If there was any doubt that Graham is a serious contender for its
second national title in three years, there shouldn’t be any now. The Falcons placed eight last weekend in winning their second Walsh
Ironman title in three years. See who else did what and who is where this weekend. See who the Wrestler of the Week is as well…
If there was any doubt that Graham is a serious contender for its second national title in three years, there shouldn’t be any now.
The Falcons placed eight last weekend in winning their second Walsh Ironman title in three years with 198 points. Blair (NJ) Academy was second with 192.
Monroeville (fifth, 99 points), St. Edward (sixth, 93.5), Massillon Perry (seventh, 88.5), Walsh Jesuit (11th, 82), Wadsworth (13th, 77.5) and Oak Harbor (14th, 76) rounded out Ohio teams in the top 15.
Sophomore Bo Jordan won Graham’s lone individual title at 145 and was joined in the hardware collection by Ryan Taylor (2nd at 112), Huston Evans (2nd at 189), Nick Brascetta (3rd at 140), Matt Stephens (3rd at 152), Kyle Ryan (3rd at 171), Mark Meyer (6th at 215) and Case Garrison (8th at 135).
Stephens entered as the second seed, but was upset 3-2 in the semifinals to end a chance for a match up with Oak Harbor’s Ian Miller. Miller went on to claim the 152 title.
CVCA’s Nathan Tomasello entered as the second seed at 103, but knocked off top seeded Darian Cruz of Bethlehem Catholic 2-1 in the finals.
St. Ignatius’ George DiCamillo topped Taylor 6-5 in the finals at 112.
Monroeville got titles from Hunter Stieber at 135 and Chris Phillips at 171, but Cam Tessari was upset in the finals at 140, dropping a 5-3 decision to third seeded Evan Henderson of Kiski Prep.
Speaking of Phillips… his title came way of a 12-4 win over Konner Witt of Oak Harbor. Witt defeated Ryan 2-1 in the semis.
WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
Bo Jordan, Graham: Jordan entered the Ironman as the sixth seed and walked out as the champ in convincing fashion. Jordan pinned the third seed, defeated the second seed 3-2 and dominated the fourth seed 9-1 in the finals.
Wapakoneta Rolls: It was Division II day at Fairmont’s Firebird Classic.
Wapakoneta claimed the title with Oakwood finishing second. Host Fairmont was third.
Holiday time north and south: Holiday tournaments kick off this weekend before the big ones follow after Christmas.
North Canton Hoover’s holiday tournament features Wadsworth and Walsh Jesuit as well as southwestern schools Centerville, Miamisburg and Piqua.
In the south, the Southwestern Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Holiday Tournament will be held at Harrison High School.
Moeller and Elder will be among those representing Cincinnati while Beavercreek and Lebanon travel in from the Dayton area.
Troy Christian will also hold their annual tournament. While the Eagles look to retool, Dixie and Carlisle both are in the field, making for some excellent small school match ups.