Thursday, December 7, 2023

Four earn All-Ohio honors in Division III

COLUMBUS–Four Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers earned All-Ohio honors in the Division III state wrestling championships on Friday.

Hawken’s Jackson Reineke, Cuyahoga Heights’ Nolan Frye and Wickliffe’s Doug Byrne could place as high as third with a pair of wins on Saturday and Hawken’s Patrick Reineke will wrestle for seventh place.

Jackson Reineke, a junior, advanced to the 120-pound semifinals with 5-2 and 8-7 decisions then ran into two-time state finalist Oscar Sanches of Genoa, the 2017106-pound state champion and the 113-pound state runner-up last winter. Reineke will wrestle Pemberville Eastwood’s Brandon Hahn in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.

Frye, a 106-pound freshman, dropped his opening bout of the tournament, 2-0, then reeled off three straight wins to reach the consolation semifinals. He defeated Hawken freshman Patrick Reineke in the consolation quarterfinals, 3-2.

Patrick Reineke will wrestle Legacy Christian Academy’s Matt Ellis for seventh place at 106.

Byrne, a 182-pound senior, opened the tournament with a 3-minute pin then fell in the quarterfinals to Bluffton’s Deandre Nassar, 4-3. He advanced to the consolation semifinals with back-to-back pins. He’ll wrestle Rootstown’s Chris Langguth in a rematch of the Garfield Heights District championship bout won by Langguth, 7-5.

Division III Brackets

Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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