With nine competitors in the Division I district tournament, Westerville North High School wrestling coach David Grant was hoping his team would qualify a large contingent for state.

With nine competitors in the Division I district tournament, Westerville North High School wrestling coach David Grant was hoping his team would qualify a large contingent for state.

Although he was disappointed that only three advanced, Grant believes his qualifiers could have success at state, which will be held Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5, at Ohio State.

"You're never happy, that's the problem with this job," Grant said. "I'm excited for the three guys that made it and the two alternates, but as a coach and a coach who is striving to do better it's hard to be satisfied."

The top four finishers in each weight class at district, which was held Feb. 26 and 27 at Hilliard Darby, advanced to state.

The Warriors finished fifth (101 points) behind champion Olentangy Liberty (184) as 40 teams scored.

Earning state berths were Josh Grant (second at 126 pounds), Cameron Jenkins (second at 145) and Brandon Goldsmith (third at 170).

Grant, who is the coach's nephew, lost to Teays Valley's Cameron Lathem 5-4 in the final. He enters state at 30-2 and will face Massillon Washington's Jake Donahue (42-5) in the first round.

Jenkins lost to Dublin Coffman's Dominick Demas 16-4 in the final. Demas won the state title at 138 last season.

Jenkins (39-4) will compete against Lakewood St. Edward's Isaac Collier (26-10) in the first round at state.

Goldsmith (30-5) defeated Hilliard Bradley's Will Stratton 3-2 in the third-place match at district and will open state against Cincinnati LaSalle's Michael Baker (35-8).

Also competing at district were Andrew Malick (195, 4-2, fifth), Mason Hay (220, 3-2, fifth), Lucas Seibert (106, 2-3, sixth), Mitch Potterf (138, 1-2), Michael Kline (152, 1-2) and Bodi Bien (182, 1-2). Malick and Hay are state alternates.

Central, South end season at district

Central and South both concluded their seasons at district.

Central had three competitors in the tournament and finished 26th (15).

Tre' Bogetich went 3-3 at 132 and finished sixth. Will Green was 2-2 at 145 and Cody Mayes was 1-2 at 138.

South had four district qualifiers and tied Westland for 39th (1).

Jake Chrisman was 1-2 at heavyweight to account for the Wildcats' point. Seth Chrisman (113), Isaac Roussos (138) and Zach Wachalec (220) each went 0-2.