Congratulations to Lyle Plummer who finished as the Division III state runner-up at the 2014 OHSAA Individual State Wrestling Championships on Sunday, March 2.
The senior capped his highly successful high school wrestling career with a 43-6 senior season and a record-making fourth return to the state tournament, becoming the first wrestler in CJ history to do so. Plummer is also the reigning four-time GCL North Athlete of the Year and holds more than 150 career wins.
After earning a sectional championship and taking third place at districts, Plummer recorded two decisions and a pin to make the championship match in Columbus. The Eagles stand-out signed with Air Force Academy on February 6 to continue his athletic career in college and serve his country.
For his efforts on the mat and in the classroom, Penn Station named Plummer the Athlete of the Month for March 2014. Watch his award announcement on WDTN Channel 2 below and listen for the news on Hot 102.9 FM.
Plummer was joined at state by his teammate and first time qualifier McKinley Screetch (11-7). The junior earned a state berth as an alternate in the 120-pound weight class after placing fifth at districts.