Wadsworth sophomore Brad Squire defeated Perry junior Seth Horner by an 8-4 decision to win the title in the 130-pound weight class at the 14th annual Walsh Jesuit Ironman.
Squire, who is a defending Division I state champion, is the first wrestler in Wadsworth history to win an Ironman title and the first area wrestler to win an Ironman championship since CVCA graduate John Weakley accomplished the feat in 2005.
Squire went 5-0 during the past two days in one of the nation's most prestigious high school wrestling tournament. Squire's career high school record is now 39-0.
Two other area wrestlers made it to the Ironman finals.
Perry junior Sam White, a defending Division I state champion, lost by a 5-0 decision, and Walsh Jesuit senior Chase Skonieczny, a Kent State University recruit, was eliminated by injury default. Skonieczny placed second at Ironman for two consecutive years.
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Perry senior Dan Genetin gets Wadsworth junior Danny Foore in a hold during the 14th annual Walsh Jesuit Ironman. Genetin won the match and went on to finish third in the 125-pound weight class.