Grove City Record


Central Crossing's Wimer captures sectional title

Junior Josh Wimer won a Division I sectional title at 120 pounds for the Central Crossing High School wrestling team Feb. 16 at Westland, and he was one of seven Comets to advance to the district tournament.

The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to district Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hilliard Darby. The top four in each weight at district advance to the state tournament Feb. 28 through March 2 at Ohio State.

Wimer went 4-0 at sectional with three pins. In the final, he defeated New Albany's Nick Fluty 6-4 in overtime.

Freshman Ethan Leapley (132, 2-1 at sectional) placed second. Junior Gavin McKenney (126, 3-1) and freshmen Robbie Fusner (195, 3-1), Jackson Lakso (106, 3-1) and James Wimer (113, 3-1) all finished third. Freshman heavyweight Kameron Teacher (2-2) placed fourth.

Senior Kyle Farris (145, 2-2) placed fifth and is a district alternate.

The Comets finished fourth (145.5 points) of 10 teams at sectional behind champion Hilliard Davidson (224.5).

Also competing but failing to advance were senior Marcos Byas (0-2, 160), freshman Hunter Pemberton (182, 1-2), senior Hunter Taylor (152, sixth, 2-3) and freshman Derek Wurzauf (138, 0-2).

Greyhounds send eight to district

Grove City finished fifth (145) in the Westland sectional while advancing eight competitors to district.

Senior Tavon Hudson (195, 2-1) led the Greyhounds by placing second. Senior Vince Plageman (182, 3-1), junior Cole Capehart (120, 2-2) and junior heavyweight Chandler Evanichko (3-1) all finished third to advance.

Senior Zane Chappelear (152, 2-2), junior Justin Belmonte (220, 1-2), junior Cortez Marshall (113, 2-2) and freshman Will Marshall (103, 2-2) all moved on by placing fourth.

Placing sixth were juniors Dylan Kirk (132, 1-3) and Cornelius Marshall (126, 1-3) and sophomores Jake Crosby (170, 1-3) and Jacob Yono (138, 1-3). Also competing were senior Nick Butsko (160, 0-2) and freshman Canaan Dick (145, 0-2)

--Scott Hennen