High School wrestling 2014-2015
May 9th-10th- USA-Ohio Cadet/Junior Freestyle State (Western Brown HS)
J.T Brown, Nico O’Dor, Mike Filiaggi, and Josh Breeding all traveled to competed in the USA-Ohio Cadet/Junior Freestyle State Tournament held at Western Brown High School. The tournament brings in the best freestyle wrestlers from across the state of Ohio to compete to earn spots on the USA-Ohio Freestyle National Team.
J.T Brown (182) and Nico O’Dor (145) both finished as Junior Freestyle State Runner-ups in their respective weight classes. Both earned spots on the National team. Josh Breeding (113) finished in third place. Mike Filiaggi went 1-2 in a very deep 152 lb Junior weight class.
May 3rd-USA-Ohio Club Freestyle State Duals (Youngstown Boardman HS)
The third annual USA-Ohio Freestyle Club duals were held at Youngstown Boardman high school. The Club duals bring in the top freestyle club teams from across the state to compete.
For the third straight year Elyria and Brecksville combined to make a team. The team ran through their pool matches defeated FoxFire 2, Westside Cincinnati, St.Edward, Westside Cleveland, and BTW-West. For the third striaght year they faced FoxFire 1 in the finals. The team dropped a hard fought match in the finals.
Kevin Vough went undefeated on the day. Nico ODor went 3-1. Brendon Fenton went 2-1. Josh Breeding and J.T Brown went 4-2.
May 2nd-Elyria Qualifier
Elyria was this year’s the final USA-Ohio State Tournament qualifying tournament of the season. The tournament traditionally has been called the toughest qualifier in the State during the freestyle season.
Nico O’Dor won 145 lbs Junior weight class beating a 2x D2 State Champ and a Fargo All-American in the finals. Kevin Vough won the 285 lb weight class in both styles in the Junior Division. J.T Brown finished in third place at 182 lbs in the Junior Division. Josh Breeding finished in third place at 113 lbs in the Cadet Division. Noah Hoefs finished in fifth place at 106 lbs in the Cadet Division. Jason Truxall went 1-2 in the Cadet Division at 132 lbs. Darrin Meadows competed hard but, fell short of placing in the Junior Division at 145 lbs.
April 25th-Oregon Clay Qualifier
Josh Breeding, Mike Filiaggi, Darrian Meadows, J.T Brown, and Nico O’Dor all traveled to the Oregon Clay USA-Ohio Freestyle State Qualifier. The top six wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the state tournament.
Nico O’Dor lead the group winning the 152 lbs Junior Division. Nico went 4-0 with two tech falls, a pin, and 6-5 win over a 2x D2 State Champ who was also a Cadet Freestyle All-American. Josh Breeding finished in second place at 120 lbs in the Cadet Division.Mike Filiaggi finished in second place at 160 lbs in the Junior Division. J.T Brown finished in third place at 182 lbs in the Junior Division. Darrian Meadows competed hard but, fell short of qualifying for state in the 145 lbs Junior Division.
USA-Ohio North Canton Hoover Qualifier April 11th
J.T Brown and Brendon Fenton traveled to compete at the North Canton Hoover Qualifier. Brendon Fenton won the Cadet 132 lb Freestyle division. Brendon had three tech falls, and two pins on his way to the championship. One of his pins came against a 2014 D1 state alternate. J.T Brown finished in 3rd place in the 195 lb weight class. The weight class featured four state qualifiers. Both J.T and Brendon are now qualified for state tournament on May 9th-10th at Western Brown High School.
Flo-Nationals April 2nd-3rd
Kevin Vough competed in the 6th annual Flo-Nationals. Kevin opened the tournament as the top seed. Kevin received an opening round bye. Kevin won by fall in his second round match. Kevin won his quarterfinal match by a score of 6-2.Kevin
dropped a hard fought match in the semi-finals to a North Carolina State Champ by a score of 3-2. Kevin rebounded to win his consi semi-final match by a score of 10-0. Kevin won his third place bout by a score of 5-1. Kevin became a 2x Flo-Nationals All-American with his third place finish.
The Elyria Wrestling Team held it’s annual awards banquet.
Red Team Awards:
Ben Darmstadt: Co-Wrestler of the Year, most wins (51), most tech falls (9), and 100 career wins
Kevin Vough: Co-Wrestler of the Year, and most pins (32)
Nick Mayer: Most Takedowns, and 100 career wins
J.T Brown and Mikah Price: Most Improved
Nico O’Dor: Comeback Wrestler of the Year
Brendon Fenton and Josh Breeding: Freshman of the Year
Mike Dolan: Coaches Award
Darrion Overall: Ironman Award
White Team Awards
Dylan Woodings: Wrestler of the year, most wins, and most pins
Devontae Bowens: Most Takedowns, and Most Improved
Jason Truxall: Coaches Award
Juan Nieves: Wrestler of the year, most wins, most pins, and most Takedowns.
Josh Kurtz: Most Improved.