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Bulldogs high school wrestlers represent Dalton well in Kentucky; Dalton junior high finishes fourth; Waynedale wrestlers dominate Wheeling Park Duals


Dalton High School’s wrestling team competed in Lexington, Ky. to get a taste of what a post-season match might be like.

DGKN staff report

Dalton’s head varsity wrestling coach said going into the season, he had his mind set on going into unfamiliar territory and wrestling a team that the Bulldogs had never wrestled before. The goal was to create a scenario the wrestlers might face in the post-season.

Dalton’s high school wrestlers did just that over the holiday break.

The team traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, and represented Dalton, Ohio, well.

“We competed at a 26 team individual tournament at George Rogers Clark High School,” Coach Kenton Lemon said in an email. “I knew going into this season that I wanted to go somewhere and wrestle someone that we had never seen before, in an unfamiliar place. Our goal was to try to find a setting that was as similar to wrestling in the post season as possible. It was good to see some other styles of wrestling and get our first true road trip under our belt.”

Greyson Siders and Seth Ryder both won their respective weight classes. Finishing third were Cohen Riggenbach and Bram McCourt. Jaxon Ryder finished fourth.

The team finished second overall.

“Of course, we were happy with our placement as a team but ultimately I think everyone knew that if we could’ve flipped a few matches in the semis we would’ve won the tournament,” he said. “We have a very solid group of kids that are willing to put in the work, we just have to continue to carry what we are doing in practice to the mat in competition.”

 Dalton Junior High Wrestling

Results from Jack Leeder Tournament Dec 21 at Orrville. Bulldogs finished fourth place as a team.

Kyvan Goodrich 160 lbs – 1st

Karson Russell 104 lbs – 2nd

Caden Trivette 134 lbs – 3rd

Ethan Houmard 86 lbs – 4th

Axl Ryder 98 lbs – 4th

Ty Clark 122 lbs – 4th

Waynedale wrestling

Waynedale varsity wrestling also traveled over the break and blew away the competition at the 33rd annual Wheeling Park Duals at the end of December, according to Waynedale Wrestling on Facebook.

Round 1 vs East Liverpool

Waynedale wins 55-18

106: Patterson loss 4-3

113: Hostetler win 6-2

120: Villafranca win Forfeit

126: Kauf win forfeit

132: Schmeltzer win pin

138: C. Kearney win pin

144: Lewis loss Dec. 4-2 sv

150: McCrock win 14-2

157: Troyer win pin

165: Mitten win pin

175: Schlabach win pin

190: McCartney loss pin

215: Posey loss pin

Hwt: Kidd Win forfeit

Round 2 vs Bethal-Tate

Waynedale wins 72-12

106: Patterson win forfeit

113: Hostetler win forfeit

120: L. Kearney lost pin

126: Kauf win pin

132: Schmeltzer win forfeit

138: C. Kearney win pin

144: Lewis win forfeit

150: McCrock win fall

157: Troyer lost 9-7 ot

165: Mitten win forfeit

175: Schlabach win forfeit

190: McCartney win forfeit

215: Posey win forfeit

Hwt: Kidd Win pin

Exhibition matches

Ethan Garrod win pin

Eathon Lemon win pin

Mike Villafranca lost

Colton Molinaro win pin

Round 3 vs. Beckley

Waynedale wins 39-32

Round 4 vs. Brooke

Waynedale wins 70-12

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