The Fairmont Wrestling Firebirds finished a strong 3rd as a team in the Centerville 1 Sectional and qualified 8 wrestlers to the Southwest Ohio District Championships.
Leading the way were tournament champions Evan Overholser (145), Nevan Snodgrass (170), Ali Salih (182), and Jaeden Crowe (220). For Overholser, Salih, and Crowe, it was their first Sectional titles. Snodgrass won his 3rd consecutive title on the heels of 3 GWOC titles.
Drew Altick (120) and Elijah Woodroof (195) both advanced to the finals before falling to finish 2nd.
Gavin Fogel (138) and Bobby Robbins (152) came back after earlier losses to finish 3rd. Robbins won 5 bouts in total and 4 consecutive on Saturday.
John Conley (132) and Trent Williams both finished 5th and will serve as District Alternates.
The 8 Firebirds will compete for state berths at Trent Arena this Friday & Saturday, March 1-2. The top 4 in each weight class advance to the best state tournament in the nation on March 7-9 at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center.
- Friday – 4 PM
- Saturday – 10 AM & 6 PM (Finals)