COPLEY TWP. — Five wrestlers posted undefeated records Saturday as Brunswick’s wrestling team dominated the Ken Briggs Memorial Tournament at Copley.
Behind sophomore 138-pounder Austin Fallon, the Blue Devils posted wins over Carrollton (46-28), Woodridge (43-22), Hudson (56-12), Maple Heights (45-28) and the host Indians (64-6) to take home the team trophy at the season-opening event.
Fallon earned Most Valuable Wrestler honors for Brunswick after recording a 5-0 record, including two pins and a major decision.
The 10th-grader wasn’t alone, however, as four other Blue Devils — Josh Heil (106/113 pounds), Brett Thomas (113/120), Zak Taylor (126) and Tyler Hugues (170) — also recorded perfect records. Heil, a freshman, won all of his bouts by pin, four of which came in 25 seconds or less.
Thomas had two wins and a technical-fall victory, while Taylor had three pins and Hughes added four.
At 132 pounds, Christian Camacho won three of his four matches.
In other tournaments:
Madison Coke Classic
MANSFIELD — Junior Marc Heidelman won the 132-pound weight class as the Colts took third out of 16 teams. Teammates Anthony Kozma (138) and Austin Kozma (182) finished second in their respective weight classes, while freshmen Greg Briggs (103) and Connor Carneal (152) were third in their debuts.
Olentangy Liberty Dual Meet Classic
POWELL — The youthful Grizzlies opened the season in style, recording a 4-0 mark with wins over Liberty (63-11), Lexington (43-20), Mason (33-19) and Lancaster (63-16). Led by All-Gazette selection Mathias Zollinger, seven Wadsworth wrestlers went the without a loss. Zollinger, a senior, was 4-0 at 138 pounds, while fellow lightweights Noah Baughman (106), Cory Riggenbach (113), Connor Gray (120) and Jordan Schleigh (132) recorded identical marks. Shane Mast was also 4-0 at 160, while 285-pounder Daryk Maki won all three of his bouts.
Bison Kickoff Classic
BEACHWOOD — Behind a runner-up finish by senior Matt Hogue, Medina was seventh overall. Hogue’s two losses of the day both came to state champion Sammy Gross of Beachwood. Picking up third-place finishes for the Bees were 113-pounder Danny Gannon and Zach Defraine at 138. Buckeye was ninth as a team and was paced by runner-up showings from Kyle Fowler (132), Jared Yoman (138) and Anthony Kisiday (145). Brandon Nagy was third at 120, while 220-pounder Josh Camper took fourth overall.
JEROMESVILLE — Four wrestlers took home championships as Black River took fourth overall. The Pirates finished with 208½ points to finish behind champion Mapleton (247). Sebastian Vidika (106), Spencer White (120), Mike Hozan (126) and Jake Maund (182) won their respective weight classes, while Ryan Slone (285) was second.
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