Tallmadge wrestlers place second at Smithville


The Tallmadge wrestling team finished second with 198 points at the 15-team Wayne Invitational Tournament Dec. 7 at Smithville High School's Berkley Field House.
West Holmes earned the narrow victory over the Blue Devils with 199 points. Norton finished third with 187 points.
Tallmadge had two champions: Terrell Grant at 106 pounds and Joe Siesel at 152.
Grant earned a 16-0 technical fall in his championship match and Siesel scored a pin in 1 minute, 59 seconds in his title match. Dustin McGraw lost a 5-1 decision in the 132-pound championship.
Placing third for the Blue Devils were Josh Potok (138), Danny Amato (145) and Ben Cipa (285). Justin Paonessa finished fourth at 170 pounds for Tallmadge.
Cailen Jackson (160) and Travis Darago (195) placed fifth and Alex Williams (113) took sixth for the Blue Devils.

For more, see the Dec. 15 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

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