Weekend Wrestling Roundup


TIPP CITY — Three Miami County wrestling teams had a lot of success at the Tippecanoe Invitational Saturday at Tippecanoe High School.


The Vikings had a strong showing.

They finished just one-half point behind Beavercreek to finish second.

Leading the way for the Vikings were Hudson Randall (106), John Kemp (157), Hunter Randall (165) and Drake Bennett (215) — who all won titles.

Kemp was 5-0 with four pins, Hunter Randall was 5-0 with three pins, Bennett was 5-0 with two pins and two tech falls and Hudson Randall was 4-0 with three pins.

Taking third were Gabe Cole (126) and Layton Hughes (144).

Cole was 4-1 with three pins and Hughes was 4-1 with two pins.

Brian Fulton (106) finished fourth, going 1-3 with one pin.


The Indians finished third.

Piqua had three champions in Nikolai Kaye (132), Max Kaye (144) and Gavin Nelson (150).

Nelson was 5-0 with four pins, Max Kaye was 5-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major decision and Nikolai Kaye was 5-0 with three pins.

Landen Martin (190) finished second, going 3-1 with one pin.

Seth Holt (126) finished fourth, going 3-2 with two pins.


The host Red Devils finished fifth and were led by second-place finishes from Raiden McNicholls (132) and Riley Nicholls (157).

Raiden Nicholls was 4-1 with one pin, one tech fall and one major decision and Riley Nicholls was 3-1 with two pins.

Trent Thompson (138), Collin Isaac (150) and Cal Conners (190) all finished third.

Isaac was 4-1 with four pins, Conners was 4-1 with two pins and Thompson was 3-2 with two pins.

Parker Stuchall (113) was fourth, going 2-3 with two pins.

Buccs fourth

at Coldwater

COLDWATER – Covington put in a strong showing at the Coldwater Invitational, taking fourth place out 22 teams, with just seven wrestlers competing. Each Covington wrestler placed in the top-eight of their weight class, with three finishing as tournament champions.

Jericho Quinter won the 126-pound title with a pin over state placer Corbin Kimmel of Wayne Trace. Quinter finished 6-0 on the day with five pins.

Michael Hagan won the 132-pound title with a pin over Owen Weaks of Ben Logan. Hagan also went 6-0 on the day, getting a victory by pin in each match.

Caleb Ryman took first place in the 144-pound weight class with a 12-9 victory over Slayde Merriman of West-Liberty Salem. Ryman finished with a 5-0 record with two pins.

Carson Taylor advanced to the finals, but dropped an 8-2 decision to state placer Matthew Baylor of Milan, Indiana. Taylor finished with a 4-1 record with three pins.

Aveyen Meek (16) finished in fourth place overall with a 3-2 record with three pins, while Jack Blumenstock (157) placed seventh with a 3-1 record with two pins, and Henry Skaggs (120) placed eighth with a 3-3 record with three pins.

Covington travels to Springfield on Wednesday, December 20 in a tri-meet with Sidney.

Slife places

at Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — The Troy Christian wrestling team competed in the Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Caleb Slifer (126) finished fifth, going 2-1 with two pins.

Sports Editor Rob Kiser can be reached at [email protected]

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