Osage grapplers take loss against Fatima last week

State-ranked Skyler Bax struggles against state-ranked Fatima's Ryan Strope in a tough match.

State-ranked Skyler Bax struggles against state-ranked Fatima's Ryan Strope in a tough match. Photo by Alison Schneider.

School of the Osage wrestling took a break from a long list of road meets to host the Fatima Comets last Thursday at the Heritage Gymnasium on the Mills Campus. It was good to be home, but the Indians were edged out, taking a 36-33 loss at the hands of the Comets.

Aidan Williams took on Zach Aughtman in the 170-weight class and turned a 7-0 lead into a win by pinning his opponent after a tough 3:16.

State-ranked sophomore Chris Johnson defeated Caleb Schroeder in the 120-weight class by a 12-6 decision. Jonson is currently ranked eighth in Class 2 for his division and his personal season record is 28 wins and 9 losses.

Four Indians have earned state rankings according to the Jan. 18 poll.

Sophomore Kyle Carroll is on the list for the second week in a row, ranking 12th in the 106 class. Carroll dropped his match against Fatima’s number five-ranked freshman Cody Huhn. Huhn took the match by a 12-0 technical fall.

Junior Zach Curran made the cut, earning a number 11 ranking in the 113-weight class. Curran was unopposed in the Fatima match and won by default. Curran has a 26-12 record for the season thus far, but was sidelined with an injury for the Fatima meet.

Senior Greg Crosby is currently ranked at number 13 in the 145 division. He was defeated by Luke DeOrnellis after a hard-fought power struggle on the mat.

Osage was back on the road on Saturday, participating in two tournaments. The JV squad was at Fulton while the varsity grapplers spent the day in Lebanon.

They will be in Owensville this Friday and Buffalo on Saturday. The final home match will be next Tuesday, Jan. 29 when they host Fulton and Warsaw at the Heritage Gym. Start time is 5:30 p.m.


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