ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Vinton County proved to be the king of the ring Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Meigs Wrestling Invitational held at Meigs High School.
The Vikings came away with top honors out of the seven-team field, while the host Marauders placed second and Zane Trace finished third. Southeastern was in the middle of the pack in the four-spot, while Wellston, River Valley and Fairland rounded out the rest of the field.
The Marauders had the most individual champions by weight class with four, followed by Wellston and Southeastern with three apiece. River Valley came away with two individual champions, while Vinton County and Fairland each won one title.
The weight class champions for Meigs were Drew Grover (113), Gage Gilkey (132), Brandon Thomas (138) and Daylen Neece (220), while River Valley received championships from Nathan Smith (126) and Trae Cornell (160).
Meigs also got a second-place effort from Chris Lester (145) and a third-place finish from Leslie Hoffman (106). Robert Hoffman (120), Daniel Hysell (195) and Derek Hill (285) each placed fourth in their respective divisions as well for MHS.
Southeastern weight class champions were Alex Gordy (106), Alan Shope (120) and Travis Adner (145), while Wellston’s winners were Marcus Mullens (170), Brandon Foughty (185) and Ryan Matthews (285). Hunter White (152) had Vinton County’s lone indivdiual title, while Tyree Ceasar (195) claimed Fairland’s only crown.