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IL wrestlers win Dublin Scioto tournament

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Indian Lake’s wrestling team returned to full strength Saturday and the results showed as the Lakers won the Kevin Cleveland Memorial Tournament at Dublin Scioto High School.

The Lakers had five finalists, three champions and placed wrestlers in 12 of 14 weight classes. They won the 16-team tournament with 228 points, while Pickerington Central was runner-up with 215 points. Dublin Jerome was third with 152 points and Upper Arlington was fourth with 131 points.

Earning individual championships were Reyse Wallbrown (132), Heath Lange (145) and Kurtis Gibbons (152), while runner-up finishes came from L.J. Henderson (160) and Shane Asman (195).

The three Indian Lake champions won their weight classes in commanding fashion.

Wallbrown pinned Keith Wright of London (1:40), beat Daniel Brown of Springfield by a 23-8 tech fall and then topped Austin Weingartner of Mason 10-5 in the semifinals. The Laker made quick work of Nicholas Dagostino of Columbus DeSales in the finals with a pin in 1:12.

Lange breezed through his bracket Saturday. The junior pinned Ryan Stoller of Van Wert (1:39), Kyle Stover of Groveport-Madison (1:38) and Michael Reese of St. John’s (3:06). Lange handled Taylor Neeley of Upper Arlington with a 17-3 tech fall in the finals.

Gibbons pinned Tyler Darlin of DeSales (1:51) and beat Daniel Thomas of Van Wert 7-3 and then pinned Aaron Yarger of Pickerington Central (1:52) in the semifinals. The senior edged Anthony Trocchio of Dublin Scioto 6-5 to win the championship.

In his first tournament back after being injured, Henderson recorded two wins to reach the finals. He lost to A.J. Bondurant of Pickerington Central by a 10-6 decision in the finals.

Asman had two pins and a decision to reach the finals. He was then beaten by Ross Lonsway of Springfield by an 18-2 tech fall.

Finishing third for Indian Lake were Kurt Crockett (126) and Calvin Davis (138).

Crockett lost to Mark Gabe of Mason 9-3 in the semifinals, but bounced back with a pin and a default victory to finish third.

Davis lost 2-1 in the semifinals, but came back with a pin and a major decision to take third.

Mason Evilsizor (285) added a fourth-place finish for the Lakers.

Placing fifth were Calob Nadeau (106), Brendon Harford (182) and Steven Major (220), while Sean Warniment (120) came in sixth.

Indian Lake takes a break until Saturday, Jan. 19, when it hosts the Laker Invitational.

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