Led by Zane Drebus, who finished third at 152 pounds, Cardinal placed three wrestlers at the 2018 Audrey Genovese Memorial Tournament at Orange High School on Saturday.
Ryan Shanower and Jerry Rose both finished fourth for the Huskies.
“We wrestled pretty good team-wise,” said Cardinal coach Jeff Zeigler. “Unfortunately, we didn’t get the number of placers we’d like to have but a lot of guys were in position to place.”
Drebus dropped his 152-pound quarterfinals bout to Solon’s Danny Morlani, who finished second, then won three straight matches to finish third.
He recorded back-to-back pins in the consolation bracket and beat Chagrin Falls’ Enrique Mares, the second seed, in the third place match, 5-4.
“He probably had the best day of them all,” Zeigler said. “We always look at when they lose early in the tournament who they lost to and Zane is losing to quality kids. He’s had a great couple of weeks. We had a practice day this week, we named it Zane Day in honor of what he’s done.”
Shanower recorded three pins in finishing fourth at 120. He lost in the semifinals to the eventual champ.
“He’s really coming around,” Zeigler said. “He’s very powerful when he can stay focused and he comes up with some nice victories. He beats good kids. We’re just trying to get him on an even keel where he’s more consistent.”
Rose finished 2-2 at 145 with both losses to Newbury’s Mike Weston, a wrestler he beat at the 87 Rumble last month.
Weston won the quarterfinals matchup, 4-2, then beat Rose again in the third place match, 3-0.
“He wrestled him better in the second match but he’s not near where we need him to be yet,” Zeigler said. “Weston is a returning district qualifier and a senior and Jerry is toe-to-toe with him. Hopefully, we’ll get him when it counts at sectionals or districts or both. It’s nice to see he’s able to compete at that level as a freshman.”
Tim Baril was on his way to earning a place at 285 before a semifinals injury ended his tournament run.
Trevor Bachna finished 2-2 at 126, Paul Byler (132) and Gene Henry (138) both finished 1-2 and Devan Callison also competed for the Huskies at 195.
Cardinal returns to action on Saturday when the Huskies travel to Beachwood for the Division III sectional tournament.
Audrey Genovese Memorial Tournament – Orange
Orange High School, Pepper Pike, OH
February 17, 2018
1. Solon 132.5
2. Newbury 122.0
3. Buckeye 119.5
4. Maple Hts. 90.5
5. Canton South 90.0
6. Bedford 80.0
7. Orange 73.0
8. Chagrin Falls 57.5
9. Cardinal 53.0
10. Warrensville Heights 35.0
11. Col. Academy 29.0
12. John F. Kennedy 21.0
13. Horizon Science Acad 13.5
106 Kolin Howard (Maple Hts.) tech. fall Joey Bond (Newbury) tf22-3
113 Anthony Ashley (Buckeye) maj. dec. Nick Began (Orange) md12-4
120 Jake Canitano (Solon) tech. fall Yury Pozdneev (Orange) tf20-5
126 Dwayne Eggleton (Maple Hts.) maj. dec. Jared Kochis (Orange) md8-0
132 Jake Bartinelli (Buckeye) tech. fall William Speight (Bedford) tf16-0
138 Nathan Leko (Solon) dec. Justin Rayner (Chagrin Falls) 2-1
145 Mike Clark (Buckeye) pin Cortez Bradley (Warrensville Heights) 3:40
152 Hunter Mora (Buckeye) dec. Danny Morlani (Solon) 6-5
160 John Chambers (Newbury) pin Qyce Dweik (Orange) 3:58
170 Dalton Frey (Canton South) dec. Mike McKale (Newbury) 10-4
182 Alex Piczer (Newbury) pin Grant Hillmann (Col. Academy) 1:19
195 Diara Spencer (Bedford) pin Jaxon Frey (Canton South) 5:26
220 Da`Veon Parker (Solon) dec. Chris Merritt (X2) 8-7
285 Tyjuan Hill (Bedford) pin Gregory Williams (John F. Kennedy) 5:53
106 Gavin Isaac (Solon) pin Katie Vogt-Sheilds (Buckeye) 0:26
113 Hunter Miller (Canton South) dec. Kylan Maloney (Bedford) 6-2
120 Justin Bencie (Maple Hts.) tech. fall Ryan Shanower (Cardinal) tf17-2
126 Trenton Kruse (Chagrin Falls) dec. Dominic Calabrese (Buckeye) 4-2
132 Max Ludin (Solon) maj. dec. Thomas Bond (Newbury) md9-1
138 Jabril Muhammad (Canton South) dec. Christopher Williams (Maple Hts.) 6-1
145 Mike Weston (Newbury) dec. Jerry Rose (Cardinal) 3-0
152 Zane Drebus (Cardinal) dec. Enrique Mares (Chagrin Falls) 5-4
160 Tyler Williams (Canton South) pin Robert Uter (Horizon Science Acad) 1:40
170 Marquis Churn (Solon) dec. Angus Soderburg (Col. Academy) 12-7
182 Owen McClintock (Chagrin Falls) pin Aaron Walker (Warrensville Heights) 1:36
195 Mitch Sanders (Newbury) def. William Bailey (Warrensville Heights) Default
220 Richard Gibson*MHT (X1) dec. Charles Medley (Maple Hts.) 1-0
285 Yusef Russell (Solon) pin Andre Phillips*MHT (X1) 0:27