2016 OHSAA Individual Wrestling State
The Ohio State University,
March 3-5, 2016
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St. Paris Graham Localís Marinelli
Becomes 28th Four-Time State Champion; Lakewood St. Edward, Graham and
Delta Win Individual Wrestling Team State Championships
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó St. Paris Graham
Local senior Alex Marinelli earned his fourth-state championship and
Lakewood St. Edward, Graham and Delta finished with the highest team
point totals in their respective divisions to earn state championships
at the 2016 OHSAA state wrestling individual tournament at the Jerome
Schottenstein Center on Saturday.
With a 15-7 majority decision victory in the Division II 170 pound state
final match, Graham senior Alex Marinelli became the 28th OHSAA
wrestling four-time state champion. Marinelliís victory, along with four
other state champion finishes by Graham wrestlers, earned Graham its
84th individual state championship, second all-time.
St. Edward earned Division I team state champion honors with a team
point total of 152. St. Edward finished with nine state placers and two
state champions en route to its 30th wrestling state championship, most
Using a point total of 253, St. Paris Graham Local captured its 18th
individual wrestling team state championship. Graham has won 16 straight
state championships dating back to 2001. Graham finished with 13 state
placers and saw five of its wrestlers crowned state champions.
Delta captured its second-straight and sixth overall wrestling state
title, using a point total of 159 to earn state champion honors. Seven
Delta wrestlers finished as state placers and four wrestlers earned
state championships in their respective weight classes.
St. Edward, Graham and Delta all earned state championships at the 2016
OHSAA wrestling dual team tournament on February 14 at St. John Arena in
Mechanicsburg junior Kaleb Romero finished his season undefeated and
earned his third state championship, winning the Division III 160 pound
final match, 15-0 by way of a technical fall. Romero will look to become
a four-time state champion next season.
Delta senior Jake Spiess also became a three-time state champion,
winning the Division III 132 pound class. Romero and Spiess are the 62nd
and 63rd three-time OHSAA wrestling state champions, respectively.
The total attendance for the tournament was 56,062 and the session five
attendance was 13,202.
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