McClain's Lucas Jansen won a FAC championship at 132 pounds Saturday during the conference tournament. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
McClain's Lucas Jansen won a FAC championship at 132 pounds Saturday during the conference tournament. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
WASHINGTON C.H. — The Frontier Athletic Conference held their third annual FAC Wrestling Championships at Washington High School Saturday, where McClain left with one individual conference title.

Winning the FAC championship at 132 pounds was Lucas Jansen, who defeated Washington’s Josiah Whitt by pin fall at 24 seconds for the win. In the semifinal round, both Jansen and Whitt won via forfeit.



As for the rest of the Highland County wrestlers in the event, in the 138-pound weight class, Ethan Burns (McClain) placed fourth overall. Burns wrestled and lost by a technical fall in the quarterfinals against Cody Brown of Jackson and in the third-place match was unable to wrestle due to injury.

Quinton Smith of McClain placed second overall at 152 pounds, as he received a bye in the quarterfinal and semifinals. In the first-place match he lost by tech fall to Graham Carson of Miami Trace.

McClain also had Phil Waters place second at 195 pounds, as he received a bye in the quarterfinals, and in the semifinals Waters defeated Aaron Causey of Jackson by decision. In the championship match, Waters lost to Bryce Bennett of Miami Trace by decision.

The Tigers also had Kade Rawlins place second overall, as he wrestled twice in the event. In the quarterfinals, Rawlins won via forfeit, and in the semifinals he won with a pin fall over Samuel Park of Chillicothe at 29 seconds. In the finals, Rawlins lost with a close call against Washington’s Collier Brown in OT by a 4-3 score.

Hillsboro’s Ryan Mau wrestled three times in the event. Mau won against Washington’s Zane Fetting by pin fall at 3:59 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals at 138 pounds, Mau lost to Caleb Lake of Chillicothe by tech fall. The consolation semifinals saw Burns of McClain defeat Mau by tech fall.

The 160-pound weight class saw Hillsboro’s Scottie Eastes place fourth. In the quarterfinals, he received a bye. In the semifinals, Kylan Knapp of MTHS defeated Eastes by a 5-4 decision. The consolation semifinals saw Eastes receive a bye. In the third-place match, Eastes fell to Aaron Wheeler of Jackson by a 6-4 decision.

At 182 pounds, Justin Conn placed third overall. In the quarterfinals, he received a bye, and in the semifinals Conn lost by pin fall at 5:27. In the consolation semifinals, Conn received a bye, and in the third-place match Conn won by pin fall over Dawson Wallace of Miami Trace at 3:46.

Hillsboro had Garrett Fannin wrestle at the 195-pound weight class, where he lost in the quarterfinals by pin fall but received a bye in round one of the consolation Round 1. In the consolation semifinals, he lost by a 3-1 score in OT.

Xander Hardin was fourth overall at 220 pounds for HHS, as he lost in the quarterfinals to David Tyndall by a 5-2 decision. In the consolation Round 1 match, Hardin received a bye. In the consolation semifinals, Hardin won by a 4-0 decision against Samuel Park of Chillicothe. In the third-place match, Hardin lost Tyndall by a 10-7 decision.

In the final team standings, Miami Trace won with a score of 198.5, followed by Jackson (145), Washington (144), McClain (73.5), Chillicothe (40.5) and Hillsboro (24).