Senior wrestler Cole Woods saw his incredible West Holmes wrestling career come to and end on March 3 in Columbus, Ohio. Woods, a four-time state qualifier for the Knights and his head coach and father Jeff Woods, was pinned by Canfield’s C.J. Frost in the first period to drop his first match and slide to the consolation bracket.
Woods then fell 6-5 to Bishop Fenwick’s Alex Kowal in the conseys. Woods ends his career one win shy of the career record for wins at West Holmes.
On day one in Columbus, West Holmes sophomore state-qualifier Thane Kaufman (106) fell in his first match by a decision of 9-3 to CVCA’s Jacob Decatur. Kaufman then rallied from his opening loss to win his first conseys match 3-2 over Eaton’s Wade Monebrake.
While Woods is done in Columbus, Kaufman will live to wrestle another day. On Friday, March 4 Kaufman will wrestle either Stuebenville’s Tim Young (jr.) or Toledo Central Catholic’s Josh Venia (sr.).