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Jim McLemore’ 75 receives Lifetime Achievement Award from GCWCOA

Padua Alumni and Current Assistant Wrestling Coach Jim McLemore ’75 will be honored by the Greater Cleveland Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (GCWCOA) as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Jim has been coaching for 36 years at Padua High School and has been able coach at Padua his entire time. He has been a driving

Winter Accolades for Padua Athletic Teams

Padua Franciscan High School and its Athletic Department would like to congratulate all of the Winter Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Parents on a Tremendous Winter Season. Each of our teams held their end of season banquets and many individual honors were recognized at these banquets: Boys Basketball: All District Honorable Mention: Sophomore Daniel Peterson Freshman Akinlana Popoola Senior

Balazy and McNulty place 8th in Division II Wrestling

This past weekend at the 2019 OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament: Five Seniors, Five Friends and Five Sons of Padua Franciscan High School represented the Name and the School with great Pride.  Seniors Jimmy Balazy (120), Sam LoFaso (145), John McNulty (152), Austin Willard (160) and Matt Abraham (182) went down to Columbus to leave everything they

5 Senior Wrestlers Punch Tickets to States

On Saturday, the Padua Wrestling Team sent seven individuals into the Norwalk District for the right to see who will punch their Ticket to the OHSAA Wrestling Tournament and in the End it was 5 Friends and 5 Seniors who will be representing Padua Franciscan High School for the 19th consecutive year.  The Seniors that

Wrestlers finish 2nd @ NCL’s, have 9 Placers at Event

The Padua Wrestler Team finished 2nd Place in the 35th Annual NCL Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.  The Bruins had 9 individuals who finished in the Top 4 in their weight class, below are the Results: 113 Sophomore Shane Bianchi – Champion 120 Senior Jimmy Balazy – Champion 126 Freshman Matt Anderson – 4th Place 132

Bruin Wrestlers Suffer Defeat in State Duals

On Saturday Morning, the Padua Wrestling team competed in the 2019 OHSAA State Duals.  The Bruins received a bye in the 1st Round and were able to defeat Brookside High School 46-27 to advance to the Quarterfinals.  In the Quarterfinals, Padua faced Cylde High School and fell to them by a final dual match score

Bruin Wrestlers suffer defeat in Tri-Match

The Padua Wrestling Team suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Claymont 36-34. The Bruins were down 24-4 at one point and were able to come back in the next 6 weight classes to get the score to 34-26.  Claymont was able to get  the last two weight classes to bring the final score to 36-34.  Next

CIT Results: Balazy Claims Title and three others Place

This Past weekend, the Padua Wrestling Team competed in the 58th Annual Catholic Invitational Tournament which was held this year at Toledo St. John’s.  On the Final Day of the Tournament Padua was well represented in the Championship Brackets: CIT results 120 -Jimmy Balazy,  Champion  145 -Sam LoFaso ,     2nd 152 -John McNulty,  3rd

Padua Wrestling falls in tri-match

Padua hosted Crestwood and St. Edward (Green) wrestling teams today in a tri-match.  Padua took on Crestwood first and lost 42-36 to the Red Devils.  The Bruins had 5 pins by Sam LoFaso, John McNulty, Austin Willard, Matt Abraham, and John Cuthbert with Jerome Shaw-Mason picking up a forfeit victory.  The Bruins could not overcome