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Greensburg Salem graduate Chris Eddins wins second NCAA Division II wrestling title

Paul Schofield

Chris Eddins never won a PIAA wrestling championship at Greensburg Salem.

But the Pitt-Johnstown junior added his second NCAA Division II national title Saturday by defeating Tiffin’s Trey Grine, 7-2, in the 149-pound finals.

Eddins (23-0) opened the two-day tournament in Cleveland with a pin and followed with three consecutive decisions.

UPJ teammates Devin Austin (Penn-Trafford) earned a third-place medal at 165 pounds and Joey Alessandro (Hempfield) finished fifth

Austin defeated Maryville’s Tyler Harrington, 5-2, for third place. He opened the tournament by defeating returning champion Bret Romanzak of Ashland.

Alessandro defeated Lindenwood (Mo.) Danny Swan, 4-0, in the fifth-place match.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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