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02-16-04: Area wrestlers heading to districts

From staff reports

The Grand Lake Area will be well-represented next week at district wrestling tournaments after a total of 34 wrestlers advanced from sectional action on Saturday.
The Celina MatDogs continued their success at the Division I sectional at Oregon Clay on Saturday, sending seven wrestlers onto the districts starting Friday at Perrysburg.
The Gray families will be represented as brothers Garrett and Nick Gray will join cousin Adam Gray at Perrysburg. Garrett Gray placed second in the 145-pound division at Clay while Adam placed fourth at 152 and Nick fourth at 130 pounds.
Trent Hellwarth was the only winner for Celina on the day, winning the 189-pound title at Clay. Other Celina qualifiers include Jantzen Hinton, who placed fourth at 160 pounds, Patrick Bailey — who took fourth at 125 pounds, and Kiel Hawk who picked up the fourth spot at 119 pounds.
The Celina grapplers head to Perrysburg for the start of districts at 4 p.m. on Friday with the second round and championship rounds starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
DIVISION III at Allen East
It will be a full bus for the Cavaliers as a record 10 wrestlers will advance to the Xenia districts on Friday. The Cavaliers placed third at the meet in the team standings behind Bluffton and Spencerville.
Chuck Alig’s squad boasted two champions on Saturday as Brian Uhlenhake took home the 171-pound title and Craig Homan won the 275-pound title.
Picking up second-place showings for Coldwater were Bryce Schlater at 135 pounds and Travis Kunk at 160 pounds. Third-place efforts went to Kenny Platfoot (112), Marty Hemmelgarn (125), Andy Schmidt (145), Kyle Uhlenhake (189) and Kyle Oswalt (215).
Senior Chris Vogel also qualified for districts at 152 by placing fourth.
The Xenia district meet will start Friday at 3 p.m. with Saturday’s action starting at 10 a.m.
DIVISION III at Covington
Versailles, a powerhouse in the Southwest District, will also have a full bus with 11 wrestlers — out of 14 weight classes — making the trip to Xenia as well.
The Tigers took the team title by an easy 225-167 margin over runner-up Miami East.
Winning championships on Saturday were David Bernholt (119), John Schmitmeyer (160) and Mark Keiser (215). Runner-up medals were given to Anton Henry (140), Eric Strausbaugh (171) and Eli Oliver (275).
Earning third place on Saturday were Trent Barga (125), Kyle Kueterman (130), Jared Henderson (152) and Alex Davis (189). Russ Bisner (145) earned fourth place.
DIVISION II at Fostoria
St. Marys will send six wrestlers to the district meet at Galion after the team placed fourth in the team standings. Wapakoneta edged out Van Wert for first place.
The Roughrider lightweights continued to shine. Caleb Cisco won the 103-pound title as younger brother Josh won the 112-pound title. Adam Maze led the second-place finishes by taking second at 119 pounds while Kyle Silver placed second at 152 pounds.
Third-place honors went to Daryl Mabry at 130 pounds while Matt Taylor (275) placed fourth to earn the final spot to district.


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