CoEd Varsity Wrestling
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Mar 2, 2019
The varsity wrestling team went to Ford field for the individual portion of the state tournament and continued their record breaking season with more wins and a new school record 11 state placers. The Redskins were led by 3 finalist and 2 champions. Noah Comar capped his incredible high school career with his 2nd state title and finished his career with a 219-8 career record. He got to the finals with 2 pins and a tech fall. The 2 pins made his career pin total 150. In the final he beat Noah Cantu of Hart 8-2. While he was finishing Logan Badge was just getting his started winning the title at 215 in his Freshman season. He advanced tot he final with a pin, major decision over the number 3 ranked wrestler, and a 6-1 win over the number 1 ranked wrestler. In the final he beat the #2 ranked and returning runner-up 6-3 to claim his first state title and finish the season 37-2. Brayden Randolph also advanced tot he final on a tough road. he got there with a pin, 5-4 decision over #4 ranked wrestler, and a 3-2 decision over the #6. In the final he dropped a tough 4-2 decision to finish 2nd.
The redskins had 2 3rd place finishers and they came out of the same household. Jeffrey and Spencer Konz became the first brothers in Clinton history to place at the state meet in the same season. Spencer started with a win by tech fall before getting beat by the eventual runner-up in round 2. That was his only loss as he rattled off wins by a 5-2 decision, pin, and 4-2 in overtime to advance to the 3rd place match. His final match of the tournament he finished with a 2-1 victory for 3rd. Not to be outdone Jeffrey went the same route winning his opening match 5-0 before dropping his second match to the eventual runner-up. He then won in overtime 7-6, and posted back to back p[ins to advance to the 3rd place match. The second pin also was his 100th career win. In his final he once again prevailed in overtime 7-5.
Christian Minard was the lone 4th place finisher for the Redskins. He won his first 2 matches (8-1 and 11-1) to reach the semifinals where he lost to the runner-up. He rebounded with a 8-3 decision before falling in the 3rd place match 7-2.
AJ Baxter and Kent McCombs finished 5th for Clinton. Baxter started with 2 wins to reach the semi-finals. The first was by fall and the 2nd 13-6. He then dropped 2 in a row to reach the 5th place match were he finished his sophomore year with a pin to claim 5th. McCombs followed a different path tot he 5th place match. he won his first match 14-3 and lost his second tot he eventual state champ. McCombs got wins by 14-0 and 4-1 in his next 2 mathces to give him a shot at getting in the 3rd place match. He lost a 2-0 decision there but secured a win in his next match 14-3 to finish 5th.
George Ames was 6th. The freshman started the tournament with 2 wins to reach the semi-finals but got hurt in his quarter final win and was unable to continued and finished in 6th place.
Brand Beach was Clinton's lone 7th place finisher. He lost his opener to put himself in a tough spot but rebounded with a 13-7 win and then trailing 2-0 almost the whole match locked up a cradle with 35 seconds left in the match and turned his opponent and held on for the 3-2 victory. After losing his next match to drop tot he 7th place match he got a pin in just 1:40 to end his career.
Riley Jeffrey Finished in 8th place. He won his opening match with a pin in 3:58 but then dropped his 2nd round to the eventual runner-up. after a 9-1 decision secured his all-state status he lost his final 2 matches 4-2 amd 5-4 to end his career.
Will Felts and Cecil Rafferty also competed for the Redskins and fell short of placing. In total only one team across all divisions had more state placers than the Redskins did. We are proud of this season and all of the accomplishments of this team!