Red Team: OHSAAMentor District Tournament
The Red Team traveled to Mentor High School to compete in the OHSAA District Tournament. The top four wrestlers from each of the Oregon Clay, Toledo Waite, Westlake, and the Willoughby South 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 Mentor District Tournament in second place in the team standings scoring 239.5 points. The Pioneers qualified a program record ten wrestlers to next week’s state tournament on the campus of Ohio State University. The team was lead by individual weight class champions: Mick Burnett (106), Brendan Price (160), J.T. Brown (182), and Kevin Vough (285). Mick and J.T. both won their first district titles of their careers. Brendan Price won his second. Kevin Vough became a four-time District Champion, and first wrestler in program history to accomplish this feat. Brendon Fenton (120), Tristan Brady (152), and Cam King (195) all made the finals, and all three lost tough matches in the finals. Dylan Shawver (113) and Josh Breeding (126) both rebounded from tough semi-final round losses to finishing third place in their respective weight classes. Matt Zuckerman finished in fourth place at 132 lbs.
Jimmy Schill went 2-2 at 145 lbs just missing earning a trip to the state tournament. Jordan Keegan(138), Lewis Aguilar (170), and Dylan Woodings (220) all went 1-2 in the competition scoring team points to help the team finish in second place. Thank you to Dylan Woodings for all of your hard work and dedication to the program.
Event Highlights:Pioneers qualified a record ten wrestlers to the state tournament. Kevin Vough won his fourth district title. Brendan Price won his second district title.Mick Burnett and J.T. Brown both won their first district championships. Josh Breeding and Matt Zuckerman both became two-time state qualifiers. Tristan Brady, Cam King, and Dylan Shawver all earned their first trip to the state tournament. Brendon Fenton became a three-time state qualifier with his district runner-up finish.