Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Orange finishes second at Audrey Genovese Memorial Tournament

With three champions and six other place winners, Orange finished second at the 2019 Audrey Genovese Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

The Lions finished with 156 points. Buckeye finished first with 214 ½. Cardinal and Chagrin Falls placed fifth and sixth, respectively, with 118 and 117 points.

“The team wrestled well overall and this is good momentum going into sectionals,” Orange coach Al Digiovanni said.

Leading the way for the Lions were champions Yury Pozdneev (120), Jared Kochis (132) and Qyce Dweik (160). Pozdneev earned the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler award.

Jason Abounader (138), Noah Klubnik (145) and Tanner Coker (285) all placed second for the Lions while Grant Bell was third at 220, Nick Linetsky finished fifth at 126 and Josh Decipeda placed fifth at 195.

Cardinal and Chagrin Falls each had one champion.

Jerry Rose won the 152-pound bracket for the Huskies while Henry Woofter claimed the 285-pound title.

Austin Strever (132) and John Avalon (220) both finished second for Cardinal. The Huskies’ other placers included Ty Zeigler (5th at 106), Ryan Shanower (3rd at 126), Trevor Bachna (5th at 138), and Chase Simak (4th at 145).

Chagrin Falls finished with eight other placers including Ronan Fritz (5th at 113), Alexander Maciech (3rd at 120), Jonathan Mares (4th at 126), Camryn Macik (4th at 132), Sam Partain (3rd at 138), Trenton Kruse (5th at 1450, Alex Partain (6th at 152), and Holden Woofter (5th at 182).

Team Scores:

1. Buckeye 214.5
2. Orange 156.0
3. Canton South 144.5
4. Newbury 129.0
5. Cardinal 118.0
6. Chagrin Falls 117.0
7. John F. Kennedy 71.0
8. Warrensville Hts. 48.0
9. Horizon Science Academy 28.0

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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