Versailles OHSWCA Dual District Wrestling Champions

Versailles win 2023 OHSWCA District Dual Championship. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

VERSAILLES – The Versailles Tigers the 2023 OHSWCA (Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association) District Dual wrestling title with a come from behind 38-33 championship round win over the Brookville Blue Devils.

Versailles Tigers earn OHSWCA District Dual championship. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We knew going in it was going to be tight,” said Versailles head wrestling coach, AJ Bey. “We left a few go in lower weights but our upper weights stepped up and that is what it’s all about. Wrestling is an individual sport but there is a lot of team involved in it. The kids wrestled well today.”

(Gaylen Blosser photo)

Mechanicsburg defeated Wayne Trace 45-19 in the opening round setting up a second round Mechanicsburg Indians vs Versailles with the Tigers defeating the Indians 49-21 to advance to the championship round.

Brookville defeated the Covington Buccs 55-24 to face Versailles in the final round.

(Gaylen Blosser photo)

Trailing by 18-points early, Versailles battled back to defeat Brookville 38-33 and qualify for the State Championship.

(Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We had a game plan and it didn’t work out,” Bey stated. “Like at 106 we were figuring getting just a decision there, we got pinned so the other kids knew they had to step it up a little bit. A couple guys got bonus points, some pins and some majors so it was a total team effort.”

“We just had to weather the storm a little bit at the bottom,” added Coach Bey. “They have some really good high state caliber kids down at the bottom. “We just had to weather the storm and get to where our hammers are.”

(Gaylen Blosser photo)

Versailles Varsity Wrestling Roster:

106, Trey Huber | sophomore

106, Sam DeLand | freshman

113, Evan Weaver | freshman

120, Isaac Brown | freshman

126, Emmit Demange | sophomore

132, Lane Bergman | junior

138, Luke Batty | senior

138, Brandt Patton | freshman

144, Payton Platfoot | senior

144, Levi Barga | junior

150, Quentin Grillot | sophomore

150, Blake Schmitmeyer | sophomore

157, Dale Petitjean | sophomore

165, Michael Osborne | junior

165, Logan Nerderman | freshman

175, Kane Epperly | senior

190, Ethan Stover | senior

190, Joel Gehret | junior

285, Dalton Johns | freshman

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