Eaton wins annual invite


By Jeremy Erskine - jerskine@civitasmedia.com



Eaton’s Matt Todd pins Wilmington’s Gage Smith during the opening round match of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Todd went on to place second in the 220 pound weight class.


Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Justin Welcome has control of his early round match on Friday, Jan. 29, during the first night of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Welcome won the match 17-1 over Belbrook’s Jerimiah Gross.


Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

EATON — For a second year in a row, Eaton won the Eaton Invitational, now officially known as the Sam Ridder Invite.

The Eagles placed 10 wrestlers in the top six during the two-day tournament that took place on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-30.

“The team put forth a great team effort in winning the Eaton Sam Ridder Invite,” said head coach Mark Silvers. “They work hard at practice and support each other very well. I’m very excited for the regional duals and the SWBL this coming weekend. There are going to be some great matches.”

Eaton won the event by scoring 186.5 overall points. Interestingly, Ross – a potential match-up for the state duals on Wednesday, Feb. 3 – placed second at the tournament, scoring 174 total points.

Drew Moore (160) was the sole first place finisher for Eaton but Wade Monebrake (106) and Matt Todd (220) both finished second.

Coleman Manning (126) and Parker Wilken (170) both put in third place finishes while Isaac Ilo (152) ended the day in fourth.

Coming in fifth were Cameron Schmidt (120), Brandon Weaver (132), Spencer Reynolds (182) and Kevin Melling (195).

Eaton will wrestle three-seeded Madison on Wednesday, Feb. ,3 at Ross High School starting at 5 p.m. The winner of that match will go on to face the winner of Reading and Ross.

Eaton’s Matt Todd pins Wilmington’s Gage Smith during the opening round match of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Todd went on to place second in the 220 pound weight class.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ehswr1.jpgEaton’s Matt Todd pins Wilmington’s Gage Smith during the opening round match of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Todd went on to place second in the 220 pound weight class. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Justin Welcome has control of his early round match on Friday, Jan. 29, during the first night of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Welcome won the match 17-1 over Belbrook’s Jerimiah Gross.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ehswr6.jpgEaton’s Justin Welcome has control of his early round match on Friday, Jan. 29, during the first night of the Sam Ridder Invitational. Welcome won the match 17-1 over Belbrook’s Jerimiah Gross. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

By Jeremy Erskine

jerskine@civitasmedia.com

Reach Jeremy at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

Reach Jeremy at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

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