Long falls short of placing


Staff report

The outstanding senior season in wrestling by Lehman 195-pounder Wyatt Long came to an end in the Division 3 State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus on Friday.

Long started off the tournament against the projected state champion in his weight class, and lost a tough 6-1 decision, but he came back in the consolations to dominate Nathan Price of Galion Northmor in a 17-2 technical fall.

That put him in the match to place against John Kelbly of Smithville. But Kelbly controlled the match and won 9-1.

Long finished the season with a 43-10 record.

Also in D-3, Versailles had three wrestlers in action.

At 145, Tanner Bey won his first match 0-4, then lost 9-5 in the second round. He then lost 5-3 in his next match and finished the season 44-10.

Jonathan Moorman at 170 pounds won his first match with a 16-7 major decision, before losing 9-3 in his next match. He then lost in the consolation round 5-1 to finish the season 37-13.

At 182, senior Jerome Bey is assured a place after his performance. He won his first match 4-3, then lost 5-1. But he came back to win 6-4 in his next match to assure himself a spot on the podium. He is 38-11 on the season.