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FoxFire Fall Session Underway
8th Grade & Under: 10/28/13 - 2/27/13
Mon, Wed, & Thur 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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High School: 11/5/13 – 2/25/13
Sun: 7 to 8:30pm / Wed: 7 to 8:30pm
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Foxfire wrestlers earn four All-American awards at Fargo! Josh Venia was a double AA (7th Greco, 4th Freestyle), Cale Bonner (6th Greco), and Nate Hagan (6th in Freestyle)! 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. The Ohio National team consisted of 44 Cadet Greco-Roman members, eight of which earned All-American status while competing against a total of 807 cadets from 45 different states. Foxfire's Cale Bonner(285lbs) earned All-American status by placing 6th while Josh Venia (100lbs) placed 7th in Greco-Roman. JoshV defeated opponents from Idaho, Texas, Indiana, and Alaska while dropping a 4-3 decision to the eventual champ from Virginia. CaleB defeated opponents from Georgia, Washington State, Minnesota, and Illinois enroute to his 6th place finish. Other Foxfire Cadet Greco wrestlers who competed on the Ohio National team were: Ross Rayfield (94lbs), Justin Portillo (100lbs), Jake Spiess (120), and Brock Jones (120). Cadet Greco results.
Ohio's National Team competing in Cadet Freestyle consisted of 64 competitors ten of which earned All-American status! Ohio finished 3rd as a cadet FS team bethind IL and PA. There were a total of 1007 Cadet FS competitors from 46 states at this year's National tournament. Two Foxfire wrestlers earned All-American status: 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! Other Foxfire Cadet Freestyle competitors were Ross Rayfield, Justin Portillo (100lbs), and Jake Spiess (120lbs).Both Justin and Jake competed through 5 rounds with the best in the country! FS direct link. Gallery of 13 Photos. High Res photos at walmart.com.
Nine Foxfire wrestlers, two officials, and a photographer traveled to Elyria and participated in Ohio's Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman and Freestyle State Tournament. Cadet Joshua Venia (100lbs) earned a state championship in both styles! Cale Bonner (285 lbs) was undefeated and earned a state championship in Greco Roman! Justin Portillo (100lbs) placed 2nd and 3rd in the two styles. Drew Mattin(100lbs) was runner-up in Freestyle. Joshua Portillo (113lbs) was a runner-up in Greco. Brock Jones (120lbs) placed 3rd and 5th. Lukas Rufenacht (145lbs) 3rd and 4th. Travis Jaramillo (220lbs) was 6th in Junior Greco Roman and Kenny Price (160lbs) was sixth in Junior Freestyle. Gallery of 38 photos. High Res photos at walmart.com. Full Results here.
On Saturday several guys competed well at the Dayton Carroll qualifier, thanks to Coach Becher, Dave Day, and Jerry Venia for providing the transportation and supervision. See results.
On Sunday coaches, nineteen Foxfire wrestlers, a photographer, and several parents traveled to Franklin, Ohio for the first annual Ohio Freestyle Duals. Coach Bostelman, did a great job leading the team. There was tough competition from ten dual meet teams across the state of Ohio made up of Cadets and Juniors. Lots of great matches. Five duals, Foxfire was 4-1 and finished as the State Duals runner-ups to a team named Seasons. In the fourth dual, Foxfire defeated Lake Erie by a score of 37-27 and in the final with Seasons the match was tied going into the final individual bout. Although Foxfire came out on the short end of the stick (35-30) it was a great day of competition. Gallery of 95 photos. High Res Photos at walmart.com.
On Saturday FoxFire had 4 wrestlers compete at the viper pit and all 4 placed. Justin P took 1st and Josh P took 2nd in both his age and high school division. Devin F took 1st and Donovan F took 3rd. Awsome competition. They represented FoxFire well! Tournament website.
Toledo born and raised Penn State wrestling Assistant Coach Shawn Contos joined the normal Thursday evening workout session and provided the instruction. Shawn came back on Saturday for a two hour clinic giving training and 'approach to wrestling' advice to those who attended. Also on Thursday March 28th local M.D. Lindsey Bostelman gave the wrestlers and coaches some information about the different varieties of skin conditions a wrestler may come in contact with. Dr Bostelman also provided information on prevention and took questions.
Wil M and Devin F each were crowned as State Champions at the 10th annual OAC Grade School State Championships held at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. Congratulations on the achievement! Wil's championship match can be found here. Gallery of Photos. Congratulations are also in order to Donovan F and Ayden S who qualified and participated in the state Championships. See Full brackets & results.
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