BATAVIA — A young Blanchester wrestling team finished seventh Saturday in the 10-team Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference wrestling tournament at Batavia High School.
Western Brown ran away with the overall team title with 229 points. Williamsburg was a distant second with 164. Blanchester had 60 points.
Of the 10 BHS wrestlers, seven were freshmen — Brent Hopkins was second at 120, Clayton Schirmer was fourth at 126, Dale Sturgill at 132, Hayden Tedrick at 138, Ramiro Torres was fourth at 145, Steven Latchford at 152, Austin Walker was fourth at 182.
Cade Huston, a junior, was fourth at 220.
Feb 6, 2016
SBAAC Wrestling Championship
@Batavia High School
TEAM: Western Brown 229 Williamsburg 164 Bethel-Tate 153 New Richmond 76 Batavia 69 Norwood 68 Blanchester 60 Goshen 40.5 Amelia 20 Clermont Northeastern 17.5
120: Brent Hopkins pinned Williams (BAT) 1:27; dec Planck (NR) 12-1; was dec by Taylor (WB) 7-0. Finished second
126: Clayton Schirmer was pinned by Dees (NR) 4:30; dec Petri (BT) 9-4; dec Briggs (G) 9-5; was dec by Tallarigo (BAT) 13-7. Finished fourth.
132: Dale Sturgill was pinned by Hall (BT) 1:28; dec Smith (BAT) 10-2; was pinned by Kube (G) 1:27. Did not place.
138: Hayden Tedrick was pinned by Hixson (BT) 1:53; was pinned by Brewer (W) 0:28. Did not place.
145: Ramiro Torres pinned Haney (N) 1:27; was pinned by Henderson (WB) 3:01; pinned Hayward (A) 2:31; was dec by Lefker (W) 5-4. Finished fourth.
152: Steven Latchford pinned Rayburn (CNE) 1:48; was pinned by Marlow (WB) 0:54; was dec by Stepp (BAT) 11-6. Did not place.
160: Dalton McMullen was pinned by Truske (BAT) 1:07; was pinned by Holtke (BAT) 0:57. Did not place.
182: Austin Walker was pinned by Ratcliff (BT) 2:52; pinned Khan (NR) 2:50; won by forfeit over Wallace (N); was pinned by Clowery (W) 3:52. Finished fourth.
220: Cade Huston was pinned by O’Neill (BT) 0:58; pinned Terrill (WB) 1:28; pinned Noble (NR) 2:27; was pinned by Bailey (W) 1:38. Finished fourth.
285: Justin Lucas was pinned by Pugh (BAT) 0:38; was pinned by Stacy (WB) 0:23. Did not place.