OLIVESBURG — Monroeville gained five championships during Saturday’s Firelands Conference wrestling tournament.
But, for the fourth straight year, the Eagles were second.
Crestview had 193 points, while Monroeville had 177.5. Western Reserve checked in third at 114.5 points, followed by South Central 99.5, Plymouth 76, St. Paul 59, New London 56 and Mapleton 33.
“We wrestled as well as we could,’’ Eagles coach Scott Bauer said. “We’re extremely happy with the effort from the guys.’’
Monroeville’s Fab Four — Hunter Stieber, Logan Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips — which have a combined nine state titles already — all won FC crowns.
Hunter Stieber at 119 pounds beat Crestview’s Wyatt Music by pin in 1:04. He also won his first two matches by first-period pins.
Older brother Logan, a three-time state champ vying for a fourth, captured the 125 title with two first-period pins, the second in the finals against Plymouth’s Ty Schrader in 43 seconds.
Cam Tessari at 140 captured two pins, putting Jared Donnersbach of Plymouth to the mat in 43 seconds in the final. His first match was also a first-period pin.
And Chris Phillips at 171 had a pin and won the final by injury default against St. Paul’s Mitchell Gross.
The fifth title was from Brent Wilken at 189, claimed a 3-0 decision over St. Paul’s Isaac Livengood in the finals. Wilken earned two first-period pins along the way.
Also for the Eagles, Cal Clark was second at 135, dropping a 5-2 decision to South Central’s Payton Oney in the championship match. Clark posted a 9-7 win in the semifinal.
Ben Ringenberg was second at 160 pounds, dropping a 10-3 match to Crestview’s Garrick Montgomery. Ringenberg picked up two pins in the first two rounds to reach the final.
At 145, Tyler Tonelli took third, downing St. Paul’s Cam Crum 7-5 in overtime after earning a major decision against Crum in the first round.
Terry Hamons at 285 pinned Western Reserve’s Jacob Riley in 1:40 to place third. Hamons also recorded a pin in the consolation semifinal.
Mike Syverson at 152 was pinned in 3:05 by Western Reserve’s Cody Ramage in the third-place match for Monroeville.
“The kids wrestled well,’’ Bauer said. “We’re disappointed to finish second. The kids are wrestling well at the right time. Ben pinned his way to the finals. He scored bonus points in about every match and Brent is wrestling well.’’
The Roughriders received a first from Codie Workman at 145. He pinned Plymouth’s Logan Horn at 1:04 in the finals.
South Central had three champs, including Caleb Barnett at 112, Dakota Workman 130, Peyton Oney 135 and Anthony Ferber 152.
In the finals, Barnett recorded a 17-6 major decision over Western Reserve’s Caleb Blair; Oney beat Clark; Workman grabbed an 8-1 decision over Crestview’s Trevor Stone and Ferber pinned Crestview’s Nick Hall at 4:36.
“Having four champs was a team record,’’ Trojans coach Ken Johnson said. “We are very pleased with the outcome of the day. The boys wrestled well all day and the results of their hard work all season showed.
“These were all important wins because they help set up next weeks competition,’’ the coach added. “It was good to see Oney do well against Clark. This was a good match for Oney and his preparation for post season competition. We are still proud of how these guys compete each week. They’e a good bunch to work with and now it’s time to see how much of their hard work will pay off with the end of the season tournaments.”
For the Flyers, Matt Stroud at 112, Mitchell Gross 171 and Isaac Livengood 189 all attained second.
“We just need to keep working for the tournament,’’ St. Paul coach Pat Welfle said. “It was a tough day and we have to bounce back.”
Taking third for New London were Garrett Cunningham at 103, Taylor Amburgy 130, Cole Reed 140 and Tyler Keathley 160
Ty Schrader at 103, Jarrod Donnersbach 140 and Logan Horn 145 all gained second for the Big Red.
“Overall I was pleased with our performance at conference,’’ coach Jeremiah Balkin said. “I expressed to the kids that are difficult schedule would pay off later in the year with conference and then sectionals. Logan has made great strides since the beginning of the year. This is a good building block for next weeks sectional tournament.”
The Eagles, who finished second in the Division III part of the state tournament last season, start their journey toward Columbus in the sectional tournament at the Huron site Saturday. St. Paul is also at Huron, which is is a one-day tournament.
“We want to stay healthy,’’ Bauer said. “We’re having a real positive outlook.”
South Central, Western Reserve, New London and Plymouth go to the Plymouth site for sectional competition Friday and Saturday.
The top four in each weight class advance from each site advance to the district tournament Feb. 26 and 27 at Owens Community College in Toledo.
103: Edgell (C) d. Stroud (SP) 6-2
112: Barnett (SC) maj. dec. Blair (WR) 17-6
119: H. Stieber (Mv) p. Music (C) 1:04
125: L. Stieber (Mv) p. Schrader :43
130: Workman (SC) d. Stone (C) 8-1
135: Oney (SC) d. Clark (Mv) 5-2
140: Tessari (Mv) p. Donnersbach (P) :53
145: Workman (WR) p. Horn (P) 1:04
152: Ferber (SC) p. Hall (C) 4:36
160: Montgomery (C) d. Ringenberg (Mv) 10-3
171: Phillips (Mv) by forfeit
189: Wilken (Mv) d. Livengood (SP) 3-0
215: Whisler (C) d. Boyd (WR) 3-1
285: Endicott (C) d. Martin (Map.) 2-0
103: Cunningham (NL) p. Eldridge (P) :26
112: Durbin (C) d. Black (Map.) 5-0
119: Griffith (WR) p. West (SC) :29
125: Stone (C) d. Blanton (SC) 9-2
130: Amburgy (NL) p. Foster (P) :19
135: Grys (WR) p. J. Amburgy (NL) 1:41
140: Reed (NL) d. Wilford (C) 4-1
145: Tonelli (Mv) d. Crum (SP) 7-5
152: Ramage (WR) p. Syverson (Mv) 2:05
160: Keathley (NL) p. Bivins (WR) 5:11
171: Beers (P) maj. dec. Bishop (C) 12-1
189: Petroff (C) maj. dec. Fritz (WR) 10-1
215: White (Map.) p. Parsons (P)
285: Hamons (Mv) p. Riley (WR) :40