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Olentangy got its postseason push started in style Saturday, taking top honors the Division I Pickerington Central sectional. Liberty, meanwhile, which met up with its rivals in the finals of three different weight classes, did well for itself, too.

Olentangy won the team title with 249.5 points, edging Teays Valley (214.5) and Pickerington Central (194.5), who smoothed out the top three. Liberty closed fourth with 189 points.

Trevor Fiorucci led the Braves as he was crowned champion of the 126-pound division after pinning Zanesville’s Creed Milner 2:52 into the title tilt. Nate Hall and Alex Stinemetz also won sectional titles, taking top honors in the 170- and 220-pound divisions.

Olentangy’s other district qualifiers included Ryan Lucas, who was second in the 120-pound division; Ryan Brady, who settled for runner-up honors in the 160-pound weight class; Brandon Sheppard, who was second in the 195-pound division; Bryan Young, who was second in the heavyweight division; Andrew Torti, who was third in the 106-pound division; Adam Henderson, who finished third in the 113-pound division; Cody Pollitt, who was third in the 132-pound division; Anthony Fosco, who was third in the 145-pound division; Ryan Dean, who finished fourth in the 138-pound division; Tyler Barlow, who was fourth in the 182-pound division.

Giuseppe Penzone, who knocked off Lucas by an 11-2 margin in the final of the 120-pound division, garnered championship bragging rights while powering the Patriots. Other Liberty standouts included Jake Ryan, who won the championship of the 138-pound division via forfeit; Roy Daniels, who pinned Olentangy’s Brady in 3:24 to win the 160-pound division; Luke Leming, who was crowned champion of the heavyweight division with a 9-5 decision over Young; Myles Robison, who was third in the 195-pound division; and Nick Thrasher, who was fourth in the 126-pound division.

Big Walnut, Buckeye Valley at Division II Big Walnut Sectional

Buckeye Valley and host Big Walnut made sure Saturday’s Division II sectional was a productive one, as the teams combined to send sixth standouts through to next week’s district tournament while a total of 12 placed by the time wrestling concluded.

The Barons’ Dashawn Haynes made the most noise among Baron grapplers, nabbing runner-up honors in the 126-pound division, knocking off Centennial’s Jeff Seymor by an impressive 20-3 margin in the semifinal before falling to Jonathan Alder’s Conner Blacka in the championship showdown.

The Golden Eagles’ Tyler Schenz and Aaron Gase also wrestled their way to runner-up honors, getting all the way to the final of the 145- and 152-pound divisions before falling to a pair of Whitehall opponents. Schenz lost to Matt Straight by a slim 4-1 differential while Gase lost the title tilt against Ifa Abduljelil by a 5-4 margin.

Big Walnut’s Donny Didion (106) and Gene Hogg (220) were also steady, finishing third in their respective classes. Didion edged Brookhaven’s Righteous Bridges 6-5 in his third-place match while Hogg pinned DeSales’ Emmanuel Mawutor in 49 seconds in a consolation semifinal before winning his third-place match via forfeit.

Buckeye Valley’s Curt Fedoush, who finished fourth in the 132-pound weight class, was the other local district qualifier. Other placers, meanwhile, included Big Walnut’s Tyler Satterfield, who was sixth in 120-pound division; Big Walnut’s Alec Eisnnicher, who was sixth in 160-pound division; Buckeye Valley’s Ryan Mentzer, who was fifth in 138-pound division; Buckeye Valley’s David Ballard, who was fifth in 145-pound division; Buckeye Valley’s Sean Galloway, who was sixth in 152-pound division; and Buckeye Valley’s Duke Dutcher, who was sixth in 182-pound division.

Hayes at Division I Marysville Sectional

The Pacers did well for themselves Saturday in Marysville, closing fourth as a team while powering their way to a pair of individual championships.

Andrew Sierawski, Colton Christner and Seth McCurdy had the most success, finishing first and second in their respective classes. Sierawski outlasted Hilliard Davidson’s Clay Kuszmaul 13-9 to earn championship honors in the 170-pound division, Christner took top honors in the heavyweight division by knocking off Marysville’s Kyle Thirkield 10-4 while McCurdy cruised past Dublin Jerome’s Bennett Comfort 17-2 in the 126-pound semifinal before Hilliard Davidson’s Lee Wilson took the title by default.

Nick Beyer and Shawn Johnson also stood out for Hayes, finishing among the top three in the 132- and 195-pound divisions after pinning Franklin Heights’ Nick Justus in 4:11 and outscoring West’s David Stockton 6-1 in their respective third-place matches. Cody Wooten, meanwhile, also advanced to the district tournament, closing fourth in the 182-pound division.

Olentangy, Liberty at Division I Pickerington Central Sectional

The Braves got their postseason push started in style, earning a sectional championship Saturday in Pickerington. The Patriots, meanwhile, which met up with their rivals in the finals of three different weight classes, did well for themselves, too.

Olentangy won the team title with 249.5 points, edging Teays Valley (214.5) and Pickerington Central (194.5), who smoothed out the top three. Liberty closed fourth with 189 points.

Trevor Fiorucci led the Braves as he was crowned champion of the 126-pound division after pinning Zanesville’s Creed Milner 2:52 into the title tilt. Nate Hall and Alex Stinemetz also won sectional titles, taking top honors in the 170- and 220-pound divisions.

Olentangy’s other district qualifiers included Ryan Lucas, who was second in the 120-pound division; Ryan Brady, who settled for runner-up honors in the 160-pound weight class; Brandon Sheppard, who was second in the 195-pound division; Bryan Young, who was second in the heavyweight division; Andrew Torti, who was third in the 106-pound division; Adam Henderson, who finished third in the 113-pound division; Cody Pollitt, who was third in the 132-pound division; Anthony Fosco, who was third in the 145-pound division; Ryan Dean, who finished fourth in the 138-pound division; Tyler Barlow, who was fourth in the 182-pound division.

Giuseppe Penzone, who knocked off Lucas by an 11-2 margin in the final of the 120-pound division, garnered championship bragging rights while powering the Patriots. Other Liberty standouts included Jake Ryan, who won the championship of the 138-pound division via forfeit; Roy Daniels, who pinned Olentangy’s Brady in 3:24 to win the 160-pound division; Luke Fleming, who was crowned champion of the heavyweight division with a 9-5 decision over Young; Myles Robinson, who was third in the 195-pound division; and Nick Thrasher, who was fourth in the 126-pound division.

Orange at Division I Westland Sectional

The Pioneers finished fourth in Saturday’s sectional at Westland, getting a big-time performance from senior Zach Hall, who cruised into the final of the 220-pound weight class before taking championship honors via forfeit.

Orange’s other top performers, all punching tickets to the districts, included Connor Borton, who finished second in the 113-pound division; Dan Dawson, who pinned a pair of opponents before settling for runner-up honors in the 145-pound weight class; Sam Routsong, who lost his first match of the day before keeping his season alive with an impressive run through the consolation bracket en route to a fourth-place effort in the 152-pound division; Dante Ventresca, who was fourth in the 160-pound division; Ben Heilman, who was fourth in the 170-pound division; Dakota Taylor, who finished fourth in the 182-pound division; and Lenn’s Kamba, who closed fourth in the 195-pound division.

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