Wrestler Sweep Quad Meet
By Sam Brauen Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:38:47 PM
James Badial-Luna (by Marv Foster)
(BLUFFTON) - The Pirate Wrestling team defeated Northwest Conference foes Columbus Grove, Spencerville and Lincolnview with several wrestlers getting multiple wins. Andrew Burroughs had a great night with 3 wins on 2 pins and a tech fall.
Bluffton 50 Spencerville 24
The Pirates got pins from James Badial-Luna, Elijah Conley, Andrew Burroughs, Deandre Nassar and Landen Luginbuhl in the big win. Josh Mehaffie and Brady Romick also earned wins against the Bearcats. Luginbuhl shook off an early takedown by opponent Reese Miller on his way to a pin. He was able to reverse and then took down Miller himself eventually winning by pin in 1:12. Nassar (1:13), Burroughs (1:02), Conley (1:57) and Luna (1:44) never trailed in their victories. Mehaffie defeated Chase Settlemire by a 17-2 tech fall and Romick earned an 8-2 win over Garrett Jones.
Bluffton 47 Columbus Grove 19
The Pirates earned their victory over Grove with several hard fought matches that went the full six minutes. Jesse Montel, Badial-Luna and Romick won their matches by pin to pace the Pirates. They got plenty of help with wins from Conley, Burroughs, Nassar and Tayton Kleman.
Montel’s pin came late in the second period with the junior holding just a 4-2 edge in a tightly contested match with Ryan Bogart. Romick and Badial-Luna won quickly in 37 and 20 seconds respectively.
Conley held a 3-2 advantage after one period and maintained the edge at 5-4 after two. The freshman got two insurance points on a third period take down to get a 7-4 win over Dylan Pitts at 152. Burroughs and Nassar both won by tech fall with 17-1 and 25-10 scores respectively. Nassar ended the match with ten takedowns in the win. Kleman built a 5-0 lead after one and extended out to 10-1 after two on his way to a 12-3 victory over Caleb Langhals in 113. Trent Pearson held a 4-2 lead after one period but eventually lost 10-6 to Justin Flanders at 138.
Bluffton 60 Lincolnview 18
The Lancers brought just four wrestlers and only three matched up with the Pirates. Andrew Burroughs got a pin in 1:08 over Louis Ulrey at 170. Jeremy Sturgeon dropped a match by pin at 113 and Hayden Blank (Pandora-Gilboa wrestler teamed with BHS) dropped a 16-5 decision. All other wins for Bluffton were by forfeit.
Individual Meet Wrap
Andrew Burroughs : 3-0 | 2 Pins, Tech fall
James Badial-Luna : 2-0 | 2 Pins
Deandre Nassar : 2-0 | Pin, Tech Fall
Brady Romick : 2-0 | Pin
Elijah Conley : 2-0 | Pin
Josh Mehaffie : 1-0 | Tech fall,
Tayton Kleman : 1-0
Jesse Montel : 1-1 | Pin
Landen Luginbuhl : 1-1 | Pin
Jeremy Sturgeon : 0-1
Trent Pearson : 0-2
Meet photos by June Orr : https://blufftonpirates.smugmug.com/Quad-Meet-/2018-BHS-quad-meet