Falcons, Indians win tourneys


Staff report



Graham’s Jordan Crace (120 pounds) works to control his opponent during the Division II team state duals competition last week. Crace won a title over the weekend for the Falcons at New Lexington.

Graham’s Jordan Crace (120 pounds) works to control his opponent during the Division II team state duals competition last week. Crace won a title over the weekend for the Falcons at New Lexington.


NEW LEXINGTON – Graham traveled to New Lexington High School for the Jimmy Wood Invitational over the weekend. Graham won the 25-school tournament with 389.5 points.

Graham had nine champions: Tanner Jordan (106 pounds), Jordan Crace (120), Jeffrey Thomas (126), John Stickley (138), Joey Sanchez (145), Ryan Thomas (160), Gage Braun (182), Kavan Sarver (195) and Johnny Shafer (220). Sarver was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler.

Andrew Shaffer (132) placed 5th, Dawson Show (113) was 6th and Hunter Hyden (170) was 7th.

The Graham Black squad went to the Ben Logan Invitational Friday and Saturday. It placed 5th in the field of 22 schools with 110.5 points. Forrest Hyden was the 220 champion and was named the Most Valuable Wrestler. Isaiah Stickley (138) was 3rd, Trey Pence (195) was 3rd, Branson Anway (106) was 4th and Jacob Martin (285) was 4th.

Indians win at LCC

LIMA – Mechanicsburg, Triad and West Liberty-Salem competed at the 39-team Thunderbird Invitational at Lima Central Catholic over the weekend.

Mechanicsburg won the tournament with 243 points to Swanton’s 177.5. The Indians had five champions. Tyler Wetzel (126), Alex Rhine (132), Tanner Smith (145), Colt Yinger (152) and Kaleb Romero (170) each won a title.

Dylan Hartley (285) was 2nd, Dustin Knapp (182) was 5th and Dylan Hartman (220) was 5th.

Triad’s Zack Zizzo finished 3rd at 138 pounds.

West Liberty-Salem had Charlie Williams (160) finish 4th with a 4-2 record and Tanner Workman (120) was 6th.

Graham’s Jordan Crace (120 pounds) works to control his opponent during the Division II team state duals competition last week. Crace won a title over the weekend for the Falcons at New Lexington.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/01/web1_JordanCraceFILE.jpgGraham’s Jordan Crace (120 pounds) works to control his opponent during the Division II team state duals competition last week. Crace won a title over the weekend for the Falcons at New Lexington.

Staff report