Class AA State Champions

Head Coach:  Mark Stanley

Assistants:  Jim "Red" Herold, Scott Pharion, Tony Pusateri

1976-77 Quick Facts

  • DeSales rallied past Bishop Ready on the final day to capture the 1977 state championship, highlighted by second-year wrestler Brian Dowds' pivotal 8-6 win at 185 pounds over the Silver Knights' Joe Happ

  • DeSales placed six wrestlers in the Class AA State Tournament, led by champions Mark Zimmer (112) and Tim Palermini (132)

  • The Stallions sent seven wrestlers to the State Tournament, after placing 10 of 11 at the Class AA District Tournament, including five champions

  • DeSales qualified 11 wrestlers to the District Tournament

  • The Stallions finished as the top ranked team in the Dispatch Central Ohio High School Wrestling Poll (All Divisions)

  • DeSales captured the Top 8 Team Tournament

1977 Team Postseason Results

1977 Individual Postseason Results


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