2012-13 Wrestling Preview: D-I Names You Need To Know


JJHuddle Wrestling Preview

Here are some of the top wrestlers in the state of Ohio to watch in Division I. Who to pin your sights on…

Dean Heil, sr., St. Edward: Oklahoma
State verbal won his third D-I state title (126 last year). Heil is 94-5 in his career
and was 34-1 last season.



Here are some of the top wrestlers in the state of Ohio to watch in
Division III. Due to new hydration rules and prolonged football seasons
for some weights are still TBD.

*David Bavery, Massillon Perry – Defending state champ (106) and two time finalist returns for junior season.

*Brandon Thompson, Solon – Returns for senior season looking for his third state title. Won 113 last year.

*Dean Heil, Lakewood St. Edwards – Looking for his fourth state title for the Eagles. Won 126 last year.

*Edgar Bright, Lakewood St. Edwards – Advanced to the finals (132) last season before losing a heartbreaker to Joey Ward.

*Matt Denlinger, Fairmont – Had a rough road at state last year after placing as a sophomore.

*Noah Forrider, Marysville – Advanced to the semis (138) last season before dropping a close match, finished fourth after one point loss to St. Ed’s Barber.

*Anthony Collica, Solon – Defending state champ (145) enters senior season searching for third state title.

*Richard Robertson, Maple Hts. – Handled defending state champ Bo DeLande in the semis last year before just falling short in the finals (152).

*Nick Corba, Beavercreek – Had a hard time bouncing back after hard to swallow loss to eventual state champ.

*Kyle Schmidt, Miamisburg – Looked to place in his first trip to state last season; controversial call kept him off the podium.

*Jordan Branham, Miamisburg – Should be four-time qualifier still searching for first podium.

*Domenic Abounader, Lakewood St. Edward – Senior searching for his third state title. Won 182 last year.

*JoJo Tayse, Massillon Perry – Looking for second title and third podium in senior season. Won 195 last year.

*Garrett Conner, Centerville – Battled back through consolation to earn fifth place (195) finish for Elks.

*Latrell Davis, Middletown – Limited matches and weight hampered Davis’ run last season after claiming a district title the previous year.



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JoJo Tayse, sr., Massillon Perry: Two-time state placer wrapped a 42-2 season and won his first D-I state title (195) last year.

Anthony Collica, Sr., Solon: Won back-to-back D-I state titles (145 last year) and wrapped the season 44-3. He was 45-3 as a sophomore. He’s headed to Oklahoma State.




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