Jacob Worthington was a teammate of Evan Cheek this year at Milan Edison High School, which as a team finished third in the state in Division 3 as well as making the semifinals of the state dual championships. Worthington was a three time state qualifier and placed all three years at the state, impressive for an upperweight. His first two years at state he wrestled for Keystone Lagrange High School, placing 5th and 6th in Division 3 at 182 pounds. He capped off his career with another 5th place finish at 195 for Edison High School.
Ryan Montgomery is the younger brother of current Viking 149 pound starter Nick Montgomery. This season Montgomery was a captain for Madison High School and was a Mentor district placer at 145. As a junior, he placed eighth in the state in Division 1. He will look to bolster the middleweights at CSU.
Terrell Grant will come to CSU from Tallmadge High School and likely be a 125 pounder. Grant had an excellent senior season starting off as the 7th place finisher at 106 in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman tournament, the toughest high school tournament in the country. At state he wrestled 113 and also took home a 7th place from Columbus in Division 2. He was also a state qualifier as a junior at 106 falling one match shy of placement.
Cheek, Vaughn, and Turnmire also finished their high school careers strongly after signing with CSU in November. Evan Cheek was instrumental in Edison finishing third in the state with a dominant individual state championship performance. Cheek was crowned champion at 126 in Division 3 winning by technical fall in his first two bouts, a major decision in the semifinals, and a decisive 5-1 victory in the state finals The state championship caps his two state placements as a sophomore and junior as well as two national Cadet freestyle awards and a 7th at the Super 32. John Vaughn likewise led his team to state success as Boiling Springs won the AA state championship in talent rich Pennsylvania. Vaughn got on the podium this time at the state tournament after two previous trips to states by finishing as the Pennsylvania runner-up at 160 pounds. Grant Turnmire made it four trips to state in four tries in Michigan and finished his career with a fourth place at 135. Turnmire was the state champion the year before and 7th as a sophomore.
These six will enter a CSU team that finished 2nd in EWL duals and 4th in the EWL tournament. They will look to help take CSU to top of the EWL in addition to All American level success at the Division 1 NCAA tournament.