Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 45 Collin Palmer

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No. 45: Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released. Today’s entry is one of Ohio’s best wrestlers ever. He also came within one loss of being only the second undefeated wrestler ever against Ohio competition.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is one of Ohio’s best wrestlers ever. He also came
within one loss of being only the second undefeated wrestler against
Ohio competition.

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009: Four-time state champion nearly ended his career as only the second wrestler in history who was undefeated against Ohio competition. Only an 8-5 loss to Graham’s David Taylor – in the only meeting ever between three-time defending state champs – last year kept him from the feat. Palmer ended his career 147-4 and debuted at No. 1 in the nation during his senior year at 140. He finished ranked No. 2. Palmer is now at Ohio State. He was also an Ironman and Beast of the East winner.

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Palmer vs Spellman, 2008 State Final

Palmer vs Fields, 2006 State Final

 

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001


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