By Cort Reynolds

Ada Herald Writer

LIMA - Paulding nipped Spencerville 256-254 to win the nine-team Northwest

Conference wrestling championships Saturday at Lima Central Catholic.

Host LCC finished third with 225 points. Defending champion Delphos Jefferson finished fifth, just two points behind Columbus Grove.

Ada ended up ninth with 116.5 points and boasted two second-place finishers, Austin Windle (160 lbs.) and Dylan Hannah (152).

LCC senior Brandon McCormick was named NWC Wrestler of The Year.

McCormick, who wrestles at 138 lbs., is a four-time league champion. Josh

Neilson of Paulding was voted by the league mentors as NWC Coach of The


2013 NWC Wrestling Team Scores

1. Paulding 256

2. Spencerville 254

3. LCC 225

4. Columbus Grove 199

5. Delphos Jefferson 197

6. Bluffton 174

7. Allen East 147

8. Lincolnview 124

9. Ada 116.5

Top Ada individual finishers:

160 Pounds

1st Max McAdoo, Allen East, 11-4

2nd Austin Windle, Ada

Max McAdoo(Allen East) dec. Austin Windle(Ada) 11-4

152 Pounds

2nd Dylan Hannah: Zach Wilson (Bluffton) pin Dylan Hannah 3:24

170 Pounds

3rd Noah Beach: Beach tech. fall Adam Deatrick (Paulding) 22-5

285 Pounds

4th Tommy Dotson

195 Pounds

5th Brady Pitney: Pitney pin Jon Cox (Allen East) 4:20

132 Pounds

6th Tyler Rockhill

138 Pounds

6th Matt Higgins

145 Pounds

6th Austin Scott

In Div. III region 24 tournament action last week, Ada got a first round

bye over Bluffton and then lost to top seed and eventual regional finalist

Coldwater 69-9.