State Wrestling: Schools looking to end long title droughts

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After what was (as always) a drama-filled weekend of district tournament wrestling, the 672 participants have been determined for the 2014 OHSAA State Wrestling Individual Tournament. This 77th edition of the championships (to be held Thursday-Saturday at Ohio State) has its set of narratives that will keep fans intrigued. Here are some wrestlers to watch…

Long time (Droughts for schools without a state champion)

Fremont Ross – last title 1960; Trey Grine: Division I, 145 pounds
Whitehall – last title 1960; Ana Abduljelil: Division II, 113 pounds
Princeton – last title 1969; A.J. Kowal: Division I, 132 and 160 pounds
Groveport-Madison – last title 1972; Shakur Laney: Division I, 113 pounds
Perrysburg – last title 1974; Mario Guillen, Rocco Caywood, Cale Bonner: Division I, 113/182/285 pounds
Teays Valley – last title 1975; C.J. Kinzer: Division I, 285 pounds
Cin. LaSalle – last title 1976; Corey Shie: Division I, 120 pounds
Van Buren – last title 1978; Chance Sonnenberg: Division III, 160 and 285 pounds
Loveland – last title 1979; James Caniglia, Michael Weber, Seth Brennock, Andrew Alten: Division I 170/182/220/285
Lima Shawnee – last title 1981; Hunter Lucas: Division II, 106 pounds
Woodmore – last title 1983; Evan Ullinski: Division III, 113 pounds
Grand Valley – last title 1984; Glenn Zaller: Division III, 195 pounds
Kettering Fairmont – last title 1984; Josh Parrett: Division I, 126 pounds
Jonathan Alder – last title 1986; Troy Caldwell: Division II, 220 pounds
Norton – last title 1988; Sean Rutherford: Division II, 220 pounds
Painesville Riverside – last title 1988; Nick Boggs: Division I, 132 pounds
Steubenville – last title 1989; Tariq Wilson: Division II, 113 pounds
Sandusky – late title 1989; Isaiah Marghaim: Division II, 195 pounds

 

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