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Dalton wrestling sets goals high


Dalton’s Tate Geiser placed 2nd Dec. 4 against Mount Vernon.

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Dalton’s head wrestling coach is happy with this season’s schedule, and he is looking forward to possibly hosting a regional, and has his sights set on winning a state title.

“I truly believe this is the best regular season schedule we have ever had,” said Head Coach Kenton Lemon. “We have multiple individual tournaments and a few duals sprinkled throughout the tail end of the season. With our finish at the district tournament last year (4th place), we qualified as the number 2 seed for the state duals which means we have the opportunity to host a regional on Feb. 5, so we are certainly looking forward to that.
This past weekend, the team kicked off its season.
Mount Vernon-
Tate Geiser- 2nd
Austin Ryder- 3rd
Branyan Zaleski- 4th
Micah Boyer- 5th
Sean Geiser- 5th
Hillsdale Invite-
Kaden Russell- 2nd
Greyson Siders- 2nd
Logan Everett- 5th
“We have three returning state qualifiers in Greyson Siders, returning runner up Tate Geiser and returning 7th place finisher Austin Ryder,” Lemon wrote in an email. “Our ultimate goal this season is to go win a state title as a team. We have a lot of great tests throughout the season and we will have to have our team wrestling our best at the end of the season.
“Along with the state qualifiers we have Sean Geiser (district placer), Lucas Oswald and Branyan Zaleski who have all competed at the district tournament,” Lemon continued. “The fun thing now is that these guys know what it takes to get there and they know what it takes to get through the district tournament.
“My goal for our team is to reach our full potential this season. I feel like we were extremely close last year and I’d like to see just how good we can be when everyone is clicking on all cylinders.”

Orrville Wrestling Dec. 4

Orrville 30 – Fairless 31
106 – Joe Slatzer (Fair) Win by forfeit
126 – Connor Chereson (Orr) Win by forfeit
132 – Skiler Veemara (Orr) Win by forfeit
138 – Percy McGhee (Fair) Fall 1:22 over Seth Kinser (Orr)
144 – Austin Breden (Fair) Fall 2:46 over Albert Gray (Orr)
157 – Paul Hostetler (Orr) Fall 0:30 over Dean Pully (Fair)
165 – Max Kirby (Fair) Win by injury default over Drew Caskey (Orr)
175 – Jack Waldron (Orr) Win by forfeit
190 – Gavin Wickham (Fair) Fall 1:25 over Alex Dalessandro (Orr)
285 – Brenden Betts (Orr) Win by forfeit

Orrville 43 – Manchester 12
113 – Trevor Kusmits (Man) Win by forfeit
126 – Conner Chereson (Orr) Dec 8-4 over Evan Kusmits (Man)
132 – Seth Kinser (Orr) Fall 1:48 over Riley Steele (Man)
138 – Skiler Veermara (Orr) Win by forfeit
144 – Albert Gray (Orr) Win by forfeit
157 – Paul Hostetler (Orr) Win by forfeit
165 – Lucas French (Man) Win by forfeit
175 – Jack Waldron (Orr) Maj. Dec. 9-1 over Austin French (Man)
190 – Alex Dalessandro (Orr) Win by forfeit
285 – Brenden Betts (Orr) Win by forfeit
Information provided by Jamie Keeney, Orrville High School Wrestling Coach.

Waynedale Wrestling Dec. 4

The Waynedale Wrestling Gold team wrestled at Galion Northmor Dec. 4, according to Waynedale Wrestling on Facebook.
All athletes won matches and/or collected their first ever career and high school wins.
1st : Ethan Lemon
2nd: Liam Mitten
3rd: Ashton Kauf
4th: Ethan Garrod
5th: Alex McCartney/Jaden Schlabach.

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