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Fried joins Beachwood wrestling staff

Beachwood’s wrestling program added an outstanding technician on Monday when former three-time Ohio state champion and NCAA champion Alan Fried was approved by the school board to become an assistant coach at the school. Fried will be responsible for coaching technique at every level of the program. Read more

Familiar name tabbed to rebuild Beachwood wrestling program

Beachwood’s wrestling team graduated a very successful senior class and now it’s up to Pete Cimoroni to rebuild the program for the future. Cimoroni had two very successful previous stints with the Bison and he’s looking forward to the challenge at hand. Read more

Gross, Harris double down at state tournament

Beachwood seniors Sam Gross and Ryan Harris closed out their high school careers by winning their second state championship and placed at state for the fourth straight year. Gross won his other title in 2012 and placed third in 2011 and 2013. Harris won his first title last season and placed seventh in 2011 and third in 2012. Read more
Mar 01, 2014 523

Gross, Harris to wrestle for state titles

Beachwood seniors Sam Gross and Ryan Harris both will wrestle for a second state title on Saturday. Gross won his semifinal bout 7-3 and Harris scored a 23-8 technical fall to advance to the championship match in the 77th Annual OHSAA Division III State Wrestling Championships. Full Story
Feb 27, 2014 354

Trio of Beachwood wrestlers advance to Day 2 of state tournament

Beachwood’s Sam Gross, Ryan Harris and Anthony Walden all advanced to the second day of the 77th Annual OHSAA State Wrestling Championships with wins on Thursday. Gross and Harris will wrestle in Friday’s quarterfinals. Walden will compete in the consolation bracket after rebounding from an opening round loss. Full Story
Feb 23, 2014 267

Beachwood ties for second at district tournament

Heading into Saturday’s championship round at the Division III district tournament, Beachwood was 4 ½ points behind Rootstown for second place in the team race. Two championships later, the Bison earned a tie with the Rovers behind Applecreek Waynedale. Beachwood’s Sam Gross and Ryan Harris won district titles and Anthony Walden finished fourth to join his teammates at next weekend’s state tournament. Full Story
Feb 21, 2014 736

Beachwood in fifth after Day 1 of district wrestling tournament

Beachwood finished the first day of the Division III district wrestling tournament in fifth place and advanced three wrestlers to Saturday's semifinalis. Six other Bison wrestlers remain alive in the consolation bracket. Full Story
Feb 16, 2014 456

Berkshire wins 2014 sectional championship

Berkshire won two individual championships and advanced a total of nine wrestlers to next week’s district tournament on its way to winning the 2014 Division III Beachwood sectional tournament on Saturday. The host Bison finished second with nine district qualifiers and Kirtland edged Hawken for third place with six district qualifiers. Full Story
Feb 14, 2014 376

Berkshire on top after first day of Division III sectional

Berkshire advanced nine wrestlers into Saturday’s semifinals to finish in first place after the first day of wrestling in the Division III sectional tournament at Beachwood. The host Bison are in second place with 10 semifinalists and Kirtland is third with eight in the semis. Full Story
Feb 13, 2014 614

Scouting the 2014 Division III Beachwood Sectional Tournament

The wrestling post-season officially kicks off on Friday with sectional tournaments taking place across the Buckeye state. Beachwood once again hosts the Division III sectional that feeds into the Garfield Heights district tournament next weekend. Four returning state qualifiers, including two former state champions and another state placer, will compete at Beachwood over the weekend. Full Story
Feb 02, 2014 410

Bison finish third in CVC Tournament

Led by champions Sam Gross, Anthony Walden and Ryan Harris, nine different Beachwood wrestlers earned a place on the podium as the Bison finished third overall in the 2014 Chagrin Valley Conference Wrestling Championships. Gross won his second CVC title and Walden took home his first. Harris became the 11th wrestler in the league’s 18-year history to win three individual championships. Full Story
Feb 01, 2014 272

Beachwood in third place after first day of CVC tournament

Seven Beachwood wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 Chagrin Valley Conference Wrestling Championships at Aurora to position the Bison in third place after the first day of competition. The host Greenmen jumped out to the early lead with 71 ½ points. Perry is second with 70 and Beachwood has 54 ½ points. Full Story
Jan 30, 2014 505

Beachwood comes up short in bid for state tournament

Beachwood couldn’t overcome 12 forfeit points it gave up in a 37-32 loss to Rootstown in the Division III, Region 19 championship on Wednesday. The Bison pinned in four weight classes, including the final three of the dual meet, but their forfeits at 120 and 126 pounds gave the host Rovers the advantage and the state berth. Full Story
Jan 24, 2014 307

Ryan Harris named Bison Athlete of the Week

Beachwood senior Ryan Harris was named Bison Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2014. Harris, the defending Division III 160-pound state champion, went 5-0 with two wins over returning state qualifiers at the 2014 Bill Dies Memorial Tournament at Akron Firestone High School last weekend. Full Story
Jan 23, 2014 652

Bison advance to Division III regional semifinals

Beachwood got off to a great start in the 2014 OHSAA state dual meet wrestling tournament. The Bison defeated both Cardinal and Independence in Wednesday’s Division III Region 19A quarterfinals to advance to next week’s regional semifinals at a site to be determined. Beachwood beat Cardinal, 48-33, and then knocked off Independence, 42-27, in the final match of the night. Full Story
Dec 28, 2013 397

Bison in 10th after first day at KIT

Led by seniors Sammy Gross and Ryan Harris, Beachwood is in 10th place after the first day of wrestling at the Kenston Invitational Tournament. Gross and Harris both advanced to the semifinals and seven other Bison will wrestle in today’s consolation bracket. Full Story
Dec 21, 2013 516

Harris sets school record with 155th career win

Senior Ryan Harris added another exclamation point to an amazing career when he notched the 155th victory of his Beachwood career on Saturday. Harris went 5-0 at the Nordonia Duals to surpass the previous school record of 152 career wins set by Michael Linsker in 2002. Full Story
Dec 20, 2013 398

Paully Flowers named Bison Athlete of the Week

Beachwood senior Paully Flowers is off to a great start this season as he has compiled a 10-1 record and won his first high school tournament last weekend at the Riverside Rumble. Flowers was named Bison Athlete of the Week. Full Story
Dec 17, 2013 306

Beachwood wrestlers preview season on Chalk Talk

Beachwood wrestling coach Dugan Bentley and several of his wrestlers previewed their season on the Dec. 16 edition of Varsity Chalk Talk at Hooley House in Mentor. The Bison contingent included seniors Ryan Harris, Sammy Gross, Paully Flowers and Trevor Sanshuck as well as freshman Josh Bialosky. Full Story
Dec 16, 2013 724

Walden, Flowers win titles at Riverside Rumble

Seniors Anthony Walden and Paully Flowers both won individual titles in the Gold Division at the Riverside Rumble over the weekend and three other Beachwood wrestlers finished among the top four as the Bison finished in eighth place overall. Junior Tyler Thomas finished in first place in the White Division. Full Story
Dec 10, 2013 451

Anthony Walden named Bison Athlete of the Week

Beachwood senior Anthony Walden won the Bison Kickoff Classic on Nov. 30. For his efforts, Walden was named Bison Athlete of the Week. Walden completed his junior season with a 26-12 record and an appearance in the Division III district wrestling tournament. Full Story
Dec 02, 2013 774

Three Bison claim titles at Kickoff Classic

Sammy Gross, Anthony Walden and Ryan Harris each won individual championships and six other Beachwood wrestlers placed to lead the Bison to a second place finish at the Ron Madow Memorial Kickoff Classic on Saturday. It was Beachwood’s highest finish since the event began. Full Story
Nov 13, 2013 947

Bison standouts sign letters of intent

Beachwood wrestlers Sammy Gross and Ryan Harris made their college choices official on Wednesday when they signed national letters of intent with Big Ten programs. Gross will continue his education and wrestling career at Northwestern while Harris will do the same at Ohio State. Full Story