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ECC Championship Week For Milford Wrestlers

Posted on: February 11, 2018

SETTING THE SCENE:  Milford had a break as the team prepared for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.  Prior to the upcoming ECC meet Milford will travel to Little Miami for their final regular season date.   Though the previous week started with a loss to St. Xavier, the weekend ended on a high note as Milford collected two wins over ECC rivals Anderson and Kings, and alumnus Mike Reckman was inducted into the Milford Hall of Fame.


A LOOK BACK:  Junior Luke Schneider (#126) collected his first varsity win when Milford took on St. Xavier on Fri., Feb. 2.  The Eagles fell to the Bombers 12-52, but Kobey Bronaugh (#132) and Ray Clayton (#120) joined Schneider with wins for the Eagles.

Milford then headed to Anderson on Sat., Feb. 3 to meet up with ECC rivals Anderson and Kings, a preview of the upcoming ECC Championships.  The Eagles rebounded from the loss to St. Xavier and left with two team wins, a 42-24 defeat of Kings, and a close 37-36 victory over Anderson. 

Milford’s weekend was capped by the narrow victory over Anderson. The Eagles started down 24 points due to forfeits, and found themselves behind by 36 points after the first two matches.  However, Milford then collected seven consecutive victories capped by a fall from freshman Connor Hawkins (#170) to defeat Anderson by just one point.

Double Winners for the Eagles on Saturday included Justin Bell (#170), Bronaugh, Tristin Messerschmidt (#138), Mason Roy (#145), Schneider, and Jack Ward (#152).


WRESTLER INDUCTED INTO THE MILFORD HALL OF FAME:  Milford Wrestling would like to recognize our newest member into the Milford Athletics Hall of Fame, Mike Reckman from the Class of 1995, who was inducted this past weekend. 

Mike Reckman:

  • Earned four varsity letters in wrestling
  • Career wrestling record of 111 – 25
  • Tournament record: 11 – 1st place, 7 – 2nd place, 4 – 3rd place, 3 – 4th place
  • 2nd most career wins in school history at the time of his graduation
  • Two-time Greater Miami Conference (GMC) wrestling champion (1994, 1995)
  • Two-time sectional champion wrestling champion (1994, 1995)
  • District wrestling champion (1995)
  • Three-time state wrestling qualifier (1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Milford Wrestling Hall of Fame Member (1995)
  • 1995 High School All-American in wrestling
  • Earned three varsity letters in cross country
  • Greater Miami Conference (GMC) Cross Country Team Championship (1994)

Congratulations Mike!


THE WEEK AHEAD:  After a week off, the Eagles return to face Little Miami High School, and will end the week at the Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships at Loveland High School.  The Eagles finished in fourth place at last year’s ECC Championships, with five Milford wrestlers taking the podium, four still on the roster for the Eagles including: Kobey Bronaugh (113) who brought home his first conference title; Max Ward, the runner-up at 120; Tre Spillman (160) finished in third place; and at 145, Jack Ward finished in fourth.

  • Wednesday, 2/14:                   Milford @ Little Miami High School, 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, 2/17:                       Milford @ ECC Championships, Loveland High School, 9:30 am


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 2/12/18

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

Justin Bell:  2nd - #170 (14-16, 10 pins)

Kobey Bronaugh:  1st - #126 (32-5, 24 pins)

Ray Clayton:  3rd - #120 (15-14, 4 pins)

Derek Elliott:  t-4th - #160 (13-15, 6 pins)

Jared Frederick:  4th - #106 (1-5)

Jonah Fouts:  4th - #113 (1-5)

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

Connor Hawkins:  5th - #170 (3-4, 2 pins)

Chad Lynn:  4th - #132 (3-11, 2 pins)

Tristan Messerschmidt:  t-3rd - #138 (4-12, 4 pins)

Alex Price:  4th - #152 (2-5, 2 pins)

Mason Roy:  3rd - #145 (9-14, 6 pins)

Luke Schneider:  7th - #26 (4-1)

Jack Ward:  3rd - #152 (7-14, 3 pins)

Max Ward:  7th - #120 (9-5, 5 pins)

Click HERE for ECC stats.


POLL WATCH:   The final poll of the 2017-2018 season was released 2/5/2018, 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.