Highland senior Adam Kluk earned a 10-5 victory over Cuyahoga Falls senior Joey Repasky in a local-versus-local opening round match at 195 pounds in the Division I state wrestling tournament Thursday at Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center in front of 11,084 fans.
“I know that he is a tough kid and that state is like starting a whole new season,” Kluk said. “I just had to go out there and believe in myself and get a win.”
Kluk is a two-time state placer.
“That was a good match for Adam,” Highland coach Paul Casey said. “He came out strong and he scored right away. He got some back points and was consistent throughout the whole match. He looked good out there.
“He has just worked hard throughout the past four years and this is just a culmination of all of that hard work. I just really like what he is doing. He has a good career and I know he is focused on finishing well at state.”
Stow freshman Kyle Jenkins (106) and Nordonia junior Alex Woicehovich (220) also won in Division I.
They are all three wins away from winning a state title Saturday