The Red Riders completed a grueling two-day event which saw them wrestle 75 matches. When the dust settled, Orrville had four placers and other wrestlers that gained much needed experience. Pacing the Red Riders with 2nd place overall finishes were Wyatt Zimmerman (138) and Austin Warrick (145).
Zimmerman wrestled a tough tournament defeating a state qualifier on his way to the finals. In the finals, Wyatt wrestled a returning state placer, and earned the first takedown before eventually succumbing to his talented opponent.
Warrick overcame an early loss in pool competition and battled back into championship bout by pinning 8 opponents in a row. In the finals, Austin wrestled a two-time state qualifier and lost a close match that went down to the wire 6-4.
Also, placing for the Red Riders were Coddie Phillips (3rd, 285) and Cory Stiffler (4th, 132). Phillips, competing for just the second time this year, garnered a third place finish. He finished the tournament 9-1. Stiffler met some stiff competition and managed to finish fourth.
In an error that was found after the tournament, Jacob Bailey (152) should have wrestled in the 7th and 8th place match, but his victory was incorrectly entered in the tournament computer.
Also earning hard fought victories for the Red Riders were Tyler Smith (160), O’Shea Smith (195), Brady Ayers (220). Nathan Dombroski (152) was forced out of the tournament with an injury, and Zach Traw (126) competed tough as well.