Red Team: OHSAA Perrysburg District Tournament
The Red Team traveled to Perrysburg High School to compete in the OHSAA District Tournament. The top four wrestlers from each of the Oregon Clay, Westlake, Brecksville, and the Whitehall Sectional Tournaments qualified to compete in the district.The Tournament featured two national ranked teams, nationally ranked individuals, and numerous state ranked wrestlers in each weight class. The top four qualifiers in each weight class qualify for next week’s State Tournament on the campus of Ohio State University.
The Pioneers finished the Perrysburg District Tournament in third place in the team standings scoring 161.5 points. Pioneers finished behind two nationally ranked programs. The Pioneers qualified seven wrestlers to next week’s state tournament on the campus of Ohio State University. The team was lead by individual weight class champions: Dylan Shawver (113) and Brendon Fenton (120). Dylan won his first district title. Brendon won his second district title of his career defeating the no.4 ranked wrestler in the country. Mick Burnett (126), Matt Zuckerman (138), and Farouq Muhammed (152) all advanced the championship finals but, lost tough matches in the finals to bring home runner-up honors in their respective weight classes. Josh Breeding (132) rebounded from a tough quarterfinal round loss to the eventually weight class champion to finish in third place. Jake Evans (160) rebounded from a tough semi-final match loss to finish in third place earning his first trip to the state tournament.
Bryce Allison (106) and Haydon Rockman (170) both went 2-2 just missing earning a trip to the state tournament. Enrique Munguia went 1-2 at 145 lbs suffering an injury in his second round consi match which forced him to default out of the tournament.
Event Highlights:Pioneers qualified seven wrestlers to the state tournament. Brendon Fenton won his second district title. Brendon also, became the programs fourth four-time state qualifier in program history. Dylan Shawver won his first district title. Mick Burnett and Farouq Muhammed both became a two-time district finalists. Matt Zuckerman became a district finalist for the first-time in his career and a three-time state qualifier. Josh Breeding became a third-time state qualifier. Jake Evans earned his first trip to the state tournament.