COLUMBUS – Being a senior, the ideal way to close out your high school wrestling career is earning a spot on the podium and a state medal.
Troy Christian had three senior wrestlers experience just that at the Jerome Schottenstein Center over the weekend.
Connor Havill (38-6) capped a great career as a three-time state placer by taking third at 175 pounds. Havill was a state champion as a junior and placed seventh at state as a sophomore.
Havill advanced to the consolation final on Sunday with an 8-1 win over Cannon Endicott of Elmwood. He then defeated Owen Berner of Ayersville in the consolation final, 5-3.
At 126 pounds, Jason Shaffer (44-11) finished fourth to become a two-time state placer for the Eagles. Shaffer defeated Nathan Parks of Seneca East 7-1 to advance to the consolation final, where he dropped a close 5-3 sudden victory decision to Casper Caizzo of St. Paul.
Kyle Schroer (38-8) earned his first state medal by taking fifth at 106 pounds with a 4:31 pin of Kaden Lawson of Tuslaw. Schroer dropped his consolation semifinal match to Scott Fuller of Genoa Area, who finished third.