March 6, 2010
73rd Annual OHSAA Wrestling State Championships
Wadsworth ends St. Edward streak in Division I, Graham wins
tenth straight Division II title, Monroeville claims first championship in
Division I Results
Division II Results
Division III Results
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 19th four-time state
champion was crowned and the longest state championship streak in any sport
in Ohio came to an end as the 2010 OHSAA state wrestling championships
wrapped up Saturday night at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus.
Monroeville senior Logan Stieber picked up his fourth state title when he
pinned Casstown Miami East senior Zane Goldberg in the first period of the
Div. III 125-pound bout. Stieber won titles at 103 pounds as a freshman, 119
pounds as a sophomore and 125 pounds as a junior.
After finishing second by one point a year ago, Monroeville claimed its
first state wrestling title by winning the Div. III championship with 116
points. Five of the six Eagle state tournament qualifiers placed in the top
eight, while four of them won state titles. Joining Stieber at the top of
the podium were his younger brother, Hunter, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips,
all finishing their junior season with their third state title. Cuyahoga
Valley Christian Academy earned runner-up honors with 76 points.
The Division I race went back-and-forth all weekend between Wadsworth and
Lakewood St. Edward, and the closest large school division race since 1977
ended with Wadsworth topping the Eagles 172 to 167.5. St. Edward had won the
previous 13 state titles, the longest consecutive streak in any sport in
Coach John Gramuglia, who was inducted into the Ohio High School Wrestling
Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier in the day, led 12 Wadsworth
wrestlers to the state tournament, eight of whom had podium finishes and
four of whom claimed state titles. It was the second state wrestling
championship for the Grizzlies and first since 1942.
St. Paris Graham Local ran away with the Division II race by scoring 223
points en route to its 12th state wrestling title overall and tenth in a
row. The Falcons qualified 11 wrestlers to the state tournament and eight to
state final bouts, six of whom were crowned state champions. Senior Max Thomusseit (189 pounds) and sophomore Felipe Martinez (140 pounds) helped
Graham’s championship cause by winning their second state titles. Oak Harbor
finished as the Division II runner-up with 78.5 points.
Three senior wrestlers finished their high school careers as three-time
state champions including Jamie Clark of Lakewood St. Edward, Ty Mitch of
Aurora and Harrison Hightower of Hunting Valley University School.
Mantua Crestwood senior Paige Nemec became the first girl to qualify for the
state tournament and continued her historic run by winning a match in the
Div. II consolation round.
Attendance for the final session Saturday night was 14,886, while 64,617
overall attended the three-day event.