FoxFire entered two teams in the “Sandy Cageao Memorial State Freestyle Dual Championships” held in the Sullivan Center of Toledo Central Catholic. The field of twelve club teams from across Ohio competed in two pools of six teams. Each team competed in five dual matches within their pool and a final dual match outside of their pool. The FoxFire Red team went 5-0 in pool matches and advanced to the championship final against Seasons Wrestling Club in a repeat dual match from the 2013 final. As anticipated the dual match was back and forth all the way to the end. After fifteen weight classes the dual meet score was 33-33 with Seasons winning on criteria with one more head to head win. Congratulations to all twelve teams who participated in this very competitive spring event. Lots of great competition was had!
FoxFire Black, FoxFire Red, Green Machine, Lake Erie, Prodigy, Seasons, Simpson Wrestling Club, Team Northwest, Team Ohio South, The Wrestling Factory, West Side – Cincinnati and West Side – Cleveland
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.
Central Catholic traveled to the Stroh Center on the campus Bowling Green State University for the Division II NW Sectional tournament and advanced twelve of fourteen wrestlers to the District tournament! Josh Venia (106), Richard Jackson (145), Alex Mossing (152), Colin Kaucher (182), Chris Green (220), and JQuan Fisher (285) earned individual championships! Rosendo Beltran (120), Nate Hagan (132), and Josh Mossing (138) were runners-up. Lucas Beauch (160), Jared Fann (170), and Michael Gregory (195) placed fourth. As a team the Irish out distanced the fifteen team field by scoring 272 points (64.5 points more than runner-up Wauseon).
For the second straight year, Toledo Central Catholic reached the state semifinal and finished as one of the top four OHSAA Division II dualmeet teams! In the State Quarterfinals CCHS defeated Lexington 37-27 winning 9 of the 14 bouts. In the State Semifinals the Irish were matched up with #1 ranked and returning State Champions St. Paris Graham with each squad coming away with 7 individual victories. St. Paris Graham earned bonus points in 7 matches, defeating the Irish 42-25.
Lucas Beauch defeated the returning state champion by a score of 8-6! Josh Venia and Nate Hagan also defeated highly ranked Graham opponents! Double winners on the day were Josh Venia, Nate Hagan, Alex Mossing, Colin Kaucher, Michael Gregory and JQuan Fisher.
Quarterfinal Match 2 Toledo C.C. 37 - Lexington 27
106 Bryce Quinlan 9 (Toledo C.C.) Forfeit 113 Josh Venia 10 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Jonah Schropp 12 (Lexington) 7-1 120 Max Baker 11 (Lexington) pin Jordan Rodriguez 11 (Toledo C.C.) 3:13126 Brandon Leynaud 11 (Lexington) pin Billy Corley 11 (Toledo C.C.) 1:09 132 Nate Hagan 11 (Toledo C.C.) pin Jacob Dalton 11 (Lexington) 1:59 138 Josh Mossing 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Jon Watkins 11 (Lexington) 4-0 145 Richard Jackson 10 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Chuck Mikelait 11 (Lexington) 7-3 152 Alex Mossing 12 (Toledo C.C.) pin A.J. Parr 12 (Lexington) 1:09 160 Jordan Dalton 12 (Lexington) dec. Lucas Beauch 11 (Toledo C.C.) 6-2 170 Colin Kaucher 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Gabe Benjamin 12 (Lexington) 12-5182 Drew Kasper 11 (Lexington) pin Jared Fann 12 (Toledo C.C.) 0:50 195 Michael Gregory 11 (Toledo C.C.) maj. dec. Kendall Kuhn 12 (Lexington) 10-0 220 Bailey Faust 11 (Lexington) pin Chris Norwood 11 (Toledo C.C.) 2:41 285 JQuan Fisher 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Nate Temple 11 (Lexington) 6-4
Semifinal Match 1 Graham Local 42 - Toledo C.C. 25
106 Josh Venia 10 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Justin Stickley 9 (Graham Local) 3-1113 Eli Stickley 11 (Graham Local) pin 0 (Toledo C.C.) 0:57120 Mario Kastl 10 (Graham Local) Forfeit 126 Eli Seipel 11 (Graham Local) pin Billy Corley 11 (Toledo C.C.) 1:37132 Nate Hagan 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Brent Moore 10 (Graham Local) 3-1 sv138 Kyle Lawson 9 (Graham Local) pin Josh Mossing 11 (Toledo C.C.) 5:53 145 Micah Jordan 12 (Graham Local) pin Richard Jackson 10 (Toledo C.C.) 1:10152 Alex Mossing 12 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Garrett Jordan 10 (Graham Local) 5-2160 Lucas Beauch 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Alex Marinelli 10 (Graham Local) 8-6170 Lane Thomas 12 (Graham Local) pin Jared Fann 12 (Toledo C.C.) 3:08182 Colin Kaucher 11 (Toledo C.C.) dec. Kavan Sarver 9 (Graham Local) 6-5195 Josh Couchman 11 (Graham Local) pin Esteban Nino 12 (Toledo C.C.) 1:47220 Michael Gregory 11 (Toledo C.C.) maj. dec. Brandon Hays 10 (Graham Local) 9-1285 JQuan Fisher 11 (Toledo C.C.) pin Dylan Nave 10 (Graham Local) 0:19
Central Catholic traveled to Fremont for the TRAC tournament and came home with six individual champions! The Irish placed twelve of fourteen weight classes, put ten wrestlers in the finals and earned the most individual titles of any team. Josh Venia (106), Rosendo Beltran (120), Nate Hagan (132), Alex Mossing (152), Colin Kaucher (170, and Chris Green (220) stood atop the podium! Josh Mossing (138), Richard Jackson (145), Lucas Beauch (160), and J'Quan Fisher (285) placed 2nd. Michael Gregory (195) placed 3rd and Billie Corley (126) finished 4th. The Irish finished second in the team race with 214.5 points.
The #1 seeded Irish wrestlers captured a regional team championship for the second straight year! The event began at Central Catholic with CCHS defeating Wauseon 48-21 in the regional semi-final winning ten of the fourteen individual bouts, three in overtime! The Irish then outpointed Wapakoneta 59-9 to advance to the Team State quarterfinals in Columbus on Saturday February 8th! Double winners on the night were: Josh Venia, Rosendo Beltran, Josh Mossing, Richard Jackson, Alex Mossing, Lucas Beauch, Colin Kaucher, Chris Green, and JQuan Fisher. Results, Gallery of 71 photos, High res photos at walmart.
Regional Final Central Catholic 59.0 Wapakoneta 9.0
106: Bryce Quinlan (CC) forf. 113: Joshua Venia (CC) tech. fall Jayden Hefner 6:00 17-2, 120: Rosendo Beltran (CC) pinned Derek Stahler 1:40, 126: Adam Hamel (W) dec. Billy Corley, 13-6, 132: Nate Hagan (CC) inj. def. Jordan Kaeck, 138: Josh Mossing (CC) pinned Dylan Plaugher 1:11, 145: Richard Jackson (CC) dec. Dallas Ambos 3-2, 152: Alex Mossing (CC) pinned Devin Knapke 1:38, 160: Lucas Beauch (CC) pinned Cordell Newman 2:30, 170: Heath Newman (W) dec. Jared Fann 8-2, 182: Colin Kaucher (CC) dec. Landon Hall 5-1, 195: Colton Brown (W) dec. Michael Gregory 9-3, 220: Chris Green (CC) pinned Jarred Carpenter 1:31, 285: JQuan Fisher (CC) pinned David Duncan 1:39
Regional semifinal: Central Catholic 48.0 Wauseon 21.0
106: Joshua Venia (CC) pinned Mckayla Campbell 3:15, 113: Andrew Bailey (W) pinned Jordan Rodriguez 2:44, 120: Rosendo Beltran (CC) pinned Gage Campbell 1:55, 126: Cameron Slattman (W) pinned Billy Corley 2:37, 132: Wade Hodges (W) dec. Nate Hagan 4-0, 138: Josh Mossing (CC) pinned Jackson Sluder 1:49, 145: Richard Jackson (CC) dec. Dereck Schuette 6-2, 152: Alex Mossing (CC) pinned Dylan Nicely 0:21, 160: Lucas Beauch (CC) tb-1 Tre Cambell 3-1, 170: Aaron Scheutte (W) pinned Jared Fann 0:39, 182: Colin Kaucher (CC) sv-1 Alec Vonier 3-1, 195: Michael Gregory (CC) tb-1 Tony Banister 4-3, 220: Chris Green (CC) forf, 285: JQuan Fisher (CC) pinned Devon Jones 2:43
The Irish wrestling team defeated Bowling Green 76-6 and Napoleon 56-21 to advance to the Regional semifinals. Josh Venia, Nate Hagan, Josh Mossing, Richard Jackson, Lucas Beauch, Jared Fann, Colin Kaucher, Michael Gregory, Chris Green, and JQuan Fisher were double winners! See Region9 Bracket. Gallery of 56 photos. High res at walmart.
Toledo C.C. 76 - Bowling Green 6
106 Bryce Quinlan(CC) Forfeit;113 Josh Venia(CC) Forfeit; 120 Jordan Rodriguez (CC) Forfeit;126 Rosendo Beltran(CC) pin Gavin Ingraham 0:34;132 Nate Hagan(CC) pin Garcia Irving 0:29;138 Josh Mossing(CC) pin Chase Patton 2:46;145 Zach Keller(BG) pin Alec Vaughn 2:36;152 Richard Jackson(CC) maj. dec. Caleb Matheny 14-4;160 Lucas Beauch(CC) pin Kaleb Obrien 0:57;170 Jared Fann(CC) pin Brock Gorris 3:17;182 Colin Kaucher(CC) Forfeit; 195 Michael Gregory(CC) Forfeit; 220 Chris Green(CC) pin Manny Carrillo 3:33; 285 JQuan Fisher(CC) pin Jacob Keller 1:17
Toledo C.C. 56 - Napoleon 21
106 Josh Venia(CC) tech. fall Charley Bohls 17-0;113 Josh Miller(N) pin Jordan Rodriguez 1:35;120 Seth Beard(N) pin Rosendo Beltran 1:54; 126 Jacob Pedraza (N) pin Billy Corley 1:42; 132 Nate Hagan (CC) pin Alan Sweeney 4:31; 138 Josh Mossing(CC) pin Justin Miller 0:44; 145 Timmy Smith(N) dec. Alec Vaughn 9-2;152 Richard Jackson(CC) pin Alex Andrews 4:20;160 Lucas Beauch(CC) pin Jordan Cordes 1:08;170 Jared Fann(CC) pin Serapio Medina 0:38; 182 Colin Kaucher(CC) dec. Ian Blackwood 8-3; 195 Michael Gregory(CC) pin Caleb Baldridge 1:00; 220 Chris Green(CC) pin Alex Pettit 2:57; 285 JQuan Fisher (CC) pin Seth Gerken 4:24
The Irish wrestlers competed in the Catholic Invitational Tournament at Cleveland State University in a field of 30 Catholic schools from across Ohio, CCHS finished as team runners-up behind Cincinnati Moeller. The Irish earned four individual CIT Championships! Josh Venia (106), Nate Hagan (132), Josh Mossing (138), and Lucas Beauch (160) each stood on the top step of the awards podium!
JQuan Fisher (285) placed 2nd; Rosendo Beltran (120), Richard Jackson (145), Chris Green (220) finished 3rd in their respective weight classes and Michael Gregory (195) finished 4th. Junior 138lb Josh Mossing was named the tournament's most valuable wrestler! Josh's weight class contained one state placer and a total of 5 state qualifiers (2 of which did not place in the CIT). Josh defeated the state placer and 2 state qualifiers to earn the championship.
The Irish wrestlers captured the Toledo Catholic Cup for the fifth year running! CCHS defeated St Francis by a score of 61-18 and outpointed the host school, St John's 40-26. Josh Venia, Rosendo Beltran, Nate Hagan, Josh Mossing, Richard Jackson, Lucas Beauch, Michael Gregory, Chris Green, and JQuan Fisher earned double victories on the night.
Central Catholic Junior Varsity wrestlers traveled to Lake high school to compete in the annual Invitational tournament. Six CCHS individuals placed in their respective weight classes: Conner Byington was a runner-up, Bryce Quinlan placed 3rd, Joey Hardison 4th, Jassen Dawood was 5th, while Tracy Brown and Collen Carpenter placed 6th! Congratulations Irish Team scores here, Brackets here. Gallery of 10 photos, High Res photos at walmart.
The Irish traveled to Lakewood Ohio to compete in a Quadrangular match with Marmion Academy, IL, Marysville OH, and the Eagles of St Edward. Coupling these top programs with a week of severe weather resulting in four snow days and a 2hr delay resulted in each team not being at full strength. CCHS opened up with Marmion academy and were outpointed 37-36, of the seven matches wrestled, Rosendo Beltran and Josh Mossing won by decision. Next the Irish dueled St Edward and were defeated by a score of 48-12.
The Irish dropped five decisions by four or fewer points. Josh Mossing, Lucas Beauch, and JQuan Fisher earned team points. In the final dual of the day, Josh Venia, Rosendo Beltran, Nate Hagan, and Lucas Beauch each earned victories by Fall to edge past Marysville by a score of 36-33. Lucas Beauch and JQuan Fisher were undefeated on the day!
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Toledo Central Catholic traveled to Novi Michigan to compete in what's billed as "Michigan's toughest invitational tournament" the Detroit Catholic Central Invitational. The field of Eighteen included seventeen top Michigan schools. The lone Ohio squad finished fourth overall. This single day, 12+ hour event allowed CCHS wrestlers to compkete in 51 matches and capture 32 victories! Individually the irish had five placers in the top three: Josh Venia earned a technical Fall in the final and was the Champion at 103lbs. Josh Portillo (112), Nate Hagan (135), Josh Mossing (140), JQuan Fisher(285) each earned a third place finish! Five additional Irish placed in the top eight: Richard Jackson (145) placed fifth, Rosendo Beltran (119) placed seventh and Alec Vaughn (135), Lucas Beauch (160), and Chris Green (215) placed 8th. Gallery of 129 Photos, High Res photos at walmart.com, Michigan GrapplerAnalysis, Full Results.
Toledo Central Catholic places 6th out of the 47 team field at the 53rd annual Brecksville Invitational Tournament. This is CCHS's highest finish to date (the squad finished 17th, 13th, 11th, 12th, and 14th from 2008-2012). The Irish entered twelve wrestlers who competed in 61 matches and secured 38 victories against top wrestling programs from Ohio and Michigan! Five CCHS individuals earned a spot on the podium. Alex Mossing placed 3rd at 152lbs, Josh Venia was 4th at 106lbs, Josh Portillo (113), Nate Hagan (132), and Josh Mossing (138) all earned a 5th place finish.
Final Team Scores
1. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 216; 2. Delta 191.5; 3. Davison MI 174; 4. Perry(Lake Co.) 156; 5. Clay 141.5; 6. Toledo Central Catholic 138.5; 7. Loveland 131; 8. Perrysburg 122.5; 9. Dayton Christian 121; 10. Centerville 120.5; 11. Marysville 113; 12. Wauseon 106; 13. Nordonia 103.5; 14. Elyria 103; 15. Lake Catholic 102.5; 16. Clyde 100.5; 17. Mt. Vernon 74; 18. Tri-Valley 73.5; 19. LaSalle 73; 20. Grand Rapids Catholic Central MI 68; 21. Colerain 66; 22. Ashland 64.5; 23. Lakota East 63; 24. Teays Valley 61.5; 25. Olentangy Liberty 60.5; 26. Madison 58.5; 26. Manchester 58.5; 28. Bishop Ready 58; 29. Hilliard Davidson 57; 30. Elder 56; 31. Bloom Carroll 52; 32. Kettering Fairmont 51; 32. Mentor 51; 34. Miami Trace 48; 34. Woodridge 48; 36. Steele(Amherst) 46.5; 37. St. Ignatius 41.5; 38. Aurora 40.5; 39. Padua 40; 40. Solon 35; 40. St. Paul (Norwalk) 35; 42. North Royalton 33; 43. Olentangy Orange 32; 44. Cuyahoga Hts. 31; 45. Nelsonville-York 20.5; 46. Garfield(Garrettsville) 1.0; 47. BBHCSD 0
The Varsity Gray squad came home with the top honors by winning a team championship at Fremont St Joe's, Mark Coleman Duals. The Irish defeated Eastwood by a score of 49-18 in the championship final! The Irish also defeated Fremont St. Joe's, Bedford, MI and Carey.
Justin Portillo, Rosendo Beltran, Alec Vaughn, Richard Jackson, Chris Green, and Marwan Allen-Marsenburg were undefeated! Wresters with a 3-1 record were Bryce Quinlan, Jordan Rodriguez, Conner Byington, and Jared Fann.
Nate Hagan (132lb) and Alex Mossing (145lb) competed at the Walsh Ironman tournament. Nate opened the tournament by scoring two first period takedowns and defeating 2X state placer and cross town rival Richie Screptock by a score of 5-4. Next Nate lost two tough battles with foes from Santiago, CA and Good Counsel MD. Alex Mossing finished on the podium! Alex wrestled a total of eight matches against top opponents from across the country and finished in 7th place. Alex's final two victories were over state champions from Oklahoma and Illinois. Congratulations Alex!
Gallery of 45 photos, High Res at Walmart. Results Trackwrestling.com.
The Irish wrestling squad opened the dual-meet season by traveling to Avon High School and defeating Amherst Steele by a score of 56-24 and outpointing the Avon Eagles by a score of 53-15. Double winners on the night were: Josh Venia, Josh Portillo, Nate Hagan, Josh Mossing, Richard Jackson, Alex Mossing, Lucas Beauch and J'Quan Fisher.
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A partial varsity red team opened its season by traveling to Solon, OH to complete in the 29th Annual Comet Classic. Six CCHS wrestlers competed in the 25 team field of solid Ohio teams and a traditionally strong team from West Virginia. Five of the six Toledo Central Catholic wrestlers placed in the top four. Junior Nate Hagan (132lbs) and Senior Alex Mossing (145lbs) won Championships! Sophomore Josh Venia (106lbs) was a runner-up while Sophomore Josh Portillo (113) and Junior Josh Mossing (138) finished in fourth place. Results: Brackets, Team scores, Gallery of 67 photos. High Res photos at Walmart.com
The CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction took place at the Stranahan Great Hall. Approximately 200 attendees together celebrated the induction of seven individuals and two teams. It was an evening to celebrate Central Catholic athletics, and to reignite our Irish Spirit.
Congratulations to Coach Mitch Naufel and the 1958-59 wrestling team for their induction into the CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame!
Two Central Catholic wrestlers earned All-American awards at Fargo! Josh Venia was a double AA (7th Greco, 4th Freestyle). Nate Hagan AAed 6th in Freestyle! Three Toledo Central Catholic wrestlers were members of the Ohio National Team. Top Cadet and Junior wrestlers from across Ohio joined together for a week long training camp at Lakewood St Edward HS prior to making the trek to Fargo, North Dakota for the annual USAW Greco Roman and Freestyle National championships. Josh Venia (100lbs) placed 7th in Greco-Roman to earn All-American honors. JoshV defeated opponents from Idaho, Texas, Indiana, and Alaska while dropping a 4-3 decision to the eventual champ from Virginia. Justin Portillo (100lbs) gained experience in the Fargo Dome! Cadet Greco results.
Two CCHS wrestlers earned All-American status in Freestyle: Josh Venia (100lbs) 4th, and Nate Hagan (132lbs) 6th! JoshV lost his opening FS bout to the eventual champ then came back to win six matches in a row against opponents from: Michigan, Idaho, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, and Michigan. Three victories by TechFall (10 point differential) and the final three victories by pin! Nate Hagan opened up by winning his initial six bouts over opponents from California, Nevada, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota, and New York. Five of the six victories were by TechFall or pin! Justin Portillo (100lbs) competed through 5 rounds and earned 2 victories against the best in the country!
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A CCHS Fighting Irish wrestling team traveled to Orlando, FL for the 2013 Scholastic Disney Duals. Coach Guerra’s squad consisted of 11 CCHS wrestlers, 2 wrestlers from Tol St Francis, and one from Wayne Trace. There were a total of four tournaments happening over the week: All-Star Division (42 teams), Community Division1 (45 teams), Community Division2 (18 teams), and Developmental Division (31 teams). The Irish competed in the Community Division 1 level and wrestled seven dual meets within the ‘A pool’. After achieving a 6-1 record within the pool the CCHS Fighting Irish advanced to the Gold Bracket and wrestled three additional duals. It was a great wrestling, team building and traveling experience!! The team is grateful for all of the fundraising help and sponsorship from the 2013 golf outing!
Day one was weighing in, chilling at the pool and eating pizza! Gallery of 13 photos, High res photos at walmart.com.
On Day2 CCHS wrestled four dual meets the first two duals were against the teams who finished 10th and 1st in 2012. CCHS first defeated #10 seed, Wadsworth Wrestling Club of Franklin MA by a score of 49-10. CCHS next wrestled #1 seed, reigning 3x State Champions Perry Meridian from Indianapolis, IN and was outpointed 40-23. The third dual match on day2, CCHS defeated Ohio’s Austintown Fitch Falcons by a score of 44-20. Final dual match on Day2 CCHS defeated the Rhino Wrestling club from Western PA 35-18.
Gallery of 99 Day2 Photos, High Res photos.
On Day three the Fighting Irish wrestled two dual meets and were victorious in both. The opening dual meet with Buchholz Wrestling from Gainesville, FL resulting in a 55-18 win. Next up was Charlotte FL who the squad defeated by a score of 51-21. By 1:30pm the guys were done wrestling for the day and the gang took a quick trip to Cocoa Beach for a cook out and some time at the ocean. Gallery of 32 Day3 Photos, High Res photos.
Day four started at 8am, the CCHS Fighting Irish finished up the final round of pool competition by defeating Canes Wrestling of Port Harbor FL by a score of 37-24. CCHS and Perry Meridian both advanced to the Gold bracket as the top two finishers from Pool A. At 4pm the Irish competed against and defeated a tough Florida North Port Bobcat team by a score of 39-18. Advancing to the Quarterfinals of the Gold Bracket the Irish next matched up with cross town rival Oregon Clay and was outpointed by a score of 40-14. Gallery of 87 Day 4 Photos, High res photos.
On the final day of competition the Irish battled another next door neighbor in the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets and were defeated 43-17. Gallery of 26 Day 5 Photos,
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A special thanks goes out to the logistics crew who managed to feed 26 people for 6.5 days with only one trip to a restaurant! Maria Jackson, Jennifer Beauch, Jana and Kim Mossing set a school record for sandwich making! Richard Jackson, Dean Beauch, Gary and John Mossing were responsible for grilling and taste testing! Coach Guerra would also like to thank James Schuller and Angelo Amenta for taking a week out of their summer to assist in coaching! A great time was had by all!
On Saturday June 15th the Toledo Central Catholic wrestling program hosted an outing at Bedford Hills Golf Course. Twenty-nine golf teams participated and twenty-eight local sponsors helped make the day a major success! Fun was had by all and the CCHS wrestling program benefited by the fundraising event. Fifty percent of the proceeds are being used to supplement the CCHS Fighting Irish Trip to 2013 Disney Duals in Orlando, FL. A very special trip and bonus for those wrestlers working hard this summer!
A Special thanks to Michael B Cook DDS as our major sponsor. In total there were two major sponsors, eleven special sponsors, and fifteen par sponsors. Gallery of 35 golf photos, High Res Photos, Gallery of 17 sponsor photos, High res photos.