Friday, December 9, 2022

Geneva on top after first day of KIT

Geneva closed out the first day of the 55th Annual Kenston Invitational Tournament in a first-place tie with Rootstown.

The Eagles and Rovers both ended the day with 94 points while the Eagles have nine wrestlers remaining including four in Saturday’s semifinals round.

Advancing to the semifinals for Geneva were Johnny Wayslaw (132), Jesse McElroy (138), Brandon Thomas (195) and Charles Taylor (220). Dustin Sweeney (113), Brett Goff (145), Caleb Selman (152), Cole Vennis (170) and John Amato (182) each need at least one more win to earn a spot in the top eight.

Other Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers who advanced to the semifinals included Kirtland’s Will Davidson (106) and Jeff Kusar (285), Orange’s Yury Pozdneev (126), Lakeside’s Ethan Wannett (126) and Jacob Lagoa (170), Beachwood’s Elijah Durham-Harris (195) and West Geauga’s Tyler Moriarty (220) and Lou Alesnik (285).

CVC wrestlers still alive in the consolation bracket include Beachwood’s James Flowers (170), Chagrin Falls’ Leonardo DiPadova (106) and Sam Partain (152), Kirtland’s Brennon Braud (195) and Anthony Gencarelli (220), Lakeside’s Robbie Delewski (220), Orange’s Jason Abounader (138) and Tanner Coker (285) and West Geauga’s Jack Sparent (126), Mike Cavasinni (132), Justin Artino (160) and Josh Moriarty (170).

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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