Champions crowned at Southmoreland Holiday Wrestling Tournament

Butler wins team title with Plum finishing in a close second place Tuesday

Wed Dec 29, 2021 - 5:01AM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger
Butler finished with 181.5 points to win the team championship at the Southmoreland Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament.Butler finished with 181.5 points to win the team championship at the Southmoreland Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament.

Last Updated: Wed Dec 29, 2021 - 5:29AM

13 wrestlers celebrated championships on Tuesday in the finals of the 22nd annual Southmoreland Holiday Classic Wrestling Tournament.

One of the top highlights of the evening came in the 215 pound championship as Scotties' senior Anthony Govern trailed Greensburg Salem's Caleb Chismar 3-1 after two periods. But, a little more than 30 seconds into the third, Govern locked up a cradle and pinned Chismar with 1:22 on the clock to secure the title. He was voted as the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler.

In the 160 pound final, Beth Center's Trevor Pettit captured his 100th career victory as he pinned Ethan Hemminger of Somerset with just five seconds left in the bout.

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Butler won the team title with 181.5 points, narrowly defeating second place Plum which tallied 176.5 points. Beth-Center finished third followed by Bethel Park and Somerset. Greensburg Salem placed sixth, Southmoreland 11th, Derry Area 14th and Ligonier Valley came in 17th in the 29-team tournament.

Championship Results

106: Rylen Campbell (Plum) Fall 4:17 Ana Malovich (Butler)

113: Ramil Islamov (Baldwin) Dec. 2-0 over Kelley Schaukowitsch (Butler)

120: Mason Kernan (Bethel Park) Dec. 3-0 over Darius McMillon (Peters Township)

126: Trevor Husick (Tussey Mountain) Dec. 2-1 over Antonino Walker (Plum)

132: Vince Citrano (Plum) Dec. 4-3 over Kyle Mccollum (Beth Center)

138: Chris Cibrone (Peters Township) Dec. 7-3 over Bryson Bench (Bethel Park)

145: Levi Donnel (Butler) Maj. Dec. 16-3 over Chase Brandebura (Carlynton)

152: Tyler Berish (Beth Center) Dec. 4-1 over Caiden Brock (Elizabeth Forward)

160: Trevor Pettit (Beth Center) Fall 5:55 Ethan Hemminger (Somerset)

172: Mickey Kreinbucher (Butler) Dec. 5-1 over Rowan Holmes (Somerset)

189: Christian McChesney (Greensburg Salem) Dec. 6-0 Landon Hartman (Bethel Park)

215: Anthony Govern (Southmoreland) Fall 4:38 Caleb Chismar (Greensburg Salem)

285: Billy McChesney (Greensburg Salem) Fall 3:27 Shawn Loring (Albert Gallatin)