STEUBENVILLE - While Steubenville Catholic Central didn't win the 2013 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Bill Hinegardner Class 1A/2A Dual Meet Championship Thursday at the Crimson Center, head coach Aaron Henry realizes his program is moving forward after finishing runner-up to Shadyside.
"I'll tell you what, this is the first piece of hardware this team has got at Central in a long, long time," said Henry. "It means a lot to us. We've worked really hard for this. It's nothing but hard work. We won't surrender on the mat because of hard work.
"We came out with the right attitude tonight. It was 50-50 on the mat tonight. We had some good strategy, and we came out ready to go."
THURSDAY WRESTLING — Steubenville Catholic Central’s Cuyler Ledyard controls Shadyside’s Jake Haswell on his way to a 16-0 tech fall victory in the finals of the OVAC Class 1A/2A Dual Meet Championships Thursday at the Crimson Center.
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IN CONTROL -- Toronto’s Donnie Starkey works to control Caldwell’s Koby Rayner during Starkey’s 11-5 decision win in the consolation final.
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The Tigers topped the Crusaders 48-23 to claim the title.
"I'm real happy with that," said Shadyside head coach Scott Kinemond. "It's been a long time coming. We finally got almost a full team this year.
"The kids have been stepping it up every week. I'm real happy with them."
Steubenville Cathotic Central 39,
106 Isaac Kiedrowski (Steubenville Cathotic Central) over 0 (Caldwell) FF
113 Kolby Rayner (Caldwell) over 0 (Steubenville Cathotic Central) FF
120 Blake Kiedrowski (Steubenville Cathotic Central) over 0 (Caldwell) FF
126 Tyler Wiley (Caldwell) pin Cedro Parise (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 4:51
132 Cuyler Ledyard (Steubenville Cathotic Central) pin Michael Haga (Caldwell) 1:25
138 Kameron Rayner (Caldwell) pin Mike Crosby (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 3:40
145 Pat Hernon (Steubenville Cathotic Central) over 0 (Caldwell) FF
152 Ricky Happ (Steubenville Cathotic Central) over Austin Cobb (Caldwell) FF
160 Leo Herrmann (Steubenville Cathotic Central) pin Caleb Van Meter (Caldwell) 5:09
170 Kale Rayner (Caldwell) pin Harold Rogers (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 0:23
182 Jared Leasure (Caldwell) tech. fall Isaac Sanford (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 17-2
195 Tyson Cartell (Caldwell) dec. Lucas Borden (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 6-4
220 Clay Polling (Caldwell) pin Caleb Moore (Steubenville Cathotic Central) 5:41
285 Marty Engle (Steubenville Cathotic Central) dec. Chance Rutger (Caldwell) 4-3
Shadyside 62, Toronto 15
106 Wyatt Skapik (Shadyside) over Alex Anderson (Toronto) 1-0
113 Zach Vaughn (Shadyside) over Donnie Starkey (Toronto) 3-0
120 Bailey Chaplin (Shadyside) dec. Jerry Savage (Toronto) 9-4
126 Austin Allen (Shadyside) over Joe Walter (Toronto) 12-7
132 Cody King (Toronto) over Jake Haswell (Shadyside) 10-7
138 Brett Kahl (Shadyside) over Zach Price (Toronto) 5-0
145 Ian Baker (Shadyside) tech. fall Drew Lowery (Toronto) 15-0
152 Alex Quinn (Shadyside) over Charles Ross III (Toronto) 4-1
160 Chase Kinemond (Shadyside) over C Phillips (Toronto) 2-0
170 Jake Duvall (Shadyside) over 0 (Toronto) FF
182 Andrew Miller (Toronto) dec. Scott Hammond (Shadyside) 3-1
195 Jake Haynes (Toronto) over 0 (Shadyside) FF
220 Dante Defelice (Shadyside) over 0 (Toronto) FF
285 Zach Meadows (Shadyside) over Tim West (Toronto) 2-0
Shadyside 48, Catholic Central 22
106 Wyatt Skapik (S) dec. Isaac Kiedrowski (CCHS) 6-0
113 Zach Vaughn (S) over FF
120 Blake Kiedrowski (CCHS) pin Bailey Chaplin (S) 0:59
126 Austin Allen (S) dec. Cedro Parise (CCHS) 4-2
132 Cuyler Ledyard (CCHS) tech. fall Jake Haswell (S) 16-0
138 Brett Kahl (S) maj. dec. Mike Crosby (CCHS) 9-1
145 Alex Quinn (S) pin Pat Hernon (CCHS) 0:21
152 Ian Baker (S) pin Ricky Happ (CCHS) 3:13
160 Chase Kinemond (S) tech. fall Leo Herrmann (CCHS) 19-0
170 Jake Duvall (S) pin Harold Rogers (CCHS) 0:48
182 Isaac Sanford (CCHS) over FF
195 Scott Hammond (S) dec. Lucas Borden (CCHS) 2-1
220 Caleb Moore (CCHS) pin Dante Defelice (S) 1:09
285 Zach Meadows (S) pin Marty Engle (CCHS) 0:48
Toronto 48, Caldwell 30
106 Alex Anderson (T) over FF
113 Donnie Starkey (T) dec. Kolby Rayner (C) 11-5
120 Tyler Wiley (C) pin Jerry Savage (T) 0:30
126 Joe Walter (T) over FF
132 Cody King (T) pin Michael Haga (C) 2:19
138 Kameron Rayner (C) pin Zach Price (T) 1:34
145 Drew Lowery (T) over FF
152 Chris Phillips (T) over FF
160 Charles Ross III (T) over FF
170 Caleb Vanmeter (C) over FF
182 Kale Rayner (C) over FF
195 Jared Leasure (C) pin Andrew Miller () 0:51
220 Jake Haynes (T) dec. Tyson Cartell (C) 6-1
285 Tim West (T) FF
Chase Kinemond got Shadyside rolling with a 19-0 tech fall victory over Leo Herrmann at 160 pounds in the first match. At 170 Jake Duvall gave the Tigers an 11-0 lead after pinning Harold Rogers in 48 seconds.
Isaac Sanford gave Central its first points via forfeit at 182, making the match 11-6.
Scott Hammond squeaked out a 2-1 decison over Lucas Borden at 195 to put Shadyside back in control.
The tide seemed to swing toward the Crusaders when Caleb Moore dominated his way to a pin of Dante DeFelice in 1:09, but Zach Meadows pin of Marty Engle at 285 and Wyatt Skapik's 6-0 decison of Isaac Kiedrowski at 106 put the Tigers up 23-12.
Zach Vaughn's forfeit win at 113 pounds pushed the score to 29-12 before Central attempted to storm back.
Blake Kiedrowski (120) and Cuyler Ledyard (132) earned one-sided victories with Blake Kiedrowski pinning Bailey Chaplin in 59 seconds and Ledyard grinding out Jake Haswell for a 16-0 tech fall win.
"Against Shadyside we got a few matches," said Henry. "Blake Kiedrowski got a big pin. Cuyler Ledyard with a big tech fall. We were getting a little bit of momentum there, but it fizzled off."
Between those matches, at 126 pounds, Central's Cedro Parise was an eyelash away from pushing his 4-2 decison loss to Austin Allen into overtime when the official ruled a takedown wasn't completed until just after time expired.
The champion Tigers closed strong with Brett Kahl (138) earning 9-1 major decison over Mike Crosby, Alex Quinn (145) pinning Pat Hernon in 21 seconds, and Ian Baker pinning Ricky Happ in 3:13.
Central punched its ticket to the finals via a 39-38 victory over Caldwell. Ledyard and Herrmann each rolled to victories by pin during the Crusaders semifinal match. Engle secured a hard-fought 4-3 decison win.
"I would say Cuyler Ledyard wrestled big for us. He gave us a tech fall for five points and a pin against Caldwell that gave us six points. Leo Herrmann had a big pin against (Caleb) Van Meter which is big for sectional seeding so that was a big match for Leo to win.
"In the first match, against Caldwell, I was really impressed with us. In the second match, hey, we were able to get runnerup here at the OVAC Dual Championships. That can't mean anything but the best for our kids."
Toronto placed third in 1A/2A after stopping Caldwell 48-30 in the consolation finals. Cody King (132) won by pin with Donnie Starkey (113) and Jake Haynes (220) picking up 11-5 and 6-1 wins respectively.
"I think today we wrestled really well," said Toronto head coach John Parker. "Shadyside is a great program. You've got to give it to them. We've come a long way in five years from starting our program.
"Our kids bounced back from a tough Shadyside defeat and wrestled well against Caldwell. We wrestled some tough matches against Caldwell.
"Donnie Starkey wrestled a great match against (Kolby) Rayner from Caldwell, and Joey Walter won a big match against Shadyside for us. These guys wrestled tough.
"Cody King came in, our 132 pounder, and pinned the 132 pounder from Caldwell which was big for us because we weren't expecting that win."
The Red Knights lost 62-15 to Shadyside in the semifinals.