2018-01-10 / Sports

Two SHS wrestlers 5-0 at Redskin Invitational


Jacob Horst of the host Redskins took first place in the 160 pound weight class at the Sandusky Invitational wrestling meet on Saturday. 
Photo by Dale Ball Jacob Horst of the host Redskins took first place in the 160 pound weight class at the Sandusky Invitational wrestling meet on Saturday. Photo by Dale Ball SANDUSKY – The Sandusky Redskins had just eight wrestlers available on Saturday, but four of those combined for and 15-2 record on the day.

At the Redskin Invitational, juniors Cody Hartz and Jacob Horst led the way by each posting 4-0 marks. Just behind were Nathan Haupt (3-1) and Anthony Filkins (4-1).

Hartz, a state qualifier a year ago, scored pins in his first two matches at 152 pounds. In his third match, he stopped a quality competitor in Brown City’s Jacob Martus on a major decision (11-2). In the title match, Hartz, now 22-2 on the season, scored a 14-7 decision over Hunter Eurich of Mio-Au Sable, who was also state qualifier in 2017 at 145.

“He handled both wrestlers quite easily and earned himself his second Most Valuable Wrestler Award in the last two weeks,” remarked Coach Adam Filkins of the ‘Skins. “He is wrestling very well right now and it’s very fun to watch him work on the mat.”

Horst, another Redskin junior, won all four of his matches with pins. In the finals at 160, he pinned Chris Bush of Mio-AuSable in 1:03. His longest match of the day was a pin in 1:07, which was also against Bush.

Despite the passing of his grandfather, Horst (17-4) was able to keep a focus on his matches.

Coach Filkins noted, “He learned about the loss of his grandfather early in the day, but still walked through the 160-pound bracket.”

Anthony Filkins (17-7), another junior, won his first four matches, all by pins, before losing to Almont’s Hunter Spies (p. 3:03).

At 112 pounds, Haupt, a freshman, was pinned in his opening match by Luke Sirois of Anchor Bay. However, he battled back with four straight wins, including the third place match where he scored a narrow, 7-6, decision over Michael Mausolf of Ubly.

Brown City had a second place finish at 171 pounds from Eric Martus. The BC junior won his first three matches, two by pin, before falling to Hunter Sweatland of St. Charles (p. :36) in the championship match. Sweatland placed 3rd at State at 160 pounds last winter.

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