Pirates, Fliers claim D-2 sectional titles

The area dominated the Division II sectional wrestling tournament Saturday at Bowling Green State University.
Fandy.com Staff
Feb 17, 2013

An impressive number of 51 participants from the nine schools moving on.

There were 26 schools in the field which was divided into two divisions of 13 — North and South.

 The top four finishers in each division earned spots in the district championships to be contested Friday and Saturday at BGSU.

 Perkins won the North division, and qualified ten wrestlers for the district. The Pirates had 235 points to 196.5 for Wauseon and 172.5 for Oak Harbor.

 “We feel great winning the sectional and getting ten guys to districts,” Perkins coach Travis Crabtree said. “It’s a great accomplishment for the program and the kids worked hard for it.”

 Clyde bested Toledo Central Catholic for honors in the South division with a three-point margin, 258-255, and the Fliers are sending 12 wrestlers to the district.

The area had 14 champions — three each from Perkins, Clyde and Edison — and two apiece from Oak Harbor and Norwalk. Sandusky also had a champion in Isaiah Margheim in the 195-pound class in the North.

 Perkins champions included Juwan Minniefield (113), Nathan Salmon (138) and Dylan Hermes (182).

 Clyde’s winners in the South division were Casey Flores (160), Chris Moore (170) and Brad Smith (182). Moore is a returning state champion.

 Edison claimed South champions in each of the first three weight classes in Evan Cheek (106), Jude Michel (113) and Dalton Howard (120).

 Oak Harbor’s champions were Luke Cramer (170) and T.J. Lawrence (285) while Norwalk was represented in the winners’ circle by Alex Doughty (152) and Kyle Lang (145).

 Read more in Sunday's Sandusky Register and Monday's Norwalk Reflector.