HomeLocal SportsChiefs Sweep Battle of Route 68Chiefs Sweep Battle of Route 68Thu, February 2, 2023 by April KingSHARE NOW Bellefontaine’s High School and Middle School Wrestling teams competed in the annual Battle of Route 68 against Urbana and won back the traveling trophy.This is the seventh time in nine duals that the Chiefs have won the 68 trophy! Their previous wins were in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and now 2023. The Battle of 68 series started in 2015.DUAL SCORES:HS Bellefontaine 42, Urbana 30MS Bellefontaine 42, Urbana 34Winning for the HS:106 – Jared Young – pin113 – Wyatt Latimer – forfeit126 – Wes Morris – forfeit138 – Zane Tevis – forfeit144 – Zavier May – pin175 – Parker Knox – pin285 – Charlie Bible – pinThe dual came down to the final match. The Chiefs were ahead 36-30 when Charlie Bible recorded a pin at heavyweight for a 42-30 final.Also competing for the Chiefs were Jeffery Smith (120), Mason Cook (150), Justin Robinson (215), and Conny Evans (285).Winning for the MS:80- Aiden Wells86- Brooks Kinchen104- Brenden Murray122- Nicholas Beair134- Tristyn Wilson142 Thane Admire150- Noah TorsellAlso wrestling for the Chiefs:92- Eli Deal98- Braidyn Coulson116- James Foster128- Ricky Smiley142- Aven CaudillMS Girls recording wins:116 – Karsyn Newkirk- pin122 – Rylee Yelton – pin“We’re real proud the guys after tonight’s performance. This is something the kids really enjoy and adds a fun element with the traveling trophy. We moved the lineup around a little bit to help match up better with Urbana. We also had guys who have struggled this year give their best performances. It came down to the final match at heavyweight, Charlie had pinned that kid before, but there was a lot of pressure on him tonight. He handled it well and delivered when his team needed him to. Every one of these guys fought and that was what we needed to come away with a win tonight,” said BHS head coach Aaron LaBatt.Bellefontaine returns to the mat Saturday, February 11 at the Dixie Invitational.