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Monroeville beats Western, St. Paul

Mike Greco • Jan 27, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Monroeville, Western Reserve and St. Paul took to the mat Wednesday for a triangular at the convocation center.

When the dust had settled, the Eagles gained two dual wins, downing the Roughriders 35-32 and Flyers 52-26.

For Monroeville, Tyler Tonelli at 152 pounds, Sam Morrison 160, Ben Ringenberg 171, Chris Phillips 189, Hunter Stieber 135-140 and Cal Clark 145 all captured two wins.

Tonelli recorded a tiebreaker overtime win and pin, Morrison and Clark both a pair of pins, Ringenberg a 5-3 victory and forfeit win, Phillips a pin and injury default win and Stieber two tech falls.

“We started out kind of slow,’’ Eagles coach Scott Bauer said. “Nick Tommas, a freshman, is taking his lumps, but he’s coming along. Grant Fidler, a freshman, saw his first action in three to three and a half weeks. He looked a lot better in his second match.’’

Monroeville is scheduled to compete in the Division III duals Friday and Saturday at Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic.

The Eagles will wrestle 10 duals in two days.

“We want to stay healthy,’’ Bauer said. “It’s a grind to just to get the kids up. There’s a lot of matches so you make adjustments as you go. I really like the dual format because you compete as a team.”

Western also topped St. Paul 53-30 in its other dual.

Going 2-0 for the Roughriders were Caleb Blair at 119, Mason Robson 125, Chase Griffith 130 and Tim Grys 140.

Blair collected a pin and 16-0 tech fall, Robson a forfeit and 11-4 decision, Griffith a forfeit and 19-3 tech fall and Grys a pin and forfeit.

“We bump our kids up so they get matches,’’ Western coach Tim Grys said. “The underclassmen are really coming along. We just have to get a little more aggressive.’’

The Roughriders will also compete in the duals Friday and Saturday at SMCC.

“We want to get everybody matches,’’ Grys said. “We’re trying not to give anything away.’’

Despite the two losses, Flyers coach Pat Welfle was pleased with his team.

“The freshmen were fighting back and scoring points,’’ he said. “They made some improvement.

Matt Stroud at 103, Jesse Gross 112/119, Isaac Livengood 215 and Kevin Rospert 285 all won two matches.

Stroud claimed two forfeit victories, Gross a pin 112 and 15-0 tech fall 119, Livengood a pin and forfeit win and Rospert a 7-5 decision and pin.

St. Paul is scheduled to participate in Saturday’s East of Chicago Invitational at Willard.

“We want to continue to improve,’’ Welfle said. “Our goals is for our individuals to get better.’’

St. Paul finished 11th at last season’s East of Chicago Invitational.

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