Junior Michael Coleman and senior Danny Tiley are Hudson’s lone two state qualifiers, and both won opening round Division I matches 7-2 in their first state appearance Thursday at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center in front of 11,084 fans.
“I am excited for both of them,” Hudson coach Joe Caniglia said. “They both worked very hard to get to this point and took advantage of the opportunities that they had. They were a little nervous about their first round matches with it being there first time down here, but they settled in and won.”
Coleman is 42-5 at 160.
“It feels great to get the first win out of the way,” Coleman said. “It is can be the toughest one to get when you get out here under the bright lights. You just to have to settle down and get into the pace of the match.”
Tiley is 30-10 at 182.
“I was pretty nervous out there, but I was prepared to win,” Tiley said.