MHS grapplers place fourth at Scioto tourney


The Marysville High School wrestling team finished in fourth place at the Dublin Scioto Kevin Cleveland Tournament over the weekend.
Westerville North won the tournament with 240 points and Pickerington Central was the runner-up with 206.
Scioto was third with 195.5 and MHS tallied 143 during the 12-team tourney.
The team included a mix of the usual starters along with some new faces.
Marysville was led by three champions – Jake Marsh (152) Adam Hettel (195) and Steven Shamhart (285).
Marsh tallied four pins on his way to the finals before defeating Cody Mays of Westerville Central by a 22-5 technical fall.
He was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
“It was great to have Jake back on the mat (after a knee injury) heading into the week of the Top Gun Tournament,” said Marysville coach Shawn Andrews.
Hettel also pinned his way to the finals, but needed overtime to defeat Westerville North’s Bodi Bien in the last bout by a 5-3 count.
Shamhart pinned all four of his opponents in the tournament, including Donovan Hardin of Dublin Scioto in the championship match.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Adam and Steven,” said Andrews. “They are in tough spots as seniors who haven’t found their way into the starting lineup behind district qualifier Logan Painter and state qualifier Tyler Connolly (respectively).
“It says a great deal about their character that they have continued to push every day,” said Andrews. “We want competition in the room and hopefully their success this past weekend continues to give them the confidence to challenge their own teammates for regular starting positions.”
Other MHS results were as follows:
-Payne  Miller: 3-2, fourth, 126;
-Lincoln Heard: 2-2, fifth, 132;
-Chris Lambert: 3-2, sixth, 138;
-Jayden Simmons, 1-2, 138;
-Garrett Seger, 0-2, 145;
-Blayne Landon, 2-2, sixth, 138;
-Ian Johnson, 3-2, fourth, 152;
-Jacob Legge, 1-2, seventh, 182;
-Jacob Ishmael, 1-2, sixth, 182;
-Jager Snyder, 3-1, third, 195;
-Joey Palmer, 2-2, fifth, 220.
The Monarchs will compete in the Top Gun at Alliance High School on Friday and Saturday.

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