Central Crossing wrestler is state champ

Messenger photos by Pat Donahue
Central Crossing’s Jaden Mattox was in familiar territory when he entered into the Schottenstein Center for his fourth State Wrestling Tournament. As a freshman, Mattox was state runner up at 113 pounds, a sophomore champion at 132 pounds, moved back to the second place spot at 152 pounds last year and looked ready to face the best the state had to offer in the Division I 160 pound class. Mattox didn’t seem challenged in his first two matches with his first match to go the distance coming against sophomore Nevan Snodgrass of Kettering Fairmont (shown above) with Mattox coming out on top 7-4. The Central Crossing senior would be headed to the finals once again – this time to face off against the only wrestler to hand him a loss this season, Austin Murphy of Cincinnati Elder. Mattox would add one more win to his total with a 6-4 victory over Murphy in the final. Mattox sported the OSU scarlet and grey colors throughout the weekend as he is looking forward to his next wrestling destination. He will leave behind a school record of 172 wins and only 6 losses surpassing the win mark of 168 held by Vince Pickett.

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