Friday, September 22, 2023

West Geauga finishes third at Kenston, 21 from CVC place

Led by three individual champions, West Geauga placed third at the 56th Annual Kenston Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.

Six Wolverines were among the 21 wrestlers from the Chagrin Valley Conference who earned a spot among the top eight in their respective weight classes.

Ty Boze, Jack Sparent, and Lucas Sadler all won their respective weight classes for the Wolverines while Justin Artino, Ethan Bartlett, and Nick Chiromonte placed among the top eight.

Boze dominated his 106-pound opponents.

He opened the tournament with a pin and a technical fall and then scored two decisions to win the bracket.

“It was fun being out there able to show your skill while having fun,” Boze said. “This tournament, I really wanted to focus on just living in the moment and just having fun. We only had one practice coming into the tournament (but I) believe in my skills and trust the process.”

Boze was aggressive on his feet and countered nearly everything his opponents threw at him.

“I felt that was very good on my feet and (on) top, being able to hit my shots and defending attacks,” he said. “I will build off this by studying and working on things that I didn’t do well in some matches and work on those during practice.”

Sparent went 3-0 with two pins in winning the 138-pound bracket and Sadler was 4-0 with three pins in winning at 285.

Artino placed second at 150, Bartlett placed fifth at 157, and Chiromonte placed eighth at 126.

Other CVC champions included Kirtland’s Will Davidson (132) and Brennon Braud (190) and Crestwood’s Ethan Strahan at 150.

Third-place finishers included Crestwood’s Mason Daniels (120) and J.P. Wrobel (126), Kirtland’s Louka Babic (165) and Anthony Gencarelli (175), and Orange’s Greg Bell (190).

Chagrin Falls’ Sam Partain finished fourth at 157, Kirtland’s Gaetano Savelli (144), and Lakeside’s Kaleb Scaine (215) both finished fifth.

Lakeside’s Lucas Eland placed sixth at 113 and Orange’s Josh Decipeda (175) and Lakeside’s Christian Fleissner (285) both finished eighth.

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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