The Fairview Wrestling team heads into the OHSAA Division 3 Garfield Heights District meet with force, sending what started as 6 and has become 7 wrestlers competing for a spot in the state tournament.
Adam Samad (120), Patrick Comerford (126), Matt Kaufmann (132), Declan Jewitt (152), Ian McClintock (160), Isaac Paxton (170) all finished in the top 4 at the Sectional meet at Independence and automatically qualified for the District meet. Jack Jewitt (138), Colin Jenkins ((182), and Alex Barnhart (220) all finished 5th and became first alternates for Districts. Barnhart has since been moved into the 4th spot to become Fairview’s 7th representative at Districts.
The top 4 wrestlers in each weight class at the District Meet will advance to the State Meet at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University beginning on March 13th.
This post-season success follows an incredible regular season in that saw Fairview finish 3rd in the GLC with a Dual Meet record of 5-2. At the GLC Tournament, 6 Warriors captured Conference Championships (Kaufmann, Jewitt, Jewitt, Paxton, McClintock, C Jenkins), which catapulted the team to 2nd in the GLC, just 3.5 points away from the Conference Championship.
Good luck to the Warrior Wrestlers at Districts and beyond!