Graham’s Mitch Moore gets the win over Badin’s Kane Schmidt during their match in the 132-pound weight class at the Division II district wrestling tournament March 3 at Wilmington. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

State Wrestling Tournament: 6 things to watch

After 119 days of practice, it all comes down to three days.

The 80th state tournament begins Thursday with the preliminary rounds in Division I, II and III. Wrestling begins at 3 p.m. in D-III, followed by D-II at 4:10 p.m. and D-I at 5:40 p.m.

RELATED: View state tournament brackets, pairings

Here are six things to watch:

Will Graham dominance continue?: Graham advanced 11 to the state tournament as it looks to win a 17th consecutive state championship in Division II.

Mitch Moore (132) and Rocky Jordan (152) both look to defend titles for the Falcons.

Jordan and teammate Jordan Crace (120) are chasing perfect seasons. Both are 26-0.

Battle for D-III: Mechanicsburg may not have claimed the state duals title, but gets another shot at the small school title this weekend at the individual tournament.

Mechanicsburg advanced seven to the state tournament and look to be in the middle of another tight team race.

The Indians had five district champs — Tyler Wetzel (126), Alex Rhine (132), Tanner Smith (145), Colt Yinger (152) and Kaleb Romero (170).

Massillon Tuslaw leads all qualifiers with eight, Galion Northmor and Oak Harbor both advanced seven while Milbury Lake, Rootstown and state duals champ Milan Edison each qualified six.

Mechanicsburg came from perhaps the toughest sectional in the state in Division III.

Half of the 56 state qualifiers out of Troy came out of the Lehman sectionals.

Going for four: Just two wrestlers are going for their fourth state title this year.

Mechanicsburg’s Kaleb Romero, an Ohio State signee, takes a 48-0 mark into the state tournament at 170. Romero is 198-3 during his career.

RELATED: Romero out to make history at state

Kyle Lawson is also aiming for his fourth title at Powell Olentangy Liberty at 160. Lawson won his first two titles at Graham before transferring.

All-area finals? There is a better than good opportunity that three weight classes will come down to the same battles as the district tournament to determine the champ.

In D-III, Miami East’s Graham Shore dropped his first match of the year to two-time state champ Tommy Hoskins of Legacy Christian at 120.

National Trail’s Ben Sullivan and Carlisle’s Reece Human figure to battle on the raised mats in the D-III finals at 220 while Kavan Sarver of Graham and Valley View’s Stone Day could face each other in the 195 finals in D-II.

If Sarver and Day meet, it will be the fifth meeting of the year. Day has won the last two meetings by a point.

Perfect season?: Dixie senior Cameron Coffman takes a 45-0 mark into a wide-open 285 bracket in D-III. Magnolia Sandy Valley’s Francesco Borsellino (sixth last year) is the lone returning placer.

Sams leads D-1 contingent: Fairfield senior Andrew Sams won a district championship last week and is looking to become a three-time placer. He finished fifth at 152 last year and eighth at 126 in 2014.

Other area district champs in D-I are Fairmont’s Nevan Snodgrass (145), Springfield’s Joe Cochran (195) and Lakota East’s Jon Spaulding (285).

X