Joseph Terry will end his high school career with his first appearance in the Division I state wrestling tournament.

Joseph Terry will end his high school career with his first appearance in the Division I state wrestling tournament.

The Pickerington Central senior finished second at 170 pounds in the district tournament Feb. 26 and 27 at Hilliard Darby, going 4-1 and losing to Olentangy Liberty's Trevor Lawson 3-2 on an ultimate tiebreaker in overtime of the championship match.

Terry, who is 41-4 on the season, is the Tigers' first state qualifier since 2014, when then-seniors Tyler Hogue and Aaron Yarger advanced.

The top four finishers in each weight class at district advanced to the state tournament, which runs Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5, at Ohio State.

Central scored 47 points at district to finish 11th behind champion Liberty (184) as 40 teams scored.

Also competing but failing to advance were Chance Esmont (145, fifth, 3-2), Shota Sisco (160, sixth, 2-3), Vu Nguyen (113, 2-2), Noah Dotson (120, 1-2), Zach Kelly (132, 1-2) and John Beaver (182, 0-2).

Panthers' season ends at district

Jared Sheck recorded North's only win in the Division I district tournament, but neither of the Panthers' competitors advanced to state.

Sheck went 1-2 at 160, pinning Olentangy Orange's Chris Wallace in 4 minutes, 48 seconds in a first-round consolation match, and Bradley Collins was 0-2 at 132.

The Panthers scored three points to tie Columbus West, Groveport and Mifflin for 34th.