Beavers send 11 to district

STEUBENVILLE — Beaver Local produced three champions and 11 district qualifiers to lead area wrestlers on Saturday at the Div. II sectional wrestling tournament at Steubenville High School.

Cole McComas (113 pounds), Beau Smith (145) and Logan Krulik (160) pulled in individual championships for the Beavers.

“This is a special team, they understand what this sport means to our community and school,” Beaver Local coach Jordan Williams said. “We needed everyone to contribute for us to have a chance at the sectional title. All 14 of our kids placed in the top six and we are sending 11 wrestlers to districts. Our kids stepped up represented this program and themselves to a high standard, I am proud of them.”

The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next Friday and Saturday’s district meet at Claymont High School.

Finishing second for the Beavers was Skyler Lasure (132), Noah Smith (138), Jared Wright (152), Sam Lowe (195) and Daniel Wirth (220).

Placing third for the Beavers were Devon Salsberry (126) and Chad Mays (170). Zach Thomas was fourth at 285 for the Beavers.

Howard Williams won the 106-pound class for East Liverpool. Other Potter district qualifiers included Anthony Mecum (third at 182) and Skylor Wooley (fourth at 220).

Minerva produces eight district qualifiers.

Kaleb George was the lone Minerva champion at 182. Finishing second were Ethan Mueller (126) and Travis Kuttler (285).

Minerva’s third-place finishers included Nolan Smith (132), Evan Hertel (138), Conner Fritz (152) and Jarrett Burress (220). Jay Chaddock (170) and Logan Williams (195) were fourth-place finishers.

Div. II sectional wrestling tournament

at Steubenville High School

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Beaver 243.5; 2. Steubenville 226; 3. Minerva 191; 4. River View 156.5; 5. East Liverpool 91; 6. Indian Creek 85.5; 7. Meadowbrook 69; 8. New Philadelphia 67.5; 9. Harrison Central 53; 10. Zanesville 5;

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

106: Howard Williams (East Liverpool) maj. dec. Jacob Norris (Minerva), 12-1

113: Cole McComas (Beaver) dec. Peyton Blasko (Steubenville), 10-5

120: Tyler Muldrew (Steubenville) dec. Terry Gatrell (Meadowbrook), 3-2 TB

126: Zane Minella (Steubenville) maj. dec. Ethan Mueller (Minerva), 13-4

132: Jacson Muldrew (Steubenville) dec. Skyler Lasure (Beaver), 5-0

138: Anthony Rice (Steubenville) tech. fall Noah Smith (Beaver), 15-0

145: Beau Smith (Beaver) pin Mitch Wukelic (Indian Creek), 2:35

152: Jashon Hubbard (Steubenville) pin Jared Wright (Beaver), 1:24

160: Logan Krulik (Beaver) won by forfeit over Jamal Petteway (Steubenville)

170: Logan Wilson (Indian Creek) dec. David Tuttle (Steubenville), 5-4 TB

182: Kaleb George (Minerva) pin Dalton Cunningham (River View), 4:45

195: Keith Bodnar (Steubenville) dec. Sam Lowe (Beaver), 5-3

220: Jud Ramage (Meadowbrook) pin Daniel Wirth (Beaver), 2:42

285: Sam Mitchell (River View) pin Travis Kuttler (Minerva), 1:38

THIRD-PLACE MATCHES

106: Rann Zimmer (River View) pin Jarrett Stillion (Meadowbrook), 2:38

113: Zach Ross (Indian Creek) dec. Austin Philabaum (River View), 8-5

120: Hayden Martin (River View) dec. Lucas Stevens (New Philadelphia), 3-0

126: Devon Salsberry (Beaver) pin Ross Gunn (River View), 4:33;

132: Nolan Smith (Minerva) dec.Parker Mazik (Indian Creek), 6-4;

138: Evan Hertel (Minerva) dec. Caleb Robbins (New Philadelphia), 5-0

145: Michael Gray (Steubenville) dec. David Church (Minerva), 9-5

152: Conner Fritz (Minerva) pin Brayden Starkey (Indian Creek), 3:55

160: Logan Slade (River View) pin Cordell Lingafelter (Meadowbrook), 0:38

170: Chad Mays (Beaver) dec. Jay Chaddock (Minerva), 3-1

182: Anthony Mecum (East Liverpool) pin Blayne Erwin (Harrison Central), 1:48

195: Cody Gamble (Harrison Central) pin Logan Williams (Minerva), 1:46

220: Jarrett Burress (Minerva) dec. Skylor Wooley (East Liverpool), 4-3 UTB

285: Tyler Ely (Steubenville) dec. Zach Thomas (Beaver), 5-3