DONATHAN ENDS PERFECT SEASON WITH A STATE TITLE!
Zack Donathan etched his name into Mason Wrestling history this past weekend winning the 132 lb Division 1 State Title in Columbus, Ohio! In a dominating performance, Zack defeated Allan Hart, of Lakewood Saint Edwards, 7-4 in the Championship match.
His tournament road to the Championship:
Defeated Demetrious Monroe (Hilliard Davidson) 22-4
Quarterfinal defeated Marco Regalbuto (Brecksville) 5-1
Semifinal defeated Luke Baughman (Wadsworth) 5-1
Final defeated Allan Hart (St. Edwards) 7-4
Zack completed his season with a pefect 52-0 record. On his path to Columbus, he won the nationally prestigious Walsh Jesuit Ironman and Al Dvorak Tournaments, in addition to earning GMC, Sectional and District titles. He has also been named the 2017 GMC Wrestler of the Year.
The senior standout now joins an elite group of four Mason alumni who have won state championships:
State Champion - Zachary Marshall (275 lbs, 2005)
State Champion - Josh Kline (285 lbs, 2008)
State Champion - Robert Shepherd (135 lbs, 2009)
State Champion - Zach Donathan (132 lbs, 2017)
WE ARE COMET PROUD OF YOU!
To view highlights of Donathan's state match CLICK HERE.
MORE NEWS FROM STATE!
Jaimen Hood was the 126 lb Division 1 State Runner-Up! Hood pulled an upset in the semifinal match knocking off Tournament favorite Matt Kazimir (St. Edwards) in overtime 6-4. He then lost in the final 0-4, finishing as the State Runner-up. Jaimen finishes his season with a record 47-4.
Jack Stein 160 lbs, placed 8th, ending his season with a 48-10 record.
Zaid Hamdan 285 lbs, placed 8th, finishing with a record of 47-10.
Mason scored 57 team points, finishing a school best 7th place overall, and ahead of local rivals Cincinnati Elder - 56 pts & Cincinnati Lasalle - 53.5 pts. The Comets sent a record number of 8 qualifiers to this years State Tourney.
For complete bracket results and scores, please access the link provided below to Baumspage:
(Baumspage Division I Bracket / Results 2017)