Talawanda’s Mondello, Bressler fall in first round of OHSAA state wrestling tournament


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@civitasmedia.com



COLUMBUS — The Talawanda duo of Sean Mondello and Preston Bressler each suffered first-round losses on the opening day of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, March 9.

Mondello (39-10), a sophomore, lost by pin in 4 minutes, 16 seconds to Nick Vespucci of Mantua Crestwood at 152 pounds.

Bressler (31-15), a senior, suffered a 6-4 defeat to Tarin Rauch of Uhrichsville Claymont at 170 pounds.

Both Mondelleo and Bressler will wrestle again Thursday evening.

Mondello will face off with Blake Wickline of Carroll Bloom-Carroll and Bressler will meet Alex Andrews of Napoleon.

The winners will return Friday afternoon.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH

Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH

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