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Gilman’s Liam McGettigan and Emmitt Sherlock bring home Ironman hardware

Gilman took four wrestlers to the Ironman Tournament at Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio over the weekend and saw two of them reach the podium and a third come up just short of that designation. Both Liam McGettigan (106) and Emmitt Sherlock (165) placed seventh, while Tyson Sherlock (144) fell in the Blood Round.

McGettigan, a freshman, came into the Ironman unranked in the nation but put in an effort that is sure to change that after placing seventh. In the seventh-place match, McGettigan handed a 7-2 loss to Timmy Mazur (St. Edward, Ohio), who was listed in the Honorable Mention section of the SB Live National Rankings.

To reach that match, McGettigan took out two highly regarded foes in Allen Woo (Montini Catholic, Illinois), 8-1, and Brandon Bickerton (Highland, Ohio), 6-1. Woo defeated No. 10 Ayden Dodd (Perrysburg, Ohio), a Fargo placer, 4-3, in the match before meeting McGettigan.

McGettigan’s two losses came to No. 2 Ignacio Villasenor (Pomona, Colorado), 5-1, and No. 5 Shamus Regan (Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania), 3-2.

“I feel good about my performance,” said McGettigan. “I went into the tournament with the goal of beating my seed, which was 11. I am still trying to grow into the weight class a little but feel like I can compete with anyone. This was nice start to my high school career and look to build from it.”

Emmitt Sherlock’s path to seventh was similar to McGettigan’s in that they both reached the quarter finals before being vanquished to the consolation bracket. Sherlock defeated Max Norman (Baylor School, Tennessee, HM), 3-2, in the round of 16, and then hung tough with No. 1 Angelo Ferrari (Melissa, Texas) in the quarters, running up over a minute of riding time in the third period of a close match in which he fell, 4-1.

After taking out Evan Rizzo (Brecksville, Ohio) in the Blood Round, Sherlock was tripped up by No. 3 William Henckel (Blair Academy, New Jersey), 5-1 before bouncing back and downing Nick Singer (Faith Christian Academy, Pennsylvania), 2-1, in the seventh-place match.

“When I saw the names that were entered, I was excited,” Sherlock said. “I haven’t had a chance to wrestle those type of guys yet since getting bigger. I was glad I was able to wrestle the one and four seed. Wrestling them gave me confidence for the future.

“Although I lost to them, I was competing and had my moments in both matches, and it allows me to improve for later on in the season. It was overall a great tournament for me and the team. We brought four people and left with two All-Americans and another made the Blood Round. Hopefully next year we can bring more so they can experience a high-level tournament like Ironman.”

Tyson Sherlock gave No. 9 Brogan Tucker (Graham, Ohio) all he could handle in their Blood Round match before falling, 4-3. One match earlier, Sherlock took out No. 18 Kade Brown (St. Edward), 4-2. Sherlock previously beat Brown at the NHSCA Junior Nationals last spring, 3-0. Sherlock encountered No. 1 Pierson Manville (State College, Pennsylvania) in the round of 16 but could not pull off an upset, dropping the match 13-2.

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