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Kyle Ryan (H.M @ 171) Loses to Cody Ryba in Ohio’s Semi-Finals

05 Mar Posted by in Ohio Wrestling | Comments
Kyle Ryan (H.M @ 171) Loses to Cody Ryba in Ohio’s Semi-Finals

Field 140 pounder T.J. Fox and Crestwood 171 pounder Cody Ryba come from two very different programs.

Ryba is at the heart of a Red Devils’ squad that enjoyed one of the best seasons in the school’s history.

Fox leads a Field team just starting to build its legacy.

However, both grapplers will be linked in a special way today: Both will wrestle for Division II state titles.

Fox will face defending champion Nic Brascetta (No. 8 @ 140) of St. Paris Graham tonight, while Ryba will take on Oak Harbor’s Jake Cramer during the finals at Value City Arena in Columbus.

Ryba earned his way to the title match with a 7-3 win over Graham’s Kyle Ryan (H.M. @ 171). Ryba wrestled one of his best matches of the year against the former state champion. The key to the match was a scramble where Ryba caught Ryan on his back for a takedown and two backpoints.

Crestwood coach Dave Wrobel said Ryba wrestled a near-perfect match in the semifinals.

“Cody Ryba was an underdog in his last two matches,” Wrobel said. “He was just focused. I saw it in his eyes in the first period. He wrestled a solid six minutes and a smart, aggressive match.”

For Complete Article by Michael Leonard, Record Pub

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