Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cardinal wins two at Chagrin Falls

Wrestlers from Cardinal and Chagrin Falls competed in one final tune-up before Saturday’s state duals tournament begins.

The Huskies swept the night by defeating both the host Tigers, 45-30, and Willoughby South, 36-27.

“That was a great night,” Cardinal coach Jeff Zeigler said. “It was like the old days. We bumped people around to get good matchups so a lot of them wrestled over their head–upper weights–but we did really well. The team came together and it was exciting in the gym. It was a good night.”

Michael Wojtasik finished the night 2-0 with a pin and a forfeit, Austin Strever, Trevor Bachna and Andrew Tucholski each pinned their two opponents and Jerry Rose won by fall and decision. Cameron Corrao also went 2-0 with a decision and a forfeit. John Avalon recorded a pair of forfeits for the Huskies. Josh Ripley went 1-1.

“Everybody tonight had some good matchups. They were beneficial to us and we won a lot of matches. It’s a great shot in the arm for our team,” Zeigler said. “My younger guys came through winning matches. Tucholski really pulled it out for us. He was losing the whole match and ended up pinning a Chagrin kid.”

Alex Maciech, Jonathan Mares and Sam Partain all recorded pins for the Tigers and Michael Moissis added a forfeit.

Cardinal 36, Willoughby South 27

106: double forfeit; 113: Michael Wojtasik (C) pinned Teddy Griffin, 3:25; 120: Dylan (WS) pinned Slater Champlin, 0:27; 126: Austyn (WS) pinned Christian Bandsuh, 1:26; 132: Gabriel (WS) by forfeit; 138: Austin Strever (C) pinned Bobby S., 0:37; 145: Trevor Bachna (C) pinned Nicholas Manzi, 1:24; 152: Andrew Tucholski (C) pinned Nich Hollerback, 4:41; 160: Cameron Corrao (C) dec. Justin Hilgert, 7-5; 170: Jerry Rose (C) dec. Sam L., 7-1; 182: double forfeit; 195: Brian (WS) dec. Josh Ripley, 7-5; 220: double forfeit; 285: John Avalon (C) by forfeit.

Cardinal 45, Chagrin Falls 30

106: double forfeit; 113: Michael Wojtasik (C) by forfeit; 120: Alex Maciech (CF) pinned Slater Champlin, 1:52; 126: Jonathan Mares (CF) pinned Christian Bandsuh, 1:40; 132: Michael Moissis (CF) by forfeit; 138: Austin Strever (C) pinned Charlie Fredrick, 0:31; 145: Trevor Bachna (C) pinned Adam Gralnick, 0:51; 152: Sam Partain (CF) pinned Ludlow; 160: Andrew Tucholski (C) pinned Camryn Macik, 2:15; 170: Cameron Corrao (C) by forfeit; 182: Jerry Rose (C) pinned Holden Woofter, 0:34; 195: Josh Ripley (C) dec. Ben Streicher, 9-6; 220: double forfeit; 285: John Avalon (C) by forfeit.

South 54, Chagrin Falls 3

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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