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Chartiers Valley finished in second place at the Burgettstown Wrestling Tournament, while South Park and Bethel Park had top 11 finishes.

The Colts placed second behind Thomas Jefferson with 190 points. The Jaguars won the championship with a 211.5 score.

The Colts put seven wrestlers on the podium.

Josh Sarasnick led all medalists as the sophomore won the 220-pound weight class. He rolled up three straight pins to reach the finals then won a decision over Zeb Rebater form West Middlesex, 8-2, for the title.

After picking up pins in the first three rounds in the 126-pound weight class bouts, freshman Dylan Evans dropped a 6-4 decision to Elizabeth-Forward’s Ryan Michaels in the championship bout.

Christopher Beatty also finished in second place at 145. The sophomore defeated three opponents en route to the finals.

While Ashton Sadowski took third at 113, Cody Trout garnered the bronze at 132.

After falling in the second round to eventual champion Brian Finery from Thomas Jefferson, Murat Zaynullaev fought back for third place at 170.

The senior scored falls in two of his wrestle-backs then scored a 12-6 decision against Seth Burgdolt from McGuffey for the bronze medal.

Brady Joling finished fourth at 106.

South Park had four place winners, including one champion. Joey Fischer recorded two falls, a tech fall and two decisions, 6-1 and 5-1, against Joey Sentipa from Burgettstown and Ambrose Boni from Central Valley in racking up his title at 120.

While Anthony Weil placed fourth at 145, Garrett Ammon finished fifth at 152. John Blackburn secured sixth place at 220.

The Black Hawks had two bronze medalists and one fourth-place finisher.

Riley O’Mara (182) finished 4-1 and took third while Tyler Thimons(195) went 5-1 in picking up his third-place medal.

Parker Loera(138) posted a 5-2 win and finished fourth.

In other tournament action, Peters Township crowned two champions and one runner-up at the winner’s choice event.

Bryce Wilkes and Donovan McMillon grabbed titles at 126 an 182, respectively, while Will Kail took second at 138.

Almanac Sports Editor

An award-winning journalist, Eleanor Bailey has been employed by Observer Publishing Company since 1982. She is the sports editor at The Almanac and a contributor for the Observer-Reporter.

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