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February 22, 2020

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Pirate matmen sweep tri-match

Bluffton defeats Kenton 45-18 and Grove 48-36

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton wrestling team swept visiting Kenton and Columbus Grove handily in a three-team dual meet Tuesday evening.

The host Pirates whipped Kenton 45-18 and handled Grove 48-36 to win the event. CG also beat Kenton 46-24 in the third dual match.

Bluffton's Thayne Kleman (106) won at 1:55 by pin, and Tayton Kleman also triumphed via pin at 113 lbs. vs. the Wildcats. Landen Luginbihl also won by a 4-1 decision at 220 lbs.

Pirates Jeremy Sturgeon (120), Elias Mault (126), Trent Howard (195) and Mason Davis (132) all won by forfeit. 

Bluffton's Thayne Kleman also won vs. Grove by pin at 1:13 in the 106 lbs. class. Sturgeon (120) won via pin at 1:17 vs. CG. 

Basil (138) pinned his Grove opponent in 1:03 to earn another victory.

Tayton Kleman, Davis, Howard and Luginbihl all won by voided weight class forfeits vs. CG.

Bluffton (4-6) wrestles in the Northwest Conference championship meet at Columbus Grove Saturday, February 15. Competition starts at 10 a.m.

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