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Lex Repeats As J.C. Gorman Champ

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/5/2014

The Lexington Wrestling team made it three straight J.C. Gorman Wrestling Championships on Saturday evening as they outpointed runner-up Sandusky Perkins 227.5 to 198. The Minutemen took home three frist place finishes with Brandon Leynaud winning by a pin in the 126lb class over Caleb Ohl of Newark Catholic, Drew Kasper at 182 edging Mansfield Senior's Traevon Dickerson 7-4 in two overtimes, and Bailey Faust at 195 defeating Ryan Weber of Loudonville 8-0. Faust also took home the Gorman MVP award as the tournaments top wrestler. Other winners of note, Carson Mills of Fredericktown at 120lbs defeated Juwan Minnifield of Sandusky Perkins 9-6. At 132, Willard's Major Moore pinned Norwalk St.Paul's Wes Fritz with :33 seconds remaining in the second period. At 138, Loudonville's Josh Weber pinned Newark Catholic's Evan Hansel at the 1:20 mark of the second period. At 145, Norwalk's Jacob Kluding downed Lex's Chuck Mikelait 8-5. At 152, Northmor's Jamie Baldridge defeated Josh Ryan of Sandusky Perkins 3-1. At 170, Mansfield Senior's Jesse Palser downed Brock Nagel of Bryan 7-4. And, at 220, Galion's Deaken McCoy defeated Nate Johns of Bucyrus 11-4. The order of finish for the top six teams were Lexington 227.5, Sanduksy Perkins 198, Loudonville 120, Norwalk 116, Manchester 109, Galion 100. Norwalk St.Paul was seventh with 93, Madison finished 12th with 81 and Mansfield Senior 16th with 68, Clear Fork 20th with 57.5, Bucyrus 21st 50 points, Fredericktown 24th with 36, Shelby and Cardington 25th with 32 points and Ontario 27th with 30 points. Twenty eight teams took part in the 52nd annual J.C. Gorman Wrestling Tournament held at Pete Henry Gym, Mansfield Senior High.

   
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