OVAC action heats up in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — Beaver Local’s wrestlers scored big on the second day of the 66th Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships on Friday at WesBanco Arena.

Ten Beaver grapplers earned spots in the championship semifinals to dominate area competitors in the tournament.

Oak Glen has two championship semifinalists while East Liverpool has one.

Beaver Local has 162 total points to lead Parkersburg South (150) in the overall team standings.

At 106 pounds, Beaver Local’s Jaymin Salsberry will meet Barnesville’s Griffen Stephen in the semifinal today.. Salsberry is the second seed.

At 113 pounds, two area standouts have a chance to face off in the final. East Liverpool’s Howard Williams, the top seed, will face Caldwell’s Marshall Niswonger in one semifinal and Oak Glen’s Shawn Moore, the third seed, will take on University’s Jace Stockett in the other semifinal.

At 120 pounds, Beaver Local’s Logan Ours kept it rolling with two pins to reach the semifinal. The top-seed will meet Parkersburg South’s Brayden Johnson in a semifinal today.

At 126 pounds, Beaver Local’s Cole McComas shined from his top-seed position with a pair of wins to reach the championship semifinal. McComas will meet Parkersburg South’s Tucker Winland in semifinal of the top half of the bracket today.

At 132 pounds, Beaver Local’s Jonathan Potts, the third seed, reached the semifinals and will meet Steubenville’s Tyler Muldrew in today’s semifinal round.

At 138 pounds, Oak Glen standout Peyton Hall showed his skill with two pins to reach the semifinal round. Hall, the top seed, will meet Parkersburg South’s Gavin Quiocho. He’ll be joined by Beaver Local’s Jared Wright in the other semifinal. Wright will be paired up with Steubenville’s Jacson Muldrew in that semifinal.

At 145 pounds, Beaver Local’s Skyler Lasure landed in the semifinals from his third-seeded position. He’ll meet Weirton Madonna’s Alec Cook in the semifinal today.

At 152 pounds, Beaver Local’s Logan Krulik worked a hard quarterfinal to earn his spot in the semifinal. He’ll meet Wheeling Park’s Billy Gooch in the semifinal.

At 160 pounds, Beaver Local’s Brenden Severs picked up his third pin of the tournament to punch his ticket into the semifinal. Severs will square off against Bridgeport’s Mason Kuneff.

At 170 pounds, top-seed Beau Smith earned his third pin in under 30 seconds to reach the semifinal. The Beaver Local senior will meet Wheeling Park’s Jeremiah Timberlake in the semifinal round.

In the heavyweight class, Beaver Local’s Daniel Wirth earned a semifinal berth and will face Magnolia’s Mikey Hamrick in a championship semifinal today.

Action today will begin at 11 a.m. with the first session of the day. The finals ceremonies will be held at 3:30 p.m. due to the winter storm with the finals’ action commencing at 3:45 p.m.