Starfires cop ACAC wrestling crown
SCHWARTZ IN CHARGEâ€”Jared Schwartz of Adams Central controls his Leo foe in a recent meet. Schwartz won the 152-pound title Saturday in the ACAC wrestling meet, won by South Adams. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
WOODBURN â€” South Adams had three champions and all 14 wrestlers placed Saturday as the No. 19 Starfires captured the ACAC Wrestling Tourney title with 221.5 points to the 190 of Garrett and 186.5 of Adams Central.
The tourney win gives the Starfires the outright ACAC wrestling championship as it goes along with the 7-0 record for the Stars in the ACAC dual-meet competition.
Todd Batt at 125, Josh Ehr at 160 and T.J. Burnfield at 145 earned championships for the Starfires. Burnfield, out most of the year with a broken finger, knocked off returning Adams Central champ Zeke Schultz 9-4 in the title round. Ehr, who went up a weight to help his team, scored a 3-2 win over defending champ Cody Conrad of Heritage.
The Starfires had one runner-up in frosh heavyweight Maverick Baumer, five third-place finishes, three fourths and two taking sixth place in the meet.
Winning titles for Central were Derek Roe, who pinned his way through the field at 119 pounds, and 152-pound Jared Schwartz, who topped Isaac Steury of Leo in the title match 3-0.
Adam Cook at 103 and Blake Thieme at 140 earned second places for the Jets while Josh Thieme at 112 and Chantz Luginbill at 160 took third places.
ACAC Wrestling Team Results
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1. SOUTH ADAMS 221.5
2. GARRETT 190.5
Â 3. A.CENTRAL 186.5
Â 4. LEO 162
Â 5. WOODLAN 142
Â 7. SO. WELLS 107
Â 8. BLUFFTON 52
Â CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
103-Hayden Lee (G) p. Adam Cook (A) 3:16
112-Alex Richman (He) d. Ben Fiechter (SW) 3-2, OT.
119-Derek Roe (A) p. Isaac Higgins (Blu) 3:42
125-Todd Batt (SA) d. Philip Gerber (Blu) 10-7
130-Brayden Moreau (G) m.d. Rance Harris (L) 13-5
135-Corey Botts (L) d. Jon Raugh (Blu) 3-12
140-Cody Zink (W) d. Blake Thieme (A) 7-0
145-T.J. Burnfield (SA) d. Zeke Schultz (A) 9-4
152-Jarod Schwartz (AC) d. Isaac Steury (L) 3-0
160-Josh Ehr (SA) d. Cody Conrad (He) 3-2
171-Spencer Cooper (L) p. Jeremy Salmon (W) 4:23
189-Alex Jakacki (L) d. Austin Gibson (G) 10-8
215-Ethan Potter (SW) dec. Travis Carunchia (G) 5-4
285-Josh Mitchell (He) m.d. Maverick Morningstar 11-0