John Kelbly
John Kelbly
Weight: 197
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Smithville, Ohio
High School: Smithville
Position: 197

Started every dual and competed in EWL Tournament at 197 pounds … Won 10 matches on the season … Won the EMU Open (Freshman/Sophomore Division), beating an opponent from Michigan in the championship bout by major decision … Had previously defeated two other athletes by fall earlier in the event … Won his first two dual matches over Northern Illinois and Indiana, via fall and major decision, in a quad dual … His first collegiate win came in his first event—the Clarion Open—against a Big XII opponent … Defeated a Big Ten opponent in Cleveland State Open in sudden victory … Won his first EWL dual at Bloomsburg.

Placed at the 2017 Ohio state tournament at 195 pounds to finish his season with a 37-5 record … Helped the Smithies to a team sectional title in 2017 … Went 55-4 in his junior season, setting the single-season school record for wins, while placing at 195 pounds in state tournament … Also set school record with 41 pins in his junior season … Named a National High School Coaches Association Junior All-American after finishing third in 2016 … Racked up 42 wins in his sophomore season and placed at 182 pounds in state tournament … Was President of the National Honor Society.