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Perry's Bavery & Tayse focused to defend Division I state titles

By Michael Beaven Published: March 1, 2013

Perry junior David Bavery and senior JoJo Tayse both won their first match Thursday as they each attempt to win a second consecutive Division I state wrestling championship.

The Panthers duo shined at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center in front of 11,084 fans.

Bavery is 40-8 at 120 and Tayse is 43-7 at 195.

Other Perry wrestlers who won their opener Thursday were sophomore Jose Rodriguez (39-2, 106), juniors Casey Speakman (138), Isacc Bast (145) and Tony Dailey (152) and senior Bruno Millin (160).

Perry is second in the Division I team standings with 22.5 points. Lakewood St. Edward is first with 23 points.

All the opening round winners are three wins away from winning a state title.



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