WHEELING – If you win something, chances are you’re pretty good at what you do. If you win something 100 times, well that must mean you’re really good at what you do.
To accomplish 100 victories in wrestling is a tall order, but several grapplers in the Ohio Valley have done it.
From Cambridge’s Sawyer Leppla to Brooke’s Nathan Dawson, the group ranges far and wide.
Some schools like St. Clairsville even boast four as Dalton Nolte, Justin Callarik, Corey Ernest and Seth Benge all have accomplished the feat.
However, Caldwell might have the hidden gem in Kale Rayner. The senior has not only collected 100 victories, but has been able to bring down an impressive 150 opponents.
The rest of the 100 victories list includes: Shadyside’s Alex Quinn and Ian Baker, Bellaire’s Nick Maffe, Indian Creek’s Kyle Moffitt, Steubenville’s Charlie Keenan, Anthony Craig and Greg Moray, Martins Ferry’s Zach Coole and Damon Outward, Beaver Local’s Josh Henderson, Monroe Central’s Zac Potts, Meadowbrook’s Jerad Patteron, Buckeye Local’s Nathan Kirk, Wheeling Park’s Cody Amos, Brooke’s Matt Beaman, and River’s Devin Talbott.
You can pin this group as winners.
The 25-Point Club
Colleen McCormick, Wheeling Central: The senior standout poured on 29 points as Central beat Clay-Battelle in an OVAC semifinal.
Hunter Chambers, Cameron: Chambers scored a game-high 29 points in a victory against Hundred.
Tristin Toman, Ritchie County: Toman finished the nigh with 30 points in a victory against Tyler Consolidated.
Dan Monteroso, St. Clairsville: Monteroso scored 26 points in a victory against Indian Creek.
Rusty Morris, Hundred: Morris had a game-high 30 points in a victory against Montcalm.
Jessica Kinney, Martins Ferry: Kinney had 25 points in a loss to Steubenville.
Angela Staffileno, Brooke: Staffileno fired in 32 points in a victory against Edison.
The Downtown Ace
Mark Walker, Cameron: The senior ace knocked down five 3s in a victory against Hundred.
Kirk Shriver, Hundred: Shriver hit four 3-pointers in a loss to Cameron.
Chelsie Roberts, Monroe Central: Roberts finished with four 3s in a loss to Fort Frye.
Morgan Liedtke, Brooke Borich, Fort Frye: Liedtke sank five 3s, while Borich added four of her own in a victory against Monroe Central.
Haley Robb, Wheeling Park: Robb drained six 3s in a victory against Harrison Central.
Lexie Berger, Toronto: Berger hit four 3-pointers in a victory against Valley.
Grace Berisford, Madison Stephen, Magnolia: Berisford finished with five 3s, while Stephen added four in a victory against Beallsville.
Ryan Reinbeau, Wheeling Park: Reinbeau fired in five 3s in a loss to Parkersburg South.
Jared Yates, Bishop Donahue: Yates hit four 3s in a in a victory against Madonna.
Caleb Baire, Madonna: Baire drained five 3-pointers in a loss to Bishop Donahue.
Cameron Jorris, Monroe Central: Jorris sank six 3s in a loss to Magnolia.
Chelsie Tewanger, Monroe Central: Tewanger hit five 3s in a victory against Magnolia.
Bryce Jones, Bishop Donahue: Jones had four 3d in a loss to Notre Dame.
The Offensive Explostion
Karli Bonar, Shadyside: Bonar played lights out as she drained seven 3s on her way to a game-high 28 points during an OVAC semifinal.
Nathan Steele, Bellaire: Steele fired in 25 points behind seven 3s in a loss to Bridgeport.