Red Team OHSAA TeamState Duals
The Pioneers competed in the fifth annual OHSAA Team State Duals Tournament. This was the Pioneers third time competing in the event. The event is an eight team single elimination tournament. The field in the division state duals featured five teams that are nationally ranked by intermatwrestle.com Fab 50 team rankings.
The Pioneers opened the event wrestling Westerville North in the opening round. The Pioneers jumped out to a big lead after winning the first four weight classes in the dual meet.The Pioneers won the dual meet by a score of 60-11. The semi-finals the Pioneers wrestled Massillon Perry for the right to compete in the state finals.The dual meet was tightly contested between the two nationally ranked programs. Both team each won seven of the fourteen weight classes in the dual meet. The Pioneers came up short falling to Perry by a score of 31-27. The Pioneers finished their dual meet season with a record of 15-1.
Going undefeated 2-0 in the event were: Mick Burnett (106), Dylan Shawver (113), Brendon Fenton (120), Josh Breeding (126), J.T. Brown (182), and Kevin Vough (285). Jordan Keegan went 1-0 at 138 lbs. Drew Butera (145), Tristan Brady (160), and Brendan Price (170) all went 1-1 in the event.