Varsity Wrestling · Pirates go four silver at circuit tourney

PARMA, Ohio – A quartet of Rocky River wrestlers earned second-place finishes in the 2018 Great Lakes Conference Championships, held Saturday at Parma High School.

Josh Bergin, Tommy Koch, Mahdi Salti and Matt Williams earned silver medals for the Pirates who placed fourth as a team at the third annual league tournament.

“Everyone wrestled well and showed a lot of improvement over the year to reach this point,” said Head Coach Jay Mendicino. “I’m really proud of these guys.”

Williams went 2-1 with a pin on the day. Josh Bergin went 1-1 with a major. Koch and Salti each went 1-1 with a win by fall.

Bergin and Koch earned GLC placements for a second straight season.

The “silver quartet” was backed up by Ryan Maloney placing third and Obaida Abazied earning fourth.

Rocky River will be back in action on Friday, when the Pirates visit Stow in a pre-sectionals, non-conference dual meet.


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