On Saturday January 16, 2010 the Butler Junior High Wrestling team competed in the 4th annual Butler Duals.  The “GT” went 4-0 on the day to win the tournament for the 3rd time in 4 years.   This pushes their dual match record to 11 wins with 1 loss. 

Butler started out the day with a 57-24 victory over Shaler.  Winners for Butler by pinfall were Jared Hinkle, Ryan Hortsman, Cody Houston, Ryan Hannon, and Zack Weaver.   Winning by major decision were Mason Kauffman and Patrick Lokhaiser.   Winning by decision were Korey Caudill, Kirk Gibson, Zack Shultz, Jake Olenick, and Will Bortmas.  Most outstanding wrestler for match was Jared Hinkle.  Hinkle was up 7-0 and pushed his opponent for the fall in the 3rd period.  He also did a great job of listening to the direction of the coaching staff.  Great job Jared!

Next the Tornado defeated Fort Lebouf 81-15.  Winning by fall were Korey Caudill, Mason Boy, Jake Olenick, Patrick Lokhaiser,  and Ryan Hannon.  Zack Shultz picked up a major decision.  Receiving forfeits were Connor Foust, Jared Hinkle, Ryan Hortsman, Will Bortmas, Kirk Gibson, Xavier Bennett, Zack Weaver, and Bryant Butler.  Most outstanding wrestler was Mason Boy.  After a scoreless first period Mason came out in the 2nd period to pin his opponent.  Great job Mason!

Up next was the match of the day between Butler and NA Black.  The match was very exciting and went back and forth.   After 11 matches the GT found themselves down 31-18.  They responded in a big way to win the final 7 matches.  The “GT” fought through two injuries and defeated the Tigers 52-31.  Winning by fall were Cody Houston, Zack Weaver, and Matt Kenyon.  Winning by decision were Korey Caudill, Xavier Bennett, Will Bortmas, Ryan Hannon, and Bryant Butler.  Picking up forfeits were Connor Foust and Jared Hinkle.   Mason Boy picked up an injury default victory after being headbutted by his opponent and being forced to default by the trainer.  Xavier Bennett was the most outstanding wrestler for the match for his thrilling 3-1 overtime victory.   Great job X-man!

The Tornado finished off the day with a 78-24 victory over Hopewell.  Winning by fall were Korey Caudill, Xavier Bennett, Mike Fritz, and Zack Shultz.  Cody Houston won by technical fall 16-0.   Winning by decision were Connor Foust and Kirk Gibson.  Picking up forfeits were Jake Olenick, Will Bortmas, Ryan Hannon, Zack Weaver, Bryant Butler, and Matt Kenyon. 

The Junior High “GT” return to action on Wednesday at home against Seneca Valley.