Varsity Wrestling · Six Titans Advance to OHSAA District Tournament

Six Berea-Midpark wrestlers remain in contention for state titles after the OHSAA Sectional Tournament at St Edward High School today. Shane Heil (138 lbs), Brian Kennedy (145), Spencer Reardon (152), Issac DiVincenzo (160), Zach Porch (195) and Daniel Yu (285) each advanced in their weight class.

Finishing in fifth place on the day were Keith Gibson (120), Ian Taylor (126), Hunter Schrefler (132) and Alex DiVincenzo (182) who will serve as alternates next weekend.

Sixty-five percent of Berea-Midpark’s 17 wins were accompanied by bonus points with a team total of one major decision and eleven pins.

The Titans (141.0) finished slotted second in the team standings; six points ahead of Westlake (135.0) and behind sectional champion St. Edward (328.5).

Heil on a Mission
Senior Titan Shane Heil made short work of his sectional opponents, spending a total time on the mat of two minutes and 50 seconds in his two bouts.  The 138-pounder pinned Cleveland Heights sophomore Duran Brown in 1:10 in the semifinal match before pinning St Edward sophomore Matt Durbin in the finals in one minute and 40 seconds.

No. 7 Seed DiVincenzo surprises 160 lb weight class
Seeded no. 7 in the 160 lb weight class in the St. Edward sectional, Isaac DiVincenzo turned heads Saturday afternoon on the mat.  The sophomore opened the quarterfinals with a 3-0 decision over no. 2 seed Kaden Pulley from Maple Heights.  DiVincenzo found his way into the championship match after pinning no. 3 seed Cole Yuhas from Westlake in 3:59 in the semifinals.  His luck would run out when DiVincenzo fell to one of the top wrestlers in the country and Ohio State commit, Padraic Gallagher from St Edward in a first round pin.

The Titans will travel to Perrysburg High School for the OHSAA District Tournament on Friday March 5th and Saturday March 6th.

Complete Bout Results
120 lbs | Keith Gibson (5th place – Alternate)
Quarterfinals | Sean Seefeldt (SED) def. Keith Gibson (BMHS) | PIN, 0:51
Consolation Semifinals | Joshua Lampa (NORM) def. Keith Gibson (BMHS) | PIN, 0:56

126 lbs | Ian Taylor (5th place – Alternate)
Quarterfinals | Vontez Tyus (MHT) def. Iant Taylor (BMHS) | PIN, 2:31
Consolation Semifinals | Jacob Lampa (NORM) def. Ian Taylor (BMHS) | PIN, 0:55
5th Place Match | Ian Taylor (BMHS) def. Colin Martens (NOHS) | PIN, 1:21

132 lbs | Hunter Shrefler (5th place – Alternate)
Quarterfinals | Abijah Cummings-Byrd (MHT) def. Hunter Shrefler (BMHS) | PIN, 1:29
Consolation Rd 1 | Hunter Shrefler (BMHS) def. Benjamin Cloud (CHE) | PIN, 0:32
Consolation Semifinals | Mahdi Shoman (NOHS) def. Hunter Shrefler (BMHS) | D, 4-0
5th Place Match | Hunter Shrefler (BMHS) def. Abijah Cummings-Byrd (MHT) | PIN, 1:30

138 lbs | Shane Heil (1st Place – Qualifier)
Semifinals | Shane Heil (BMHS) def. Duran Brown (CHE) | PIN, 1:10
Championship Match | Shane Heil (BMHS) def. Matt Durbin (SED) | PIN, 1:40

145 lbs | Brian Kennedy (3rd Place – Qualifier)
Quarterfinals | Brian Kennedy (BMHS) def. Terry Murphy (MHT) | PIN, 2:39
Semifinals | Nathan Frost (NORM) def. Brian Kennedy (BMHS) | PIN, 2:31
Consolation Semifinals | Brian Kennedy (BMHS) def. Alex Cummings (CHE) | MD, 10-0
3rd Place Match | Brian Kennedy (BMHS) def. Spencer Ammons (NOHS) | D, 9-4

152 lbs | Spencer Reardon (4th Place – Qualifier)
Quarterfinals | Aiden Ashburn (WHS) def. Spencer Reardon (BMHS) | MD, 19-5
Consolation Semifinals | Spencer Reardon (BMHS) def. Christian Edge (MHT) | D, 5-0
3rd Place Match | Aiden Ashburn (WHS) def. Spencer Reardon (BMHS) | MD, 13-2

160 lbs | Isaac DiVincenzo (2nd Place – Qualifier)
Quarterfinals | Isaac DiVincenzo (BMHS) def. Kaden Pulley (MHT) | D, 3-0
Semifinals | Isaac DiVincenzo (BMHS) def. Cole Yuhas (WHS) | PIN, 3:59
Championship Match | Padraic Gallagher (SED) def. Isaac DiVincenzo (BMHS) | PIN, 1:25

170 lbs | Dhillon Powell
Quarterfinals | Curtis Jenkins (MHT) def. Dhillon Powell (BMHS) | TF, 17-2
Consolation Rd 1 | Dan Keenan (WHS) def. Dhillon Powell (BMHS) | PIN, 2:03

182 lbs | Alex DiVincenzo (5th Place – Alternate)
Quarterfinals | Nistor Krizan (LAK) def. Alex DiVincenzo (BMHS) | PIN, 2:37
Consolation Rd 1 | Alex DiVincenzo (BMHS) def. Duwon Williams (MHT) | PIN, 0:08
Consolation Semifinals | Gavin Beasley (NOHS) def. Alex DiVincenzo (BMHS) | MD, 12-3
5th Place Match | Alex DiVincenzo (BMHS) def. Ben Price (PAR) | PIN, 2:50

195 lbs | Zach Porch (2nd Place – Qualifier)
Semifinals | Zach Porch (BMHS) def. Kent Albert (NOHS) | PIN, 1:20
Championship Match | Aris Dashiell (SED) def. Zach Porch (BMHS) | SV 02-01

220 lbs | Tre Perry
Quarterfinals | Jacob Yaeger (NOHS) def. Tre Perry (BMHS) | PIN, 0:40
Consolation Semifinals | Delroy Richards (CHE) def. Tre Perry (BMHS) | D, 7-6
5th Place Match | Mumu Salti (LAK) def. Tre Perry (BMHS) | Default

285 lbs | Daniel Yu (2nd Place – Qualifier)
Quarterfinals | Daniel Yu (BMHS) def. Kyler Miller (NORM) | PIN, 3:47
Semifinals | Daniel Yu (BMHS) def. Gaven Carmichael (WHS) | D, 4-2
Championship Match | Michael Kilbane (SED) def. Daniel Yu (BMHS) | PIN, 3:00