One wrestler places at state


By Ron Nunnari - Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



<strong>Chad Craft scored a 5-2 decision at the state tournament over Caleb Yates from Anthony Wayne.</strong>

Chad Craft scored a 5-2 decision at the state tournament over Caleb Yates from Anthony Wayne.


Photo by Scott Sease

Chase Craft battles Cody Moosman of Anthony Wayne in the opening round of the state tournament.


Photo by Scott Sease

David Henson gets a leg up on Eddie Sternad from Brecksville Broadview Heights. Sternad won the match in overtime and went on to place fifth overall.


Photo by Scott Sease

COLUMBUS — The Division I state wrestling tournament proved to be a tough road for the three Northmont wrestlers that qualified with only one of the three eventually placing.

Chad Craft, who qualified for state two years ago as a freshman, placed sixth in the 113 pound weight class. In the battled for fifth place Craft lost a 7-4 decision to Spencer Dusi of Willoughby South. Craft entered state with a 41-1 record. He opened the tournament with a 7-0 decision over Gannon Petrullo (38-7) of Dover. In the second round Craft lost 6-3 to Matt Kazimir of Lakewood St. Edward.

“Chad was winning until the third period when he got turned for a two count loss,” said Northmont coach Scott Newburg.

That put him into the consolation bracket where he scored a 4-0 decision over Jaimen Hood of Mason. He advanced to score a 5-2 decision over defending state champion Caleb Yates of Anthony Wayne.

That victory guaranteed Craft placing in the tournament. He went on to drop a 9-4 decision to Jackson Lakso of Grove City Central Crossing. Lakso ended up placing fourth losing to Kazimir in the battle for third place while Craft went on to lose to Dusi to place sixth.

“He had kind of a rough morning Saturday in the consolation semifinals where he lost, which took him down to wrestle for fifth or sixth place,” Newburg noted. “Again, he was winning in the third period and got taken down to his back and lost to place sixth.”

Chase Craft (37-3) lost a close 3-2 decision in the opening round of the tournament to Cody Moosman (35-13) of Anthony Wayne in the 120 pound weight class. In the consolation bracket he suffered another loss 10-7 to Tyson Long (39-8) of Shaker Heights to end his state tournament experience.

“Chase had a tough tournament getting beat in his first two matches,” Newburg stated. “He placed eighth at state last year, so both the Craft boys have been to state twice and each placed one time. Chase just had a tough draw and was out of the tournament by Thursday night.”

David Henson (220 pounds) also suffered an opening round defeat falling to Eddie Sternad of Brecksville Broadview Heights 4-2. Sternad went on to place fifth overall to help his school place fourth overall in the final team standings.

“David Henson did a great job at state,” Newburg said. “He was beating Sternad all the way up until the third period but also got turned to tie it up. He got taken down in overtime to lose 4-2.”

In consolation Henson posted a 1-0 victory over Clay McComas of Wadsworth before dropping a 7-3 decision to Drew Fenton of Lakota West to end his tournament.

“Henson had beat Fenton the last two times they met at the district tournament, but he lost this time to put him out of the tournament,” Newburg commented. “He had a great tournament and a great year. After we moved him down from 285 to 220 he really took off and did a great job.”

Newburg was pleased with his team’s effort and was happy to give three of his wrestlers the experience of wrestling at the state level.

“Overall, taking three kids to state for the second year in a row was pretty good,” he added. “Two of the three will be back next year so we are looking forward to next season.”

Division I Team Scores

1. Lakewood St. Edward 152.0

2. Elyria 105.0

3. Powell Olen. Liberty 95.0

4. Brecksville-Broad. Hts. 82.5

5. Gr. City Central Crossing 73.5

6. Perrysburg 61.5

7. Wadsworth 61.0

8. Brunswick 50.0

9. Mason 46.5

10. Cle. St. Ignatius 42.0

Cuy. Falls Walsh Jesuit 42.0

12. Dublin Coffman 41.0

13. Massillon Perry 40.5

Oregon Clay 40.5

15. Cin. Arch. Moeller 36.0

16. Cin. LaSalle 32.0

17. Fairfield 30.5

18. Willoughby South 29.0

19. Lancaster 28.0

20. Aurora 27.0

21. Pickerington Central 24.0

22. Fremont Ross 21.5

23. Delaware Hayes 21.0

24. Cin. Sycamore 19.0

W. Chester Lakota West 19.0

26. Hilliard Darby 17.0

Olmsted Falls 17.0

28. Centerville 16.0

29. Copley 15.0

30. Massillon Jackson 14.0

Solon 14.0

Stow-Munroe Falls 14.0

33. Cin. Oak Hills 13.0

Hilliard Davidson 13.0

Shaker Hts. 13.0

Wester. North 13.0

37. Massillon Washington 12.0

White. Anthony Wayne 12.0

Worth. Thom. Worthington 12.0

40. Amherst Steele 11.5

41. Marysville 11.0

Miamisburg 11.0

43. Ashville Teays Valley 10.0

44. Clayton Northmont 8.0

Springboro 8.0

46. Uniontown Lake 7.5

47. Chardon 7.0

Cin. Walnut Hills 7.0

Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 7.0

Maple Hts. 7.0

51. Dresden Tri-Valley 6.0

Dublin Jerome 6.0

53. Cin. Elder 5.0

Young. Boardman 5.0

55. Austintown-Fitch 4.0

Cin. Glen Este 4.0

Hilliard Bradley 4.0

Hudson 4.0

Mentor 4.0

60. Barberton 3.0

Dover 3.0

Fairborn 3.0

Loveland 3.0

Mount Vernon 3.0

65. Cin. Winton Woods 2.0

Grafton Midview 2.0

Lorain 2.0

Zanesville 2.0

69. Cin. Princeton 1.0

Dublin Scioto 1.0

Gahanna Lincoln 1.0

Kent Roosevelt 1.0

Louisville 1.0

Mayfield Vill. Mayfield 1.0

Chad Craft scored a 5-2 decision at the state tournament over Caleb Yates from Anthony Wayne.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/03/web1_ChadCraft.jpgChad Craft scored a 5-2 decision at the state tournament over Caleb Yates from Anthony Wayne. Photo by Scott Sease

Chase Craft battles Cody Moosman of Anthony Wayne in the opening round of the state tournament.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/03/web1_ChaseCraft_CodyMoosman.jpgChase Craft battles Cody Moosman of Anthony Wayne in the opening round of the state tournament. Photo by Scott Sease

David Henson gets a leg up on Eddie Sternad from Brecksville Broadview Heights. Sternad won the match in overtime and went on to place fifth overall.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/03/web1_Henson_Sternad.jpgDavid Henson gets a leg up on Eddie Sternad from Brecksville Broadview Heights. Sternad won the match in overtime and went on to place fifth overall. Photo by Scott Sease

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind

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