Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 40 Lance Palmer

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No. 40: Lance Palmer, Lakewoood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

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 won four state titles to go with Ironman and Beast of
the East crowns. One postseason he also pinned every opponent he faced.


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 won four state titles to go with Ironman and Beast of the East crowns. One postseason he also pinned every opponent he faced.

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006: A four-time Ohio state champion, Palmer became just the second wrestler in state history to pin his way through the sectional, district and state tournaments (when he did so as a junior). Palmer capped his career with a 150-6 record and has Ironman and Beast of the East titles on his resume. Currently a senior at Ohio State, Palmer is a three-time All-American for the Buckeyes and his finished fourth at the national championships twice.

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

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 2000-2003

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