Waynesburg takes third tourney title
Crown, Lohr, Fedorka win titles to help Yellow Jackets past BW
BEREA, Ohio – Waynesburg won its third tournament title of the season on Saturday by taking top honors at the 25th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament, which was hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College.
The Yellow Jackets took home an event-high three individual championships on their way to 125 team points, which put them 6.5 points ahead of the host team, as BW placed second with 118.5 points. Ohio Northern placed third with 107.5 points
Sophomore 125 pounder Alex Crown picked up Waynesburg's first championship of the day by going 3-0 with a win by technical fall in the semifinal round. He took down B-W’s Jeremy Dombrady by the final score of 9-3 to claim the crown.
The Jackets’ two other titles came courtesy of two of their successful freshmen, starting with Luke Lohr at 149 pounds. Lohr, who was named the top seed of the bracket, went 3-0 with a win by pin and a victory by technical fall to reach the final. Lohr beat SUNY-Brockport’s Elijah Golding by 6-1 decision in the final. Golding, like Lohr, is listed as an honorable-mention honoree in the d3wrestle.com national rankings.
The Jackets’ third championship was picked up by first-year heavyweight Brandon Fedorka. The rookie big man put together a 3-0 day that included a thrilling 2-1 win against top-seeded John Wilkinson of Brockport in the championship bout.
Along with the three champions, junior 174 pounder Jared Roberts made it to the title bout at his weight before defaulting out with a minor injury. Waynesburg also boasted a tournament-best three third-place performances. Freshman 197 pounder Jake Linn, sophomore 184 pounder Cody Catalina and junior 165 pounder Jon Sanko all put together bronze medal-worthy performances. Linn and Catalina ended their days with wins by fall.
Nick Garber (141), Garrett Johnston (157), Sam Lombardo (157), Anthony Bonaventura (165) and Tyler Lewis (197) all placed in the top six of their respective weight classes to complete Waynesburg’s successful day.
Along with the Yellow Jackets’ win at the Summa, they also claimed team championships at this year’s Waynesburg Invitational and the season-opening Messiah Invitational.