2014 State Wrestling Meet

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    Fans await the start of state wrestling finals Saturday, March 1 inside Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center.
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    The Parade of Champions takes place prior to the start of the championship matches at the state meet.
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    Marysville's Hayden Lee defeated Massillon Perry's Jose Rodriguez 5-2 to win the Division I title at 113 pounds. Lee (43-3) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in Division I.
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    Marysville's Austin Pfarr celebrates after defeating Cincinnati Moeller's Chalmer Frueauf 5-4 in overtime to win the Division I title at 220 pounds. Pfarr finished 46-1.
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    Olentangy Liberty’s Jon Furnas reached the semifinals at 120 pounds before losing. Furnas finished fourth.
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    Central Crossing’s Josh Wimer reached the semifinals at 126 pounds before losing. Wimer finished fourth.
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    Hilliard Davidson’s Bobby Smith reached the semifinals at 132 pounds before losing. Smith finished fifth.
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    Marysville’s David Sparks reached the semifinals at 138 pounds before losing. Sparks finished fifth.
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    Shakur Laney of Groveport Madison sizes up Centerville's Troy Barklay in a first-round match at 113 pounds during the Division I state tournament Feb. 27 at Ohio State. Laney lost 9-6 but rebounded to place fifth.
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    Olentangy Liberty’s Giuseppe Penzone reached the semifinals at 126 pounds before losing. Penzone finished sixth.
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    Dublin Coffman’s Dominick Demas reached the semifinals at 138 pounds before losing. Demas finished sixth.
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    Hilliard Bradley’s Jake Stratton reached the semifinals at 170 pounds before losing. Stratton finished sixth.
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    Johnstown’s Clayton Bullard bounced back from his first loss of the season in the Division II quarterfinals to defeat Perry’s Kyle Kremiller 5-4 in the third-place match at 195. Bullard finished 53-1.
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    Big Walnut’s Alec Eisnnicher reached the Division II semifinals at 170 pounds before losing. Eisnnicher finished sixth.
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    Whitehall's Noah Jay faces Hunter Lucas of Lima Shawnee in 106-pound match during the Division II state meet Feb. 27 at Ohio State. Jay lost 6-2 but went on to finish seventh.
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    Whitehall's Ana Abduljelil faces Elida's Blaine Hunter in a 113-pound match during the Division II state meet Feb. 27 at Ohio State. Abdulijelil won 10-5 and went on to place seventh.
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    Ready’s Patrik Garren (47-2), the defending state champion at heavyweight, recovered from a pin in the semifinals to defeat Dayton Christian’s Nate Jackson 9-3 in the Division III third-place match at heavyweight.
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    Hartley’s Grant Rathburn reached the semifinals before losing. Rathburn finished sixth in Division III.