O’Brien, Edwards 2nd at LL championships

Montrose Area’s Jacob O’Brien landed a second place finish at 106 in the Lackawanna League wrestling championships held this past weekend.

O’Brien fell to West Scranton’s Stefhen Caple in a 12-4 major decision in the championship round.

O’Brien pinned Abington Heights’ Noah Sirianni (1:47) in the semifinals.

At 145, Blue Ridge favorite Zach Edwards wrestled his way into the championship round only to wind up forfeiting the match after sustaining an injury in an earlier round.

Edwards won an 11-3 decision in the semifinals over Delaware Valley’s Billy Pearn.

Montrose’s Chad Swift finished fourth at 220; as did Blue Ridge’s Evan Aldrich at 285.

At 285, John Shaffer, Montrose, lost a 10-2 decision to Valley View’s Jakob Rowe.

Team Standings
Delaware Valley (DV) 162, West Scranton (WS) 155.5, Wallenpaupack (WAL) 149, Scranton (SCR) 144.5, Abington Heights (AH) 99, Honesdale (HON) 66.5, Valley View (VV) 62.5, Western Wayne (WW) 60.5, Montrose (MON) 41, Blue Ridge (BR) 35.5, Lackawanna Trail (LT) 28, Scranton Prep (SP) 21

Championship finals
106: Stefhen Caple (WS) maj. dec. Jacob O’Brien (MON), 12-4. 145: Chris Lovallo (SCR) won by forfeit.

Third-place bouts
220: Thor Balavage (SP) dec. Chad Swift (MON), 3-1. 285: Kenny Roman (WAL) pinned Evan Aldrich (BR), 3:49.

Championship semifinals
106: Jacob O’Brien (MON) pinned Noah Sirianni (AH), 1:47. 145: Zach Edwards (BR) maj. dec. Billy Pearn (DV), 11-3; 220: Jason Manning (WS) dec. Chad Swift (MON), 14-7; 285: Jakob Rowe (VV) maj. dec. John Shaffer (MON), 10-2.

Consolation semifinals
113: Aidan McNally (SCR) maj. dec. David Austin (BR), 10-2; 138: Andrew Burgette (SCR) maj. dec. Dalton Hogle (BR), 10-2; 145: Billy Pearn (DV) pinned Patrick Parks (MON), 2:55. 160: Kyle Kroptavich (WS) pinned Justin Carpenter (BR), :31; 170: Josh Burkavage (HON) dec. Addison Parsons (BR), 6-2. 220: Chad Swift (MON) pinned Matt Pittsman (VV), 1:58. 285: Evan Aldrich (BR) won by forfeit.