Contos, Morgillo were on track to defend state title

Genoa’s defending senior state champions Dustin Morgillo (43-3) and Kevin Contos (43-3) easily ripped through the Division III Northwest District Tournament at Napoleon High School.
Each recorded three falls and a technical fall to pile on 59 points for the Comet matmen.  As a team Genoa finished eighth out of 47 schools. Contos and Morgillo punched their ticket to the state tournament held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University over the weekend.
At the Napoleon district, Morgillo won the 145 pound weight class by pinning Gibsonburg freshman Connor Smith (34-6), who also advanced to state as district runner-up, in 1:13. Contos pinned Edison sophomore Shadrick Stone (51-9) in 1:11 at 152 pounds.
They were to be among 19 area wrestlers guaranteed to advance to state, but unfortunately did not get a chance to wrestle because the Ohio High School Athletic Association “postponed indefinitely” the state wrestling tournament because of the Coronavirus COVID-19.
Clay led the Eastern Maumee Bay Community by sending five wrestlers to the Division I state meet.
Two Clay wrestlers, freshman Micah Medina (38-13) at 106 pounds and junior Jacob Moon (39-3) at 120, were Division I champions at Perrysburg’s district tournament. Medina won his district title by pinning Elyria junior Colin Noel (31-7) in 5:17 and Moon won a 1-0 decision over Elyria sophomore Peyton Fenton (34-5).
At 170, Clay sophomore Tyler Weseman (40-13) advanced to state after finishing second at district, getting pinned in the final by Lakewood St. Edward junior Hudson Hightower (24-5) in 1:38.
Clay sophomore Ty Cobb (39-10) finished third by defeating Brunswick senior Eddie Svastos (3l7-7), 4-2, in the 195 pound district consolation final.
At 132, Clay junior Mike Daly (38-13) advanced to state, finishing fourth at the district tournament, losing by a 9-0 major decision to Whitmer junior Jack Haskin (46-6).
Placing fifth with state alternate status are Clay sophomore Dominico Migliori (36-14, 145 pounds).
Oak Harbor sent four, Eastwood sent three, Genoa and Lake two apiece, and Gibsonburg and Northwood also sent one wrestler each. In addition, Central Catholic had a local wrestler advance to state.
In Division II, Central senior Jacob Jackson (29-5), a Northwood resident, finished as D-II district runner-up, losing by default in the district championship to Wauseon senior Samuel Sosa (41-7).
Oak Harbor junior Wyatt Miller (38-5) won a D-III district championship, winning by default over Carey senior Tanner May (38-2) in the 182 pound title match.
Oak Harbor sophomore Michael Judge (26-13) advanced to state, losing to Edison freshman Max Hermes (58-2) in the 106 pound championship, 3-0.
Like Judge, Oak Harbor senior Mathew Dewitz (42-7) was a district runner-up after getting pinned by Lake senior Antonio Lecki (41-2) in 36 seconds during the 132 pound championship.
At 132, Oak Harbor sophomore Cade Peterson (34-16) finished fourth at district, losing 4-1 in the consolation final to Liberty Center junior Dylan Matthews (44-4).
Eastwood junior Brandon Hahn (48-2) won a 126 pound district title after defeating Antwerp senior Randall Mills (36-8) by a 17-1 technical fall.
At 120, Eastwood sophomore Gavin Owens (45-7) advanced to state after finishing as district runner-up, losing in the championship, 6-3, to Otsego senior Jake Manley (47-0).
Eastwood junior Jimmy Recknagel (40-11) advanced after finishing fourth, losing 10-5 to Mohawk senior Morgan Price (45-9) in the 152 pound consolation final.
For Lake, it was all about the Lecki brothers as Antonio won a quick 132 pound title, and Christian Lecki (38-6), a sophomore, advanced to state after finishing fourth at district, Christian was pinned by Edison sophomore Alec Homan (46-13) in 2:24 during the 120 pound consolation final.
Northwood senior Austin Cole (44-5) finished as district runner-up, losing in the 195 pound championship by a 13-3 major decision to Edison senior Jacob Brewer (54-7).
Alternates, in case someone does not make weight or misses state for another reason, are Oak Harbor junior Tyler Davis (26-7, 113), Lake senior Lucas Wamer (36-13, 132), Woodmore junior Mikey Brzeczek (39-11, 182) and Gibsonburg senior Hunter Smith (40-4, 220).


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