COLUMBUS – Saturday evening was heartbreaking for Miami East junior Cooper Shore as he dropped his semifinal match under unfortunate circumstances where his opponent was awarded a default victory over the Viking wrestler.
Still, Shore showed his character by rebounding in style on Sunday to earn a third place medal at 113 pounds.
And Shore had to go through two familiar wrestlers who competed in the same district a week ago, Covington’s Jericho Quinter and Eli Campbell of Legacy Christian.
First, Shore defeated Quinter 11-5 in the consolation semifinal as he controlled the entire match on his feet. He then did the same against Campbell in the consolation final on his way to an 8-2 victory.
Cooper concludes his junior year with a 30-1 record and as a two-time state placer.
Viking senior David Davis also had a big weekend as he finished fourth in the 157 pound weight class. Davis won his consolation semifinal bout with a 5-3 decision over Remington Bauer of Milan Edison and then faced Tate Geiser of Dalton in the consolation final.
In what was a very close battle, Davis came up short of placing third as Geiser held on in the end for a 5-2 win.
Davis ends his senior year with a 43-4 record and as a two-time state placer.
CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL RESULTS
113 – Cooper Shore (Miami East) dec. Jericho Quinter (Covington) – 11-5
157 – David Davis (Miami East) dec. Remington Bauer (Mil. Edison) – 5-3
THIRD PLACE MATCH
113 – Cooper Shore (Miami East) dec. Eli Campbell (Legacy Christian) – 8-2
157 – Tate Geiser (Dalton) dec. David Davis (Miami East) – 5-2