Clermont County wrestlers qualify for districts

A total of 41 Clermont County wrestlers qualified for this weekend’s district wrestling tournaments. The top four in each weight class at each division site qualified from the sectionals for the districts. There are 11 alternates (fifth place finishers) who could possibly advance if someone in their respective weight class can not go to the district.

Division I Sectional I

Lakota West was the champion of the nine-team sectional with 239 points, Milford was second with 172.5, and Glen Este (GE) was sixth with 115.5.

At the Division I sectional one that took place at Fairfield High School, the following Clermonters qualified, paced by three individual weight class champions – Milford’s sophomore Kyle Krummert (125 pounds), senior T. J. O’Connell (171), and senior George Emmons (215).

The other district qualifiers are C. J. Pickelheimer of GE (103), second place; Jared Burgdorf of Milford (112), Zac Carpenter of GE (135), Randy Burgdorf of Milford (140), Jacob Sparke (171) of GE, and Taylor Krimmer of GE (215), third place; and Garrett Wilson of GE (119), Jordan Williams of GE (130), Aaron Burton of Milford (135), Caleb Megie of Milford (145), and Cameron Childs (152) of GE (152), fourth place. The alternates are Bryson Hall of Milford (160), Dan Tepe of Milford (189), and Matt Davidson of GE (215).

Jim Costello, head coach of the Eagles, said, “It was a good weekend for us. We had three champions this year and last year we had just one. Our champions are set up pretty well for the districts. Having nine total district qualifiers means we had a very good weekend. . . The team has been wrestling well all year.”