Monarch matmen edged by Olentangy Liberty


Zach McMinn of Marysville is fighting off his back in a file photo against Jacob Beverly of Ashland. McMinn won his match at Olentangy Liberty on Friday. The Monarchs were edged by the Patriots, 34-31. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Marysville’s varsity boys grapplers were edged 34-31 at Olentangy Liberty on Friday.
The Monarchs, 2-6, fell behind 18-0 after dropping the first three matches of the evening.
Nicholas Rutsky of Liberty pinned MHS’ Ethan Skiles (1:32) at 106 pounds.
The Patriots won the 113 and 120 divisions.
Josh Sutton (113) needed just 50 seconds to put Zach Pfarr of MHS to the mat, while Hunter Ford (120) pinned Lincoln Witt of Marysville in 1:26.
The Monarchs got on the scoreboard at 126 when Nathan Thompson pinned Noah Feeney in 4:14.
The remaining match results were as follows:
-132: Harley Crouso (M) pinned Nico Leary (OL), 4:53;
-138: Lincoln Heard (M) dec. John Dunn (OL), 6-5;
-145: Lucas Illiasno (OL) dec. Jack Golla (M), 5-0;
-152: Erryl Will (M) scored a 15-5 major dec. over Ethan Stamp (OL);
-160: Jayce Fitzpatrick (OL) beat Colton Powers (M), 6-4;
-170: Christian McCartney (M) pinned Chase Kuhl (OL), 2:15;
-182: Ben Cox (OL) pinned Parker Reese (M), 2:35;
-195: Dylan Russo (OL) scored an 11-2 major decision over Benjamin Bickerstaff (M);
-220: Joseph Palmer (M) dec. Charlie Cole (OL), 8-3;
-285: Zach McMinn (M) dec. Jadon Brownlee (OL), 6-1.
“After dropping the first three matches, we battled back in an exciting dual with Olentangy Liberty,” said MHS coach Shawn Andrews. “In the end we split matches seven and seven, but fell short with bonus points being the difference.
“Part of what makes dual meets exciting is the fact that your best guy can only get six points and the most you can give up is six,” he said. ‘”This dual is similar to some others earlier in the season and we have to do more to get bonus points where we can.”

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