Jon Alder athlete places sixth in mat tournament

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Sadie Napier has control over Cali Lang of Big Walnut early in this match on Saturday during the Ohio High School State Wrestling Coaches Association state tournament at Hilliard Davidson. Napier placed sixth in her 101-pound weight class. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Jonathan Alder’s Sadie Napier earned a trip to the state wrestling awards stand over the weekend.
Napier (101 pounds) earned sixth place during the state club girls wrestling tournament that was sponsored by the Ohio High School State Wrestling Coaches Association.
The event was held Saturday and Sunday at Hilliard Davidson High School.
Napier began the tournament when she was pinned by Cali Lang of Big Walnut in 1:40.
She claimed victory during her next three bouts.
Napier scored an 11-3 verdict over Kailey Lester-Harold of Eastlake North.
She needed just 42 ticks off the timer to put Isabella Savage of Taylor High School to the mat.
Napier then edged Lily Bruggerman of Miami East by a 10-8 count.
That victory put the JA athlete into the match for fifth and sixth place.
She was then pinned by Addison Rudolph of Central Crossing in 1:44.
Ava Ater competed for Alder in the 116-pound division.
She dropped her first match by an 11-2 verdict to Lexi Beadle of Youngstown Boardman.
Ater then fell to Lexi Simmons of Olentangy Orange, 4-0.
“Both of these athletes represented Jonathan Alder (who competed on the boys team) extremely well at the state tournament,” said coach Tony Watson. “Both were wrestling at this level for the first time all year.
“Our team and coaches are extremely proud of how they finished their season and how competitive they both were as freshmen and first-year athletes in wrestling.
“Our goal is that they lead to starting an all-girls team at Jonathan Alder,” said the coach. “They are very good leaders and know how to be successful. We couldn’t have been any more lucky than to have these two on our team.”
and to be great examples for the future.”



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