Knights' Rohskopf MVP, frosh Woods champ

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It was the season-opening weekend for wrestlers, but West Holmes senior Max Rohskopf showed he's already in state-caliber form.

Rohskopf won the Most Valuable Wrestler award in leading the Knights to third place at the 16-team Cambridge Invitational Saturday.

In a rematch of a state tournament match, Rohskopf won over Canal Fulton Northwest's Kyle Harris, the NC State recruit Rohskopf prevailed again with a pin in 1:29 to finish 5-0 at 145 pounds.

Also winning a title for West Holmes was freshman Cole Woods (106). Woods stuck his first two opponents and then beat Josiah Hrusch 8-6 to reach the finals., where he scored a 4-2 decision over Anthony Heavlin of Harrison Central.

Josiah Allison (113) took second. Matt Schlegel finished fourth at 160.

Minerva (194.5) won the team title, followed by Thornville Sheridan (191.5) and West Holmes (162.5).

"It was a good start to the season for us," West Holmes coach Jeff Woods said. "It's getting to be a better and better tournament. There are four pools of four to make 16-man brackets.

"It's nice for our young guys because everybody's able to get five matches. We definitely know what we need to work on now."

Allison scored pins in his first three matches and added a pin in the semifinal. He suffered a first-period fall in the finals against Josh Henderson of Lisbon Beaver.

Schlegel posted pins in his first two matches and added a 3-2 decision to reach the finals. He got stuck in his match against Cambridge, and fell 6-5 in the battle for third.

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