Seven Big Red wrestlers advancing to state tournament

ON TO STATES — Keifer Bodnar works the circle in a 195-pound semifinal match in the OHSAA Division II district tournament Saturday at Heath High Schoo. Bodnar, who earned his 100th-career victory on Friday, won the match and advanced to the finals, punching his ticket to next week’s state championship in Columbus. The top four in each weight class qualify for the state tournament. (Staff photo)

HEATH — Seven Big Red wreslters concluded the Ohio Division II district wrestling tournament on Saturday with at least a fourth-place finish to earn a trip to state.

Overall, Steubenville finished second in the event with 164 points. Beaver Local won with 191 team points.

Two Big Red wrestlers won a district title. Tyler Muldrew won his 132-pound match with a 13-1 decision over Indian Valley’s Brady O’Connor. At 152 pounds, Anthony Rice defeated Licking Valley’s Dylan Dodson with a 15-10 decision.

In second place, Peyton Blasko lost the 126-pound match to Warren’s Peyten Kellar via a 7-2 decision. At 138 pounds, Jacson Muldrew lost a 6-3 decision to Hartley’s Micah Norwood. Keith Bodnar lost 2-1 in the 195-pound match to Hartley’s Griffin Rathburn.

In the consolation finals, David Tuttle defeated Sheridan’s Chance King via a 7-1 decision for third place. Finally, Ethan Pappas fell to Indian Valley’s Zach Love at 160 pounds via 14-8 decision.

Division II

Eastern District Tournament

(at Heath High School)

Team Scores

1. Beaver Local 191; 2. Steubenville 164; 3. Carrollton 126; 4. Indian Valley 106; 5. Hartley 98; 6. Cal. River Valley 97; 7. Minerva 90.5; 8. St. Clairsville 75.5; 9. West Holmes 69; 10. Sheridan 67.5; 11. London 61.5; 12. Warren 60; 13. Granville 55; 14. Claymont 53.5; 15. New Lexington 49; 16. River View 46; 17. Licking Valley 34.5; 18. (tie) Col. DeSales and Jackson 31; 20. East Liverpool 26; 21. Athens 25; 22. Maysville 19; 23. Alexander 18; 24. Cambridge 13; 25. Indian Creek 10; 26. Philo 10; 27. Fairland 9; 28. Marion-Franklin 7; 29. (tie) Harrison Central and Vinton County 6; 31. New Philadelphia 5; 32. John Glenn 4.5; 33. Mar. Highland and Olen. Berlin 4 35. Bloom-Carroll, Hamilton Township Jonathan Alder, Utica 3; 39. Col. East 2.5; 40. Buckeye Valley, Col. South and Meadowbrook 2; 43. Amanda-Clearcreek and Morgan 1; 45. (tie) Beechcroft, Bexley, Gallia Academy and Marietta 0.

Championship Finals

106: Drake Cerny (Cal. River Valley) md. Drake Decker (Minerva), 10-2

113: Cael Woods (West Holmes) d. Michael Petrella (Hartley), 14-7

120: Logan Ours (Beaver Local) d. Koen Kish (St. Clairsville), 7-1

126: Peyten Kellar (Warren) d. Peyton Blasko (Steubenville), 7-2

132: Tyler Muldrew (Steubenville) md. Brady O’Connor (Indian Valley), 13-1

138: Micah Norwood (Hartley) d. Jacson Muldrew (Steubenville), 6-3

145: Douglas Terry (Granville) d. Skyler Lasure (Beaver Local), 6-3

152: Anthony Rice (Steubenville) d. Dylan Dodson (Licking Valley), 15-10

160: Ben Pasiuk (Carrollton) md. Hadyn Danals (Cal. River Valley), 11-3

170: Brandon Daniels (Carrollton) d. Brice Parks (Jackson), 11-8

182: Keegan VanMeter (Granville) md. Alex Carrothers (Carrollton), 8-0

195: Griffin Rathburn (Hartley) d. Keith Bodnar (Steubenville), 2-1

220: Kole Aubiel (Claymont) d. Skylor Wooley (East Liverpool), 15-10

285: Cole Potts (Col. DeSales) p. Jarrett Burress (Minerva), 1:42

Consolation Finals

106: David Woolever (Carrollton) d. Griffin Chmiel (Alexander), 2-1

113: Blake Sheppard (New Lexington) d. Mark Emmerling Jr. (Beaver Local), 7-4

120: Tyler Masters (West Holmes) d. Jarrett Warrington (Claymont), 3-0

126: Cole McComas (Beaver Local) d. Domanick Speelman (Carrollton), 8-2

132: Caden Stout (St. Clairsville) d. Hayden Martin (River View), 4-3

138: Antwaun Burns (London) d. Ethan Mueller (Minerva), 8-3

145: Jordan Barnett (Sheridan) p. Adam Lenhoff (Indian Valley), 6:45 TB

152: Logan Krulik (Beaver Local) d. Keegan Moran (Hartley), 3-0

160: Zach Love (Indian Valley) d. Ethan Pappas (Steubenville), 14-8

170: Jacob Armstrong (Indian Valley) won by default over Beau Smith (Beaver Local)

182: David Tuttle (Steubenville) d. Chance King (Sheridan), 7-1

195: Owen Loughman (Sheridan) p. Mitchell Miracle (Cal. River Valley), 0:22

220: Garrett Givens (Beaver Local) dec. Justice McCamick (St. Clairsville), 5-2

285: Daniel Wirth (Beaver local) d. Owen Kempf (River View), 2-1 TB

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