Red Team-Feb.27th-Mar.1st OHSAA D1 State Wrestling Tournament (Ohio State University)
The Ohio State Wrestling Tournament brings in the top four qualifiers from the four district tournaments from across the state to compete over three days. Wrestlers qualified for state from the Cleveland State, Mentor, Hillard Darby, and Kettering Fairmount district tournaments.
Day 3 Results
The Pionners finished the 2014 OHSAA D1 State Tournament in tenth place with 42 pts. This is the first time since 2009 the program has finished in the top 10. This marks the fifth time in the last ten years the Pioneers have had a top ten team finish. The team was lead by Ben Darmstadt who advanced to the 152 lb State Finals. Ben dropped a hard fought match to end his sophomore year as a runner-up in the 152 lb weight class. Ben finished the year with a record of 42-6. Kevin Vough opened up his day by winning by pin fall in his consi semi-finals match. In the third place match Kevin won by a score of 4-2 in overtime over a returning state placer.
Next year and future looks bright for the Pioneers as they return two state placers, two district placers, two district qualifiers, and several other talented individuals. That mixed in with a record of seven O.A.C Junior High State Qaulifiers has alot of people excited.
To our Seniors: Thank you for everything.
Day 2 Results
Ben Darmstadt advances to the 152 lb State Championship match. Ben opened the day with a 8-0 major decision over another returning state placer. In the semi-finals Ben won by a 11-2 major decision over a returning state qualifier. Kevin Vough lost a tough quarterfinal match by a score of 8-5. Kevin would rally back to win his next two matches by a score of 3-1 in overtime to earn a spot on the podium. Kevin would win his next match by pin fall to advance to the consi semi-finals on Saturday morning. Armando Torres opened the second day of competition losing a hard match in the quarterfinals by a score of 4-3. Armando in his match to place got hurt and was deemed unable to continue his match by the medical staff. Armando was elminated from the tournament as a result. Armando ended his high school career with the second most career wins in program history. Armando always competed hard, and lead by example. Thank you for all the memories that you gave us.
Day 1 Results
The Pioneers finished the opening day of the OHSAA D1 State Wrestling Tournament with 3-0 performance. Senior Armando Torres (120) won his opening match by a score of 5-1. Sophomore Ben Darmstadt (152) opened his state tournament with 7-3 decision over a returning state placer from Bedford. Freshman Kevin Vough (285) opened his first state tournament with a pin fall victory. All three will be in action tomorrow morning during the championship quarterfinals which will begin at 11:20 am.