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Bronaugh and Ward at OHSAA District Wrestling Tourney This Weekend

Posted on: February 28, 2019

A LOOK AHEAD:  Kobey Bronaugh and Max Ward will take to the mats at the OHSAA Division I District Wrestling Championship, to be held Friday, March 1st and Sat., March 2nd at Kettering Fairmont High School.

Ward will open the tournament facing Matt Motter (Butler) out of the Centerville I Sectional, while Bronaugh is scheduled to face Middletown’s Aundre Zornes who advanced from the Centerville II Sectionals.

Four wrestlers from each weight class and an alternate will qualify for the State Tournament to be held March 7th - 9th, 2019.


District Wrestling Championships - Division I

Kettering Fairmont High School, Trent Arena

3301 Shroyer Rd

Kettering OH  45429


Friday, March 1:         4:00 pm

Saturday, March 2:      10:00 am; finals at 6:00 pm 

Click HERE for admission, parking and other information. 

Brackets for the District Championships can be found HERE.



A second place finish extended Kobey Bronaugh’s senior season, as he will move on to the District Tournament.  Bronaugh moved right through the #138 bracket to the championship match with a bye, a fall in 5:32 over Moeller’s Hornback, and an 11-7 victory of #2 seed Thomas of Elder.  The #3 seed Bronaugh earned second after a 15-1 loss to #1 seed Niffenegger of LaSalle.

At #138, Max Ward started with a 10-8 win over Kaimann from Elder and a fall over Withrow’s Wheeler in 4:55 before a fall to #1 seed Casey Wiles of LaSalle, who went on the win the individual title.  However, in the consolation bracket he won a 13-3 major decision over Kaimann yet again.  Wrestling for third place, Ward lost 6-0 to King of Fairfield to end the day in fourth and a spot at Districts.


A LOOK BACK AT RECENT DISTRICTS:  In both 2017 and 2018, and despite advancing to the second day of the competitions, Bronaugh and Ward were unable to advance to the State Championship Meet.  Bronaugh finished 6th at the 2018 Sectional Tournament.