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Bronaugh Wins Third MIT Championship; St. Xavier, Anderson And Kings Up Next For Milford Wrestling

Posted on: February 1, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  Milford will have a preview of some of the competition at the upcoming Eastern Cincinnati Conference championships when they face Anderson and Kings this weekend.  Prior to that meeting, the Eagles will head to St. Xavier High School on Friday.  Last week, Kobey Bronaugh won his third consecutive championship at the Milford Invitational Tournament.


A LOOK BACK:  The Eagles started the weekend with the OHSAA Regional Dual Team Tournament.  The Tournament was held at Western Brown High School, and #6 Milford was paired with #3 Little Miami.  Though many of the individual matches went into the third period, Little Miami advanced as a team with a 66-12 victory.  Individual winners included Kobey Bronaugh (#132) with a quick fall in the first period, his 24th win of the season and 17th fall, and Connor Hawkins (#182), who with a come-from-behind fall in the third period collected his first varsity win. 

Suffering from some injuries and illness, the wrestling Eagles were unable to defend their Milford Invitational Tournament title from 2017.  Kobey Bronaugh claimed his third consecutive MIT championship, this year at #132.  Ray Clayton nearly mounted a comeback over his Winton Wood opponent in the #120 championship round, but placed an impressive second.  Justin Bell (#170) visited the podium for the first time in a varsity tournament, in sixth place.

Milford ended the tournament tied with Indian Hill in eleventh place. The MIT featured seventeen teams from the Cincinnati region, four of those from the ECC as a number of programs ranked in the top ten of the area coaches’ poll: #3 Harrison from Division I, and #7 Indian Hill, #9 New Richmond, and #10 Monroe from Division II-III. 

Final MIT Team Results:  1. New Richmond 218.0; 2. Monroe 202.0; 3. Winton Woods 190.0; 4. Middletown 166.0; 5. Mason B 160.0; 6. Xenia 154.0; 7. Kings 145.0; 8. Northwest 139.0; 9. Fairborn 133.0; 10. East Clinton 113.0; 11. Indian Hill 100.0; 11. Milford 100.0; 13. Harrison 98.0; 14. Turpin 91.0; 15. Batavia 90.0; 16. Withrow 34.0; 17. Walnut Hills 6.0.      

For individual bracket results and more, click HERE.


THE WEEK AHEAD:  The Eagles will be busy this weekend, as they travel to St. Xavier High School before a trip to Anderson to see ECC rivals Anderson and Kings.

Friday, 2/2:                  Milford @ St. Xavier High School, 7:00 pm

Saturday, 2/3:              Milford @ Anderson HS/Kings HS, Anderson High School, 6:00 pm 

Following the weekend, the Eagles will have a break before heading into the end of the season.  Milford will be off before action resumes on Wed., Feb. 14th at Little Miami.


INSIDE THE ECC:  With just five member schools reporting, the following Eagles are among the leaders in the league in their respective weight classes as of 1/31/18:

Adam Anderson:  5th - #145 (4-5, 2 pins)

Justin Bell:  3rd - #170 (8-7, 5 pins)

Kobey Bronaugh:  1st - #126 (20-4, 14 pins)

Ray Clayton:  t-6th - #120 (7-8, 2 pin)

Derek Elliott:  t-4th - #160 (11-11, 6 pins)

Jared Frederick:  4th - #106 (1-5)

Hayden Harvey:  t-4th - #285 (3-8, 3 pins)

Connor Hawkins:  5th - #170 (1-2)

Chad Lynn:  4th - #132 (3-11, 2 pins)

Tristan Messerschmidt:  t-4th - #138 (2-4)

Mason Roy:  4th - #145 (6-5, 4 pins)

Jack Ward:  3rd - #152 (6-11, 2 pins)

Max Ward:  t-4th - #120 (9-5, 5 pins)


POLL WATCH:   The final poll of the 2017-2018 season has been released, and LaSalle will end the year as the top ranked team followed by Elder, Harrison, Mason and Fairfield.  Loveland, the only ECC program in the top ten, ends the year at seventh. Just three teams received votes in the final poll, none of which were schools from the ECC.  Click HERE for the area coaches’ poll.