High School wrestling 2016-2017

Contact Information

Head Coach: Erik Burnett | (440) 225-5793 (Cell) |
Asst. Coach: Jack Gillespie | (440) 225-7265 (Cell) |
Asst. Coach: Chris Chidlaw | (440) 452-9253 (Cell) |
Asst. Coach: Paul Felton | (440) 396-8249 (Cell)

2016-17 Off-Season

May 19th-20th: USA-Wrestling Central Regional Freestyle Tournament (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Lewis Aguilar lead the group by winning the 182 lb weight class. Lewis had two tech fall victories and an 21-18 victory in the finals to claim the championship. This was Lewis’s first regional championship, he became the fourth Cadet Central Regional Champion in program history (Taylor Workman (2011), Ben Darmstadt (2013), and Kevin Vough (2014)), and the first Pioneer to win the Central Regional since 2014. The championship also secured Lewis a spot on the 2017 USA-Ohio Cadet National Freestyle Team. Dylan Shawver finished in fourth place at 120 lbs. Dylan earned three straight tech fall wins to reach the semi-finals. In the semi-finals Dylan lost a tough match to the eventual weight class champion. Dylan won by a score of 15-8 in the conso semi-finals to earn his spot on the Ohio Cadet National Freestyle Team. Dylan lost in the third place finals by a score of 8-7. Ben Doehr competed hard but, fell short of reaching the match to place. Ben lost to an Illinois State finalists, and tough kid from Michigan. 



May 13th-14th: USA-Ohio Freestyle State Tournament (Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio)

The Pioneers were lead by three individual weight class champions. J.T. Brown won the Junior Freestyle 182 lb weight class. This is J.T.’s second USA-Ohio Freestyle State Championship. J.T. won a Cadet title in 2014. Mick Burnett won the Cadet 120 lb weight class.  Bryce Allison won the Cadet 100 lb weight class defeating two O.A.C. Junior High State Champions on his path to the championship. Dylan Shawver and Josh Breeding both finished the tournament as runner-ups. Josh Breeding lost in the finals at Junior 138 lbs in tough hard fought match. Dylan lost in the finals at 113 lbs to the returning Cadet National Freestyle Champion. It was the only finals match that featured two returning Fargo National Freestyle Placers. Jimmy Schill finished in fourth place at 145 lbs in the Junior Division. Drew Levis (170) and Lewis Aguilar (182) both finished in 6th place in their respective weight classes in the Cadet Division. Ben Doehr went 3-2 at Cadet 138 lbs. Ben missed placement losing in the match to place. Tim Kenska competed hard in the 195 lb weight class in the Junior Division. He fell just short of placing.


April 29th: USA-Ohio Schoolboy State Tournament and Cadet/ Junior Qualifier at Elyria.

Several Pioneer and future Pioneer wrestlers competed in the Elyria Qualifier/ Schoolboy State Tournament. The top six in weight class, and style in the Cadet and Junior Division qualify for State Tournament at Otterbein University May 13th-14th. The Schoolboy State Tournament is the qualifier for the USA-Ohio Schoolboy National Dual Team. The champions in each weight class earn the right to compete at the National Duals in Indianapolis in June.  

Schoolboy Freestyle Results:
Nate Burnett competed in the 105 lb weight class. Nate opened the tournament with a tech fall victory to advance to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals Nate scored another tech fall victory to advance to the finals. In the finals Nate scored a pin fall victory to claim the Schoolboy Freestyle State Championship at 105 lbs, and secure a spot on the USA-Ohio Schoolboy National Freestyle Dual Team.

Cadet Freestyle Results:
Matt Zuckerman finished in second place at 132 lbs. Matt had a victory in the semi-finals over a Michigan State Placer. Bryce Allison finished in second place at 106 lbs. Drew Levis finished in second place at 170 lbs. In the semi-finals Drew had a tech fall victory over his opponent who had beaten him twice this season already. Ben Doehr went 2-2 in a brutal 138 lb weight class. 


Cadet Greco-Roman Results:
Dylan Shawver finished in second place at 126 lbs. Dylan lost in the finals 9-6. Dylan had a pair of tech fall victories on his path to the finals. 

Junior Freestyle Results:
J.T. Brown went undefeated in the Junior 182 lb weight class. In the finals he defeated a D2 State Champion 9-0. Josh Breeding won the 138 lb weight class. Josh had two tech falls on the day. Jimmy Schill won the 152 lb weight class with three tech falls on the day. Devontae Bowens (145) and Tim Kenska (195) both finished in sixth place in their respective weight classes. 


April 23rd: USA-Ohio Club Team State Duals (Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio)

The freestyle club state duals brings in the best freestyle club teams from across the state of Ohio. The event features numerous state champions, Fargo All-Americans, and national ranked individuals. The Pioneers combine with the Brecksville Bees and their club training partners from BTWC and Seasons to make up two teams that compete in the event. 

The Team one won it’s fourth freestyle club state dual meet title in four years. The defeated the Eagle Club (St.Edward) in the finals of the event. Bryce Allison went 5-1 at 100 lbs. Dylan Shawver went 3-1 at 120 lbs. Dylan had a tech fall victory over a Cadet Freestyle All-American. Mick Burnett went 3-0 at 120 lbs. Brendon Fenton went 5-0 at 126 lbs. He had a tech fall victory over a Junior Freestyle All-American, and pin fall victory over a OH D1 State Finalist. J.T. Brown went 5-1 at 182 lbs in the competition.

Lewis Aguilar went 3-3 at 182 lbs for team 2. Drew Levis (170) and Ben Doehr (145) competed hard in the event and gained valuable experience on team two.



April 22nd: USA-Ohio Delta Freestyle Qualifier

Bryce Allison, Mick Burnett, Dylan Shawver, Brendon Fenton, Ben Doehr, Drew Levis and Lewis Aguilar traveled to compete in the USA-Ohio Greco-Roman and Freestyle season of competition at Delta High School in Northwest Ohio. The top six wrestlers in each weight class qualify for USA-Ohio State Tournament held at Otterbein University the weekend of May 13th-14th.


Cadet Results:
Bryce Allison 1st @ 100 lbs
Dylan Shawver 1st @120 lbs
Mick Burnett 3rd @120 lbs
Ben Doehr 6th @ 145 lbs
Drew Levis 2nd @ 170 lbs
Lewis Aguilar 1st @ 182 lbs

Juniors
Brendon Fenton 5th @ 126 lbs


April 10th: 2016-17 Elyria Wrestling Awards Banquet

The Elyria Wrestling Team gathered to celebrate the 2016-17 wrestling season with their annual awards banquet. The following wrestlers were honored for their individual efforts towards help the team have a tremendous successful season. 

Red Team Awards
Wrestler(s) of the Year: Brendon Fenton, J.T.Brown, and Kevin Vough
Most wins: Kevin Vough (46)
Most pins: Kevin Vough (35)
Most Takedowns: J.T. Brown (155)
Most Tech Falls: Mick Burnett (9)
Academic Achievement: Josh Breeding
Most Improved: Cam King
Ironman Award: Matt Zuckerman
Most Courageous/Inspiration: Tristan Brady
Freshman of the Year: Dylan Shawver


White Team Awards

Wrestler of the Year: Bryce Allison
Most Wins: Bryce Allison/  Lewis Aguilar (30)
Most Pins: Lewis Aguilar (19)
Most Takedowns: Bryce Allison (64)
Most Tech Falls: Matt Zuckerman



JV Awards

Most Wins: Torres (8)
Most Pins: Torres (7)
Most Takedowns:  Parker (25)



April 8th: USA-Ohio Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Qualifier Tournament (Mount Union)

Bryce Allison, Jimmy Schill, and Lewis Aguilar traveled to compete in the USA-Ohio Greco-Roman and Freestyle season of competition at Mount Union University. The top six wrestlers in each weight class qualify for USA-Ohio State Tournament held at Otterbein University the weekend of May 13th-14th.

Bryce Allison won the Cadet 106 lb weight class. Bryce had three tech falls, and default victory on the day. Jimmy Schill rebounded from an opening round loss to win four straight matches to finish in third place in the Junior division 152 lb weight class. In the conso semi-finals Jimmy won by tech fall over a Ohio Division 1 state placer. Lewis Aguilar finished in third place in the Cadet division at 182 lbs. 

April 7th-8th: NWCA/USAW Scholastic National Duals (Crawfordsville, Indiana)

Dylan Shawver traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana on the campus of Wabash College to compete for the Ohio Mafia team at the 2017 NWCA/USAW Scholastic National Duals. The National duals brings in the best teams of wrestlers who are in the junior class and below to compete in the event. 

Dylan went 6-1 in the competition at 113 lbs. Dylan lost his opening match 7-6 to his opponent from Indiana. Dylan won his next six straight matches to help the team win the national championship. Dylan had a key win in the dual with the Illinois Outsiders that help propel the team to win the dual and ultimately the national championship.



April 2nd: USA-Ohio Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Qualifier Tournament (Indian Valley High School)

Dylan Shawver, Bryce Allison, Drew Levis, Devontae Bowens, Jordan Keegan, and Ben Doehr traveled to compete in the opening week of the USA-Ohio Greco-Roman and Freestyle season of competition at Indian Valley High School. The top six wrestlers in each weight class qualify for USA-Ohio State Tournament held at Otterbein University the weekend of May 13th-14th

Freestyle: 
Devontae Bowens won the Junior division 145 lbs weight class with a decision and a tech fall. This was Devontae’s first ever freestyle tournament. Dylan Shawver won the Cadet division 126 lb weight class with three tech falls. Bryce Allison won the Cadet division 106 lbs weight class with a pair of tech falls. Drew Levis finished in second place at 170 lbs in the Cadet division. Jordan Keegan finished in third place in the Junior division at 152 lbs. Ben Doehr won the Cadet division at 145 lbs. 

Greco-Roman:

Jordan Keegan finished in third place at 152 lbs.



March 25th: OH-WAY State Tournament (Marion, Ohio)

Lewis Aguilar and Jordan Keegan competed in the OH-WAY State Tournament. Jordan won the 154 lb weight class championship, and Lewis finished as the runner-up at 172 lbs. Jordan and Lewis both qualified for NU-Way Nationals held in Michigan on the weekend of April 7th.   

































 


























































 















































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