Saturday, Jan 13, 2001
Central Catholic 139
Slippery Rock 93.5
Steel Valley 48
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
"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,
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
"(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
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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