• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Mat Jackets place fourth at Raider Rumble


RONAN WYATT controls his opponent with a force half and leg ride at the Raider Rumble on Saturday, Dec. 9. Wyatt placed fourth in the 145-pound division. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County High School varsity wrestling team placed fourth out of 18 teams in the 2017 Raider Rumble on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Ryle High School in Union, Ky. The Jackets were missing three starters for the event but still had a good showing with 10 out 11 wrestlers finishing in the top eight.

106 - Gavin Andreoni

Andreoni received a bye in round one and won by fall in round two over Nate Schneider (Campbell County)

In round three, Andreoni won 10-5 in overtime over Donovan Evans (Pleasure Ridge Park). In the championship round Nolan Moore (Moeller high school) won by decision over Andreoni.

In a 3rd place match, Andreoni placed fourth in the 106-pound weight class after losing 3-2 in an ultimate tie-breaker.

113 - Adam Bender

In round one, Adam Bender won by technical fall over Connor Helgeson (Saint Xavier).

In round two, Chase Huff (Goshen) won by decision over Bender. Later, in round four, Bender won by technical fall over Austin Hedges (Trinity).In round five, Shay Horton (Ryle) won a close one by decision over Bender by a score of 3-1.

In the 5th place match, Bender won by major decision over

Cody Orth (Campbell County).

120 - Dylan Preston

Round one was the only match that Preston did not win by fall. Preston won by decision over Brayden Zenni (Moeller).

In round two, Preston won by fall over Anthony Martinette.

In round three, Preston won by fall over Jeremiah Frech (Pleasure Ridge Park) and won by fall again in round five over Luigi Lattero (West Clermont). In the first place match,

Preston won by fall over Elijah Jackson.

126 - Tylan Tucker

In the first round, Tylan Tucker won by fall over Jake

Ransbottom (West Clermont). Tucker won by fall over Eric

Kassow (Elder) in round two and received a bye in the third round. In the championship bracket, Tucker won by fall over

Jaydon Streine and won by decision in the first place match over Seth Lutes (Scott).

138 - Chase Yost

Yost started the day with a win by fall over Logan Park (Scott). In the second round, Yost won by decision over DJ Melillo (Elder). Yost won by fall in the third round over Chas Fudold (South Oldham). In the championship bracket, Jordan Ward (Moeller) won by decision over Yost. Yost won the third place match by fall over Kaden Darbro (Saint Xavier).

145 - Ronan Wyatt

In the first round, Wyatt won by decision over Thomas Hill (Goshen).

In round three Wyatt won by decision over Lukas Brown (Trinity). In round four, Alex Riveira won by decision over Wyatt.

Wyatt fought back in round five and won by decision over

Tristen Spalding (Walton).

In the third place match, Wyatt was defeated by Collin Houston (Princeton) by major decision.

152 - Wyatt Andreoni

Andreoni won by fall over Greg Hale (Union County) in round one. In round three, Andreoni won by fall over Darius Todd. Isaiah Newberry (Moore) won by decision over

Andreoni in round five and Andreoni won by decision over

Noah Duke (Ryle) in round six.In the fifth place match,

Andreoni won by decision over Griffin Dulak (John Hardin).

160 - Triston Brooks

Brooks won by fall over Graham Davis (Pleasure Ridge Park) in the first round. Brooks won by fall again in the second round over Chris Allen (Moore). Brooks received a bye in the third round and lost by fall in the championship bracket to

Konner Kraeszig (Saint Xavier). Brooks won by decision over

Daulton Mayer (Walton Verona) in the third-place match.

170 - Tony Ornelas

Ornelas won by decision over Will Horschler (John Hardin) in round one. In round two, Noah Jones won by decision over Ornelas. After a bye in round three, John Conners (Elder) won by major decision over Ornelas in the consolation bracket.

Ornelas won the seventh place match by decision over Brenden Wester (Louisville Male).

195 - John Stork

In round one, Tyler Eshman (Elder) won by fall over Stork.

After a bye in round two, Jake Thompson (Moeller) won by fall over Stork.

220 - Jack Hill

Hill received a bye in the first round and won by fall over Curtis Dailey (Walton Verona) in the second round. In the third round, Tyler Kassinger (South Oldham) won by decision over Hill. In the consolation bracket, Ross Hicks (Union County) won by decision over Hill. In the seventh place match, Chandler Watkins (Ryle) won by fall over Hill.

“In a round robin tournament, some things are tougher than a regular bracketed tournament,” said Coach Rusty Parks.

“Some of our wrestlers performed much higher than their results say but we competed well as a group. This was some great competition that we faced and we did well to take some medals home today.”

The Jackets also sent a team to the Central Derby City Classic and had three placers. Reece Goss placed third at 120-pounds. Mason Smith placed fifth at 195-pounds and Seth Spaulding was fifth at 220-pounds. Both Varsity and JV will travel to West Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 16 for the Castle Duals.

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