CCHS Wrestling History: State Champions & Place Winners

YearFirst NameLast NameWeight ClassPlacement
2015Josh Venia1061st
2015NateHagan1381st
2015JoshMossing1523rd
2015RichardJackson1603rd
2015ColinKaucher1705th
2014NateHagan1321st
2014AlexMossing1521st
2014JoshMossing1382nd
2014JoshVenia1063rd
2014J'QuanFisher2856th
2013AlexMossing1381st
2012AlexMossing1323rd
2012NateHagan1207th
2011TonyMartin1603rd
2011AlexMossing1197th
2011MattPool1038th
2010JakeHenderson2152nd
2010VincenzoCardone2852nd
2010TonyMartin1524th
2010DanCook1358th
2009DavePickerel2152nd
2009JakeHenderson1895th
2009DanCook1196th
2009VincenzoCardone2856th
2007DavePickerel2157th
2004James Schuller1122nd
2002RyanRhodes1523rd
1999JoshLenix2151st
1996BrianCamargo1353rd
1974DaveDauer1676th
1971TomEmber1753rd
1971MickRzymek1384th
1966PeteDiPaolo1382nd
1965TomDuck1122nd
1965DaveKeller1033rd
1965PeteDiPaolo1384th
1964JoeScalzo Jr.1384th
1963DaveReinbolt1453rd
1962RickWagner1202nd
1962DaveReinbolt1384th
1959PatReiley1453rd
1958PatReiley1454th
  • 1956-1957 inaugural year of wrestling at Toledo Central Catholic HS
  • For more Ohio history see OHSAA past results 1999 to present
  • For results from Ohio wrestling history from 1938-1997 see “Ohio’s Best In Amateur Wrestling” by Mark Osgood

State Team Dual & Individual Meet Finishes

YearTeam Finish (Individual States)Team Finish (Team Dual States)
20152ndRunner-Up
20143rdFinal Four
201319thFinal Four
201215th
201115th
20104th
20094th
2007
2004
2002
1999
19716th
19653rd

Coach – Antonio Guerra

WR_StatesD3_82_CoachGuerra_Team_runnerUpAntonio Guerra, Central Catholic’s head wrestling coach 2011-2015, is a two-time NCAA Division II national champion at the University of Findlay. He was a four-time All American and was named Findlay’s male athlete of the year, twice. Before becoming Central Catholic’s head coach, Coach Guerra served as Doc Leffler’s assistant during the 2010-2011 season and spent three years as a graduate assistant at Findlay under his former coach, Shawn Nelson. Coach Guerra earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of Findlay.

 

Coach Emeritus – Mitch Naufel

Coach_NaufelCoach Naufel spent 3 decades coaching wrestling for Toledo Central Catholic High School. Coach Naufel was inducted into the Sandusky St. Mary’s Central Catholic Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005. Coach Naufel ‘77 was an All-Ohio linebacker for the Panthers in his senior year and also qualified for the state wrestling championship where he finished third in just his second year of competition. He earned four varsity letters in football and wrestling at Defiance College where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2003. Coach Naufel is also a member of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Wrestling Hall of Fame.

 

 


Coach Emeritus – Doc Leffler

Coach_LefflerCoach Leffler started the wrestling program at Toledo St. Francis de Sales High School in 1956 and continued as head coach for 15 years. During that time, Coach Leffler put together Ohio’s longest high school dual meet win streak of 120 consecutive wins. In 1966-67, Coach Leffler was the president of the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association. During his tenure his high school team won two State Championships in 1964 and 1970. In 1971 Coach Leffler was the first coach named as the Ohio High School Coach of the Year. Doc is a member of the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is a member of the University of Toledo’s Athletic Hall of Fame as a wrestler. In 1971 Doc campaigned the US Junior World Wrestling Team to Japan. In 1972 Doc coached the US Junior World Team in the Greater European Games in Trieste, Italy. Doc has coached 11 individual Ohio High School State champions. Doc has a proven record of campaigning individuals and building champions.


Daniel A. Piloseno, 1914 – 2003
Central Catholic coach lifted wrestling program

Daniel A. Piloseno, a former coach and teacher at Central Catholic High School who helped build the wrestling program there into a state contender, died Tuesday in University Community Hospital, Tampa.  He was 88.


He died from complications of pneumonia, stroke, and diabetes, his son, Daniel, Jr., said.  Formerly of Sylvania Township and Worthington, Ohio, Mr. Piloseno lived most recently in Tampa and suburban New York City.

He was an assistant football coach and government teacher at Central Catholic in the late 1950s when he was assigned as head coach of a moribund wrestling program.

“He was an amazing character,” said Dick Torio, founder of Torio’s Health Club, who has wrestled, coached, and officiated the sport.  Mr. Torio helped Mr. Piloseno the first few weeks.

“He did a marvelous job.  He built the team up so that when they wrestled Rogers and St. Francis and Whitmer [high schools], you couldn’t get in,” Mr. Torio said.  “the competition was fierce.”

Mr. Piloseno was inducted into several statewide athletic halls of fame, including the coaches and wrestling halls of fame and, in 1996, into the Central Catholic Hall of Fame.

“He wasn’t only important to the program at Central Catholic, he was important to wrestling in the Toledo area,” said Mitch Naufel, wrestling coach at the school the last 16 years.  Central Catholic last month held its sixth annual Dan Piloseno Wrestling Invitational.

Mr. Piloseno was an all Atlantic Coast Conference offensive lineman at North Carolina State University and coached football at the high school and college level.

“It’s ironic that [wrestling was] what they inducted him into the athletic hall of fame for, because football had been his life” until the Central Catholic wrestling program, said his son, an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration.

Mr. Piloseno grew up in Bellaire, Ohio, and was an Army veteran of World War II serving stateside.  He had nearly completed his doctorate in education at the University of Toledo in the mid-1960s when he became supervisor of public high schools in Franklin County.  He retired in 1983.