Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Perry places fourth at North Coast Classic

INDEPENDENCE—Perry won two individual championships and placed six other wrestlers in finishing fourth at the 2021 North Coast Classic over the weekend.

The Pirates finished with 369 points. Nordonia won the tournament with 433. Solon was second and North Royalton finished third with 409 and 378 points, respectively.

Dominic Ciolli won the 113-pound title and Brock Christian claimed the 132-pound championship. Riley Rowan (106), Zach Bellisimo (120), Domenick LaMacchia (150), and Ethan Hicks (165) all finished as the runner-up in their respective weight classes. Lucas Spring placed fourth at 113 and Ryan Brubaker was sixth at 157.

Ciolli finished pool wrestling with a 4-0 record and four pins. He then beat Westlake’s Chase Morgan in the championship semifinals, 16-3, and closed out the tournament with a 6-5 win over Aurora’s Luke Green in the championship bout.

Christian was 6-1 with four pins in pool wrestling. He secured an 8-1 decision in the semifinals and won the tournament with a 7-6 victory over Westlake’s Khaled Askar in the championship round.

Berkshire’s Josh Brown also won a tournament championship.

Brown won the 150-pound bracket with a 5-0 mark with four pins in pool wrestling. He then used a major decision to advance to the championship match where he pinned Perry’s LaMacchia in three minutes, 35 seconds.

Other Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers to earn a spot on the podium included Berkshire’s Lucas Stoddard, who was second at 190, and Colin Hering, who was eighth at 106, and Independence’s Vinnie Kubicki, who placed eighth at 113 pounds.

TEAM SCORES

1. Nordonia 433
2. Solon 409
3. North Royalton 378
4. Perry 369
5. Aurora 342
6. Westlake315
7. Medina Highland 276
8. Ringgold 248
8. Tri-Valley 248
10. Revere 246
11. St. Ignatius 217
12. Berkshire 208
13. Willoughby South 197
14. Berea-Midpark 195
15. Columbia 183
16. Bay Village 182
17. Brunswick 176
18. Keystone 173
19. Holy Name 165
20. Padua 136
21. Twinsburg 129
22. Belle Vernon Area (PA) 128
23. Akron Ellet 126
24. Lutheran West 118
25. Independence 101
26. Coventry 98
27. Normandy 80
28. Brooklyn 27

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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