Brecksville-Broadview Heights wrestlers bid opponents a good morning -- then had one of their own.
Boosted by a few wins in the consolation round, the Bees moved up one notch to second place in the 50th Brecksville Invitational Holiday Tournament on Thursday.
Defending Ohio Division I state champion Wadsworth, seeking its third straight title in this event -- the oldest holiday tournament in America -- leads with 120 points. Brecksville has 106, three ahead of Bedford Chanel, which finished second here a year ago.
The Bees passed Chanel on the strength of a head-to-head win at 171 pounds. Brecksville-Broadview Heights's Marshal Willet earned a 5-2 win over Chanel's Tyler Porter. Willet is hoping to place in the top eight. He will face Kylee Knabe of Loveland in a consolation-round semifinal later Thursday.
Andrew Barr remained alive in the consolation bracket by pinning Mike Moore of Olentangy in 2:48. He will face Wauseon's Austin Kutzli.
The Bees' Mitch Baran will oppose Noah Forrider of Marysville after earning a 4-3 decision over Ryan Skonieczny of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at 130 pounds.