Oakwood grapplers seize 2nd at Finneytown
Kevin Lee at 103 pounds manhandled his opponents going undefeated during the day. Then in the finals Lees quick and agile style overcame Edwards of Greenville for win by decision 7 to 4. Gold looks great in the Lee home this week!
Oakwood forfeited the 119 weight class.
At 125 pounds, Brandon Bustillo had huge rally of pins and only one loss during regular competition to Steven Supe of Scott. Moving into the finals Bustillo then fell in a heated battle to Warner of Greenville to hold a fourth place finish. Excellent Brandon!
At 130 pounds, Alex Kooser punished opponents throughout the day going undefeated. Then in the finals Kooser fell in a nail biter to number one seed Chris Miller of Greenville 8-1. Nice silver finish Alex!
Will Lebouef at 135 pounds also went undefeated throttling all comers in the days events. Then in the finals Lebouef lost a killer match in a close 8-2 tangle against top seed Drew Napier of Bethel to bring home Silver. Awesome Lebouef!
Jameson Kordik at 140 pounds had a spectacular showing beating all his challengers and moving decisively into finals to face top seed Jordan Wells of Stebbins. A wild match ended with a loss by decision 14-8 for a solid Silver finish. Kabaaam Jameson!
At 152, pounds, Dan Kendig had an overall winning day and slid into the finals to face Richman of Wyoming. Kendig whaled on his rival10-5 for a tidy 5th place finish. Beautiful!
Oakwood forfeited the 160 weight class.
Andrew Raichle at 171 pounds had an exciting day of some fierce matches. In the final round Raichle had a brutal battle that ended up with a close loss and a 5th place finish against Carter of Mt. Healthy. Fantastic Andrew!
At 215 pounds Ben Raichle also had a heck of a day. With mixed results throughout the day Ben found himself in a tumultuous bout with Davis of Mt Healthy. Ben lost that one but had a strong showing holding on to a sixth place finish. Good job Ben!
Then comes Big Jake. At 285 pounds, Jake Horlacher pulverized all his opponents during the days rounds pinning all as they came. Then in his final match Jake met this one tough shorter cat - Groenen from Dixie Heights who was also undefeated for the day. It was quite a clash and in the end Groenen inched past Jake with a 1-0 finish. What a ride! Nice Silver finish Jake. Sweet!
Head Coach Kessler did a great job in keeping the boys focused and on “the mission” with a great supporting crew – coaches Seim, Kordik, Hochwalt, and Kooser. They all looked pretty pleased after the boys performance. Although Greenville held the first place spot, our boys took a big victory in a handsome second place trophy which all made for a huge day for our Jacks! Next stop is a tri-meet this Thursday against Bellbrook and CJ at Bellbrook starting at 5:30 p.m.
Come on out and support the team!
Hoop tickets available Feb. 5
There are a limited number of seats available for the boys basketball home game against Bellbrook on Feb. 13. General admission adult/student tickets are available for $6 in the Oakwood Athletic Office from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. beginning Thursday, Feb. 5.
Adult passes, “Fan”tastic Family Discount passes, and reserved seats will be honored.
Student athletic passes and Southwestern Buckeye League Passes will not be honored.
Game schedule is freshman at 4:30 p.m., junior varsity at 6 p.m., and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
February 3, 2009
Volume 18, No. 5