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BGMS grapplers place three at EOWL tournament

February 17, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
The Boardman Glenwood wrestling team wrapped up its season with three wrestlers on the podium at the EOWL wrestling tournament. The Spartans finished with 10 wins and 13 losses on the season. Each year, they face tough competition from the tri-county area and travel to compete with some of the top middle schools in the state at the middle school Federal League tournament. Coach Eric Diefenderfer is proud of the progress the wrestlers made throughout the season. Evidence of their progress came from an important win late in the season as the Spartans avenged a loss to the South Range Raiders. Each year, the season ends at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League tournament. This season ended with three BGMS placing, AJ Yaist came in fifth, Cody Slavens was sixth and Jaysen Young took second.

Diefenderfer said, “It was exciting to watch those three compete in the finals round because all three are first year wrestlers. I expect big things out of those guys at the high school and even more out of the seventh-graders returning next year.”

The 2010-11 BGMS roster includes: Brandon Alm, Jason Babnic, Danny Boerio, Nate Harris, Conner Kochansky, Vince Mancini, Matt O'Nesti, Arjun Pandya, Evan Parsly, Nick Patoray, Cole Pollak, Brandon  Rigelsky, Slavens, Dustin Sokoloski, Tyler Stolar, Tyler Strickland, Matt Valicenti, Sam Varga, Efrain Velez, Yaist, Young, and Alec Zizzo.

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AJ Yaist, Cody Slavens and Jaysen Young were top six placers at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League wrestling tournament last week.



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