Nine wrestlers from Oak Harbor participated this past weekend at the Lee
Pamulak National duals in Iowa. The AAU sanctioned event drew in
44 teams from all over the country.
Participating for Team Firehouse were; Zach Losie, Trent Overmyer, Trent
Ballard, Jacob Huston, Trevor Scherf, Dylan Thorp, Dylan Mansor and
Jaret Parker. Trevor Scherf went 7-1, earning him a silver medal
and All-American Status. Zach Losie wrestled as a team alternate
and went 3-3 on the weekend, earning himself a copper medal, and
All-American status. Team Firehouse took 2nd in the Platinum
bracket going 3-5 as a team.
Participating for The Ohio Grapplers was Bruce Hrynciw. Bruce
earned a copper Medal and All-American status as well by going 5-3 on
the weekend. The Grapplers won the overall event as a team.
Congrats to these guys on their hard work and effort!!
The club held their annual potluck on Sunday the 13th and it was a
Biddy incentives were handed out. Over 30 wrestlers earned their
incentives, which were Asics backpacks. Along with that offseason
plans were discussed.
Officers stayed the same and a new club meeting date was set for May
Oak Harbor wrestlers are continuing their offseason work by competing at
A group of Junior high wrestlers will be competing the weekend of the
13th and 14th in Iowa at the AAU national duals. The High school
wrestlers will be competing in Florida in late June at the AAU Disney
Duals. Also coming up in Late July are the Junior Olympics in
Detroit Michigan. Along with those events their are several
freestyle and greco-roman events statewide.
There are also camps in the area for wrestlers to learn the sport and
continue to get better.
Thanks to all that attended and contributed to the potluck!!
STATS & RECORDS PAGE UPDATED
JUNIOR HIGH COMPETES AT OAC STATE
Oak Harbor's future wrestlers were in competition this past weekend at
the OAC State Tournament in Youngstown Ohio. Touted as the
toughest junior high tournament in the state, with only one division, as
opposed to three, the boys competed hard. They had one top eight
finish after the weekend was over.
Trevor Scherf capped a successful eight grade season with a fifth place
finish in the 120lb weight class. Scherf secured a spot on the
podium by advancing to the semifinal round, but then dropped his next
two matches, setting him up for a fifth place match. Once he got
into that match he controlled his opponent and came out on top with a
final score of 3-0. He finishes the season out with a 40-3 record.
Two other wrestlers were in the match to place, but came up short.
Bruce Hrynciw, who wrestled 96lbs, lost his match to place to the
eventual third place finisher in a close 3-1 match. Dylan Mansor
competed at 102lbs, going 3-2, losing his final match to the sixth place
The two other Rocket wrestlers that competed this past weekend were
Jacob Huston (108lbs) and Dylan Thorp (132lbs) who went 3-2 and 1-2
Next up for these young men is a trip to Iowa for the national duals and
a good offseason of hard work and wrestling.
Congrats to these guys and good luck to them in High School
OAK HARBOR CROWNS A NEW CHAMPION
The tradition of Excellence continued for Oak Harbor wrestling this past
weekend at the state tournament. Oak Harbor sent four wrestlers to
the state tournament in Columbus and came away with a state champion and
two more All-State athletes.
With the goal of being on the "Big Board" which means cracking the top
ten, the team went out and did just that. Oak Harbor finished 7th,
making top ten for the school's 18th time.
After going 4-1 on the first day of competition, all four wrestlers were
just one more win away from getting on the podium. Poised for
success, three out of the four did just that. Early on Friday,
Luke Cramer would win his quarterfinals match advancing him to the
semifinal round at 170lbs. Jared Chambers would use a sick
scramble in overtime to guarantee a spot on the podium and T.J. Lawrence
would do much of the same in regulation to secure his spot on the
podium. Alec Bowlick was in the match to place at 132lbs but lost.
He would finish out at 1-2 on the weekend.
Cramer took the momentum from his quarterfinals pin into the semifinal
round and defeated his opponent from team champions, St. Paris Graham,
6-1. Chambers kept his climb on the podium alive at 152lbs, with a
default halfway through his consolation quarterfinals match.
Lawrence would drop a close match in the consolation quarterfinals and
end up 8th on the weekend, making him the only sophomore hwt. in school
history to place at the state tournament.
As Saturdays matches continued. Chambers would drop a match but
come back in his placement match and win, giving him a 5th place finish
for the weekend. All that was left was Luke in the finals.
At that point Oak Harbor's team finish hung in the balance. With a
loss they could drop out of the top ten, but with a win, it would all
but assure a top ten finish for the team.
In the finals, Cramer would not disappoint. He came in and jumped
out to a 4-2 lead after the first period and never looked back.
All the offseason training, lifting and his knack for maintaining great
position paid off. Luke would end up defeating his opponent 16-4,
giving Oak Harbor their 22nd individual championship, and securing a top
ten team finish.
Overall it was a great weekend, the Oak Harbor wrestlers trained most of
their career for this moment and it paid off.
Congrats to all the Oak Harbor wrestlers on a great season and good luck
FIVE JUNIOR HIGH WRESTLERS ADVANCE TO STATE
The junior high wrestlers competed this past weekend in their own
district tournament and five of them advanced to the OAC state
Place winners are as follows: Dylan Mansor (2nd), Trevor Scherf (2nd),
Bruce Hrynciw (3rd), Jake Huston (3rd) and Dylan Thorp (4th).
Congrats to these young men, and good luck at STATE!!