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Boys Junior Varsity Wrestling, Boys Varsity Wrestling · Long, Muhammed advance to final day at State Wrestling

Junior Tyson Long and freshman Farouq Muhammed are making the most of their inaugural trips to the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships as they have battled through the first 2 days to make it to the final day of wrestling.

Tyson, wrestling at 120 lbs., opened with a loss on day 1 but rebounded in the evening by winning his consolation bracket match to go 1-1 and advanced to the consolation round 2 matches held on Friday. Farouq, wrestling at 145 lbs., opened with a 9-8 victory over Cornell Beachem (Cin. Winton Woods) to advance to Friday’s championship quarterfinals.

Friday’s action saw Muhammed win his second straight match defeating Copley’s Antwon Pugh 2-0 as he advanced to Friday’s championship semifinals. Long followed Muhammed’s lead by winning his second straight match as well. Long was trailing by 1 with :15 seconds remaining but executed an escape and takedown and then won in overtime to advance to the consolation quarterfinals and guaranteed him a finish in the top 8 in the state.

Farouq faced defending state champion and undefeated Dominick Demas (Dublin Coffman) Friday night and came up a little short in a hard-fought 8-5 decision.  He will wrestling on Saturday in a consolation semifinal match vs. Brock Jones (Perrysburg).

Tyson fell to Schuster (Mason) in the consolation quarterfinals and will now wrestle Saturday for 7th place vs. Seth Transue (Dublin Jerome).