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Friday, January 18, 2013

Prep Wrestling: Carey is back to defend VBI title
VAN BUREN -- Carey will be back to defend its title when the 35th Van Buren Invitational gets underway at 5 p.m. today.

The Blue Devils' returning champion Brayden Leist is the top seed in the 132-pound weight class. Tyler Higgins (138) and Lincoln Stansberry (182) are also top seeds for Carey.

Other returning VBI champions are few and far between.

Arcadia's Jarrod Bowman (132) and Bluffton's Zach Wilson (152) are returning titlists along with Swanton's Jacob McCoy (113).

There will be new, yet familiar faces at the tournament.

Past VBI entrants Elmwood and Fostoria return while Delphos Jefferson will be a first-time participant.

Delphos St. John's, Lima Central Catholic and Tiffin Calvert will not be in the tournament because it conflicts with the Catholic Invitational Tournament.

Also not a part of the event is North Baltimore. The Tigers, who have participated in the VBI every season since its inception in 1979, instead participated in the two-day Perrysburg Invitational Tournament last weekend.

Other area top-seeded wrestlers include Fostoria's Tony Reynolds (170) and Salvador Cantero (145), Cory-Rawson's Zack Smith (126) and Riverdale's Mitchell Mathenu (120).

After tonight's action, the tournament resumes at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with consolation round action. The semifinals are set for 11 a.m. Saturday with the finals slated to begin at approximately 6 p.m.

Admission for today's session is $6 for adults and $4 for students.



Team Competing

Allen East, Arcadia, Bluffton, Carey, Columbus Grove, Cory-Rawson, Cory-Rawson, Delphos Jefferson, Elmwood, Fostoria, Gibsonburg, Hopewell-Loudon, Lakota, Liberty-Benton, Lincolnview, McComb, Ottawa-Glandorf, Otsego, Riverdale, Seneca East, Swanton, Fremont St. Joseph, Van Buren, Wayne Trace.

Seeded Wrestlers

106 -- 1, George Clemens (WT) 24-0. 2, Tregg Keysor (CG) 25-3. 3, Chet Swartzmiller (H-L) 24-5. 4, Alexander Rodriguez (Lin) 18-7. 5, Tristan Love (Arc) 12-8. 6, George Andrich (Elm) 14-10.

113 -- 1, Jarrod Bowman (Arc) 21-1. 2, Tyler Sarreshteh (L-B) 24-4. 3, Kolten Martin (Riv) 23-8. 4, Jacob McCoy (Swan) 17-6. 5, Dustin Taylor (WT) 18-4. 6, Jacqoube Markward (Linc) 13-3.

120 -- 1, Mitchell Matheny (Riv) 29-1. 2, Buddy Limes (Ots) 19-5. 3, Damion Vitt (H-L) 16-4. 4, Tyler Baker (AE) 15-5. 5, Luke Leonard (Fos) 18-7. 6, Deryk Sammet (Car) 13-7.

126 -- 1, Zack Smith (C-R) 18-1. 2, Lance Smith (Fos) 9-8. 3, Alex Brock (H-L) 10-6. 4, Austin Webb (Gib) 10-6. 5, Gaige Rassman (DJ) 15-12. 6, Caleb Hicks (Riv) 12-10.

132 -- 1, Brayden Leist (Car) 21-1. 2, Aaron Miller (WT) 18-2. 3, Trenton Soto (Ots) 22-4. 4, Sean Vasquez (FSJ) 13-7. 5, Isaac Siefker (CG) 8-5. 6, Brik Dauterman (Elm) 1-0.

138 -- 1, Tyler Higgins (Car) 11-1. Austin Brown (C-R) 24-3. 3, Tyler Showalter (WT) 20-5. 4, Tanner Vermule (DJ) 18-7. 5, Dylan Hall (Elm) 19-8. 6 Austin Glosser (Ots) 15-7.

145 -- 1, Salvador Cantero (Fos) 13-4. 2, Tristan Myers (H-L) 15-5. 3, Michael Baer (Elm) 22-7. 4, Paul Frey (Riv) 23-7. 5, Jacob Garmatter (Blu) 13-6. 6, Zach Brodman (Car) 3-2.

152 -- 1, Zach Wilson (Blu) 20-0. 2, Seth Knoll (Riv) 29-2. 3, Dylen Hartman (C-R) 16-3. 4, Jordan Jaso (Lak) 20-4. 5, David Glenn (Ots) 15-4. 6, Josh Reel (WT) 10-6.

160 -- 1, Sawyer Temple (WT) 22-1. 2, Chance Sonnenberg (VB) 19-2. 3, Jordan Hendrix (Ots) 25-3. 4, Alec Gladwell (CG) 16-2. 5, Max McAdoo (AE) 19-4. 6, Zac Hrabak (H-L) 12-9.

170 -- 1, Tony Reynolds (Fos) 20-3. 2, Doug Hicks (Lin) 21-4. 3, Bryce Mullholand (Car) 15-3. 4, Grant Criblez (AE) 16-6. 5, Aaron Brown (Swan) 15-7. 6, Dan Henline (Gib) 20-10.

182 -- 1, Lincoln Stansberry (Car) 22-1. 2, Nick Metcalf (Gib) 16-2. 3, Josiah Conley (Blu) 17-3. 4, Brandon Benroth (CG) 15-3. 5, Jacob Reisinger (Swan) 18-4. 6, Tre Headington (Riv) 26-6.

197 -- 1, Collin McConnahea (DJ) 31-0. 2, Mason Meyer (O-G) 15-2. 3, Zach Sauber (Car) 24-4. 4, Jake Widman (FSJ) 9-4. 5, Justin Pierce (Lin) 12-6. 6, Dalton West (Linc) 16-9.

220 -- 1, Corey Durbin (FSJ) 21-1. 2, Ora Oler (VB) 11-3. 3, Dillen Welker (Riv) 12-5. 4, Devin Uzelac (Elm) 16-10. 5, Chase Oler (C-R) 9-10. 6, Jacob Otto (O-G) 10-7.

285 -- 1, Geoff Ketcham (DJ) 29-2. 2, Coltan Hossler (H-L) 14-3. 3, Chance Keller (Swan) 12-3. 4, Jacob Moran (Car) 10-2. 5, Justin Pfeister (Riv) 18-5. 6 Isaac Sexton (VB) 12-5.


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