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Streaks Fifth In Fricker’s Duals



Clyde, which finished ninth in Division II in last year’s Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships, won the inaugural Fricker’s Duals hosted by Archbold High School, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8.

The 20-team tournament was conducted in the George M. Smart Athletic Center on the Defiance College campus.

The Fliers went undefeated in the tourney, going 10-0.

Lexington, which finished second in D-II last year, finished second, also going 10-0.

The tiebreaker for first place, as well as most others with the same record, was the total wins of the teams that were defeated. The teams Clyde defeated had 44 total wins.

The teams Lexington defeated had 41 total wins.

Miami Trace, another D-II school, finished third with a 9-1 record.

Archbold, which finished 11th in the D-III state wrestling championships last year, took fifth with an 8-2 record.

1. Clyde 10-0, 2. Lexington 10- 0, 3. Miami Trace 9-1, 4. Hudson (Mich.) 8-2, 5. Archbold 8-2, 6. Defiance 7-3, 7. Genoa 7-3, 8. Wauseon 7-3, 9. Perrysburg 7-3, 10. Napoleon 6-4, 11. Toledo Central Catholic 4-6, 12. Edison 3-7, 13. Ayersville 3-7, 14. Findlay 3-7, 15. Chaminade-Juliennne 2-8, 16. Brookville 2-8, 17. Elmwood 1-9, 18. Elida 1-9, 19. Tiffin Columbian 1-9, 20. Bellefontaine 0-10

In the team event, Archbold’s two losses came from champion Clyde 42-24 in round 3 and Miami Trace 36-31 in the final round.

The Blue and Gold picked up wins over Brookville 56- 22, Toledo Central Catholic 50-24, Ayersville 51-21, Chaminade-Julienne 50-22, Elida 48-18, Edison 48-32, Findlay 46-20, and Napoleon 44-28.

Individually for the Streaks, Kenny Price (138 pounds) and Travis Jaramillo (220 lbs.) each went 10-0. Lukas Rufenacht (126 lbs.) went 9-1, while Garrett Grime (160 lbs.) went 8-2.

Justin Arce (113 lbs.), Ben Eggers (132 lbs.), and Justice Zimmerman (145 lbs.) each went 7-3. Damian Short (120 lbs.) went 6-4; David Bell (170/182 lbs.), Jacob Wagner (170/182 lbs.), and Eli Hammersmith (195 lbs.) each went 5-5.

Koltin Zimmerman (152 lbs.) finished 4-6.

“We were giving up 12 points each dual meet because we were forfeiting 106 and 285 pounds,” said Brian Becher, AHS head coach.

“When we get those weight classes filled, it will help our team out tremendously in dual meets.

“I was really impressed with our younger kids. I thought they wrestled very physical.

“It all depends on matchups. Damian Short had a boatload of hammers he had to face this weekend. It seemed like he was always matched up with a good guy. He lost some of those, but it’s all about getting better for the end of the year.

“There are definitely things to work on, but I’m pleased with where we’re at right now.”



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