Nov. 17, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Wrestling is pleased to announce an impressive group of signees, the program declared on Thursday. The Bobcats will be welcoming Kagan Squire, Chaz Gresham and KeVon Powell to the team for the 2012-13 season.
These three wrestlers will bring significant levels of success to the program, as they’ve combined for 371 wins and 51 losses, two state championships and nine top-eight finishes at state championship competitions.
A native of Wadsworth, Ohio, Kagan Squire has posted a very impressive 134-14 record through three seasons at Wadsworth High School. Projected to wrestle at 133 or 141 pounds, Squire has finished in the top three at the state tournament in each of his three years, picking up second place as a junior and sophomore while earning third as just a freshman. He is a three-time Ironman place-winner, the 2011 Flonationals Champion, a Northeast Ohio Junior Regional Champion and a Cadet National champion.
Ranked as the No. 26 recruit in the nation by Intermat, a well-respected wrestling news source, Kagan will also bring a sharp intellect to campus next fall. The future Bobcat has posted an impressive 3.5 grade-point-average to this point in his high school career.
The second 100-bout winner in Joel Greenlee’s signing class, Chaz Gresham will join the Bobcats from Goshen, Ohio. He is ranked as the No. 42 recruit in the nation by Intermat and projects to wrestle at 184 pounds for the Green and White.
Gresham has posted a 142-14 record through three years of wrestling at Goshen High School, winning the state championship as a junior. He finished in the top eight during all of his season to this point, taking fourth place as a sophomore and eighth as a freshman. Gresham is also a two-time Super 32 place-winner.
Set to join the Bobcats from Romeoville, Illinois, KeVon Powell is ranked as the No. 25 recruit in the country by Wrestling USA. He projects to wrestle at 125 pounds for the Green and White once he completes his senior season at Montini Catholic High School.
Powell has wrestled very well on some of the biggest stages throughout his high school career, winning a state championship as a sophomore and placing in the top three during both his freshman and junior campaigns. He has posted a career record of 95-23 and is both a Junior National All-American and a NHSCA All-American.
The Bobcats will next be in action on Dec. 3 when they travel north for a dual meet at Central Michigan.