On Saturday, February 24, ten Irish wrestlers kept their post season alive and punched their ticket to the District Tournament to be held at Alliance High School on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3.
The Irish finished third as a team with 187.5 points, behind first place CVCA (218.5) and second place Woodridge (191.5). STVM had six wrestlers in the finals and were led by Luke Wymer at 138# who captured his 4th career sectional title along with David Johnson (160#) and David Heath (182#) who each also won sectional titles. Three STVM wrestlers wrestled in the finals but finished 2nd – Dierre Clayton (106#), Hunter Olson (126#), and Jake Potok (145#) who lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds of the ultimate tie breaker overtime period to Justin West of CVCA. In addition to the six finalists, the other four wrestlers to place and move on to Alliance were Sam Vansickle (4th at 120#), Ed Suber (3rd at 132#), Jared Musci (4th at 152#), and Adam Neill (3rd at 285#).
The wrestling season continues this weekend at Alliance High School with the OHSAA Division 2 NE District Tournament. Wrestling starts on Friday at 3 PM and will continue until approximately 9 PM. Wrestling will resume Saturday at 9:30 AM. Semifinals will start at approximately Noon. Finals at 5 PM.