TOLEDO – Swanton will have one wrestling representing the school at the 2016 state championships this weekend. Trevor Schaller is heading to Columbus following a fourth place finish Saturday at the Division III district tournament at Waite High School.
Trevor Schaller opened the tournament with a pair a wins at 106 pounds. He topped Wil Roth of Sandusky St. Mary’s 3-1 in the first four and pinned Cameron Pollard of Otsego in the quarterfinal.
In the semifinal, he was pinned in the the second period by Dylan D’Emilio, who won the title and now has a 47-1 record.
Falling to the consolation bracket, Schaller needed one win to advance to state and he got it. He pinned Gage Griffith of Western Reserve in 2:10. He fell to Dylan Burns of Milan Edison in the place match, but had already punched his ticket to state.
The state wrestling tournament will be Thursday through Saturday at the Shottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.
In the opening round of the state tournament, Trevor Schaller has a tough draw. He will face Ronnie Pietro of Dayton Christian. Pietro is the lone returning state placer at 106 pounds. He finished fourth last season.
Chase Moore is a state alternate for the Bulldogs after finishing in fifth place at 132 pounds. Moore placed eighth at state last season.
At this year’s district tournament, he opened with a pin of Isaiah Colvin of Cory-Rawson in 1:13. But Moore dropped a 5-1 decision to Dylan Mansor of Oak Harbor in the next round.
In the consolation bracket, Moore beat Zach Bene of New London 4-2 and Reilly Heater of Fairview 7-5. However, in the go to match, Moore fell to Jadon Dix 4-3 in the ultimate tiebreaker.
Moore rebounded to pin Conor Emch of Woodmore in 2:06 and finish in fifth place.
Swanton’s other returning state placer, J.D. Reisinger, was unable to wrestle in the district tournament.
Also for Swanton, Tommy Lytle dropped his first match at 285 pounds, but responded with a pair of wins before being eliminated. At 113 pounds, Zack Schaller lost his opener and picked up one win before elimination.
Ryan Marvin and Zack Leahey each lost their first two matches. Greg Wilson qualified for the district tournament but was unable to wrestle due to injury.
1. Delta 233.0; 2. Oak Harbor 174.0; 3. Mil. Edison 149.0; 4. Genoa Area 139.0; 5. Sand. SMCC 78.0; 6. Elmwood 65.0; 7. Mohawk 61.5; 8. Gibsonburg 58.0; 9. Tinora 51.5; 10. St. Paul 51.0; 11. Archbold 49.0; Ayersville 49.0; 13. Rossford 48.0; 14. South Central 47.5; 15. Eastwood 45.0; 16. Hopewell-Loudon 40.0; 17. Northwood 35.5; 18. Swanton 35.0; 19. Liberty Center 33.0; 20. Galion 29.0; 28. Woodmore 11.0; Evergreen 11.0; Montpelier 11.0.
106: Dylan D’Emilio (Genoa Area) dec. Cole Mattin (Delta) 7-0;
113: Julian Sanchez (Genoa Area) maj. dec. Tanner Krotzer (Rossford) md14-5;
120: Drew Mattin (Delta) pin Cameron Gessner (Sand. SMCC) 4:29;
126: Damian D’Emilio (Genoa Area) dec. Jonny Wheeler (Northwood) 3-2 UTB;
132: Jake Spiess (Delta) dec. Brady Barnett (Mil. Edison) 6-0;
138: Dustin Marteney (Delta) dec. Trevor Scherf (Oak Harbor) 7-1;
145: Derek Gross (St. Paul) dec. Rhett Petersen (Oak Harbor) 5-3;
152: Jesse Beverly (Delta) maj. dec. Jake Huston (Oak Harbor) md15-6;
160: Damion Vitt (Hopewell-Loudon) dec. Chase Fetter (Sand. SMCC) 5-3;
170: Cole Draper (Mohawk) dec. David Bell (Archbold) 7-2;
182: Kian Thompson (Oak Harbor) dec. Madison Jaso (Gibsonburg) 7-4;
195: Jack Staggs (Mil. Edison) dec. Matt Herrick (Genoa Area) 6-4;
220: Devon Richard (Delta) pin Tyler Tudor (Eastwood) 0:22;
285: Chance Veller (Delta) dec. Brandon Garber (Oak Harbor) 4-3;
106: Dylan Burns (Mil. Edison) pin Trevor Schaller (Swanton) 4:08;
113: Dakota Blanton (South Central) dec. Evan Guilford (Ayersville) 9-7;
120: Bruce Hrynciw (Oak Harbor) dec. Zane Peterson (Liberty Center) 12-5;
126: Noah Mattin (Archbold) dec. Daniel Price (Mohawk) 6-0;
132: Dylan Mansor (Oak Harbor) pin Jadon Dix (Sand. SMCC) 0:48;
138: Hugo Villerreal (Gibsonburg) dec. J.D. McNett (Otsego) 5-3 TB;
145: Alex Neuberger (Mil. Edison) dec. Adam Bates (Genoa Area) 6-5;
152: Dylan Hall (Elmwood) maj. dec. Parker Brown (Mohawk) md13-1;
160: Drake Barnett (Galion) maj. dec. Noah Baker (Elmwood) md11-2;
170: Sam Stoll (Mil. Edison) dec. Trevor Mack (Northwood) 7-5;
182: Dylan Rogers (Delta) dec. Chase Carpenter (Sher. Fairview) 3-2;
195: Dylan Thorp (Oak Harbor) dec. Caleb Carpenter (Liberty Center) 7-0;
220: Cameron Conaway (South Central) pin Nick Devore (Van Buren) 1:49;
285: Derek Smith (Tinora) dec. Jack Hagemeyer (Elmwood) 7-2.