JACKSON, Ohio — The River Valley and Meigs wrestling teams kicked off their seasons Saturday at the American Legion Post 81 Invitational, hosted by Jackson High School.
The Raiders — who were seventh with a score of 127 — had five top-4 finishers, while the Marauders — who took eighth with a total of 95 — had a quartet of top-4 grapplers.
RVHS freshman Jacob Edwards took home the Raiders’ lone first place finish, going 2-0 to win the 113-pound weight class. Finishing third for the Raiders were junior Grant Gilmore and sophomore Jeremiah Dobbins in the 160 and 132 category respectively. Gilmore went 4-1 overall, while Dobbins was 1-2.
River Valley senior Dakota Doss went 3-2 to take fourth at the 220 level, while Raiders freshman Nathan Michael was 2-2 and claimed fourth in the 170 weight class.
The Marauders were led by junior Trae Hood, who was 4-1 overall and claimed second in the 195-pound weight class. Meigs senior Daniel Hysell claimed third in the 285 category, going 4-1 overall. MHS senior Robert Hoffman was 3-2 at the 126 level, placing him fourth, while sophomore Tyson Still claimed fourth in the 195 weight class, following a 2-2 performance.
Zane Trace, which had four first place finishers, won the invitational with a score of 210.5, followed by McClain with a total 166. The host Ironmen were third with a 165 score, while New Lexington and Vinton County tied for fourth with scores of 160.5.
Complete results of the American Legion Post 81 Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.