DEFIANCE – The Wayne Trace wrestling team took part in the Border Wars Tournament at Defiance, which consisted of schools from the states of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

The red, white and blue had five placers in the tournament as Wayne Trace posted a first place, two second places, a fifth place and a sixth place individually.

Jarrett Hornish took the title at Defiance in the 150 pound weight class, winning all five of his matches including three via pins.

Hornish opened the tourney by pinning Dowagiac Union’s Nicholas Schultz (:59) before also pinning Fremont Ross’ Elijah Simms (5:01). After a pin of Archbold’s Ian Grime in 3:29, Hornish finished out the tournament with decisions over Elida’s Conner Douglass (8-4) and Norwalk St. Paul’s Will Steiber (5-1) to claim the tournament title.

Corbin Kimmel at 106 and Hunter Long at 138 each took second place in their respective weight class.

Kimmel won his first three matches, defeating DeKalb’s Braylon Meyer, Dowagiac Union’s A.J. Munson and Wauseon’s Zavian LaFountain before falling to Norwalk St. Paul’s Casper Caizzo in the championship match.

Long won his first four matches over Indian Lake’s Ethan Oldiges, Sandusky’s Andrik Purdy, Ayersville’s Tyler Winzeler and Findlay’s Gavin Mitchell but dropped the championship match to Eastside’s Gavin Owens.

At 157, Samuel Moore dropped his first match to Tinora’s Aiden Helmke before recording victories over Norwalk’s Mason Canalos, Dowagiac Union’s Brayan Paredes, Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart and Columbus Grove’s Landen Schroeder.

After falling to Ayersville’s Kasey Wellman, Moore wrapped up his fifth place finish by pinning Granville’s Ethan Guglielmi.

Nathan Osborn claimed sixth place in the 215 weight pound class, recording wins over Eastside’s Conner Mutzfeld and Otsego’s Carter Creps to open the tournament. However, Osborn then dropped consecutive matches to Findlay’s Tyler Treft, Swanton’s Camron Kirtz and DeKalb’s Nic Ley to take sixth.