COLUMBUS — Wade Monebrake, a 106-pound freshman wrestler for Eaton, competed in the Division II state tournament on Thursday, March 3, at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
Monebrake had an early exit from the tournament, losing two closely contested matches. He dropped his first round matchup 3-0, sending him into the consolation bracket.
In that bracket, Monebrake’s first consolation round match was taken to the wire, with him eventually losing 3-2.
“Wade gained valuable experience dropping two matches that could have easily gone the other way. His approach to this season was not like a freshman. He worked like a seasoned athlete, doing all of the little extra things that add up to meaning a lot – watching his weight, great intensity at practice and then extra workouts after that” said Eaton head coach Mark Silvers.
Monebrake was 37-13 on the year and earned a second place finish in the sectional tournament at Tipp City and third at the district tournament in Wilmington. He was also a key part of an Eagle team that won the SWBL tournament and the Sam Ridder Invitational.
“He and Mac (Altom) did not get to the state tournament by accident. They earned it. With his attitude and work ethic, Wade can lead the way for others in the program to follow his example to more great things in the future,” said Silvers.
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