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Wrestling community mourns the passing of Tommy Goff



The Ohio Valley Lost a Great man and a true ambassador of the sport of wrestling RIP Tommy Goff!!!



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Another loss for Valley wrestling official Ken McWilliams RIP

Ken was a great official and even a better guy!





Congratulations to Laramine Giesey Shen for his 100 win!!!






2020-2021 OVAC Rankings

Updated: 03-01-21





borofan State Rankings Div II


borofan Ohio State Rankings Div III






Dist. Tournament: Division III - Garfield Heights (3/5/21-3/6/21)


Dist. Tournament: Division II - Gallia Academy (3/5/21-3/6/21)


Dist. Tournament: Division III - Coshocton (3/5/21-3/6/21)




Sect. Tournament: Div. II - Claymont (2/27/21)
Sect. Tournament: Div. II - Steubenville (2/27/21)

Watch Live 103-145
Watch Live 152-285


Sect. Tournament: Div. III - Barnesville (2/27/21)
Sect. Tournament: Div. III - Sandy Valley (2/27/21)

Sect. Tournament: Div. III - Rootstown (2/27/21)







High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll 


Team Preview Videos:
Parkersburg South


Life as a Mountaineer - Peyton Hall


Braxton Amos Defeats 3X All-American and NCAA Finalst T. J. Dudley at Underground 4
Recap here.





OAC Divisional States





1st Brody Saccoccia

1st Telea Guntrum

3rd Landon Croiser

4th Kail Simmons






AAA, AA, A WV Pre-Season Team Polls



 ECOL Wrestling Results


Christian Gomez-Sanchez (Dov) 7-4

Hayley Snyder (War)

Bryce Hagey (NP)


Jack Osborn (Dov) 18-3

Ben White (NP)

Clay Carpenter (War)


Blake Lanzer (Dov) pin 5:10

Ryan Harris (NP)

Mitchel Rehl (War)


Pedro Garcia (Dov) pin 1:32

Ethan Pierce (NP)

Jacob Berg (War)


Egidio DiFazio (Dov) pin 1:25
Caden Matthews (NP)

James Lively (War)


Eric Reed (Cam) pin 2:51

Ezekiel Williams (NP)

Hayden Wiggers (War)


Thad VanArsdalen (NP) pin :55
Tyler Neil (Cam)

Kylee Tait (War)


Peyten Kellar (War) pin :44

Charlie Gibbs (NP)

Andrew LaPlante (Cam)


Brandon Kiser (Dov) pin 1:14

Drake Gamertsfelder (NP)

Cole Hupp (War)


Jack Storm (Dov) pin 3:09

Brody Fogle (Cam)

Gus Valaquez-Falu (NP)


Caden Kenworthy (Cam) pin :59
Doug Weaver (Dov)

Edgar Mejia (NP)


Justin Bartlett (Cam) pin 1:15
Austin Carpenter (War)

Steven Jimenez (NP)


Logan Ortt (NP) pin :24

Dylan Keife (War)

Austin Cochrun (Dov)


Garrett Dillon (NP) pin 2:44

Jake Welch (War)

Joey Tristano (Dov)

New Philadelphia - 213.5

Dover - 204.5

Warren - 146

Cambridge - 135




2020-21 Duals

IC, MF, Barn & StC





2020-21 Duals

Steub & BL





2020-21 Duals



Congratulations to Jack Regis MF for enshrinement into the Ohio Wrestling Officials Association Hall of Fame



2021 OHSWCA Team Dual Tournaments



OHSWCA Dual Meet State Championships - Division I (2/6/21)
OHSWCA Dual Meet State Championships - Division II (2/6/21) @ Steubenville updated
OHSWCA Dual Meet State Championships - Division III (2/6/21)

WTOV 9 Coverage!


                         OHSWCA Dual Meet State Championships - Division II (2/6/21) @ Steubenville

Live on the https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/


2020-21 Duals

MF, IC, Camb, Cald, Dov & Shen







Buckeye 8 Tournament has been Canceled


2021 OVAC Dual Meet Standings


2020-21 Duals

Steub, Dov, BL & StC





2020-21 Duals

Steub & Dov


Steubenville & Dover Live @ Indian Creek







Div II OHSAA Sectionals Assignments:



Beaver Local
St. Clairsville
West Holmes
New Philadelphia
East Liverpool
John Glen


Indian Creek
Indian Valley
River View
Union Local





2021 EOWL Tournament

Well & BvL


New Lexington Tournament

StC, Barn & WL

Picture of team champions Barnesville


2020-21 Duals

2021 Panther Classic Dual Tournament
Buckeye Local High School
Herman DeYarmon Team Champion: Martins Ferry
Runner-up: Buckeye Local

Gary Glover MVW Award: Brian Palmer Jr. (Buckeye Local)


Tor, IC, Shen & Steub




2020-21 Duals

Steub, SL, Dov, Well & MF


2021 OVAC Dual Meet Standings




Dover took 3rd at the Ashland Crestview Tournament held today. Results were as follows:

Teays Valley (1st) - 254
Delta (2nd) - 218
Dover (3rd) - 182

106: Christian Gomez-Sanchez (5th) - 2-2, 2 pins
113: Jack Osborn (3rd) - 3-1, pin
120: Adolfo Lopez-Quinilla (5th) - 2-2, 2 pins
126: Blake Lanzer (5th) - 2-2, pin
138: Egidio DiFazio (3rd) - 3-1, pin
145: Christian Smith (7th) - pin
152: A.J. Harmon (2nd) - 2-1, pin
160: Brandon Kiser (1st) - 3-0, pin
170: Jack Storm (2nd) - 2-1, pin
182: Doug Weaver (3rd) 3-1, 3 pins
285: Joey Tristano (4th) - 2-2, 2 pins


Miami Trace McDonalds Invitational



Dave Rohr Classic - Mapleton



Washington C.H. Bracket Tournament



2020-21 Duals

Cald, Riv, MF, Tor, Barn, ED, BL & FF



2020-21 Duals

Steub, BvL, Shen & Dov




2021 OVAC Dual Meet Standings


2020-21 Duals

HC, Steub, Well, Barn, BL, UL & ED




Check Braxton Amos out!


Gage Wright PS 15U World of Wrestling Wrestler of the Year!





Barnesville Duals 1-16 (1/16/21)


2020-21 Duals

Shen, Bpt, Tor, Steub, Barn, StC, HC, UL & MF



MORGANTOWN -- Already a highly decorated wrestler during his high school days at Oak Glen, it didnát take Peyton Hall long to make a name for himself on the collegiate level.
Hall, a 4-time West Virginia state champion and 3-time OVAC Ron Mauck Tournament titlist, began his WVU career the same way he ended his days as a Golden Bear, by winning. The true freshman went 3-0 against Kent State, Ohio University and Virginia Tech as the Mountaineers compiled a 2-1 mark, losing to the No. 8 ranked Hokies.
Competing at 165 pounds, Hall recorded a pair of major decisions and a decision in his matches. He blanked the Bobcatsá Colt Yinger, ranked 22nd in two national polls, 9-0. Yinger wrestled at Nelsonville-York. He also recorded a 9-3 decision over Kent Stateás James Limongi before notching a 13-4 major nod over Virginia Techás Jordan Florence.
The Chester native finished the weekend with 10 takedowns and a pair of reversals.
âIt was really cool. I was excited,ã Hall said via telephone earlier this week. âIt was cool to wrestle against some of the schools I grew up watching on TV.ã
He admitted to having some nerves.
âI was a little anxious before my first match because it had been so long since Iáve had some actual competition against someone besides my practice partners,ã he allowed. âBut when the whistle went off, I was ready.ã
His performances didnát go unnoticed as he moved into a pair of national polls this week. Hall is ranked No. 24 according to FloWrestling and is listed as 30th by The Open Mat.
Hall said 165 pounds is just right for him.
âI feel really strong because I donát have to cut much weight,ã he said. âI feel wrestling bigger guys during practice helps me, too. I feel strong and Iám healthy.ã
Hall won state titles at 120, 132, 138 and 152 while at Oak Glen.
He is one of three WVU matmen in the national rankings, and one of two from the Ohio Valley.
The Mountaineersá Noah Adams (197) is No. 1 in FloWrestling, The Open Mat and Intermat. The Independence High grad extended his winning streak to 35 straight matches, which dates back to last season when he was favored to win the NCAA title at 197 pounds.
Weirás Caleb Rea (141), despite battling some health problems, is listed No. 22 by The Open Mat.
Parkersburg South alum Brayden Roberts also made his WVU debut at 149 pounds. He posted two wins before suffering an 11-3 setback to No. 12 Bryce Andonian of Virginia Tech in his final match of the day.
John Marshall product Anthony Carman (184) went 1-2 on the day. His lone triumph came via a 12-3 major decision over Ohioás Colin McNamara.
West Virginia welcomes Bucknell and No. 19 Oklahoma for a tri-meet on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m.
WLUás Cook Honored by MEC
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. ­ West Liberty Universityás Garrett Cook has been honored as the first Mountain East Conference Wrestler of the Week.
Cook, a sophomore 184-pounder from Weirton Madonna where he was a state champion, was recognized by the conference after playing a key role in helping Coach Danny Irwinás Hilltoppers post a pair of impressive wins in Saturdayás triangular season opener.
Turning in two dominating performances, Cook notched first-period falls in both matches. Barely having time to break a sweat, the sophomore stopped Glenvilleás Christian Ramsey at the 2:02 mark and the Battlersá Chiedu Chika in 2:41.
The Black-and-Gold, which was recently ranked No. 1 in the MEC preseason poll, will be back on the road next Saturday when they head to Fairmont State for a triangular with the host Falcons and Glenville State.
The MEC Tournament will be held at West Libertyás ASRC on Feb. 6.
Barnesville Winter Duals
Five teams will take part in the inaugural Barnesville Duals Saturday in western Belmont County. In addition to the host Shamrocks, also participating are Indian Creek, Mayfield, Southern Local and St. Clairsville.
Action begins at 10 a.m. with Barnesville and Southern Local competing, as well as Division I Mayfield versus Indian Creek.
Round 2 is tentatively set for 11:15 a.m. with Barnesville and St. Clairsville doing battle, along with Southern Local and Mayfield.
The third round will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. and has Barnesville facing Indian Creek and St. Clairsville dueling Southern Local.
Round 4 will begin around 1:45 with Southern Local meeting Indian Creek and St. Clairsville facing Mayfield.
The fifth, and final, round has an approximate start time of 3 with Barnesville and Mayfield squaring off, along with Indian Creek and St. Clairsville.
Numerous state-ranked individuals, according to Borofan, will be competing.
The Red Devilsá Koen Kish (132) is top-ranked in Division II while teammates Gannon Kazmirski (106) is 25th; Caden Stout (145) is 10th; Austin DaRe (170) is 18th; and Reese Skaggs (220) is fifth. St. Clairsville is ranked 10th as a team.
Barnesvilleás Reese Stephen (106) is ranked third and older brother, Griffen (120) is seventh in D-III. Dakota King (113) is 10th; Skyler King (126) is 11th; Logan Tague (132) is seventh; George Hoover (138) is 25th; Cameron Woods (160) is seventh; and Jacob Boulet (170) is 22nd. The Shamrocks are 12th as a team.
The Redskins have CJ Spencer (138) at 16th, while Dominic Paterra (145) is seventh; Reese Spencer (152) is 18th; Austin Starr (182) is sixth; and Elijah Llewellyn (195) is third.
Mayfield has half-a-dozen individuals in the rankings, including Vinnie DáAlessandro (106) second. Dominic Gerrome (113) is eighth; Eddie Wallace (120) 17th; Colton Brandenburg (152) 25th; Anthony Santoro (160) 18th; and Antonio Mangeluzzi (285) 21st.

Thank You
Kim North

Barnesville Shamrock Athletics
Here is the link for the live-stream of tomorrow’s wrestling triangular @ Akron vs. St. Vincent-St.Mary & Jackson-Massillon.



2021 OVAC Dual Meet Standings (1-12-21)


2020-21 Duals

Well, Steub, StC , Dov, Barn & HC

Times Leader Sports Writer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Although there are 14 weight classes in a high school wrestling, it only takes one unexpected result to turn around a dual meet. St. Clairsville, unfortunately, can attest to that.
The Red Devils, who were unblemished in 11 head-to-head competitions and ranked No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 4A standings, and Dover, second to Steubenville in the Class 5A listing at 13-3, were deadlocked at 12 after four bouts Wednesday night. However, it was the fifth match -- at 132 pounds -- that turned the tide, according to Red Devils head coach Joel Sansone.
St. Clairsville senior Koen Kish, ranked No. 1 in the Division II by Borofan and headed to NCAA Division I Clarion State, led Doverás Pedro Garcia 4-2 before an illegal slam by Kish ended the match with 1:17 left in the first period. Garcia lay on the mat for several minutes but couldnát continue and was awarded the win by disqualification, resulting in six team points as the Tornadoes went ahead 18-12.
Dover went on to win five of the remaining nine matches to claim a thrilling, 40-36, victory on John Jenkins Court. St. Clairsville did, however, defeat Buckeye Local, 58-18, in the opening dual. The short-handed Panthers (4-4) also fell to the Tornadoes, 66-9.
âWhen Koen lost by disqualification I knew we didnát have a chance. That was a match that we needed. That was a 12-point swing,ã Sansone said. âIt was a terrible situation. Hopefully he learns to realize that when heás wrestling an inferior opponent, those guys arenát really trying that much, so he needs to finish a little easier with control.
âIt is what it is. Weáll get back in the room tomorrow (Thursday) and learn from our mistakes,ã he added. âI told the guys the in these tough duals, one match is going to decide them. We needed someone to step up and make up the difference but it didnát work out that way. Everybody wrestled hard and gave it their best effort and at the end of the day, thatás all you can ask of as a coach.ã
The Red Devils did recover and led 30-28 after senior Austin DaRe recorded a lightning-quick, 31-second pin at 170, but Dover used a pin and decision at 182 and 195, respectively, for a 37-30 advantage.
Reese Skaggs, one of four seniors competing on Senior Night, pulled the hosts to within one, 37-36, with a 26-second mat-slapper, but the Tornadoes won the 285-pound match, 7-5, to secure the win.
Junior Gannon Kazmirski (106/113) had a pair of falls in less than a minute. He won in 56 and 44 seconds.
Freshman Harrison Kazmirski (120/126) had a 40-second pin and won by forfeit, while senior Caden Stout (145) was awarded a pair of forfeits.
Josh DeNoble (138) is the other Red Devils senior.
BUCKEYE LOCAL was paced by senior Brian Palmer Jr. (152/160). Ranked No. 1 at 152 in Division III, recorded a pin and a decision.
âHe is very focused. He wants all of the tough matches. He wants the best competition, so Iám trying to find it for him,ã Buckeye Local head coach Guy Nestor, who is in his second go-round as the Panthers boss, said.
Nestor was also pleased with the effort of Alexio Morales (195) who won both of his matches, one by pin.
âItás rubbing off on some of the kids in the room,ã Nestor said of the success Palmer Jr. has enjoyed during his career.
The Panthers only had six wrestlers in uniform.
âWeáve got two in quarantine right now,ã Nestor said. âWeáve got a good core of eight and we are pretty solid with them all in the lineup.ã

Thank You
Kim North





2021 OVAC Dual Meet Standings



2020-21 Duals

Steub, MF, UL, StC, HC, WL & Camb


Barnesville Jr High Tournament


Nelsonville York Tournament






WV Sports to start back up March 1st


West Virginia winter sports will be delayed to March 1st. With this start date for West Virginia schools and our Ohio schools into their state tournament run we will be unable to hold the OVAC “Ron Mauck” Wrestling Championships this season.

I do want to extend my thanks to the members on the committee that put in the time and effort developing a format and a timeline (more than once) in an attempt to have a tournament for our student-athletes.

We will name our dual meet Champions for the 2020-21 season based on the dual rankings at the end of the West Virginia season.





2020-21 Duals

Barn, StC, Dov, Riv, Camb, Shad & Cald


Times Leader Sports Writer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- When the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of its Bill Hinegardner Dual Meet Championships due to the global COVID pandemic, it put more emphasis on dual meets themselves as they will determine the three division champions.
Wednesday night on John Jenkins Court, St. Clairsville (7-0) remained perfect on the season with convincing victories over visiting Caldwell and Meadowbrook. The Red Devils blasted the Redskins 70-6 before romping past the Colts, 72-10.
âObviously, they are very important this season. When I started re-vamping our schedule due to COVID, I just wanted to get our kids the best matchups possible,ã St. Clairsville head coach Joel Sansone said. âWith there not being any major tournaments, itás all about the duals. We had to get the kids to buy-in to the fact that the duals are important, and they are. Itás a team win now so everyone has to do their part to help the team.
âHopefully, at the end of the season, the standings will take care of themselves.ã
St. Clairsville was in second place behind Beaver Local in Class 4A entering last night. The Beavers were 12-0.
Five different Red Devils recorded a pair of pins each. They were Gannon Kazmirski (106/113); Caden Stout (145), Mason McCort (152), Nathan Witsberger (160) and Jacob Walker (182). Kazmirskiás falls came in 30 and 52 seconds, while McCort needed 1:00 and 58-seconds. Stoutás pins came in 1:11 and 1:32. Walker had a 58-second fall and another in 3:29 and Witsberger won in 1:59 and 5:13.
Senior standouts Koen Kish (132) and Reese Skaggs (220) each had pins in less than a minute. Koen won in 28 seconds against Meadowbrook, while Skaggs needed 56 ticks against Caldwell.
âWeáre improving each and every time we take the mats, whether it be in practice or during a dual,ã Sansone continued. âThe kids are working harder and harder every day.ã
Senior Austin DaRe (170) recorded his 100th career win when he posted a 12-2 major decision against Caldwell.
St. Clairsville is back in action Saturday at noon when it hosts Athens, Harrison Central and Newcomerstown.
Barnesville 57, Martins Ferry 24
AT BARNESVILLE, the youthful Shamrocks (6-4) won the first eight bouts -- all by pin -- and never looked back in rolling past the visiting Purple Riders (2-4).
A.J. Francis (132) had the quickest of the falls as he needed a mere 12 ticks. Other first-period pins came from Reese Skaggs (106, 45 seconds); Griffen Stephen (120, 0:27); Logan Tague (138, 0:29) and Caiden Thornton (145, 0:40). Dakota King (113, 2:53), Skyler King (126, 1:34), Robby Nixon (152, 1:02) and Ayden Hannahs (182, 3:30) also won by falls.
Cameron Woods (170) earned a decision.
Martins Ferryás George Hulsey (160, 1:43), Kameron Hughes (195, 3:36), Zak Dobson (220, 2:10) and Zeke Bruney (285, 0:19) all won by pin.
Martins Ferry treks to Morristown Saturday for a noon triangular with Philo.

Thank You
Kim North

(We are so luck to have Kim!)



Fort Frye Tournament results





2020-21 Duals





2020-21 Duals

Well & BvL



Click link above for StC tournament



2020 Boardman Classic








2020-21 Duals





2020-21 Duals

Well & Barn


Beaver Local & River @ Wellsville live @ 6PM


New Philadelphia vs Newark Catholic






2020-21 Duals

Steub, StC & SL

Times Leader Sports Writer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- It was hard to tell the winning coach from the losing coach following Tuesday nights dual high school wrestling match between Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville.
The Red Devils built leads of 13-6, 28-12 and 31-18 only to watch the Purple Riders battle back, but fall a point shy, 31-30, on John Jenkins Court.
It was a lot closer than I expected but, honestly, I just told the guys that I was more worried about getting matches, St. Clairsville head coach Joel Sansone said. Were a little short-handed right now. We've got a couple of starters out of the lineup. We tried to drop a weight class here and there, sometimes it worked out, sometimes it didn't.
St. Clairsville (5-0) competed without OVAC runner-up and two-time Division III state qualifier Chad Stout and Josh DeNoble.
Hats off to Martins Ferry. They brought it, Sansone added. They have a lot more experience this year so far than we do. We haven't seen the level of competition that Martins Ferry has so far, and that's not taking anything away from the competition that we have faced. This is just what we needed ... a good, hard-fought match where a lot of guys got a good six minutes in.
The guys who won, they know what they are doing right but they've also got some things to work, he continued. The guys that lost, they have to realize they have to work a little harder in the (wrestling) room because you cant mimic good competition.
Martins Ferry (1-3), which competed without Zak Dobson (220), led 6-0 when Kyler Oliver was awarded a forfeit at 106.
A decision by Gannon Kazmirski (113); pin by Zach McKeever (120) and major decision by Harrison Kazmirski (126) gave the hosts a 13-6 advantage, but Martins Ferry closed to within a point, 13-12, when Tyler Donaher (132) won by forfeit.
St. Clairsville won the next three weight classes for a 16-point bulge as NCAA Division I signee Koen Kish (138) and Mason McCort (145) registered back-to-back pins in 1:38 and 3:34, respectively, and Nathan Witsberger (152) earned a come-from-behind, 5-4, nod over Shayden Fogle. Kish is headed to Clarion, Pa.
Martins Ferry's Chase Goff and St. Clairsvilles Austin DaRe squared off at 160 with the Purple Riders returning state qualifier leading 4-2 after one period. However, the Red Devils senior held a 9-6 lead in the second period before Goff secured a reversal that resulted in a pin at the 3:43 mark.
After a double forfeit at 170, St. Clairsvilles Jacob Walker (182) rallied past Johnny McFarland, 7-5, with a takedown just before time expired in the third period. That gave the hosts a 31-18 lead with three matches to go.
However, Martins Ferry used a third-period pin (5:37) by Noah Duck (195) and a hard-earned, 5-4, decision by Kameron Hughes (220) over state-ranked Reese Skaggs to pull to within, 31-27, entering the final match of the night. Hughes weighed in at 181.1 while Skaggs tipped the scales at 206.2.
Needing a pin to complete the comeback, the Purple Riders had to settle for a 3-1 decision by Zeke Bruney in falling one point short.
Obviously, the dual didn't turn out the way we wanted but I am happy. I thought everyone wrestled well, Martins Ferry head coach Chad Ware said. With the younger guys its one little thing here and there ... a takedown here or an escape there. It changes the whole complexion of the dual, but its experience for everybody.
We ended on a high note by bumping Kameron up and he beat (Reese) Skaggs who is one of the top 220-pounders in the state, Ware said.
He also had praise for Goff.
Chase is a gamer. He has a motor where he is non-stop, Ware noted. Hes always in a match, no mater what the score is.
Both teams are back in action next Tuesday when the Americas Best Value Inn Invitational takes place, starting at 10 a.m.


Steubenville Noon @ Edison and Southern




StC wrestling live 5PM





WVU Wrestle offs



Beaver Local Hoppel Tournament changed to duals format this Saturday

Beavers go 3-0 on the day defeating Alliance 51-24, Martins Ferry 63-18, and Indian Creek 51-18 to take their record to 11-0 overall. Devon Salsberry was voted the 2020 Hoppel Tournament MVW and earned his 100th career victory.

Watch here:


Steubenville live @ North Canton


2020-21 Duals

BvL, Steub, Camb, BL, Cald, StC, Bpt, Tor, Dov & NP



Warren Local Tournament






Barnesville Invitational

Borofans write up!

Link to watch Barnesville invitational live!

Times Leader Sports Writer

BARNESVILLE -- Only in 2020! For 50 years organizers of the Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational wrestling tournament crowned a single team champion. The 51st annual event ended with two champs.
Barnesville entered the championship round with a 19-point lead and 11 wrestlers earning a place on the podium. However, Division II powerhouse Louisville crowned six individual titlists and had a fourth-placer in storming back to draw even with the Shamrocks at 180 points.
Barnesville saw all four of its finalists fall short in their championship matches, and just three of the other seven came out on top.
âWe had 11 guys in the final round but not coming away with a champion, itás hard to win a tournament,ã Barnesville head coach Jayson Stephen said. âI thought we had a couple of shots to get a champion there, but it didnát work out that way.
âWeáll get in the (wrestling) room this week and work towards whatever lies down the road,ã he added.
The Leopards, who won the 2020 Ohio Dual Meet Championship over national power St. Paris Graham, slowly but surely kept creeping up on the Shamrocks. Their journey was complete when 285-pounder Cameron Brazek pinned Martins Ferryás Zeke Bruney in 2-minutes, 45-seconds in the final match of the tournament.
âI know they (Louisville) had a couple of guys out, but you still have to show up and wrestle,ã Stephen said. âI make the schedule for these kids to try and wrestle the best competition they can. If you come out with a loss, you learn from it and keep working towards the end of the year and Columbus. Thatás what we are working for.ã
Finishing second for the Shamrocks were Reese Stephens (106), Griffen Stephen (120), Cameron Woods (160) and Jacob Boulet (170). Skyler King (126) was third while Logan Tague (132) and Jadyn Lucas (285) were both fourth. Dakota King (113) and George Hoover (138) took fifth. Robby Nixon (152) and Orion Smith (195) were sixth.
In addition to Brazek, other titlists were Dylan Rhodes (106), Garett Lautzenheiser (126), Pablo Castro (132), Brenden Seevers (182) and Noah Peterson (220).
Martins Ferry took third in the team standings with 116 points. The Purple Riders had a trio of runnersup in Kameron Hughes (195), Zak Dobson (220) and Zeke Bruney (285). Chase Goff (170) finished fifth, with Dylan Ward (106) and George Hulsey (145) were sixth.
âWeáre a young team. Weáve only got three seniors,ã Martins Ferry head coach Chad Ware said. âIám happy with the team finish, but the finals, obviously you donát want to go 0-3, but that gives the kids something to work for.
The lone local champion was Indian Creekás Austin Starr (195). He decisioned Hughes 6-2 to defend the title he won last year at 170 when he pinned the Purple Rider.
Other Redskins reaching the podium were Dom Paterra (145) who was second; C.J. Spencer (138) and Jeremy Brown (160) both third; Tyler Sipes (120) finished fifth; and Daniel Ross (132) sixth.
Indian Creek placed seventh with 91 points.
Other individual titlists included Lima Central Catholicás Gavin Caprella (113); Troy Christianás Jason Shaffer (120) and Connor Havill (170); West Holmesá Tucker Kaufman (138); Newcomerstownás Logan Hursey (145) and Coltin Meek (160); and River Valleyás Nathan Cadle (152).
Caprella, who is ranked No. 1 in Division III by Borofan, defeated Hawkenás Patrick Reineke, who is No. 4, by a 7-2 count to earn the Most Outstanding Wrestler award, which is voted on by the tournament coaches. Cadle, who pinned his way through four matches in a mere 2:55, was presented with the Peck Award for the most pins in the least amount of time in the championship bracket. He had three falls in less than 38 seconds.


2020-21 Duals

Well, Dov, Cald & BvL




Waterford Invitational


Caldwell Live Tonight!!!



2020-21 Duals

Camb, BL , IC & StC




2020-2021 Rankings


Congratulations to Cameron Woods Barn for his 100th win!!!




2020-21 Duals

Well & Dov, Barnesville complete results




Finally! Our boys are back in action tomorrow at Barnesville. They will be wrestling 5 dual meets throughout the day starting at 10:00am. We will be mat side on Facebook live for our fans at home!

It’s been a long 273 days since our men walked off the mat as district champions. They are ready to pick up right where they left off! #family #choice


WV Winter Sports shut down until Jan 11th!!!



Peyton Kellar WL Needs our help!

This afternoon the Kellar family lost their home and all the contents in a house fire. The Kellar's have always been the type of family to be the first ones to jump in and help any friend in need.

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2020 Barnesville Early Entries



The OHSAA 2020-21 Wrestling Requirements, Rules Modifications and General Recommendations.


And two links to the OHSAA Athletic Director and Head Coach October Updates from Tyler Brooks:

2020 October Updates and 2020 October Updates, Part 2




2021 OVAC Tournament format






WVSSAC 8-Wrestler Bracketed Tournament Modifications
Read the release here




Super 32 Challenge


Griffen Stephen OH 126 Barnesville 11th

Reese Stephen OH 106 Barnesville 9th

Caden Stout OH 152 St Clairsville High School 11th

Peyten Kellar OH 152 Warren High School 12th 7

Dakota King OH 113 Barnesville Ohio 8th

Logan Ours OH 145 Beaver Local 11th 6

Middle school

Hines Ford OH Barnesville Middle School 7th 120

Aden Strahler OH Warren local 8th 157


High School Division
Gavin Quiocho 160 Parkersburg South 12th

Ian Bush 182 Cameron 11th
Dakota Hagedorn 160 University 10th

Devin Easton 126 Parkersburg South 12th

Nathan Ford 120 Parkersburg South 10th

Gabriel Carman 152 Wheeling Park 11th

Jude Childers 152 Parkersburg South 11th

Middle School Division

Brycen Arthur 145 Blennerhassett 8th



Winter Sports Requirements, Recommendations and Modifications

As occurred for fall sports, the OHSAA staff has developed sport-specific requirements, recommendations and modifications for schools when conducting interscholastic competition in winter sports. Links to the sport-specific requirements, recommendations and modifications for winter sports are available here:

Basketball: http://bit.ly/BKRecs

Bowling: to come

Gymnastics:  http://bit.ly/GYMRecs

Ice Hockey: http://bit.ly/IHRecs

Swimming & Diving: http://bit.ly/SDRecs

Wrestling: http://bit.ly/WRRecs




WV 2020 Wrestling Regulations




Click here for brackets!

640 Wrestlers from 15 States
High School was stacked with 11, 32 man brackets

High School
1 Reese Stephen
2 Jared Johnston
3 Keith Parner
1 Dakota King
2 Ruben Lorenzana
3 Brendon Mittchell
1 Colin Mellett
2 Tyler Jude
3 Larry Moreno
1 Damon Molina
2 Luke Acuna
3 Devin Easton
1 Nathan Ford
2 Thomas Hoppes
3 Lawson Grime
1 Brayden Zenni
2 Trenton Jones
3 Kody Kalmann
1 Zac Cowan
2 Amir Harris
3 Jake Gooding
1 Brayden Johnson
2 Toby Abbott
3 Conner Twigg
1 Connor Eaton
2 Zacheh Pledger
3 Gunner Cramblett
1 Tom Ketchen-Carter
2 Mawuli Nevis
3 Austin Dempesy
1 Alex Hobbs
2 Ayden Edwards
3 Devin Oligee
1 Johny Black
2 Khamil Abdul
3 Brayden Benson
1 Clay Ours
2 Donnavon Kessler
3 Michael Blocher
1 Dakota Brooksbank
2 Zachery Back
3 Cadman Roose






Dear Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches,


I hope this email finds all of your families’ safe as we navigate the 2020-21 school year.  The purpose of this email is to update our coaches on the newest developments for the upcoming season, as well as, inform you about a few important dates for the 2020-21 wrestling season.


As always, if you should have questions, please reach out to your district representatives or send us your questions via the website (ohswca.org).


1.) The most important issue is our Return to Mat Plan for the season.  Our Restart Committee, led by Shawn Andrews, has been meeting regularly with Tyler Brooks and the rest of the group which includes several different stakeholders.  Per Tyler’s email (September 16th), no changes have been made. However, wrestling specific concerns are still being reviewed by the Governor’s Office.


We are committed to having a season and we will do whatever it takes to make that happen.  Please be patient as we watch the fall sport seasons closely and tweak our plan.


2.) We were saddened to hear about the cancellation of the OHSAA State Team Championships.  This change was made by the OHSAA and was purely a financial decision. Based on that decision, the OHSWCA has met and is planning to host the event in some capacity for the 20-21 wrestling season.  We are doing research and putting together a plan for the event, however, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered by the Ohio Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and the OHSAA.  As those meetings continue, we will keep you posted.


Here are our initial thoughts as we begin the planning process:


We would use the previous model when our association started the event over a decade ago.  We are compiling data from the 2019-20 District Tournaments (see example attached from the Central District) and would like to host District events with the top 2, 4, or 8 teams depending upon the recommendation of the state leadership.  These teams would be based on their returning qualifiers from last year.  We realize it is not a perfect system, but it is a realistic goal based on the limitations and logistics.  Each district would have one representative advance to the state final four which would be held in different locations based on availability (Division I, II, and III).


We will be soliciting schools to see if they can host these district and state events.  We’ve been in contact with the State Officials Association and they are behind the decision to help “save” the event.  


Please stay tuned for more information via email, Twitter @ohswca, and our website moving forward.


3.) We are also excited to offer our Ohio Wrestling Coaches Convention on Saturday, October 24-Sunday, October 25.  This will be in conjunction with the NWCA and be a virtual convention.  We’ve kept the cost down ($50 which includes membership) and we are excited to offer over 40 videos from the NWCA library and several videos (live and pre-recorded) for our Ohio Coaches.  We intend to have at least one live session per day and will offer all coaches access to these videos for 3 months after the convention.  


We hope to have the online link live one month prior to the event (September 28th is our target).


4.) We are still planning on hosting the Girls State Tournament on February 20-21, 2021 at Hilliard Davidson High School.  


5.) Finally, we will be releasing the 2020 Coach of the Year winners via our website and Twitter account throughout the next week.


Thanks again for your continued support and we look forward to another great season in Ohio Wrestling.


The OHSWCA Executive Committee





NWHOF WV State Chapter Banquet Cancelled

Walsh Ironman Cancelled

Congratulations to Gage Wright, World of Wrestling 15U Wrestler of the Year

World of Wrestling World All-Star Team for 2020-2021
World of Wrestling Final Youth Rankings for 2020-2021:
Gage Wright, Parkersburg South - 15U #1 @ 135
Ayden Morris, Parkersburg South - 15U #2 @ 200
Brock Humphrey, Warwood Middle - 10U #2 @ 64

Backyard Brawl Results
Ian Bush, Cameron - Champion @ 189
Nathan Ford, Parkersburg South - Runner-Up @ 126
Aydan Edwards, Parkersburg South - 4th @ 189
Stephen Hunter, Brooke - 4th @ 285

FloWrestling High School Rankings - August 30
Quiocho now #17 @ 152





Barnesville 3rd at the Backyard Brawl @ Penn State






Bad news!


Re:       Future of the Dual Team Wrestling Tournament

 In an administrator’s update that was emailed to all schools this afternoon, it was announced that the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament would be suspended for the 2020-21 school year.

It saddens me to relay this information to the wrestling community.  We all know that the dual team tournament provides a unique team environment and atmosphere for our sport that the individual tournament simply cannot.  I don’t know what the future holds for the dual team tournament, if and when it could be resumed, or when that determination would be made.  I just wanted to pass this information along to you as quickly as possible for planning purposes.


I hope to provide an update to all wrestling schools by the end of next week as we set our eyes on the 20-21 wrestling season and how it fits within the current Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) orders.

Tyler Brooks

Director of Officiating & Sport Management

Ohio High School Athletic Association


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