CCHS State Wrestling History
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On the third day of the 77th annual individual state wrestling championships, more history was made as two CCHS wrestlers were crowned as state champions! Junior Nate Hagan(132) became the school's 3rd state champion and Senior Alex Mossing(152) repeated last year's feat to become the 4th state champion in CCHS history and the first 2x State Champ! Josh Mossing finished his Junior season as the Division II, 138lb State Runner-up. Sophomore Josh Venia (106) finished with two impressive victories to claim the third spot of the podium and Junior J'Quan Fisher finished his season as the 6th best wrestler in the DII 285lb class! These five individuals represent the 33rd thru 37th All-state award winner in Toledo Central Catholic's wrestling history.
On the second day of the 77th annual individual state wrestling championships, history was made as seven CCHS wrestlers were still competing and earned a record number of five out of six victories in the quarterfinal round securing the names of five all-state performers to Central Catholic wrestling history. The Irish also qualified a record three wrestlers to the state championship final bout!
In the championship quarterfinal round on Friday morning Josh Venia(106), defeated Justin Stickley of St. Paris Graham in the ultimate tie breaker by a score of 4-3. Nate Hagan(132) defeated Bret Yutzy of Plain City Jonathan Alder 3-1. Josh Mossing(138) shutout Daniel Hasson of Lisbon Beaver 5-0 to earn his 100th career victory. Alex Mossing(152) pinned Garrett Jordan, St. Paris Graham in 3:44. J'Quan Fisher(285) pinned Kostas Parrish of University School in 5:52. Chris Green was defeated by Garrett Harding, Uhrichsville Claymont. In the consolation round two: Lucas Beauch (160) was narrowly defeated by Matt Ludwig of Mentor Lake Catholic by a score of 3-2. Lucas ended his Junior season with 33 victories and adds to his resume a victory in the Schottenstein Center!; Chris Green (220) was pinned by Sean Rutherford of Norton ending his Junior season. In his second year of wrestling, Chris was a Sectional Champion, District Champion, earned 30 victories against some of the toughest competition Ohio and Michigan has to offer and had the opportunity to get his hand raised in front of 11,000 people at the State Championships! Gallery of 50 Session2 photos, high res at Walmart.
The Irish participation in the Semi-final round of Session III consisted of five matches. Sophomore Josh Venia dropped an absolutely heart breaking decision as it appeared that he had earned a point and the victory as he escaped from Tony DeCesare of Parma Padua Franciscan at the end of regulation. The officials decided it was not an escape and the match went into overtime. Josh previously defeated Mr. DeCesare in the championship final of the Catholic Invitational Tournament but was unable to repeat this feat as he was taken down in the sudden victory period, the final score was 5-3. At 132 pounds, Junior Nate Hagan wrestled a solid match and defeated 3x state placer Aaran Gessic of Perry 3-1 to earn his spot in Saturday night's title bout. Next up at 138 pounds, Junior Josh Mossing became CCHS's second state finalist by outlasting 2X state placer and projected finalist, Kyle Kaminski of Parma Padua Franciscan. Josh scored a takedown 25 seconds into the sudden victory overtime period to earn the 3-1 victory. At 152lbs, Senior Alex Mossing defeated Jeff Hojnacki of CVCA by a score of 2-1. This victory earned Alex the opportunity to compete for his second state title. In the last semi-final bout Junior J'Quan Fisher was pinned by Logan Sharp of Beloit W. Branch sending J'Quan to the consolation quarter-final round on Saturday morning. Results, Gallery of 47 Session3 photos, high res at Walmart.
1 Mar Blade Article.
The Irish of Toledo Central Catholic qualified nine wrestlers to the 77th annual OHSAA Individual State wrestling tournament and have seven wrestlers advance to day 2. After the first day of competition the Irish are in fourth place in the team race. In the preliminary championship round Coach Guerra's wrestlers were 6-3. Josh Venia, Nate Hagan, Josh Mossing, Alex Mossing, Chris Green, and JQuan Fisher all advance to the quarterfinals (10:35am Fri)! Rosendo Beltran, Richard Jackson, and Lucas Beauch each dropped very close opening round bouts. In the first consolation round Lucas Beauch pinned his opponent to advance. Rosendo and Richard ended their Sophomore seasons as State Qualifiers with 31 and 32 season victories respectively! This experience will pay dividends next season! Division II Results.
Opening round action: Sophomore Josh Venia(35-5) decisioned Junior Alex Potts (40-4) of East Liverpool 8-2. Junior Nate Hagan (39-10) pinned Junior Bryson Laytart (34-10), Miami Trace 5:47. Junior Josh Mossing(37-9) dec. Sophomore C.J. Frost (34-11) of Canfield 4-0. Returning state champion and 3x state placer Alex Mossing(33-3) maj. dec. Senior Alex Arbogast(30-15) of Dover 9-0. Junior Chris Norwood(30-10) dec. Senior Adontis Watson(35-11), Alliance 3-1. Junior Jquan Fisher(30-6) dec. Senior Cody Martsolf (35-13), Lisbon Beaver 7-0.
Sophomore Rosendo Beltran (31-10) was narrowly defeated by Sophomore Mario Kastl(40-4) St. Paris Graham by a score of 2-1. Sophomore Richard Jackson(32-12) was outlasted by returning state placer, Junior Andy Dobben (33-9) of Cuy. Falls CVCA in the ultimate tie breaker by a score of 4-2. Junior Lucas Beauch(32-10) dropped a close match to returning state placer Junior Benjamin Schram(32-4) of Bellbrook by a score of 3-2.
In the first consolation round Lucas Beauch pinned Junior Mason Hughes(27-8) of Beloit W. Branch in 4:53. Rosendo Beltran was defeated by Sophomore Chance Haynes(23-7) of Delaware Buckeye Valley. Richard Jackson was defeated by Junior Tyler Sowards(40-10) of Spring. Kenton Ridge by a score of 6-5.
Twelve Central Catholic wrestlers competed in the District championships at Bowling Green State University and a record nine individual wrestlers advance to the Big Dance in Columbus! Josh Mossing (138), Alex Mossing (152), Chris Green (220), J'Quan Fisher (285) won titles! Josh Venia (106), Nate Hagan (132) and Richard Jackson (145) were runners-up. Lucas Beauch (160) placed 3rd and Rosendo Beltran (120) was fourth. As a team, the Irish scored 191 points to lead the 53 team field and outdistance runner-up Lexington HS by 76 points. See results, Blade Article. The Individual State Wrestling Championships start on Thursday at 4pm. See pairings. Go far, Go IRISH!
Gallery of 55 Day1 photos, High res photos at Walmart.
Gallery of 99 Day2 photos, High Res at Walmart.
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Where: Ward Pavilion
4830 W. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615 (map)
When: Wed, March 19, 6pm
What: Main dish & drinks provided. Please bring a dish to pass. (example: salad, veggies, fruit, dessert, etc.)
Who: Friends of the CCHS wrestling program are invited and encouraged to come to celebrate an outstanding year of Irish wrestling.
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