Fox Chapel wrestlers end solid season
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Fox Chapel sent five wrestlers to the WPIAL Class AAA Southwest Regional tournament at Canon-McMillan last weekend.
The Foxes' Darius Booker (132 pounds) won his first-round matchup, 9-3, against Josiah Hritsko of Canon-McMillan before falling to Ty Buckiso of Peters Township in the quarterfinals.
Rich Giovanetti (220) won his first-round match against Gunnar Lynch of Connellsville with a pin at 58 seconds. Giovanetti fell to Tyler Worthing of Kiski in the quarterfinals.
In other first-round matches involving FC wrestlers, Austin Pisano (126) lost to Sam Krivus of Hempfield, Cory Mahon (152) fell to Josh Shields of Franklin Regional and Mike Mahon (170) lost to Noah Wilps of Chartiers Valley.
“We wrestled well,” Fox Chapel coach Ron Frank said. “Coming in, we didn't have any of our wrestlers seeded highly and our guys were long shots to make states. Rich, who weighs 185, has been wrestling at 220 all year and, despite that weight disadvantage, won his first-round match. All five of our guys wrestled good down there.
“Both Mahons ended up ranked in the top 16, Austin Pisano finished in the top 20, Darius made the top 12 and Rich ended up in the top eight. That's something to be proud of. This is the best wrestling area in the country, and they did well.”
Frank was impressed with the entire team.
“A year ago, we ended up at 7-9, which was our first losing record in a dozen years,” he said. “We bounced back to put together a 14-4 record with a very young team this season. It's a tribute to each kid. They put in a lot of hard work to get those results.”
Frank said the coaching staff believes the season laid the groundwork for success in the future.
“We got to watch the finals on Saturday and, watching from the stands, our wrestlers were given more incentive to be the best and to strive to go farther next year. They realize that they have to dedicate themselves in order to meet the challenges ahead.”
He also said the staff is proud of seniors Corey Mahon, Rich Giovanetti, Cody Springel and Cam Ferguson for their accomplishments and contributions to the program.
He also said the team's future looks bright “because of a roster filled with underclassmen and Dorseyville Middle School wrestlers ready to compete for positions.”
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.
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