VANDALIA – Butler wrestling recognized its seniors Saturday, Jan. 30 as the team took a split decision on the night, beating Xenia 49-18 but losing to Versailles 44-19.
Prior to the match, the program recognized five seniors and their parents: Holly Simones, Erin Kroeker, Trevor Kovacs, Dustin Stevenson and Walker James.
Several Aviators won both of their matches. At the 106 weight class, David Jobe won by a 4-2 decision over Jacob Poling of Versailles and by a Fall at 2:12 over Xenia’s Matt Henrichsen. Josh Suddeth, 113 weight class, won in a 4-0 decision over Versailles’ Marcus Marshal and by forfeit with Xenia.
Also winning two matches on the night were: 120-Bailey Suddeth Dec. 17-12, Maj Dec. 11-1, 145-Nick Coyle Maj Dec. 12-3, Fall 1:16, 152-Ethan Cyrette Dec. 10-6, Fall 5:44, 170-Walker James Dec. 10-6, Fall 6:00.
Also winning for the Aviators, 120-Michael Brandt over Xenia Fall 1:15, 138-Mason Mottler over Xenia Fall 3:28 and 160-Dustin Stevenson over Xenia Dec. 11-5.
The Aviators head to the GWOC Championships at Trent Arena starting Friday, Feb. 5