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
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
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
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