Independence and Lutheran West on Wednesday used a creative way to promote the sport of wrestling by competing in an In-School Dual.
The host Blue Devils won the match wrestled in front of the Independence student body during school hours, 66-15.
“It was an awesome environment,” Independence coach Ken DeAngelis said. “The band and cheerleaders got the crowd pumped up and the study body was loud and supportive.”
Sammy Sidor (106), Collin Patton (120), Liam Walker (138), Jimmy Senick (152), Ben Vitron (170), Brian Vollman (182), Luke Clymer (195), Braden Sears (220) and David Dorko (285) all recorded pins for the Blue Devils.
“We’ve been focusing on controlling the things we can control heading into the last third of the season,” DeAngelis said. “We can control our attitude, effort, and aggressiveness. All of the guys who wrestled tonight did a great job with all three of these. Now we need to carry that momentum into the (Chagrin Valley Conference) tournament this weekend.”
Lutheran West’s Anthony Vangelos won by decision at 132 while Khalid Morales and Donovan Palmer recorded a pin at 145 and 160, respectively.
Independence 66, Lutheran West 15
106 Sammy Sidor (I) fall Carlos Padro (LW) 2:04
113 Vinnie Kubicki (I) ff
120 Collin Patton (I) fall Joey Finnegan (LW) 1:21
126 Jack Valenti (I) ff
132 Anthony Vangelos (LW) dec Luke Pascarella (I) 7-1
138 Liam Walker (I) fall Isaiah Alarcon (LW)
145 Khalid Morales (LW) fall Anthony Presot (I) 1:15
152 Jimmy Senick (I) fall Aaron Aviles (LW) 0:55
160 Donovan Palmer (LW) fall Nathan Coudriet (I) 3:05
170 Ben Vitron (I) fall Grady Walker (LW) 1:40
182 Brian Vollman (I) fall Sebastian Pacheco (LW) 1:41
195 Luke Clymer (I) fall Jake Colbert (LW)0:50
220 Braden Sears (I) fall Xavier Wyatt (LW) 0:19
285 David Dorko (I) fall Carter Sanborn (LW) 0:26