Squire Wrestling 4th At John McKee
The Manchester Squires wrestling team finished 4th out of 15 teams at the John Mckee Invitational with 179 points Saturday.
Elijah Burlingame and Dylan Stroud both get 1st place, with Stroud making it 3 titles at the event.
106 Colten Nelson DNP (8-5)
126 Isaac Diaz DNP (3-1)
132 Dylan Stroud 1st (12-0)
138 Elijah Burlingame 1st (10-1)
145 Jordan Ayres 4th (7-3)
152 Zach France 2nd (9-2)
160 Trescott Duffy 5th (10-3)
170 Jacob Caudill 5th (11-1)
182 Preston Duffy DNP (10-2)
195 Trevor Dill 2nd (9-3)
220 Gavin Mize 3rd (5-1)
285 Izzy Serrano DNP (6-5)
Overall the Squires had some bright spots on the day at a tough individual tournament. Four Squires reached the finals, with Junior Dylan Stroud dominating his solid opponent from Cowan at 132 to win his 3rd straight John Mckee title after being named the Outstanding Wrestler last year. Senior Elijah Burlingame concluded a nice tournament with a win in the finals vs a talented wrestler from Hamilton Heights. Sophomore Zach France looked like he was poised to win the title as the one seed before falling victim to a headlock in the 1st place match, while Junior Trevor Dill came up just short with a heartbreaking overtime loss vs his rival from Tippy Valley. A huge bright spot on the day was Senior Gavin Mize jumping up in weight to 220 where he pinned the 1 seed and 2 others on the way to a 3rd place finish! Seniors Trescott Duffy and Jacob Caudill were also able to go 4-1 on the day and fight back to 5th after disappointing losses in the quarterfinals.
The Squires will look to continue working to get better as the team prepares for the Wabash County Tournament at Northfield on Dec. 29.