Submitted photo The Mount Vernon Killer Bees wrestling team will take 35 athletes to at least one of the two state tournaments available for them this month. Team members are, front row from left, Daxton Chase, Carter Chase, Cody Matthews, Conner Smith, Anwar Alli and Brock Stute; Middle row, Camden Firebaugh, Jaden Griffith, Dash Lepley, Lem Reynolds, Colton Spurgeon, David McClelland, Drake Cerny, Sam Mentzer, Brock Blankenhorn and Chase Bowyer; Back row, Triston Bowens, Brice Schott, Brice Moreland, Spencer Enderle, R.J. Snyder, Jack Weaver, Brant Moreland, Gabe Harmon, Ryan Tiell, Hunter Clemons, Christian Miller and Julien Griffith. Not pictured: Connor Dailey, Logan Ellis, Wyatt Gregory, Dylan Hartman, Ayden Reyes, Max Van Fossen, Logan Tate and Skylar Davis.
MOUNT VERNON — A pair of state wrestling tournaments are about to be invaded by a swarm.
The Mount Vernon Killer Bees Wrestling Club will end it seventh season by taking a record 35 wrestlers to at least one of the two final state tournaments available. That’s the most the organization has ever sent to state.
“This has been the most successful year we’ve ever had,” program director Brock Evans said.
The Killer Bees qualified 25 for the Ohio Athletic Committee state tournament, which will be held in Youngstown today and Sunday. Nineteen wrestlers qualified for the OHway state tournament, which will take place in Tiffin on March 22 and 23.
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