COLUMBUS: After the opening round of Division II state wrestling championships, St. Paris Graham has racked up 32.5 points; with Crestwood in a three-way tie for fifth with 9 points, Highland in a three-way tie for eighth with 8 points, and Walsh Jesuit 11th with 7.5 points.
The first round winners were Cory Stainbrook (35-4) of Streetsboro and Mike Rix of St. Vincent-St. Mary at 103; Ryan Cash of Aurora at 112 and teammate and two-time state champion Ty Mitch at 119; Walsh Jesuit's Johnni DiJulius at 125 and Nate Skonieczny along with T. J. Fox of Field at 130.
Other midddle weight winners were Michael Porter of Crestwood at 140 and teammate Cody Ryba at 152; Joe Schindel of Archbishop Hoban at 145; Ravenna's Randy Carpenter and Highland's Tyler Bloniak at 152.
The the upper weights, Kenmore's Cody Lamberg and Zach Peterson of Revere won at 171, as did Joe Henderson of Louisville at 189 and teammate Joe Poyser at 215, and Greydon Pavlik of Ravenna at 285.
The three local first round matches saw Daniel Mirman of Highland defeated Tommy Gallagher of Aurora 9-4 at 135; Adam Kluk of Highland defeated Danny McNamara of Aurora, 9-7; and Mike Rutherford of Norton pinning Danny Quallich of Buckeye.
The big surprise of the day was a loss by Randy Henline. The Coventry senior came into the Division II state championship meet 46-0 at 135, but was lost in the opening round to Shane Justice of Bellevue 7-6. The Comet grappler was fifth last year at 135 and eighth in 2008 at 130.
Coventry lost all three of its opening matches.
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