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    I think that the closest team to match this Graham team would be on of the Walsh teams in the 90's then the Ed's team, but you also have to look at its dominence at the Ironman i think they won it by 40 or 50 some points...I also wish we'd see some closer state title races the only one we can expierence is the battles between Pleasent and Troy Christian at DIII.. who knows maybe we'll see the long shot upset and see Perry upend Ed's this year..not probably but you never know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbell134 View Post
    I think that the closest team to match this Graham team would be on of the Walsh teams in the 90's then the Ed's team, but you also have to look at its dominence at the Ironman i think they won it by 40 or 50 some points...I also wish we'd see some closer state title races the only one we can expierence is the battles between Pleasent and Troy Christian at DIII.. who knows maybe we'll see the long shot upset and see Perry upend Ed's this year..not probably but you never know..

    Good call about the DIII race. That'll be the one to watch for sure. Last year was fantastic!

    Also, you've got a great point with the Ironman this year. That was a complete butt kicking by that squad. It'll be interesting to see how many they have wrestling saturday night. What's the record for most champs by one team in a single year?

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    The record is 6 by Maple heights i believe and they have a great shot of breaking it with some almost certains (Jordan,Boyd,B.Stephens, Taylor, Neibert).

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    Good call about the DIII race. That'll be the one to watch for sure. Last year was fantastic!

    Also, you've got a great point with the Ironman this year. That was a complete butt kicking by that squad. It'll be interesting to see how many they have wrestling saturday night. What's the record for most champs by one team in a single year?
    DIII will be the best contest.

    Graham may beat the record, which by the way is 6. See below:

    1951 State Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Cleveland John Hay High School
    Team: Cleveland West
    104: Richard Goodwin (Cleveland John Marshall)
    113: Julius Competto (Cleveland John Adams)
    121: Robert Pogue (Cleveland West)
    128: Vincent Matteucci (Cleveland West)
    134: Fred Darienzo (Cleveland West)
    139: Emil Palmieri (Cleveland West)
    146: Donald Wem (Garfield Heights)
    155: Pete Rossi (Cleveland West)
    166: Dick Bonacci (Cleveland West)

    186: Robert Radel (Cleveland Benedictine)
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    I'm very excited for the DIII race..I really hope Pleasent can pull it off, although at 125 I want to see Opfer finally get a much deserved state title finally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhippetGrappler View Post
    DIII will be the best contest.

    Graham may beat the record, which by the way is 6. See below:

    1951 State Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Cleveland John Hay High School
    Team: Cleveland West
    104: Richard Goodwin (Cleveland John Marshall)
    113: Julius Competto (Cleveland John Adams)
    121: Robert Pogue (Cleveland West)
    128: Vincent Matteucci (Cleveland West)
    134: Fred Darienzo (Cleveland West)
    139: Emil Palmieri (Cleveland West)
    146: Donald Wem (Garfield Heights)
    155: Pete Rossi (Cleveland West)
    166: Dick Bonacci (Cleveland West)

    186: Robert Radel (Cleveland Benedictine)
    Thanks Whippet. I knew it was a long time ago, I seem to remember Lakewood Steve referencing it a while back. I think that was right after he graduated from high school or something like that....haha

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    Haha. I wrestled for Cleveland West before it closed.

    Bearwrestler wrestled for Cleveland West Tech sometime before it closed, some 8-10 years later than West. The record was set in the year of my birth (for those keeping track).

    SPG best Ohio team ever? That's a tall order. Good discussion last year on whether Eds' team last year was it's best ever and the answer was a resounding no. Would require a weight by weight anaysis against Walsh Jesuit's and St. Eds' best.

    If SPG falls short in the eyes of the objective gurus, there is always next year! Folks are saying Graham will be even stronger.

    I wonder if a scheduled Blair vs. Graham dual will be in the cards.

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    From what I heard and this is all rumors..in Blairs top years they wouldnt wrestle Graham and the Blair coach ignored Jeff Jordans phone calls and nopw that Grahams top dog..Jordans been returning the favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    Haha. I wrestled for Cleveland West before it closed.

    Bearwrestler wrestled for Cleveland West Tech sometime before it closed, some 8-10 years later than West. The record was set in the year of my birth (for those keeping track).

    SPG best Ohio team ever? That's a tall order. Good discussion last year on whether Eds' team last year was it's best ever and the answer was a resounding no. Would require a weight by weight anaysis against Walsh Jesuit's and St. Eds' best.

    If SPG falls short in the eyes of the objective gurus, there is always next year! Folks are saying Graham will be even stronger.

    I wonder if a scheduled Blair vs. Graham dual will be in the cards.
    Hey, you're the same age as my dad.

    All of these discussions about the best ever are difficult because of the divisions too. It's hard to compare a dominating team from one division to a dominating team from another. There are always those DI folks who simply don't believe that the competion level is as good at DII and DIII. I'd say on average that's true, but some of those much more involved than me in Ohio High School wrestling are saying that DII is where the depth is on average the last few years.

    Either way it's nice to see what Jordan is doing. His brother Jim was one of the best clinicians I've ever learned from and a heck of a nice guy. Amazing to think that his son is 4 wins away from keeping the Jordan family unbeaten at the state tournament.

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