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MHS fifth in state

Mathews wrestler Tanner Schaller won the state championship title at the VHSL Class 1 tournament last weekend, while his brother Tyler (138 lbs.) placed second in his weight class.

The Schaller brothers helped lead the Blue Devil wrestlers to a fifth-place overall finish with 110.5 team points at the tournament, held on Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

Seven of the eight MHS wrestlers taking part placed in their respective weight classes. Aside from the Schallers, other Mathews wrestlers receiving medals included Josh Rosadino (113 lbs., fourth place), Isaiah Bivins (152 lbs., fourth place), Quinton Dixon (182 lbs., fourth place), Aaron Miles (132 lbs., fifth place) and Carson Gaimari (126 lbs., sixth place). Brady Wright (170 lbs.) also competed, but did not place.

“Everyone wrestled extremely well,” said MHS head coach Josh Schaible. “Placing fifth as a team with only eight wrestlers is very difficult.”

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