The Ohio High School Athletic Association



2013 OHSAA
Team Wrestling
State Tournament

Home | School Resources | Eligibility | Sports | News | Contact Us    

Wrestling Home


2013 OHSAA Team Wrestling State Tournament Coverage


2013 OHSAA Team Wrestling State Tournament

St. John Arena, The Ohio State University, Columbus
February 9, 2013

OHSAA First Annual Team Wrestling State Tournament
Lakewood St. Edward, St. Paris Graham and Delta claim first OHSAA team wrestling state tournament titles
Click here for results

COLUMBUS, Ohio � After 75 years of determining state wrestling team champions through point accumulation at the individual tournament, the first annual OHSAA team wrestling state tournament was held Saturday at St. John Arena on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus.

The Division I final, pitting top-ranked Lakewood St. Edward against second ranked Massillon Perry, came down to the 285 lb. weight class to determine a state champion. Needing a pin to claim the championship in the final match, Perry was unable to obtain the six points it needed as junior Ralph Nichols sealed the victory for the Eagles, 28-21. The back-and-forth final featured one pin in 14 matches, provided by St. Edward senior Edgar Bright in the 145 lb. weight class.

St. Edward made its way to the finals after defeating Pickerington Central 66-4 and fourth-ranked Brecksville-Broadview Heights 48-15 in the state quarterfinals and semifinals. Perry reached the finals by defeating sixth-ranked Marysville 49-24 in the quarterfinals and third-ranked Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 41-23 in the semifinals.

In the Division II final, fourth-ranked Uhrichsville Claymont led top-ranked St. Paris Graham 15-12 after seven matches during the final, led by a pin from junior Cody Burcher in the 126 lb. weight class. After the halfway mark, Graham took control, winning five of the last seven matches, including pins from senior Bo Jordan in the 160 lb. weight class and Anthony Welty in the 195lb. weight class, en route to defeating Claymont 36-24 claiming the Division II state championship.

Graham navigated its way to the state finals defeating Athens 60-12 in the quarterfinals and Toledo Central Catholic 43-18 in the semifinals. Claymont defeated Perry 36-22 and Hamilton Ross 48-22 in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

The Division III final featured seven pins in number two ranked Delta�s 52-17 victory over eighth-ranked Massillon Tuslaw. Delta recorded pins from freshman Jake Spiess, junior Christian Valentine, junior Tyler Fahrer, junior Todd Miller, senior Seth Colvin, sophomore Mark Francis and freshman Devon Richards. Tuslaw only recorded points in four of the 14 weight classes.

Delta cruised to the finals defeating LaGrange Keystone 59-13 and Versailles 45-24 in its quarterfinal and semifinal. Tuslaw defeated Blanchester 51-27 in the quarterfinals and handled Johnstown Northridge 51-15 in the semifinals.


h Click here for Brackets, Match Times & Results
h Click here for Regional Sites & Directions


h State Tournament Preview
h Click here for Tickets - Ticketmaster
h Click here for State Tournament Schedule
Click here for Directions to St. John Arena, The Ohio State University, Columbus
OSU St. John Arena Parking Information/Map

h Brackets, Match Times & Results

2012-13 Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Poll  
Dec. 12  |  Dec. 19 | Dec. 26 | Jan. 2 | Jan. 9 | Jan. 16 | Jan. 23 | Jan. 30 | Feb. 6 (Final)

Follow on Twitter @OHSAASports


Directions, Hotels, Tickets, Gear, Programs, DVDs, Photos

Impact Action Sports Photography is the official photographer of the OHSAA. A parent request form is available to fill in detailed information in helping photographers satisfy requests in covering specific athletes. Click here to fill out a parent request form.