Three central Ohio high school wrestlers finished atop the awards podium at the state tournament March 10 at Ohio State.

Central Crossing senior Jaden Mattox and Olentangy Liberty junior Carson Kharchla earned Division I titles at 160 and 170 pounds, respectively, while Grandview junior Hudson Jump won the Division III title at 195.

It was the second state title for Mattox, who defeated Cincinnati Elder’s Austin Murphy 6-4 in the final to finish the season 45-1. The match was tied at 2 before Mattox took a 4-2 lead into the second period. He controlled the tempo the rest of the match.

“I hate losing so much,” said Mattox, who was pinned by Murphy in the first period in the Riemann Invitational on Feb. 3 at Delaware. “I would lose anything on earth before a wrestling match. I would give my arm for one more state title. This means everything to me because I’ve put so much of my life into this moment. I’ve been putting the work in seven days a week since I was 9 years old.”

An Ohio State commit, Mattox also won a state title as a sophomore, finishing first at 132. He placed second at 113 as a freshman and second at 152 last season.

“I halfway accomplished my high school goals to be a four-time state champion,” he said. “I’m ready to go to college, I’m ready to graduate high school, I’m ready to have a grad party and I’m ready to relax. I’m ready to get back in the weight room. I want to start lifting.”

Jump, a three-time state qualifier, earned his first state title by defeating Bloomdale Elmwood’s Dylan Hinton 9-0 in the final.

Jump, who finished 41-1, placed fifth at 195 last season and seventh at 182 as a freshman.

“The previous years, I wasn’t ready yet for the finals,” Jump said. “The pressure just got to me every year, but I know I was ready this year. My coaches helped me a ton.”

Kharchla also earned his first state title, defeating Medina’s Brady Chrisman 12-3 in the final to finish 36-2.

“Carson has been great all year,” Liberty coach Mark Marinelli said. “He’s a great wrestler. He’s a super good person, too.”

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Liberty senior Trevor Lawson, a three-time state placer, was runner-up at 182, losing 3-1 to Massillon Jackson’s Victor Marcelli in the final. According to Marinelli, Lawson competed in the final despite injuring his left ankle during a 1-0 semifinal win over Cincinnati LaSalle’s Blake Wilson on March 9.

“Trevor hurt his ankle so he wasn’t at 100 percent,” said Marinelli, who was named Division I Coach of the Year during a ceremony March 9. “He gave it all he had. He taped it up and tried to wrestle. He wasn’t 100 percent. The kid beat him fair and square.”

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Marysville’s Jake Marsh, a two-time state placer, also was a runner-up in Division I, losing 8-2 to Massillon Perry’s David Carr in the final at 152. Carr is a four-time state champion.

Also in Division III, Northridge’s Klay Reeves lost to Delta’s Cole Mattin 9-3 in the final at 126 and teammate Forest Belli dropped an 8-4 decision to Nelsonville-York’s Colt Yinger in the final at 160.

Liberty was the top area team in Division I, finishing eighth (52 points) behind champion Lakewood St. Edward (170.5) as 70 teams scored. Marysville finished ninth (44), followed by Hilliard Darby (13th, 34) and Central Crossing (16th, 25.5).