Aviator wrestlers win Sectional Tournament and send nine to District


The Butler Aviators dominated their sectional tournament and advanced nine wrestlers to this weekend’s District tournament at Trent Arena in Kettering.


Contributed photo

Jansen Love wrestled at 170 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Matt Verdes wrestled at 106 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Ronnie Pietro wrestled at 120 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Bailey Suddeth wrestled at 126 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Nick Coyle wrestled at 160 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Mason Motter wrestled at 152 pounds.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

CENTERVILLE — The Butler Aviator wrestling team continued its strong season by rolling to a sectional tournament championship at Centerville High School last Friday and Saturday. Butler scored 212.5 points to easily outdistance second place Springboro who had 166.5 points. Centerville was third with 162 points.

More importantly, the Aviators qualified nine wrestlers to the District tournament. Wrestlers qualified by placing in the top four in their weight class.

Matt Verdes (106 pounds), Logan Hoskins (113), Ronnie Pietro (120), Jestin Love (138), Nick Coyle (160), and Jansen Love (170) all won championships in their perspective weight classes.

Also qualifying to district was Bailey Suddeth (2nd, 126 pounds), Ethan Cyrette (2nd, 182), and Dylan Sagers (4th, 220).

Mason Motter placed sixth but did not advance.

Butler will compete in the Division I District Championships at Fairmont High School in Kettering on Friday and Saturday March 3-4. Wrestling begins Friday at 4 p.m.

On Saturday, wrestling begins at 10 a.m. Finals will begin at 6 p.m. Trent Arena will be cleared before finals begin and a new ticket will be required.

The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

The Butler Aviators dominated their sectional tournament and advanced nine wrestlers to this weekend’s District tournament at Trent Arena in Kettering.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_Butler-Wrestling-Sectional.jpgThe Butler Aviators dominated their sectional tournament and advanced nine wrestlers to this weekend’s District tournament at Trent Arena in Kettering. Contributed photo

Jansen Love wrestled at 170 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_9.jpgJansen Love wrestled at 170 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Matt Verdes wrestled at 106 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_24.jpgMatt Verdes wrestled at 106 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Ronnie Pietro wrestled at 120 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_50.jpgRonnie Pietro wrestled at 120 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Bailey Suddeth wrestled at 126 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_70.jpgBailey Suddeth wrestled at 126 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Nick Coyle wrestled at 160 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_110.jpgNick Coyle wrestled at 160 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Mason Motter wrestled at 152 pounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/02/web1_118.jpgMason Motter wrestled at 152 pounds. Photo by Darrell Wacker | Civitas Media

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

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