Davin Snyder finished third overall to lead the Troy wrestling squad to a 12th place finish in the league wrestling tournament on Saturday at Fairmont High School. Snyder was one of four Trojans to place in the league meet, as the team now prepares for the sectional tournament next week.
Snyder, who wrestled at 182 pounds, won his third place match over William Nibert of Centerville 9-6 after advancing through the early rounds. Snyder opened tournament play with a 12-3 major decision over Kenton WcWharter of Xenia before dropping an 11-6 decision to Seth Rawlings of Beavercreek in the quarterfinals. Snyder then pinned Jacob Newburg of Lebanon in 3:34 in the fourth consolation then defeated Seth Vondenheuvel of Sidney 11-6 to advance to the consolation semis, where he knocked off Garett Fogel of Fairmont 4-1 to get to the third place match.
Also placing fifth for Troy was Christian Nation at 220. He defeated Tyler Haworth of Wayne in 1:46 in the fifth-place match.
To get there, Nation opened the day with a pin of David Henson of Northmont in 1:31 in the opening round, and advanced into the quarterfinals, where he recorded another pin, taking down Eli Phipps of Lebanon in 2:27. Once in the semis, he lost his match to Bradley Smith of Beavercreek in 4:48 and was defeated by Henson in a rematch 15-0 to land in the fifth-place match.
Two Troy wrestlers placed sixth overall, including Brandon Lewis at 106 and Ben Andrews at 113.
Lewis opened his day with a major decision over Trevor Landon of Fairborn 14-5 and headed to the quarterfinals, where he lost to Luke Holloway of Northmont via pin in 3:07.
Lewis recovered to pin Kenneth Wilson of Fairmont in 2:16 in the fourth consolation round, and did the same to Reid Salzer of Springboro in 2:41 advancing to the consolation semis. There, he lost to Patrick Dillon of Lebanon 10-5, and he wrapped up his day losing in the fifth place match to Cole McGuire of Miamisburg 14-5 to finish sixth.
Also placing sixth was Ben Andrews at 113. Andrews lost in the quarterfinals to Chad Craft of Northmont in 48 seconds dropping him to the consolation round, where he won his next match over Ryan Fey of Greenville 6-5. In the consolation quarters, Andrews defeated Dean Hurd of Greenville 7-1 before losing in the semis to Josh Suddeth of Butler in 2:25. Once in the fifth-place match, the Trojans wrestler lost to Jacob Boulton via pin.
Also competing for Troy was Shane Love at 132, Justin Mittelstadt at 138, Frankie Quintero at 145, Shane Shoop at 152, Will Brumfield at 195, and Kameron Block at 285.
Troy now prepares for the sectional tournament next week.