State Representatives honor Delta wrestling


Members of the Delta wrestling team and head coach Anthony Carrizales gather for a photo after being honored by the state on Wednesday. The Panthers were state dual champions for the fourth year in a row, won the team title at the individual tournament, along with having four championships.


COLUMBUS — On Wednesday, State Reps. Robert McColley (R-Napoleon) and Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Twp.) presented a resolution to the Pike-Delta-York High School wrestling team for their outstanding showing at this year’s state wrestling tournament and for becoming the Division III State Champions once again.

“The Delta wrestling team’s tradition of great success is truly something to be recognized,” Representative McColley said. “The team is the gold standard for wrestlers across the state of Ohio and across our region. It was my pleasure to recognize not only the team but the individual state champions who have added their names to the long list of accomplished wrestlers at Delta.”

The team defeated Mechanicsburg High School with a score of 41-21 in the final match to win the Division III state dual championship at St. John Arena in February.

In addition to the team’s historical win at the dual tournament, four wrestlers on the team won titles at the individual state tournament in March, which the team also won. Drew Mattin, Jake Spiess, Jesse Beverly and Dustin Marteney were all 2016 Division III state wrestling champions in their respective weight classes.

Members of the Delta wrestling team and head coach Anthony Carrizales gather for a photo after being honored by the state on Wednesday. The Panthers were state dual champions for the fourth year in a row, won the team title at the individual tournament, along with having four championships.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2016/05/web1_Delta-Wrestling-Honored.jpgMembers of the Delta wrestling team and head coach Anthony Carrizales gather for a photo after being honored by the state on Wednesday. The Panthers were state dual champions for the fourth year in a row, won the team title at the individual tournament, along with having four championships.