Monday, January 30, 2023

Four from CVC win Pin City titles

Four Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers closed out the 2020 Perry Pin City Invitational Tournament on Saturday atop the podium.

Perry’s Brock Christian, Kyle Rowan and Colin Koenig and Kirtland’s Brayden Adkins all won individual titles at the event.

Christian won the 113-pound bracket with a 5-0 record. He finished pool wrestling with two pins then claimed a 3-0 decision over North Ridgeville’s Zachary Orseno in the semifinals and a 7-6 victory over Mentor’s Dominic Ricco in the championship bout.

Rowan was 5-0 with five pins at 120 pounds. He pinned three of his opponents in 47 seconds or less. Koenig finished 4-0 with three pins in winning the 138-pound title.

Adkins won the 170-pound weight class with a 5-0 record. He recorded three pins in the tournament.

Other CVC wrestlers to place included Edgewood’s Joey Jafarace (4th, 106), Kyle Biller (3rd, 120), Jared Biller (4th, 126), Kurt Corrigan (2nd, 132), Matthew Annick (2nd, 138), Adam Talso (4th, 160), Jason Bisbey (4th, 182) and Troy Peterson (3rd, 195); Grand Valley’s Chase Cottrell (2nd, 220); Kirtland’s Louka Babic (3rd, 152), Brennon Braud (5th, 182) and Jeff Kusar (2nd, 285); Lutheran West’s Lachlan Thomas (4th, 132), Khalid Morales (5th, 145), Frank Gardner (5th, 152), Donovan Palmer (2nd, 160) and Jake Colbert (4th, 195); Perry’s Zach Bellissimo (5th, 106), Dominic Ciolli (6th, 106), Calvin Rowan (5th, 126), Ethan Hicks (2nd, 152) and Tommy Jackson (4th, 220); and West Geauga’s Jack Sparent (3rd, 126), Michael Cavasinni (6th, 132), Josh Moriarty (5th, 170), Tyler Moriarty (5th, 220) and Lou Alesnik (5th, 285).

Perry finished third overall with 332 points. Erie Cathedral Prep won the team title with 520 ½ points and Mentor was second with 332 1/5.

Edgewood placed fourth as a team with 321 points and West Geauga and Kirtland finished among the top 10 with 266 ½ and 254 ½ points, respectively.

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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