Waynesburg wrestling has 4 champions in tournament

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The Waynesburg University wrestling team placed second Saturday at the John Summa Memorial Tournament, hosted by Baldwin-Wallace, in Berea, Ohio.


The Yellow Jackets had an event-high four individual champions.


Senior Alex Crown scored the Jackets’ first title by going 4-0 as the top seed at 133 pounds. The veteran scored victories by major decision, decision and pin to reach the finals, where he shut out Thiel’s Nick Sutton, 5-0.


Perhaps Waynesburg’s most unexpected championship came at 149 pounds, where sophomore Chris Milligan, the second seed, used a bye and two closely contested decisions to reach the finals against top-seeded Brad Mayville of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Milligan ended his day how he started it by downing Mayville 4-3.


Two weight classes later, sophomore Sam Guidi ran his winning streak to 12 matches by winning the title at 165 pounds. Guidi allowed only one point over three decision wins to reach the final, in which he scored late to pull out a 3-1 win over Theil’s Jordan Powell.


Waynebsurg’s other championship run was made at 184 pounds by senior Cody Catalina, who survived a 9-8 bout during his first, then was never really challenged throughout the remainder of his matches. Catlina beat Devin Smith of Lake Erie 8-3 in the final.


Waynebsurg had 10 place-winners. Juniors Sam Lombardo and Cameron Fine placed third at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively. Senior Travis Kuhn placed fourth at 197 pounds, and sophomore Eric Tuck went 3-2 with two wins coming by pin on his way to a fifth-place finish at 157. Senior 133-pounder Brandon Grainy also went 3-2 with a fifth-place finish.


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