KMS Wrestlers Compete in Weekend Tournament

Kenton Middle School wrestlers competed in their last regular season tournament over the weekend at Elida field house. Kenton placed twelfth out of twenty teams with a score of 60 points.

Top finishers for Kenton were Anthony Hunt, Kade Smith, Ethan Blankenship and Gavin Manns. Hunt finished as runner-up in the 92 lb weight class defeating Zach Ponx of Liberty Benton by pin, Alex Vance of Defiance by 5-0 decision and Donavyn Campbell of Lima Shawnee by an 8-4 decision. In the finals, Hunt fell to Jacob Shinaberry of St. Mary’s by major decision 13-0.

Kade Smith placed third at 86 lbs. Smith initially lost in the first round to Zach Greber of Celina by a 2-9 decision, but then bounced back and defeated Avery Allen of Liberty Benton 10-3 and Noah Schlosser from Wapakoneta by a 5-0 decision.

Ethan Blankenship placed fifth in the 116 lb weight class. Blankenship beat Gavin Lowery of Indian Lake 12-3 major in the first round, but lost in the second round to the eventual champion Michael Osborne of Versailles by fall. Blankenship then defeated Ethan Ramsdail of Elida 9-0 and Isaac Torsell of St. Mary’s 5-2 in the consolations before falling to Jack Ebbing of Coldwater by fall.

Gavin Manns won his first match over Ethan Ruff of Lima Shawnee by pin, but also fell in the second round against Tim Novitske of Celina placing him in the consolation bracket. Manns went on to win his next two matches over Mason Brown of Lima Bath 6-1 and Tanner Mele of St. Mary’s by pin. He then lost to Shane Ontrop of Coldwater by fall and had to forfeit his last match for fifth place due to reaching maximum allowable matches in a day.

Kenton wrestlers host make-up matches versus Defiance on Monday and Ottawa-Glandorf on Thursday.

80: Conner Dye (1-2)
Round 1: Lost to Blaze Wickman of Van Buren 1-8 Decision
Round 2: Defeated Josh Brooks of Mansfield 13-8 Decision
Round 3: Lost to John Jauert of Wapakoneta 4-6 Decision

86: Kade Smith (2-1, 3rd Place)
Round 1: Lost to Zach Greber of Celina 2-9 Decision
Round 2: Defeated Avery Allen of Liberty Benton 10-8 Decision
Consolation Finals: Defeated Noah Schlosser of Wapakoneta 5-0 Decision

92: Anthony Hunt (3-1, 2nd Place)
Round 1: Defeated Zach Ponx of Liberty Benton by Pin
Round 2: Defeated Alex Vance of Defiance 5-0 Decision
Semi-Finals: Defeated Donavyn Campbell of Lima Shawnee 8-4
Finals: Lost to Jacob Shinaberry of St. Mary’s by 0-13 Major Dec.

98: Landon Dillard (1-3)
Round 1: Lost to Zeph Miller of Celina by Fall
Round 2: Defeated Leah Wood of Lincolnview by Pin
Round 3: Lost to Mason Klosterman of Coldwater by Fall

104: Landen Elliott – Did Not Wrestle

110: Aaron Modd (1-2)
Round 1: Lost to Collin Wagner of Van Buren by Fall
Round 2: Defeated Ean Martinez of Spencerville 4-2 Decision
Round 3: Lost to Colin Fokine of Parkway 3-5 Overtime Sudden Victory

116: Ethan Blankenship (3-2, 5th)
Round 1: Defeated Gavynn Lowery of Indian Lake 12-3 Maj. Dec.
Round 2: Lost to Michael Osborne of Versailles by Fall
Round 3: Defeated Ethan Ramsdail of Elida 9-0 Maj. Dec.
Round 4: Defeated Isaac Torsell of St. Mary’s 5-2 Decision
Consolation Semi-Finals: Lost to Jack Ebbing of Cold Water by Fall

150: Gavin Manns (3-2, 6th)
Round 1: Defeated Ethan Ruff of Lima Shawnee by Pin
Round 2: Lost to Tim Novitske of Celina by Fall
Round 3: Defeated Mason Brown of Lima Bath 6-1 Decision
Round 4: Defeated Tanner Mele of St. Mary’s by Pin
Consolation Semi-Finals: Lost to Shane Ontrop of Coldwater by Fall

160: Tyson Hopkins (1-2)
Round 1: Defeated Triston Seymour of Indian Lake by Pin
Round 2: Lost to Aden Fisher of Coldwater by Fall
Round 3: Lost to Evan Cox of Ottawa-Glandorf by Inj. Default

205: Eli Kauble (1-2)
Round 1: Lost to Anthony Ross of Lima Shawnee by Fall
Round 2: Defeated Landon Hance of Wapakoneta by Pin
Round 3: Lost to Aiden Hinkle of Parkway by Ing. Default