High School Wrestling

Battle in the Buckeye State: #3 St. Edward to Dual #5 St. Paris Graham Saturday

St. Eds vs. SPG

Two of the most successful teams in the Buckeye state are scheduled to meet-up this Saturday at Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio, at 7 pm. Third-ranked St. Edward is the favorite to win their 31st overall individual state championship in Division I, while fifth-ranked St. Paris Graham is likely to take home their 19th in Division II and their 17th straight. St. Edward will enter the showdown with a 16-1 record with their lone loss being to the second-ranked team in the country Buchanan High (CA) at the Clash tournament. The Falcons of St. Paris Graham (8-0) will be locked-and-ready to keep the streak alive and defeat St. Edward for a fifth straight year.

In 2013, the Falcons defeated the Eagles, 30-29, on criteria. In 2014, they won 34-25, in 2015 37-22, and last season, they won 37-17. The following wrestlers are ranked nationally and are scheduled to compete this Saturday. They include No. 16 Bryce Andonian (St. Edward) at 120, number three Mitch Moore (St. Paris) at 132, No. 10 Allen Hart (St. Edward) at 132, No. 14 Rocky Jordan (St. Paris) at 152, and number four Jared Campbell (St. Edward) at 220.

St. Paris should be able to clinch victories from Mitch Moore (132), J.D Stickley (138), Joey Sanchez (145), Rocky Jordan (152), Ryan Thomas (160), and Kavan Sarver (195), with 170 being a toss-up, as well as 285. Nevertheless, if the Falcon coaches want to win the dual, they might want to consider moving state medalist Johnny Shafer up to 285 to face Luca Santillo, rather than Jared Campbell.

Possible lineups

106: Angelo Rini (St. Edward) vs. Tanner Jordan (St. Paris Graham)

113: Scott Richter (St. Edward) vs. Dawson Show (St. Paris Graham)

120: No. 15 Bryce Andonian (St. Edward) vs. Jordan Crace (St. Paris Graham)

126: Matt Kazimir (St. Edward) vs. Jeff Thomas (St. Paris Graham)

132: No. 10 Allan Hart (St. Edward) vs. No. 3 Mitch Moore (St. Paris Graham)

138: Michael Garcar (St. Edward) vs. J.D. Stickley (St. Paris Graham)

145: Cade Hepner (St. Edward) vs. Joey Sanchez (St. Paris Graham)

152: Larry Grapo (St. Edward) vs. No. 15 Rocky Jordan (St. Paris Graham)

160: Michael Carpenter (St. Edward) vs. Ryan Thomas (St. Paris Graham)

170: Vittorio Santillo (St. Edward) vs. Hunter Hyden (St. Paris Graham)

182: Tyler Stepic (St. Edward) vs. Gage Braun (St. Paris Graham

195: Cody Howard (St. Edward) vs. Kavan Sarver (St. Paris Graham)

220: No. 4 Jared Campbell (St. Edward) vs. Johnny Shafer (St. Paris Graham)

285: Luca Santillo (St. Edward) vs. Khrizdon VanHoose (St. Paris Graham)

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