Indians’ Garrison, Sam Wheeler win individual titles; Revere tied for 31st place.
In a field of 44 schools, Copley High School finished second at the Bill Dies Memorial Tournament held at Firestone High School this weekend. The Indians, in fifth place after the first day, finished the tourney with 186 points, trailing only winner Brecksville (201). Coach Jim Dies’ squad had two wrestlers win individual titles in their weight class – Jon Garrison and Sam Wheeler – and two second-place finishes. In the championship finals, Garrison, a 145-pound senior, defeated Garrettsville’s Josh Lawrence by decision, 5-3. Wheeler, a 189-pound senior, beat Coventry’s Rusty Lockhart by majority decision, 13-5. In the championship finals at 130 pounds, Brecksville’s Mitch Baran topped Indians’ junior Zach Walker by majority decision, 9-1…
Indians field eight wrestlers in championship round; Revere in 22nd place.
In a field of 44 schools, Copley and Revere High School's both placed in the top 25 after Friday's first day in the Bill Dies Memorial Tournament held at Firestone High School. The Indians are currently in fifth place with 74 points, trailing leader Brecksville (82). The Minutemen, with 37 points, are in 22nd place. Here's a quick look at Copley and Revere from the tournament's first day: How they stand (after first day): 1. Brecksville 82; 2. Highland 80; 3. Olmsted Falls 78; 4. Barberton 76; 5. Copley 74; 6. Canfield 70; 7. West Branch 69; 8. Cuyahoga Falls 67; 9. Manchester 63; 10. Twinsburg 62; 11. GlenOak 61; 12. Garretsville 57; 13. Coventry 56; 14. Nordonia 49; 15. Triway 44; 16. Garfield Heights 43; 17. Kent Roosevelt 42; 18. …
Brecksville wins top honors for second year running
Friday, January 14, 2011
Copley sent eight to the quarterfinals Friday and finished 2nd overall Jan. 15 in the Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament. Revere tied for 31st out of 44 teams. Copley Indians wrestlers Sam Wheeler (189) and Jon Garrison (145) won their respective weight classes. The invitational contest is named for Summit County wrestling booster Bill Dies, co-founder of the Ohio Youth Wrestling Commission. The tournament will be broadcast on Time Warner (Akron/Canton) On Demand Channel 501 at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 and 7 p.m. Jan. 24.