UPPER ARLINGTON — The Butler wrestling team traveled to Upper Arlington High School where the Aviators placed first at the Golden Bear Invitational. Ten wrestlers placed in top four and Jestin Love was voted most outstanding wrestler by the tournament’s coaches.
Placing first were Matt Motter (106 pound weight class), Matt Verdes (113), Logan Hoskins (120), Bailey Suddeth (126), Ronnie Pietro (132), Jestin Love (152), and Jansen Love (182). Placing second were Mason Motter (160) and Ethan Cyrette (170). Placing fourth was Michael Brandt at 138 pounds.
On Friday and Saturday, Butler seniors Pietro and Love will represent Butler as they travel to Walsh Jesuit High School to wrestle in the IronMan. This is the toughest high school tournament in the nation.
JV travels to Wilmington
The Butler JV wrestling team traveled to Wilmington on Saturday. Team scores were not tallied but placing for the Aviators was Brendan McKenzie, Tommy Hicks, DJ Hicks, Kristian Crnoglavac, Clay Burrows, Luke Koehl, Zach Lynn, and Kaden Echeman.
Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.