Chris Block will be making a return engagement to the Division III state wrestling meet, but this time the Johnstown-Monroe High School senior will go as a district champion and he won't be alone.

Chris Block will be making a return engagement to the Division III state wrestling meet, but this time the Johnstown-Monroe High School senior will go as a district champion and he won't be alone.
Block won the 140-pound weight class last Saturday at the district meet in Steubenville and his 135-pound classmate Keith Tanner was a runner-up at 135.
The top four from each weight class advanced to the state meet, which runs Thursday-Saturday at Ohio State.
Last year, Block was the lone state qualifier for the Johnnies after finishing third at district. He finished placed seventh at state at 135 pounds.
The Johnnies finished seventh of in the 56 team scoring with 66 points behind champion Pleasant (138.5).
Block moved to 52-0 entering the state meet after beating Weston Davis of Chillicothe Zane Trace 13-2 in the final for his third major decision of the tournament. His toughest match came in a 5-4 semifinal win over Cody Coomes of Pleasant. Coomes was rated second in the Brain Brakeman Wrestling Forecast and placed fifth at state in the pats two seasons -last year at 130 and in 2007 at 125.
Tanner enters the state meet at 46-2 after falling to St. Clairsville's Dominic Prezzia 11-4 in his final.
The Johnnies had three other wrestlers at district. Junior Scott Robinson placed fifth at 145 and will be a state alternate. He went 3-2 with two pins and finished with a record of 52-4.
Austin Montgomery, a 189-pound senior, finished 1-2 at district to finish the season at 38-11. Ross Sandridge, a 130-pound senior, went 1-2 and to finish 22-7.
Cody Bracken, a 152-pound senior, qualified for district, but did not compete because of an elbow injury.