By Ron Nunnari – Rnunnari@aimmediamidwest.com
KETTERING — Three Northmont wrestlers battled their way through a field of tough competition at the district tournament at Kettering’s Trent Arena on Friday and Saturday to qualify for the upcoming state tournament in Columbus, set for Thursday through Saturday.
Senior Bryan Heyward placed 2nd in the 220 pound weight class; junior Andrew Knick placed 2nd in the 145 pound weight class and junior Seth Frantz placed third at heavyweight.
Heyward (39-7) will face freshman Riley Ucker (39-11) of Dublin Coffman on mat nine in the first round at state.
Knick (41-6) will face senior Brady Pethtel (30-7) of Lewis Center Olentangy on mat 10 in the first round at state.
Frantz (42-6) will face senior Jack Roesch (35-4) of Avon on a mat to be determined in the first round in Columbus.