Varsity Wrestling · Toppled in two at Bay


BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Rocky River dropped both ends of a tough Great Lakes Conference double-dual hosted by Bay High School on Thursday. The Pirates lost to the Valley Forge Patriots, 41-18, and to the host Rockets by a final of 64-9.

The Pirates (4-12, 1-5 GLC) won 3-of-12 contested bouts in the event.

“The scores made it a disappointing night,” said Head Coach Dan Juliani. “But we are seeing more competitive bouts on our end than we saw earlier in the season.”

[bout results not available at time of publication]

River has upcoming events on Feb. 2 (Ohio Duals Tournament) and Feb. 6 (double-dual hosted by Independence High School) before competing in the GLC Tournament on Feb. 9. The seven-team league bracket event will be hosted by Elyria Catholic. Rocky River logged four individual second-place finishes (Josh Bergin, Tommy Koch, Mahdi Salti and Matt Williams) en route to placing fourth in the 2018 GLC Tournament.

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