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Takeaways from the Ohio State Tournament: Kaleb Romero Wins His Fourth State Title

Kaleb Romero - Mechanicsburg

Photo by Bryant Billing After three grueling days of competing against the best from Division III in Ohio, Kaleb Romero of Mechanicsburg achieved his longtime dream of becoming the 29th grappler in the state to win four consecutive state titles. His finals opponent was Brett Vonderwell of St. John’s, the same opponent, he faced in the finals of the Troy ...

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Nine Things to Look Forward to at the Ohio State Tournament

Ohio State Tournament

The 80th annual OHSAA state tournament is scheduled to get underway at 3 pm eastern time Thursday with the Division III championship preliminary matches, followed by Division II at 4:10 pm, Division I at 5:40 pm and consolation rounds in all three divisions to follow. The state tournament will conclude Saturday at 10 am with the consolation semifinals as well ...

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Martinez leaves Graham wrestling program

ST. PARIS — Two-time state champion Felipe Martinez is leaving his wrestling family to stay near his real family. The sophomore dynamo, one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the country in the 140-pound weight class, has left Graham and is enrolled at Oregon Clay near Toledo. For all involved, it was an agonizing split. “We’re going to miss Graham; we’re ...

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First family of Ohio wrestling

This story appeared in the NE Ohio edition of the December ESPN RISE Magazine. On the surface, brothers Logan and Hunter Stieber seem nearly indistinguishable. Logan, a senior, and Hunter, a junior, are both nationally ranked wrestling superstars for Monroeville (Monroeville, Ohio). They’ve both won state championships each year of their high school careers and enter this season with just ...

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Tough luck has plagued mighty Graham so far

ST. PARIS — So far, this young season has been as frustrating for the national powerhouse Graham High School wrestling team as last season was satisfying. Breaking a 58-year-old state record with seven individual state champions and with 282 team points obliterating Ohio’s all-division mark (previously 229 by Lakewood St. Edward), last year’s Falcons laid their claim to the title ...

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Walsh Jesuit wrestler Johnni DiJulius isn’t just back, he’s better

Solon, Ohio – Even state champion wrestlers like Walsh Jesuit junior Johnni DiJulius need to keep improving if they hope to remain at the top of the podium. Friday at the Solon Comet Wrestling Classic, DiJulius may have proven he is better than he was last year in winning the Division II state title at 119 pounds. He was a ...

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Friends bond inspires viewers

ESPN covers uplifting story of two wrestling buddies with disabilities. Outpouring of support funds college for Akron native, as well as his Cleveland pal Producer helps set up a trust in teens’ names CLEVELAND:How do you say thank you to hundreds of strangers who have paid for your college? Leroy Sutton and Dartanyon Crockett have been thinking about just that. ...

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Former Graham wrestling coach McCunn dies of cancer

By Kermit Rowe – Springfield News-Sun – Original here A part of the storied Graham wrestling program’s tradition is now gone. Former Graham High School wrestling coach Ron McCunn, 63, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, in Fairfield Glade, Tenn., after a three-month battle with cancer. McCunn led the Falcons to their first three state championships — in 1982, 1998 and ...

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Area wrestlers Jeremy Johnson, Ty Mitch, Kagan Squire win national titles at USA Wrestling Cadet and Junior Championships

Pat Galbincea, Plain Dealer Reporter – Original here CLEVELAND – Northeast Ohio produced a bonanza of national wrestling champions and All-Americans last weekend at the USA Cadet and Junior Freestyle & Greco-Roman Championships in Fargo, N.D. In the Junior Freestyle division, Brecksville heavyweight Jeremy Johnson and Aurora 119-pounder Ty Mitch were national title-winners, as was Kagan Squire of Wadsworth at ...

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Wrestling with real life

Britt Braudo – Plain Dealer Reporter – Original here Seven years after graduating from wrestling powerhouse St. Edward, two-time state runner-up Chris Vondruska has turned his favorite sport into a family affair. Vondruska, 26, has been working as an assistant wrestling coach and teacher for the past year at Union Pines High in Cameron, N.C., a small town near Fort ...

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