High school wrestling News

Handwerk first Longhorn two-time state champion

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

State Wrestling Meet
By Joe Ostrica

Lutheran West junior James Handwerk did it again. After picking up a 7-1 decision victory in the Division III 182-pound division, Handwerk became the first Longhorn wrestler to win two state championships. The victory boosted his final record for the season to 49-3 overall.
Handwerk defeated Pymatuning Valley’s Gaige Willis for the state championship in Columbus last Saturday. Handwerk scored a takedown …Read More

Thirteen area wrestlers qualify for district tourney

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Avon/Avon Lake/Sheffield/Sheffield Village
By Joe Ostrica

Thirteen local wrestlers from five different schools finished among the top four at last weekend’s wrestling sectionals to qualify for the state district tournament. Avon and Avon Lake each had four wrestlers advance. Brookside has two, and local wrestlers from St. Ignatius and St. Edward will also get another chance to advance to the state championship.
Avon was led by Jake DeLorge, …Read More