O A K   H A R B O R   W R E S T L I N G

****1981 Div. II STATE RUNNER-UP****2008 Div. II STATE RUNNER-UP****2010 Div. II STATE RUNNER-UP****

T R A D I T I O N  of    E X C E L L E N C E

22 STATE CHAMPIONS 69 All-State Medalists  154  Individual League Champs  20 League Championships
**Home of J.D. Bergman, 2010 & 2013 World Team Member**
Congrats to Ian Miller 157lb All-American
4th in the NCAA Division I Championships Kent State University





In Memory of:

Sgt. Keith Allen Kline

6/ 11/83 -7/5/07

Class of 2002

All-State Wrestler 103lbs

Page last updated: 01/22/2015 08:58:06 AM

Biddy Incentive

As of January 22nd, 2015 we have 9 biddy wrestlers who have competed in at least 6 tournaments and earned their biddy incentive.  There will be a list in the wrestling room of those who have competed and the number of tournaments I have recorded for them.  Check the Biddy "Results" page to make sure that I have all of your son's tournaments recorded.  The incentive will be handed out at our potluck on April 12th, 2015.


Junior High Crowns Champions

The Oak Harbor Jr. High wrestled well this past weekend at the Bellevue Invitational Tournament finishing 2nd to Lorain Midview. Though Midview had the most #1 seeded wrestlers in the Tournament, the Rockets were able to crown 5 Champions. Matthew Dewitz (88) was Oak Harbors 1st Champion where he knocked off an undefeated Midview opponent in an exciting fashion, 2-1. Nate Mansor (94) claimed the next title pinning his Midview opponent in crushing fashion. Cam Dickman (106) punished his Edison opponent, while both Jacob Sage (174) and Keaton Platzke (207) dominated their opponents by pinning each of their opponents, which were both from Midview. Trent Overmyer (112) and Jacob Helle (152) both came up short in their finals matches bringing home 2nd place honors, while Tad Jensen (100) and Sam Lattea (144) finished 3rd, and Alex Marquez (136) finished 4th. On the "B" Team, Gabe Vasquez (94) finished 4th. The Rockets will next compete in the SBC Duals this Wednesday and Saturday in preparation for the SBC Tournament to be held Friday, February 6th at OHHS.


Rockets continue to Improve

at Maumee Bay Classic

The Rocket wrestling team travelled down the road to Clay High School this past Friday and Saturday for the Maumee Bay Classic.  As a team, the wrestlers would end up finishing 7th out of the 46 team field. 

In what proved to be one of the best and toughest tournaments in Northwest Ohio, three wrestlers came through with top 5 honors.

Ben Petersen would win the tournament at the 152lb weight class by defeating 5 opponents.  He opened the tournament with a pin followed by a technical fall and another pin, setting up a semifinal match which he won by a score of 5-2.  In the finals, Petersen would major decision his opponent by a final score of 14-5.  The senior also added to his career victory total, reaching the 100 win milestone on the weekend.

Two more Rocket wrestlers placed in the tournament as well.  Senior Jeremy Balboa took 4th by making his way to the semifinals with three wins, then winning a consolation semifinal match in OT to reach the 138lb 3rd and 4th place bout.  In his final bout, Balboa lost a close 3-5 decision.

Nick Bergman would also place 5th in the 126lb weight class.  He did it the hard way by winning 4 consecutive consolation bouts before dropping a match to the 3rd place finisher, then finally winning the 5th place match.

The other Rocket wrestlers that were right on the edge of placing in the top 8 were;  Trevor Scherf 132lbs,who lost his match to place in overtime to the eventual 5th place finisher, and Stephen Simkus who also lost his match to place by a 3-7 decision to the wrestler who took 5th at his weight.

As a team, the Rockets did well, with each wrestler winning a match.  They went undefeated in the first round which helped add to the team total.  Congrats and good luck


Side note:  Please check the schedule, the state duals dates have been changed


SBC Super-Tri

Wednesday night Oak Harbor went to Edison for the first of a series of SBC dual meets.  In attendance were the Rockets, Clyde, Edison and Perkins.  The first round matchups would be Oak Harbor vs Clyde and Edison vs Perkins, with the winner facing the other winner and the loser facing the other loser. 

The Rockets got off to a fast start and never looked back.  Starting things off was Trevor Scherf at the 132lb weight class, he would win by decision 7-2.  Oak Harbor would then rack up three pins in a row starting with Jeremy Balboa, Rhett Petersen then Ben Petersen.  The next match would go to Clyde, but Oak Harbor would follow up with two more pins, Thompson and Simkus and a forfeit at 195lbs, Thorp.  Clyde then pulled off a decision at 220lbs along with two forfeits at heavyweight and 106lbs.  After giving up those points the Rockets would wrap things up.  Hrynciw would gather up a forfeit at 113lbs while Mansor won by major decision and Bergman, winner by fall rounded things out for a final team score of 55-18.

Oak Harbors next dual would be the winner of Edison and Perkins.  Host Edison would pull out the victory in that dual leading into a matchup with Oak Harbor.

Starting this dual off for Oak Harbor would be Jeremy Balboa at 138lbs.  He would pin his opponent as would the next two Rocket wresters, Rhett Petersen and Ben Petersen.  At 160lbs Hennig would drop an 8-5 decision, but the Rockets would answer with 27 consecutive team points.  Thompson won by decision followed by pins from Simkus and Thorp, then two more forfeits by Edison to Salyers and Garber.  Edison took three out of the next five matches, 106lbs, 126lbs and 132lbs, but a pin by Hrynciw at 113lbs and major decision by Mansor at 120lbs would offset most the team points Edison received.  The final score of this dual was 57-18 leaving the Rockets 2-0 on the day.

Up next is the Maumee Bay Classic Tournament

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding our website, please feel free to contact me, at 419-862-2267 or at scherfw@yahoo.com .

Thanks, Bill Scherf


The next scheduled Club meeting time and place will be Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at 7:00 in the high school teachers lounge.  All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


Oak Harbor Wrestling Club
President: Josh Overmyer
Vice President: Tom Thorp
Secretary: Bobbi Losie
Treasurer: Jenny Scherf


Future Events

Home Dates:

2-16-15 Junior High SBC

2-7-15 High School SBC Super Tri

2-21-15 High School SBC

2-27-15 High School Sectionals

Other important dates:

Annual Potluck 4-12-15

Annual Golf Outing 9-12-15


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