By Ben Robinson
COLUMBUS – It wasn’t the start the three Versailles wrestlers were
looking for at the 79th Annual OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament in the
Jerome Schottenstein Center, but all three advanced to the second day
of the tournament with wins in the wrestle-backs.
All three Tigers wrestlers came up short in their opening round
matches as Tanner Bey dropped a 7-0 decision to Brendan Fitzgerald of
Grandview Heights at 138 pounds, Corey Dieringer fell to Drake Barnett
of Galion by the score of 6-2 at 160 pounds and Kyle Gigandet was
pinned by Paul Skye of Mogadore at 195 pounds.
Corey Dieringer then was the lone Tiger wrestler to advance with a win
in the first consolation round. He defeated Manuel Garza of Rittman by
the score of 11-5.
Tanner Bey dropped a 6-0 decision to Hugo Villerreal of Gibsonburg to
end his junior season with a 44-12 record, while Kyle Gigandet fell to
Toronto’s Drew Lowery to end his senior season at 43-11.
Dieringer will be back in action in the second round of consolations