St. Paris Graham was strong in the fourth session of the OHSAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament this morning placing four.
It started in the 106 weight class with Tanner Jordan storming through the consolation bracket after losing in the quarterfinals. Jordan won 3 consecutive matches placing him in the consolation finals against Payten Burgdorf of Oberlin firelands for 3rd place. Jordan dominated the match winning by major decision 15-2 to take home 3rd place.
Jeffrey Thomas followed Jordan's lead continuing his dominance through the consolation rounds after losing in the quarterfinals. After winning this next 3 matches by a total score of 27-6, Thomas faced Matthew Taylor of Ashland in the 3rd place finals. Thomas won that match 3-0 to claim a place on the podium.
At 145, Joey Sanchez had his championship run haulted with a semifinal loss to Kevon Freeman of Mentor Lake Catholic. Sanchez won his next match in the consolation round and found himself paired against Jashon Hubbard of Stubenville in the 3rd place finals. Sanchez would be defeat 4-2 to take home a 4th place finish.
220-pounder Johnny Shafer found himself in the consolation rounds after losing a tight match 5-4 in the quarterfinals. Shafer won his match in the second round of consolations but lost to the eventual 5th place finisher, Zach Baker in the consolation quarterfinals Shafer came back in the 7th place finals and beat Drone Moore of Stubenville by major decision 9-1.
The finals will begin at 5:30pm, Graham has 7 wrestlers vying for 1st place finishes. The matches are listed below:
120: Jordan Crace, St. Paris Graham Local (29-0) vs. Lukus Stricker, Akron Arch. Hoban (45-2)
132: Mitch Moore, St. Paris Graham Local (37-1) vs. Ben Pasiuk, Carrollton (58-3)
138: J.D. Stickley, St. Paris Graham Local (44-2) vs. Timothy Gage Grunden, Defiance (38-7)
152: Rocky Jordan, St. Paris Graham Local (29-0) vs. Sid Ohl, Ashland (55-2)
160: Ryan Thomas, St. Paris Graham Local (43-3) vs. Georgio Poullas, Canfield (42-0)
182: Gage Braun, St. Paris Graham Local (42-2) vs. Aidan Pasiuk, Carrollton (59-0)
195: Kavan Sarver, St. Paris Graham Local (42-4) vs. Stone Day, Germantown Valley View (44-1)
The link for the full Division II brackets is listed below:
2017 Ohio High School Division II Team Scores (Top 5)
1. St. Paris Graham Local 207.5
2. Canfield 83.0
3. Wauseon 77.5
4. Carrollton 62.0
5. Cuy. Falls CVCA 58.5
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