Ohio Northern University hosted one of five regional competitions in the Miami Valley Kids Wrestling Assocation on Sunday, February 11th.
The Kenton Youth Wrestling Team had thirty-two wrestlers compete in 8-man brackets against kids from Miami East, Northridge, Sidney, Wapakoneta, Lima Bath, Greenon, Bluffton, Ottawa-Glandorf, Elida, Allen East, Clarke Shawnee, Cory Rawson, St. Mary’s, Ada, and Lima Central Catholic.
Seven wrestlers came out as regional champions placing 1st, one as a runner-up, four finished in 3rd place, and three placed 4th at the tournament.
Robert Lawrence Jr. (7 year old, 55 lbs) and Tim Wilkinson(11 year old, 168 lbs) both lead the team going 3-0 on the day by 3 falls and 4 takedowns.
Austin Root (7 years old, 50 lbs), Anthony Hunt (11 year old, 90 lbs) and Collin Dawson (8 year old, 100 lbs) placed 1st with 2 pins.
Bill Wilkinson (11 year old 200 lbs) and Isaiah Mundy (8 year old, 68 lbs) also finished first with 1 pin on the day.
Alannah Jackson (8 year old, 70 lbs) made it to the finals match, but fell short and took runner-up honors.
Third place finishers were Gavin Sealcostt (3-1, 3 pins), Colten Root (3-1, 1 pin), Ayden Albert (3-1, 1 pin) and Bob Wilkinson (1-2).
Karson Davis (2-2, 1 pin), Sebastian Pascual (2-2, 1 pin) and Jace Broadstone (1-2, 1 Pin) finished in 4th placed.
As a team, Kenton posted record of 47-46 on the day. The team also compiled a total of 26 Pins, 92 Takedowns, 41 Near Fall points, 24 Reversals and 24 Escapes.
Colton Root had a team high of eight takedowns for the tournament.