Versailles wrestlers first in McCracken Invitational


Sidney’s Purk wins 195-pound class

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Sidney’s Jac Beatty maintains control of Lima Shawnee’s Bailey Young at Sidney Middle School Saturday. Beatty went on to win the match and and finish second in the 285-pound weight class in the McCracken Invitational.

Sidney’s Jac Beatty maintains control of Lima Shawnee’s Bailey Young at Sidney Middle School Saturday. Beatty went on to win the match and and finish second in the 285-pound weight class in the McCracken Invitational.


Staff report

Sidney Middle School was the site of the McCracken Wrestling Invitational Saturday.

There were 12 teams in town for the competition, and when it was over, the Versailles Tigers were the clear-cut winners, finishing with 292.5 points to 226.5 for runner-up Miami East.

Sidney was fifth with 169.

Leading the Yellow Jackets was Javon Purk, who finished first in the 195-pound weight class with a perfect 5-0 record. All five wins came by pin, in 3:35, 0:52, 0:31, 1:37, and then in 1:34 in the championship match.

Teammate Jac Beatty placed second in the 285-pound class. He had a 17-4 major decision, a 1-0 decision and a pin in 5:48. He lost in the finals on a 7-1 decision.

Seth Vonderhuevel was fourth at 220 pounds and had two pins, in 1:24 and 1:26, in his first two matches.

In the 195-pound class won by Purk, teammate Brad Blosser was fourth and had three wins on the day. Two came via the pin in 1:24 and 1:25, and he also won a tough 11-10 decision.

Seth Miller was fourth at 182, winning three straight after losing his first match. The wins were all by pin in 5:13, 1:55 and 59 seconds.

Will Wallace of Sidney took third place in the 160-pound class. He won his first match on a 48-second pin, then followed that up with 10-4 and 12-10 decisions, and a pin in 2:51 in the match for third.

For Versailles, Marcus Marshal won the 113-pound class with a 2-0 record. He had pins in 1:38 and 3:51.

Teammate Corey Dieringer won the 160-pound class with a 5-0 mark. He had a 3:38 pin in his first match, followed by a 14-8 decision, a pin in 1:00 and a 14-4 decision. In the finals he beat a Mason wrestler 2-1 for a hard-earned championship.

Jerome Bey also brought home a championship, in the 182-pound finals. All five wins came by pin, in 57 seconds, 32 seconds, 3:29, 1:01 and 1:46 in the finals.

At 120, Preston Platfoot was third with a 4-1 record. He had four pins, in 2:12, 4:56, 3:07 and 3:24.

Steve Mangen was third at 126, winning by a pin in 3:50 and by a 5-3 decision.

At 132, Kyle Wuebker was fourth. He pinned in 3:40 and 0:58 in his first two matches.

Tanner Bey was runner-up at 138. He pinned in 1:25 in his first match, then won a 16-5 major decision. He followed that with a 16-1 technical fall and an 11-3 major decision before falling 5-0 in the champioinship match.

Tyler Gigandet was fourth at 145, and Nathan Henry third at 152. Henry had a 55-second pin and a 7-0 decision, and after a loss, won a 6-3 decision in the match for third.

Jacob Rismiller at 195 placed third. He had pins of 1:06, 5:14 and 23 seconds.

Kyle Gigandet at 220 pounds was second. He won 10-1 then had three straight pins before losing on a 2:34 pin in the final match.

Final team standings — 1. Versailles 292.5, 2. Miami East 226.5, Mason 195, 4. Miamisburg 179, 5. Sidney 169, 6. Dayton Christian 168.5, 7. Ben Logan 116.5, 8. Van Wert 93.5, 9. Northridge 82, 10. Lima Shawnee 51.5, 11 (tie). Dayton Dunbar 6, Columbus Africentric 6.

Sidney’s Jac Beatty maintains control of Lima Shawnee’s Bailey Young at Sidney Middle School Saturday. Beatty went on to win the match and and finish second in the 285-pound weight class in the McCracken Invitational.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/12/web1_SDN120715SidWrestle.jpgSidney’s Jac Beatty maintains control of Lima Shawnee’s Bailey Young at Sidney Middle School Saturday. Beatty went on to win the match and and finish second in the 285-pound weight class in the McCracken Invitational.
Sidney’s Purk wins 195-pound class

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