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  • December 28, 2016

    Redskins in 2nd Place at GMVWA Tournament. Six Advance to Day 2


    December 28, 2016

    Fairborn, OH- The Redskin Senior Trio of Jayden Hefner, Tyler Copeland, and Landon Hall led the Wapak matmen to 3rd place in their division and 7th place overall at the two day, 64 Team, Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association's Holiday Tournament at Wright Statute University. In the Team standings, the Skins finished behind Ohio, and national, power Graham Local and Kentucky powerhouse Walton-Verona in the small school division. In the large school division, Dublin Coffman finished atop the leader the leader board. In the overall top 10, Graham finished first followed by Dublin Coffman, Butler, Walton-Verona (KY), Simon Kenton (KY), Northmont, Wapakoneta, Troy Christian, Versailles, and Centerville.

    Individually the Skins were led by Copeland and Hall’s Runner-up finishes and Hefner’s 5th place finish. Copeland advanced to the finals by a win by decision in the quarterfinals and a default victory in the semis before dropping a 9-3 decision to former State-Champ, last year’s runner-up, Oklahoma commit, and nationally ranked Senior Dom Demas of Dublin Coffman. Hall advanced with pinfalls in both the quarters and semis before dropping a 6-3 decision to Graham Sophomore and last year’s State 5th place finisher Johnny Shafer. Both Copeland and Hall finished the tournament 4-1 with 3 pins apiece. Hefner lost his quarterfinals bout to the two-time State Champ, number two ranked nationally, Virginia Tech commit, Junior Mitch Moore of Graham.  After advancing to the consolation semifinals, he dropped a tough 3-1 decision to Kentucky State placer Dante Castellano of Simon Kenton.  In his finals match he defeated Sycamore Mohawk State qualifier Daniel Price 4-1 to secure his 5th place finish. Hefner finished the tournament 4-2 with a pin and a tech fall.

    The remaining three Redskin wrestlers that advanced to day two all finished one match shy of placement. Sophomore Luke Beach dropped a hard fought 2-1 decision to Stebbins David Hasty. He finished the tournament with a 4-2 record and four pins. Freshman Evan Kaeck dropped his quarterfinals match to State placer and Ohio University commit Kavan Sarver of Graham before losing to Versailles’ Jacob Rismiller. He finished the tourney 2-2 with a pair of pins. Senior Ryan Lowden dropped a decision to Dublin Coffman State placer pair Ben Frye before dropping a decision to Seth Douglas of Troy Christian. Both Kaeck and Lowden finished the tournament 2-2 with each picking up a pin along the way.

    The Junior Varsity Skins are in action this Friday at the Versailles Tournament. The Varsity Skins are in action next on January 5th, at home, for a WBL Tri-meet with Bath and Celina. Get out and support your Grapplers.For complete results, check out or follow us on Twitter @wapakwrestling for up to the minute action.


    Large School
    1. Dub. Coffman91.0
    2. Butler84.5
    3. Simon Kenton78.0
    4. Centerville76.5
    5. Northmont71.0
    6. Pick. Central62.0
    7. Miamisburg59.5
    8. Glen Este59.0
    9. Watkins Memorial58.5
    10. Olen. Orange58.0
    12. Hil. Bradley57.0
    13. Lak. West51.0
    14. Edgewood49.5
    15. Troy47.0
    16. Del. Hayes46.0
    17. Campbell Co.45.0
    18. Male43.5
    19. Tecumseh43.0
    20. Stebbins42.0
    21. Princeton40.0
    22. Hudson39.0
    23. Bellefontaine38.0
    24. Wayne35.0
    25. Milford34.0
    26. Anderson33.0
    27. Springfield31.0
    28. Big Walnut30.0
    29. Moore26.0
    31. Xenia22.0
    32. Fairborn17.0
    34. West Carrollton15.0
    35. Newark10.0
    Small School
    1. Graham Local119.0
    2. Wapakoneta67.5
    3. Swanton65.0
    4. Versailles62.0
    5. Walton-Verona60.5
    6. Troy Christian55.0
    7. West Branch53.0
    8. Miami Trace49.0
    9. Upper Sandusky48.5
    10. Milton-Union48.0
    11. Covington47.0
    12. Mohawk44.5
    13. Zane Trace39.0
    14. Williamsburg38.0
    15. Wilmington37.0
    16. Hamilton Township34.0
    17. Hartley33.5
    18. Eaton32.0
    19. Indian Lake29.0
    20. Cham. Julienne27.0
    21. Carroll26.5
    22. Trotwood-Madison24.0
    23. Preble Shawnee23.0
    24. Tippecanoe17.0
    25. Fenwick13.5
    26. Bellbrook13.0
    27. Greeneview11.0
    28. Kenton Ridge10.0
    Sum. Co. Day10.0

    106   Tristan Burton (Del. Hayes) pin Caleb Pyles (Wapak)       2:37

          Mason Boyd (Watkins Memorial) pin Caleb Pyles (Wapak)     1:34 

    113   Aaron Beckman (Milton-Union) pin Keaton Elling (Wapak)    2:14

          Jacob Edwards (Troy Christian) pin Keaton Elling (Wapak)  0:30

          Keaton Elling (Wapak) pin Trevor Landon (Fairborn)        2:30 

    120   Luke Beach (Wapak) pin Agali Radjapov (Moore)             1:37

          Luke Beach (Wapak) pin Alex Brown (Zane Trace)            0:46

          Luke Beach (Wapak) pin Demiri Randle (Trotwood-Madison)   2:58

          Blake Roth (Walton-Verona) dec. Luke Beach (Wapak)        11-4

    126   Mason Lawson (Wayne) pin Darin Dean (Wapak)               4:17

          Darin Dean (Wapak) dec. Zack Hicks (Sidney)                6-5

          Keegan Moran (Hartley) pin Darin Dean (Wapak)             4:59

    132   Jayden Hefner (Wapak) tech. fall Bailey Suddeth (Butler)  16-1

          Jayden Hefner (Wapak) pin* Cole Clyne (Wayne)             2:30

    145   Tyler Copeland (Wapak) pin Brian Howell (Campbell Co.)    0:40

          Tyler Copeland (Wapak) pin Noah Yoesting (Bellefontaine)  2:19

          Tyler Copeland (Wapak) pin Josh Halbakken (Big Walnut)    2:38 

    152   Caleb Hoskins (Troy Christian) dec. Koleman Brown (Wapak) 10-7

          Koleman Brown (Wapak) pin Ben Heggs (Eaton)               1:37

          Aaron Teipe (Walton-Verona) pin Koleman Brown (Wapak)     3:05 

    170   Brendan Johnson (Zane Trace) pin Conner Barnett (Wapak)   4:51

          Jack Anders (Miami Trace) pin Conner Barnett (Wapak)      3:29

    182   Jake Reitz (Hil. Bradley) dec. Cordell Newman (Wapak)      3-2

          Joe Wahl (Glen Este) pin Cordell Newman (Wapak)           2:18

          Cordell Newman (Wapak) maj. dec.* Zach Chandler (Male)    21-8

    195   Evan Kaeck (Wapak) pin Lucas Woolf (West Branch)          4:47

          Evan Kaeck (Wapak) dec.* Nate Jackson (Hartley)            4-1

    220   Landon Hall (Wapak) maj. dec. Greg Wilson (Swanton)       13-5

          Landon Hall (Wapak) pin* Nick Hoskinson (Dub. Coffman)    0:18

    285   Ryan Lowden (Wapak) dec. Cody Melton (Moore)               5-2

          Ryan Lowden (Wapak) pin* Seth Bowman (Eaton)              1:43