With its main man still sidelined, the Stow-Munroe Falls wrestling team endured a very tough weekend Jan. 13 and 14 at the Bill Dies Memorial Tournament.
Stow finished 43rd in the 48-team field at the Dies with 19 points.
Brecksville-Broadview Heights won the team title with 233 points.
Stow coach Randy Jenkins chose to bring only six wrestlers to the Dies and none of these were able to reach the podium.
Stow 132-pounder Logan Reiheld went the furthest for the Bulldogs, beating Crestwood's Dominic Szuhay 6-3 in his initial match. Reiheld then lost 9-6 to Tallmadge's Jake Potok.
Reiheld rebounded with a 9-2 win over Norwayne's Austin Kinder, but was eliminated with an 11-5 loss to Roostown state qualifier Brad Trescott.
Senior 152-pounder William Muncy also went 2-2 for the Bulldogs at the Dies. He was eliminated with a 7-0 loss to Springfield's Jack Rogan.
Perhaps the most promising sign for Stow was the fact state qualifier Joe Andrassy was seen without a walking boot for the first time since November. Jenkins notes he hopes Andrassy will be available for the stretch run in February.
Stow was set to take on Cuyahoga Falls and Nordonia in a tri-meet at Falls Jan. 19, followed by the Tuslaw Invitational Jan. 20 and 21. Results of the events were not available at press time.
Stow will not participate in the Division I state dual meet tournament. The Bulldogs will next see action at the Suburban League Tournament Feb. 4 at Aurora.