2012 OHSAA State Wrestling
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The following media outlets
will be providing live radio play-by-play, or delayed video broadcast of
individual or all sessions of the OHSAA state wrestling tournament.
Archbold RTEC Communications
Defiance Community Televesion
Loudonville 95.7 FM WZLP
Matside with Bob Diele-TV
Milan 95.3 FM WLKR
Nelsonville Cable TV
Ohio Wrestling Network
Uhrichsville 1540 AM WBTC
Waycross Community Media-TV
Western Reserve Cable 9-TV
Willoughby 1330 AM WELW
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Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 75th annual OHSAA
state wrestling tournament concluded Saturday evening at Ohio State
University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center, where Lakewood St. Edward, St.
Paris Graham Local and Apple Creek Waynedale claimed the Division I, II
and III titles, respectively. Attendance for the 75th annual state
wrestling tournament was 59,446, including 13,520 at the final session.
Despite four individual state title
performances from Massillon Perry, Lakewood St. Edward outscored the
Panthers 223.5-105.5 en route to its state-record 27th Division I state
championship. It was the Eagles’ 15th title in the last 16 years. St.
Edward received title performances from three-time state champ Dean Heil
in the 126-pound weight class, Mark Martin in the 170-pound weight class
and Domenic Abounader in the 182-pound weight class. Perry, which also
finished as runner-up in 2011, received title performances from David
Bavery (106 lbs.), Mitch Newhouse (138 lbs.), Zack Dailey (152 lbs.) and
JoJo Tayse (195 lbs.).
St. Paris Graham Local claimed the
Division II state title for the 12th consecutive year by outscoring
runner-up Lexington 183.5-97.5. The Falcons, which had eight state
placers, received title performances from Ryan Taylor (120 lbs.), Micah
Jordan (126 lbs.), Bo Jordan (152 lbs.) and Isaac Jordan (160 lbs.).
Lexington’s title performances came from Jake Faust (145 lbs.) and Josh
Lehner (195 lbs.). It was the Minutemen’s highest finish in the 75-year
history of the state wrestling tournament.
Apple Creek Waynedale scored 104 points
en route to its school’s first Division III wrestling state title. The
Golden Bears’ only title performance came from Zebulun Beam in the
160-pound weight class but they received podium performances from five
other wrestlers including runner-up’s Brenden Stanley (152 lbs.) and
Zane Nelson (138 lbs.). Prior to 2012, Waynedale’s highest team state
finish was fifth in 2007. Troy Christian, which won titles in 2009, 2008
and 2007, brought home the runner-up title with 81.5 points behind two
title performances from B.J. Toal (182 lbs.) and Jordan Marshall (145
Some notable accomplishments accompanied
the 75th annual state wrestling tournament, including Lakewood St.
Edward crowning its 100th state champion in Ty Walz in the 220-pound
weight class and Archbold’s Jordan Cowell setting two OHSAA state
records, including most career wins (237) and wins in a season (64).
Cowell’s father, John Cowell, was Archbold’s first wrestling state
champion in 1973.
The Division I wrestler of the meet was
Moeller’s two-time state champion Joey Ward, the Division II wrestler of
the meet was three-time state champion Bo Jordan (St. Paris Graham) and
the Division III wrestler of the meet was Swanton’s Mimmo Lytle, a
four-time state placer and two-time state champion.