Sunday, July 3

    Kirtland trio dominates at Pin City

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    Kirtland’s Will Davidson, Anthony Gencarelli, and Brennon Braud all wrestled their way to the top of the podium at the Perry Pin City Tournament on Saturday.

    Davidson finished pool wrestling with a 3-0 record and three pins. He then recorded back-to-back decisions to win the 132-pound title.

    “I was happy with my performance,” he said. “I was controlling the pace in my matches and was wrestling my style.”

    Gencarelli cruised to the 175-pound title.

    “Going out there and doing as well as I did was amazing,” Gencarelli said. “The work that I put in during the off-season really paid off and I’m excited to see what I do going forward.”

    He pinned all three of his opponents in pool wrestling and then used back-to-back decisions to win the 175-pound title.

    “My key to success was getting into the right mindset, getting good foods in me, and improving my cardio as much as I could going into this weekend,” Gencarelli said. “My plan (moving forward) is keep to my schedule, run every day, practice hard, and go out on the mat and give it my all with my teammates backing me.”

    Braud recorded two pins and a technical fall in pool wrestling and he added a decision and technical fall in the championship round on his way to claiming the 190-pound championship.

    “I was pretty satisfied with how I wrestled especially because this weekend I got to wrestle some good guys and that’s what I’m going to need if I’m going to be successful,” he said. “I’m very confident in my ability, but obviously, it can always be improved and it’s going to take hard work and dedication to maintain this success.”

    Gaetano Savelli placed fifth at 144 pounds.

    The Hornets placed seventh out of 17 teams at Perry.



    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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