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Leopards Crush Cardinals On The Road 53-22 – Wrestling

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Louisville 53, Canfield 22

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The Louisville Leopards Wrestling Team never trailed in their 53-22 dual victory over the host Canfield Cardinals Thursday at Canfield High School. With the victory, Louisville remains unbeaten in dual matches this season at 4-0.


Leopards Record Seven Pins

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdSophomore Kolten Barker (113) and senior Brenden Severs (165) each recorded first period falls to lead the Leopards. Louisville registered seven pins as a team, while Ian Hull (144) was the only Canfield wrestler to win by fall late in the match. Other Leopards winning by fall included seniors: Cameron Brazek (285), Pablo Castro (132), Lacy Harvey (106), Noah Peterson (175), and Josiah Walker (138).

Louisville won 9 of the 14 bouts on the night. Senior Blake Schaffer (215) earned a 19-3 technical fall. Junior Connor Novosel (120) also won his match by forfeit. 


Louisville Takes 41-3 Lead

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdSevers and Peterson opened the evening with back-to-back pins to put the Leopards in front 12-0. The Cardinals would answer with a 9-5 decision via Gage Watson (190) to get on the board. Louisville would respond by winning the next five bouts to pull ahead 41-3.

The Leopards string of 29 straight points was only disrupted when junior Dylan Rhoads (126) defaulted to Canfield’s Tyler Scharrer after failing to have a mouth guard in. Castro and Walker followed with back-to-back pins and Louisville found themselves ahead 53-9.


Cardinals Claim Final Three Bouts

Jenny Can Cleaning AdThe Cardinals won the last three matchups of the evening. Hull pinned freshman Blake Balderson, Niko Poullas (150) earned a 7-2 decision against freshman Wyatt Smith, and Noah Frank (157) closed out the match with a 14-3 major decision against junior Jude Yeager.

The Leopards have now defeated the Cardinals in each of their past four meetings including the last two dual matches at Canfield.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next compete at the Austintown Fitch Duals on Saturday, January 8 beginning at 11:00 AM.


Louisville at Canfield Box Score

LEOPARDS 53, CARDINALS 22

  • 165 Brenden Severs (Louisville) pins Augie Dimartino (Canfield), 0:35 | LHS 6, CHS 0
  • 175 Noah Peterson (Louisville) pins Ray Zagorianos (Canfield), 5:03 | LHS 12, CHS 0
  • 190 Gage Watson (Canfield) decision Lance Riehl (Louisville), 9-5 | LHS 12, CHS 3
  • 215 Blake Schaffer (Louisville) tech. fall Jimmy Scharrer (Canfield), 19-3 | LHS 17, CHS 3
  • 285 Cameron Brazek (Louisville) pins Vince Luce (Canfield), 2:31 | LHS 23, CHS 3
  • 106 Lacy Harvey (Louisville) pins Tory Jacobs (Canfield), 3:05 | LHS 29, CHS 3
  • 113 Kolten Barker (Louisville) pins Quinn Gaca (Canfield), 1:25 | LHS 35, CHS 3
  • 120 Connor Novosel (Louisville) forfeit | LHS 41, CHS 3
  • 126 Tyler Scharrer (Canfield) default Dylan Rhoads (Louisville) | LHS 41, CHS 9
  • 132 Pablo Castro (Louisville) pins Evan Williams (Canfield), 2:09 | LHS 47, CHS 9
  • 138 Josiah Walker (Louisville) pins Matt Miller (Canfield), 5:01 | LHS 53, CHS 9
  • 144 Ian Hull (Canfield) pins Blake Balderson (Louisville), 0:30 | LHS 53, CHS 15
  • 150 Niko Poullas (Canfield) decision Wyatt Smith (Louisville), 7-2 | LHS 53, CHS 18
  • 157 Noah Frank (Canfield) maj. decision Jude Yeager (Louisville), 14-3 | LHS 53, CHS 22

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