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Streaks Win Vermillion Duals; Rufenacht Named Most Valuable Wrestler




Chad Rufenacht, right, shown in action against Wauseon on Dec. 18, was named Most Valuable Wrestler in the upperweight classes at the Vermillion Duals last weekend.-  photo by Scott Schultz

Chad Rufenacht, right, shown in action against Wauseon on Dec. 18, was named Most Valuable Wrestler in the upperweight classes at the Vermillion Duals last weekend.- photo by Scott Schultz

The Archbold wrestling team won the Vermillion Duals, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30.

The Streaks scored 515 points; second-place Admiral King had 381.

Vermilion was third with 305, followed by Strongsville 292, Wellington 282, Bay Village 240, Firelands 216, Brookside 204, and Elyria Catholic 167.

The team finish was capped off by the success of senior Chad Rufenacht (145 pounds), who was named as the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler in the upperweight classes (145-285 pounds).

Teammates winning their weight classes were Oliver Stuckey (119 lbs.) and Shem Neuenschwander (189 lbs.).

Placing second were TJ Weirauch (112 lbs.), Jordan Cowell (130 lbs.) and Trevor Meyer (135 lbs.).

Placing third were Danny Young (125 lbs.), Brandon Wagner (140 lbs.), Jared Leininger (160 lbs.), Jacob Fidler (171 lbs.), Kyle Stipp (215 lbs.), and Brandon Dennie (285 lbs.).

Taking fourth were Justin Allison (103 lbs.) and Zach Driver (152 lbs.).

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