It’s called the Greatest Show in Wrestling, and the 42nd annual Medina Invitational held Christmas week lived up to its billing last month as Medina County wrestlers excelled in this premier holiday tournament.
For Wadsworth, it was payback time as the Grizzlies bounced back from last year’s third-place showing to take their first MIT team title in school history.
The Grizzlies had champs Cody Surratt (160 pounds) – a runner-up last year – and Joey Baughman (170).
Second-place finishes were added from Luke Baughman (132) and Clay McComas (220) to keep Wadsworth in a position to win, setting the stage for finals drama. Grizzlies heavyweight Jordan Earnest notched a 3-1 win over Perry’s Matt Carrick to finish third, and kept Wadsworth two points ahead of Detroit Catholic Central, Michigan and four ahead of Perry.