COLUMBUS – After one day of competition at the 2019 OHSAA state wrestling tournament, La Salle sits in second place in Division I with a score of 30.5. The Lancers find themselves 5.5 points behind Lakewood St. Edward and the Eagles’ score of 36. Mason is tied for fifth place with Wadsworth with a score of 18.5.
La Salle advanced all 11 of their state qualifiers to Day 2 of the meet with 10 of the 11 advancing in their respective championship brackets. Similarly, St. Edward advanced all 12 of their wrestlers to Day 2 with 10 of them remaining in the championship bracket.
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For Mason, all six of the Comets’ state qualifiers advanced to Day 2 with three of them advancing in the championship bracket.
In all, 35 locals advanced to Day 2 of the tournament with 21 doing so by way of the championship bracket and 14 via the consolation tournament. There is at least one local still wrestling in the championship bracket in every weight class except one – 170 pounds. Mason’s Kamal Adewumi is still alive in the 170 consolation bracket, however.
Local wrestlers fared the best at 120 and 132 pounds as there are three locals still alive in the championship brackets of each of those weight classes.
A complete rundown of how local wrestlers in all three divisions fared can be found here.
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The top local team at the DII level after Day 1 is a tie between Goshen and Ross. The Warriors and Rams both recorded six points on Day 1 to place 20th.
Of the 13 local DII state qualifiers, seven advanced on to Friday’s Day 2 with five of them doing so in the championship bracket. Both Goshen and Ross advanced a pair of wrestlers on to Day 2’s championship bracket. The Warriors’ grapplers were Josh Dunn at 120 and Zach Dunn at 160. Ross’ Logan Iams moved on to the championship bracket at 182 while teammate Alex Coleman advanced at the heavyweight level, advancing to Friday at 285.
Seven local wrestlers made the trip to Columbus to compete in the DIII tournament and five of them will be wrestling on Day 2. And all of them will be doing so in the championship bracket.
The Blanchester duo of Clayton Schirmer (152) and James Peters (220) both advanced while Reading’s Colton Robins (132), MVCA’s Seth Henderson (160) and Middletown Madison’s Devin Oligee (170) moved on as well.
Blanchester is the top local team after Day 1, recording a score of four to enter Day 2 in a 13-way tie for 33rd.