Albion and Medina set pace at Gary Gross Memorial Wrestling Tournament

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 January 2017 at 2:27 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – The individual weight class champions from today’s annual Gary Gross Memorial Wrestling Tournament held at Medina meet here with Gross family members including Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Gross along with their sons Eric, who is Medina’s wrestling coach, and Craig, who is the head wrestling coach at Hilton.. In the front row are Travis Wiseman (Medina), Colby Petrie (Medina), Reese Ledford (Lyndonville), Jake Bensley (Medina) and Preston Flugel (Albion). In the middle row are Tim Wells (Albion), Ugene Harrison (Albion), Blake Aina (Albion), Dustin Hinkley (Lyndonville) and Elijah Sones (Medina). In the back row are Craig Gross, Mrs. Gary (Barbara) Gross, Ben Restivo (Albion), Donamic Farley (Albion), Matt Lange (Wilson), Lait Alsous (Lew-Port) and Eric Gross.

It was the day of the Purple Eagle and the Mustang at the annual Gary Gross Memorial Wrestling Tournament hosted by Medina today.

The Albion Purple Eagles led the parade to the victory podium with six individual weight class champions while the host Medina Mustangs had four winners.

Capturing top honors for Albion were Preston Flugel (132), Tim Wells (138), Ugene Harrison (145), Blake Aina (152), Ben Restivo (182) and Donamic Farley (195). Aina and Wells both went 4-0 while Fluegel, Harrison and Restivo were all 3-0.

Medina’s champions included Travis Wiseman (106), Colby Petrie (113), Jake Bensley (126) and Elijah Sones (170). Petrie went 5-0 for the tournament while Bensley was 4-0 and Sones 3-0.

Lyndonville had a pair of champions in Reese Ledford (120) and Dustin Hinkley (160) who were both 4-0.

Rounding out the list of champions were Matt Lange (220) from Wilson who went 3-0 and Lait Alsous (285) from Lew-Port who was 5-0.

Albion’s Hunter Albright in route to scoring a narrow decision win over Antonio Farruggia of Holley-Kendall.

Medina’s Da’John Brown has the upper hand here of Holley-Kendall’s Chad Miller.

Lyndonville’s Dustin Hinkley works against Cody Fouts of Lew-Port.

Nate Schoonover of Holley-Kendall works toward a win over Josh Lougen of Wilson.