8. Hotopp (Hamson) 16-8:9. Burgdort (Milford) 18-10; 10. Ford (Mason) 21-11.

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I. Pierson (East) 19-4: 2. Newbanks (Moeller) 24-6: 3. Hollandswordl (Hamilton) 24-4; 4. Pence (Princeton) 13-4; 5. Oeinleln (Oak H•lls) 17-8; 6. Vaug)ln (Fairfield) 19-9; 7. Dooley (West) 17-6; 8. Cortlett (Mount Healthy) 19-12, 9. Suess (Mason) 19-11; 10. McQuery (Colerain) 5-5.

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I. Rake (West) 24-4: 2. Baker (East) 13-6: 3. tJndsey {Moeller) 23·9: 4. Porter (Glen Estel 17-4: 5. Meyer (Dak Hdls) 27-3; 6. Campbell (Harrison) 22-8; 7. Szeckeresll (Lebanon) 18-7; 8. Bui1<(Ha1Tlllton) 23-4; 9. Cooperstem (Mason) 17 -15; 10. Oep~faniO (Fairfield) 16-8.

135_.... I. T. Bradbeny (West) 28-5; 2. Conley (Glen Estel 18-~; 3. R•vera (Princeton) 23-5; 4. Oima (Anderson) 26-7; 5. Tawney (Sycamore) 19-5; 6. Wemkam (Moeller) 20-14; 7. 0. Carraher (St X) 23-7; 8. Shepherd (East) 6-7:9. Kline (Mason) 23-8; 10. Roberts (Fairfield) 16-11.

140_.... I. Crenshaw (Sycamore) 20-1; 2. Bohl (West) 26-8; 3. Hilton {Moeller) 20-8; 4. Adams (Harrison) 24- 7; 5. Braun (Colerain) 7-3; 6. Sc!me111er (la Salle) 15-9; 7. Rivera (Princeton) 6-3: 8. Massong (Oak Hills) 23-6: 9. Hersllner (Lebanon) 14-9; 10. FISher (Fairfield) 8-8.

145_.... I. Mizener (Mason) 29-3: 2. Gaier (Moeller) 19-6; 3. Crone(East) 18-7;4. Aamgan (laSalle)26-5; 5. Rivera (Harnson) 23-7; 6. Jameson (Elder) 19-11; 7. Abdar-Rahmann (Princeton) 16-3; 8. Ferguson (M,Iford) 22-4; 9. Shoenlmg (St X) 12-9; 10. Patterson (Sycamore) 6-3.

152_.... I. Mahon (Moeller) 27-7; 2. Boerger (St X) 26-5; 3. Oowdy(Pnnceton) 13-3; 4. Applegate (East) 12-10; 5. Hadley (Milford) 13-5: 6. SdlmJttauer (West) 14-12: 7. Campbell (Harrison) 18-8; 8. Spence (Dak H,!ls) 20-5; 9. Holthaus (la Salle) 12-8; 10. Harris (Hamilton) 12-8.

160_.... 1. Kmetz (Moeller) 30-6; 2. Denman (St X) 25-6: 3: Nusekabel (Elder) 24-6; 4. Gibbs (Oak Hills) 26-4; 5. HeniZe (West) 17-10: 6. Wilder (Princeton) 21-5: 7. Hooven (Moun Healtlly) 30-6; 8. Taylor (Harrison) 16-9: 9. Kassner (Anderson) 21-11; 10. O'Connell (Milfun!) 17-14.

171_.ts I. Cameron (Moer.er) 20-9; 2. Miller (St X) 25-8: 3. Almer (West) 27-6; 4. 0. Huff (Mason) 19-8; 5. Peny (Winton Woods) 18-3; 6. Saars (Loveland) 23-4: 7. Rooney (Ander· son) 22-9; 8. Stnker (Hamson) 16-8: 9. Potee (Princeton) 15-10:10. Samaan (Sycamore) 14-7.

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I. Anevski (Elder) 26-6: 2. Santos (Hamilton) 24-3; 3. Godfrey (Glen Este) 15-8; 4. Porter (Mason) 25-7; 5. Ret:ig (Sl X) 23-8; 6. Jooes (MoeHer) 18-12; 7. Merter (Loveland) 23-6; 8. Campolongo (Dak H:IIS) 17-12; 9. Canfield (East) 11-9: 10. Weatl1efholt (West) 16-15.

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I. Quehl (Moeller) 29-4; 2. L.ovy (Lebanon) 30-4; 3. Jameson (Elder) 21-10; 4. Snyder{Gien Estel 12-6:5. Adam (L.oveland)23-6: 6. UttleJQhn(MountHealtlly)22-10; 7. Morton (Mason) 27-8; 8. Elliot (Hamson) 5·4: 9. Neely (Princeton) 15-11: 10. Meyer (Sl X) 13·10.

275_.ts I. Marsllall (Mason) 30-0; 2. Becker (Moeller) 26-5; 3. Reinhardt (West) 21-9; 4. Gulflre (Loveland) 20-1; 5. Vance (Oak Hills) 22-5: 6. Jacoby (Wilmington) 20-7; 7. Cox (Glen ~) 1~-~: 8, ~clntyre (Elder) 8-10;_ 9. Gudmundson (Fair-


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Subject: Wrestling Update 1-30-05

Moeller Wrestling Update 1-30-05 The Varsity wrestlers successfully completed a challenging month highlighted by a match this past Saturday in Cleveland vs. Blair Academy NJ, ranked#1 in the nation. The Crusaders battled to a25-10 lead before dropping the dual39-25. Moeller posted six individual wins including pins by Charles Quehl and Frank Becker. Other wins by Mike Mahon, Nate Kmetz, Eric Cameron and Alex Weaver. Blair later defeated St. Edwards 27-23 to seal up this year's national title. In the second match, Moeller dominated Bergen Catholic, NJ, 52-10, winning 11 of 14 individual matches. Winners for the Crusaders were Mike Mahon, Nate Kmetz, Kyle Jones, Charles Quehl, Frank Becker, Alex Weaver, Jared Glaser, Josh Newbanks, Germane Lindsey, Tommy Weinkam, and Matt Hammer.

This past Friday, the Crusaders crushed Lakota East 55-9. Winners were Alex Weaver, Eric Gobin, Tommy Weinkam, Matt Hammer, Dean Gaier, Mike Mahon, Nate Kmetz, Eric Cameron, Kyle Jones, Ross Quehl, and Frank Becker. N defeated Lakota 42-24. Freshman won 39-16. The Crusaders ended their dual meet season with a 12-2 record. Next up is the GCL tournament at Moeller. The Varsity 'B' team won the Kings Invitational putting seven wrestlers into the finals and producing three champions: Tim Mauntel, Joe Otmar, and Ross Quehl. Placing second were Adam Wallander, Matt Melink, Dan Leshney, and Andrew Brietenbach. Jack Yowler and Will Korst took 3rd. Jeremy Siderits placed 4th.

Upcoming Matches: Thursday, Feb. 3- Frosh GCL at Moeller (5pm) Friday, Feb. 4- Reserve GCL at Moeller (5pm) Saturday, Feb. 5- Varsity GCL at Moeller (11am)

Moeller 55- Lakota East 9 Individual Results: 103 - Weaver (M) p. Hake (LE) 1:05 112- Gobin (M) md. Hall (LE) 11-2 119 -Pierson (LE) d. Glaser (M) 8-5 1130/2005


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Blair Academy 39 - Moeller 25 Individual Results: 103- Weaver (M) d. Brackup (BA) 4-1 112- Peterkin (BA) md. Gobin (M) 12-0 119 - Gitomer (BA) md. Glaser (M) 18-7 125- Shanaman (BA) p. Newbanks (M) 3:33 130- Mason (BA) md. Lindsey (M) 12-0 135 -Frey (BA) p. Weinkam (M) 1:31 140- Blasco (BA) tf Hammer (M) 16-0 145- Mangini (BA) md. Gaier (M) 10-2 152- Mahon (M) d. Thurgood (BA) 4-3 1/30/2005


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160- Kmetz (M) d. Guttilla (BA) 7-5 ot 171 - Cameron (M) md. Rosimilia (BA) 14-3 189- Taylor (BA) p. Jones (M) 1:43 215- Quehl (M) p. Manley (BA) 3:35 275 -Becker (M) p. Powers (BA) 5:10 Records: Moeller (11-2)

Moeller 52 -Bergen Catholic 10 Individual Results: 103- Weaver (M) p. Lotz (BC) 1:26 112- Battaglia (BC) d. Gobin (M) 5-4 119- Glaser (M) md. Maio (BC) 8-0 125- Newbanks (M) p. Casper (BC) 2:59 130- Lindsey (M) tf. Fogario (BC) 16-1 135- Weinkam (M) md. Duranio (BC) 10-2 140 - Hammer (M) d. Piero (BC) 12-7 145- Sickles (BC) md. Gaier (M) 21-7 152 - Mahon (M) d. Kent (BC) 5-1 160- Kmetz (M) p. Davies (BC) 2:00 171- Kocher (BC) d. Cameron (M) 2-1 189- Jones (M) d. Abramo (BC) 1-0 215- Quehl (M) p. Otsuka (BC) :59 275 - Becker (M) p. Gush (BC) 1:32 Records: Moeller (12-2) 1/30/2005


Wtestling notebook

Crusaders eager to challenge the nation's top-ranked team ,,-, -(..__ . By Mike Oyer ' --" · . .

Enquirerstaffwriter

Moeller coach Jeff Gaier is looking forward to his Crusaders' trip to northeast 0 hio this weekend. After this afternoon's 5 p.m. match at lakota East, Moeller will travel to a Saturday event at lakewood St Edward where the Crusaders will compete in a tri-meet against Bergen Catholic (NJ.) and Blair Academy (NJ.), widely considered the No.1 team in the country. "We are excited about wrestling Blair," Gaier said. "It is not too often you get a chance to wrestle the top · team in the country. It will give our guys a gauge on where they stand with the best" Moeller was second, behind Massillon Peny, at the Mayfield Precision Big 8 tournament Seniors Josh Newbanks (125 pounds) and Nate Kmetz (160) won titles, while freshman Eric Gobin (112), junior Eric Cameron (171) and senior Charles Quehl (215) were runnersuo.

INTRIGUING MATCHUP: No. 2l.akota West is at No.3 Harrison tonight in what appears to be one of the better dual meets this season. Harrison is off to its best dual meet record (11-0) since 1996-97. lakota West defeated lakota East last week for the seventh time ineightseasons.CoachScottFetzer has been impressed with his freshmen and especially Nick Bohl (140). Junior Tony Bradbeny (135) is 26-5 in dual meets and senior Brian Almer (171) is 25-6. "I think the Harrison dual is going to be tough and a close scoring dual," Fetzer said. 'They are wrestling real well, and we look forward to the challenge." Harrison senior Cris Adams (140) had victories last week ag~st Colerain and Elder. Junior Tyler Adams (112) is 20-2 in dual meets. "We hope we're peaking at the righttimeduringthelastthirdofthe season," Harrison assistant coach Chris Baird said. WESTERN BROWN NEW NO.1: We~tern Brown i~ the new No.1

team in the Enquirer Divisions II-IV area coaches' poll this week. The Broncos were third at the Hanuner & Anvil Invitational last weekend. On Feb. 2, Western Brown hosts a tri-meet with No. 2 Ross and No. 4 Madeira. Western Brown is led by 135pound sophomore Ryan Brownlee (21-2) and junior Brandon Naylor (18-4 at 160). PINS:GlenEsteseniorJacobPorter recorded his lOOth victory last weekend at the Milford Invitational. Porter (130) was named the toumament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. • Mason senior Zach Marshall (275), who has already committed to Marylandforfootball, is undefeated in dual matches (28-0) this season. Marshall set the school record for career pins (69) and was tied as of Wednesday night for the singleseason record (23). • Indian Hill senior Zach Reckman, who made an oral commitment earlier this week to play football at Purdue, is undefeated (17-0) at 275 pounds.


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140 126 106 95 82 6. St X.vler 70 7. lakota East 45 T8. Prtnce10n 43 T8. Oak Hills 43 10. Ham1110n 10 Others receiving votes: Sycamore 6; Milford I, Loveland I, Glen Este 1. Fa1rfield 1. Colerain I. 3. Hamson 4. Mason 5. Elder

103 pounds I. WetNer (MoelleQ 17-7:2. Fields (West) 21-2; 3. Mead (Hamson) 21-5:4. McCoy (Elder) 16-7:5.0. Nguyen (Mason) 18-10; 6. Shennan (Milford) 23-7; 7. Hamngton (Sycamore) 16-8: 8. Hams (Mount Healllly) 24-5; 9. G. campbell (Anderson) 20-9; 10. Oickmson (Coleram).

112 pounds I. Adams (Hamson) 20-2; 2. Gobin (Moeller) 22-7:3. Totlns (West) 27-6; 4. C. Vaug)ln (Fairfield) 16-8:5. H1rlll (Elder) 16-9; 6. Han (East) 10-9; 7. A. Nguyen (Mason) 19-12; 8. Dukes (Princeton) 22-4; 9. Stallings (Mount Healllly) 19-8; 10. T. campbell (Anderson) 20-11. U9 pounds Kaake (La Salle) 23-1; 2. Plerson (East) 16-3: 3. Steele (Hamilton) 22-2; 4. Stevens (West) 22-7: 5. Glaser (Moeller) 11-11; 6. Reese (Amelia) NR; 7. Ford (Mason) 20-10; 8. Erickson (Colerain) 8-3; 9. HoiOpp (Hamson) 13-8. 125 pOUIIds 1. Plerson (East) 17 -4; 2. Newbanks (Moeller) 21-4; 3. Ho~ lllndswMll (Hamilton) 21-3: 4. Demlem (Dak Hills) 14-7; 5. Vaug)ln (Fairfield) 17-9; 6. Dooley (West) 15-6; 7. Corbett (Mount Healthy) 16-10; 8. Suess (Mason) 17-11; 9. Pence (Princeton) 11-4; 10. McQuery (Coleram) ONR. 130 pounds I. Rake (West) 22-4:2. ~ndsey (Moell"" 20-6; 3. Porter (Glen Este) 17 -4; 4. Baker (East) 11-6; 5. Meyer (Dak HillS) 24-3; 6. Gryzbeck(Eider) 15-10; 7. Szeckeresh (lebanon) 1B-7: 8. campbell (Hamson) 20-7; 9. Burl! (Hamii!Dn) 21-4; 10. Cooperstem (Mason) 16-13.

135 pounds I. T. Bradberry (West) 26-5; 2. Conley (Glen Este) 18-3; 3. Rivera (PrlnceiOn) 21-5; 4. Oima (Anderson) 24-7; 5. Tawney (Sycamore) 19-5; 6. Weinkam (Moeller) 17-13; 7. D. carraher (St XtNier) 22-6; B. Shepherd (East) 6-7; 9. Kline (Mason) 21-8; 10. Roberts (Fairfield) 15-10.

140 pounds I. Crenshaw (Sycamore) 20-1; 2. Bohl (West) 24-B; 3.

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ton (Moeller) 18-8; 4. Adams (Hamson) 22-6; 5. Braun (Colerain) 7-3; 6. Schneider (la Salle) 14-8; 7. Rivera (PnnceiOn) 6-3; 8. Masssong(Oak Hills) 20-5; 9. Hershner (lebanon) 11-8; 10. FISher (Fairfield) 8-8. 145 pounds I. Mizener (Mason) 27-3; 2. Crone (East) 17-6; 3. Gaier (Moeller) 19-6; 4. Aanigan (La Salle) 24-5; 5. Rivera (Hamson) 20-7; 6. Jameson (Elder) 16-10; 7. Abdar-Rahmann (Princeton) 15-2; B. Ferguson (Milford) 21-4; 9. Shoenlmg(St Xavier) 11-8; 10. Patterson (Sycamore) 6-3.

152 pounds I. Boerger (St xavier) 25-4; 2. Mahon (Moeller) 22-7; 3. Dowdy (PrinceiOn) 11-3; 4. Applegate (East) 12-8; 5. Hadley

(Milford) 12-5; 6.Schmlttauer(West) 13-11; 7. campbell (Hamson) 15-7; 8. Spence (Oak H1lls) 17-5; 9. Holthaus (La Salle) 12-8; 10. Hams (Hamii!Dn) 11-7.

160 pounds 1. Kmetz (Moeller) 25-6; 2. Denman (St XBV!er) 24-5; 3. Nusekabel (Elder) 19-6; 4. G1bbs (Dak Hills) 22-4; 5. HeniZe (\\'est) 17-10; 6. Wilder (Princeton) 19-5; 7. Hooven (Mourn Healthy) 24-7; 8. Taylor (Hamson) 13-9; 9. Kassner(Anderson) 19-11; 10. O'Connell (Minard) 16-14. 171 pounds I. cameron (Moeller) 16-8; 2. M1ller (St XtNier) 25-6; 3. Almer (West) 25-6; 4. D. Huff (Mason) 18-8; 5. Sear.; (lo\leland) 21-4; 6. Rooney (Anderson) 20-9: 7. Striker (Hamson) 15-6; 8. Potee (PnnceiOn) 13-10; 9. Samaan (Sycamore) 14-7; 10. Forte (Milford) 14-12. 189p0Unds I. Anevski (Elder) 23-4; 2. Santos (Harmlton) 21-3; 3. Godfrey (Glen Estel 15-8; 4. Porter (Mason) 23-7; 5. Rettig (St xavier) 21-6; 6. Jones (Moeller) 15-10; 7. Wealllerholt (West) 15-14; 8. Mercer (loveland) 21-6; 9. campo1ongo (Oak H1lls) 15-11; 10. canfield (East) 10-8.

215 pOUnds I. Quehl (Moeller) 25-4; 2.Lovy (lebanon) 20-4; 3. Jameson (Elder) 18-8; 4. Snyder (Glen Este) 12-6; 5. Adam (loveland) 22-5; 6. UWe)ohn (Mount Healthy) 16-9; 7. Morton (Ma¡ son) 25-8; 8. Elliot (Hamson) 4-2: 9. Neely (PrinceiOn) 5-3; 10. Meyer (St XtNier) 13-10.

275 pOUnds 1. MaiShall (Mason) 28-0; 2. Reinhardt (West) 19-9; 3. Becker (MoelleQ 21-5; 4. Gu1ffre (loYeland) 18-1; 5. Vance (Dak Hills) 20-4; 6. Jacoby (Wilmington) 20-7; 7. Cox (Glen Estel 15-4; B. Mcintyre (Elder) 8-7; 9. ung (St XtNier) 13-12; 10. Uosev ISw:amorel.


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Flaherty, Bro. Bob (Faculty) From:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

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Friday, January 28, 2005 6:38 AM

To:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Subject: Wrestling Update: Moe 58, St. X 3

Moeller Wrestling Update 1-28-05 The Crusaders rewarded their seniors on senior night with a 58-3 victory for the 12th consecutive win over St. Xavier. In what was the most lopsided win in the history of the series, the Crusaders won 13 of 14 matches to up their dual meet record to 10-1. In the marquee matches, Tommy Weinkam, Mike Mahon, Nate Kmetz, and Eric Cameron were victorious. Pin winners were Charles Quehf, Alex Weaver, Eric Gobin, Josh Newbanks, and Dean Gaier. Thanks to all the faculty and students who helped make this a special night. The team will be at Lakota East tonight. Note that the varsity will wrestle at 5pm, with the JV/Frosh matches beginning at 7pm. On Saturday, the varsity will travel to Cleveland to wrestle Blair Academy (#1 in the nation) and Bergen Catholic NJ. Follow the Crusaders on-fine at: http://sehs.us/superquad/

Moeller 58 - St. Xavier 3 Individual Results: 103 -Weaver (M) p. Broderick (X) 112 -Gobin (M) p. Bryans

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119 -Glaser (M) md. Schneider (X) 125 - Newbanks

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9-1

tf. Lindsay (X)

130 -Lindsey (M) md. Linz

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17-2

13-2

135 - Weinkam (M) md. Carraher (X) 140 -Hilton (M) d. Hegman (X) 145 -Gaier (M)

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Flaherty, Bro. Bob (Faculty) From:

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Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:01 PM

To:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Subject: Wrestlers 2nd at Mayfield

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Moeller Wrestling Update- January 24, 2005 Crusaders just short of Big 8 title: The Varsity wrestlers continued to compete at a high level finishing 2nd in the Mayfield Big 8, fifteen points behind nationally ranked Massillon Perry (#13). Winning individual titles were seniors Josh Newbanks and Nate Kmetz. Newbanks knocked off a two-time state champion from Chanel in the finals. Kmetz leads the team with 25 wins. Other place winners were: Alex Weaver (4th), Eric Gobin (2nd), Jared Glaser (6th), Germane Lindsey (4th), Tommy Weinkam (7th), Cebastian Hilton (5th), Dean Gaier (3rd), Mike Mahon (4th), Eric Cameron (2nd), Kyle Jones (5th), Ross Quehl (6th), Charles Quehl (2nd), Jeremy Siderits (8th), and Frank Becker (3rd). See below for the results or go to the Mayfield Big 8 web site: http://www.baumspage.com/wr/mayfield/res05.htm Upcoming Wrestling Events Thursday, Jan. 27th : Home Dual vs. St. Xavier (Frosh/N at 5:30pm~ Varsity at 7pm) ** SENIOR NIGHT Friday, Jan. 28th: Dual at Lakota East (Varsity at 5pm~ JV/Frosh at 7pm) **NOTE: Time change due to Varsity's trip to Cleveland after the match) Sat., Jan. 29th: Varsity Tri-Meet at St. Eds (llam vs. Blair~ lpm vs. Bergen Catholic) Nat Kings Tournament

2005 Mayfield Precision Big 8 Scores ************************************ 302.0 1. Mass. Perry 285.0 2. Moeller 246.0 3. Wadsworth 4. Mayfield 241.0 187.0 5. Chanel 6. Walsh Jesuit 180.0 7. Strongsville 156.0 128.0 8. DeSales First Place 215: Nick Palmieri(Mayfield) maj. dec. Charles Quehl(Moeller) 17-4 112: Darrin Boing(Chanel) dec. Eric Gobin(Moeller) 6-2 125: Josh Newbanks(Moeller) dec. Adam Koballa(Chanel) 6-3 171: Timmy Miller(Wadsworth) dec. Eric Cameron(Moeller) 11-6 160: Nate Kmetz(Moeller) dec. Adam Phillips(Mass. Perry) 3-1

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Third Place 275: Frank Becker(Moeller) pin Sam Fikaris(X1) 0:59 152: Alex Fikaris(Mayfield) dec. Mike Mahon(Moeller) 4-3 145: Dean Gaier(Moeller) tech. fall Ed Amick(DeSales) 18-3 103: Jack Lichtenberg(Strongsville) dec. Alex Weaver(Moeller) 7-4 130: Andrew Gardella(Chanel) tech. fall Germane Lindsey(Moeller) 15-0 Fifth Place 140: Cebastian Hilton(Moeller) pin Tom Kiefer(Chanel) 3:16 119: Matt Snodgrass(Wadsworth) dec. Jared Glaser(Moeller) 5-4 189: Kyle Jones(Moeller) dec. Ross Quehl*CM(X1) 6-1 Seventh Place 135: Tommy Weinkam(Moeller) dec. Zach Messer(Mass. Perry) 4-2 215: Beshoy Henen(Strongsville) dec. Jeremy Siderits*CM(X1) 5-3

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igh school~ CAntOUC INVITATlONAL:

[oeller, *ith 12 of its 14 restlers finishing in the top tur, won the team champillship among 35 schools in ewark, Ohio. "We had quite a showing us year/' Moeller head [)achJeft Gaier said. "Everyring just carne together." .. Moeller¡ dominated the. ack of 35,.Catholic schools, rinning V(ith a margin of 10re than. 100 points beIVeen firs'eimd second place. Standout Crusaders were eniors]osh Newbanks (125 ounds) and Charles Quehl 215 pounds).

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y..., Results: L Moolor 319.5, 2. DeSales 206.5, 3.lake CathOlic 187.0, 4. St Vincent 183.5, 5. Padua !61.0, 6. st. x..ler 143.5, 7. Elder 109.0, 8. Tol. C.C. 90.5, 9. Sl Joseph 86.0, 10. Sen· edictine 83.0, 11. Uma c. C. 75.5, 12. Holy Name 67 .0, 13. 1.1 Slllo 64.0,!4. Toi.Sl John's 60.5, 15. SliP/latius 60.0, 16. St Francis 57.5, 17. Sl Cha~es 51.0, 17. John F. Kennedy 51.0, 19. C81101149.0, 19. Newall< Csthollc 49.0, 21. Triruty 48.0, 22. Del. Sl John's 44.0, 23. Chaminade·Jullenne 43.0, 24. Ready 41.5, 25. NOCL33.0, 26. Sl Wendelin 32.0, 21. Elyria catholic 29.5. 28. Alief 23.5, 29. VA·SJ 21.0, 30. Watterson 17.0, 30. Stntth 17.0, 32. Han· ley 12.0, 33. lehman 1.0. Finals !03-Ea~y(DeSales)tl. w-<Moollerl 16-t; 112·Dean (Sl Vincent) d. SulZer (Holy Name) 9·2: 119-llaab (1.1 Solo) d. Me G<wem (DeSales) 6-3; 125-Newblnb (Mooller) md. Burton (DeSales) 22·10; !30-l.indM)' (Moollerl d. Shindle<lecker(U· · ma) 8-3; 135-Mclemore (Padua) md. Bowern (lake) 1 10.2; 140.Krtebel (Sl Vincent) d. Coleman (Sl Vln· 1 cent) 8-3; !45-e:.lor (Moollor) md. McMullen (Sl Vincent) 16-7; !52-lloorpr (st. xa.iorl d. Mahon (Mooller) 7-2; 160-Rohler (Sl Vincent) p. (Mooller)1:47; 171-Cia:one (lake cath) d. Miller (51. x..lerl 12· 7; 189-Tymoszczuk (lake Csth) d. Csponl (St Vincent) 3·2: 21~ (Mooller) d. laracuente (T~nity) !1).4; 275-Bocbr (Moolorl p. Seifert (JFK) 0:52. Third PIKe Locals 112· Gobin (Moolorl p. Connier (DeSales) 3:12; 119· Krempel (lake Csth) d. Gil.- (Moollerl 5-4; 135· Brown (DeSales) d. W.,._. (Moolor) 5-4; 141). Hlllon (Moollerl d. Scott (Benedictine) 6-0; 145- Flanlpn (LISollo) d. Nedolast(Sl Wen· delin) 2-lo~ 160- DoNnan (St. x..iorl d. fiaMb. beiiEiderl 8-5; 189· A-.111 lEider! d. O'Btlen (U· ma C.C.)U-6. Fifth PIKe Locals 103- McCoy (Elder) md. Hinojosa (St Fronds) 9.0; 112· Romeo (lake cath) over lllrtb IDdorl for· feit; 135· Camber (51. x..lerl d. Roth (Tol. C.C.) , 8-4; 189- Mednck (Padua) d. Retlillst. llmerl 12·10.


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TNID Resulb m-ll!h ll*d round): 1. Moeller 153.5, 2. DeSales 108, 3. LBke Cattlolic 99, 4. St Vincent 96, 5. St xavier 87, 6. Padua 82, 7. Elder 76.5, 8. Toledo Central Cattlolic 61.5, 9. St Joseph 59, 10. St Ignatius 57, 11. Uma Certral Gattlolic 53.5, 12. Toledo StJohn's 52.5, 13. Benedictine 52, 14. Holy Name 50, 15. Ganull45,15. St Charles45, 17. St Francis 44.5, 18. Newarl< Gattlolic 44, 19. ChaminadeJulienne 39, 20. Delaware StJohn's 38, 20. John F. Kennedy 38, 22. NDCL 34, 23. Ready 33.5, 24. LB Salle 33, 25. Elyria Cattlolic 27.5, 26. Trinity 26, 27. Alter 23.5, 28. VA-SJ 21, 29. St Wendelin 18, 30. Watterson 17, 30. Strnch 17, 32. Hartley 12, 33. Lehman 1.

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103-Weaver (Moe) p. Gleason (CJ) :36, lBrdiere (St. Charles) p. Broderick (St. X) 3:12, Nycz (Holy Name) p. Fac~er (Alter) 2:20; 112-Gobin (Moe) d. Pierce (Benedictine) 7.0, Lu (Alter) md. Berryman (St. Joseph) 11-3; 119-Kayatin (Uma CC) p. Schneider (St X) 5:49, Dawson (Ready) p. Dinh (Alter) :48, Glaser (Moeller) p. Rojas (Watterson) 2:50; 125-Newbanks (Moe) p. Carrigg (CJ) 5:15, Weir (LB Salle) d. Alippo (Benedictine) 19-15, Connelly (lBke Gattlolic) tf. L Carraher 17 -2; 130-Reams (Tal. CC) d. Grzebyt< (Eid) 12-5; Undsey (Moe) p. Unz (St. X) 3:01; 135Rottl (Newarl< Cattlolic) p. Duffy(LB Salle) 2:54, Weinkam (Moe) p. Meyer IEid) 3:26, D. Garraher (St. X) p. Purger! (Trinity) :38; 140-Kriebel (St. Vincent) p. Hegman (St X) 3:43, Massing (St Francis) d. Williamson (Eid) 3-1. Hilton (Moe) md. Veneri (lBke Gattlolic) 11-1, L Schneider(LB Salle) p. Groudle (VA-SJ) 3:59; 145-Gaier (Moe) p. Jarden (Trinity) :18. Aanigan (LB Salle) md. Schoenling(St X) 18-5, Gallagher(Aiter) d. Klosowski (Stritch) 7·1. Jameson (Eid) d. Archer (Pad· ua) 3-2; 152-Mahon (Moe) md. Berry (St. I) 9-1; 160Kmetz (Mae) tf. Woolf (lB Salle) 17-2; 171-Miller (St. X)tf. KoogJer(Benedictine) 18-l.LBmps (Eid.) d. Sullivan (Hartley) 14-10, Masterson (St. I) p. Schick (Mer) 3:36; 189-Rettig(St X) p. Williams (StCharles) 1:29, Medrick (Padua) tf. Jones (Moeller) 18-2, Anevski (Eid) p. RUtledge (Benedictine) 2:30; 215-Quehl (Moe) p. Cableck (Alter) :36, Meyer (St. X) d. Tangeman (Carroll) 4-3.

Second llaund 103-Weaver (Moe) p. Keller (Carroll) 2:36, Me· Coy (Eid) md. Krueger (lBke Gattlolic); 112-Romeo (LBke Gattlolic) tf. Lu (Alter) 20-5, Su~er(Holy Name) d. Gab10 (Moe) 8-7, Dean (St V) tf. Bryans (St. X) 19-2, Hirth (Eid) tf. Kelly (Tal. St J) 15.0; 119-Kaake (LB Salle) p. Hayes (Holy Name) 1:37, King (Benedictine) d. Schultz (Eid) 6-4, Glaser (Moe) p. Novosielski (EC) 1:30; 125-Newbanks (Moe) tf. Anacker (AI· ter) 18-1, Duncan (Tol. St J) p. Weir (LB Salle) :49; 130-Undsey (Mae) p. Guza (Watterson) 1:19, Ta~or (EC) p. Haas (LB Salle) 1:46; 135-Bowers (lBke Cattlolic) d. Weinkam (Moe) 6-5, D. Carraher (St. X) p. Martin (NDCL) :31; 140-Borl< (Tol. CC) p. Hilton (Moe) 5:51, Schneider (lB Salle) md. Thomason (Uma CC) 14·1: 145-Gaier (Moe) p. Otcasek (VA-SJ) :22, Aamgan (LB Salle) p. Marcum (Watterson) 3:36, Nedolast (St Wendelin) p. Gallagher (Alter) 4:32, McMullen (St V) d. Jameson (Eid) 12-5; 152-Mahon (Moe) md. Randazzo (Padua) 12·3, Viviani (lBke Cattlolic) d. Napolitano (Eid) 10·3, Boerger (St X) p. Hessick (St. J) :32; 160-Denman (St. X) p. Mattleny (Watterson) 3:46, Kmetz (Moe) p. Howley (Garroll) 1:32, Nusekabel (Eid) tf. Favazza (St C) 16.0; 171-Miller (St. X) p. Morganti (NDCL) 1:58, Place (CJ) p. Lamps (Eid) 4:18; 189-Rettig(St. X) p. Zang(Hartley) 1:24, Anevski (Eid) p. Frantz (Lehman) :23; 215-Quehl (Moe) d. Jameson (Eid) 6-2; 275-Becker (Moe) p. Cash (Tal. CC) :28, Rankin (EC) md. Urtg (St X) 12-4, Kaiser (Benedictine) d. Mcintyre (Eid) 6-1.

1hlrd llaund 103-Weaver (Moe) p. Shindledecker (Uma C. C.) 3:57, Early (DeSales) p. McCoy (Eid) 3:01; 112-Hirth (Eid) d. Farrell (St I) 8-3; 119-Kaake (La Salle) p. Kelly (Stritch) 1:13, Glaser (Moe) p. Krempel (Lake Cattlolic) 2:51; 125-Newbanks (Moe) d. Shanholtz (St V) 11-8; 130-Undsey (Moe) d. Reams (Tal. C.C.) 6-3·, 135-D. Carraher(St X) p. Looser (Del. StJohn's) 1:20; 140-Coleman (St J) tf. Schneider (LB Salle) 17-2; 145-Gaier (Moe) p. Mohr (Tal. St. J) 1:29, Buras (Benedictine) d. Aanigan (La Salle) 5-3 !52Mahan (Moe) d. Viviani (Uike Cattlolic) 7-1, Boerger (St X) p. Kus (Holy Name) :43; 160-Kmetz (Moe) d. Denman (St. X) 6-5, Nusekabel (Eid.) md. Keuchler (DeSales) 17-4; 171-Miller (St X) p. Pelker (St F) :41; 189-0'Bhen (UmaC.C.) d. Rettig(StX)12-9;Anevskl (Eid.) d. Medrick (Padua) 13-7; 215-{)uehl (Moe) p. ~el.~r}St X) 1:13; 275-Becker (Moe) p. Fritz (Del. St.

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160 -Kmetz

(M) d. Wilder (P) 7-4

171 -Cameron (M)

tf. Potee

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189 - Jones

(M) forfeit

215 - Quehl

(M) p. Neeley (P)

275 - Korst

(M) d. Cati

Records:

1/20/2005

Moeller (9-1)

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17-2

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Flaherty, Bro. Bob (Faculty) From:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Sent:

Thursday, January 20, 2005 7:45AM

To:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Subject: Wrestlers sweep Princeton

Congratulations to the Wrestling team who dumped Princeton on all three levels. The Freshman started off with a 36-12 victory. Winners for Moeller were Vinnie Benedetti, Marty Behm, Steve MacVeigh, Joe Otmar, Ryan Folan, Joe Paul, and Ross Quehl. The freshmen compete in the Roger Bacon Duals this Saturday. The JV defeated Princeton 37-28. Winners for the Crusaders were Stephen Lane, Colin Colletti, Matt Hammer, JackYowler, Dan Leshney, Sam Emig, and Trey Hollmeyer. The JV will be at the Purcell Reserve Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The Varsity continued their dominance of Cincinnati area schools with a 57-6 victory over Princeton. The Crusaders won 12 of 14 matches. Moeller was sparked at the top and bottom of the lineups with freshman Matt Melink getting his first varsity victory with a pin at 103. Senior Will Korst filled in for injured heavyweight Frank Becker with a 7-4 win at 275. Other winners were: Jared Glaser, Josh Newbanks, Germane Lindsey, Cebastian Hilton, Dean Gaier, Mike Mahon, Eric Cameron, Kyle Jones, and Charles Quehl. Complete match results are below. The Varsity travels to Mayfield this Saturday for the Mayfield Big 8 Tournament. Four of the top five teams in Division 1 will be at this tournament (Massillon Perry, Wadsworth, Moeller, and Mayfield). Varsity Results: Moeller 57- Princeton 6 Individual Results: 103 - Melink (M) p. Wozutia (P) 112 -Dukes

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Flaherty, Bro. Bob (Faculty) From:

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To:

Gaier, Jeff (Faculty)

Subject: Moeller Wrestling owns CIT

Moeller Wrestling Update- January 17. 2005 MOELLER DOMINATES THE CIT! The Varsity wrestlers dominated the 33 team Ohio Catholic Invitational this past weekend in Newark winning by over 100 points. The Crusaders set a team record for points in the CIT scoring 319.5 and placing 12 wrestlers. Moeller had five individual champions: Senior Josh Newbanks at 125; Senior Charles Quehl at 215; Sophomore Germane Lindsey at 130; Sophomore Dean Gaier at 145; and Sophomore Frank Becker at heavyweight. 2nd place finishers were: Alex Weaver, Mike Mahon, and Nate Kmetz. 3rd place finishers were: Eric Gobin and Cebastian Hilton. Jared Glaser and Tommy Weinkam finished 4th_ For all the results, go to the CIT web site: http://www.baumspage.com/cit/cit05.htm The Junior High Crusader team also won the CIT this past weekend placing all but two wrestlers. The JH CIT, held at St. Edward HS, had 20 JH teams from around Ohio. John Gallagher was an individual champion at 122lbs. Other placers: Pierce Harger (2nd at 92); Tony Benedetti (2nd at 98); Nick Ruffing (3rd at 86); Drew Hammer (3rd at 98); Nick LeForce (3rd at 104); Ian Hundley (3rd at 142); Max Hendrix (3rd at 150); Matt Holtman (4th at 110); and Cole Hayes (5th at 128). Congratulation to Coach Boland and the JH on a great showing! The Freshman wrestlers finished 5th in the 25 team Centerville tournament this past weekend . Individual champion was Ross Quehl at 189. Adam Wallander finished 2nd at 112, Steve MacVeigh finished 3rd at 130, and Matt Melink finished 3rd at 103. Joe Otmar won 4 matches but just finished out of the top 6. The Freshman continue to improve under Coach Kunkel and Coach Savage. Upcoming Wrestling Events Wednesday, Jan. 19th: Home Dual vs. Princeton (Frosh/JV at 5pm; Varsity at 7pm) Jan. 21-22: JV at Purcell Reserve Tournament Jan. 22: Freshman at Roger Bacon Duals Jan. 22: Varsity at Mayfield Super 8 Tournament Please try to make the Home Match on Wednesday to support the team. Have a great week!

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Two area teams headed for state dual meet 117/ds. By Mike Dyer

Wrestling

Enquirer staff writer

Moeller and Lakota West will be local representatives at this weekend's state dual meet at Wadsworth High School beginning Sunday at lOa.m. Moeller, No.4 in lastweek'sAssociated Press Division I state poll, took sixth place in the Powerade Christmas Tournament in Cannonsburg, Pa., which is ranked the sixth-best tournament in the nation by WrestlingReport.com. "We go to this to prepare our kids for the state tournament," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. "I was pleased with the way we competed considering we only had three wrestlers seeded and we placed six." All Moeller wrestlers won matches and 10 were in the top 12. Those placing in the top six

spots included juniors Alex Weaver (fourth at 103), Eric Cameron (fourth at 171) and senior Charles Quehl (fifthat215).JoshNewbanks (seventh at 125), Nate Kmetz (seventh at160) and Dean Gaier (eighth at 145) were unseeded along with Cameron. "Eric Cameron was the surprise of the tournament for us," Gaier said. "He defeated three seeded wrestlers to finish fourth." Gaier said if Moeller can defeat its first opponent Sunday - Beavercreek - the Crusaders would face Lakewood St. Edward, the defending Division I state champion. The top three seeds are St. Edward, Massillon Perry and Wadsworth. Lakota West, ranked No. 6in the AP poll, tied for lOth at the BrecksVille Holidfy Tournament. Junior

Tony Bradberry (10-0 in dual meets through Wednesday) took fourth at 135. At 171, senior Brian Almer was fourth. "Almer and Bradberry are wrestling better each event," Lakota West coach Scott Fetzer said. PIERSON PREVAILS: Lakota East senior Kody Pierson defeated Lakewood St. Edward's Dan Gonsor to win 119 at the Medina Invitational. The Thunderhawks took sixth in the tournament. Kody's brother, Kent Pierson, was fourth at 125. Coach Bob Latessa likes how Kody has returned to form aftermissingmuchoflastseasondue to injury, and how Kent has pr'ogressed since this season's Coaches' Classic. PANTHER ON PROWL: Elder senior Rob Nusekabel placed second at 160 at the Brecksville Holiday Toumament. Nusekabel, a state placer last season, continues to be t

among coach Dick McCoy's consistent wrestlers. "He had a great state toumament and after placing, he is really hungry to go back," McCoy said. "He says, 'I want to be in the state finals. I don't want to be a top-six guy.' He's practiced that way." REFUSE TO LOSE: Roger Bacon fifth-year coach Brennan Ryan hasn't experienced anything like this season. Sophomore Danny Johnson (135) and freshman John Hoeh (171) were winners as the Spartans won the Norwood Adam Cox Memorial Dec. 31. Yet, adversity has been mounting. "It's been one thing after another," Ryan said. After the Coaches' Classic, the Spartans (7-1 at the start of the week) lost two key wrestlers to in~ juries. Sophomore Thomas Raabe (119) is out with a tom anterior cru'

ciate ligament, and C~~s Neumann (215) has a shoulder IDJUry. Junior David Harris (112) injured a hand but has continued to wrestie. Moreover, Ryan said the Harris family lost its house in a fire a couple weeks ago. The school community has made financial donations to help the relief effort. "Each week, it's been somebody new every match stepping up," Ryan said. 'They have maintained (the attitude) that they still expect to win." PINS: Princeton was seventh of 44 teams and second in the bigschool division at the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association (GMVWA) Invitational .... Reading took third followed by Madeira and Taylor in last week's Madeira Invitational.... Harrison junior Tyler Adams was second, at 119 after moving up a class at the Grizzly Invitational; the Wildcats were fourth.


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103 pounds 1. Weaver (Moeller) 11-3; 2. Fields (West) 16-2; 3. McCoy (Elder) 11-4; 4. Sherman (Minord) 18-4; 5. Mead (Harrison) 19-5; 6. Harrington (Sycamore) 11-8; 7. D. Nguyen (Mason) 9-9; 8. Harrts (Mount Healthy) 19-5; 9. G. campbell (Anderson) 13-7; 10. Woodall (Fairfield) 9-8.

112 pounds

1. Adams (Harrison) 19-2; 2. Gobin (Moeller) 13-4; 3. Tourts (West) 21-6; 4. Hirth (Elder) 12-6; 5. Hall (East) 9-7; 6. A. Nguyen (Mason) 11-9; 7.-C. Vaughn (Fairfield) 14-7; 8. Dukes (Prtnceton) 8-3; 9. Kummert (Milford) 15-5; 10. Stallings (Mount Healthy) 15-6. U9pounds

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1. Kaake (La Salle) 19-1; 2. Pierson (East) 14-3; 3. Steele (Hamilton) 22-2; 4. Stevens (West) 18-6; 5. Ford (Mason) 12-7; 6. Reese (Amelia) NR; 7. Hotnpp (Harrison) 10-7; 8. Glaser(Moeller) 6-6; 9. Erickson (Colerain) 8-3; 10. 8urgdort (Milford) 12-7. 125 pounds

1. Pierson (East) 14-4; 2. Newbanks (Moeller) 12-4; 3. Hollandsworth (Hamilton) 22-2; 4. Vaughn (Fairfield) 15-7; 5. Delnleln (Oak Hills) 11-5; 6. L Garraher (St X) 8-8; 7. Suess (Mason) 13-6; 8. Corbett (Mount Healthy) 11-9; 9. Dooley (West) 8-4; 10. McQuery (Colerain) DNR. 130 pounds 1. Flake (West) 16-4; 2. Lindsey (Moeller) 13-5; 3. Porter (Glen Este) 12-4; 4. Baker (East) 9-6; 5. Meyer (Oak Hills) 18-3; 6. Gryzbeck (Elder) 9-8; 7. Szeckeresh (Lebanon) 18-7; 8. Campbell (Harrtson) 19-5; 9. Burk (Hami~on) 20-4; 10. Cooperstein (Mason) 8-10.

135 pounds

1. T. Bradberry (West) 22-3; 2. D. Carraher(StX) 17-4; 3. Conley (Glen Este) 13-2; 4. Dlma (Anderson) 17-5; 5. Rivera (Prlncetnn) 8-3; 6. Tawney (Sycamore) 13-5; 7. Weinkam (Moeller) 10-9; 8. Shepherd (East) 6-6; 9. Kline (Mason) 12-4; 10. Roberts (Fairfield) 13-9. 140 pounds

1. Crenshaw (Sycamore) 16-0; 2. Mlzener (Mason) 17-3; 3. Bohl (West) 18-8; 4. Hilton (Moeller) 9-5; 5. Ada01s (Harrison) 19-5; 6. Braun (Colerain) 7-3; 7. Schneider (La Salle) 12-6; 8. Abdar-Rahmann (Prtncetnn) 3-1; 9. Masssong (Oak Hills) 16-3; 1D. Hershner (lebanon) 11-8. 145 pounds 1. Crone (East) 14-6; 2. Galer (Moeller) 11-5; 3. Flanigan (La Salle) 18-4; 4. Jameson (Elder) 11-7; 5. Rivera (Harrison) 18-6; 6. Shoenling (St X) 10-6; 7. Rivera (Pnnceton) 6-3; 8. Patterson (Sycamore) 6-3; 9. Holley (West) 8-4; 10. Hadley (Milford) 5-2.

152 pounds 1. Dowdy (Prtncetnn) 7-2; 2. Mahon (Moeller) 16-4; 3. Boerger (St X) 19-4; 4. Ferguson (Milford) 14-1; 5. Applegate (East) 8-6; 6. Scmlttauer (West) 12-6; 7. Meade (Mason) 13-6; 8. Campbell (Harrison) 14-7; 9. Spence (Oak Hills) 12-5; 10. Holthaus (La Salle) 12-8.

160pounds 1. Denman (St X) 17-4; 2. Kmetz (Moeller) 17-5; 3. Nusekabel (Elder) 15-3; 4. Gibbs (Oak Hills) 16-4; 5. Henlze (West) 14-8; 6. Wilder (Prtnceton) 9-1; 7. O'Connell (Milford) 9-8; 8. Hooven (Mount Healthy) 20-5; 9. Taylor (Harrison) 11-8; 10. J. Huff (Mason) 10-9.

171 pounds 1. Cameron (Moeller) 13-7; 2. Miller (St. X) 19-5; 3. Almer (West) 21-5; 4. Sears (Loveland) 13-3; 5. Rooney (Anderson) 14-8; 6. Striker (Harrison) 16-6; 7. Potee (Prtncetnn) NR; 8. Samaan (Sycamore) 9-6; 9. D. Huff (Mason) 11-4; 10. FMe (Milford) 8-7.

189 pounds 1. Anevs~ (Elder) 16-3; 2. Santns (Hamilton) 20-3; 3. Godfrey (Glen Este) 11-7; 4. Rettig (St. X) 17-3; 5. Porter (Mason) 15-5; 6. Jones (Moeller) ;1-6; 7. Weathertlo~ (West) 12 -12; 8. Stacey (Fairfield) 4-3; 9. Cam polongo (Oak Hills) 11-9; 10. Maher (Harrison) 17-8.

215 pounds 1. Quehl (Moeller) 17-3; 2. Lovy (Lebanon) 20-4; 3. Jameson (Elder) 13-7; 4. Adam (Loveland) 12-4; 5. Littlejohn (Mount Healthy) 15-8; 6. Morton (Mason) 16-6; 7. Elliot (Harrison) 4-2; 8. Neely (Prtnceton) 5-3; 9. Meyer (St X) 9-8; 10. Brascher (Sycamore) 4-3.

275 pounds Marshall (Mason) 18-0; 2. Reinhardt (West) 16-7; 3. Cox (Glen Este) 15-4; 4. Becker (Moeller) 14-4; 5. Jacoby (Wilmington) 12-5; 6. Vance (Oak Hills) 16-3; 7. Ung (St. X) 12-8; 8. Jordan (Elder) 6-2; 9. Lipsey (Sycamore) 4-2; 10. Gudmundson (Fairfield) 16-6.


WresUing

~~~~Per's By Emile Dawisha

Enquirer staff writer

Fresh off an impressive thirdplace finish at Sunday's state dual meet, Moeller heads into the 32. school Catholic Invitational tournament with yet another challenging weekend. Ranked fourth in the Division I state poll, Moeller will be the headliner school in the large-school division along with St. Xavier (No.3 in the Enquirer coaches' poll), No.4 Elder and La Salle. Elder senior Rob Nusekabel was sixth at i state at 160 pounds last year. Purcell Marian will compete in the small-school division. The tournament, in its 44th year, is hosted by Newark Catholic High School and includes 50 wrestlers who qualified ·for state last . year, five of whom were state placers. "We expect the Catholic tournament to be very competitive," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. 'The tournament has a great tradition and we look forward to it and the competition each year." Gaier's squad is coming off a convincing win over No.3 Wadsworth at the state dual meet.

gaining momentum Catholic tourney next for Crusaders "We've set our schedule up so that we can get our kids ready for the state tournament," Gaier said. "We have been fortunate enough to compete against the best in Ohio, as well as the best in Pennsylvania and some other places." Three Crusaders top the Division I area honor roll in their respective weight classes: juniors Alex Weaver (ll-3 at 103), Eric Cameron (13-7 at 171) and senior Charles Quehl (17-3 at 215). Two Moeller wrestlers - Weaver and sophomore Nate Kmetz (160) -placed in last year's meet. Kmetz finished fifth and Weaver lost 16-ll in the finals to Lake Catholic junior Brian Connelly. "When any wrestler loses a match, revenge is big," Gaier said. "I think Alex is eager to get out there and go up against (Connelly) again. And the way Alex has been wrestling lately I think he's got a great chance of winning this time around." The two-day event begins Saturday at 10 a.m. The finals will be held Sundfly at 10 a.m.

RAMS STILL NO. 1: Ross is the top-ranked team in the Enquirer Divisions II-IV poll after garnering 162 points. Ross is at the Sycamore Invitational this weekend. Reading moved up two spots after being fourth last week. Western Brown, Madeira and Middletown Madison round out the top five. FORMER WRESnER REMEM· BERED: The first annual James Homing Memorial tournament will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at the Mason Middle School Arena. Lakota West, ranked sixth in the state in Division I, will be among the teams competing. Homing, a former Mason wrestling captain, died in an auto accident in October. PINS: Reading senior Derek Mages (152) recorded his 100th victory when he won against Sycamore Wednesday night. ... Madeira has committed to compete in the second annual lima Central Catholic Thunderbird Invitational Jan. 21-22.

Mike Dyer contributed.


Coaches Classic ~estling¡ Sycamore Aves' Luke Tawney has Glen e's lac Carpenter in some serious trouble during their 1 lb match. Tawney went on to win this match with Carpenter. Sycamore finished finished in 10th place at the Southwest Ohio Coaches Association Classic at Mason High School.

Moeller's Eric Cameron has Western Brown's Nick Butler all but wrapped up in their opening round 171 lb match. Cameron pinned Butler minutes later for the win. Moeller won the coacheJ dassic. /'/. S:. .f~ h t.. â&#x20AC;˘ ~

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Moeller's Tom Welnkam (top) gets the upper hand on Lakota East's Derek Shephard.

Moeller grabs title w~2~x~r,

Quehllead way with individual championships

By Kyle Burch Enquirer contributor

If there were any questions about what wrestling program deserves bragging rights in the Cincinnati area, Moeller did a lot to answer them with a convincing performance in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Holiday Classic at Mason. The Crusaders finished first in the 32-team tournament with a score of 273.50. Head coach Jeff Gaier knew his ' experienced team would see success in the tournament, but wasn't sure if they would be on top at the end. "We have a pretty nice, balanced team," said Gaier. "We know that every time we wrestle in this (tournament) that we are going to be in for some wars, so I'd say overall it was a pretty good weekend." The Crusaders were led by first-place finishers Alex Weaver (103 pounds) and Charles Quehl (2].5), while Eric Gobin (112), Germane lindsey (130) and Eric Cameron (171) each took second-place in their respective weight classes .. Quehl enjoyed an especially strong run, pinning his first three opponents in times of :43, :58 and 2:46, before knocking off returning state qualifier Jeremy Lovy of Lebanon 6-5 in the cham-

Greg Loring for The Enquirer

Lakota West's Rick Weatherholt drives Moeller's Kyle Jones to the mat during their 189-pound match.

pion ship. "It's always good to get a win against a returning state qualifier," said Quehl. "I think our performance (m the tournament) proves what we have believed about our team all along." The Crusaders also benefited from a surprise showing from Gobin and Cebastian Hilton. Gobin, a freshman, entered the tournament unseeded before his second-place finish. Hilton, also unseeded, finished in fourth place in the 140-pound division.

"Both Eric and Cebastian had good performances that they can use to build some confidence for the rest of the season," Gaier said. Lakota West finished in second with a score of 220.50 and was followed by St. Xavier (181.50), Mason (143.50) and Elder (143.0). Lakota West's Alex F1ake (130) and Tony Bradberry (135) both took home championships, while the Firebirds had four others who finished in second or

third place. St Xavier made a strong showing with eight wrestlers finishing in sixth place or better. Zachary Marshall (275) of Mason, and Steve Anevski (189) of Elder were the only first-place finishers for their respective teams. Harrison finished with 119.50 points, placing them seventh overall and good enough for first-place in the small school division. Tyler Adams was the Wildcats' lone champion, finishing first in the 112-pound weight class. Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw took home most valuable wrestler honors after the senior won the 140-pound weight class. Crenshaw won convincingly with scores of 18-3 and 17-2 before knocking off Dan Mizener of Mason, 25-8 in the champion_ ship match. 'This feels pretty good to get this honor," said Crenshaw, who finished second in his weight class in last year's event. "Now the next step is to become state champ." A day after recording his 100th career victory, Joe Kaake of La Salle got wins number 101 and 102, knocking off Colerain's Ryan Erickson and Michael Lybarger of Mt Vernon to win the 119-pound weight class.


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Moeller keeping eye on the prize Crusaders not resting on laurels By Emie Dawisha Mil Dillie! GuJtner Enquirer staff writers

Moeller wrestling coach Jeff Gaier is not taking anything for granted as his team prepares for today's 6 p.m. sectional tournament at Wilmington High School. Despite being the No.4 team in the state media poll and the top seed in their sectional, which resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with the finals set for 4 p.m., the Crusaders know anything can happen. ~It is important to be sharp, because if you don't focus and wrestle well, you could be eliminated," Gaier said. Gaier noted three weight classes in particular - 119, 125 and 130 pounds- that will be anything but a walk in the park. Junior Jared Glaser (119), senior Josh Newbanks (125) and sophomore Germane lindsey (130) will have their hands full with Lakota East seniors Kent Pierson (119), Kody Pierson (125) and Billy Baker (130). The Lakota East trio defeated the three Crusaders in a dual meet at Moeller on Jan. 28. Newbanks, lindsey, senior Charles Quehl (215), junior Alex Weaver (103) and sophomore Dean Gaier (145) are returning state qualifiers and all won their weight classes at the Greater Catholic League tournament last Saturday. Lakota West, ranked sixth in the state, will be the No.2 seed at the Fairfield I sectional (5 p.m. today). After his team won the Greater Miami Conference tournament last Saturday, coach Scott Fetzer hopes it can keep its n:J.Omentum. "We put a lot of emphasis on the end of the year," Fetzer said. "We remind our kids that everything we have done is for this time of year." Saturday's Fairfield sectionals begin at 10:30 a.m., and the finals areat5p.m.. The Firebirds also return three state qualifiers from last season in senior Brian Almer and juniors Alex Flake and Tony Bradberry. Freshman Ryan Fields (103), Flake (130), Bradberry (135),Almer (171) and senior Ben Reinhardt (275) won their respective weight classes at the GMC tournament.

Division II Western Brown, ranked No.3 in the Divisions II-III area coaches' poll, will be the heavy favorite to take home a third consecutive sectional title this weekend in front of its home crowd. Today's action begins at 6 p.m., while Saturday's rounds are 11 a.m. and5p.m. "We feel pretty confident about our chances this year," Western Brown coach Scott Smith said. "We've prepared for these tournaments by playing a very difficult schedule this season, full of Division I squads." Western Brown sophomore Ryan Brownlee (135) is coming off a sixth-place finish at last year's state tournament. The returning sectional champ and defending district runner-up is 27-2. The Broncos have an up-andcoming star in freshman J.]. Ellis (152), who finished the regular season 24-12. Junior Brandon Naylor (160) and seniors Kyle Patrick (145) and Kyle Hollingsworth (140) also have realistic chances of being state qualifiers, according to Smith. Smith said Roger Bacon, ranked sixth in the Enquirer poll, will pose the biggest threat to the Broncos' three-peat hopes. The Spartans, however, will be without five starters due to injury and academics. "(Western Brown) is going to be tough to beat," Roger Bacon coach Brennan Ryan said. Roger Bacon, coming off its first GCL North title, is led by defending sectional champion junior David Hams (112) and senior Steve Brunsman (150). Ross, No.1 in the Enquirer poll, competes at the Eaton sectional.

Division Ill Three of the top 10 teams in the Enquirer poll will compete in the Madeira sectional beginning at 5:30p.m. today. Second-ranked Madeira, fourth-ranked Middletown Madison and fifth-ranked Reading, along with Batavia, headline the 21-team field. Saturday's session begins at 1:30 p.m. with the finals set for 7p.m.


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HIGHSCHOOL

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DIVISION I WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

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FIRST TEAM: 103 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 112 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 119 POUNDS

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The senior (23-11) was GMC champion, sectional and district champion and placed sixth at the state meet.

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FIRST TEAM: 135 POUNDS

FIRST TEAM: 140 POUNDS

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Tony Bradberry

Victer Crenshaw

Dean Gaier

Alex Boerger

Jake Denman

Louis Miller

Brian Porter

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The senior (41-2) was GMC champion, Coaches Classic champion, sectional and district champion and placed third at state. He was fourth at state as a junior.

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The senior (39-9) was GCL runner-up, sectional champion, third at districts, and placed fifth at the state meet.

The senior (35-9) was Coaches Classic champion, GCL and sectional runnerup, district champion and a two-time state qualifier.

The junior (3512) was GCL runner-up, sectional champion, district runner-up, and placed seventh at the state meet.

The junior (35-9) was FAVC champion, sectional champion and district champion and was a state qualifier.

LAKOTA WEST The junior (40-7) was Coaches Classic champion, GMC champion, sectional and district champion and a two-time state qualifier.

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19-5: 6 Harnngton (Sycamore) 16-8. 7 D Nguyen (Masof1\ 13·10: 8 Hams (Mount Healthy) 22 5 9 G Campbell (An derson) 13 7 10 Stapleton (lebanon) 14-7 112 pounds

1 Adams (Hamson) 20-2 2 Gobtn (Moeller) 20-5.3 foL. rts (West) 26-6. 4 Htrth (Elder) 14-9. 5 Hall (East) 10-7 6 A Nguyen (Mason) 14-11 7 C Vaughn (Fatrfteld) 14-8.8 Dukes (Pnnceton) 8-3. 9 Kummert (Mtlford) 18-7. 10 Stalilrgs (Mount Healthy) 18-7

119 pounds 1 Kaak.e (La Salle) 23-1 2 Prerson {East) 14-3. 3 Steele (Hamtlton) 22-2 4 Stevens IWest) 22-6.5 Reese(Amella) NR. E Ford (Mason) 16-8 7 Hotopp (Hamson) 12· 7. 8 Glaser (Moeller I 10·8. 9 Enckson 1Cole<ami8 3 10 Burgdort (MIIford)14-10 125 pounds 1 Pterson(East)15·4.2 Nev.banks(Moeller) 17-4.3 Ho: :andsworth (Hamilton) 21·3. 4 Vaughn (Fatrfteld) 17· 7. 5 Pence (Prrncetonl 5-4.6 Dernlern (Oak HtiiS) 14· 7. 7 L. Carran er (St X) 8-8. B Doole; I lakota West) 12·5. 9 Corbett (Mount Healthy)1410 10 Suess 1Mason)16·8 130 pounds 1 Flake (West) 21-4 2 Lmdsey (Moeller) 18-5. 3 Porte· (Glen Este) 12-4.4 8aker(East) 9·6 5 Meyer(Oak Hills) 24-3 6 Gryzbeck (Elder) 13-10. 7 Szeckeresh (Lebanon) 18· 7 8 Campbell (Hamson) 18-5 9 Bur~o; (Harnrlton) 21-4. 10 Coo oerstern (Mason) 11·12 135 pounds 1 f Bradberry (Westi26 4. 2 Conley (Glen Estei13 2 3 Drma (A.nderson) 17·5. 4 Rrvera (Pnnceton) 8·3. 5. Ta'ltl'lev tSycarnore) 19·5. 6 Wernkam (Moeller) 16·10, 7 D Carrare• 1St '121 6 8 Shepherd (Eastl6 7. 9 KJ1ne (Mason)16-7.10 Roberts (Fatrfieldl 14·9

140 pounds 1 Crenshaw (Sycamore) 20·1. 2 Bohl (West) 23·8 3 H•l ton (Moeller) 16·6. 4 Adams (Hamson) 21-6, 5 Braun (Cole rarn) 7·3. 6 Schnerder (La Salle) 14· 7. 7 Rt'w'era (Pnncetor.J 6·3. 8. Massong(Oak Hrlls) 20·5 9 Hershner (Lebanon) 11·8. 10 F.sher (Farrfield) 8·8 145 pounds 1 Mrzener (Mason) 22 3. 2 Crone (East) 15-6. 3 Gare' !Moeller) 16-5.4 Flanrgan (La Salle) 23·5. 5 Jameson (Elder) 15·9 6 Ferguson (Mtllordl 18·2 7 Rr'w'era (Hamson) 18·7. 8 Abdar-Rahmann (PrrrcetonJ 3 1 9 ShOenlrng(St X) 11·8: 10 Panerson (Sycamore) 6·3 152 pounds 1 Boerger(St. Xl 23·4. 2 Mahon (Moeller) 20-5.3 Appte· gate (East) 10-8:4 Schmrnauer (West) 13·10, 5 Meade (Ma· '3or) 13·6. 6. Campbell (Hamson) 13· 7. 7 Spence (Oak Htlls) 1/.5. 8 Hadley (Mdford)9·3 9 Ho:thaus lUI Salle) 12·8, 10 Dot*.d) (Pnnceton) 7-2

160 pounds 1 Kmetz (Moerler) 21·6. 2 Denman (St X) 22·5. 3 Nusekabel lEider) 18·5: 4 Grbbs (Oak Htlls) 22-4 5 Hentze (Westl 16-10 6 Wrlder (Pnnceton) 9·1 7 O'Connell (Mrlford) 12-10 E Hooven (Mount Healthy J 22 7 9 Ta;tor (Hamson) 12·8. 10 J Huff (Mason) 11·11

171 pounds 1 Cameron (Moeller) 13· 7 2 Miller (St. X) 23·6. 3 Almer IVIest) 25-6, 4 Sears (LO'w'eland) 18·4. 5 Rooney (Anderson) 14 8 6 Stnker (Hamson) 14-6. 7 Potee (Pnnceton) NR. B Sanaan (Sycamore) 14· 7 9 D Huff (Mason) 14-6; 10 Forte 1~~rtlord 1 10·10

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Fresh off an impressive thirdplace finish at Sunday's state dual meet, Moeller heads into the 32school Catholic Invitational tournament with yet another challenging weekend. Ranked fourth in the Division I · state poll, Moeller will be the headliner school in the large-school division along with St. Xavier _(No. 3 in the Enquirer coaches' poll), No.4 Elder and La Salle. Elder senior Rob Nusekabel was sixth at state at 160 pounds last year. Purcell Marian will compete in the small-school division. The tournament, in its 44th year, is hosted by Newark Catholic High School and includes 50 wrestlers who qualified for state last year, five of whom were state placers. ''We expect the Catholic tournament to be very competitive," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. 'The tournament has a great tradition and we look forward to it and the competition each year." Gaier's squad is coming off a convincing win over No.3 Wadsworth at the state dual meet.

''We've set our schedule up so that we can get our kids ready for the state tournament," Gaier said. ''We have been fortunate enough to compete against the best in Ohio, as well as the best in Pennsylvania and some other places." Three Crusaders top the Division I area honor roll in their respective weight classes: juniors Alex Weaver (11-3 at 103), Eric Cameron (13-7 at 171) and senior Charles Quehl (17-3 at 215). Two Moeller wrestlers- Weaver and sophomore Nate Kmetz (160) - placed in last year's meet. Kmetz finished fifth and Weaver lost 16-11 in the finals to Lake Catholic junior Brian Connelly. ''When any wrestler loses a match, revenge is big," Gaier said. "I think Alex is eager to get out there and go up against (Connelly) again. And the way Alex has been wrestling lately I think he's got a great chance of winning this time around." The two-day event begins Saturday at 10 a.m. The finals will be held Sunday at 10 a.m.

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RAMS S"nLL NO. 1: Ross is the top-ranked team in the Enquirer Divisions II-N poll after garnering 162 points. Ross is at the Sycamore Invitational this weekend. Reading moved up two spots after being fourth last week. Western·Brown, Madeira and Middletown Madison romtd out the top five. FORMER WRESn.ER REMEM· BERED: The first annual James Homing Memorial tournament will be held Saturday at 9:30a.m., at the Mason Middle School Arena. Lakota West, ranked sixth in the state in Division I, will be among the teams competing. Homing, a former Mason wrestling captain, died in an auto accident in October. PINS: Reading senior Derek Mages (152) . recorded his 100th victory when he won against Sycamore Wednesday night. ... Madeira has committed to compete in the second annual Uma Central Catholic Thunderbird Invitational Jan. 21-22.

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In today's era of specialization and year-round play in high school sports, it's increasingly rare to see an athlete such as Lakota West's Brian Almer. The Firebirds' senior was among the wrestlers advancing to today's final rounds of the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches' Association Holiday Classic at Mason. Moeller, last year's Classic runner-up and the top-ranked team in the Enquirer Division I coaches' poll, leads the large-school division with 150 points after Saturday's final session. Lakota West was close behind with 111.50, while St Xavier was next with 110.50. Harrison leads the small-school division at 91.5. Almer is not only one of the area's top returning wrestlers, having placed sixth in the state in Division I at 171 pounds, but the senior also played on West's state semifinalist soccer teams the past two seasons. "It's nice to see a kid who's doing what he's doing," said West wrestling coach Scott Fetzer. ''He's a special y<>ung man." Almer wasn't just a role player in

''His drive to succeed transcends just soccer or just wrestling. It is a rare combination, but he does a good job of balancing the two." Lakota West wreslling ceach Seott Fetzer, ~ aHut selior Brian Miler

soccer either, earning honorable mention honors on the Enquirer's All-Star team as a mid:fielder. He finished second in scoring in .the Greater Miami Conference with 12 goals and seven assists. His size, at 6 feet 1, 197 pounds, made him an intimidating presence defensively as well. "I give him a ton of credit for our success this year," West soccer coach Rick Cooper said. "He was the guy on the field people were worried about the most." Almer is hardly the only -wrestler to excel in more than one sport, as the tournament also features Pur7 cell Marian junior Carey Tighe (12th in Division II state cross country) and Mason's Zach Marshall (committed to play football at Maryland). But the soccer-wrestling combination isn't too common. Neither of his coaches, though, is surprised at Almer's success in

both sports. "His drive to succeed transcends just soccer or just wrestling," said Fetzer. "It is a rare combination, but he does a good job of balancing the two. I wouldn't want to keep his schedule." Probably the toughest part of Almer's transition was dropping from 197 pounds to 171 to make his current weight class. "It took me three or four weeks to get back in the swing of things," said Almer. Almer is focused on more than just duplicating last year's sixthplace state finish. "I'm looking to win state," he said. Also noteworthy Saturday was La Salle's 119-pourid senior, Joe Kaake, who made school history with his 100th career victory. The Coaches' Classic resumes at 10 a.m. today.

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Area's top teams square off By Alex Blumer Enquirer contributor

The class of area wrestling faces its stiffest test of the regular season at this weekend's Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches' Association Holiday Classic at Mason High School. Nine of the top 10 teams in the Enquirer Division I Honor Roll will be competing in the two-day event, including state-ranked Moeller (fourth), Lakota West (fifth) and Lakota East (lOth). "Being the biggest tournament of the year, that's a good incentive for our kids to do well," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. The field expands from 27 to 32 teams this year. Moeller enters as the favorite for the large-school title. Evansville Mater Dei

Big-school division topped by East, West, Moeller won't be defending its team title due to Indiana High School Athletic Association restrictions. The Crusaders- finished eighth at state . last season and were the coaches' preseason pick as the top area team this season. Gaier looks for good things from seniors Josh Newbanks (125 pounds), Charles Quehl (215), Nate Kmetz (160) and Kyle Jones (189). Junior Alex Weaver was the Classic runner-up at 103 pounds last season. Lakota West should be competitive, too, led by sixthplace state finisher Brian Almer (171). Junior Alex Flake,

fourth at 125 pounds in last season's Classic, will wrestle at 130 this season. And the Fire birds' talented freshman class gets its first tournament exposure. 'The competition is so tough just within our team," said Lakota West coach Scott Fetzer, who starts four of those freshmen. "Ifll be a good test for them." Among the top returning individuals are Mason's Zach Marshall (second at 275), who will play football for Maryland next season. Another wrestler to watch is Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw, who was fourth at state at 140 pounds.

Coaches' Classic Finals for first, third and fifth place begin at 3 p.m. Sunday. Preliminary rounds start at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, with action resuming at 5:45 p.m. Semifinal and wrestleback matches begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Elder's Steve Anevski is a returning Classic runner-up at 189 pounds. Third-ranked Harrison returns to defend its smallschool division crown. Junior Tyler Adams, also a state qualifier for Harrison last season (103), is the only returning individual Classic champion in the field. Reading and Lebanon also should be in the mix for the small-school title.


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If there were any questions about what wrestling program deserves bragging rights in the Cincinnati area, Moeller did a lot to answer them with a convincing perlormance in the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Holiday Classic at Mason. The Crusaders finished first in the 32-team tournament with a score of 273.50. Head coach Jeff Gaier knew his experienced team would see success in the tournament, but wasn't sure if they would be on top at the end. "We have a pretty nice, balanced team," said Gaier. 'We knew that every time we wrestle in this (tournament) that we are going to be in for some wars, so I'd say overall it was a pretty good weekend." The Crusaders were led by first-place finishers Alex Weaver (103 pounds) and Charles Quehl (215) while Eric Gobin (112), Gennane lindsey (130) and Eric Cameron (171) each took second-place in their respective weight classes. Quehl enjoyed an especially strong run, pinning his first three opponents in times of :43, :58 and 2:46, before knocking off returning state qualifier Jeremy Lovy of Lebanon 6-5 in the cham-

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pionship. "It's always good to get a win against a returning state qualifier," said Quehl. "I think our performance (m the tournament) proves what we have believed about our team all along." The Crusaders also benefited from a surprise showing from Gobin and Cebastian Hilton. Gobin, a freshman, entered the tournament unseeded before his second-place finish. Hilton, also unseeded, finished in fourth place in the 140-pound division.

"Both Eric and Cebastian had good perlormances that they can use to build some confidence for the rest of the season," Gaier said. Lakota West finished in second with a score of 220.50 and was followed by St Xavier (181.50), Mason (143.50) and Elder (143.0). Lakota West's Alex flake (130) and Tony Bradberry (135) both took home championships, while the Frrebirds had four others who finished in second or

third place. St Xavier made a strong showing with eight wrestlers fin. ishing in sixth place or better. Zachary Marshall (275) of Mason, and Steve Anevski (189) of Elder were the only first-place finishers for their respective teams. Harrison finished with 119.50 points, placing them seventh overall and good enough for first-place in the small school division. Tyler Adams was the Wildcats' lone champion, finishing first in the 112-pound weight class. Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw took home most valuable wrestler honors after the senior won the 140-pound weight class. Crenshaw won convincingly with scores of 18-3 and 17-2 before knocking off Dan Mizener of Mason, 25-8 in the championship match. 'This feels pretty good to get this honor," said Crenshaw, who finished second in his weight class in last year's event. "Now the next step is to become state champ." A day after recording his 100th career victory, Joe Kaake of La Salle got wins number 101 and 102, knocking off Colerain's Ryan Erickson and Michael Lybarger of Mt Vernon to win the 119-pound weight class.


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Loaded Moeller the class of the area in Division I By Mike Dyer Enquirer staff writer

Moeller is expected to be the top area team in Division I this season. The Crusaders had a 12-4 dual record last season and placed eighth at state. Moeller has several state qualifiers returning, including senior Josh Newbanks, a state qualifier at 112 pounds. Newbanks has been impressive in conditioning and may move up to 119 or 125, according to Moeller coach Jeff Gaier. Senior Charles Quehl was a state qualifier at 215, and state alternate Nathan Kmetz (152) was fifth at districts. He may wrestle at 160 this year. Junior Alex Weaver returns at 103 as a state qualifier. Juniors Eric Cameron (171) and Jared Glaser (130) are district qualifiers. Sophomores Dean Gaier (140) and Germane lindsey (125) are state qualifiers. Sophomore Mike Mahon should be improved. Here are some other top area teams to watch:

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placers, return for coach Scott Fetzer. Senior Brian Almer was sixth at state at 171 while Ken Touris was sixth at state at 130. Two juniors expected to make an impact include Alex Flake (135) and Fairfield transfer Tony Bradberry, a junior at 140. Watch for freshman Ryan Fields. Lakota East - The Thunderhawks return state qualifiers Kent and Kody Pierson for their senior seasons along with district qualifiers Nate Hall (sophomore) and Dan Crone (senior). Elder - Two state qualifiers return in seniors Pat Hirth (112) and Rob Nusekabel, a state placer at 160. Senior Steve Anevski was a state alternate at 189. The Panthers return seven starters. Harrison- The Wildcats return 11 starters and will be strong again this season for eighth-year coach Chad Dennis. Harrison (12-4 in dual meets) returnsjuniorTyler Adams, a state qualifier at 103. Sycamore - The defending Greater Miami Conference champs return senior Vic Crenshaw (140), who was fourth at state. GMC runner-upZachTawney (135) and Ross Patterson (145), who placed fifth at sectionals, are the other senior captains.

Mason - Senior Zach Marshall, who has signed with Maryland for football, returns and should be a force at heavyweight. Co-captain Dan Mizener (140) is a district qualifier. Junior Brian Porter (189) should contribute. St. Xavier- Coach Dick Murphy returns two state qualifiers in junior Don Carraher (119) and senior Jake Denman (152). Seniors Alex Boerger (152), Andrew Rettig (189) and heavyweight Andrew Urig should contribute. Juniors Lou Miller (171) and Mike Unz (135) are solid. Princeton - The Vikings return four district qualifiers and will be led by state qualifier Josh Dowdy, a senior, who will wrestle 152 or 160. The VIkings have sophomore Derichieen Dukes (ll2 or 119), senior Rolofo Rivera (135 or 140), sophomore Muhammad Abdur-Rahman (140 or 145) and Kevyn Wilder, a senior at 160. Fairfield- District qualifier Josh Vaughn (ll2) should wrestle at 125 or 130. Senior Tony D'Epifanio was _a district qualifier at 125. Sophomore Josh Roberts is a returning letterman at 135 or 140 and placed fifth at sectionals. Junior Danny Hanck (152) and Brian Barnes (215) are district q~alifiers.

Divisions 11-111 Ross- Senior Joe Jellison (103) was a district qualifier. Senior Nathan Foster was the league champ at 152. Look for the juniors to contribute with district qualifiers Matt Cozad (125), Dylan Ray (145) and Nate Kanta (171). Franklin - Senior state qualifier Justin Blevins (112) returns as a cocaptain. District qualifiers include Clay Anspach (103), Adam Sweeney (125), Derek Terrill (171) and Marc Middleton (215). Madeira - Senior district qualifier Randy Cloran (119) should be consistent along with sophomore Taylor Blackwelder (125). Blake Chastain will wrestle at 125 or 130 and Kevin Crowley should at 135 after being one match from state. Watch for freshman David Carpenter (103). Western Brown - The Broncos will be led by state placer Ryan Brownlee (135) and return district qualifiers Kyle Hollingsworth (130), Kyle Patrick (140) and Brandon Naylor (145). Reading- The Blue Devils return four impact seniors, including state placer John Bogucki (145) and state alternate Derek Mages (135). Se-

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niors Tommy Fletcher (112) and Tim Packer (140) will contribute. Roger Bacon - Sectional champ Steve Brunsman (140) returns, along with district qualifier Quentin Jolly (160), and Chris Neumann (215), who placed in the GCL. Sectional champ David Harris, a junior, should wrestle at 112. Clinton-Massie - Senior Jake McSurley (171), who was fifth at district, and junior Cole Ross (189) are the leaders. District qualifiers include Dom Brigano (103), Chris Hughes (145) and Justin Stechenfinger (160). Blanchester - The Wildcats return six district qualifiers, and juniors Amanda Breezley (103), Zak Taylor (215) and Chris Herrington (275) and sophomores Brandyn Hazelwood (119) and Jon O'Neil (152) should be consistent. Taylor- The Yellow Jackets will be led by senior and district qualifier Zach.Fischesser and return district qualifiers Mike Schmidt (103), Tyler Morrison (112), Shawn Salamone (130) and Brett Bolton (140). Middletown Madison -Two state qualifiers in Joe Delaposta (152) and Patrick Lahham (145) return. District qualifier Josh Herbert (189) should contribute.,


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Moeller, led by first-place finishers Alex Weaver (103 pounds) and Charles Quehl (215), captured the prestigious Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association tournament at Mason. The Crusaders outpaced Lakota West, St Xavier and Mason in the 32-tearn field. STORY,C6


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The class of area wrestling faces its stiffest test of the regular season at this weekend's Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches' Association Holiday Classic at Mason High School. Nine of the top 10 teams in the Enquirer Division I Honor Roll will be competing in the two-day event, including state-ranked Moeller (fourth), Lakota West (fifth) and Lakota East (lOth). "Being the biggest tournament of the year, that's a good incentive for our kids to do well," Moeller coach Jeff Gaier said. The field expands from 27' to 32 teams this year. Moeller enters as the favorite for the large-school title. Evansville Mater Dei

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won't be defending its team title due to Indiana High School Athletic Association restrictions. The Crusaders finished eighth at state last season and were the coaches' preseason pick as the top area team this season. Gaier looks for good things from seniors Josh Newbanks (125 pounds), Charles Quehl (215), Nate Kmetz (160) and Kyle Jones (189). Junior Alex Weaver was the Classic runner-up at 103 pounds last season. Lakota West should be competitive, too, led by sixthplace state finisher Brian Almer (171). Junior Alex Flake,

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fourth at 125 pounds in last season's Classic, will wrestle at 130 this season.¡ And the Firebirds' talented freshman class gets its first tournament exposure. 'The competition is so tough just within our team," said Lakota West coach Scott Fetzer, who starts four of those freshmen. "It'll be a good test for them." Among the top returning individuals are Mason's Zach Marshall (second at 275), who will play football for Maryland next season. Another wrestler to watch is Sycamore's Victer Crenshaw, who was fourth at state at 140 pounds.

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Prehmmary rounds start at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, with action resuming at 5:45 p.m. Semifinal and wrestleback matches begin at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Elder's Steve Anevski is a returning Classic runner-up at 189 pounds. Third-ranked Harrison returns to defend its smallschool division crown. Junior Tyler Adams, also a state qualifier for Harrison last season (103), is the only returning individual Classic champion in the field. Reading and Lebanon also should be in the mix for the small-school title.


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Loaded Moeller the class of the area in Division I '1 f!IJ..BI /)

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Enquirer staff writer

Moeller is expected to be the top area team in Division I this season. The Crusaders had a 12-4 dual record last season and placed eighth at state. Moeller has several state qualifiers returning, including senior Josh Newbanks, a state qualifier at 112 pounds. Newbanks has been impressive in conditioning and may move up to 119 or 125, according to Moeller coach Jeff Gaier. Senior Charles Quehl was a state qualifier at 215, and state alternate Nathan Kmetz (152) was fifth at districts. He may wrestle at 160 this year. Junior Alex Weaver returns at 103 as a state qualifier. Juniors Eric Cameron (171) and Jared Glaser (130) are district qualifiers. Sophomores Dean Gaier (140) and Germane lindsey (125) are state qualifiers. Sophomore Mike Mahon should be improved. Here are some other top area teams to watch:

Division I Lakota West - Four returning

state qualifiers, including two state

placers, return for coach Scott Fetzer. Senior Brian Almer was sixth at state at 171 while Ken Touris was sixth at state at 130. Two juniors expected to make an impact include Alex Flake (135) and Fairfield transfer Tony Bradberry, a junior at 140. Watch for freshman Ryan Fields. Lakota East - The Thunderhawks return state qualifiers Kent and Kody Pierson for their senior seasons along with district qualifiers Nate Hall (sophomore) and Dan Crone (senior). Elder - Two state qualifiers return in seniors Pat Hirth (112) and Rob Nusekabel, a state placer at 160. Senior Steve Anevski was a state alternate at 189. The Panthers return seven starters. Harrison- The Wildcats return 11 starters and will be strong again this season for eighth-year coach Chad Dennis. Harrison (12-4 in dual meets) returns junior Tyler Adams, a state qualifier at 103. Sycamore - The defending Greater Miami Conference champs return senior Vic Crenshaw (140), who was fourth at state. GMC runner-up Zach Tawney (135) and Ross Patterson (145), who placed fifth at sectionals, are the other senior captains.

Mason - Senior Zach Marshall, who has signed with Maryland for football, returns and should be a force at heavyweight. Co-captain Dan Mizener (140) is a district qualifier. Junior Brian Porter (189) should contribute. St. Xavier- Coach Dick Murphy returns two state qualifiers in junior Don Carraher (119) and senior Jake Denman (152). Seniors Alex Boerger (152), Andrew Rettig (189) and heavyweight Andrew Urig should contribute. Juniors Lou Miller (171) and Mike Unz (135) are solid. Princeton - The VIkings return four district qualifiers and will be led by state qualifier Josh Dowdy, a senior, who will wrestle 152 or 160. The VIkings have sophomore Derichieen Dukes (112 or 119), senior Rolofo Rivera (135 or 140), sophomore Muhammad Abdur-Rahman (140or145) andKevyn Wilder,asenior at 160. Fairfield - District qualifier Josh Vaughn (112) should wrestle at 125 or 130. Senior Tony D'Epifanio was a district qualifier at 125. Sophomore Josh Roberts is a returning letterman at 135 or 140 and placed fifth at sectionals. Junior Danny Ranck (152) and Brian Barnes (215) are district qualifiers.

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Ross- Senior Joe Jellison (103) was a district qualifier. Senior Nathan Foster was the league champ at 152. Look for the juniors to contribute with district qualifiers Matt Cozad (125), Dylan Ray (145) and Nate Kanta (171). Franklin - Senior state qualifier Justin Blevins (112) returns as a cocaptain. District qualifiers include Clay Anspach (103), Adam Sweeney (125), Derek Terrill (171) and Marc Middleton (215). Madeira - Senior district qualifier Randy Cloran (119) should be consistent along with sophomore Taylor Blackwelder (125). Blake Chastain will wrestle at 125 or 130 and Kevin Crowley should at 135 after being one match from state. Watch for freshman David Carpenter (103). Western Brown - The Broncos will be led by state placer Ryan Brownlee (135) and return district qualifiers Kyle Hollingsworth (130), Kyle Patrick (140) and Brandon Naylor (145). Reading- The Blue Devils return four impact seniors, including state placer John Bogucki (145) and state alternate Derek Mages (135). Se-

niors Tommy Fletcher (112) and

Tllll Packer (140) will contribute. Roger Bacon - Sectional champ Steve Brunsman (140) returns, along with district qualifier Quentin J oily (160), and Chris Neumann (215), who placed in the GCL. Sectional champ David Harris, a junior, should wrestle at 112. Clinton-Massie - Senior Jake McSurley (171), who was fifth at district, and junior Cole Ross (189) are the leaders. District qualifiers include Dom Brigano (103), Chris Hughes (145) and Justin Stechenfinger (160). Blanchester - The Wildcats return six district qualifiers, and juniors Amanda Breezley (103), Zak Taylor (215) and Chris Herrington (275) and sophomores Brandyn Hazelwood (119) and Jon O'Neil (152) should be consistent. Taylor- The Yellow Jackets will be led by senior and district qualifier Zach Fischesser and return district qualifiers Mike Schmidt (103), Tyler Morrison (112), Shawn Salamone (130) and Brett Bolton (140). Middletown Madison -Two state qualifiers in Joe Delaposta (152) and Patrick Lahham (145) return. District qualifier Josh Herbert (189) should contribute.

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