Area wrestlers continue to shine at state wrestling tournament


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Wrestlers within the JMN coverage area continue to succeed at the state tournament.

(We will update girls’ results once the consolations round end)


Four Carrollton wrestlers will wrestle Saturday night in the Division II semifinals.

Landon Jenkins (106 lbs.) defeated D.J. Otero of Lutheran West 4-1 in the quarterfinal. Jenkins will wrestle Bexley’s Marius Garcis in the state semifinals. Garcia has not lost a match this season.

Kail Snair (113 lbs.) won his quarterfinal match by pin over Carter Trukovich in 5:37. He will wrestle Claymont freshman Daniel McGarr in the semifinals.

Levi Pidgeon (126 lbs.) narrowly won his quarterfinal match, beating Wyatt Nemitz of Perkins 4-3. He will wrestle Indian Valley’s Leroy Steagall in the semifinals.

Josh Carman (138 lbs.) opened Saturday morning with a 15-2 decision over Jefferson Area’s Jonathan Bissell to advance to the semifinals. Carman will wrestle sophomore James Lindsay of Watterson in the state semifinals.


Minerva’s Joey Brocklehurst and Mark Mueller were both eliminated from action.

Minerva’s Hunter Dietrich lost his quarterfinal match 9-6 but won his second consolation match.


Malvern’s Tyson Clear will wrestle in the 165 lb. semifinals after beating Dalton’s Greyson Siders 4-1 in the quarterfinals.

Malvern senior Zach Babiczuk will finish on the podium. He lost his quarterfinal match but rebounded with a 7-3 victory in the 215 lbs. second consolation match.


Marlington’s Aiden Bean is guaranteed a podium spot after winning his second consolation match.


United senior Dallas McCracken (285 lbs.) didn’t waste any time, pinning Carlisle’s Isaiah Brady in just :35 to secure a spot in the Division III semifinals.


Alliance’s Jackson Eddy remains in action, winning his 190 lb. consolation bout 13-10.


Kolten Barker of Louisville advanced to Saturday night’s semifinal with a 5-3 decision in the quarterfinals.

Kaiden Barker was eliminated from the tournament after losing his consolation match 6-3.


Canton South’s Dom Prosperi will finish within the top 8 after winning his second consolation match by pin.


Harrison Central’s Lucas Thomas (215 lbs.) and Landen Thomas (285 lbs.) both won their quarterfinal matches and will wrestle in Saturday night’s semifinals.


Tusky Valley’s T.J. Wilson (150) won his quarterfinal match 11-5 and will wrestle in the Division III semifinals. Dylan Congdon (285 lbs.) of Tusky Valley won his second consolation match by pin to secure a spot on the podium.


Sandy Valley’s Evan Natale (120 lbs) has clinched a top 8 finish.