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Blue Streaks Defend Forward Duals Title




Grime pinned Delphos St. John’s Peter Ankerman for the 150th win of his high school career.– photo by Mario Gomez

Grime pinned Delphos St. John’s Peter Ankerman for the 150th win of his high school career.– photo by Mario Gomez

Archbold defended its title at the 28th annual Chuck Forward Wrestling Duals, Saturday, Jan. 20, at Archbold High School.

The host Streaks finished with a perfect 5-0 record for the second straight year.

Marion River Valley finished second with a 4-1 record. Wauseon was 3-2 for third.

Archbold dispatched Delphos St. John’s 65-0, Fairview 64-8, Sand Creek (Mich.) 56- 15 and Wauseon 67-3.

In the championship match, the Streaks easily defeated River Valley 55-16 to claim the title.

Eight Blue Streaks finished undefeated.

Shane Eicher (113 pounds), Andrew Francis (120 lbs.), Zach Rocha (132 lbs.) Brennan Short (138 lbs.), Gavin Grime (145 lbs.), Colton Soles (152 lbs.), Kasyn Schaffner (170 lbs.) and Trevor Short (220 lbs.) all finished 5-0. Grime Reaches Milestone

In the first match of the day, Grime defeated Delphos St. John’s Peter Ankerman with a pin at 2:38 to record the 150th win of his high school career.

The senior two-time state qualifier is currently 30-1 on the season.

State Duals

Archbold hosts the first round of the Division III Region 17 state duals team tournament today, Wednesday.

Montpelier and Evergreen wrestle in the first round. The winner faces number one seed Swanton in the second round.

Archbold, seeded third, wrestles second-seeded Delta in the second round.

Second-round winners square off in the regional quarterfinals 20 minutes after the last match of the second round concludes.


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