Sunday, February 5, 2023

Cuyahoga Heights places second at Columbia

With three individual champions and six other top-four finishers, Cuyahoga Heights placed second at the Columbia Invitational on Saturday.

Midview won the tournament with 204 ½ points while Heights was close behind with 171.

Antonio Chieffallo won the 126-pound bracket, Luke Torgerson claimed first at 175, and Angelo Rocco wrapped up the 190-pound title.

Chieffallo went 3-0 with three pins, Torgerson was 4-0 with two pins and a major decision, and Rocco was 3-0 with a major decision in the championship round.

Dustin Kattler placed second at 138.

Cooper Kucia (106), Francis Connors (157), Caleb Mahoney (165), and Colin Deka (285) all placed third and Zander Mooney (113) and Seth Kucia (132) were fourth.

Deka claimed the tournament’s fastest pin when he flattened his quarterfinals opponent in just eight seconds.

Beachwood placed eighth and Trinity was 10th.

Joshua Greenwood (144) and Uzonna Nzekwe (215) both won titles for the Bison while Caleb White and Eric Steckner placed fourth at 106 and 175, respectively.

Columbia Wrestling Invitational Scores

1. Midview 204.5; 2. Cuy. Heights 171.0; 3. Columbia 119.5; 4. Huron 104.0; 5. Northwestern 94.0; 6. Benedictine 92.0; 7. Fairview 82.0; 8. Beachwood 73.0; 9. Western Reserve 39.0; 10. Garfield Hts. 29.0; 11. Oberlin 12.0; 12. Trinity 10.0;

First Place

106: Cole Schulke (Columbia) pin Gage Barbeau (Midview) 1:11;
113: Braylen Williams (Huron) pin Ian Hewitt (Fairview) 1:41;
120: Trent Sigler (Northwestern) pin Logan Vandal (Midview) 1:19;
126: Antonio Chieffallo (Cuy. Heights) pin Dominic Rueting (Western Reserve) 1:51;
132: Tyler Dye (Midview) maj. dec. Josh Hickman (Columbia) md11-2;
138: Jacob Dolan (Benedictine) pin Dustin Kattler (Cuy. Heights) 3:33;
144: Joshua Greenwood (Beachwood) dec. Hunter Anderson (Midview) 11-4;
150: Nicholas Abounader (Benedictine) pin Gabe Borror (Midview) 3:13;
157: Christopher Maloney (Benedictine) pin Cole Karliak (Fairview) 2:52;
165: Garrett Szuch (Columbia) dec. Matt Adams (Northwestern) 4-2;
175: Luke Torgerson (Cuy. Heights) dec. Tony Governale*COL (X2) 9-2;
190: Angelo Rocco (Cuy. Heights) maj. dec. Ben Conley (Fairview) md16-7;
215: Uzonna Nzekwe (Beachwood) pin Dillion Bell (Midview) 1:40;
285: Austin Dye (Midview) dec. Isaac Ott (Northwestern) 5-4;

Third Place

106: Cooper Kucia (Cuy. Heights) pin Caleb White (Beachwood) 1:42;
113: Zack Short (Midview) pin Zander Mooney (Cuy. Heights) 3:24;
120: David Bender (Garfield Hts.) disq. James Zellmer (Fairview) Disq;
126: Maddox Williams (Huron) dec. Kaden Poelking (Midview) 7-5;
132: Hunter Drury (Huron) pin Seth Kucia (Cuy. Heights) 4:30;
138: Devan Vandal (Midview) dec. Chris Davis (Columbia) 10-8;
144: Dom Governale (Columbia) dec. Shareef Williams (Benedictine) 1-0;
150: Anthony Huber (Northwestern) pin Bryan Jones (Columbia) 2:56;
157: Francis Connors (Cuy. Heights) dec. Owen Bier (Midview) 7-5;
165: Caleb Mahoney (Cuy. Heights) pin Justin Boozer (Garfield Hts.) 2:46;
175: Collin Good (Northwestern) dec. Eric Steckner (Beachwood) 10-4;
190: Keegan Wooten (Huron) dec. Tyler Smith (Midview) 9-5;
215: Evan Trevino (Huron) pin Clay Caldwell (Fairview) 2:10;
285: Colin Deka (Cuy. Heights) pin Ben Bowling (Columbia) 0:18;



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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