Wrestling seasons open this weekend for West Holmes teams

Wrestling seasons open this weekend for West Holmes teams

Believe it or not, the 2022-23 season for the West Holmes wrestling program begins this weekend with all four levels — high school varsity and varsity “B,” middle school, and elementary — stepping onto the mats for their lid lifters.

High school varsity

What: Bobcats Invitational Tournament

Where: Gene Ford Gymnasium, Cambridge High School, Cambridge

When: Saturday at 9 a.m.

Participating teams: 16 (unavailable)

Competition format: pool to bracket

2021 WHHS team results: sixth of 16 teams

2021 WHHS returning individual placers: Mason Taylor (third), Blake Norman (third), Grady Toye (fifth), Cole Porter (seventh) and Gabe Averbukh (seventh)

High school varsity “B”

What: Blue Streaks Junior Varsity Duals Invitational

When: Saturday at 10 a.m.

Where: Main Gym, Lake High School, Uniontown

Participating teams: Canal Fulton Northwest, Canton McKinley, North Canton Hoover, Norton, Painesville Riverside, Ravenna, Richfield Revere, Uniontown Lake, West Holmes and Willoughby South

Competition format: dual matches

2021 WHHS team results: no team scoring

2021 WHHS returning individual results: Cylie Couch (2-1)

Middle school

What: Cougars Invitational Tournament

When: Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Main Gym, Crestview High School, Olivesburg

Participating teams: Ashland Crestview, Ashland Mapleton, Bellville Clear Fork, Cardington-Lincoln, Dalton, Elyria, Lexington, Mansfield, Marysville, Monroeville, Ontario, Plymouth, Powell Olentangy Liberty, Shelby and West Holmes

Competition format: bracket

2021 team results: fifth of 16 teams

2022 returning individual placers: Wyatt Garens (sixth) and Chris Williams (sixth)

Elementary Attack Team

What: OYWA Mid-Ohio Division Duals

When: Sunday at 9 a.m.

Where: Main Gym, Madison Comprehensive High School, Mansfield

Participating teams: Attack Team versus Madison Comprehensive (9 a.m.), Mansfield (10 a.m.) and Orrville (11 a.m.)

Competition format: duals

2021 results: Madison Comprehensive, 48; Attack Team, 37; and Mansfield and Orrville, did not wrestle

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