The Dublin Coffman High School wrestling team won its first Division I district championship since 2001 on March 2 at Hilliard Darby, winning just one weight class but using eight top-four finishes to amass 170 points and outdistance runner-up Olentangy Liberty (133) for the title as 36 teams scored.

Seth Shumate won the 195-pound championship and James Baumann placed second at 113 for the Shamrocks. Finishing third were Ismael Ayoub (126), Riley Ucker (220) and Lennox Wolak (182), and fourth-place finishers for Coffman were Davante Cooper (120), Corey Crawford (106) and Antonio Gonzalez (152).

The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to the state tournament March 7-9 at Ohio State.

Liberty got championships from Connor Brady (160), Carson Kharchla (170) and Lucas Uliano (126). Brady and Kharchla both are 27-0 this season.

Dublin Scioto and Westerville North each won two weight classes. The Irish got titles from Dylan Le (106) and Daniel Segura (145), while finishing first for the Warriors were Connor Euton (132) and Mitch Potterf (182).

Other area champions were Franklin Heights’ Day’myrin Jones (heavyweight) and Olentangy’s Jacob Sherman (120).

The area had no state qualifiers from a combined Central/Northeast/Northwest District tournament at Mentor.

Division II

Hartley’s Micah Norwood (138) and Griffin Rathburn (195) won championships in a Division II district tournament March 2 at Heath, as did DeSales’ Cole Potts (heavyweight).

The Hawks got a runner-up finish from Michael Petrella at 113 and placed fifth (98) as a team behind champion Lisbon Beaver (191) as 43 teams scored.

Division III

The area had only one champion in a Division III district tournament March 2 at Rayland Buckeye Local in Grandview’s Hudson Jump, who went 4-0 and pinned West Jefferson’s Hunter Braithwaite in 1 minute, 59 seconds in the final at 220.

Jump, a senior and last year’s state champion at 195, improved to 34-0.

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RESULTS

Division I

AT HILLIARD DARBY

Team scores: Dublin Coffman (DC) 170; Olentangy Liberty (OL) 133; Marysville (MA) 108.5; Lancaster (L) 105; Upper Arlington (UA) 103.5; Westerville North (WN) 93; Delaware (D) 91; Dublin Scioto (DS) 90; Olentangy (O) 73; Tri-Valley (TRV) 64; Mount Vernon (MV) 59.5; Franklin Heights (FH) 54; Olentangy Orange (OO) 47; Teays Valley (TV) 44.5; Pickerington Central (PC) 44; Licking Heights (LH) 39; Watkins Memorial (WM) 38.5; Worthington Kilbourne (WK) 32.5; Westland (W) 32; Marion Harding (MH) 30; Hilliard Bradley (HB) 29; Central Crossing (CC) 28; Westerville South (WS), Hilliard Davidson (HDV) 26; Hilliard Darby (HD) 25.5; New Albany (NA) 23; Gahanna (G) 22; Groveport (GM) 13; Big Walnut (BW) 10; Grove City (GC) 7; Newark (N) 6; Westerville Central (WC), Dublin Jerome (DJ) 5; Walnut Ridge (WR), Logan (LO) 3; Chillicothe (CH) 2; Canal Winchester (CW), Whetstone (WHET), Whitehall (WY), Mifflin (M) 0.

Semifinals-- 106: Le (DS) dec. Wisecarver (TRV) 6-2; Hutsler (L) pinned Thomas (UA) 2:50. 113: L. Agin (L) pinned Salazar (G) 3:23; Baumann (DC) pinned Beam (UA) 1:47. 120: A. Agin (L) dec. Cooper (DC) 12-3; Sherman (O) dec. Herren (UA) 3-2. 126: Reed (L) dec. Ayoub (DC) 8-5; Uliano (OL) dec. Sawchuk (HB) 6-0. 132: Varanelli (O) dec. Torio (OO) 9-4; Euton (WN) dec. Bowers (UA) 9-8. 138: Williams (TV) dec. L. Heard (MA) 8-3; Sparks (MH) dec. Williams (D) 5-4. 145: Fitzpatrick (OL) dec. Buell (WK) 3-2; Segura (DS) pinned Will (MA) 5:22. 152: Fenice (FH) pinned Zullo (PC) 5:04; W. Heard (MA) pinned Tiell (MV) 3:19. 160: Brady (OL) pinned Soghomonyan (UA) 1:56; Morton (WS) dec. Cain (D) 8-5. 170: Foor (WM) dec. Copley (DC) 11-3; Kharchla (OL) dec. VanFossen (MV) 13-3. 182: Potterf (WN) pinned Wolak (DC) 1:18; May (D) dec. Wilson (LH) 6-5. 195: Shumate (DC) pinned Nelson (GM) 4:22; Pulliam (DS) dec. McCloskey (D) 6-4. 220: Goldsmith (WN) dec. Thompson (WK) 8-2; Smegal (MA) pinned Tong (OL) 3:34. HVY: Jones (FH) pinned Beneker (HD) 2:38; Green (CC) dec. Lee (NA) 5-0.

Finals-- 106: Le dec. Hutsler 6-5. 113: L. Agin dec. Baumann 15-8. 120: Sherman dec. A. Agin 8-1. 126: Uliano dec. Reed 4-0. 132: Euton dec. Varanelli 6-0. 138: Sparks pinned Williams 2:50. 145: Segura dec. Fitzpatrick 23-8. 152: W. Heard dec. Fenice 16-8. 160. Brady dec. Morton 14-2; 170. Kharchla by forfeit. 182: Potterf pinned May 1:48. 195. Shumate by forfeit. 220: Smegal dec. Goldsmith 7-1. HVY: Jones pinned Green 1:29.

Third Place-- 106: Wisecarver dec. Crawford (DC) 6-4. 113: Graham (TV) pinned Beam 0:52. 120: Herren pinned Cooper 2:07. 126: Ayoub dec. Sawchuk 10-3. 132: Bowens (MV) dec. Bowers 15-11. 138. L. Heard dec. Williams 4-2. 145. Pethel (O) dec. McHugh (UA) 7-6. 152: DeWeese (HDV) dec. Gonzalez (DC) 12-3. 160: Cain dec. Broskie (OO) 14-8. 170: VanFossen pin Sutander (D) 1:45. 182: Wolak dec. Wilson 4-1. 195: Painter (MA) dec. McCloskey 3-2. 220: Ucker (DC) dec. Thompson 2-1. HVY: Hardin (DS) dec. Beneker 6-2.

Division II

AT HEATH

Top team scores: Lisbon Beaver (LB) 191; Steubenville (ST) 164; carrollton (CA) 126; Indian Valley (IV) 106; Hartley (H) 98; River Valley (RV) 97; Minerva (MI) 90.5; St. Clairsville 75.5; West Holmes (WH) 69; Sheridan (SH) 67.5. Also: 11. London (LO) 61.5; 13. Granville (G) 55; 17. Licking Valley (LV) 34.5; t18. DeSales (DS) 31; 28. Marion Franklin (MF) 7; t33. Highland, Olentangy Berlin 4; t33. Bloom Carroll, Hamilton Township, Jonathan Alder, Utica 3; 39. East 2.5; t40. Buckeye Valley, South 2; t43. Amanda-Clearcreek 1; t45: Beechcroft, Bexley 0.

Area Semifinals-- 106: Cerny (RV) pinned Woolever (CA) 1:06. 113: M. Petrella (H) dec. Sheppard (New Lexington) 6-5. 132: O’Connor (IV) dec. Fohl (RV) 3-0. 138: Norwood (H) dec. Burcher (IV) 5-0. 145: Terry (G) dec. Lenhoff (IV) 7-4. 152: Dodson (LV) dec. Moran (H) 6-2; Rice (ST) dec. Colivin (LO) 18-8. 160: Danals (RV) dec. Pappas (ST) 17-0. 182: VanMeter (G) dec. Tuttle (ST) 3-1. 195: Bodnar (ST) dec. Miracle (RV) 5-2; Rathburn (H) dec. Loughman (SH) 5-1. HVY: Potts (DS) dec. Wirth (LB) 12-5.

Area Finals-- 106: Cerny dec. Decker (Minerva) 10-2. 113: Woods (WH) dec. M. Petrella 14-7. 138: Norwood dec. Muldrew (ST) 6-3. 145: Terry dec. Lasure (LB) 6-3. 152. Rice dec. Dodson 15-10. 160: Pasiuk (CA) dec. Danals 11-3. 182: VanMeter dec. Carrothers (CA) 8-0. 195: Rathburn dec. Bodnar (ST) 2-1. HVY: Potts pinned Burress (MI).

Area Third Place-- 138: Burns (LO) dec. Mueller (MI) 8-3. 152: Krulik (LB) dec. Moran 3-0. 195: Loughman (SH) pinned Miracle 0:22.

Division III

AT RAYLAND BUCKEYE LOCAL

Top team scores: Northmor (NM) 114; Barnesville (B) 110; Coshocton (C) 103.5; Sandy Valley (SV) 98; Newcomerstown (N) 92; Pleasant (P) 88.5; West Jefferson (WJ) 85; Nelsonville-York 78.5; Newark Catholic (NC), West Muskingum (WM) 68. Also: 14. North Union (NU) 56; 15. Ready (RE) 54.5; 20. Mount Gilead (MG) 36.5; Northridge (NOR) 32.5; 23. Liberty Union (LU) 31. 24. Grandview (GH) 30. T25. Johnstown (JOMO) 25. 27. Danville (D) 22; 28. Madison Plains (MP) 21; 29. Cardington (CARD) 19. T33. Ridgedale (RI) 12; 36. Columbus Academy 11; 38. Fairbanks 8; 39. East Knox 6; t43. Fredericktown 3; 46. Elgin 2; t47. Cristo Rey, Delaware Christian, Heath 0.

Area semifinals— 113: Niswonger (Caldwell) dec. Riffle (NU) 20-7. 120: Guthrie (C) dec. Hubley (CARD) 9-1. 126: Chase (P) dec. Buckland (WJ) 6-3; Weaver (N) pinned Roby (MP) 0:31. 132: Reeves (NOR) dec. Smith (P) 7-2; Palmer (Buckeye Local) dec. Amens (NM) 10-4. 138: Christo (NM) dec. Dozier (Toronto) 12-7; Hursey (N) pinned Patterson (RI) 3:30. 145: Halko (RE) dec. Newell (SV) 14-1; Martinez (NM) dec. Barrick (C) 14-11. 152: Luft (NC) dec. Knaup ( Wm) 3-1. 160: Kuneff (Bridgeport) dec. Keckley (WJ) 6-5; ALbaugh (Bellaire) dec. Williamson (MG) 5-3. 170: Strickland (MG) dec. Baisden (P) 7-6; Becker (NM) dec. Kusic (Bridgeport) 6-1. 182: Clouse (B) dec. Bush (JOMO). 195: Joyce (Trimble) dec. Fleahman (LU) 10-8. 220: Jump (GH) pinned Meade (B) 1:59; Braithwaite (WJ) dec. Thompson (NU) 8-2. HVY: Wilson (D) pinned Lohr (WJ) 1:09; McCollister (NY) pinned Kirkpatrick (NC).

Area Finals-- 126:Weaver dec. Chase 2-1. 126: Reeves dec. Palmer (Buckeye Local) 4-2. 138: Hursey pinned Christo 1:44. 145. Martinez dec. Halko 4-2. 152: Inboden (NY) pinned Luft 0:22. 170: Becker (NM) pinned Strickland (MG) 1:59. 220: Jump pinned Braithwaite 1:59. HVY: McCollister pinned Wilson 5:03.

Area Third Place-- 113: Yinger (NY) dec. Riffle 10-2. 120: Hubley dec. Aiello 4-1. 126: Buckland dec. Banta (Malvern) 9-6. 132: Wiley (Caldwell) dec. Smith by default. 138: Brown dec. Dozier