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Can Barnesville grab their D3 Wrestling Title?

Barnesville is ready to dethrone the 2023 Division 3 champs in the boys wrestling state championship. With eight qualifiers for this weekend’s tournament, they entered Columbus with the greatest chance at a state title.


Their competition includes Delta, which defeated Barnesville for the OHSCWA State Duals Championship in February, and Legacy Christian in Xenia, who are the two-time defending state champions in D3 trying to pull off the triple!


Add to that list a few other strong programs like Milan Edison, three times the second place finisher, and Lake Catholic, who always seem to get a smaller number of students at state but receive major points with first and second place finishes.


But as of this Sunday morning, Barnesville holds a shaky 3.5 point lead over Milan and a 9.5 advantage over Legacy.


Competition for Barnesville


Milan, Legacy and Barnesville all have two wrestlers heading for a championship in the final pairing. Milan’s Kohen Horvath (165 pounds) and Luke James (175) look to continue their champions degree as they look to become back to back winners in 2024.


Knight’s in Xenia


Legacy’s Nathan Attisano (126) and Dillon Campbell (132) look to continue their 2023 success. In fact, Dillon is looking to be a four-time champ. As a first-year, he claimed the 113 pound title, quickly following that up with wins in 10th grade (120), 11th (126) and this year at 132. But he must defeat the 2022 132-pound champ in Casper Caizzio from St. Paul to pull off the sweep.


The “Rocks” of Barnesville


Barnesville will see their two middle weight state title hopefuls, Reese Stephen and Skyler King at 150 and 157, respectively, try to inch the school a short drive from West Virginia to their title.

Sklyer looks to finally be a state winner after two years of placing in Columbus. Reese hopes to nab his second straight title today. 

Stephen in last year’s state Championship match. Photo by Kim North, The Intelligencer.

But to win the state, each school will need their third place hopefuls to complete their ride with a win. Milan, Legacy and Barnesville all have two wrestlers vying for the third place title and the extra points that go with it. Their coaches will be busy today!


The Shamrocks (Barnesville’s nickname) hope to bring home the school’s first team trophy since the girls won the 1997 cross country title. Barnesville’s wrestling team last won a state title in 1984.


Good luck to all the wrestlers today!


Information on today’s completion of all Divisional Wrestling


OHSAA Wrestling Home page


Baum’s Page This is quite honestly the best site for all your wrestling results!


Sunday, March 10

9:30 a.m. Wrestling Begins – Session 4 (Consolations)

2:00 p.m. Wrestling Ends – Tear Down Chairs, Tables, Mats

4:50 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction for Coaches and Officials

5:00 p.m. Parade of Champions and Championship Matches Begin – Session 5 (All Finals)

8:00 p.m. Wrestling Ends


I am a math teacher in SW Ohio. Born and raised in NE Ohio, I am married with four sons who keep the flame burning for all things Cleveland. I cover soccer, betting, football and anything that focuses on the human side of sports.

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