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Dover wrestlers lead county with four state qualifiers

| March 7, 2022
The Dover High School wrestling team's state qualifiers are, from left, Noah Tristano, Pedro Garcia, Brandon Kiser and Egidio DiFazio, along with state alternate Christian Gomez-Sanchez.

DOVER (WJER) (March 7, 2022) – Tuscarawas County schools sent 36 wrestlers into the district wrestling tournaments this past weekend. Eight remain as qualifiers for the state tournament at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus beginning Friday.

Dover leads all Tuscarawas County schools with four state qualifiers, but the county’s lone district champion comes from Indian Valley.

Junior Remington Myers placed first at 165 pounds at the Division II tournament at Gallia Academy and is the Braves lone state qualifier.

The Crimson Tornadoes, meanwhile, had all five of their district wrestlers finish in the top five at Gallia. State qualifiers for the Tornadoes are Egidio DiFazio, Brandon Kiser, Pedro Garcia and Noah Tristano. Coach Brian Bullock says those wrestlers put in the work over the summer and it’s paid off.

“It’s not a shock,” Bullock said. “They worked hard all season.”

This is Kiser’s third time qualifying for states. Bullock called him a “powerhouse.”

New Philadelphia and Claymont each had one state qualifier.

For the Quakers, it’s Charlie Gibbs.

For the Mustangs, it’s Elijah Parrish.

In Division III at Heath High School, Garaway senior Kyle Miller is the county’s lone state qualifier. He placed second at 113 pounds.

Looking just outside the county but still in the IVC, Sandy Valley is sending four wrestlers to states, led by district champion Branden Boggs. Ridgewood has two state qualifiers.

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