The event featured 56 wrestlers, with 39 being state qualifiers.

Buckeye's David Bertolino, who was a state champion at 160 pounds, was the wrestler of the year for Division I-II. Beaver Local coach Rich Wright was honored with the Division I-II coach of the year award.

In Division III, Paul Robison of Monroe Central was given coach of the year honors, with Clay Tucker of Martins Ferry getting grappler of the year.

Scott Hiemstra, an assistant at Beaver Local, was the meet director.



103    Anthony Duffield (East Liverpool) d. Corey Lemaster (Caldwell) 8-6

Devin Klein (River View) d. Dustin Daugherty (Cambridge) 8-4

112    Lucas Huffman (River ) d. Zach Moser (Dover) 6-1

Luke Hoppel (Beaver Local) d. Ryan Pape (Carrollton) 10-5

119    Jesse Emery (Harrison Central) d. Blake Miller (New Philadelphia) 5-4

Willie Saxton (Buckeye Local) MD Blake Bitticker (Dover) 12-4

125    Clint Sponseller (West Holmes) d. Clay Tucker (Martins Ferry ) 4-2

Ben Young (Steubenville) d. Ryan Turnbull (Buckeye Local) 5-4

130    Zack Schuller (Buckeye Local) Fall Grant Hoppel (Beaver Local) 1:37

Josh Johnston (Indian Creek) MD George Kerr (West Holmes) 15-5

135    Shannon Bennington (Newcomerstown) MD Ian Hawk (New Philadelphia) 10-2

Ryan Ferguson (Monroe Central) Fall Shawn Dunn (Beaver Local) 1:13

140    Tony Mizer (Carrollton) d. Billy Hawk (New Philadelphia) 4-2

Todd Hunkler (Barnesville) d. Thad Crosier (Steubenville) 7-4

145    Trevor Streb (New Philadelphia) d. Derek Noble (Carrollton) 14-13

Zac Pendleton (Indian Creek) Fall Ben Phillips (Harrison Central) 1:28

152    Jeremy Shaw (Beaver Local) TF Matt Gruber (Sandy Valley) 18-3

Ken Baker (Harrison Central) d. David Babel (Steubenville) 5-4

160    David Bertolino (Buckeye Local) Fall Scott Vaughn (West Holmes) 4:07

Aaron Miller (Philo) d. Tyler Warner (New Philadelphia) 6-5

171    Jordan Williams (Beaver Local) d. Robby Dimmerling (Monroe Central) 12-10

Chris Green (East Liverpool) d. Chas Yoder (Martins Ferry) 5-3

189    Jared Williams (Beaver Local) Fall Drew Yackey (Dover) 1:59

Brian Freudeman (New Philadelphia) d. Dan Howard (St. Clairsville) 11-7

Josh Stansbury (East Liverpool) d. Aaron Stroup (Dover) 3-2

215    Adam Hoppel (Beaver Local) d. Joe Kuhn (New Philadelphia) 7-1

Josh Stansbury (East Liverpool) d. Joey Ellwood 8-2

275    Michael Price (Cambridge) Fall Marc Sexton (New Philadelphia 1:32

Tony Carothers (Harrison Central) Fall Maurice Hines (Indian Creek) 1:39

Marc Sexton (New Philadelphia) d. Scott Neuenschwander (St. Clairsville) 8-4


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