Clarion Area Elementary Wrestlers Take Part In Several Tournaments (01/15/14)

(By David Smail)

Some of our Clarion Elementary Wrestlers participated in several tournaments this past weekend. They represented our team well in both the open and novice divisions. In Meadville, Owen Reinsel loss to the 1st place finisher in the first round but came back and won 4 in a row to earn 3rd place.

(Photo Submitted by David Smail) Clarion Elementary Wrestling

(Photo Submitted by David Smail)
Clarion Elementary Wrestling

In the Ridgway Open Tournament, the C-L trio wrestled tough in their first open tournament this year. Brothers Ben Smith (4th) and Jake Smith (3rd) both wrestled aggressively. Chase Makray, coming back to the sport of wrestling this year, almost pulled off a tournament 1st but ended 2nd in a hard fought match.

At the Seneca Valley Novice Tournament, Noah Harrison, Dawson Smail, and Derek Smail all finished a strong 2nd place in a usually very tough novice tournament.

On Sunday at Ridgway Novice Tournament, we had all 8 Clarion novice wrestlers placed in the top 3!  Brady Pearce, Mason Gourley, and Derek Smail dominated their respective weight classes. Dawson Smail, Hayden Weber, Hayden Hindman, and Riley Dobrowski all wrestled with lots of determination to earn 2nd place. And finally, Chase Dobrowski continue to improve and surprise his opponents by placing 3rd.

Great job team and keep working hard!

Saturday – 1.11.14
Meadville (Open) –
Owen Reinsel 3rd place    Ridgway (Open) – Jake Smith 3rd place, Ben Smith 4th place, Chase Makray 2nd place
Seneca Valley (Novice) – Noah Harrison 2nd place, Dawson Smail 2nd place, Derek Smail 2nd place

Sunday – 1.12.14  Ridgway (Novice) – Brady Pearce  6-0 1st place, Derek Smail  3-0 1st place, Mason Gourley – 4-0 1st place, Dawson Smail  4-1 2nd place, Hayden Weber  3-2 2nd place, Hayden Hindman  2-1 2nd place, Riley Dobrowski – 4-1 2nd place, Chase Dobrowski – 3rd place

(Thanks to Coach Smail for this article and great job guys!!!!)