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When: March 3-5, 2011
Where: Jerome Schottenstein Center,
The Ohio State University, Columbus
Thursday, March 3:
Friday, March 4:
- 3:00pm ? Session 1 (Championship Prelims and Consolation Round 1)
Saturday, March 5:
- 10:00am ? Session 2 (Quarterfinals and Consolation Round 2)
- 6:30pm ? Session 3 (Championship Semis and Consolation Quarters)
- 10:00am ? Session 4 (Consolation Semifinals, 3rd, 5th & 7th Place matches)
- 5:30pm ? Session 5 (Championship Final matches)
2011 State Tournament Preview
By: Brian Brakeman
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The 74th Ohio High School Wrestling State Tournament brings to a close an incredible five-year period dominated by a quartet of wrestlers from tiny Monroeville High School. Logan (now graduated) and Hunter Stieber (189-2), Cam Tessari (183-8) and Chris Phillips (188-1) have compiled, to this point, 13 state titles, 52 consecutive state tournament victories, 734 wins, and one team title. All of them have been ranked in the Top 4 nationally at their weight class, including three who have, at one time or another, been rated as the best in the country. This year the three remaining seniors will each be competing for a fourth individual state title?never before have even a pair of teammates sought four titles in the same year. Should all three win, and make no mistake that each face potential obstacles, Monroeville would become the first high school to produce four wrestlers who captured four state titles. Never in Ohio wrestling history have four wrestlers come together to generate such fabulous results and we may never again see its equal.
In a year of exceptional personal achievement, two other wrestlers will be seeking their third state titles. Johnni DiJulius (Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit) lost an overtime state final bout as a freshman and then won back-to-back state championships over Drew Stone (Oak Harbor) the last two years. Now at 130 pounds, he looks to become Walsh?s fourth three-time champ and first since 1994. He will face stern competition from two-time state placer Brent Fickel (Parma Padua Franciscan) in what could be one of the highlight bouts Saturday night. Also seeking a third title is Felipe Martinez (Genoa), who will compete this year in Division III at 152 pounds. He won his first two state titles at St. Paris Graham, winning six of his eight state bouts by fall. Undefeated since early in his freshman season, this outstanding junior faces solid competition from two-time state placer and undefeated Dominic Prezzia (St. Clairsville) and state placer Thomas Fullenkamp (Versailles).
One of the highlights of last year?s state competition was the dramatic battle waged between Wadsworth and Lakewood St. Edward for the Division I team title. In a contest that was not decided until the penultimate bout, Wadsworth snapped St. Edward?s unprecedented streak of 13 consecutive team titles and won its first team trophy since 1942. Both teams performed brilliantly, with St. Edward scoring 167.5 points, which is by far the most for any runner-up squad.
For Full Preview of All Divisions ? By Brian Brakeman
For All Division ? Brackets & Results ? Baumspage.com / OHSAA
State Tournament ? Results & Brackets ? OhioWrestling.net
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