Eaton’s Hewitt qualifies for state wrestling


Season ends for 11 others from Eaton, Shawnee, Trail

By Eddie Mowen Jr. - cmowen@aimmediamidwest.com



Eaton’s Matt Michael (195) was pinned by Wyoming’s in 58 seconds in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Michael finished 2-2.

Eaton’s Matt Michael (195) was pinned by Wyoming’s in 58 seconds in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Michael finished 2-2.


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Eaton’s Daniel Caldwell (152) was pinned by Bethel-Tate’s Hank Williams in 1:45 in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Caldwell finished 0-2.


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Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.


Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.


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Eaton sophomore Lucas Abner battles Jovanni Greco of Ross during the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.


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Eaton freshman Brayden Deem wrestles Crae Muzykoski of Licking Valley in the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.


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Eaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School.


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Eaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School.


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Eaton sophomore Logan Littrell (left) battles Owen Eagan of Columbus DeSales during the opening round of the Division II district tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.


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WILMINGTON, TROY — Owen Hewitt will be adding his name to the wall in the Eaton wrestling room, which is a tradition for Eagles grapplers who qualify to the state tournament.

The senior 145-pounder punched his ticket to state by placing third at the Division II Southwest District tournament held at Wilmington High School on March 4-6.

Eleven other county wrestlers, representing Eaton, National Trail and Preble Shawnee, had their seasons come to an end at the district tournaments.

The state tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14 at Marengo Highland High School in the Columbus area.

Session one, which features wrestlers from 106 to 145 pounds, will begin at 10 a.m.

Hewitt, who was projected to finish fifth, opened the tournament with a pin of Levi Morgan of Waynesville in one minute, two seconds on Thursday.

In his second match, Hewitt won by disqualification over Gage Berwanger of Blanchester. Hewitt was leading the match 7-2 in the second period at the time of Berwanger’s disqualification.

Hewitt then fell to league rival Alex Pitsch of Monroe, 8-5, in the semifinals to fall into the consolation bracket.

Needing one more win to qualify for state, Hewitt pinned Michael Moerch of Springfield Northwestern in 1:29. Hewitt capped off the district with an 8-4 win over Braden Rolf of Clinton-Massie.

Seven other Eagles joined Hewitt at the district tournament.

Sophomore Lucas Abner finished his season 18-11 after dropping both of his matches at 106 pounds.

Logan Littrell, a sophomore, went 0-2 to complete his season with a 15-11 record at 120 pounds.

Freshman Brayden Deem went 1-2 at 138 pounds. Deem lost his first match, then won his first round consolation bout, before falling in the second round of the consolation bracket. He finished the season 21-10.

Sophomore Danny Caldwell finished the season 14-12 after dropping both of his matches at 152.

Senior Sage Bowman’s season ended with a 21-10 record after falling in both of his matches at 182 pounds.

Junior Matt Michael went 2-2, reaching the consolation quarterfinals. Michael ends the season with a 21-11 record at 195 pounds.

At 220, sophomore Zac Shaffer went 0-2 to finish the year 11-6.

In the Division III district at Troy, National Trail and Preble Shawnee each had two wrestlers compete.

National Trail junior Caleb Reynolds entered the tournament with a 17-1 record at 126 pounds. He went 2-2, winning his first match by pin in 54 seconds. He ends the season with a 19-3 record. ‘

Ethan Wilson, a junior, went 1-2 at 182 pounds to complete his season with a 7-6 record.

Preble Shawnee’s Brayden Doran went 2-2 to end his season with a 36-6 record at 138 pounds.

Triston Engle opened the tournament with a win at 195 pound, but dropped his second match and finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. He finished the season with a 29-10 mark.

Eaton’s Matt Michael (195) was pinned by Wyoming’s in 58 seconds in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Michael finished 2-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Michael.jpgEaton’s Matt Michael (195) was pinned by Wyoming’s in 58 seconds in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Michael finished 2-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Daniel Caldwell (152) was pinned by Bethel-Tate’s Hank Williams in 1:45 in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Caldwell finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Caldwell.jpgEaton’s Daniel Caldwell (152) was pinned by Bethel-Tate’s Hank Williams in 1:45 in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Caldwell finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Shaffer_1.jpgEaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Shaffer_2.jpgEaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Shaffer_3.jpgEaton’s Zac Shaffer (220) fell 9-5 to Monroe’s Zach Hagedorn in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Shaffer finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Bowman_1.jpgEaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Bowman_2.jpgEaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Bowman_3.jpgEaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_WR_Eaton_Bowman_4.jpgEaton’s Sage Bowman (182) fell 2-1 to Mar. Highlands’ Triston Hinkle in the opening match of the Division II District Tournament at Wilmington. Bowman finished 0-2. Braden Moles | The Register-Herald

Eaton sophomore Lucas Abner battles Jovanni Greco of Ross during the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_ehs_wr_abner.jpgEaton sophomore Lucas Abner battles Jovanni Greco of Ross during the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton freshman Brayden Deem wrestles Crae Muzykoski of Licking Valley in the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_ehs_wr_deem.jpgEaton freshman Brayden Deem wrestles Crae Muzykoski of Licking Valley in the first round of the Division II district wrestling tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_ehs_wr_hewitt1.jpgEaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_ehs_wr_hewitt2.jpgEaton senior Owen Hewitt (top) placed third at the district tournament on Saturday, March 6, to qualify for state. He will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Marengo Hilland High School. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald

Eaton sophomore Logan Littrell (left) battles Owen Eagan of Columbus DeSales during the opening round of the Division II district tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/03/web1_ehs_wr_littrell.jpgEaton sophomore Logan Littrell (left) battles Owen Eagan of Columbus DeSales during the opening round of the Division II district tournament on Thursday, March 4 at Wilmington High School. Eddie Mowen Jr. | The Register-Herald
Season ends for 11 others from Eaton, Shawnee, Trail

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

cmowen@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 or follow on Twitter @emowenjr

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 or follow on Twitter @emowenjr