Wadsworth repeats its state duals wrestling victory over St. Edward - guiadeayuntamientos.info
Another sports giant fell Sunday in the 15th State Dual Meet Wrestling Championships at Wadsworth High School, where the host Grizzlies. WADSWORTH, Ohio -- Squint at the back of a St. Edward wrestler's green dominated Ohio wrestling with 25 state tournament championships and 11 Including another dual meet win last year, the Grizzlies have won three. USA-OHIO State Freestyle Club dual meet tournament @USAWrestling_OH at Ohio Northern U update Mason Brugh and Jordan.
You do it with 4-foot-nothing, pound wrestlers on Sunday afternoons, week after week, year after year, until one day you wake up favored by some to become the first public school since Nordonia in to win the big-school division state wrestling championship. Today is that day. The next three days will play out with more scenarios than a sided Rubik's Cube. At about 10 p. Saturday, one of them will march across the raised stage carrying the state championship trophy.
To even be at this precipice is a victory 26 years in the making for Gramuglia and a quilt of Wadsworth families who have contributed their own blocks.
Wadsworth snaps St. Edward domination at state dual meet wrestling - guiadeayuntamientos.info
Being here is not the victory they seek. The Grizzlies are in Columbus to win.
Edward is there to defend. The Eagles dynasty is aiming for its 26th state championship sinceand 14th in a row. Gramuglia, who grew up in Cleveland and Parma, spent four years as an assistant at Trinity before he took over a Wadsworth program that had lost 27 consecutive dual meets and didn't have a youth feeder program.
He helped start Wadsworth Youth Wrestling, which today has kids from kindergarten to sixth grade. It is among the largest and most successful community-based wrestling programs in the area.Wadsworth's Jordan Earnest wins Division I 285-pound state championship
The current crop of state qualifiers has been highly regarded since their early youth wrestling days. Ed's," senior pounder Louden Gordon said. Edward twice last year and once this year in dual meets, and the Grizzlies won two State Duals championships. Wadsworth had a meltdown last year in Columbus. It was in the semifinals and faded to fifth place.
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But even the community says, 'Well, you guys choked last year. Gramuglia got to know each wrestler at very young ages. I was scared of him then," senior pounder Caleb Busson said.
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His victory over rugged Andrew Phillips on a single-leg takedown with 31 seconds left at the Ohio Duals enabled Wadsworth to edge Massillon Perry, Busson also got a pin against St. Edward, which the Grizzlies needed to score a victory.
Wadsworth snaps St. Edward domination at state dual meet wrestling
I wouldn't think of not wrestling. Nobody looks for you as you try to climb the ladder. Edward my freshman year, they beat us, ," said Squire, a to pounder who was sidelined with a knee injury until last week.
I knew back then we could be one of the top teams in the area, but we needed to get the right mind-set.
We knew we were good, but we didn't believe then that we were a top-notch team. While Squire was recovering, junior Nate Ball filled in and has been spectacular at pounds, having placed in every tournament. Ball has done so well, Squire said he will likely drop to to help the team at state.
Yet, one win is still one win. And Gramuglia is wary of St. Edward, whom the Grizzlies will face in what has developed into a rematch Feb.