COLUMBUS — Two Knox County high school wrestlers will stand on the podium when the OHSAA hands out its awards today.

Mount Vernon senior Matthew Lybarger will wrap up his career by vying for third place in his weight class.

Meantime, Carson Mills became the first ever Fredericktown Freddie to claim a podium spot with a win in Friday’s consolation quarterfinals.

“This was my goal at the start of the season,” said Mills. “It feels great to be a state placer.”

Both earned their spots in Friday’s Day 2 of the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, held at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Lybarger won his first state podium bid in the Division I 182-pound championship quarterfinals Friday, with a 5-2 decision over Mike Lewis of Parma.

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  • Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon senior Matthew Lybarger, right, gains control over Parma’s Mike Lewis in their Division I 182-pound championship quarterfinal match at Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Lybarger won the match, 5-2.

    Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon senior Matthew Lybarger, right, gains control over Parma’s Mike Lewis in their Division I 182-pound championship quarterfinal match at Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships. Lybarger won the match, 5-2. Purchase

  • Bill Davis/News Fredericktown’s Carson Mills, back, flips Jeromesville Hillsdale’s Jett Heldenbrand during their Division III 120-pound consolation match during Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus. Mills won, 2-1.

    Bill Davis/News Fredericktown’s Carson Mills, back, flips Jeromesville Hillsdale’s Jett Heldenbrand during their Division III 120-pound consolation match during Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus. Mills won, 2-1. Purchase

  • Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Matteo Lybarger, right, gets a reversal on Watkins Memorial’s Andrew Lieb in the third period of their Division I 132-pound consolation match at Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus.

    Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Matteo Lybarger, right, gets a reversal on Watkins Memorial’s Andrew Lieb in the third period of their Division I 132-pound consolation match at Friday’s OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus. Purchase

 

 

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