Shadyside came up just short of a trip to Columbus in the inaugural state dual tournament as state ranked Amanda Clearcreek defeated the Tigers 53-18 in the Division III Region 21 finals.
Shadyside would get just four wins on the night with sophomore Zach Vaughn notching the only pin for the Tigers at 113 pounds with a fall in 2:28.
Ian Baker scored a major decision 15-2 at 145 pounds. Alex Quinn just missed a pin at 152 pounds when the buzzer sounded just as the officials hand was coming down on the mat.
SHADYSIDE’S IAN Baker (top) controls Amanda Clearcreek’s Josh Shumaker during their 145-pound match Wednesday night.
Quinn ended up winning a major decision 15-7. Chase Kinemond notched a third major decision at 160 pounds, 10-2.
Seth Hollett missed a win in the final match of the evening at 285 when a first period take down was ruled out of bounds.
The match went into sudden victory tied 3-3 and Hollett lost the decision when his opponent successfully came off the bottom to the neutral position.
"We knew coming in that they were going to be a tough team to deal with," said Shadyside head coach Scott Kinemond. "I was pleased with the outcome for us this year. At the beginning of the season I would have never thought we could have made it this far. We have a lot of young wrestlers, first year guys," Kinemond added.
"They have improved since day one but Amanda Clearcreek is tough top to bottom.
"They fight and fend off the pins," Kinemond said of the Aces wrestlers. In a dual meet like this, that means a lot."
"Shadyside has a lot of good wrestlers," Aces coach Brian Brison said. "Our motto is you wrestle hard for six minutes win or lose, You don't give up, you do your job,"
Amanda Clearcreek moves on to the inaugural state dual tournament Saturday while the week gets no easier for the Tigers as they travel to Steubenville tonight to face the Big Red, still stinging from a loss to Claymont in their regional final.
Shadyside will also host a tri-meet Saturday with East Liverpool and Indian Creek.
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