MARION–Kirtland junior Will Davidson won a pair of matches on Saturday to keep alive his dream of winning a state championship.
Davidson, who improved to 29-3 on the year, opened the Division III OHSAA state championships at Harding High School with a 7-5 overtime victory over Delta’s Carson Chiesa then used a late flurry to beat Troy Christian’s Jason Shaffer in the quarterfinals round, 11-6.
With his two wins, he guaranteed a place among the top six at 120 pounds and locked up All-Ohio honors.
When wrestling resumes on Saturday, Davidson will face Eastwood senior Brandon Hahn in the semifinals. Hahn, who is 52-1, placed fourth in the state as a sophomore and also qualified as a freshman.
Kirtland’s Brennon Braud and Anthony Gencarelli will compete in Saturday evening’s second session.
Dan Cosimi contributed to this story