Dominic Hoffarth won the 138 State Title and Pablo Castro finished as the 132 State Runner-Up at the DII State Tournament. Louisville had a record 6 wrestlers place during the tournament as the team took 3rd overall.
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Pablo Castro and Noah Peterson both won district titles as a team record 9 different Leopard wrestlers qualified for the state tournament. Blake Schaffer and Brendan Severs also finished as district runner-ups for LHS.
8 different Leopards won sectional titles and 11 qualified for districts as Louisville won its 5th straight sectional championship as a team. Champions included Kolten Barker, Dylan Rhoads, Pablo Castro, Dominic Hoffarth, Brenden Severs, Noah Peterson, Blake Schaffer, & Cameron Brazek.
#2 Louisville defeated #4 Ashland 48-25 in the consolation match to take 3rd in the DII OHSWCA State Dual Tournament. The Leopards also defeated #7 Miami Trace 42-24 in the quarterfinals before falling to. #3 Aurora 43-29 in the semifinals
Louisville overcame a 15-0 deficit en rout to defeating visiting Lake Catholic 66-15 in the DII Dual Tournament Regional Finals. Dylan Rhoads, Josiah Walker, Wyatt Smith, Brenden Severs, and Blake Schaffer all had pins for LHS.
Louisville racked up 274 team points to easily earn their third consecutive EOWL Championship. The South Range Raiders placed second with 235 team points and the host Austintown Fitch Falcons came in third place with 185 team points.
Blake Schaffer was named tournament MVP in leading Louisville to their second straight team title at the Josh Hephner Memorial Tournament. Kolten Barker, Cameron Brazek, Pablo Castro, Dominic Hoffarth, and Brenden Severs also finished 1st for LHS.
Kolten Barker and Brenden Severs each record first period pins to lead Louisville in their 53-22 win at Canfield. The Leopards are now 4-0 in duel matches this season.
Kolten Barker, Pablo Castro, Dominic Hoffarth, Noah Peterson, and Cameron Brazek all won by fall to lead the Leopards past the visiting Blue Streaks 44-30 on Alumni Night. Louisville improves to 3-0 with the victory.
Pablo Castro upset the 18th ranked 132 wrestler in the nation and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors in leading the Leopards to a 3rd place finish as a team. Cam Brazek and Blake Schaffer also took 1st in their weight classes.