WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Dalton youth, middle and varsity have great weekends; Waynedale wins duals
PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MARK SIDERS
DGKN staff report
Dalton Youth Wrestling team took 16 wrestlers to Norwayne on Sunday to compete at the OYWA All Star tournament and “the kids did fantastic,” said Coach Mark Siders.
Here are Dalton’s results:
CJ Reed – 1st
Anthony Sestito – 2nd
Beau Gerber – 1st
Rhett Gerber – 1st
Danny Houmard – 1st
Alessio Castellano – 4th
Kash Greegor – 1st
Adam Dial – 3rd
Luke Anderson – 1st
Ben Carr – 2nd
Colton Reeder – 2nd
Coleman Jackson – 3rd
Jayden Miller – 3rd
Grady Stitt – 2nd
Cole Carpenter – 1st
Xavier Sheets – 1st
Dawgs prep for tourney run in state series
Bulldogs wrestlers are performing at a “high level,” said Dalton High Head Wrestling Coach Kenton Lemon, and he hopes to build on the momentum.
Earlier this month, two wrestlers, Greyson Siders and Kaden Russell, traveled to Akron Firestone to the Bill Dies Invite and the rest of the team went to the Husky Invite.
Siders and Russell each finished second in the respective weight classes.
At the Husky Invite, 10 Dalton wrestlers competed and they placed fourth overall as a team.
Place winners were: Micah Boyer, 5th; Sam Ediger, 2nd; Jaxon Ryder, 3rd; Bram McCourt, 2nd; Aiden Pelfrey, 4th; Seth Ryder, 2nd; Jaden Sok, 4th; and Cohen Riggenbach, first.
This past weekend, the Dawgs travelled to The Ron Thomas Memorial Tournament at Alder High School.
Place winners were: Micah Boyer, sixth; Kaden Russell, third; Bram McCourt, fifth; Greyson Siders, third.
“The coach in me says, ‘don’t be content’,” Lemon said, “but when you sit back and look at our schedule and our kids, I’m really happy with where we are at. I think we are really wrestling at a high level right now. We certainly have some things that we still need to work out but all in all, we have a lot to build on.” Our tournament schedule is pretty much complete until the WCAL tournament and then the state series. With that said, we have a nice list of dual meets coming up where there is definitely potential for big matches and the opportunity to grow each time we put our foot on the line.”
Lemon said the focus now shifts to preparing for the tournament run in the state series.
“We have very high expectations and our kids have bought into the process it takes to attain those expectations,” he said. “We know that we cannot be content or just maintain at this point, now is where we need to grow every day in practice and in every match that we get to compete in.”
GOLDEN BEARS WIN DUALS
Golden Bears wrestling team won the Twinsburg Duals.
“It went down to the 5th criteria, due to three teams with one loss and the Bears come out on top,” states Waynedale Wrestling on Facebook, which has more results.
PHOTO FROM WAYNEDALE WRESTLING ON FACEBOOK