McClain wrestling places five at Big Dawg


Despite the threat of inclement weather Saturday, the McClain Tigers hit the road to square off in the Tri-Valley Big Dawg meet in Dresden, according to McClain wrestling coach Shane Paul.

Finishing tenth out of 14 teams, the Tigers were able to place five of the eight wrestlers they brought to the tournament.

The top eight in each weight class score placement points for their teams. Mason High School won the tournament, and the home team, Tri-Valley, kept the runner-up trophy.

Keegan Rawlins (145) and Ethan Taylor (182) both went 4-0 on the day and won weight class championships. Rawlins has won in all three tournaments McClain has competed in this year. Taylor has been a finalist in all three of the tournaments, winning two and finishing as runner-up once. As the first Tiger to eclipse the 30 win mark on the season, Rawlins currently holds a 30-2 record. Taylor also passed a plateau at the tournament: For the first time in his high school career, he has taken more than 20 wins in a season, taking his record to 22-9 for the year.

Phil Waters (152) went 4-1 in the tournament and finished in fifth place. Waters also passed the 20-win mark on the season, and now stands at 21-12. Quinton Smith (113) and Dawson Immel (120) both went 3-2. Smith finished in fifth place and Immel finished in fourth place.

Samantha Immel (160) picked up her second win last week, finishing at 1-4 on the day.

Matthew Milnes (126) went 0-4 and Kai Borrelli (220) finished at 0-5.

Up next for the Tigers is a tri-match Saturday, Jan. 21 at Little Miami High School. Bishop Fenwick High School will be the third team making up the tri.

The Times-Gazette

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