Graham claims D-II district wrestling title


WILMINGTON – Graham won the Division II district wrestling tournament on Saturday with 270 points and the Falcons will be sending 10 grapplers to the state tournament.

Claiming district titles for the Falcons were 132 pounds Brogan Tucker, 138 Hayden Hughes, 150 Eli Jacks, 157 Luke James and 165 Gunner Cramblett.

Jake Landis was second at 106, Kaleb Morris was second at 113 and Bryce Kohler was second at 144.

Results from championship matches involving Graham wrestlers:

106: Neal Krysty (Watterson) pin Jake Landis (Graham Local) 6:23SV;

113: Jadon Gyan (Butler) dec. Kaleb Morris (Graham Local) 5-4 UTB;

132: Brogan Tucker (Graham Local) tech. fall James Lindsay (Watterson) tf18-3;

138: Hayden Hughes (Graham Local) dec. Cooper Rathburn (Hartley) 3-1;

144: Mitchell Younger (Watterson) dec. Bryce Kohler (Graham Local) 14-10;

150: Eli Jacks (Graham Local) dec. P.J. Murphy (Reading) 3-2;

157: Luke James (Graham Local) pin Landen Weiss (Bellbrook) 0:42;

165: Gunner Cramblett (Graham Local) dec. Oliver Byerly (Jonathan Alder) 4-1;

Also for the Falcons, Chett Mannier was third at 190 and Colt Ryan was fourth at 120 as both qualified for state.

Graham will be competing at the state tournament on March 10-12 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

Division III

CADIZ, Ohio – Mechanicsburg placed seventh at the Division III Central District wrestling tournament on Saturday.

For the Indians, Ronnie Thomas won the district title at 190 pounds by pinning Marshal Sayre of Caldwell in 3:21.

Mechanicsburg’s Zane Hitchcock (215) will join Thomas at the state meet after placing third at the district.

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