HOWARD — Local high school wrestling teams East Knox, Centerburg, Fredericktown, Mount Gilead and Danville participated in the East Knox Invitational on Saturday at East Knox High School.

Centerburg finished ahead of the other local schools with a ninth place finish and 96.5 points. Mount Gilead was 10th with 94 points, and East Knox placed 13th with 45 points. Fredericktown earned 14th with 33 points, and Danville took home 15th with 19 points.

In the 113-pound weight class, Josh Kauila of East Knox placed third out of three wrestlers behind Brennan Nichols of Jonathan Alder in second place and Christian Hunt of Westerville North in first place.

At 120 pounds, Mount Gilead’s Tyler Marriot placed fourth out of five wrestlers behind Elijah Lee of Gahanna-Lincoln in third place, Bryce Morgan of Liberty Union in second place, and Evan O’Connell from Ready in first place.

In the 138-pound weight class, Centerburg’s Donnell Marshall won the meet over five other wrestlers, earning first by decision (2-1) against Joseph Eckelberry of Tri-Valley.

In the 152-pound weight class there were several local placers. Jesus Rubio of Mount Gilead placed third out of six wrestlers by default. Noah Howard of East Knox placed fourth. Fredericktown’s Mason Hoeflich earned fifth.

In the 160-pound weight class, Tanner Hott of Centerburg lost his championship round to Boston Grant of Pleasant by decision (3-0).

At 170 pounds, the Indians’ Andy Williamson earned first place over Pleasant’s Jonah Bibler by major decision (13-1).

In the 182-pound weight class, Garrett George of Mount Gilead placed fourth out of six wrestlers. He placed behind Conner Sparling of Pleasant (third place), Ricky Alli of Gahanna-Lincoln (second place) and Kobe Barnett of Liberty Union (first place).

In the 195-pound weight class, East Knox’s Dyer Williams placed fourth, the Freddies’ Michael Herbst was fifth and Justin Dendinger of Mount Gilead placed sixth out of six wrestlers.

In the 285-pound weight class, Centerburg had a champion in Ross Boyd, who pinned (2:29) Jacob MacLean of Liberty Union.

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