Friday, September 22, 2023

Five CVC wrestlers win titles at Pin City Tournament

Five Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers won individual titles at the 2022 Perry Pin City Tournament on Saturday.

The host Pirates finished in second place by just one-half point. Mentor finished first with 374 ½ points while the Pirates were second with 374.

Individual champions included Edgewood’s Troy Peterson, Kirtland’s Will Davidson, Anthony Gencarelli, and Brennon Braud, and Perry’s Calvin Rowan.

Peterson finished 4-0 with three pins in winning the 285-pound weight class. Two of Peterson’s pins took 30 seconds or less and he scored a 13-1 major decision in the championship bout.

Davidson went 3-0 in pool wrestling with three pins and then he scored two decisions to win the 132-pound weight class. He beat Perry’s Brock Christian in the championship bout, 8-1.

Gencarelli won the 175-pound bracket with three pins and a pair of decisions. Braud was 5-0 with two pins and two technical falls in winning at 190.

Rowan was 4-0 with two pins on his way to winning at 144.

Perry had 11 other wrestlers finish among the top six.

Second-place finishers included Dominic Ciolli (113), Zach Bellissimo (120), and Christian (132). Lucas Spring (113), Chris Bezzeg (120), Domenick LaMacchia (150), Ryan Brubaker (157), and Ethan Hicks (165) all placed fourth. Gavin Nickerson (190) and Riley Rowan (106) placed sixth.

Edgewood’s Kyle Biller (144) and Zeke Lucas (175) both placed third while Kurt Corrigan (157) and Seth Enos (165) finished sixth.

Kirtland’s Gaetano Savelli finished fifth at 144.

Team Scores

1. Mentor 374.5
2. Perry 374.0
3. North Royalton 363.0
4. Cathedral Prep 341.5
5. Madison 304.5
6. Westlake 263.0
7. Kirtland 260.5
8. North Olmsted 247.5
9. Edgewood 246.0
10. Sandusky Perkins 240.5
11. West Branch 238.5
12. Jefferson Area 230.5
13. Sharpsville 219.0
14. Tallmadge 199.5
15. Highland 179.0
16. St. John 101.5
17. Chalker 35.5

Three Hawks place at North

Hawken landed three wrestlers on the podium at Eastlake North’s Matteucci Tournament on Saturday.

Patrick Reineke (126), Jacob Hlifka (150), and Will Greenberg (285) all finished second.


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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