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Nye, Bowshier lead All-County wrestling team

As former teammates at Northridge Middle School, Springfield High School’s Devin Nye and Kenton Ridge’s Preston Bowshier share other similarities.

Both advanced to the OHSAA state wrestling championships in Columbus, resulting in podium finishes.

Both compete with Team Ohio Mafia in the off-season.

Both will wrestle in college with Nye at Kent State University and Bowshier at Wheeling Jesuit in West Virginia.

And both share the All-Clark County wrestling team as selected by county coaches.

“It’s really good (to receive the award),” said Nye, who went 41-4 overall and finished fourth in the Division I 220-pound weight class at state. “I feel it’s a good respect thing.”

Bowshier (45-9) finished sixth in the D-II 138-pound class at state. It was his fourth consecutive podium finish at the state tournament, something Kenton Ridge coach Cameron Doggett thinks might be a first for a Clark County wrestler.

“He’s a very competitive kid,” said Doggett, who was named the Clark County coach of the year. “He works hard, he does a lot in the off season as far as going to wrestling meets and getting those extra matches in. He steps on the mat with confidence.”

Bowshier was one of four Cougars competing at state — tops among all Clark County teams. Catholic Central, Northwestern and Springfield each qualified one wrestler.

Likewise, Kenton Ridge led the All-Clark County team with four first-team selections. Catholic Central had three, Northeastern and Northwestern two each and Shawnee, Springfield and Tecumseh one.

“That really wasn’t in my thoughts,” Doggett said of winning coach of the year. “My main focus was trying to help each kid on the team reach his goals. … I’m very grateful and humble for that. I didn’t think I was even going to be nominated. I was fortunate to have a group of kids that wanted to work hard.”

Among his other accomplishments this season, Nye matched the third-fastest pin in state history with a five-second fall in January. That, along with his school-record 142 pins, ranks high on his list of memories from this past season.

“Just having a fun time with my teammates. It was a good way to cap it off,” Nye said. “I like the hard work you have to put into it. It’s an intense sport and I like that.”

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