Monday, September 26, 2022

19 CVC wrestlers vie for Perry Pin City titles

Day 1 of the Perry Pin City Tournament is in the books and 19 wrestlers from the Chagrin Valley Conference are vying for individual championships.

Kirtland advanced four wrestlers to the championship bracket while host Perry sent eight and West Geauga qualified seven.

Kirtland’s Jeff Kusar (285) and Perry’s Kyle Rowan (106) both finished pool wrestling with 3-0 records while Perry’s Calvin Rowan (113), Colin Koenig (126) and West Geauga’s Gino Fornaro (182) all ended Friday’s wrestling with 2-0 marks to earn bids into Saturday’s championship bracket.

Kusar pinned all three of his opponents in just 5:59. He needed just 11 seconds to flatten his first-round opponent.

Kyle Rowan pinned two opponents and drew a forfeit from teammate Zach Bellisimo in the third round. Calvin Rowan won by technical fall and pin and Koenig pinned his two opponents. Fornaro also stuck both of his first two opponents.

Also qualifying for Saturday’s championship round are Kirtland’s Will Davidson (106), Konnor Duncan (126) and Kory Dages (195), Perry’s Bellissimo (106), Ryan Berdysz (106), Kyle Cosiano (182), Tommy Jackson (220) and Deni Espinoza (220), and West Geauga’s Jack Sparent (126), Michael Cavasinni (132), Solomon Troychansky (138), Josh Moriarty (160), Nathan Meyers (170) and Lou Alesnik (285).


1. Cathedral Prep 277.5
2. West Branch 188.5
3. Mentor 175.0
4. Madison 174.0
5. North Olmsted 118.5
6. North Ridgeville 113.5
7. Amherst Steele 111.5
8. Perry 109.5
9. West Geauga 104.5
10. Grand Valley 99.0
11. Lutheran West 91.5
12. Edgewood 90.5
13. NDCL85.5
14. Jefferson 84.0
15. Kirtland 71.5
16. St. John 60.0

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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