State Wrestling, Day 1


COLUMBUS — Troy sophomore TJ Murray (120 pounds) had his impressive sophomore season come to an end at the D-I state wrestling tournament Friday.

Murray, who finished the season 42-10, lost to Brett Stanley of Brecksville 12-4 by major decision and dropped a 5-1 decision to Preston Schuler of Olentangy.


Tippecanoe’s Collin Isaac (150) is still alive at the state wrestling tournament.

Isaac dropped a 6-2 decision to Luke Kaiser of Athens before rebounding with a 4-0 decision over Ethan Bartlett of West Geauga.

Isaac, 44-12, will be back in action in the consolations Saturday morning.



The Vikings have four wrestlers still alive at the state wrestling tournament.

Hunter Randall (165) and Drake Bennett (215) both advanced to the quarterfinals.

Randall pinned Paul Hostetler of Orrville in 2:47.

He will take a 48-7 record into the quarterfinals Saturday against 45-3 Braxton Quaintance of Lakota.

Bennett recorded a 19-2 tech fall win over Noah Robinson of Plymouth.

He will take a record of 48-5 into the quarterfinals against 46-2 Judson Cooper of Waterford.

Riggins Hansgen (138) and KJ Gustin (150) are alive in consolations.

Hansgen, 19-13 lost by a 22-7 tech fall to Dakota King of Barnesville before rebounding with a 10-7 win over Nathan Lee of Rootstown.

Gustin, 35-13, was pinned by Jacob Lyons of Tuslaw in 5:51, before rebounding with a 4-3 decision over Evan England of Mohawk.


All five Covington wrestlers are still alive at the state tournament.

Jericho Quinter (126), Michael Hagan (132), Chase Vanderhorst (138) and Caleb Ryman (144) all advanced to the quarterfinals.

Quinter recorded an 8-6 decision over Richard Flores of Delta.

He will take a 48-4 record into the quarterfinals against 40-9 Riley Greathouse of Waynedale.

Hagan recorded a 4-3 decision over Braylon Brooks of Garaway. Hagan will take a 48-7 record into the quarterfinals against 52-1 Casper Caizzo Of St. Paul.

Vanderhorst pinned Mitchell Tretreault of Garaway in 44 seconds.

He will take a record of 41-4 into the quarterfinals against 47-5 Anden Ankney of Tinora.

Ryman recorded an 8-3 decision over Alex Munn of Berkshire.

He will take a record of 44-6 into the quarterfinals against 53-1 Brodie Dominique of Archbold.

Carrson Taylor (113) is alive in consolations.

Taylor, 43-9, was pinned by Adam Mattin of Delta in 39 seconds, but rebounded with a 5-0 win over Brady Carr of Northmor to stay alive.


Carson Dyer (157) had his outstanding season end at the state tournament Friday.

Dyer, who finished with a 24-10 record, was pinned by Bram McCourt of Dalton and lost to Quinten Harrison of Elgin 13-6.


Emma Hanrahan (130) of Tippecanoe and Kira Cole (135) of Miami East both made quick work of their opponents in the first round of the state tournament Friday.

It took Hanrahan just 23 seconds to pin Audrey Slivka of Hilliard Bradley.

She will take a record of 36-3 into Saturday;s quarterfinal match with 38-7 Emily Flynn of Hubbard.

Cole, who won the state title last year at 115 pounds, pinned Marissa Torres of Vermillion in 52 seconds.

She will take a record of 22-1 into Saturday’s quarterfinal match with 22-5 Cailyn Casto of Johnstown.

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