Mason's Chris Donathan Captures OHSAA 145 Weight Class State Title

03/12/2019

Mason Comet Christopher Donathan - State Champion

Chris Donathan achieved the "ultimate of ultimate" goals as a high school wrestling athlete on Saturday in Columbus. Donathan won the 145 lb weight class and joined an elite list of Comet wrestlers who have won state titles. That list includes his brother Zach, who won a state title, just two years ago. 

Donathan's finals match was electric and he won it in the last seconds over a returning 2x State Champion from St. Edwards High School. Chris started the match by knocking himself and his opponent, Bryce Andonian, out of the ring, off the mat and nearly off the raised platform they were wrestling on. The initial grapple set the tone for a free-wheeling, back-and-forth match that was decided when Donathan got Andonian to turn over late in the third period to pull out a come-from-behind 6-5 win. The win had a revenge factor for Chris, as he had lost to Adonian earlier in the season.


MASON STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONS

State Champion - Zachary Marshall (275 lbs, 2005)
State Champion - Josh Kline (285 lbs, 2008)
State Champion - Robert Shepherd (135 lbs, 2009)
State Champion - Zach Donathan (132 lbs, 2017)
State Champions - Chris Donathan (145 lbs. 2019)

CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE SEASON

AND COMET WRESTLING CAREER!

(Article content and photo compliments of Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen)