NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Gallia Academy and Meigs came away with respective finishes of fifth and 15th during the 2016 Nelsonville-York Wrestling Invitational held Saturday at NYHS in Athens County.
The Blue Devils had seven top-six efforts en route to scoring 191 team points, while the Marauders had two top-six finishes on their way to 68 points. Caledonia River Valley won the 17-team event with 282 total points, while NYHS (231), Northwestern (219.5) and Washington Court House (197) rounded out the top five spots.
Caleb Greenlee was the only local to win his division as the GAHS sophomore captured the 106-pound title. Juniors Jared Stevens (120) and Hunter Jacks (160) also placed second in their respective weight classes for the Blue Devils.
Sophomore Kyle Greenlee (113), senior Ryan Terry (170) and senior Justin Reynolds (182) all earned third place efforts withing their divisions, while freshman Derek Johnson was sixth overall at 145 pounds.
Sophomore Nathaniel Gearheart had the top finish for Meigs after placing third overall at 138 pounds. Junior Trae Hood was also fifth in the 195 weight class.
Jonathan Alder, Ready, Northwestern and the host Buckeyes each came away with two weight class champions. GAHS, Maysville, Washington Court House, Caledonia River Valley, Bloom Carroll and Buckeye Valley also earned one championship apiece.
Gallia Academy returns to action Wednesday when it travels to Logan for a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League contest. Meigs returns to action Saturday when it travels to Amanda for the Jeff Arndt Classic.
Complete results of the 2016 Nelsonville-York Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.