VINCENT, Ohio — Now that’s defending home mat.
The host Warren wrestling team had six individual champions and took first place at the Hickory Grove Market Invitational, Saturday in Washington County.
The Warriors scored a 340 to win the invite, while Williamstown was second with a 223.5 and River Valley was third with a 213. Finishing fourth was John Glenn (211), Fort Frye (193) took fifth, New Lexington (139) was sixth, while Athens (64) was seventh. Marietta claimed eighth (41), Eastern took ninth (29), while Trimble (11) rounded out the 10-team field.
RVHS freshman Jacob Edwards was the Raiders’ lone top-finisher, going 3-0 in the 113-pound weight class. The Silver and Black had a trio of second place finishers, they were freshmen Jacob Burns and Dakota Doss, and sophomore Jeremiah Dobbins. Burns went 2-1 at the 120 level, while Doss and Dobbins were 4-1 in the 220 and 126 classes respectively.
River Valley freshmen Brandon Losey (195) and Eric Weber (182) both finished fourth in the invitational with 2-2 and 1-2 records respectively. The Raiders’ two fourth place finishers were 170-pound senior Tyler Broyles and 160-point freshman Nathan Michael. Michael was 3-2 on the day, while Broyles posted a 2-3 record.
The Eagles had two fourth place finishers in the event, they were sophomore Brandon Colburn and freshman Dillon Aeiker. Colburn went 1-3 in the 285 category, while Aeiker was 0-3 at the 113 weight limit.
Complete results of the Hickory Grove Market Invitational hosted by Warren can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.