On Jan. 20 and 21 the Canfield varsity wrestlers were at the Bill Dies Invitational in Akron, featuring some of the top schools in the area with 32-man brackets at each weight class. Canfield placed a very respectable 14th out of 38 teams at this event (84 points), which was won by perennial power Brecksville with 211 points.
Top wrestlers for Canfield were Korey Frost third at 106, Jake Dunbar fourth at 126, Anthony Spencer seventh at 113, and John Poullas seventh at 152.
Other wrestlers posting wins for Canfield were Kyle Hido at 120, Nick Borucki at 132, Shawn Williams at 138, Steve Hamilton at 160, Sam Connor at 195, and Curtis Burns at 220.
Canfield’s Anthony Spencer placed seventh at the Bill Dies Invitational in Akron last weekend in the 113-pound class.
"We had several kids that wrestled very well. I would have liked to see a few more of our kids make it to the second day, but overall we were pleased," Coach Conley stated. "We continue to show improvement as we head into our Howland match and then the EOWL tournament."
The Canfield Middle School team has also been busy on the mats. The team took second on Saturday Jan 21 at the OAC state dual qualifier. This qualifies the team for the state duals tournament.
Team scores were: Canfield 72; GlenOak 23; Canfield 58 Austintown A 21; Canfield 51 North Canton Hoover 33; Canfield 27 Wadsworth 64. Going 4-0 on the day were Georgio Poullas, David Labra, Jacob Esarco, and Jaret Bunch.
The prior week the middle school team took third out of 14 teams at the Uniontown Lake tournament. Top placers for the young Cards were Nathan Buttle, fifth; Kyle West, fourth; Georgio Poullas, first; CJ Frost, first; Nick Sammarco, sixth; David Labra, first; Jaret Bunch, third; David Hofsess, fourth; Jacob Esarco, first; and Nick Maxin, fourth.