Sharp advances to State Wrestling Finals

West Branch's Logan Sharp

Eighteen local wrestlers made the trip to Columbus this week for the State Tournament, but only three had shot to wrestle this weekend for a State championship.

In Division Two, in the 285 pound weight class, West Branch Senior Logan Sharp faced Jqan Fisher from Toledo Central Catholic. Sharp took a 1-0 lead into the third round, before recording the pin at the 5:22 mark. Sharp will compete for a State Title Saturday.

“It was exhilarating,” Sharp said. “I didn’t even place last year, so to be first or second, it’s a real honor.”

Also in Division Two, in the 120-pound weight class, Canfield Senior Korey Frost battled Dustin Warner from Claymont. Frost got down early, and trailed 6-1 after the reversal. Frost earned a point in the final round, but it wasn’t enough, falling 7-2.

“My first two matches, I wrestled great. I was confident, like I wasn’t that nervous. Then State Semifinals, what everybody wishes they were in, I guess it just got to me. I was too nervous and didn’t wrestle well,” said Frost.

Finally, in Division Three in the 170-pound weight class, Girard Senior Nick Cardiero met Joey Meek from Northwestern. The match was scoreless through one round. Cardeiro recorded an escape to make it 2-1. He also got a reversal to make it 3-4. However, a reversal by Meek sealed the deal in the third round, defeating Cardeiro 6-4.

“It’s a great run being in the semifinals. It’s my first year down here. But I just got to come back and win one more match so I can go for third or fourth.”


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