FAIRBORN — During a Super Dual match Thursday at Fairborn High School the Wayne wrestling team posted victories over Stebbins 48-36 and Xenia 39-21.
The Warriors squared off with Stebbins in their first match of the night. Competition began with the 160 pound weight class where Zarik Brown won by a fall in one minute, 36 seconds (1:36) over Stebbins’ Dylan Ayers.
Justin Kissee (170), Jared Kleff (182), Tyler Haworth (195), and Tyler Wilcox (220) all won due to forfeits by Stebbins to put Wayne up 30-0.
The next contested match saw heavyweights Da’Beon Holt of Wayne and Anthony Elhajjmoussr lock horns with Elhajjmoussr winning by a fall in 1:38 to give the Indians their first points of the match.
Wayne forfeits at 106 and 113 gave Stebbins 12 more points. In the 120 pound match David Hasty pinned Wayne’s Mason King in 1:43 as the Indians pulled to within six points, 30-24.
Cole Clyne won by a fall in 3:14 over Luis Vasquez in the 126 pound match to boost the Warriors’ lead to 36-24 but another Wayne forfeit at 132 brought the match back to 36-30.
Stebbins tied the score 36-36 when Brady Wilson won by a fall in 3:46 against Keyan Jumper in the 138 pound weight class. With only two matches remaining the victory was up for grabs.
Wayne sealed the win as Jon Hoover (145) won by a fall in 1:37 vs Ezekiel Cook coupled with a forfeit by Stebbins at 152 to give Jordan Hardrick the victory and made the final tally 48-36.
At the same time as Wayne was rolling to victory, Fairborn defeated Xenia 45-25. Oddly enough, instead of the two winning teams squaring off in the next match Fairborn faced off with Stebbins while Wayne and Xenia squared off.
The first contested weight class of the Xenia match was at 170 pounds where the Buccaneers’ Dalton McClain won by a fall over Justin Kissee. James Jackson also won by fall over Jared Kleff at 182 to put Xenia up 12-0.
Tyler Haworth (195) got Wayne’s first points of the match when he won by a fall over Christian Thomas.
Cody Smith scored a decision over Tyler Wilcox in the 220 pound match to boost Xenia’s lead to 15-6 and Peyton Bartley increased the lead to 21-6 with a fall against Da’Beon Holt in the heavyweight match.
A forfeit by Wayne at 106 and a forfeit by both schools at 113 made the score 21-6 in favor of Xenia (a double forfeit results in no points being awarded to either team).
Mason King scored a decision for Wayne over Corissa Vanover in the 120 pound match to cut the Buccaneer’s lead to 21-12.
In the 126 pound match Cole Clyne won by a fall against Chance Hall to reduce Xenia’s lead to 21-18.
A double forfeit at 132 and a Xenia forfeit at 138 put Wayne up 24-21.
Jon Hoover won by a fall at 145 over Javon Ramsey to increase the Warriors’ lead to 30-21 and Jordan Hardrick won by a fall in the 152 pound match against Nick Shaum made it 36-21.
In the final match at 160 pounds Zarik Brown scored a 17-11 decision against Stephen Holton to give the Warriors a 39-21 victory.
“These were two big wins,” said Wayne Coach Randy Bitsko. “It’s a great way to start off what I call our mid-season season. We had the first season where the guys were just starting to get in shape and now we are finally getting kids aligned in their weight classes and it’s like a new team. We are still forfeiting three weight classes, but we were very competitive in the matches we wrestled. The kids came out on top in most of the matches and it was a great feeling to have the kids be able to see what they can do. We had some fantastic matches against good competition, and we came out with two wins in one night. That’s pretty nice.”
The Warriors travel to Lakota West on Saturday for a 9 a.m. match and on Thursday travel to Northmont for a 6 p.m. match with the Thunderbolts.
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