File photo Mount Vernon’s Matthew Lybarger, left, fights off a challenge from Olentangy’s Nate Hall during their fifth-place match in the Division I 182-pound class of the state wrestling tournament Saturday at Ohio State University. Lybarger won 6-2 to finish fifth in the state.
MOUNT VERNON — In his third try at the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships, Matthew Lybarger finally was recognized as one of the best wrestlers in Ohio by landing a spot on the podium.
He has also been recognized as our Mount Vernon News All-Area Wrestler of the Year.
Lybarger finished fifth in the 182-pound weight class in the Division I tournament last week. The Mount Vernon senior defeated Olentangy’s Nate Hall, 6-2, in his final match as a high schooler. To get there, Lybarger won eight straight matches to claim sectional and district championships.
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