WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy wrestling team placed 10th out of 18 teams Saturday afternoon at the 2013 McDonald’s Invitational held at Miami Trace High School in Fayette County.
The Blue Devils posted a team score of 122 points and had six different grapplers finish in the top-eight of their respective weight classes, although GAHS had zero divisional champions at the event.
Gallia Academy’s top efforts came from Mark Allen in the 170-pound division and Briggs Shoemaker in the 195 weight class, as each senior placed third overall in their respective divisions. Cole Tawney was also fourth overall in the 120 weight class.
John Byus earned a fifth-place finish in the 220-pound division, while Scott Warren was seventh overall in the heavyweight division. Griffon McKinniss was also eighth in the 182-pound weight class.
Sheridan won the team title with a score of 280 points, followed by runner-up Miami Trace with 274 points. Washington Court House (244), Amanda-Clearcreek (234) and Athens (196.5) rounded out the top-five team spots.
Weight class champions included Levi Congleton (Warren) at 106, Trent Duffy (Miami Trace) at 113, Billy Shannon (Amanda-Clearcreek) at 120, Brian Carter (Bethel-Tate) at 126, Chip Ratcliff (Bethel-Tate) at 132, Cory Abdella (Athens) at 138, Tye Smith (Washington Court House) at 145, Russell Miller (Miami Trace) at 152, Travis Grooms (Miami Trace) at 160, Jason Tipton (Amanda-Clearcreek) at 170, R.J. Waugh (Sheridan) at 182, Darren Scott (Sheridan) at 195, Devin King (Sheridan) at 220, and Hayden Bottorff (Miami Trace) at 285 pounds.
Complete results of the 2013 Miami Trace McDonald’s Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com