Rocky River Varsity Wrestling

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River season ends at district tourney

NORWALK, Ohio — Pirate Wrestling closed out its 2018-19 season with four grapplers competing in Division II Northwest District Tournament action on Friday and Saturday. [results] Junior Matt Williams was Rocky River’s lone winner on the weekend, going 1-2 with a pin at 106 pounds. Senior Josh Bergin (126 pounds), senior Tommy Koch (182) and

Mat battles net four for district brackets

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Pirate Wrestling qualified four athletes through Saturday’s sectional brackets. Matt Williams (second at 106 pounds), Josh Bergin (fourth at 126), Tommy Koch (fourth at 182) and Mahdi Salti (fourth at 195) punched their tickets for next week’s (March 1-2) Division II Northwest District Tournament with top-4 finishes at Saturday’s sectional hosted

Maloney goes 2-for-Friday in home finale

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River closed out its regular season with losses in both ends of a double dual held at home on Friday night. The Pirates lost to the Lorain Titans, 36-33, and to the Willoughby South Rebels, 45-26. On the evening, Rocky River went an even 5-5 over 10 bouts on the

Pirates taken down at Harvey

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — Rocky River dropped a road at Painesville Harvey, 66-10, on Wednesday evening. Harvey defeated Rocky River in 6-of-8 bouts on the mat and took each of five overall forfeits. The Pirates (4-16) got wins at 106 pounds (14-1 major decision to Matt Williams) and 195 pounds (Mahdi Salti win by fall). Rocky

River cards 4th place in league brackets

PARMA, Ohio — Senior captain Josh Bergin closed out an eight-bout conference sweep, and Rocky River placed fourth at Saturday’s Great Lakes Conference Championships. Bergin earned the GLC title at 126 pounds, becoming the first River wrestler since Aaron Kelly in 2016 to place first at the league tournament. Bergin logged two pins in claiming

Game effort against ‘Cats, Devils

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Rocky River dropped both ends of a hard-fought non-conference double on Wednesday evening. The Pirates wrestled St. Ignatius Blue (a 31-27 loss) and host Independence (54-24 loss), going 6-4 over 10 bouts on the mat. River lost to St. Ignatius in a match that featured four live bouts. The first of those

Pirates downed in dual tourney

SHEFFIELD, Ohio — Rocky River was ousted by Firelands, 48-27, in Saturday’s opening round of the 2019 Ohio Duals Tournament. An early 15-6 lead melted away when Firelands took every bout from 132 pounds to 170. The early Pirate lead was built on two Falcon forfeits and a 4-3 Josh Bergin win at 126 pounds.

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

Senior send-off for River Wrestling

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Rocky River Wrestling held its Senior Night on Thursday, and two program veterans were saluted before a Great Lakes Conference tri-match that saw the Pirates go 0-2 against talented squads from Holy Name and Parma. Fourth-year letterman Josh Bergin and third-year letter-winner Tommy Koch were honored at the outset of what

River mat-men bond and battle on the road

CALEDONIA, Ohio — Rocky River went 2-3 over five matches in Saturday’s River Valley Duals hosted by River Valley High School. On the busy day in Central Ohio, the Pirates battled Mount Gilead to a close 39-30 loss and then were defeated in more one-side affairs against Waynesdale and North Union before downing Fairbanks, 36-30.