Blan’s Schirmer, Hopkins advance to second day of D3 wrestling tourney


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Brent Hopkins by Sam Collier


Samuel Morgan by Sam Collier


Noah Morgan by Sam Collier


Samuel Morgan by Sam Collier


Clayton Schirmer by Sam Collier


East Clinton’s Noah Morgan (left) was knocked out of the Div. III Southwest District wrestling tournament by a 4-3 loss in his second match Friday at Troy’s Hobart Arena.


Sam Collier | News Journal

Brent Hopkins by Sam Collier


Sam Collier | News Journal

Austin Brock by Sam Collier


Sam Collier | News Journal

Austin Brock by Sam Collier


Sam Collier | News Journal

Clayton Schirmer by Sam Collier


Sam Collier | News Journal

TROY — One Clinton County wrestler managed to win his first match Friday at the Div. III Southwest District on Hobart Arena.

Clayton Schirmer of Blanchester was the only county wrestler to win his first match here Friday. He pinned Noah Maynard of Richwood North Union in 1:08 at 126 pounds. Schirmer was then knocked into the consolation bracket when he lost by pin in 40 seconds to unbeaten George Clemens of Wayne Trace.

Blanchester’s Brent Hopkins won his second match at 120 pounds, pinning Le’on Palomo of Ottawa-Glandorf in 4:44. Hopkins lost his first match 6-4 to Coleman Ryan of Covington.

Both Schirmer and Hopkins will wrestle on Saturday.

Austin Brock of East Clinton entered the tournament as a fifth-place alternate. He was defeated in two 120-pound matches — losing by pin in 1:05 to Alex Rhine of Mechanicsburg and 9-0 to Nick Miller of Richwood North Union.

Samuel Morgan of EC at 138 pounds lost both of his matches Friday. He was pinned by Lee Dues of Allen East in 31 seconds and then by Brandon Strickland of Mount Gilead in 1:41.

Noah Morgan of EC also lost two matches at 145 pounds. Morgan was pinned by Cody Dickson of Spencerville in 1:18 and then lost to Josh Cook of National Trail in a thriller 4-3.

Brent Hopkins by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Brent-Hopkins-1-1-2.jpgBrent Hopkins by Sam Collier

Samuel Morgan by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Samuel-Morgan-1-1-2.jpgSamuel Morgan by Sam Collier

Noah Morgan by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Noah-Morgan-1-1-2.jpgNoah Morgan by Sam Collier

Samuel Morgan by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Samuel-Morgan-2-1-2.jpgSamuel Morgan by Sam Collier

Clayton Schirmer by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Clayton-Schirmer-2-1-2.jpgClayton Schirmer by Sam Collier

East Clinton’s Noah Morgan (left) was knocked out of the Div. III Southwest District wrestling tournament by a 4-3 loss in his second match Friday at Troy’s Hobart Arena.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Noah-Morgan-2-1-2.jpgEast Clinton’s Noah Morgan (left) was knocked out of the Div. III Southwest District wrestling tournament by a 4-3 loss in his second match Friday at Troy’s Hobart Arena. Sam Collier | News Journal

Brent Hopkins by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Brent-Hopkins-2-1-2.jpgBrent Hopkins by Sam CollierSam Collier | News Journal

Austin Brock by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Austin-Brock-1-1-2.jpgAustin Brock by Sam CollierSam Collier | News Journal

Austin Brock by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Austin-Brock-2-1-2.jpgAustin Brock by Sam CollierSam Collier | News Journal

Clayton Schirmer by Sam Collier
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Clayton-Schirmer-1-1-2.jpgClayton Schirmer by Sam CollierSam Collier | News Journal

By Mark Huber

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Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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