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All-ECC Teams Include Four Milford Wrestlers

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Following the 2016-2017 season, four members of the Milford wrestling team were selected for All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference honors.  Jimmy Murphy and Kobey Bronaugh were named first team all-conference, while freshman Max Ward received recognition on the second team.  Junior Tre Spillman received honorable mention.

Senior Jimmy Murphy, first team All-ECC member, capped his outstanding career in Columbus at the OHSAA Division I State Tournament, the first Eagle to advance to the State Tournament in seven years.  He leaves Milford with the most career wins in the history of the wrestling program; the new record now stands at 140, five greater than the previous record set in 2008. 

Murphy advanced to the State Tournament following second place finishes at both the Sectional and District tournaments.  Throughout the season, he accumulated 47 wins including his second consecutive ECC championship and third consecutive Milford Invitational championship.  Murphy was selected as the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Top Wrestler of the Week in January for his 100th and 101st wins against New Richmond, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Oak Hills Duals.  Last year Murphy was named first team all-ECC, the first Milford wrestler to receive that honor since the inception of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. 

Kobey Bronaugh was named to the All-ECC first team, as well.  Bronaugh finished second at Sectionals, and advanced to the second day of Districts before losing in consolation rounds.  The sophomore brought home his first conference title at the ECC Championships, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Oak Hills Duals where he went 7-0 with seven falls over the two day tournament.  In addition to the ECC Tournament, Bronaugh won individual championships at the James V. Horning Memorial Tournament in Mason and the Milford Invitational Tournament, and placed second at the Edgewood Invitational.  Bronaugh previously was named second team All-ECC in 2016.

Max Ward received second team recognition in his first varsity season.  After a journey through the consolation rounds Ward finished in fourth place at Sectionals, and advanced to the second day of Districts before losing in consolation rounds.  The freshman was a runner-up at the ECC Tournament, placed third at the Milford Invitational, and made the podium in seventh place at the James V. Horning Memorial Tournament.

Honorable mention was awarded to Tre Spillman.  The junior placed third at the 2017 ECC Tournament, second at the Milford Invitational, and second at the James V. Horning Memorial Tournament in Mason.  Spillman took the podium as well at the Edgewood Invitational, finishing in sixth place.  He received honorable mention in 2016.

Click HERE to see the 2017 All-ECC honorees.