Rocky River Varsity Wrestling

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Pirates bested in Monday matinee

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The Wrestling Pirates opened their 2018-19 dual campaign with Monday matinee contest against the crosstown Lutheran West Longhorns. In a revival of previous tradition, wrestling in front of the LWHS student body, pep band, and cheerleaders at a 2:15 p.m. start time, the Longhorns defeated the Pirates, 51-30. Forfeits in 10

Pirates take 7th at Saturday invite

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Rocky River earned an impressive seventh-place finish in a field of a dozen talented teams at Saturday’s Redskin Invitational. [results] Led by Matt Williams’ runner-up finish at 113 pounds, the Wrestling Pirates earned 92 team points in the meet. “We wrestled very well during the pool wrestling,” said Head Coach Dan

Pirate grapplers open season with two-day event at Avon Lake

AVON LAKE, Ohio – Rocky River opened its season at the two-day Cobos Insurance Classic, a Friday-Saturday event hosted by Avon Lake High School. The Wrestling Pirates placed 11th – four spots better than their showing in the same meet a year ago – on the strength of placement finishes by senior Tommy Koch, junior

Pirate March halted in Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio – Rocky River Wrestling saw its season come to a close on Saturday. Four Pirates advanced to the Norwalk District Tournament but would be denied advancing to state brackets in Columbus. [district brackets] River’s competitors – Matt Williams at 106 pounds, Josh Bergin at 126, Tommy Koch at 195, A.J. Ihnot at 220

Four go forth for Wrestling Raiders

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Rocky River has advanced four wrestlers into district-level competition. Earning top-4 finishes – the cut line for advancing – at Saturday’s Division II Sectional Tournament at Bay High School were Matt Williams (fourth place at 106 pounds), Josh Bergin (fourth at 126), Tommy Koch (third at 195) and A.J. Ihnot (third

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

Ihnot pulls pin for the win!

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – The Wrestling Pirates celebrated their Senior Night in style on Thursday. After losing to Bay in the first of two matches on the evening, Rocky River pulled off a 34-33 come-from-behind victory over Valley Forge. River found itself down late and nearly closed out in the match against the Patriots. With

Splits-ville, GLC

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Rocky River split in a pair of Great Lakes Conference matches in a tri-match hosted by Holy Name on Thursday. The Pirates downed the host Green Wave, 37-21. River fell to Parma, 50-27. Matt Williams, Mahdi Salti, Tommy Koch and A.J. Ihnot went 2-0 on the night. “We were solid in

River splits in GLC lid-lifter

ELYRIA, Ohio – Rocky River opened Great Lakes Conference action with a split in two league matches on Thursday. River beat Elyria Catholic, 42-24, and lost to Normandy, 54-29. The Pirates won 7-of-11 live bouts (non-forfeits) on the evening. A.J. Ihnot had two pins in going 2-0 at 220 pounds. The senior grappler is now

Ihnot leads River effort at Kenston invite

BAINBRIDGE, Ohio – Senior A.J. Ihnot paced Rocky River over the weekend’s Kenston Invitational Tournament. Ihnot went 5-2 with five pins in placing seventh in the 220-pound brackets of a tournament tat included grapplers from 39 teams. [results] River sent six wrestlers to the 53rd meeting of the eastside tournament. The Pirates had two top-10