High School wrestling 2017-2018

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)

2018 Off-Season

April 29th: USA-Ohio Kids State Tournament/Elyria Qualifier Tournament (Elyria, Ohio)

Schoolboy Freestyle
Nate Burnett won the 114 lb weight class. Nate had a 9-0 decision, and a win by fall on his route to the championship. Nate won his second Schoolboy title in a row. Nate was last year’s champion at 105 lbs. Nate will now represent Ohio for second year in a row on the USA-Ohio Schoolboy Freestyle National Dual Team. USA-Wrestling Schoolboy Freestyle National Duals will be held in Indiana June 9th-10th.  

Bryce Allison (126), Mick Burnett (138), and Jake Evans (182) all won their respective weight classes. This was both Jake’s and Mick’ s second tournament victory’s of the freestyle season. 

Jordan Crace won the 152 lb weight class. Dylan Shawver finished up as the runner-up at 138 lbs. Haydon Rockman finished in third place in Greco-Roman, and injury defaulted to finish in sixth place at 170 lbs. Lewis Aguilar finished in fourth place at 220 lbs  Ben Doehr, Enrique Munguia all competed hard but, fell short of placing in their respective weight classes.

April 26th: UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Farouq Muhammed traveled to compete at the UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals in Las Vegas. WWU Juniors brings in the best wrestlers from the ages of 17 to 20 years old to compete. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the World Team Trials held in Indianapolis in June.

Farouq competed at 158.7 lbs/72 kg in the event. Farouq finished in fifth place in the tournament. Farouq avenged his loss in the quarterfinals to his opponent from Oregon State University. With his fifth place Farouq earned a spot in the UWW Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials on June 8th, and Farouq automatically earned a spot on the USA-Ohio Junior Greco-Roman National Team.  

April 22nd: USA-Ohio Freestyle Club State Duals (Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio)

The USA-Ohio Freestyle Club State Duals is one of the premier events of the freestyle season in the state of Ohio. The event is in it’s sixth year of existence. Clubs from across the state of Ohio travel to Ohio Northern University to compete in the event. Numerous state champions, placers, and Fargo and UWW All-Americans compete in the event. 

The Pioneers (BTW) and Brecksville (Seasons’) combined to form two teams in the event. Team one won the event for the fifth time in the six year history of the event. Going undefeated on team one was: Dylan Shawver (120), Mick Burnett (132), and Farouq Muhammed (160). Farouq had two tech fall wins vs a UWW freestyle All-American, and Oklahoma State commit.  Jordan Crace went 5-1 at 152 lbs. His lone loss came to an Ohio State commit. Team two finished the event in fourth place. Colin Noel went 3-2 at 100 lbs. Ben Doehr defeated a D2 state placer in the event at 160 lbs. Enrique Munguia went 3-2 at 152 lbs. Drew Levis went 4-1 in the event at 220 lbs including a win by fall vs an OH D1 SP (4th)/Walsh Ironman seventh placer. 

April 21st: USA-Ohio Delta Qualifier Tournament (Delta, Ohio)

Pioneers traveled to compete at the USA-Ohio Delta Qualifier Tournament. The top six place-winners in each weight class qualify for the USA-Ohio State Tournament next month at Otterbein University.
Jordan Crace won the junior 152 lbs weight class. Jordan path to the championship included a tech fall victory vs the D3 State Champion from this past season. Matt Zuckerman finished as the runner-up at 138 lbs losing in the finals to 2x D1 State placer/ Fargo Cadet freestyle All-American. Ben Deohr finished in fourth place at junior 160 lbs. Drew Levis finished in 5th place at junior 220 lbs which was the toughest weight class at the event. Enrique Munguia finished in sixth place at junior 152 lbs.

Mick Burnett (132) and Jake Evans (182) both won their respective weight classes in Cadet Freestyle. Colin Noel at cadet 100 lbs rebounded from a tough opening round loss to a D3 state placer to finish in third place defeating a 2017 OAC Middle school state placer.Nate Burnett won the schoolboy freestyle 119 lb weight class. Farouq Muhammed won the Junior Greco-Roman 160 lb weight class with four tech falls on the day. 

April 20th-22nd: USA-Wrestling Northeast Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman Regional Qualifier Tournament (East Stroudsburg Univeristy, PA)

Haydon Rockman traveled to the USA-Wrestling Northeast Regional Tournament in East Stroudsburg, PA on the campus of East Stroudsburg University. Wrestlers from across the Northeast part of the United States traveled to compete in this event. The top four placers in each weight class automatically earned spots on their states national teams.

Haydon competed in the 170 lbs Junior division in both styles. Haydon went 1-2 in freestyle. Haydon lost his opening round match in Greco-Roman and battled his way back winning three matches in a row to advance to the match to place. Haydon dropped a hard fought match to place to fail short of earning top four placement honors to qualify for the national team. 

April 7th: USA-Ohio Cadet and Junior State Mount Union State Qualifier Tournament (Alliance, Ohio)

Greco-Roman and Freestyle season kicked off in Ohio this past weekend. Several Elyria wrestlers competed at Mount Union Qualifier. The top six placer winners in each weight class qualify for the State Tournament held at Otterbein University on May 19th-20th weekend. 

Farouq Muhammed won both styles in the Junior division at 170 lbs. In Greco-Roman Farouq won in the finals by tech fall over last year’s USA-Ohio Cadet Greco-Roman State Champion. Dylan Shawver won the 138 lbs Junior Freestyle weight class. Dylan had three tech fall wins one the day. Drew Levis finished in third place in the 220 lbs Junior division in Freestyle. Drew lost his opening round match to a D2 State Place-winner this year, and last year’s Cadet Freestyle National runner-up. Enrique Munguia finished in 5th place at 160 lbs. 

March. 23rd-25th: NHSCA Junior Nationals (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

Haydon Rockman traveled to competed in the NHSCA Junior Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The NHSCA Nationals brings in some of the best wrestlers from across the country to compete. The tournament is broken down by high school age levels, and even has a middle school and elementary division. 

Haydon open the tournament winning his opening round match by a score 5-1 vs his opponent from New Jersey. Haydon lost his match in the round of 32 to the eventual 8th placer from Pennsylvania. Haydon would rebound and win his next two matches in the wrestlebacks with wins over his opponents from Alabama and New York. Haydon would a tough match in his third round wrestle back to the 7th placer from New York. Haydon finished the event with a record of 3-2.