Wrestlers perform strong at state meet

| March 12, 2018

COLUMBUS – Wrestlers from Coshocton, River View and Newcomerstown placed high at the 81st annual OHSAA state individual wrestling meet held March 8-10 at The Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus with five earning All-Ohio honors. Seven area grapplers earned their way to the state meet and were supported by family, friends and fans over the weekend. Head wrestling coach for the Redskins is Sean Collins, Devin Klein is the Black Bears head coach and Jericoe Jones is the Newcomerstown Trojans head coach. Newcomerstown and Coshocton were in Division III while River View wrestled in the Division II class. Photos and information contributed to The Beacon by Chelcee Honabarger.

Sophomore Lucian Brink of Coshocton was 3-1 at the tournament and placed second in the 106 pound weight class in Division III. Brink earned All-Ohio honors.

Junior Austin Guthrie of Coshocton wrestled his way to seventh place at the state meet placing seventh in the 113 pound weight class in Division III. Guthrie earned All-Ohio honors.

Junior Blake Barrick, wrestling for the Coshocton Redskins was 1-2 at the state meet in the 132 weight class.

Sophomore Gavin Weaver of the Newcomerstown Trojans went 4-2 at the state tournament, placing fifth in the 113 pound weight class. Weaver earned All-Ohio honors.

Freshman Logan Hursey of the Newcomerstown Trojans wrestled his way to sixth place with a 4-3 record over the weekend in the 126 pound weight class. Hursey earned All-Ohio honors.

Freshman Coltin Meek of the Newcomerstown Trojans was 0-2 at the state wrestling meet in the 152 pound weight class earning valuable experience for his sophomore year.

Senior Sam Mitchell of the Black Bears was 4-1 at the state wrestling tournament placing third after pining Lyle Clark of Claymont in 4:34 in the 285 pound weight class. Mitchell earned All-Ohio honors.

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    I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.