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Final Live From Columbus - State Wrestling Tournament

By mikeb Published: March 8, 2009

Here is a final update from the 72nd annual State Wrestling Tournament at Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.

Here is a list of area wrestlers that placed first or second at state Saturday. They are broken down by place, weight class, name, academic class, school, division and final season record.

First Place

- 112 Ty Mitch, Jr., Aurora, Div. II, 40-4.
- 119 Johnni DiJulius, Soph., Walsh Jesuit, Div. II, 32-1.
- 125 Sam White, Sr., Perry, Div. I, 41-1.
- 135 Tyler Powers, Sr., Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Div. III, 37-2.
- 171 Nick Heflin, Sr., Perry, Div. I, 42-2.
Undefeated champion - 215 Tyler Houska, Sr., Highland, Div. II, 46-0 - Undefeated champion

Second Place

- 125 Nate Skonieczny, Fr., Walsh Jesuit, Div. II, 38-7.
- 135 Manuel Cintron, Sr., Alliance, Div. II, 27-6.
- 160 Alex Utley, Soph., Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Div. III, 41-5.
- 171 Dennis Raber, Jr., Orrville, Div. II, 43-4.
- 171 Jonathan Beam, Jr., Waynedale, Div. III, 43-6.
- 285 Josh Morosko, Sr., Tuslaw, Div. III, 47-2.

Here is a list of area wrestlers broken down by place, weight class, name, academic class, school and division that placed between third and eighth place Saturday.

Third Place

- 112 Kagan Squire, Fr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 125 Zak Vargo, Jr., CVCA, Div. III.
- 140 Waquiem Comar, Jr., Twinsburg, Div. I.
- 160 Darren Rhodes, Sr., Nordonia, Div. I.
- 189 Beau Wenger, Jr., Fairless, Div. II.
- 189 Kurt Schaefer, Soph., Northwestern, Div. III.
- 215 Nick Tavanello, Fr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 215 Greg Hojnacki, Sr., CVCA, Div. III.

Fourth Place

- 103 Mike Labry, Fr., Twinsburg, Div. I.
- 112 Erik McLaughlin, Sr., Northwest, Div. II.
- 112 Seth Powers, Soph., CVCA, Div. III.
- 119 Travis Harbert, Sr., Garrettsville, Div. III.
- 125 Eli Donahue, Sr., Tuslaw, Div. III.
- 130 Zach Dailey, Fr., Perry, Div. I.
- 130 Shelton Morris, Sr., Southeast, Div. II.
- 135 Scott Mattingly, Sr., Lake, Div. I.
- 152 Bryson Hall, Soph., Chippewa, Div. III.
- 171 Cody Lamberg, Jr., Kenmore, Div. I.
- 189 Joe Poyser, Jr., Louisville, Div. II.
- 285 Ben Buzzelli, Jr., Wadsworth, Div. I.

Fifth Place

- 119 Nick Hannan, Jr., Perry, Div. I.
- 130 Jake Strausbaugh, Sr., Orrville, Div. II.
- 135 Mike Hillock, Sr., Perry, Div. I.
- 135 Randy Henline, Jr., Coventry, Div. II.
- 135 Jeff Vitallo, Sr., Waynedale, Div. III.
- 160 Darren Tate, Sr., St. Vincent-St. Mary, Div. II.
- 160 Shayne Stewart, Sr., Mogadore, Div. III.
- 189 Colton Zody, Sr., Triway, Div. III.
- 215 Kyle Kelly, Jr., Manchester, Div. III.

Sixth Place

- 103 Cory Stainbrook, Fr., Streetsboro, Div. II.
- 130 Brandon Sommers, Jr., CVCA, Div. III.
- 135 Joe Parra, Sr., Barberton, Div. I.
- 140 Brad Squire, Jr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 145 Seth Horner, Perry, Sr., Div. I.
- 145 Aaron Hunter, Sr., Manchester, Div. III.
- 171 Marlon Baker, Jr., Twinsburg, Div. I.

Seventh Place

- 103 Michael Ratay, Fr., CVCA, Div. III.
- 125 Tyler Dalton, Sr., Barberton, Div. I.
- 135 Louden Gordon, Jr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 135 Jeremy Maiwurm, Sr., Orrville, Div. II.
- 152 Chet Bissell, Jr., Twinsburg, Div. I.
- 152 Tucker Gregor, Sr., Buckeye, Div. II.
- 189 Andrew Phillips, Sr., Perry, Div. I.

Eighth Place

- 119 Alex Gray, Sr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 140 John Fraley, Sr., Streetsboro, Div. II.
- 140 Donny Montoney, Soph., Woodridge, Div. III.
- 145 Joe Schindel, Jr., Archbishop Hoban, Div. II.
- 189 Caleb Busson, Jr., Wadsworth, Div. I.
- 215 Nick Thompson, Sr., Tallmadge, Div. II.
- 285 Danny Quallich, Jr., Buckeye, Div. II.

Additional Notes - Final Team Standings

Division I – Lakewood St. Edward (111.5 points) won the Division I state title for the 13th consecutive season and for the 25th time overall. Senior Collin Palmer, an Ohio State recruit, led the Eagles by winning his fourth state title. Perry finished second with 91 points. Wadsworth placed fifth with 74 points and Twinsburg was eighth with 46 points. Brecksville-Broadview Heights (84 points) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (76.5 points) were second and third, respectively.

Division II – St. Paris Graham Local won the Division II state title for the ninth season in a row and for the 11th time overall. The Falcons scored a state tournament record 282 points. Senior David Taylor, an Iowa State recruit, completed a perfect season with a 48-0 record and won his fourth state title to lead the Falcons. Walsh Jesuit finished sixth with 43 points and Orrville was seventh with 38 points. Uhrichsville Claymont (81 points) and Hunting Valley University School (80.5 points) were second and third, respectively.

Division III – Troy Christian (113 points) won the Division III state title for the third consecutive season and have three titles overall. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy finished third with 103 points. Tuslaw placed ninth with 37 points and Waynedale was 10th at 34 points. Monroeville took second with 112 points.

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