Boys Varsity Wrestling · TVHS Wrestling update: Scottie wrestlers prep for post season fresh off MVL team title performance

by Jon Hardman, TVHS Wrestling Coach

The Dawgs came away as team champions of the Muskingum Valley League Tournament on Saturday, February 13 at the host New Lexington High School site.

The last time Tri-Valley won this tournament was 2012, so this was big for us!

Scottie wrestlers – on the strength of four first-place championships and 14 total placers –  narrowly edged out a tough New Lexington team, scoring 227 points. New Lex finished second with 211 and Sheridan finished 3rd with 146.

Placing for the Dawgs were:

106 – Wyatt Dennison 3rd

113 – Andrew Tackett 4th

120 – Rylan Snedeker 6th

126 – Joseph Eckelberry 1st

132 – Garrett Folden 3rd

138 – Cullen Van Rooyen 1st

145 – Isaiah Armstrong 2nd

152 – Jason Patterson 2nd

160 – David Coleman 6th

170 – Ethan Paladino 4th

182 – Karter Jones 2nd

195 – Ethan Jenkins 1st

220 – Andy Hill 1st

285 – Seth Schneider 3rd

Scottie senior wrestler Joseph Eckelberry (pictured below) came away as the lower weight MVP of the tournament, pinning his way through three matches.

Joseph Eckelberry

MVL Meet Lower Weight MVP

I couldn’t be prouder of how hard this group has worked to get where they are. After graduating nine wrestlers off last year’s team, many wrote us off as “rebuilding.” These boys continue to work hard and exceed expectations.

It’s time to prepare for the post-season now, and we are ‘back to work!’

The Claymont Sectional tournament is on Saturday, February 27.

Congratulations to the MVL Champs – and Good Luck in the postseason!

Pictured above, left to right are the champs: Ethan Paladino, Rylan Snedeker, Isaiah Armstrong, Seth Schneider, Andy Hill, Jason Patterson, Garrett Folden, Joseph Eckelberry, Cullen Van Rooyen, Karter Jones, Andrew Tackett, Ethan Jenkins, Wyatt Dennison, and David Coleman.

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