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Ahrens, Kaiser win titles


Capac wrestlers third at BWAC Individual Tournament, Imlay City fourth, Almont fifth


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Capac’s Shawn Kaiser (L) and Yale’s Robert Ohmer (R) square off in the 215-pound title match Saturday at the BWAC Individual Wrestling Tournament. photo by Kevin Kissane.

February 18, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac, Imlay City and Almont wrestling teams occupied places three through five last Saturday at the Blue Water Area Conference Individual Tournament.

Capac High School is where the action unfolded.

When the final scores were announced, Richmond's 195.5-point total set the pace. They were followed by Yale (168 points), Capac (147), Imlay City (104), Almont (94.5), Cros-Lex (28.5), Armada (28) and Algonac (16).

Shawn Kaiser led Capac that day, bringing home a title at 215 pounds. Kaiser saw to it that he would acquire a number one showing, pinning Yale's Robert Ohmer 17 seconds into the second overtime of their championship clash.

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Clay Colwell, Derek Gottschalk, Brandon Lossing and Thomas Bolday provided Capac with seconds. Colwell reached the 145-pound title tilt where he was pinned with 1:48 gone by Yale's David Hill; Gottschalk gained admittance to the championship clash at 152 pounds where he was pinned by Yale's Nick Hunsaker with 1:27 elapsed; Lossing advanced to the 160-pound title tilt where he dropped a 13-8 verdict to Richmond's Roger Crump; and Bolday reached the championship clash at 189 pounds where he fell by an 8-7 count to Yale's Jacob Jedrzejczak.

Matt Schuman and Brian Kulman contributed thirds to Capac's cause. The former gained admittance to the 103-pound consolation final where he claimed a 9-8 win versus Richmond non-scorer Dustin Pitcel and the latter reached the consolation final at 140 pounds where he picked up an 8-5 victory Richmond non-scorer Dustin Pitcel.

Curtis Patton, a non-scorer for Capac, earned a third-place showing in the 171-pound weight class. Patton concluded a successful day on the mat with a pin 15 seconds into his encounter versus Algonac's John Thielk.

Joshua Kaiser and Pat White added fourths to Capac's cause. Kaiser reached the 125-pound consolation final where he dropped a 17-8 verdict to Richmond non-scorer Pat Baruth and White gained admittance to the consolation final at heavyweight where he fell by a 9-2 count to Yale's Steve Lams.

Kevin Ahrens paced Imlay City with a first at 140 pounds. Ahrens earned the distinction of weight class champion with a 3-0 win against Richmond's Brian Henke.

Josh Timmer supplied the next best Imlay City showing, collecting a second. Timmer advanced to the 285-pound weight class title clash where he fell by a narrow 2-1 count to Yale non-scorer Carl Billings.

Mike Galanos, Sam Lyscas, Ethan Walker and Mason Day gave Imlay City thirds. Galanos reached the consolation final at 112 pounds where he obtained a 7-5 win against Imlay City non-scorer Andrew Pawlaczk; Lyscas gained admittance to the 119-pound consolation final where he picked up a 4-2 victory over Algonac's Alex Christie; Walker advanced to the consolation final at 145 pounds where he pinned Richmond's Alex Morang with 4:40 gone; and Day reached the 152-pound consolation final where he prevailed via default versus Richmond's Adrian Morang.

Jake Scillian tacked on a fourth to Imlay City's cause. Scillian gained admittance to the consolation final at 130 pounds where he dropped an 11-4 verdict to Richmond non-scorer Ross Rineer.

Dylan Creger and Derek Kopp led Almont with seconds. The former reached the 125-pound title tilt where he dropped a 3-2 verdict to Richmond's Sean Clancy and the latter gained admittance to the championship clash at 171 pounds where he was pinned by Yale's Mike Tyranski with 2:58 elapsed.

Nick Vassallo, Nick Ouillette and James Pierce added fourths to Almont's cause. Vassallo advanced to the 135-pound consolation final where he fell by a 9-5 count to Richmond non-scorer Austin Kratt; Ouillette reached the consolation final at 160 pounds where he fell by technical fall (scores not available) to Cros-Lex's Josh Torrez; and Pierce gained admittance to the 189-pound consolation final where he was pinned with 56 seconds gone by Richmond's Winfield Preston.

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