Mehlville crowns wrestiling champs

The Mehlville School District recently crowned champions in 12 different weight classes at the annual middle school wrestling tournament.

Bernard Middle School students earned the most medals, capturing seven first-place finishes, five-second place finishes and four third-place finishes for a total of 16.

Next in the medal standings was Buerkle Middle School with 15, with pupils earning two first-place finishes, five second-place finishes and eight third-place finishes.

Oakville Middle School claimed four medals, picking up two first-place finishes and two second-place finishes.

Washington Middle School earned one first-place medal.

Individual first place winners were:

• 75-85 pounds — Zak McManemin, sixth grade, Bernard Middle.

• 85-95 pounds — Jimmy Brockman, seventh grade, Washington Middle.

• 93-99 pounds — Kris Rogers, seventh grade, Oakville Middle.

• 100-107 pounds — Austin Bennet, sixth grade, Bernard Middle.

• 110-115 pounds — Caleb Gianino, seventh grade, Bernard Middle.

• 118-122 pounds — Dennis Baynes, seventh grade, Bernard Middle.

• 125-129 pounds — Brandon Brown, seventh grade, Bernard Middle.

• 132-134 pounds — Aaron Jeffers, eighth grade, Bernard Middle.

• 136-145 pounds — James Lupo, seventh grade, Bernard Middle.

• 145-165 pounds — Ben Smith, seventh grade, Buerkle Middle.

• 171-179 pounds — Tony D’Angelo, eighth grade, Oakville Middle.

• 190-224 pounds — Logan Schoen, seventh grade, Buerkle Middle.

Serving as tournament director was Larry Hester. The wrestling tournament was coordinated by Rocky Streb.