Mount St. Joseph rolls to PowerAde crown

Wrestling notebook

High Schools

January 02, 2005|By Lem Satterfield | Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF

Mark Tsikerdanos (130) and Mack Lewnes (160) won titles and Danny Whitenak (103) posted a second-place finish to lead Mount St. Joseph to the team championship in the PowerAde Tournament at Canon-McMillan High in Canonsburg, Pa., on Wednesday and Thursday.

In all, eight Gaels wrestlers recorded top-eight finishes in their weight classes at the 33-team event, including Greg Gold (seventh at 112), Jon Kohler (fifth, 135), Alex Ward (fourth, 140), Jake Bohn (eighth, 171) and Kevin O'Connor (fifth, 189).

Tsikerdanos pinned a two-time West Virginia state champ at 3:12 of his title bout as the Gaels totaled 167.5 points. Connellsville (Pa.), ranked No. 10 nationally by Amateur Wrestling News, finished second with 142.5 points. Mount St. Joseph entered the tournament ranked 20th.

Et cetera

McDonogh's Josh Fitch (103), Joe Breen (125), Rob Willey (140) and Bryn Holmes (160) all won titles as the Eagles were runners-up to Ponderosa (Calif.) at the Capitol Challenge on Tuesday and Wednesday at Herndon High in Herndon, Va. ... Steven Gelety (125), Shane Fraser (135), Jake Couch (171) and Patrick McLanigan (215) all won titles to lead Chesapeake-Anne Arundel to the crown on Thursday in the St. Stephens/St. Agnes Tournament in Alexandria, Va.

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