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State Champs!

posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:51 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 11:30 AM ]

The Wauseon Varsity Wrestling Team returned from Columbus with a Division II State Duals Championship Trophy early Monday Morning. The Indians were coming off of two consecutive runner-up finishes in 2016 and 2017. It was a total team effort with several grapplers wrestling out of the weight classification in an effort to maximize team points. The Wauseon team was supported by the largest contingent of fans at St. John’s Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.


On Sunday, the team started off with a win versus Miami Trace in the Quarterfinals. In the semis, the Indians defeated the team from Canfield High School. The score appeared close (38-33), however, the team rested the wrestlers in weight classes 170 - 285. Therefore, the last 30 points for Canfield were attributed to 5 forfeitures.


The Sunday Evening Finale featured #2 seed Lake Catholic High School against the #1 seed team from Wauseon in the DIvision II finals in the center mat. Lake Catholic took an early lead but Wauseon pulled ahead with wins in the 126 lb. to 152 lb. classes. Lake Catholic’s only remaining points included a strategic forfeit by Wauseon at 160. The final score was Wauseon 48 over Lake Catholic 12.


Congratulations to Coach Mike Ritter, the assistant and volunteer coaches, the members of the wrestling team and the support staff.






106 Nicholas Coreno 10 (Lake Catholic) dec. Damon Molina 9 (Wauseon) md10-2

113 Gavin Ritter 11 (Wauseon) dec. Anthony Trivisono 9 (Lake Catholic) Dec 8-2

120 Hunter Ryan 12 (Lake Catholic) dec. Alex Slattman 12 (Wauseon) Dec 7-1

126 Nolan Ray 10 (Wauseon) dec. Conor McCrone 11 (Lake Catholic) Dec 10-8

132 Hunter Yackee 12 (Wauseon) dec. Tommy Frasier 11 (Lake Catholic) md12-3

138 Jarrett Bischoff 10 (Wauseon) dec. Tyler Renick 10 (Lake Catholic) md10-0

145 Gage Grunden 12 (Wauseon) dec. Dakota Ryan 11 (Lake Catholic) Dec 5-2

152 Sandro Ramirez 12 (Wauseon) dec. Luke McKeon 12 (Lake Catholic) md15-5

160 Kevon Freeman 12 (Lake Catholic) forfeit (Wauseon) Forfeit

170 Xavier Torres 11 (Wauseon) dec. Cole Hivnor 9 (Lake Catholic) Dec 4-2

182 Trent Davis 11 (Wauseon) pin Matt Valentino 12 (Lake Catholic)1:57

195 Aaron Harris 11 (Wauseon) pin Noah Wray 11 (Lake Catholic) 0:24  

220 Samuel Sosa 10 (Wauseon) pin Cade Acitelli 12 (Lake Catholic) 0:56   

285 Alex Sosa 12 (Wauseon) forfeit (Lake Catholic) Forfeit


Road to a State Championship

Wauseon 78 over Van Wert (-1)

Wauseon 62 over Napoleon 9

Wauseon 62 over Perkins 7

Wauseon 72 over Miami Trace 3

Wauseon 38 over Canfield 33

Wauseon 48 over Lake Catholic 12