Local youths head to state wrestling tournament

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue
Central Crossing High School hosted the OHWAY Central Regional Championship on Feb. 18. Consisting of nearly 450 wrestlers from the central Ohio area, kids that ranged in grades from kindergarten through high school competed in more than 50 classes with the top six in each class moving on to the state tournament in Marion Ohio in mid March. Among the local participants were Kynlie Tackett who wrestled in the D3 (age9-10) 65 pound class, and is shown here during a 6-3 win over Lincoln Burns to claim a fifth place finish. Tackett is a student at Park Street Intermediate School.
Here, 8-year-old Lucas Wells of Buckeye Woods Elementary School, is fighting his way to a pin over Everett Hess of Westerville United to take the top spot in the D2 (age 7-8) 45 pound class. Wells’ twin brother Chase took fifth place in 50 pound class and their older brother, Braydon claimed fourth place in the D4 (age 11-12) 90 pound class. All three siblings will be heading to the state tournament in March.
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