BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s wrestling team placed 35th at the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament last weekend.
Junior 132-pounder Hunter Van Dusen, 145-pound senior Lonnie Wells, 152-pound junior Tyler Wilson and 160-pound junior Alex Drown led the Panthers in the tournament by each going 1-2.
Wells pinned Defiance’s Dominic Tracy (3:31) and Wilson pinned Centerville’s Jon Tremblay (2:27) for their wins and VanDusen and Drown won via forfeit.
Sophomore 106-pounder Conner Kish, freshman 138-pounder Karl Ludwig and senior heavyweight Jared Ziegler also competed for Maumee.
The Panthers previously posted their first dual win of the season in a 34-27 match over Bowsher at Central Catholic on January 10.
Wells and Drown led the way by pinning Mickey Kier (3:40) and Austin Zolcek (1:48) and VanDusen posted a 13-4 major decision victory over Dylan Hershey.
Isaiah Wrighten, 113-pound freshman Gavin Yu and Ludwig won via forfeits.
John Black, Omarion Dotson and Kyro Cameron paced the Rebels with pins over 182-pound freshman Josh Dalton (3:38), 195-pound sophomore Reece Wawrzyniak (0:12) and Ziegler (1:32), 152-pounder Monjuan Walker edged Wilson 11-10 and 126-pounder David Hershey won via forfeit.
Neither team fielded wrestlers in the 120-, 170- or 220-pound weight classes.
Maumee began the tri-match by tying Central 36-36.
All six of the Panthers’ wins came in forfeit matches by Wrighten, Yu, Ludwig, Wells, Wilson and Drown.
Cresencio Soto, Mason Schoekel, Ian Kaufman and Jacob Jackson led the Fighting Irish by pinning Van Dusen (1:21), Dalton (1:51), Wawrzyniak (1:52) and Ziegler (1:23) and 170-pounder Christopher Jackson and 182-pounder Colton DeAnda won via forfeits.
Neither team fielded wrestlers for the 120- or 126-pound matches.