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Bethel-Tate wrestlers win Madeira Invitational

MADEIRA – The Bethel-Tate Tigers travelled to the Madeira Invitational last weekend and returned with some new hardware.

Against competition from across the area, including Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference foes Norwood, Blanchester, Goshen and Clermont Northeastern, the team took the overall championship in the event, beating second-place Reading by 68 points (240.5 to 172.5).

B.J. Ratcliff earned a title for the Tigers in the 170-pound class. Ratcliff pinned Batavia’s Skyar Morgan in his first matched, beat Purcell Marian’s Caleb Marshall 5-3 in the second, and earned the title with a pin of McNicholas’ Jackson Gear.

Jeffrey Botts also earned a championship. He beat Blanchester’s Austin Walker via a tech fall (20-4) before pinning Norwood’s Brennen Wallace. In the championship bout of the 182-pound class, Botts earned a 7-3 victory over Reading’s Baden Pinson.

The Tigers’ third title came in the 195-pound weight class courtesy of Wyatt O’neil. O’neil pinned Withrow’s Kyle Cummings just 33 seconds into their first-round matchup. In the second round, O’Neil pinned Kings’ Nick Conigio and O’Neil won the title with a pin of Hughes’ Terrell Sparks.

A trio of Tigers took home second-place titles. Trey Sander advanced with a pin of Maderia’s Joey Poole and a 10-4 decision over Batavia’s Elijah Waters, but he fell to Reading’s Dustin Robins in the championship match via a pin at the 3:59 mark.

Justin Hixson won a major decision (15-4) over Mariemont’s Drew Goheen and advanced to the title match with a 17-12 win over Yima Nyamor from Wyoming. Taylor’s Damian Walton pinned Hixson at the 5:41 mark of the contest to win the title.

The third Tiger to earn a runner-up finish was Jordan Newberry. Newberry advanced past norwood’s Jeffery Bockelman with a pin and edged Reading’s Trevor Fant 9-7 in his next match. Wyoming’s Justin Shields fell to Newberry via a pin at the 1:19 mark of the match, but Mount Healthy’s Tobias Froehlich won the title in the 160-pound class with a 10-5 decision over Newberry.

Brad Young earned third place in the 120-pound class. He pinned Reading’s Dalton Robins in his first match, but lost to Mount Healthy’s Usuf Dewees via a pin just 56 seconds into his next match, dropping him to the consolation bracket. Young then advanced by pinning Taylor’s Robby Martini and Walnut Hills’ Zach Kershner. A 9-7 decision over Kings’ Matthew Coniglio sent him to the third-place match, where he earned a bit of revenge, pinning Dewees 3:39 mark into their match to earn third place.

Matt Hall also finished third in his weight class. Hall pinned Hughes’ Isreal Carroll and Goshen’s Chad Jarvis before losing a close 12-11 decision to Reading’s Issia Johnson. In the consolation bracket, Hall won a major decision over Carroll before beating Boone County’s Hayden Brothers in the finals.

Kermit Beckworth finished third in the 285-pound class for the Tigers. He pinned Withrow’s Jaishawn Tubbs before losing a 3-1 decision to Kings’ Ricky Brayton. In the consolation bracket, Beckworth beat Batavia’s Jake Pugh via a 7-2 deision before pinning Taylor’s Andrew Proffitt.

Owen Holtke took home a fourth-place finish in the 152-pound class and Kobe Bryant finished sixth.

The Tigers will host a quad-match tonight, January 14, at 5 p.m. Batavia, Blanchester and Turpin are scheduled to be the other three schools at the meet. Bethel-Tate will also host an in-school dual against the Amelia Barons Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m.

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

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