Pine-Richland Tournament Saturday, Jan 13, 2001   District IX

Team Standings Highlands 165 Pine-Richland 143 Central Catholic 139 Hampton 117 Slippery Rock 93.5 ACVKU 93 Perry 55 Charleroi 53 Oliver 49 Steel Valley 48 Girard 42 Allderdice 26
Individual Results ACVKU Wrestlers that placed: 140 pounds- Corey Clawson 2nd place was pinned by Chris Rossi of Central Catholic :46 145 pounds- Brad Hurrelbrink 2nd place decison to Liam Powell of Slippery Rock, 3-0 152 pounds- Levi Mohney 1st place pinned Steve Toth of Highlands - 2:49 160 pounds- Mitch Carnathan 2 nd place was pinned by Bob Becker Slippery Rock - 1:44 171- Travis Earp 4th place decision to Scott Bobak of Oliver , 10-5
MOHNEY CLAIMS TITLE AT PINE-RICHLAND TOURNEY - story courtesy of Craig Phillips and The Derrick. GIBSONIA - It was a breakthrough tournament Saturday for the A-C Valley, Keystone and Union wrestling team. Levi Mohney claimed the 152-pound championship and four other matmen earned medals to propel ACVKU to a sixth-place finish in the 13-team Pine-Richland Tournament. "Everybody wrestled their hearts out and our hard work is paying off," ACVKU coach Libby Hansford said. "I'm pleased with the fact we're taking another step in our development. The guys are wrestling hard and smart. We're weathering the storm and improving." Despite entering only six wrestlers of a possible 13, ACVKU managed to score 93 points and finished just behind fifth-place Slippery Rock, which had 93 1/2. Highlands won the tournament with 165 points. Mohney, a sophomore, improved to 8-3 on the season by pinning his way through the tournament. He needed just 2:48 in the finals before decking Steve Toth of Highlands in a chicken-wing combination. Mohney led 4-0 on the strength of two takedowns when he secured the fall. Freshmen Corey Clawson and Brad Hurrelbrink were runners-up at 140 and 145, respectively. Clawson, who survived a scare in the semifinals in a 17-13 victory, reached the finals by scoring a reversal in the final :20 of the bout and riding to the win. Central Catholic's Chris Rossi pinned him in :46 in the championship bout. Clawson is 9-2 on the year. Hurrelbrink, who improved to 10-2 on the season, used a duck-under and spin-behind takedown to post a 3-1 overtime victory in the semifinals, dropped a 3-0 decision to Slippery Rock's Liam Powell in the finals. Mitch Carnathan rounded out the ACVKU finalists at 152 pounds. He pinned his first three opponents to reach the finals before being stuck by Slippery Rock's Bob Becker. Hansford said Carnathan, who has a deceiving 4-5 record, is beginning to put things together. "(Mitch) has been honing in on the moves we're working on," Hansford said. "He's picking up on the little things." Hansford was also pleased with the performance on Travis Earp, who logged a 3-2 record to place fourth at 171 pounds. Earp won 9-8 in overtime in the preliminaries before rallying for a pair of pins in the consolations. ACVKU will return to action Saturday at the District 9 Classic at Clarion High School.
Ed note: interesting to see Central Catholic venture outside the boundaries of the city of Pgh. We invited them to the Redbank Christmas Tournament repeatedly and couldn;t get the courtesy of a reply. As a Central grad, I was interested in seeing how those city boys would fare up here in District IX.

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