PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Simply put, the Blue Devils did indeed dominate the Fairland Duals.
That’s because Gallia Academy amassed 160 team points, and placed at least one wrestler in every weight class except one on Saturday — in easily capturing the annual Fairland Duals Wrestling Tournament.
The Blue Devils, in the season opener, dismantled the competition — scoring almost 100 more points than runner-up Huntington (66 points).
Gallia Academy, except for the 138-pound weight class, earned at least one place in all of the other 13 divisions.
In fact, of the 14 weight classes, the Blue and White won nine individual titles.
“For our first event this year, we wrestled really well,” said Gallia Academy coach Todd May.
Host Fairland finished with 37 points, tying archrival Chesapeake for third, as Ashland (Ky.) amassed 34 points and Belpre 32.
Eastern, the second-year program which placed three wrestlers, earned 21 points — followed by South Point with 14 and Boyd County (Ky.) with 10.
South Gallia, a first-year wrestling program, placed a pair of wrestlers and scored eight points.
Three Blue Devils placed in the lightweight class of 106 pounds, as Caleb Greenlee was first, Jason Stroud second and Kenton Ramsey third.
Kyle Greenlee won the championship at 113 pounds, as Jared Stevens at 126, Morgan Stanley at 145, Kaleb Crisenbery at 152, Boo Pullins at 160, Chris Matthew at 170, Hunter Jacks at 182 and Logan Griffith at 220 also claimed their weight classes.
Other Blue Devil runners-up included Corbin Walker at 120, Andrew Mullins at 160 and Logan Rose at 195.
Besides Ramsey, there were four other Gallia Academy third-place finishers— Justin Day at 132, Kaden Ehman at 145, Dewey Ferguson at 170 and Hunter Terry at heavyweight.
Eastern’s trio of placers was paced by Dillon Aeiker, who was the runner-up at 132.
Caden Goff at 160 took third, while Eion Marcinko at 106 finished fourth.
Both South Gallia grapplers placed fourth — Troy Watson at 132 pounds and Justin Butler at 152.
Huntington won two weight classes (120 and 285), along with one apiece by Belpre (132), Chesapeake (195) and Ashland (138).
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