Conversation here is more directed towards Ohio wrestlers I presume.
I'd say those two NCAA champs in Dolph & St. John as well.
Two other points that merit consideration in the discussion:
*who "blocked" them from winning (i.e. St. John & Dolph competed in AAA in the 80's, which meant a very tough field was likely to be in their weight class)
*did they just develop into stardom at a point later than high school (i.e. Dennis from Illinois, who was lightly recruited coming out of high school and went to Iowa for next to nothing on the scholarship side of things)
Dave Bolyard is another one who has to be up there based on high placements in high school, national production while in high school (Fargo, etc), and then an AA in college.
Dolph and St. John are the big two answers. Both were in the same weight class that was won by Monty Dagley. The great Mike Carpenter in that weight as well. Charlie Jones (Sandusky) is another NCAA champ (and third) for Purdue that never won a state title.
Markus Scheidel with two tough losses to Collica yet a Fargo national champ , 3 time NCAA qualifier and soon to be Ivy League graduate. Hopefully Markus will afdd all- American to his credentials next year. Likely high on Columbia all times wins list and a presumptive team captain next year as a senior.
I could be wrong but I believe Steve Sletvold from Fitch won a HS National Championship but not a state title in the late 90's.... Great Wrestler.. I remember his match against (I believe) Bo James from Akron Springfield in the Perry District... One of the best matches I ever saw