Canfield’s Crawford 2nd at Brecksville
BRECKSVILLE — Canfield placed five wrestlers at the Brecksville Invitational Holiday Tournament — one of the state’s hardest individual tournaments — on Saturday. The Cardinals finished 12th out of 48 teams. Returning state champion David Crawford was the highest placer, taking second at 182 pounds. He lost, 3-0, in the championship match to Olentangy Liberty’s Trevor Lawson, a two-time state placer in Division I.
Nick Crawford, David’s younger brother, placed fourth at 195 pounds, and Daniel Kapalko was fourth at 285. Anthony D’Alesio and Tyler Stein each finished fifth at 170 and 220 pounds, respectively.
Detroit Catholic Central won the tournament with 200 points. Portage (173.5) was second, and Brecksville took third (168.5).
Liberty runner-up at McClain
GREENFIELD — Liberty crowned two champions and finished second overall at the McClain Tiger Invitational on Saturday. Senior Jordan McFadden was first at 106 pounds, winning 7-4 in the finals, and fellow senior Mouad Elouaddi won the 170-pound title, taking a 3-2 decision in the championship bout.
Other placers for the Leopards were: Zion Matlock (second, 160 pounds), Kaleb Merrick-Neff (second, 182), Chris Edmonds (second, 220), Jake Scoville (third, 120), Christian Kijowski (fourth, 113), Tyler Wilson (fourth, 138), Mohannad Yusuf (fourth, 195).
McClain won the tournament with 258 team points. Liberty had 207, and Winton Woods was third with 193.
PV’s Willis first at Kenston
KENSTON — Pymatuning Valley’s Gaige Willis was the lone champion for area teams at the Kenston Invitational. Willis, a returning state champion, was the champ of the 220-pound weight class on Saturday, winning 4-0 over Parker Meaney of Lakeside in the title bout. The Lakers finished ninth out of 39 teams. Boardman was 15th. Other placers for PV were: Jake Edelman (second, 113 pounds), Noah Campbell (fourth, 132) and Leonard Udell (sixth, 195).
Michael O’Horo was third at 182 pounds for the Spartans, and Derek Slipkovich was fifth at 113 pounds.