Panthers fall


To Wauseon at State duals

By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



Miami Trace senior Jacob Tinkler, at left, contends with Wyatt Lane of Wauseon during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Tinkler won this match, 8-1.

Miami Trace senior Jacob Tinkler, at left, contends with Wyatt Lane of Wauseon during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Tinkler won this match, 8-1.


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Miami Trace senior Dalton Bartley (left) goes head on against Samuel Sosa of Wauseon in a match at 220 pounds at the 6th annual State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at The Ohio State University.


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Miami Trace senior B.J. Anders has the advantage over Trent Davis of Wauseon at 182 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in the Division II State dual team tournament.


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Miami Trace freshman Graham Carson, left, wrestles junior Gavin Ritter of Wauseon at 113 pounds at the State dual wrestling team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.


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Miami Trace junior James Munro, at left, competes against senior Sandro Ramirez at 160 pounds during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus.


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Miami Trace sophomore Dawson Wallace, at right, works the leg of Wauseon sophomore Jarrett Bischoff at 138 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the 6th annual State dual team tournament in Columbus.


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COLUMBUS — The Miami Trace Panthers competed in the Sixth Annual State Wrestling Dual Team Tournament at St. John Arena in Columbus Sunday, Feb. 11.

It was the second year in a row the Panthers have qualified to the event.

Last season, Miami Trace was a No. 8 seed and faced No. 1 seed St. Paris Graham.

This year, the Panthers were again a No. 8 seed and again standing before them was the No. 1 seed. This year, Graham is Division I in wrestling, so the No. 1 seed went to Wauseon. The Indians hail from Fulton County (one county west of Toledo).

The Panthers lost to Wauseon, 72-3.

Senior Jacob Tinkler picked up the Panthers’ one match win, an 8-1 decision over sophomore Wyatt Lane at 170 pounds.

The Panthers had wrestlers in the 13 of the 14 weight classes.

Heavyweight Grant DeBruin was sidelined with an injury sustained just the day before in the Frontier Athletic Conference finals.

Wauseon won eight of the 13 matches by pin.

Sophomore Storm Duffy (120) lost to senior Alex Slattman by technical fall.

At 138 pounds, Wauseon sophomore Jarrett Bischoff took a tech fall over sophomore Dawsom Wallace.

Senior Sandro Ramirez won a tech fall over junior James Munro at 160.

Senior Dalton Bartley of Miami Trace had a close match at 220 pounds against sophomore Samuel Sosa.

It took extra time for Sosa to take a 4-3 decision.

Wauseon went on to defeated Canfield, 38-33 and then Lake Catholic, 48-12 to win the State Division II team title.

“Jacob wrestled more aggressively in that match than he had been in the last couple of weeks,” Miami Trace head coach Ben Fondale said. “He went out and got after it.

“Wauseon is well-coached,” Fondale said. “They have a lot of good kids, a lot of returning wrestlers.

“This is two years in a row that we’ve qualified to this tournament,” Fondale said. “We have a lot of guys returning next year. We will keep working. The work you put in during the off-season is how you close the gap against these good teams. We’ll take it head-on next year and try and make this a tradition.”

Next up for the Panthers is the Division II Sectional at Washington High School Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.

The top four placers in each weight class will move on to the District tournament that begins Friday, March 2 at 3 p.m. at Wilmington High School.

Wrestlers who place in the top four at Districts qualify to the State tournament that kicks off Thursday, March 8 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Wauseon 72 – Miami Trace 3

106 Damon Molina 9 (Wauseon) pin Titus Lehr 9 (Miami Trace) 0:13 6

113 Gavin Ritter 11 (Wauseon) pin Graham Carson 9 (Miami Trace) 1:30 6

120 Alex Slattman 12 (Wauseon) dec. Storm Duffy 10 (Miami Trace) tf 16-0 5

126 Nolan Ray 10 (Wauseon) pin Mcale Callahan 9 (Miami Trace) 4:15 6

132 Hunter Yackee 12 (Wauseon) pin Wes Gandee 12 (Miami Trace) 1:21 6

138 Jarrett Bischoff 10 (Wauseon) dec. Dawson Wallace 10 (Miami Trace) tf 15-0 5

145 Mauricio Barajas 12 (Wauseon) pin Jaymon Flaugher 12 (Miami Trace) 1:15 6

152 Gage Grunden 12 (Wauseon) pin Dylan Arnold 11 (Miami Trace) 0:28 6

160 Sandro Ramirez 12 (Wauseon) dec. James Munro 11 (Miami Trace) tf 18-3 5

170 Jacob Tinkler 12 (Miami Trace) dec. Wyatt Lane 10 (Wauseon) Dec 8-1 3

182 Trent Davis 11 (Wauseon) pin Jack Anders 12 (Miami Trace) 4:31 6

195 Aaron Harris 11 (Wauseon) pin David Tyndall 10 (Miami Trace) 0:57 6

220 Samuel Sosa 10 (Wauseon) dec. Dalton Bartley 12 (Miami Trace) Dec 4-3 TB 3

285 Alex Sosa 12 (Wauseon) forfeit (Miami Trace) Forfeit 6

Miami Trace senior Jacob Tinkler, at left, contends with Wyatt Lane of Wauseon during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Tinkler won this match, 8-1.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_Jacob-Tinkler-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace senior Jacob Tinkler, at left, contends with Wyatt Lane of Wauseon during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Tinkler won this match, 8-1. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace senior Dalton Bartley (left) goes head on against Samuel Sosa of Wauseon in a match at 220 pounds at the 6th annual State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at The Ohio State University.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_Dalton-Bartley-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace senior Dalton Bartley (left) goes head on against Samuel Sosa of Wauseon in a match at 220 pounds at the 6th annual State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at The Ohio State University. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace senior B.J. Anders has the advantage over Trent Davis of Wauseon at 182 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in the Division II State dual team tournament.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_BJ-Anders-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace senior B.J. Anders has the advantage over Trent Davis of Wauseon at 182 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in the Division II State dual team tournament. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace freshman Graham Carson, left, wrestles junior Gavin Ritter of Wauseon at 113 pounds at the State dual wrestling team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_Graham-Carson-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace freshman Graham Carson, left, wrestles junior Gavin Ritter of Wauseon at 113 pounds at the State dual wrestling team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace junior James Munro, at left, competes against senior Sandro Ramirez at 160 pounds during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_James-Munro-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace junior James Munro, at left, competes against senior Sandro Ramirez at 160 pounds during the State dual team tournament Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace sophomore Dawson Wallace, at right, works the leg of Wauseon sophomore Jarrett Bischoff at 138 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the 6th annual State dual team tournament in Columbus.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/02/web1_Dawson-Wallace-at-State-duals-2-11-2018.jpgMiami Trace sophomore Dawson Wallace, at right, works the leg of Wauseon sophomore Jarrett Bischoff at 138 pounds Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the 6th annual State dual team tournament in Columbus. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos
To Wauseon at State duals

By Chris Hoppes

choppes@aimmediamidwest.com