By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Bladeth Leamon (above, right), Miami Trace freshman, gains control of Unioto sophomore Chad Uhrig in a 138-pound match during the Regional quarterfinals of the Dual Team Tournament Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Miami Trace. Leamon


The Miami Trace Panthers hosted quarterfinal matches in the Regional wrestling dual team tournament Wednesday evening.

Other teams taking part were Bellbrook, Clinton-Massie and Unioto.

In the first two matches, Clinton-Massie took on Bellbrook, while at the same time, Miami Trace wrestled Unioto.

The Falcons defeated Bellbrook, 60-18 and Miami Trace beat Unioto, 54-13.

After a 20-minute break, it was time for the finals.

In a close match between SCOL rivals, Miami Trace beat Clinton-Massie, 39-31.

That match started with the Panthers giving up 12 points at 106 and 113 pounds.

Miami Trace began the comeback with pins by Wes Gandee (120) and Coby Hughes at 126.

Miami Trace got decisions by Gavin Moore at 132 and Bladeth Leamon at 138.

Clinton-Massie halted that momentum with pins by Christian Poynter at 145 and Davey Tunon at 152.

Austin Lovett won his match for the Panthers at 160 pounds.

Anthony Tissandier of Clinton-Massie won his match at 170 pounds to give the Falcons a 28-21 lead with four weight classes remaining.

Senior Matthew Hottinger stemmed the tide for the Panthers with a pin midway through the third period, making it a 28-27 score in favor of the Falcons.

Jared Fenner picked up a pin for the Panthers at 195.

Massie’s Jackson Grigsby won at 220 and Panther heavyweight Colin Wolffe won by forfeit, giving the Panthers the 39-31 win.

“The first time we wrestled Clinton-Massie, they had a kid out of the line-up and we had a few more kids in the line-up,” Miami Trace head coach Ben Fondale said. “This is a pretty good feeling. We’re just taking this one dual at a time.

“Last year, the team fell short of making it to St. Johns,” Fondale said. “This team wants to accomplish something last year’s team was not able to do.”

The wins Wednesday set up a dual match with the Washington Blue Lions on Feb. 3 (the site is to be announced).

In the other half of that bracket, New Richmond will take on Western Brown.

Miami Trace will be right back in action Saturday with the Miami Trace/McDonald’s Invitational beginning at 10 a.m.

“We have 13 teams coming in,” Fondale said. “Our goal is to obviously win the tournament. We want to get at least five guys in the finals. We have some guys that have been tournament runners-up. We want to get them tournament victories. At some point, they’re going to have to beat some good kids. We might as well start on Saturday. We’re hoping to get a few champions this weekend.”

Match 1

Clinton-Massie 60, Bellbrook 18

106 Nathan Allgyer 9 (Clinton-Massie) pin Danny Gallagher 9 (Bellbrook) 0:22

113 Matt Asher 10 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

120 Ben Sherrill 10 (Bellbrook) pin Jarred Isaacs 9 (Clinton-Massie) 2:44

126 Nick Weaver 12 (Bellbrook) pin Nathan Gibbs 9 (Clinton-Massie) 2:47

132 Bryson Mills 10 (Clinton-Massie) pin Max Neiling 10 (Bellbrook) 5:35

138 Zack Dillow 11 (Clinton-Massie) pin Jerimiah Gross 10 (Bellbrook) 3:34

145 Christian Poynter 10 (Clinton-Massie) pin Anthony Barhorst 9 (Bellbrook) 3:11

152 Davey Tunon 12 (Clinton-Massie) pin Sean Caris 11 (Bellbrook) 1:18

160 Ross Lennon 10 (Clinton-Massie) pin Bradley Tran 12 (Bellbrook) 5:36

170 Anthony Tissandier 11 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

182 Tyler Wiederholt 12 (Bellbrook) pin Cody Collingham 10 (Clinton-Massie) 2:46

195 Sam Brothers 10 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

220 Jackson Grigsby 12 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

285 Double Forfeit

Match 2

Miami Trace 54, Unioto 13

106 Double Forfeit

113 Wes Gandee 10 (Miami Trace) pin Aaron LaPlante 9 (Unioto) 1:50

120 Double Forfeit

126 Coby Hughes 10 (Miami Trace) pin Ashten Moody 9 (Unioto) 1:27

132 Gavin Moore 10 (Miami Trace) pin Trevor Lewis 10 (Unioto) 1:57

138 Bladeth Leamon 9 (Miami Trace) pin Chad Uhrig 10 (Unioto) 3:17

145 Drake Litteral 11 (Miami Trace) pin Hunter Maughmer 10 (Unioto) 0:35

152 Austin Lovett 12 (Miami Trace) Forfeit

160 Andrew Davenport 12 (Unioto) pin Jacob Tinkler 10 (Miami Trace) 0:27

170 Ben Davenport 11 (Unioto) maj. dec. Jack Anders 10 (Miami Trace) 17-5

182 Matthew Hottinger 12 (Miami Trace) Forfeit

195 Jared Fenner 11 (Miami Trace) Forfeit

220 Nick Robinette 11 (Unioto) dec. Dalton Bartley 10 (Miami Trace) 10-7

285 Colin Wolffe 10 (Miami Trace) Forfeit

Match 3

Miami Trace 39, Clinton-Massie 31

106 Nathan Allgyer 9 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

113 Matt Asher 10 (Clinton-Massie) Forfeit

120 Wes Gandee 10 (Miami Trace) pin Jarred Isaacs 9 (Clinton-Massie) 1:03

126 Coby Hughes 10 (Miami Trace) pin Nathan Gibbs 9 (Clinton-Massie) 0:40

132 Gavin Moore 10 (Miami Trace) dec. Bryson Mills 10 (Clinton-Massie) 13-7

138 Bladeth Leamon 9 (Miami Trace) dec. Zack Dillow 11 (Clinton-Massie) 8-6

145 Christian Poynter 10 (Clinton-Massie) pin Drake Litteral 11 (Miami Trace) 3:34

152 Davey Tunon 12 (Clinton-Massie) pin Dylan Murphy 10 (Miami Trace) 0:14

160 Austin Lovett 12 (Miami Trace) dec. Ross Lennon 10 (Clinton-Massie) 8-1

170 Anthony Tissandier 11 (Clinton-Massie) maj. dec. Jack Anders 10 (Miami Trace) 11-1

182 Matthew Hottinger 12 (Miami Trace) pin Cody Collingham 10 (Clinton-Massie) 5:05

195 Jared Fenner 11 (Miami Trace) pin Sam Brothers 10 (Clinton-Massie) 1:02

220 Jackson Grigsby 12 (Clinton-Massie) dec. Dalton Bartley (Miami Trace)

285 Colin Wolffe 10 (Miami Trace) Forfeit

Bladeth Leamon (above, right), Miami Trace freshman, gains control of Unioto sophomore Chad Uhrig in a 138-pound match during the Regional quarterfinals of the Dual Team Tournament Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Miami Trace. Leamon
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_BladethLeamonvsUnioto.jpgBladeth Leamon (above, right), Miami Trace freshman, gains control of Unioto sophomore Chad Uhrig in a 138-pound match during the Regional quarterfinals of the Dual Team Tournament Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Miami Trace. Leamon

By Chris Hoppes

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Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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