Maumee’s Ryan Haas A Runner-Up At Maumee Bay Classic

Maumee senior Noah Pasquinelli tries to turn Northview’s Jozif Lewis during a December 7 match. Pasquinelli went 3-2 at the Maumee Bay Classic on January 12 and 13. MIRROR PHOTOS BY JOE NEGRICH

BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Ryan Haas led Maumee’s wrestling team to a 21st-place finish at the 45-team Maumee Bay Classic on January 12 and 13. The senior 182-pounder rattled off four straight wins over Northridge’s Corey Johnson (3:16), Massillon Washington’s Jose Flores (0:31), Berea-Midpark’s David Weaver (1:11) and Clay’s Jacob Meek (7-4) before dropping his championship match to Indian Lake’s Conner Dixon (5:48). Two more Panthers seniors, 145-pounder Justin Schneider and 220-pounder Brandon Phillips, followed Haas with 3-3 records and sixth-place finishes. Schneider’s wins came over Northview’s Hunter Morgan (3:38), Delta’s Dawson Swicegood (7-4) and Elyria’s Enrique Munguia (11-7). His losses came in close decision matches to Archbold’s Gavin Grime (6-1), Findlay’s Benjamin Douglas (4-3) and Olentangy Orange’s Connor Evans (9-6). Phillips set Maumee’s all-time individual record with his 127th win while topping Sandusky’s Jerrell Wells (10-5), Massillon Washington’s Dylan Garretson (0:40) and Bedford’s Blake Wingate (5:09). From there, Phillips suffered his first three losses of the season to Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy’s Breslin Walker (12-8), Vermillion’s Tyler Bath (1:55) and Chippewa Hills’ Billy Koepf (forfeit) while battling through injury. Fellow Panthers senior Noah Pasquinelli went 3-2 at 170 pounds, earning his victories with a pin and two decisions. Dominic Mendez (126), Weison Lam (132) and Matt Dalton (285) also competed for Maumee in the competition. Elyria won the tournament with 213.5 points. Anthony Wayne finished one spot ahead of the Panthers, who topped both Northview (37th) and Springfield (44th). Maumee 57, Bowsher 9 A day earlier, Maumee defeated both Bowsher and Central Catholic in a non-league tri-meet. The Panthers recorded seven pin victories over the Rebels. These matches saw sophomore 120-pounder Hunter VanDusen beat David Hershey (2:45), Schneider better Aries Lyons (0:45), sophomore Alex Yakumithis defeat Austin Zolciak (1:38), Pasquinelli finish ahead of Jamon Johnson (1:59), Haas outdo Kyro Cameron (1:20), Phillips overcome Ervin Trenton (1:59) and senior Jason Gildemeister (285) top Eija Portillo (1:06). Maumee freshman 106-pounder Conner Kish got the better of Dylan Hershey in a 14-11 decision and Mendez and 160-pound sophomore Tyler Wilson won via forfeit. Bowsher’s two wins came when 152-pounder Jacob Skomer pinned sophomore Alex Drown (1:29) and 132-pounder Skylar Viengmany outlasted Lam 16-10. Maumee 48, Central 22 The Panthers followed that up with a 26-point win over Central Catholic. This time around, Schneider pinned Muhammed Mahdi (0:00), Wilson pinned Drew Homan (5:13) and Haas pinned DeAmda Colton (0:33) and Kish, VanDusen, Yakumithis, Pasquinelli and Phillips all added forfeit victories. Heavyweight Jacob Jackson led the Fighting Irish by pinning Dalton (3:00). Cresencio Soto next beat Mendez (7-1), Tomas Nino bettered Lam (11-8) and Dalin Morris defeated Drown (11-2). Jacob Homan tacked on a forfeit win.

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