Eastside Wrestles for 3rd Straight Title
Eastside wrestling finds itself in familiar territory as the Eagles go for their 3rd straight state title on Saturday. The Eagles defeated South Pointe 50-22 in Upper State to advance and will face a familiar foe in Chapin for the AAAA State Title on Saturday at 3:00 pm at Airport High. In addition to a three-peat, the Eagles will be looking to hang their 13th wrestling state title banner.
At Upper State, Eastside fell behind 4-0 as South Pointe's Isaac Ekonem won by decision at 170. Chase Barnes won by pin at 182 and the Eagles took a 6-4 lead, but a pin at 195 put South Pointe back on top. The Eagles David Maholtz won by pin at 220 and South Pointe answered with a pin at 285. Kemari Reaves won by pin at 106 to give the Stallions a 22-12 lead, but it was all Eagles after that. Tucker Allen won by technical fall at 113. Jordie White (120) and Riley Augustine (126) won by pins. At 132 Ben Maholtz won by technical fall. Cruise Baker and Ryan Augustine won by major decision at 138 and 145 to clinch the Upper State title. Alex Brown added to the lead with a pin at 152 and Eastside went on to the 50-22 victory.
Posted: 2/9/2018 | Author: Jeff Hoffman