The Highland Middle School Wrestling team competed with the best competition in the state at the OAC Junior High Duals and came away in 2nd place only to Graham who is notably the best public high school in Ohio the last couple decades. Highland was 3-1 on the day.
The final dual scores were:
Hamilton Ross 18
Competing for Highland were: Kegan Prothero (78 lbs), Ayden Boucher (84 lbs), Joey Zywiec (90 lbs), Liam Wright (90 lbs), Michael Mancuso (96 lbs), Chase Crutchley (102 lbs), Savhon Hollis (108 lbs), Joey Vazsonyi (114 lbs), Creed Hill (120 lbs), Mason Wright (126 lbs), Behlen Waugh (126 lbs), Leo Simpson (132 lbs), Antony Onopko (138 lbs), Matthew Haney (146 lbs), Noah Robinson (154 lbs), Lukas Stiles (164 lbs), Danny Giannini (176 lbs), and Andrew Tatulinski (209 lbs). There were two additional wrestlers that competed with us, Brock Blankenhorn (74 lbs of Mount Vernon) and Hunter Sloan (HWT of Triway).
5 wrestlers were undefeated on the day: Brock Blankenhorn (4 wins, 1 pin), Kegan Prothero (4 wins, 2 pins), Ayden Boucher (4 wins, 2 pins), Behlen Waugh (1 win, 1 pin), and Andrew Tatulinski (4 wins, 3 pins).
5 wrestlers earned 3 wins on the day: Joey Vazsonyi (3 wins, 3 pins), Antony Onopko (3 wins, 3 pins) Noah Robinson (3 wins, 3 pins), Lukas Stiles (3 wins, 2 pins), and Hunter Sloan (3 wins, 3 pins).
5 wrestlers won 2 matches for the day: Joey Zywiec (2 wins, 1 pin), Chase Crutchley (2 wins), Creed Hill (2 wins, 1 pin), Matthew Haney (2 wins, 2 pins), Danny Giannini (2 wins, 2 pins).
Mason Wright also picked up a win on the day.
The competition was very tough and many wrestlers lost close matches and/or lost to some of the best kids in the state of Ohio.
The wrestlers represented themselves, their coaches, their families, and their whole community very well. Many people took notice of the great kids and great wrestlers that Highland Middle School is fortunate to have. Great job boys. We are very proud of you all and the season we have had so far. The only thing remaining for the Hornets is the individual state tournament in Youngstown March 16-17. Fifteen wrestlers have qualified to compete there.
Proud to be a Hornet!