Mantua – Mantua Youth Wrestling took First Place at the Portage Lakes Varsity Tournament on Saturday, January 22, 2011.
This tournament was a six team round robin that included: Springfield, Coventry, Akron Copley, Portage Lakes Wrestling Club and Barberton. This was the first time in Mantua Youth Wrestling’s history that the team won 1st place overall.
The team was lead by coaches: Dean Olson, Mike Picone, Kevin O’Neil, Kit Brunty and Jeff Dunfee. The dominating varsity team included: 6th graders Zach Brunty, Lucas Gerardi, Alex Kachenko, Jake Kollman, Michael Picone, Nick Vespucci, Max Weatherbee and Josh Williams, 5th graders Tom Carson, Lincoln Chiller, Nick Scarl, Dominic Szuhay and Mackenzie Tayerle, 4th graders K.J. Brunty, Jeffery Dunfee and Domenic Picone, 3rd graders Kayton Craft and Brett Szuhay, 1st graders Evan Daniels and Jacob Rowe.
The team had eight undefeated wrestlers that day. They are now preparing for the upcoming Sectionals, Districts and States.