Wayne places 10th at GWOC


By Ron Nunnari - Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



Keyan Jumper scored his 100th career victory while winning the 138 pound weight class by a fall in 1:14 against Andrew Bolin of Piqua.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

Jordan Hardrick (right) placed second in the 152 pound weight class at the GWOC tournament losing by a fall in 2:41 to Jakob Ottaway of Springboro.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

Tyler Wilcox (left) lost a fall in the final second of the second round of his match against Javon Purk of Sidney to place fourth overall at 195.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

Tyler Haworth was not at full strength at the GWOC tournament and lost by a fall in 1:46 to Christian Nation of Troy.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

Wayne Coaches Randy Bitsko (left) and Mike Padilla celebrate as Keyan Jumper scores his 100th career win at Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference wrestling tournament.


Photo by Ron Nunnari

KETTERING — Four Wayne wrestlers placed Saturday at the Greater Western Ohio Conference tournament as the Warriors took 10th place overall out of 18 teams.

Senior Keyan Jumper won the 138 pound weight class by pinning Andrew Bolin of Piqua in 1:14. The victory was Jumper’s 100th career win.

“That was Jumper’s 100th win at the same time he won the GWOC championship overall at 138 pounds,” said Wayne Coach Randy Bitsko.

Sophomore Jordan Hardrick took second place in the 152 pound weight class losing by a fall (2:41) to senior Jakob Ottaway of Springboro. Even though he was second overall Hardrick was GWOC Central champion in his weight class.

“Even though he didn’t win it overall he still ended up champion in the central,” Bitsko said. “Jordan is having a fantastic season with only two losses, both to high quality wrestlers – Jack Peura of Tipp City who was a state qualifier last year, and Ottaway who is very good. I look forward to Hardrick meeting Ottaway again this season.”

Freshman Tyler “Taz” Wilcox seemed to be in control of his match as he tried to secure third place in the 195 pound weight class, but Javon Purk ended up putting Wilcox on his back to win by a fall with one second remaining in the second period.

“Wilcox placing was kind of bittersweet,” Bitsko commented. “We certainly thought he would get third outright. He had it set up for a back trip and his hands broke as he was going back down which allowed the Sidney wrestler to come up top. But as I told Taz, that’s a great scoring position for 195 and we have to keep working on that.”

Tyler Haworth placed sixth in the 220 pound weight class losing by a fall in 1:46 to Christian Nation of Troy.

The team’s 10th place finish was about what Coach Bitsko anticipated.

“We figured we would be in the mid row hunt this year, especially with not having our 120 pounder there and with some of the kids coming back off of some illnesses,” Bitsko said. “Tyler Haworth was not full strength. He is just getting back up to strength and if he had been healthy I think he would have placed as high as third or fourth.”

Bitsko is pleased with how much the team has improved since participating in the Northmont Premier to start the season.

“I’m just really proud of the team. I think we’ve seen a lot of growth and I think anyone who has seen our team has seen that growth,” Bitsko added. “I think a lot of people are surprised at the quality of wrestling our kids are doing now. I still say we are the team with the most ability for growth here in the next couple of weeks. I think some of the other teams kids have peaked out but I think our kids are really going to peak at the right time here in the next couple of weeks.”

The Warriors will host Trotwood this Thursday on Senior Night at 6 p.m. and in ten days will compete in the sectional tournament at Centerville High School on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20.

GWOC Championships

Overall Team Scoring

1. Centerville 161.0

2. Northmont 151.0

3. Lebanon 150.5

4. Springboro 135.0

5. Beavercreek 118.5

6. Fairmont 113.0

7. Springfield 101.0

Butler 101.0

9. Miamisburg 100.0

10. Wayne 82.5

11. Piqua 74.5

12. Troy 73.0

13. Sidney 58.0

14. Greenville 39.0

Trotwood 39.0

16. Xenia 38.0

17. Fairborn 37.0

18. West Carrollton 34.5

Scoring by Division

Central Division

1. Centerville 161.0

2. Northmont 151.0

3. Beavercreek 118.5

4. Fairmont 113.0

5. Springfield 101.0

6. Wayne 82.5

North Division

1. Butler 101.0

2. Piqua 74.5

3. Troy 73.0

4. Sidney 58.0

5. Greenville 39.0

5. Trotwood-Madison 39.0

South Division

1. Lebanon 150.5

2. Springboro 135.0

3. Miamisburg 100.0

4. Xenia 38.0

5. Fairborn 37.0

6. West Carrollton 34.5

Keyan Jumper scored his 100th career victory while winning the 138 pound weight class by a fall in 1:14 against Andrew Bolin of Piqua.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/02/web1_KeyanJumper.jpgKeyan Jumper scored his 100th career victory while winning the 138 pound weight class by a fall in 1:14 against Andrew Bolin of Piqua. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Jordan Hardrick (right) placed second in the 152 pound weight class at the GWOC tournament losing by a fall in 2:41 to Jakob Ottaway of Springboro.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/02/web1_JordanHardrick.jpgJordan Hardrick (right) placed second in the 152 pound weight class at the GWOC tournament losing by a fall in 2:41 to Jakob Ottaway of Springboro. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Tyler Wilcox (left) lost a fall in the final second of the second round of his match against Javon Purk of Sidney to place fourth overall at 195.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/02/web1_TylerWilcox.jpgTyler Wilcox (left) lost a fall in the final second of the second round of his match against Javon Purk of Sidney to place fourth overall at 195. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Tyler Haworth was not at full strength at the GWOC tournament and lost by a fall in 1:46 to Christian Nation of Troy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/02/web1_TylerHaworth.jpgTyler Haworth was not at full strength at the GWOC tournament and lost by a fall in 1:46 to Christian Nation of Troy. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Wayne Coaches Randy Bitsko (left) and Mike Padilla celebrate as Keyan Jumper scores his 100th career win at Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference wrestling tournament.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/02/web1_Bitsko_Padilla.jpgWayne Coaches Randy Bitsko (left) and Mike Padilla celebrate as Keyan Jumper scores his 100th career win at Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference wrestling tournament. Photo by Ron Nunnari

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

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