COLUMBUS–Perry junior Kyle Rowan on Friday earned a second straight shot at winning a state title when he defeated Lake Catholic’s Brendan McCrone, 6-2, in the Division II 106-pound semifinals of the 82nd Annual OHSAA State Wrestling Championships.
“I’ve been working so hard for this opportunity every day,” Rowan told The News-Herald. “Now that it’s here, I’m ready to take advantage of it.”
Rowan, who finished as the 2018 state runner-up, improved to 40-0 on the year with his decision over McCrone.
The nation’s fourth-ranked 106-pounder opened the tournament with a 20-5 technical fall over Monroe’s Caleb Thomas on Thursday then he pinned Bellevue’s Gabe Alda in Friday morning’s quarterfinals in 1:43.
He’ll wrestle Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Kenneth Crosby in Saturday’s night’s championship bout. Rowan defeated Crosby in the Alliance district championship last weekend, 8-3.