Orange wrestling team went 4-1 and finished in second place at the Maple Heights dual tournament on Saturday.
The Lions defeated Warrensville Heights, 47-24, Maple Heights B, 27-24, John Adams, 27-24, and Akron Buchtel, 30-7, before falling to the host Mustangs in the championship match, 63-15.
Yury Pozdneev finished the day 5-0 overall with four pins and Nick Linetsky, Qyce Dweik and Tanner Coker all were 4-1. Linetsky and Coker both pinned three of their opponents and Dweik avenged an earlier season loss to his Maple Heights opponent.
Coker’s third-period pin lifted the Lions to the win over John Adams.
Jason Abounder twice bumped up a weight class and still finished the day 3-2.
“Nick Linetsky is really getting better. I think he deserves a mention,” Orange coach Albert DiGiovanni said. “Overall, it was a great day for the team.”