Warriors, Huskies, others to compete for state wrestling championships

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Carrollton's Kail Snair earns points against Claymont's Daniel McGarr.
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The Carrollton Warriors will be represented in Sunday’s state championship matches by senior Kail Snair.

“I knew I could be there but I just never imagined myself being there,” Snair said following his win by pin over Claymont’s Daniel McGarr in 2:00. “This year I just started believing in myself and really like, tuning things in.”

McGarr and Snair have history this season, with the two 113-pounders facing each other throughout the season, including the sectional tournament just two weeks ago. Snair also won that match, pinning McGarr in 3:15.

Snair went 1-2 at the state tournament last year as a junior.

“I knew he was gunning for me, they’d been planning for me,” Snair noted. “They really just wanted to beat me and show who the top dog is but gotta shut them down.”

A slew of CHS fans made the over two hour drive to Columbus to watch the Warriors wrestle at state, and Snair expressed his gratitude for the support.

“I love going back up in the box and seeing everybody smile and whatnot,” he said. “I love making everybody happy and proving that I ain’t no slouch.”

Carrollton’s other three senior wrestlers lost their semifinal matches.

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Carrollton’s Josh Carman wrestles during the semifinals.

Landon Jenkins (106 lbs.) lost to Bexley’s Marius Garcia, being pinned in 5:59.

Levi Pidgeon (126 lbs.) dropped a 6-2 decision to Leroy Steagall of Indian Valley.

Josh Carman fell 6-3 to Watterson’s James Lindsay.

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MALVERN

Malvern senior Tyson Clear lost his semifinal match by a narrow margin. He was defeated by Braxton Quaintance of Lakota 3-1.

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Tyson Clear wrestles during the OHSAA Division III state semifinals.

HARRISON CENTRAL

Harrison Central brothers Landen (285 lbs.) and Lucas Thomas (215 lbs.) both advanced to the state finals and will wrestle Sunday evening.

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Harrison Central’s Lucas Thomas. (JMN Photo: Nessa Cercone)
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Harrison Central’s Landen Thomas.

UNITED

United senior Dallas McCracken lost his 285 lb. semifinal match to Landen Thomas in overtime.

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United’s Dallas McCracken.

ALLIANCE

Alliance’s Aidan Mozden won his 285 lbs. semifinal match 3-2.