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Welcome to the NEW HOME of CRUISER Wrestling. Use the tabs above to navigate this area. Keep an eye out on NEWS below for updated information on the 2003-2004 team.

 

 : Last updated: February 01, 2004

 

                            

   COACHES CORNER

Click here to find out more about practices and scrimmages.

 

Wrestling Links

2003 Pre-Season Results

2002-2003 Season and 2003 Summer Results

2002 - 2003 Team Photo

2003 Returning Letter Winners Profiles

Maps to area schools

Varsity Wins Club

 

OHSAA Changes 2004 Districts

OHSSA has just come out with information on the 2004 Sectional and District tournaments.   They are combining schools from the Central and 3 Southeast Schools for 3 sectionals that qualify to a District tournament hosted by Central.  We will be joined at Districts by the qualifiers from one of the Southwest sectionals.

Practice for the 2003 – 04 Season has Started

As always, practice will be held at Middle School South in the balcony.  Practice this year begins at 2:30. (YEAH – Finally a decent practice time!!)

Be there ready to go.  If you have any questions, call Coach Mossor.

Important Notes

Here we will list any new information or recent changes for the season.

** The links on this page to top wrestlers, schedules and so on have been fixed.  Sorry!

 

Cruiser News

 

Update for the Week of February 1st  

 

 

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Cruisers Split Forces and Represent Groveport Well !!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Cruiser spilt up forces today.  Part of the team went to Thomas Worthington Tournament, another part went to the Newark JV Tournament, while some stayed home to recuperate!

 

It turned out to be a productive day for all.  In total, the Cruisers came home with 5 championships, 5 runner-ups, and two 4th place finishers!!

 

Go Cruisers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

At the Thomas Worthington Tournament:

 

Matt Mossor (125) – 1st Place

Ian Badger (135) – 4th Place

Tommy Cunningham (145) – 1st Place

Ben Trujillo (171) – 1st Place

Matt Ray (189) – 2nd Place

Garrett Selfinger (215) – 4th Place

 

At the Newark JV Tournament:

 

Victor Bell (103) – 2nd

Chris Farrington (130) – 1st

Nick Reaper (140) – 2nd

Trevor Witt (145) – 1st

Matt Brumm (152) – 2nd

TJ Lovings (160) – 2nd

 

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Cruiser Suffer 1st OCC Dual Defeat

 

The Cruisers were streched thin by injuries and other circumstances when they faced the defending OCC Champs from Hilliard Davidson.  Although the wrestlers put up a great fight, it was not enough to overcome all the adversity. 

 

Winning for the Cruisers

Matt Mossor (125), Ian Badger (135), Tom Cunningham (145), Eric Litz (171), 

Ben Trujillo (189), Matt Ray (215)

 

Next up: Thomas Worthington Tournament, Saturday – January 31st.

 

 

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                                                     Groveport 48 – Worthington Kilbourne 25

After a wild night of coaching moves, the Cruisers prevailed over the

Wolves from Worthington Kilbourne by a score of 48-25.   Both teams

came into the match short wrestlers, so the coaches continued to move

wrestlers around to give their teams the best possible advantage.

The Cruisers took advantage of the changes and won six of the nine

contested matches securing their third straight OCC win.

 

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Cruisers tested at Top Gun Tournament

 

 Placing at Top Gun

 

Matt Mossor (125) – 3rd

 

Tommy Cunningham (145) – medically defaulted to 6th

 

Ben Trujillo (171) – 7th

It was another tough weekend of wrestling at the Top Gun Tournament held annually in Alliance.   The Cruisers found out why this is considered one of the toughest tournaments in Ohio.

 

Notable Performances by Cruisers

 

Matt Mossor (125), despite an injury sustained during his Quarter Finals match, went on to capture third place with a record of 5 – 1 for the tournament.

 

Tommy Cunningham (145) had to medically default to 6th place after an injury forced him to withdraw during his Semi-Finals match.  He was ahead in the match and appeared to be on his way to capturing the championship.

 

Ben Trujillo (171) was able to wrestle well enough to place seventh.  He ended the tournament with a record of 3-2, including a pin and a tech fall.

 

 

 

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 Cruisers Victorious in 2nd OCC Dual!!

 

Groveport 42 – Westerville South 38

Despite have to give Westerville South two forfeits, the Cruisers moved to 2-0 in OCC Dual Matches after their match last week.  The match started with Chris Farrington recording his first OCC win by defeating Echowski 9-3.  Two other key wins came from Ian Badger who beat Storbeck by a decision and from Matt Ray who pinned the highly touted Legg in the second period.

 

Winning for the Cruisers:

Matt Mossor (125), Chris Farrington (130), Ian Badger (135), Tommy Cunningham (145), Ben Trujillo (171), and Matt Ray (189)

 

Next OCC match is Thursday 1/22 at home against Worthington Kilbourne.

 

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3rd Place Again!

Cruiser Champions!
But it is not so bad!  While the Cruisers were still unable to win a tournament, they took 3rd place at the Hilliard Darby Team Tournament.  What makes this outstanding is that they did it with only 8 wrestlers competing.  Several wrestlers attended the JV tournament, while other varsity members are recovering from injuries. 

 

 

 

 

Even with that, Groveport Cruisers had the MOST champions of any team there.  Four wrestlers were crowned champions, Matt Mossor (125), Tim Weidner (140), and Tommy Cunningham (145).  Junior, Ben Trujillo (171), took second place and sophomore Matt Ray (189) took third.

 

And for the third time in four tournaments, a Cruiser Wrestler was named Most Valuable Wrestler.  Because of his dominating win over state placer, Eric Wanner from Olentangy, Matt Mossor was named MVW of the tournament!

 

JV Scores again at St. Charles Tournament!!

 

 

Several of the JV wrestlers placed at the tough St. Charles JV tournament held on 1/10/04.

 

Victor Bell – 103 – Placed 3rd

Chris Farrington – 130 – Place  3rd

Nick Reaper – 140 – Placed 3rd

 

Way to go JV!

 

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 Cruisers bounce back to win Seasons First OCC Dual!!

 

Groveport 41 – Grove City 32

Coming back from a disappointing showing is the mark of great competitors and is exactly what the Varsity wrestling team did this week at the seasons first OCC Dual Meet.  Despite their finish at the State Duals, the Cruisers came back with a vengence and won 8 out of 12 contested matches. Giving them their first win over Grove City in 4 years.

 

Winning for the Cruisers:

Matt Mossor (125) , Ian Badger (135), Tim Weidner (140), Tommiy Cunningham (145), Ben Trujillo (171), Matt Ray (189), and Garrett Selfinger (215)

 

 

JV Wrestlers show what they are made of!!

 

The Varsity was not the only one that had a good night.  Even though there were only 3 JV matches, all three were won by the Cruisers.

 

Nick Reaper won by a pin.

Matt Brumm and TJ Lovings both won by a decision.

 

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It was a rough day at the State Duals!

Unfortunately, the Cruisers were unable to field a full team, which severely hampered their efforts to place at this event. However, it did give the wrestlers an opportunity to see and wrestle some of the best wrestlers in their weight classes from around the state. Several Cruisers came away with at least 2 wins out of 3 matches.  Those wrestlers included Matt Mossor (125), Ian Badger (135), Ben Trujillo (171), and Matt Ray (189).

 

Now on to the OCC!!

 

 

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Cruisers place 10 of 12 at Holiday Tournament! 

 

 


The Varsity Team returned to action after the holidays by competing at the always-tough Tiffin Columbian Wendy’s Classic. Even though the team was disappointed with their third place finish (out of 18 teams), the Cruisers had to be happy that ten of the twelve wrestlers that traveled to Tiffin placed in the top 6 in their weight class.  Only one other team in the tournament that had more placers, Toledo Central Catholic. 

However, the Cruisers can boast about having the most champions at the tournament. Four of our wrestlers competed in the championship matches, and four came home with 1st Place. 

 

Placing for the Cruisers

 

112 – Mark Wilson – 6th                   125 – Matt Mossor – 1st                   135 – Ian Badger – 6th           

140 – Tim Weidner – 4th                      145 – Tommy Cunningham – 1st      152 – Trevor Witt – 4th                

171 - Ben Trujillo – 1st   

      189 – Matt Ray – 5th          215– Garrett Selfinger – 5th

 

 

Highlights of the Tournament:

 

Matt Mossor became Groveport-Madison first ever three-time winner of this Tournament!

 

Tim Weidner passed the 50+ varsity wins mark at this Tournament!

Tommy Cunningham and Matt Mossor both passed the impressive 125+ varsity wins at the Tournament!

 

Trevor Witt pins the Lexington 152 pound wrestler for a personal victory!!

 

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Groveport Wins Dual Meet!!

 

Groveport 45 – Pickerington North 25

 

The Cruisers traveled to Pickerington North on the 23rd to compete against the Pathers wrestling team in Groveport first dual meet of the season. Due to illness, the Crusiers had to make some adjustments in the line-up. Several wrestlers bumped up a weight class to fill in weight classes. But a couple of key performances lead the Groveport Wrestlers to the victory!

 

Highlight of the event:

 Garrett Selfinger’s Pin at Heavyweight. Garrett was down on points early in his match.  He continued to fight back to make the score close before PINNING his way to victory!!

 

Winning for the Cruisers

 

125 – C. Mullins by forfeit

130 – Mossor by pin

135 – Badger by pin

140 – Weidner by decision

145 – Cunningham by pin

171 – Lovings by pin

275 – Selfinger by pin

 

Other Key Performance:

Although Trujillo did not win, he bumped up a weight class to wrestle the #2 ranked wrestler in the area. Even though he was giving up almost 20 pounds, he wrestled a strong match and only lost by 2.

 

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JV Takes Mt. Gilead by Storm!

 

While the varsity had the weekend off, the JV team traveled to Mt. Gilead to compete against other JV teams from Watkins, Pickerington Central, Dublin Scioto, etc. While only taking 8 wrestlers, every wrestler won at least one match to help the Cruisers come home with the Championship Trophy.

 

 

Placing for the Cruisers

 

112 – Mark Wilson – 3rd

130 – Chris Farrington – 1st

140 – Nick Reaper – 2nd

152 – Trevor Witt – 1st

160 – TJ Lovings – 3rd

Hvy – Garrett Selfinger – 2nd

 

Way to go Cruisers!!!!!

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The Few, The Proud, The Cruiser Wrestlers!!!!!!!!

 

Varsity Wrestling Team Takes 3rd Place at Raider Rumble

 

 

Placers for the Cruisers

 

125 – Matt Mossor – 1st Place

(including 2 wins over state placers, both of whom are Nationally Ranked by Wrestling USA)

140 – Tim Weidner 1st Place

 (including a win in the finals over a state placer)

145 – Tommy Cunningham – 1st Place

(including a win over a state placer in the finals)

160 – Eric Litz – 1st Place

 (including a win by pin in the finals over a state placer)

171 – Ben Trujillo – 1st Place

(including a win over the #1 seed)

 130 – Jesse Wood – 2nd Place

(including a win over a state qualifier and a close match with a state placer)

135 – Ian Badger – 3rd Place

189 – Matt Ray 3rd Place

112 – Mark Wilson – 4th Place

152 – Trevor Witt – 6th Place

 

Matt Mossor – was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament!!

 

**One other fact of interest – Ben Trujillo reached the 50-varsity win mark at this tournament.

 

 

The Cruiser Varsity wrestling team traveled to the Raider Rumble held in Union, Kentucky.  This was a 10-team pool tournament that included quality teams such as:

 

South Oldham – 2003 team State Champions

 Campbell County, Ryle, and LaRue County - all of which place in the top 10 as a team at the 2003 state tournament

and Grissom – 2003 team State Runners-Up in Alabama.

 

Due to the flu and other circumstances, the Cruisers traveled with only 10 varsity wrestlers and returned with 10 tournament placers. Including the most individual champions of any team there. Even with depleted numbers, the wrestlers still managed to finish the tournament in 3rd place as team, only 16 points out of first place.

 

Again, the team made a statement by recording 25 pins, 2 technical falls, and racking up 313 ½ team points. And, for the second week in a row, the team returns with the award for the Most Outstanding Wrestler.

 

 

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Cruisers Start Off with a 3rd Place Finish at the Mt Vernon Wazie Tournament

 

 

 

The Cruiser Varsity wrestling team traveled to Mt Vernon 13-team tournament. With a wacky scoring system that allowed eliminated wrestlers to still earn points for their team, the Cruisers still placed 3rd overall. The team only took 12 wrestlers, but did an outstanding job.  All of the wrestlers that went placed in the top 8.

 

The team set a team record for pins and team points in

a single tournament.  In one day, the Cruisers recorded

26 pins and 474 points!!!

 

NICE START CRUISERS!!!!

 

Pictures to come later this week!

 

Next week the Cruisers travel to Kentucky to take on 5 teams, that placed in the top ten in their states last year.

Placers for the Cruisers

 

103 – Victor Bell – 8th Place

125 – Matt Mossor – 1st Place (5-0 record for the day)

130 – Jesse Wood – 3rd Place (3-2 record for the day)

135 – Ian Badger – 8th Place

140 – Tim Weidner – 2nd Place (4-1 record for the day)

145 – Tommy Cunningham – 1st Place (4-0 record for the day)

160 – Eric Litz – 3rd Place (3-1 record for the day)

171 – Ben Trujillo – 1st Place (5-0 record for the day)

189 – Matt Ray – 2nd Place (3-1 record for the day)

215 – Garrett Selfinger – 5th Place (3-1 record for the day)

 

Tommy Cunningham – was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament!!

 

 

**One other fact of interest – Eric Litz crossed over the 50-varsity win mark at this tournament.

 

 

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Wrestlers start the season at the All-Star Meet

 

The Central – Ohio All Star Preview was held last Tuesday at Hilliard Darby.  Several Cruiser wrestlers qualified; unfortunately, Tommy Cunningham was the only one to walk away with a win.  Tommy wrestled and beat Nate Bowman from Big Walnut.  Joey McGee and Matt Mossor both were unable to compete because of injuries.  Despite a losing effort, both Eric Litz and Ben Trujillo wrestled tough matches.  Both matches were very close.  Nice job wrestlers!

For ALL Results, click here Central Ohio All Star Match 2003

 

 

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Cunningham signs with VMI

 

Yes!  It is official.  Tommy Cunningham signed to wrestle in college for

the Virginia Military Institute.

 The official signing was held last week at the high school cafeteria.

WAY TO GO TOMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                

        

 

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Six Cruiser wrestlers name to all-star Preview

 

Congratulations to the following wrestlers name as Central-Ohio All-Star Wrestlers

 

Tommy Cunningham (Senior), Eric Litz (Senior), Joey McGee (Junior),

and Matt Mossor (Senior)

 

Also named as alternates

 

Ben Trujillo (Junior), and Tim Weidner (Senior)

 

The All-Star preview will be held on Tuesday November 25th at Hilliard Darby High School!!  Good Luck Cruisers!!!!

 

 

 

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2003 Pre-Season Results on Link Above!

2003 Summer Updates – Now on 2002-2003 Results Page

 

 

 

 

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