Aviators are State-bound


Record-tying five wrestlers advance to State

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com



Nick Coyle placed fourth and qualified for State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.

Nick Coyle placed fourth and qualified for State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Ron Nunnari | AIM Media Midwest

Ethan Cyrette placed fifth at 170 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Josh Suddeth placed sixth at 113 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Logan Hoskins placed fourth and qualified for State at 120 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Jestin Love placed second and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Jansen Love placed fourth and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Ron Nunnari | AIM Media Midwest

Mason Motter wrestled at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Matt Motter wrestles at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Ronnie Pietro won the 132 pound weight class and advanced to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Bailey Suddeth with fifth at 125 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.


Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Logan Hoskins, Ronnie Pietro, Jansen Love, Jestin Love, and Nick Coyle will compete at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament beginning on Thursday.


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KETTERING — After the Butler wrestling team blew through the sectional tournament and sent 10 wrestlers to District, coach Mark Peck said his team would face its toughest test of the season.

Butler responded well, though, as the Aviators tied a school record and advanced five wrestlers to the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Tournament.

Butler placed fourth in the District with 128 points. LaSalle was first with 229, Elder second with 156, and Mason third with 132.

Ronnie Pietro led the Aviators by winning the District title at 132 pounds. Pietro pinned Phillip Hutchins of Princeton at 1:43 in his opening match and then defeated Seth Taylor of Western Brown by a 9-3 decision to advance to the semifinals.

There he defeated Sam Glassco of Mason 3-1. In the finals, he outlasted Jordan Ward of Moeller 3-1 in sudden victory.

Sophomore Jestin Love placed second at 152 pounds. He won his first match in a major decision 14-0 over Eli Newburg of Northmont. In the quarterfinals, he got another major decision with an 11-0 victory over Connor Beermann of Fairfield.

He then defeated Centerville’s Drew Weichers by a 6-2 decision. He fell in the championship round to Wayne’s Jordan Hardrick by a 5-1 decision.

Logan Hoskins qualified by placing fourth at 120 pounds. He won his first match over Princeton’s Elijah Jackson with a pin at 2:26. He advanced to the semifinals with another pin, this time of Trevor Landon of Fairborn in 1:08.

In the semis, he fell to eventual champion Antoine Allen of Lasalle in a narrow 12-11 decision. In the consolation bracket, Hoskins defeated Cristian Chavez of Lakota East in a 10-4 decision but had to settle for fourth after falling to Springboro’s Mason Kleinberg 7-2.

Senior Jansen Love also qualified by placing fourth. Wrestling at 182 pounds, he pinned Loveland’s Drew Vanderhorst in 5:54 and then defeated Mark Sannella of Kings in a 13-6 decision.

Love fell to eventual champion Blake Wilson of Lasalle in a 7-0 decision. In the consolation bracket, he defeated Western Brown’s Dylan Mosher with a pin in 2:14 but fell to Elder’s Charles Sanders by a 5-1 decision.

Nick Coyle was Butler’s other state qualifier. Wrestling at 195 pounds, Coyle earned a pin at 2:19 over Springfield’s Tressel Cochran and then defeated Jeremy Beamer of Loveland by a 4-3 score. He fell in the semis to Northmont’s Dylan Moran 10-8 in sudden victory.

In the consolation bracket, Coyle defeated Max Boyle of Harrison 7-4 before falling to LaSalle’s Michael Baker.

Other placers for the Aviators were Bailey Suddeth (126) and Ethan Cyrette (170) who placed fifth and Josh Suddeth (113) who placed sixth.

Butler’s state qualifiers will compete beginning Thursday, March 8 at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University. The championship preliminaries begin at 5:35 p.m. with the consolation round starting at 8:25 p.m.

The tournament continues on Friday with the quarterfinals at 11:20 a.m., consolation round 2 at 1:40, and semifinals and consolation quarterfinals beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Consolation semifinals begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Parade of Champions is at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Championship matches at 5:45 p.m.

Nick Coyle placed fourth and qualified for State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_Coyle.jpgNick Coyle placed fourth and qualified for State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Ron Nunnari | AIM Media Midwest

Ethan Cyrette placed fifth at 170 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_EthanCyrette.jpgEthan Cyrette placed fifth at 170 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Josh Suddeth placed sixth at 113 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_JoshSuddeth.jpgJosh Suddeth placed sixth at 113 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Logan Hoskins placed fourth and qualified for State at 120 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_LoganHoskins.jpgLogan Hoskins placed fourth and qualified for State at 120 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Jestin Love placed second and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_Love-152.jpgJestin Love placed second and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Jansen Love placed fourth and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_Love-182.jpgJansen Love placed fourth and qualified to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Ron Nunnari | AIM Media Midwest

Mason Motter wrestled at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_MasonMotter.jpgMason Motter wrestled at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Matt Motter wrestles at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_MattMotter.jpgMatt Motter wrestles at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Ronnie Pietro won the 132 pound weight class and advanced to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_Pietro.jpgRonnie Pietro won the 132 pound weight class and advanced to State at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Bailey Suddeth with fifth at 125 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_BSuddeth.jpgBailey Suddeth with fifth at 125 pounds at the Southwest District Wrestling Tournament held at Fairmont High School. Photo by Darrell Wacker | AIM Media Midwest

Logan Hoskins, Ronnie Pietro, Jansen Love, Jestin Love, and Nick Coyle will compete at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament beginning on Thursday.
https://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/03/web1_District-wrestling.jpgLogan Hoskins, Ronnie Pietro, Jansen Love, Jestin Love, and Nick Coyle will compete at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament beginning on Thursday. Contributed photo
Record-tying five wrestlers advance to State

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

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

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

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