Marysville’s 106-pounder, freshman Ethan Skiles, is trying to escape the “Assassin” hold being applied by Dublin Coffman’s Corey Crawford as the referee looks on. Skiles was eventually pinned in 4:24. (Journal-Tribune photo by Kevin Behrens)
The “Longer Longer” is a phrase wrestling icon and former Iowa head coach Dan Gable always talked about when describing trends in life.
Specifically in wrestling, he meant that when programs win they continue to win and when they lose they continue to lose, until a catastrophic change occurs.
Marysville (2-7) has been 0 for the last five years against the Dublin Shamrocks, so something significantly needs to change to stop the losses from piling up.
Thursday night was no different, though, as Marysville dropped the league match, 56-19, in one of the worst losses to Dublin the MHS program has ever experienced.
From the opening whistle, the Monarch grapplers were bruised, bloodied and beat up by the Shamrocks in a contest that lasted just 63 minutes.
The loss evened Marysville’s OCC record at 1-1.
The night started fast for the Shamrocks as they won seven of the first eight bouts,
A total of six were by pinfalls as Coffman took a commanding 41-6 lead.
The Monarchs fought back and won three of the last six bouts to close out the night.
However, the effort was too little, too late.
Earlier this year, MHS coach Shawn Andrews said his guys will be different heading into the end of the season.
The Shamrocks will be that measuring stick for the local squad as it will most likely run into this familiar foe in February during the state dual meet tournament.
The state duals could provide a chance for redemption for the Monarchs.
Results were as follows:
170-Christian McCartney lost by pin to Casey Magyar in 1:00.
182-Parker Reese was pinned in :42 by Nick Copley.
195-Ben Bickerstaff was decked by Seth Shumate in 1:38.
220-Joey Palmer lost by tech-fall 20-4 to Riley Ucker.
285-Zach McMinn won by forfeit.
106-Ethan Skiles was pinned in 4:24 by Corey Crawford.
113-Zach Pfarr lost by pin to Rahul Raghuram in 3:34.
120-Blaze Hall was pinned in 3:05 by Rupert Moore.
126-Nate Thompson won by a 5-0 decision over Devante Cooper.
132-Nate Melms lost by pin in 5:24 to Jimmy Baumann.
138-Lincoln Heard won 14-4 over Eric Arndt,
145-Jack Golla was edged by Nico Gonzalez 2-0,
152-Erryl Will won by forfeit.
160-Colton Powers was decked by Mitchel Broskie in 3:03.
The Monarchs will wrestle this weekend in The Top Gun tournament in Alliance, Ohio.
Defending state champion Seth Shumate of Dublin Coffman has Marysville’s 195-pounder Ben Bickerstaff in a neck wrench during Thursday evening’s OCC dual match. Bickerstaff was decked in 1:38. (Journal-Tribune photo by Kevin Behrens)
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