Matmen top #2 ranked Canfield; advance in state duals


Carrollton’s wrestling team advanced to the Regional Semifinals of the Team State Duals with decisive wins over Minerva and the number two ranked host Canfield Jan. 27.

The Warriors kicked off the night with a dominating 58-15 win over the Minerva Lions.

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Carrollton freshman Ben Pasiuk (striped singlet) takes down Canfield’s Sean Frisbee during the 113 lb. match. Pasiuk went on to pin Frisbee 1:12 into the match.

Carrollton started the match strong, winning the first 10 weight classes.

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The referee raises Justin Shaw’s hand after he pinned Canfield’s Aiden Burscak 42 seconds into the second period of the 126 lb. match.

Brayden Carter (106 lbs.) won the opening match of the night with a 10-3 decision over Minerva’s David Church.

Jordan Poracky won the 113 lb. class by forfeit. Ben Pasiuk pinned Nolan Smith 1:20 in the 120 lb. class. Justin Shaw won by a 14-0 major decision over Sammy Southers. Near the midway point of the opening round of the 132 lb. match, Tanner Newbold pinned Jarrett Yacobucci. Adam Shaw won by fall 21 seconds into the second round of the 138 lb. class. A minute and 25 seconds into the 145 lb. round, Joey Knipp pinned Connor Fritz. Brandon Daniels picked up a 16-9 decision over 152-pounder Reggie Hancock. It only took Brenton Miller 51 seconds to pin AJ Vasilliu during the 160 lb. contest. Aidan Pasiuk capped off the 10 consecutive wins with a 48 second pin over Drew Soliday.

Jay Chaddock picked up the Lions only earned win of the night with a 6-3 decision over Noah Rutledge.

Minerva earned 12 points with forfeits from the 195 and 220 lb. weights.

Carrollton’s Teague Malone closed out the match with a win by forfeit.

Carrollton then faced Canfield in the second match of the night.

The Warriors led 31-25 heading into the 220 lb. match, the second from last match of the night. A Canfield pin would have knotted the match at 31; a Carrollton win of any type would extend the lead too far out of reach for Canfield to win.

Brody Robinson clinched the team victory for Carrollton with an exciting 7-6 win (which earned three team points) that brought the crowd to its feet. Robinson was tied with Jarett Butch at 6-6 with 17 seconds remaining in the match. Robinson was awarded one point when Butch elected to go neutral. Butch was unable to get a quick takedown to win the match. The Warriors went on to win 40-25.

Warriors earning pins against Canfield include: Brayden Carter over Abhijit Katawda 26 seconds into the second round of the 106 lb. round; Ben Pasiuk over Sean Frisbee at 113 lbs; Justin Shaw over Aiden Bursack at 126 lbs.; and Teague Malone over Mason Giordano at 285 lbs.

Carrollton wrestlers winning by decision include: 132 lb: Tanner Newbold, 4-2 sudden victory over Tanor English; 132: Adam Shaw, 11-3 major decision over Anthony Joseph; 170: Brenton Miller, 1-0 over Braxton Madison; and 182 lb: Aidan Pasiuk, 7-2 over Dominic Cooper.

“Canfield is ranked number two in the state.  We knew going into this match, everyone had to be ready and that we may have to have wrestlers bump around to put us in a better position to win,” said Carrollton wrestling Coach Ken Pasiuk.

“All of our wrestlers are unselfish and will do whatever we ask them to do to better the team,” said Coach Pasiuk about his wrestlers wrestling in different weight classes. “Our young guys stepped it up and our veteran wrestlers led the way. This win was very exciting for our team.”

Carrollton took on Steubenville Feb. 3 at Claymont in the Regional Semifinals. The Warriors are slated to host the Canton South Wildcats Feb. 4. Match time begins at 7:30 p.m.