BY J. PATRICK EAKEN | MIRROR SPORTS — Behind two league champions and nine top-four placers, Anthony Wayne wrestling finished second at the Northern Lakes League meet, scoring 168 points to place behind champion Perrysburg (192.5).
The Generals had two NLL champions in 170-pound Brody Stultz and 285-pound Nolan Barber.
AW also had two league runners-up in Brayden Biedermann (106) and Parker Frederick (113).
Third-place finishers included Bryce Gilts (120), Harrison Short (182) and Lars Ellison (195), while Kaedyn McAllister (126) and Dawson Frederick (138) placed fourth.
AW coach Ryan Donley’s team redeemed its dual meet loss to Napoleon earlier this season as the Wildcats placed third with 142.5 points.
Stultz opened by pinning Southview’s Mohamed Salameh in 5:39, won a 13-4 major decision over North-view grappler Kayne Woods in the semifinals and defeated Springfield’s Caleb Cullum, 12-6, in the championship.
Barber had a first-round bye and went straight to the semifinals, where he pinned Springfield’s Danny Geiger in just over a minute. In the championship, Barber won a 3-1 overtime decision over Napoleon’s Demitrius Hernandez.
Biedermann opened with a quick pin of Springfield’s Kenneth Clemens III and then pinned Napoleon’s Jordan Bobay in 52 seconds in the semifinals. In the championship, he lost by a 9-1 major decision to Northview’s Cole McKinley.
Parker Frederick opened by pinning Southview’s Dylan Anstine in 1:39 and won a 5-3 decision over higher seed Claude Buckmaster of Napoleon, but was pinned by Bowling Green’s Cameron Deiter in 1:28 during the championship.
Gilts opened by winning a 15-5 major decision over Perrysburg’s Jackson Hawker, but then was pinned by BG’s J.T. Pickens in 2:10.
In the consolation round, Gilts pinned Southview’s Killian Cannon in 2:01 and then he won 6-4 over Springfield’s J.C. Keller in the consolation final.
Short won a 15-5 major decision against Southview’s Jeremy Reece to begin the tournament, but was then pinned by Perrysburg grappler Ethan Garee.
In the consolation round, Short won by injury default over Springfield’s Joey Geiger and then pinned Reece in 3:44 to earn third place.
Ellison pinned Maumee’s Reece Wawrzyniak in 1:14 in the opening round, but was pinned in 15 seconds by Napoleon’s eventual champion Wes Jeffries-Babcock.
In the consolations, Ellison pinned Northview’s Moeen Awwad and then pinned Springfield’s Luke Tillman in 1:29 during the consolation final.
McAllister pinned South-view’s Andy Wurster to get things started but then was pinned by Perrys-burg’s eventual champion Allenson Denkins in 3:46 in the championship semifinal.
In the consolation round, McAllister opened by pinning Northview’s Ryan Morgan in 2:10, but lost a close 8-7 match to Springfield’s Cole Dodson in the final.
Dawson Frederick began by pinning Southview’s Josh Schmidt, but was pinned by Springfield’s Andrew Stoll in the semifinal.
In the consolations, Frederick won an 8-1 decision over Napoleon’s Caleb Sell, but was pinned by BG’s Gus Eschedor in 2:25 of the consolation final.