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Cougar wrestlers in Dayton tourney

ANNETTE HIRSCHY/independent sports

DAYTON – The Van Wert High School wrestling team participated in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Tournament held at the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Dayton on Tuesday, December 28, and Wednesday, December 29. There were 49 teams competing from all three wrestling divisions from southwest, northwest, and central Ohio, as well as three teams from Kentucky.

Connor Massillo takes on an opponent in the 145-pound weight class.

Van Wert finished 23rd overall and 11th in the small school division. Two Cougar grapplers placed and received awards: Connor Massillo was third at 145 pounds, while Cory Hirschy finished in fifth place in the 189-pound weight class.

Overall records of all Van Wert wrestlers at this tournament are as follows:

119 pounds:  Jermaine Defore – 0 wins, 2 losses

130 pounds:  Sean Dorsch – 2 wins, 2 losses

135 pounds:  Daniel Thompson – 0 wins, 2 losses

140 pounds:  Colten Royer – 0 wins, 2 losses

145 pounds:  Connor Massillo – 5 wins, 1st loss of season in overtime

152 pounds:  Jordan Daniels – 1 win, 2 losses

160 pounds:  Gabe Hill – 0 wins, 2 losses

171 pounds:  Bradie Strawser – 0 wins, 2 losses

189 pounds:  Cory Hirschy – 5 wins, 2 losses

285 pounds:  Terrin Contreras – 3 wins, 2 losses

Van Wert will compete next at the second Western Buckeye League super tri-match at Wapakoneta with Defiance and Elida at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 6.

Cory Hirschy wrestles in the 189-pound weight class. Photos by Mona Massillo for the Van Wert independent

POSTED: 12/31/10 at 2:18 pm. FILED UNDER: Sports