Monarch grapplers pummel Westland


The referee watches closely as Marysville’s Grant Marshall, right, has a half-nelson hold on Westland’s Jacob Mullens during Thursday’s match. Marshall won by a pin in 5:02 as the Monarchs defeated the Cougars, 63-15.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Kevin Behrens)


Marysville High School’s varsity wrestling team began the Ohio Capital Conference portion of its schedule on a strong note.
The Monarchs hosted Westland on Thursday and came away with a 63-15 triumph.
MHS won 11 of the 14 weight classes, including nine by pinfalls.
“Overall, it was a good team win,” said head coach Shawn Andrews. “I felt like we won some of the toss-up matches early on because we were in better shape than Westland.
“Our home dual environments are exciting, but they can also be stressful,” he said. “It was important for our young wrestlers to respond tonight.”
Andrews was pleased that some of the younger grapplers came through. They included sophomores Nathan Thompson, Tracen Cooper, Erryl Will and Grant Marshall and freshman Josh Melms.
“They all contributed and that’s an important step this year and for the future,” said Andrews. “With the duals starting at 106, we need them to get us going and allow our upperclassmen to finish things off at the end of the dual.
“While it is important to be 1-0 in the league, we know that Dublin Coffman next week is the real test and we still have a great deal of work to do.”
Match results were as follows:
-106: Tyler Jude (W) pinned Madison Sharp (M), 1:33;
-113: Thompson (M) pinned Trent Jude (W), 5:37;
-120: Melms (M) dec. Edgar Cruz (W), 10-8;
-126: Bryson Palmer (W) pinned Harley Crouso (M), 3:07;
-132: Cooper (M) pinned Dominic Fogt (W), 3:32;
-145: Will (M) pinned Victor Lopez (W), 1:22;
-152: Walker Heard (M) pinned Brendan Wiseman (W), 1:22;
-160: Blayne Landon (M) pinned Johnny Douglas (W), 1:58;
-170: Zach Lowe (M) pinned Juan Martines (W), 1:07;
-182: Marshall (M) pinned Jacob Mullens (W), 5:02;
-195: Logan Painter (M) pinned Dru Sherman (W), 3:26;
-220: Ethan Smegal (M) pinned Kyle Newman (W), 1:36;
-285: Joseph Palmer (M) won by forfeit.
Marysville’s junior varsity team defeated the Jr. Cougars, 27-6, during competition that included only eight matches.
Those results were as follows:
-106: Emma Swart (M) dec. Javen Eckles (W), 9-7;
-120: Lincoln Witt (M) defeated Colby Lightfoot (W), 7-0.
-126: Guerrro Emilio (M) pinned Angel Lopez (W), 1:46;
-132: Logan Hawn (M) defeated Brandon Tackett (W) by a 14-0 major decision;
-152: Chris Lambert (M) scored a 20-5 technical fall over Anthony Johnson (W);
-182: Dexter Coffey (M) pinned William Azo (W), 1:47;
-182: Izac Medina (W) beat Aric Bibb (W), 11-10;
195: Francisco Vinalay (W) dec. C.J. Grose (M), 8-3.

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