St. Charles middle school eighth grader Mike O’Horo topped local wrestler last weekend at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League Meet held at Liberty High School.
O’Horo pinned all of his foes to claim the 154-lb. championship.
In the title bout, the top-seeded O’Horo faced second-seeded Nick Crawford of Canfield. After a scoreless first period, O’Horo got an escape and a takedown in the second stanza, and three back points, as he assumed an 8-0 lead going into the third and final period, when he pinned Crawford.
O’Horo gained EWOL MVP laurels for his performance, leading up to the OAC state tournament set at the Covelli Center.
Other local wrestlers faring well at the meet included Cade Pollack, second place, 110-lb. division; James Blount, four place, 112-lb. bracket; Brandon Zagotti, fifth place, 134-lb. division; Nick Esmail, sixth place, 80-lb. divison; and Jackson Straight, sixth place, 160-lb. division.