The Tallmadge wrestling team finished 1-4 in dual meets after losing a lopsided 65-9 decision to Suburban League American Conference rival Barberton.
The match took place Wednesday at Barberton High School’s Jack Greynolds Floor. The Magics won three matches by forfeit.
Senior captain Ben Blankenship earned a pin at 220 pounds and senior captain Jesse Kanatzar earned a 12-5 win at 182 pounds for the Blue Devils.
"We had three other matches that we should have won, but costly mistakes hurt us," Tallmadge head coach Jason Shaw said. "We will have to regroup and use the next week of practice to get us ready for the sectional tournament."
The Blue Devils are scheduled to compete at a Division II sectional tournament Feb. 29 at Northwest High School in Canal Fulton. Wrestling is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.