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