Oak Harbor walked away with two wins Friday as it took on Sandusky and Bellevue in a tri-match at Sandusky High School.
The Rockets had workman-like wins over Sandusky, 49-15, and Bellevue, 48-9.
Ten Oak Harbor wrestlers went 2-0 on the evening: Luke Cramer (112), Tyler Hackworth (119), Drew Stone (125), Jared Chambers (130), Alex Bergman (135), Jake Cramer (140 and 145), Ian Miller (145 and 152), Konner Witt (160), Mike Mallernee (171) and Zach Sandwisch (285) finished undefeated. Bellevue’s Chris Moore (152), Sandusky’s Gerald Robinson (103) and Phil Henderson (189) also went undefeated.
“I thought we wrestled pretty well,” Oak Harbor head coach George Bergman said. “Next week is the (Sandusky Bay Conference tournament). It was a good tri-meet — Sandusky and Bellevue are solid. It’s good to get some good competition before the SBC.
“I think the kids are ready,” he said. “We’ve got some tweaking to do, but I think they’re ready for the SBC.”
Paul Zolman, head coach of the Redmen, noted his young squad is coming along and maturing, singling out 145 Dylan Buckner and 135 Jordan Jenks.
“A lot of our underclassmen are really coming along,” Zolman said. “They’re learning to be physical, they’re learning to take the offensive and to not be so defensive. They’re taking charge of matches and that’s what I like to see – It shows they’re looking forward to the future and they know what it takes.”
The Redmen edged the Blue Streaks, 32-28. Bellevue 215 Cody Rine won a 4-2 decision in the penultimate match versus Sandusky’s Tony Cook which kept the Streaks at bay.
Bellevue edged Sandusky with their “extra points,” or points above the three for a normal decision, Blue Streaks head coach Conor Whelan said.
“We talked all week about the ‘extra points’ against Bellevue,” he said. “We won seven matches, they won seven matches, but they won. It came down to the extra points as we thought that it may, and we just couldn’t get them.”