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Newhouse and Rodriguez Win State Titles as Team Finishes 3rd

The Perry Wrestling team finished 3rd overall at the State Tournament.  This was the 13th straight year that the team finished in the top 3.  Perry qualified 7 wrestlers to this year’s state tournament.  Jake Newhouse won his first state wrestling championship while Jose Rodriguez captured his second state championship.  Nick Steed finished in 2nd place.  Jason Spencer finished in 6th place.  Brady Durieux and Matt Carrick placed 7th and 8th respectively.  Emil Soehnlen was also a qualifier in this year’s state tournament in his freshman season.

Wrestling Team Takes 2nd at District and Qualifies 7 to State

District WrestlingThe Perry Wrestling team competed at Mentor over the weekend in the District Tournament.  The team finished runner-up to Brecksville and scored 157 points overall.  The team qualified 7 individuals to the State Individual Tournament.

District Finish Weight Class
Jake Newhouse 2nd 120lbs
Jose Rodriguez 1st 126lbs
Jason Spencer 1st 132lbs
Emil Soehnlen 4th 138lbs
Nick Steed 2nd 145lbs
Brady Durieux 1st 195lbs
Matt Carrick 4th 285lbs

Newhouse, Rodriguez, and Steed each finished runner-up at the State Tournament last year.  Rodriguez won the year prior.  Spencer finished 7th last year.  Soehnlen and Carrick are first time qualifiers as a freshman and sophomore respectively.

Perry Wrestling Will Be Featured on TV

The Perry Wrestling team will be included in the next episode of High School Sports Insider.  The show will air on Broadcast TV on WBNX TV, The CW, Sunday at noon.  If you have Time Warner Cable it will air on the Time Warner Cable SportsChannel multiple times.  You can check show times here.  It will also be available a week later to watch online for free at www.citybeat-tv.com.

Team Wins 21st Federal League Title, 17th Consecutive

The Perry Wrestling Team won their 21st Federal League Championship with a 41-26 win against Lake.  This was the 17th consecutive Federal League Championship as well.

Perry-41, Lake 26

106 – Kyle Gruber (MP) pinned Cameron Shelton :46
113 – Zac McCauley (MP) win by forfeit
120 – Jake Newhouse (MP) pinned Zac Nolan :59
126 – Jose Rodriguez (MP) pinned Tyler Whitmeyer 2:56
132 – Jason Spencer (MP) dec. Joey Oswald 6-2
138 – Emil Soehnlen (MP) dec. Michael Nagy 3-2
145 – Zac Carson (LK) maj. dec. Gary Define 15-7
152 – Nick Steed (MP) maj. dec. David Masch 19-1
160 – Matt DeGroff (LK) dec. Logan Lacourt 11-3
170 – Andrew McNally (LK) pinned Zac Blackiston :19
182 – Dominic Vitrano (LK) dec. Pedro Baleon 6-2
195 – Grant Martin (LK) pinned Pedro Baleon :29
220 – Marcus Mather (LK) pinned Jarod Brown :41
285 – Matt Carrick (MP) win by forfeit

Varsity Gold Wins All Duals at Central Catholic

Congratulations to the varsity gold wrestling team for winning all their duals at Canton Central Catholic Saturday! Undefeated individuals were, Cullen Kopan, Logan Riley, Seth Brand, Nick Myers, and Adam Gregorie.  Perry defeated Canton South, Central, Jackson, Malvern and Tusky Valley.

Team Wins Delaware Hayes Tournament to Cap Busy Week

The Panther Wrestlers traveled to Delaware, Ohio Saturday to participate in the 12th Annual Delaware Hayes Riemann Invitational Tournament.  Our panthers came away with the team title.  Taking firsts for Perry were, Jake Newhouse, Jose Rodriguez, Jason Spencer and Nick Steed.  It was an all around great tournament from all of our wrestlers.

The team defeated Jackson in Federal League action on Thursday 44-19.  On Wednesday Night they beat McKinley 82-0 and Louisville 65-9 in the State Regional preliminaries of the State Team Dual Tournament.  The team hosts the next round of the tournament on Wednesday against Massillon and Lake.

Team Picks Up Big Wins Over McKinley and Louisville in State Dual Tournament

The Perry wrestling team won their first round of regional preliminaries of the Ohio State Dual Tournament against McKinley with a score of 82-0! Winners for the team were:

Kyle Gruber 106lbs
Zac McCaulley 113lbs
Logan Riley 120lbs
Jake Newhouse 126lbs
Jose Rodriguez 132lbs
Jason Spencer 138lbs
Emil Soehnlen 145lbs
Nick Steed 152lbs
Logan Lacourt 160lbs
Max Baker 170lbs
Pedro Baleon 182lbs
Brady Durieux 195lbs
Jarod Brown 220lbs
Matt Carrick 285lbs

The panthers then advanced to the regional quarterfinals where they defeated Louisville 65-9! Winning their individual matches were:

Zac McCaulley 113lbs
Logan Riley 120lbs
Jake Newhouse 126lbs
Jose Rodriguez 132lbs
Jason Spencer 138lbs
Emil Soehnlen 145lbs
Nick Steed 152lbs
Logan Lacourt 160lbs
Max Baker 170lbs
Pedro Baleon 182lbs
Brady Durieux 195lbs
Matt Carrick 285lbs

Varsity Gold Wins Terry Munroe Memorial Tournament

The Perry Varsity Gold wrestling team won the Terry Munroe Memorial Tournament with 618 points after trailing after the first day by 78 points. North Olmsted took third with 487 points, and Brookside took second with 609. Taking first for the panthers was Gary Define accompanied by Logan Riley, Chase Overholt, Jake Little, Zach Blackiston, and Adam Gregoire as runner ups.