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OFF-SEASON WRESTLING

  

   Many CVCA Wrestlers choose to continue to improve their wrestling skills before and after the wrestling season.  CVCA has proven to have some of the hardest working and committed wrestlers in the state of Ohio and the entire country.  The dedication and committment of the wrestlers at CVCA have shown to pay dividends every year in late February and early March when the words "C.V. CHRISTIAN" are on the leader board at the State Tournament.  

     Wrestlers from CVCA can be seen at wrestling camps all over the country during the off-season.  Every year there are CVCA wrestlers at the toughest and most intense wrestling camps in the nation.  Some of the camps that are frequented by our wrestlers are the Navy Seal Wrestling Camp, Ohio State Wrestling Camp, Michigan State High Intensity Wrestling Camp, Penn State Wrestling Camp, Messiah College Wrestling Camp, Jeff Jordan's State Champ Camp, and Campbellsville Tiger Camp, just to name a few.

     Also, many wrestlers choose to participate in different National Team Events all over the country to improve their skills during the off-season.  Wrestling national competition at the highest level is a great experience for our wrestlers and prepares them for the upcoming wrestling season.  CVCA Wrestlers often compete in individual national competitions as well as national duals team events.  Some of these events include FILA Cadet Nationals, ASICS/Vaughn Cadet/Junior Nationals, NHSCA Grade Level Nationals, AAU Junior Olympics, Brute Scholastic Showcase, NHSCA East Coast Naitonal Duals, AAU Disney Duals, and USA Wrestling National Middle School Duals just to name a few.  In 2009 a team of mostly CVCA wrestlers placed 2nd in the Community Division of the AAU Disney Duals.

National Champion

Harry Lester

   

     CVCA Wrestlers often continue in the sports of Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling throughout the year; many of which have had great success.  As a CVCA Wrestler Harry Lester was a six time All-American at the National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota earning a Cadet Greco-Roman National Championship in 1999 and a Junior Greco-Roman National Championship in 2000. Harry also competed in Poland and brought a Freestyle Cadet World Championship back to CVCA in 1999.  Harry continued on to be an United States Olympian, Two time World Bronze Medalist, and Eight time Greco World team member.  Four time Ohio State Champion and NCAA National Champion Nathan Tomasello won three consecutive Junior National Freestyle Championships in Fargo from 2011-2013.  Nathan was also a FILA Cadet National Champion in 2010.  Two time CVCA State Champion John Weakley had a great deal of success as a Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestler and was a Junior Greco-Roman National Runner-Up and Freestyle All-American in 2006.  Current CVCA wrestler Jordan Decatur won a Cadet Freestyle National Championship and was also a FILA Cadet All-American in 2015.

Jordan Decatur - Cadet Freestyle National Champion

Nathan Tomasello - 3x Junior Freestyle National Champion

 

     Many other wrestlers have had a history of great success competing in the sports of Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling.  Jared Kusar became a Freestyle All-American finishing 7th in 2008.  2007 CVCA Graduate Thomas Windom was a Cadet Greco-Roman All-American finishing 7th in 2005.  Another CVCA Graduate, John Sinchok excelled in the sports of Freestyle and Greco and became a University Greco-Roman All-American in 2008. Matt Meadows became a University Greco-Roman All-American in 2013, and his brother Pete Meadows also became a University Greco-Roman All-American in 2015.  Chris Smolk (Cadet All-American in 1998), Andy Vogel, and Jarrad Turner (University All-American in 2005) are some of the former CVCA wrestlers who have competed at the highest levels of the sport.

   
CVCA WRESTLERS GRECO/FREESTYLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
ASICS/Vaughn Cadet Nationals Fargo N.D.
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
121 lbs.
1999
Greco
Jordan Decatur
1st
106 lbs.
2015
Freestyle
Jordan Decatur
1st
120 lbs
2016
Freestyle
Harry Lester
2nd
121 lbs.
1999
Freestyle
Harry Lester
3rd
112 lbs.
1998
Greco
John Weakley
3rd
171 lbs.
2004
Greco
Nathan Tomasello
3rd
91 lbs.
2009
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
3rd
98 lbs.
2010
Freestyle
Harry Lester
5th
112 lbs.
1998
Freestyle
Thomas Windom
7th
140 lbs.
2005
Greco
Chris Smolk
8th
167 lbs.
1998
Freestyle

  

ASICS/Vaughn Junior Nationals Fargo N.D.
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
132 lbs.
2000
Greco
Nathan Tomasello
1st
113 lbs.
2011
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
1st
120 lbs.
2012
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
1st
120 lbs.
2013
Freestyle
Harry Lester
2nd
132 lbs.
2001
Greco
John Weakley
2nd
189 lbs.
2006
Greco
John Weakley
7th
189 lbs.
2006
Freestyle
Jared Kusar
7th
152 lbs.
2008
Freestyle

  

FILA Cadet National Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
54 kg
1999
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
1st
46 kg
2010
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
2nd
42 kg
2009
Freestyle
Jordan Decatur
2nd
54 kg
2016
Freestyle
Matthew Cardello
3rd
50 kg
2016
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
4th
50 kg
2011
Freestyle
Jordan Decatur
4th
50 kg
2015
Freestyle

  

FILA Junior National Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2003
Greco
Nathan Tomasello
1st
55 kg
2014
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
2nd
55 kg
2013
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
4th
50 kg
2011
Freestyle
Nathan Tomasello
5th
55 kg
2012
Freestyle
Matt Meadows
7th
96 kg
2013
Greco
Matt Meadows
7th
96 kg
2014
Greco

  

University National Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2003
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2004
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2005
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
70 kg
2007
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
74 kg
2007
Freestyle
Matt Meadows
5th
96 kg
2013
Greco
John Sinchok
6th
79 kg
2008
Greco
Jarrad Turner
7th
66kg
2005
Freestyle
Pete Meadows
8th
130 kg
2015
Greco

  

Cadet World Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
54 kg
1999
Freestyle

  

Junior World Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
5th
66 kg
2003
Greco

  

University World Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
3rd
66 kg
2005
Greco
Harry Lester
5th
66 kg
2003
Greco
Harry Lester
5th
66 kg
2004
Greco

  

Senior U.S. National Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2005
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
74 kg
2009
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2011
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
71 kg
2014
Greco
Harry Lester
3rd
66 kg
2004
Greco
Harry Lester
5th
66 kg
2003
Greco

  

U.S. World Team Trials
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2005
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2006
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2007
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
74 kg
2009
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2011
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2013
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
71 kg
2014
Greco
Harry Lester
1st
71 kg
2015
Greco
Harry Lester
7th
66 kg
2003
Greco

  

U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
1st
66 kg
2012
Greco
Harry Lester
3rd
66 kg
2008
Greco
Harry Lester
6th
66 kg
2004
Greco
Nathan Tomasello
DNP
57 kg
2016
Freestyle

   

World Championships
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
3rd
66 kg
2006
Greco
Harry Lester
3rd
66 kg
2007
Greco
Harry Lester
5th
66 kg
2011
Greco

   

Olympics
Name
Place
Weight
Year
Style
Harry Lester
8th
66 kg
2012
Greco