COLUMBUS – Chase Vanderhorst and Jericho Quinter became the 16th and 17th wrestlers in Buccaneer history to earn state medals as Vanderhorst finished 5th at 126 pounds and Quinter took sixth at 113 pounds on Sunday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
For Chase, he became the third in the Vanderhorst family to place at state. His uncle Craig place 3rd at 138 pounds in 1983 and 3rd at 145 pounds in 1984, while his older brother Cael was a three-time state placer as he took 8th at 113 pounds in 2018, 4th at 113 pounds in 2019 and 4th at 138 pounds in 2021. With his 5th place finish, Chase earned the sixth state medal for the Vanderhorst family.
Chase opened Sunday’s action in the consolation semifinal against Carson Chiesa (43-7) of Delta and found himself down 3-1 late in the third period after a reversal. With seconds left on the clock, Vanderhorst scrambled and was extremely close to recording a reversal of his own, but time ran out before he could complete the maneuver.
The forced Vanderhorst into a match against Drake Kanyuch (44-14) of Shenandoah for fifth place and the Buccaneer wrestler broke open a close match with a big takedown in the final period to seal at 7-2 victory.
In all, Chase went 4-2 in the state tournament with his two defeats coming against a state finalist and the third place finisher. Vanderhorst ends his sophomore season with a 32-5 record
Jericho Quinter’s consolation quarterfinal match was against Cooper Shore (30-1) of Miami East, who finished second in state a year ago at 113 pounds and was the favorite of many to win state this year. Shore handed the Buccaneer wrestler an 11-5 defeat and Quinter then faced Trevor Wilcox (37-9) in a match for fifth place.
Unfortunately, Quinter came up short in his final match 10-6 and finished in sixth place at 113 pounds.
Quinter went 3-3 at state with is defeats coming to a state finalist, a third place finisher and the fifth place finisher.
Jericho ends his sophomore season with a 34-8 record.
CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL RESULTS
113 – Cooper Shore (Miami East) dec. Jericho Quinter (Covington) – 11-5
126 – Carson Chiesa (Delta) dec. Chase Vanderhorst (Covington) – 3-1
FIFTH PLACE MATCH
113 – Trevor Wilcox (Otsego) dec. Jericho Quinter (Covington) – 10-6
126 – Chase Vanderhorst (Covington) dec. Drake Kanyuch (Shenandoah) – 7-2