Clermont County’s high school varsity wrestling teams are hard at work preparing for their respective conference tournaments.
Southern Buckeye Conference
The Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Tournament will take place Feb. 10 at Clermont Northeastern High School. There will not be two separate division titles decided. The American and National divisions will be combined into one tournament.
Head coach Zak Ison, himself a former Clermont County League mat champion and district qualifier during his prep days at Clermont Northeastern, is leading a very young squad.
“There’s not much difference between Blanchester and Western Brown for first place in the league tournament. New Richmond will be a close follow-up,” he said.
Ison’s son, Josh (285-pounds), a senior, and Larry Smith (119), a junior, are those whom the Bulldog mentor believes he has the best chances of winning individual conference crowns.
“We want to see our kids reach the goals they have set for themselves. It may not be at the league tournament, but we hope it will come then or in the sectionals,” Ison said.