PIT Wrestling Tournament shows power of Perrysburg team

PIT Wrestling Tournament shows power of Perrysburg team

Neela Azizi, Gabi Lemerand, Kennedy Rowley
eSomethin Staff

Perrysburg High School hosted the 48th Annual PIT (Perrysburg Invitational Tournament) Wrestling Tournament with 44 teams participating.

14 weight classes participated in PIT, ranging from 106 lbs to 285 lbs.

Joey Blaze, a Perrysburg High School freshman, wrestles in the 126 weight class. In his first round, he wrestled with Kian Moore, a freshman at Bowsher High School, and won. In his next match, he beat Toran Schroyer, a junior at Lake Millbury. Round three was also a success for Blaze, winning against Lee Borders from Patrick Henry High School. Continuing into round four, Blaze wrestled sophomore at Cent, Luke Acuna where he won and advanced. In his final round, he won against Noah Alda, a student at Bellevue High School, and placed first in his weight class. As a freshman Blaze is a PIT champion!

Blake Saito, Perrysburg High School senior, had placed first in the tournament specifically to the 145 weight class. Saito wrestled Dino Donaldson, a Van Buren High School junior, in his first round and advanced to the second. In his second round, he defeated Chase Newsome, a Canal Winchester High School junior, and proceeded to round three. Saito then won his match against Colin Johnson, a senior attending Liberty Center High School. In his fourth round, Saito competed against Jesse Wright, an Otsego High School senior, and once again defeated his opponent. He finally advanced to the final round where he wrestled Dustin Morgillo, a Genoa Area High School senior, and placed first.

Noah Ewen, a sophomore at Perrysburg High School, wrestling in the 160 weight class, placed first in the tournament. In his first round, he was set against Dylan Bowyer, a freshman at Lincolnview High School. After Ewen won, he wrestled Josh Stevens, a sophomore at Strongsville, with his second win, he proceeded to the next round. Ewen wrestled AJ Overmyer, a Van Buren High School senior and won again. Avery Bair, a Centerville High School senior, was Ewen’s opponent for the fourth round and Bair was defeated by Ewen. In Ewen’s final round he wrestled Connor Liber, a Sylvania Northview High School junior and beat him, placing him first.

Ryan Avalos, a Perrysburg High School freshman, wrestles in the 106 weight class. In the first round, he faced Brett Hogan, a Loveland High School sophomore. Avalos won the first round. Avalos proceeded to the next round. In round two, Avalos wrestled Raymond Lewis, Strongsville High School freshman. Avalos won that match and proceeded to the next round. In round three, he defeated sophomore at Oak Harbor, Michael Judge. So, he continued to the next round (round four) where he wrestled Emilio Arellano, a sophomore at Whitmer. Once he got to round 5, Avalos was defeated by sophomore attending Sylvania Northview, Cole Mckinley. Ryan Avalos placed second in the tournament.

Alex Garee, a Perrysburg High School junior, wrestles in the 152 weight class. In the first round, Garee wrestled Kaleb Barnes, junior attending Delta High School, and won. He advanced to the next round where he defeated Dawson Frederick, senior attending Anthony Wayne High School. In Garee’s third round, he wrestled Lucas Schlegel, a Tinora High School senior, and continued to win, carrying him to the next round. Where he then competed against, a Mohawk High School senior, Morgan Price and had progressed to the next round. He was then defeated by a senior at Gear, Kevin Contos. Garee placed second in the 152 weight class of the tournament.

Myles Takats, a Perrysburg High School freshman, wrestles in the 120 weight class. He did not wrestle in the first round, instead, he proceeded straight into the second round. Takats wrestled freshman at Highland (Medina), Joey Vazsonyi. Takats lost the second round and therefore also did not advance to the next round.

Jackson Hawker, a Perrysburg High School sophomore, wrestles in the 132  weight class. In the first round, he faced Ian Maurice, a junior attending West Liberty-Salem. Hawker won the first round and progressed to the next round. Hawker wrestled Firelands High School senior Payton Burgdorf. Hawker was defeated by Burgdorf and did not continue in the tournament.

Wynton Denkins, a freshman at Perrysburg High Schools, wrestles in the 138 weight class. In the first round, he wrestled Northwood High School sophomore, Braden Alore and won. Denkins continued to the next round where he was beaten by a Whitmer High School senior, Jason Cascadden.

Shandi Anz, Perrysburg High School senior, currently wrestles in the 170 weight class. He got through one round in the tournament by winning against Kenyon Atkinson, an Oak Harbor High School freshman. He then got defeated in the second round when he wrestled against Jarrett Bischoff, a Wauseon High School senior.

Brayden Butzin, currently a junior at Perrysburg High School, wrestles in the 182 weight class got through one round as well. First, Butzin wrestled Jamon Johnson, a senior at Bowsher High School, and won continuing to his next round. He had been defeated in round two by senior  Sanford Fraley attending Elmwood High School.

Perrysburg High School junior, Ryan Musgrove wrestles in the 195 weight class. In his first round at PIT, he wrestled Hunter Huffman, a Whitmer High School senior, and beat him. Musgrove then progressed to the next round where he lost to Nate Mansor, a senior at Oak Harbor.

Sam Sawaya, wrestling in the 220 weight class, is a Perrysburg High School senior. He had no opponent for round one and automatically got through to the second round where he defeated a student at Rossford, Gavin Mansor. After proceeding to the next round, Sawaya was beaten by Dylan Adkins, a student at Bellevue High School.

Nick You, Perrysburg High School freshman, wrestles in the 113 weight class. You did not wrestle in the first round, he went straight into the second round where he faced Zack Martin, a junior at Delta. You lost the second round and did not proceed to the next round. 

Ethan Morely, a senior at Perrysburg High School currently wrestles in the 285 weight class. He lost in his first round against Demitriu Hernandez, a Napoleon High School junior.

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