Monday, September 26, 2022

Hawken trio makes most of state opportunity

COLUMBUS—Hawken closed out the first day of the 2019 OHSAA state wrestling championships the same way it started—with three wrestlers still gunning for a spot on the podium.

Juniors Jackson Reineke and William Lindsey both won their opening bouts and freshman Patrick Reineke bounced back from an opening round loss with a major decision in the consolation bracket.

Jackson Reineke gave up the first takedown to Liberty Center’s Dylan Matthews then scored the next five points to win 5-2. He’ll wrestle Allen East sophomore Drake Carmean in Friday’s semifinals round.

Lindsey, a No. 1 seed, got all he could handle from Shenandoah sophomore Easton Hitchens before he defeated the No. 4 seed, 2-1 in overtime. Lindsey will face Dalton senior Dalton Richard in the quarterfinals.

Patrick Reineke had an eye-opening experience in the first round when he was pinned by Troy Christian’s Caleb Schroer in 1 minute, 18 seconds. He responded with a dominating 11-1 major decision over Barnesville’s Griffen Steven in the first round of consolation wrestling. He’ll wrestle the loser of the quarterfinals bout between Milan Edison’s Alex Holman and Miami East’s Olivia Shore on Friday.

Hawken closed out the day tied for 21st place with six points.

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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