Hudson wrestling team places second at Riverside Rumble

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The Hudson wrestling team is starting to get its full lineup back in place.

If the results from the Riverside Rumble are any indication, a full-strength Explorers' squad could be a force.

Hudson finished second in the tournament with 268 points. West Branch dominated the five-team race with 369 points.

The Rumble took place Dec. 7 and 8 at Riverside High School in Painesville.

"This was a good tournament to see many teams that we will never see the rest of the season," said Explorers head coach Joe Caniglia. "We were able to wrestle a lot of matches over two days and gain some more experience early in the season. It should serve as a good tune up for our Hudson tournament this weekend."

Hudson was led by three individual champions at Painesville as senior 132-pounder Nathan Gregory, junior 160-pounder Michael Coleman and senior 195-pounder Danny Tiley each won titles.

Gregory scored his title with a tight 2-1 win over Geneva's Tyrone Brinigner.

"Gregory is picking up where he left off at the end of last season," Caniglia said.

Coleman remains undefeated on the young season.

Coleman beat a state placer in the process so that should continue to reinforce his ability.

The final at 195 pounds was actually an all-Hudson affair as Tiley beat senior teammate Zach Vehar in the final. Tiley picked up his first tournament win for the Explorers after transferring home from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.

"It is nice to have Tiley and Vehar back in the lineup after football season," Caniglia said.

Hudson got a pair of third-place finishes from sophomore 120-pounder Billy Buehl and senior heavyweight Pete Mougey.

"Buehl is becoming a more complete wrestler, scoring in all three positions and his confidence is growing as well," Caniglia said.

The Explorers also got fourth-place finishes from 106-pounder Hadley Vadeyak and 220-pounder Matt Slater; fifth-place finishes from 152-pounder Sam Semenczuk and 182-pounder Ben Krizman; and a sixth-place from 220-pounder Dylan Carson.

Hudson is scheduled to host the Hudson Holiday Tournament Dec. 14 and 15. First match Dec. 14 is set for 5 p.m. with the Dec. 15 session starting at 10 a.m. Finals are scheduled for Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

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