Adrian Tramutola (’93)-Wrestling
As a sophomore, wrestling at 106 pounds, Adrian finished with a 20-5 won-loss record. He was a district and regional runner-up and he was named second team All-Dade. The next season, Adrian finished 28-3-1 and made it all the way to the state final before losing in the championship match. Again, he was named second team All-dade.
But his senior year was the crowning achievement and – as I said earlier – the single greatest season in Columbus history. In 1993, Adrian – who had moved up to the 112 pound division — won both the district and regional championship and was undefeated going into the championship match at the state tournament. His opponent that day – Carl Silberg of Leonard High School – was also undefeated. ….. Both wrestlers were 28-0. ….. In the final, Adrian won on points, 2-1 – scoring the winning point on an escape with 20 seconds left in the match.
That victory made him only the second state champion in school history and completed the only undefeated season in the school’s history. He was named first team All-Dade and First Team All-State …. He completed his three-year Columbus career with 77 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw. He went on to wrestle at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where he was a two-time Southern Conference champion. He also qualified for the NCAA tournament twice ….. In 1996 he was invited to the US Olympic team trials where he finished fifth.