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NWOAL Wrestling Tournament Sat.




Archbold's Tyler Rufenacht, above (at right), and Cody Kovnesky, below (on top), will vie for a Northwest Ohio Athletic League wrestling title, Saturday, Feb. 12, in the NWOAL Wrestling Tournament at Archbold High School. Wauseon is the returning team champion. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.– photos by Scott Schultz

Archbold’s Tyler Rufenacht, above (at right), and Cody Kovnesky, below (on top), will vie for a Northwest Ohio Athletic League wrestling title, Saturday, Feb. 12, in the NWOAL Wrestling Tournament at Archbold High School. Wauseon is the returning team champion. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.– photos by Scott Schultz

Wauseon is heavily favored to defend its title in the 48th annual Northwest Ohio Athletic League Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m., at Archbold High School.

Third- and fifth-place matches are 5 pm, followed by the championship finals.

The Indians are ranked fifth in the latest Division II state poll. They ended a 26- year drought last year when they won the crown.

The Indians completed the 2010-11 dual match season with a perfect 8-0 record.

Delta was second in the standings with a 7-1 record, followed by Archbold (6-2), Liberty Center (5-3), Bryan (4-4), Swanton (3-5), Evergreen (2-6), Patrick Henry (1-7), and Montpelier (0-8).

Archbold has no defending individual champions, but Jordan Cowell, junior, won an individual championship as a freshman.


 

 

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