Prep wrestling: Ross advances 10 to district tournament

The Ross Rams advanced 10 wrestlers to next weekend’s district tournament from the Batavia Division II sectional on Saturday.

The top four in each weight class advance .

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Returning state placer Jake Gentry made his debut at 113 after wrestling 120 all season and cruised to the title.

Brayden Ploehs (138) also captured a title for the Rams.

Badin finished eighth in the team race and advanced four.

At Graham, Franklin edged Monroe 105-103 for fourth place. Graham won the tournament with 12 champions and 349.5 points.

Franklin had three second-place finishers and advanced five. Tyler Woods was second at 120 as was Gage Johnson (170) and Hunter Lester (195).

Monroe also advanced five with Caleb Thomas (106) and Abrum Barnhiser (113) leading the way with third-place finishes.

Division I

Fairfield finished third at a loaded Hamilton sectional.

The Indians advanced seven. Nationally ranked LaSalle won the title with 275 points while Greater Miami Conference champ Mason was second with 223.

The Indians got titles from returning state runner-up Zach Shupp at 106 and Jabari Thomas at 126.

Fairfield advanced five to the finals with Moustapha Bal (113), Amar Thomas (145) an Connor Beerman (152) finishing second.

Aidan Bullard finished second for Hamilton to advance at 182.

Lebanon advanced six and finished second in the sectional at Lebanon.

Ethan Marsh (152) and Evan Ball (160) led the way for the Warriors with second-place finishes.

Lakota East qualified eight and finished third at the Centerville 2 sectional.

East was led by second-place finishes by Cristian Chavez (113) and Drew Katona (182).

Josh Miller was second for Edgewood at 106 to help the Cougars to a fifth-place finish. Edgewood advanced five to districts.

Joseph Bradberry claimed the title for Lakota West at 160 to lead four district qualifiers.

Aundre Zorres (138) and Judah Thomas (145) finished second for Middletown.

Division III

Madison moved a trio into the finals and finished fourth at Lehman Catholic.

The Mohawks got titles from Drew Prince at 138 and Zach Banks at 195 while freshman Devin Oligee was second at 160. Five Mohawks moved on.

The Division I district will be held at Trent Arena in Kettering while D-II is at Wilmington and D-III heads to Hobart Arena in Troy next Friday and Saturday. The top four in each district advance to the state tournament March 8-10 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

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