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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

District 5 Dual-Meet Tournament bracket

The brackets for the District 5 Class AA Dual-Meet Tournament were released this evening.
They are:

No. 8 Berlin Brothersvalley at No. 1 Bedford, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Meyersdale at No. 4 Conemaugh Township, 7 p.m.
No. 6 North Star at No. 3 Chestnut Ridge, 7 p.m.
No. 7 Northern Bedford at No. 2 Somerset, 7 p.m.

Semifinals and finals at highest remaining seed on Saturday
Semifinals - 11 a.m.
Finals - 2 p.m.

Tuesday Night Recap 1/31/2012

Here's a look at what I know so far from Tuesday night:

District 6 Class AAA Duals
Westmont Hilltop 37, Bald Eagle Area 27
220-Nathan Sharkey, BEA, dec. Don Shovestull, 5-3.
285-Josh Duplin, WH, pinned Ryan Hicks, :10.

106-Logan Blackburn, WH, dec. Travis Giedroc, 5-0.
113-Drake Dorian, WH, dec. Jacob Noll, 8-4.
120-Stephen Zipf, WH, maj. dec. Cody Stine, 11-0.
126-Clint McCaslin, BEA, pinned Nick Mical, 3:12.
132-Justin Mills, WH, forfeit.
138-Mike Walsh, WH, forfeit.
145-Ian Helsel, WH, dec. Matthew Dillon, 4-3 (2OT).
152-Tanner Patton, WH, dec. Tyler Baney, 4-0.
160-Dustin Coakley, BEA, pinned Jonah Cramer, 3:09.
170-Jacob Taylor, BEA, pinned Colin Barron, 2:49.
182-Ryan Burnheimer, WH, dec. James Grieb, 9-2.
195-Aaron Varner, BEA, pinned Eric Kowalewski, :36.

Analysis: The big guys have carried Westmont Hilltop to a 9-2 record this season, but Matt Beaujon's squad had to rely on the lightweights for this victory.
The Hilltoppers outscored BEA 28-6 from 106 though 152. Two forfeits helped of course, but so did big victories by Drake Dorian and Stephen Zipf as well as Ian Helsel's double-overtime win over Matt Dillon at 145. Tanner Patton also turned in an impressive 4-0 win over Tyler Baney. Throw in the usual victories by Ryan Burnheimer and Josh Duplin and the Hilltoppers are headed back to Tyrone for the semifinals on Saturday.

Chip Minemyer covered this for The Tribune-Democrat.

Somerset 36, North Star 21
195-Jon Baer, S, dec. Max Strasiser, 10-4.
220-Patrick Blough, S, dec. Brett Benedict, 5-2 (RO).
285-Jake Hayman, S, dec. Shane Supanick, 5-0.
106-Colton Gennett, NS, dec. Garret Foster, 9-4.
113-Damian Jano, S, pinned Lenny Beeman, :47.
120-Nick Roberts, NS, pinned Tyler Walker, :38.
126-Sheldon Wagner, S, dec. Tayte Mostoller, 4-3.
132-Jon Fabian, S, dec. Tevin Mostoller, 4-2.
138-Mike Laue, S, dec. Luke Lepley, 4-2.
145-Landon Lohr, S, dec. Austin Connor, 10-8.
152-Mason Jamison, NS, forfeit.
160-Michael Sutton, S, dec. Tanner Revak, 5-2.
170-Neil Yoder, NS, forfeit.
182-Logan Eller, S, inj. def. over Thomas Miller, 2:00.

Analysis: Somerset locks up the No. 2 seed in the District 5 Class AA dual-meet tournament with the victory. The Golden Eagles will host No. 7 Northern Bedford on Thursday. The loss assures North Star of the sixth seed and a trip to No. 6 Chestnut Ridge on Thursday.
As for Tuesday's action, it often had the feeling of a college match - and that's not necessarily a compliment. As so often is the case in college matches, this was determined from the neutral position. There were plenty of close matches - nine decisions, two pins, two forfeits and an injury default - that weren't always exciting. A big crowd was on hand, but the gym was often very quiet.
Somerset had a 14-6 edge in takedowns, which went a long way toward the dual-meet win for the injury-ravaged Golden Eagles. Although each team recorded a pin, Somerset didn't get a set of backpoints in the final 12 weight classes and North Star had just one all night.
North Star coach Pat Berzonski also wasn't happy with how the Cougars performed, as a whole, at the end of matches.
"A whole lot of third periods that we lost," he said. "I'm absolutely appalled. I mean, one of the hallmarks I think built my career on was always having a lot of gas tank in the third period, and our guys didn't have any gas tank in the third period."
The pure numbers weren't that bad: Somerset won the third period in three matches and North Star won it in two. But the Golden Eagles won the third period in the first three matches, each of them Somerset wins, and two of them in dramatic fashion.
Jon Baer trailed 3-1 in the third at 195 pounds before outscoring Max Strasiser 9-1 in the final 1:55. Patrick Blough scored a third-period escape, then went to rideout with Brett Benedict at 220 pounds before scoring three backpoints for a 5-2 victory.
The formula for Somerset throughout most of the night was get a takedown or two in the first and second periods and avoid going on the mat with the Cougars whenever possible.
Somerset built a 27-9 lead before forfeiting two of the final four matches because of injuries to Josh Darr and Jacob Nickelson.
"We're still sore from the weekend and prior weekend," Somerset coach Brian Barron said. "These guys know we're hurting, sore, but you still have to come out and work together as a team and pick up as many points as you can when you can."
Barron said he hopes that his wrestlers will be healthy by Thursday but that his main concern is making sure they are ready for the individual postseason tournaments.

Cambria Heights 47, United 23
182-Tyler Crawford, CH, pinned Charles Hropovich, 1:51.
195-Jake Beach, CH, def. Tyler Oliver, 6-3.
220-Aaron Gill, CH, pinned Ryan Snyder, :39.
285-Ben Mountan, U, pinned Dominic Novella, 5:01.
106-Mike Dautlick, CH, forfeit.
113-Ryan Dupas, CH, tech. fall Seth Knapic, 15-0, 3:36.
120-Seth Graham, CH, pinned Warren Lowter, 3:32.
126-Brad Thomas, CH, pinned Brant Ingalls, :19.
132-Gaige George, U, dec. Raymond Niebauer 9-7, OT.
138-Troy Matson, U, forfeit.
145-Tyler Mack, U, pinned Travis Yahner, 1:35.
152-Drew Hollern, CH, forfeit.
160-Dalton Waksmunski, CH, dec. Miles Stahl, 7-6.
170-John Blankenship, U, dec. Ross Inzana, 5-3.
Records: Cambria Heights 9-5; United - not reported.

Analysis: Talk about saving the best for last - John Blankenship vs. Ross Inzana was the matchup of the night. And, judging by the score, it looks like it was worth the wait. I've heard that Blankenship is dropping to 160 - which will make an unbelievable District 6 bracket with Forest Hills' Cody Law and Central Cambria's Tony Risaliti also in the mix. Good to see that Cambria Heights got some of its injured starters back, including Ryan Dupas. The Highlanders will need all hands on deck for tomorrow night's trip to Mount Union in what has turned into a bit of a grudge match with the top-seeded Trojans in the District 6 Class AA duals. Jake Beach and Tyler Oliver looks like it was a decent matchup at 195 pounds, as was Dalton Waksmunski and Miles Stahl at 160.

Other scores
District 6 Class AA Quarterfinals
West Branch 39, Moshannon Valley 29
No report - will be updated on Wednesday, if possible
Greater Johnstown at Altoona, 6:30 p.m.
Portage at Bellwood-Antis, 7 p.m.
Ligonier Valley at Northern Cambria, 7 p.m.

The Semifinal 1/31/2012

Conemaugh Township's Tanner Cahill talks about
winning the 145-pound Thomas tournament title.

First Period 
Stars and studs: Chestnut Ridge 113-pounder Trent Crouse was the talk of the Thomas tournament and almost certainly would have walked away with the Outstanding Wrestler award if they'd given one. That's what happens when you're the sixth seed, dominate a returning state placewinner in the semifinals like Crouse did to Beth-Center's Zach Swarrow, then knock off another PIAA medalist in Bedford's Ryan Easter in the finals. It capped a strange eight-day period for Crouse. He was one of the heroes in Chestnut Ridge's victory over Somerset in the Richland Coaches Duals, as he pinned Damian Jano to clinch the title, then lost to Jano a few days later when the Golden Eagles got revenge. ... Cambria Heights 126-pounder Joe Davis has flown under the radar somewhat this season. The spotlight doesn't shine on Patton that often, and when it does, it's often focused on teammate Ryan Dupas. Part of the problem is that there aren't that many highly ranked 126-pounders in the area for Davis to prove himself against, but he's 20-1 this season after beating Bedford's Toby Brett for the Thomas title, with his lone loss coming to Hempfield's Joey Allesandro. ... Conemaugh Township 145-pounder Tanner Cahill had a rough calendar year in 2011. He didn't make it to states during his sophomore season after qualifying as a freshman, broke his arm in summer wrestling, then suffered a season-ending injury in football season. He was back in time for the start of wrestling season, but he just now looks to be hitting his stride and getting his wind back. His 11-7 decision of Tri-Valley's Blake Bowman in the Thomas finals shows he might be back to the promising form he showed as a freshman.
Upset-minded: There were plenty of candidates at the Thomas tournament, but can this really go to anyone other than Conemaugh Township's Kris Knotts? He entered the tournament at the No. 15 seed with a 5-2 record, in large part because he hadn't been able to break into the Indians' lineup. After pinning Mount Pleasant's Andy Yoder in a pigtail match, he stunned second-seeded Kody Osselburn of Northern Garrett, who was a state placewinner in Maryland last season. Conemaugh Township coach Jarod Feathers called Knotts a "match-changer" because he has the ability to be on his back one second and put his opponent on his back the next. Unfortunately for Knotts, he couldn't continue the streak, as he was pinned by Richland's Nick Naglic and Beth-Center's Jason Stay to fall a match short of placing. But that doesn't take away from his victory over Osselburn.
Second Period
On deck: Another week, another great slate for area wrestling. In addition to the District 6 duals, which begin today at Westmont and West Branch, there's plenty of intrigue in North Star, where the Cougars will host Somerset in a match that will go a long way in shaping the District 5 bracket.
The duals really heat up on Wednesday, with Cambria Heights at Mount Union in what should be much more interesting than your normal 8 vs. 1 match, giving all of the storylines surrounding it. Plus, Richland makes its first appearance in the duals under coach Tom Smith when the Rams visit Huntingdon.
District 5's quarterfinals will be held on Thursday in what is easily the most hotly contested race in the history of the event.
Saturday brings the championships in Districts 5 and 6. District 5 will be at Bedford, assuming the Bisons get past their quarterfinal opponent - which is no sure thing if it happens to be a bad matchup like Berlin Brothersvalley - while District 6 will make its customary trip to Tyrone for the semifinals and finals.

District 6 Class AAA Duals

No. 6 Bald Eagle Area at No. 3 Westmont Hilltop, 7 p.m.
District 6 Class AA Duals 
No. 7 Moshannon Valley at No. 2West Branch, 7 p.m.
Regular Season
Greater Johnstown at Altoona, 6:30 p.m.
Portage at Bellwood-Antis, 7 p.m.
United at Cambria Heights, 7 p.m.
Somerset at North Star, 7 p.m.
Ligonier Valley at Northern Cambria, 7 p.m.

Wednesday District 6 Class AAA Duals 
No. 5 Bellefonte at No. 4 Philipsburg-Osceola, 7 p.m. 
District 6 Class AA Duals

No. 8 Cambria Heights at No. 1 Mount Union, 7 p.m..
No. 5 Richland at No. 4 Huntingdon, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Juniata at No. 3 Blairsville, 7 p.m.

District 5 Class AA Duals
Quarterfinals, at higher seeds
Regular Season
United at Blairsville, 7 p.m.
North Star at Shade, 7 p.m.

Friday Moshannon Valley at Cambria Heights, 7 p.m.

District 5 Class AA Duals
At highest remaining seed
District 6 Class AAA and Class AA Duals
At Tyrone
Regular SeasonForest Hills, United at Elderton Duals

Third Period
Duals debate: Because it's an individual sport, wrestling has been able to avoid much of the controversy that surrounds college football and college basketball. No haggling about BCS standings or bubble teams here. Just solve it on the mat. You think you're better than me? Prove it.
Of course, there have been some heated debates over the years about who's the No. 1 seed in a tournament or whether Kid A should have to face Guy B in the first round, but it all comes out in the wash, as the saying goes. If you're good enough, you can fight  your way through the bracket and win a title.
At least that was the case when it was just about individual wrestling.
While entertaining and engaging for fans, the dual meet championships have brought the seamier side of sports to the mat. It's not so simple any more. We can't just throw everybody into a gym, roll out the mats and determine who's best anymore. There are too many teams to allow into the dual-meet tournaments.
Now we have to determine which teams belong. And how do we go about doing that? Do we credit teams for all of the dual meets they wrestle - like District 6 does - even if that means piling up victories against the Weak Sisters of the Poor in dual-meet tournaments? Or do we go with the District 5 system, which says that Somerset's victory over Chestnut Ridge last week counts, but that the Lions' win over the Golden Eagles three days earlier doesn't?
Do we go by opponents' winning percentage or total wins? Do Class AAA wins count for more than Class AA ones, even if the AA team is better than its big-school counterpart?
And that's not even thinking about a scenario like what happened with the District 6 Class AA dual-meet tournament last weekend. That's when things get really ugly. Cambria Heights wanted out of the duals, in part because the Highlanders don't really have much of a chance to beat Mount Union. Claysburg-Kimmel could possibly beat the Trojans in a dual but won't find out unless Cambria Heights drops out. CH coach Mike Eckenrode gives CK's Dave Marko the opportunity to prove his team's worth, as the Highlanders tell District 6 that would like to opt out of the tournament. That's all well and good until word reaches the D6 offices that Marko talked Eckenrode into giving up the spot - which both coaches flatly deny - and the district says Cambria Heights has to wrestle or Mount Union receives a forfeit.
No talking to the coaches, no concern for the wrestlers or what's best for the district, just a decision that Cambria Heights didn't opt out in a timely manner - even though there's never been policy like this before and no one says what a "timely manner" is, just that it's less than it took Cambria Heights to decide.
What the BCS - oops, I mean district - says goes. No matter what.
But, at least we can crown a team champion. And then do it again a few weeks later at the individual tournament, even if it's a different team.
Which one is Boise State again?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thomas Tournament recap

Great weekend of wrestling in Bedford. Thanks to all of you that stopped by the chat and live streaming video broadcast of it. I mean to comment on the tournament on Sunday, but didn't get a chance to because I spent so much time on the controversy that surrounded the District 6 duals. You can read all about it on The Tribune-Democrat.
With the demands of the live chat and the newspaper coverage, I also didn't get a chance to shoot much video at the tournament (a Webcam was just pointed at the mat for the streaming video) but I did get some post-tournament interviews on video. I'll post them here, but they take awhile to upload.
The first one is Chestnut Ridge 113-pounder Trent Crouse, who was the talk of the tournament after beating Ryan Easter in the finals. 

Here's Richland 220-pounder John Rizzo, who won his third straight Thomas title by pinning Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob Craig in the finals.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thomas Tournament Day 2 results

Here are the results from Day 2. You can watch live online or chat with me at

Team standings and key: 1. Tri-Valley (TV) 185. 2. Chestnut Ridge (CR) 176. 3. Bedford (BD) 171.5. 4. Jefferson-Morgan (JM) 158. 5. Somerset (SO) 145.5. 6. Claysburg-Kimmel (CK) 127. 7. Conemaugh Township (CT) 123.5. 8. Berlin Brothersvalley (BB) 108. 9. North Star (NS) 102. 10. Cambria Heights (CH) 100.5. 11. Northern Bedford (NB) 99. 12. Blairsville (BL) 97. 13. West Branch (WB) 89. 14. Richland (RI) 83. 15. Huntingdon (HU) 77. 16. Tyrone (TY) 76.5. 17. Newport (NP) 74. 18. Penn Cambria (PC) 60.5 19. Beth-Center 58. 20. Central (CEN) 57.5 21T. Everett (EV) and Mount Pleasant (MP) 55.5. 23. Shade (SH) 43. 24. Northern Garrett, Md. (NG) 39.5. 25. Tussey Mountain (TM) 26.5.

106-Caleb Bordner, TV, pinned Josh Brown, CK, 2:35.
113-Trent Crouse, CR, dec. Ryan Easter, BD, 6-4 (OT).
120-Nick Roberts, NS, maj. dec. Garrett Thomas, BD, 10-1.
126-Joe Davis, CH, dec. Toby Brett, BD, 1-0.
132-James Dodson, CK, pinned Nick Naglic, RI, 3:00.
138-Ty Dively, CK, dec. Nick Szala, PC, 1-0.
145-Tanner Cahill, CT, dec. Blake Bowman, TV, 11-7.
152-Ty Schoffstall, TV, pinned Cory Berchick, CT, 1:03.
160-Sam Scheib, TV, pinned Michael Sutton, SO, 2:56.
170-Dustin Conti, JM, dec. Ross Inzana, CH, 9-3.
182-Michael Brett, BD, dec. Joe Phillips, JM, 9-7.
195-Dan Albright, CR, dec. Jake Beach, CH, 7-1.
220-John Rizzo, RI, pinned Jacob Craig, BB, 1:40.
285-Quinton Hixson, NB, dec. Jake Hayman, SO, 4-2 (RO).

Consolation Finals
106-John Demaske, JM, maj. dec. Derrick Claar, CR, 9-1.
113-Zach Swarrow, BC, dec. Abe Albright, WB, 6-0.
120-Mason Replogle, NB, dec. Jason Miller, JM, 2-1.
126-Hunter Harner, TV, dec. Parker Bumbarger, WB, 1:23.
132-Ryan Zalar, JM, dec. Shane Pfaunmiller, CR, 7-2.
138-Noah Tarr, BL, dec. Drew Gartland, NB, 2-1.
145-Dylan Weston, TY, maj. dec. Chris Eichelberger, EV, 11-3.
152-Drew Doak, BL, dec.Wolf Otten, SH, 5-1.
160-Brandon Lesko, JM, dec. Jarron Knisely, CEN, 5-4.
170-Tyler Dibert, CR, maj. dec. Cody Yingling, BD, 14-4.
182-Scott Thompson, BL, maj. dec. Evan Heffron, TV, 9-1.
195-Jon Baer, SO, pinned Lyle Troutman, TV, 3:01.
220-Jacob Krupa, BD, dec. Jonah Long, MP, 11-7.
285-Austin Buttry, CR, pinned Titus Feathers, CK, 4:14.

Fifth-Place Matches
106-Cody Guyer, NB, dec. Kale Burket, CEN, 3-0.
113-Matt Wilson, HU, dec. Nathan Sell, CK, 7-0.
120-Chris Miller, BB, dec. Jason Schopp, TY, 3-2.
126-E.J. Custer, BB, pinned Zach Huss, NP, 1:54.
132-Tevin Mostoller, NS, dec. Jason Stay, BC, 7-3.
138-Taylor Cahill, CT, forfeit over Mike Laue, SO.
145-Bryce Fochtman, BB, pinned Matt Riggle, BC, 4:48.
152-Josh Darr, SO, dec. Tanner Williams, BD, 3-2 (RO).
160-Ian Clay, NP, pinned Cole Murtha, MP, 2:12.
170-Eli Holt, MP, dec. Neil Yoder, NS, 5-0.
182-Jared Beckwith, TY, pinned Phil Aikey, SH, 2:12.
195-Kyle Drenner, CT, dec. Alex Tripodis, BL, 3-1.
220-Pat Blough, SO, dec. Reynold Maines, WB, 7-1.
285-Seth McLendon, PC, dec. Mitchell Hall, TM, 3-2.

Seventh-Place Matches
106-Adam George, RI, dec. Jake Warren, BD, 3-2.
113-Damian Jano, SO, dec. Nick Pecze, BL, 5-3.
120-Devon Green, HU, dec. Daniel Altemus, NP, 9-7.
126-Nathan Russell, HU, dec. Shane Black, JM, 2-1.
132-Kody Osselburn, NG, pinned Jon Fabian, SO, 2:56.
138-Blake Miller, BB, forfeit over Levi Niebauer, CH.
145-Luke Slippey, WB, dec. Landon Lohr, SO, 3-2.
152-Bradie Bollman, CR, dec. Tanner Revak, NS, 8-1.
160-D.J. Wunder, TY, pinned Bobby Thompson, BL, 4:38.
170-Isiah Gibbons, EV, pinned Zach Waltman, NP, :56.
182-Nathan Shope, HU, forfeit over Tyler Crawford, CH.
195-Ryan Mayfield, JM, pinned Stew Trulick, BB, 1:13.
220-Luke Gindlesperger, CT, pinned Zach Meyers, 3:33.
285-Justin Reader, TY, pinned Shane Supanick, NS, :55.

106-Bordner, TV, dec. Demaske, JM, 5-4; Brown, CK, pinned Claar, CR, :20.
113-Easter, BD, maj. dec. Wilson, HU, 16-6; Crouse, CR, pinned Swarrow, BC, 5:21.
120-Roberts, NS, maj. dec. Miller, JM, 13-1; Thomas, BD, dec. Miller, BB, 1-0.
126-Davis, CH, pinned Custer, BB, 3:20; Brett, BD, dec. Harner, TV, 11-4.
132-Dodson, CK, dec. Pfaunmiller, CR, 2-0; Naglic, RI, pinned Mostoller, NS, 3:32.
138-Dively, CK, dec. Gartland, NB, 4-0; Szala, PC, dec. Tarr, BL, 6-5.
145-Bowman, TV, dec. Eichelberger, EV, 3-1; Cahill, CT, dec. Weston, TY, 3-2.
152-Schoffstall, TV, maj. dec. Darr, SO, 15-7; Berchick, CT, dec. Williams, BD, 6-1.
160-Scheib, TV, pinned Murtha, MP, 1:45; Sutton, SO, dec. Clay, NP, 3-1.
170-Conti, JM, dec. Yingling, BD, 3-2; Inzana, CH, dec. Dibert, CR, 4-2.
182-Brett, BD, maj. dec. Heffron, TV, 14-4; Phillips, JM, pinned Beckwith, TY, 4:21.
195-Beach, CH, maj. dec. Tourtman, LV, 10-2; Albright, CR, pinned Jon Baer, 2:54.
220-Rizzo, RI, pinned Maines, WB, :47; Craig, BB, dec. Krupa, BD, 3-0.
285-Hixson, NB, maj. dec. Buttry, CR, 9-1; Hayman, SO, dec. Feathers, CK, 1-0.

Consolation Semifinals
106-Claar, CR, maj. dec. Guyer, NB, 8-0; Demaske, JM, dec. Burket, CEN, 6-0.
113-Swarrow, BC, dec. Sell, CK, 8-2; Albright, WB, dec. Wilson, HU, 6-0.
120-Replogle, NB, dec. Miller, BB, 4-3; Miller, JM, Schopp, TY, 12-7.
126-Harner, TV, pinned Huss, NP, 1:43; Bumbarger, WB, pinned Custer, BB, 1:23.
132-Zalar, JM, pinned Mostoller, NS, 2:56; Pfaunmiller, CR, dec. Stay, BC, 7-2.
138-Tarr, BL, maj. dec. Laue, SO, 10-0; Gartland, NB, pinned Cahill, CT, 4:29.
145-Weston, TY, maj. dec. Fochtman, BB, 13-2; Eichelberger, EV, pinned Riggle, BC, 3:58.
152-Doak, BL, maj. dec. Williams, BD, 12-2; Otten, SH, dec. Darr, SO, 10-5.
160-Lesko, JM, dec. Clay, NP, 9-3; Knisely, CEN, dec. Murtha, MP, 3-2.
170-Dibert, CR, pinned Holt, MP, 2:09; Yingling, BD, dec. Yoder, 9-7.
182-Thompson, BL, dec. Beckwith, TY, 6-3; Heffron, TV, maj. dec. Aikey, SH, 8=0.
195-Baer, SO, dec. Drenner, CT, 6-3; Troutman, LV, pinned Tripodis, BL, 1:48.
220-Krupa, BD, pinned Blough, SO, 1:49; Long, MP, dec. Maines, WB, 6-2.
285-Feathers, CK, dec. McLendon, PC, 3-1; Buttry, CR, pinned Hall, TM, 3:14.

Fourth-Round Consolations
106-Guyer, NB, dec. Warren, BD, 4-0; Burket, CEN, dec. George, RI, 5-0.
113-Sell, CK, dec. Pecze, BL, 4-0; Albright, WB, pinned Jano, SO, 3:52.
120-Replogle, NB, pinned Altemus, NP, 3:39; Schopp, TY, dec. Green, HU, 6-3.
126-Huss, NP, dec. Russell, HU, 3-2; Bumbarger, WB, pinned Black, JM, 3:21.
132-Zalar, JM, dec. Osselburn, NG, 3-2; Stay, BC, dec. Fabian, SO, 4-0.
138-Laue, SO, inj. def. over Niebauer, CH, 4:49; Cahill, CT, maj. dec. Miller, BB, 12-3.
145-Fochtman, BB, dec. Lohr, SO, 3-2; Riggle, BC, dec. Slippey, 8-3.
152-Doak, BL, dec. Revak, NS, 12-0; Otten, SH, dec. Bollman, CR, 6-0.
160-Lesko, JM, dec. Wundber, TY, 5-1; Knisely, CEN, pinned Thompson, BL, 2:10.
170-Holt, MP, dec. Gibbons, EV, 9-6; Yoder, NS, dec. Waltman, 10-7.
182-Thompson, BL, dec. Shope, HU, 8-2; Aikey, SH, pinned Crawford, 1:18.
195-Drenner, CT, pinned Mayfield, JM, 1:55; Tripodis, BL, dec. Trulick, BB, 6-4.
220-Blough, SO, pinned Meyers, NG, 1:35; Long, MP, maj. dec. Gindlesperger, CT, 11-2.
285-McLendon, PC, pinned Supanick, NS, 2:26; Hall, TM, pinned Reader, TY, :51.

Third-Round Consolations
106-Guyer, NB, pinned Joe Pakstis, SH, 2:25; Warren, BD, pinned Tommy DeArmitt, BB, :53; Burket, CEN, tech. fall Wyatt Sankey, WB, 17-1 (2:58); George, RI, dec. Garret Foster, SO, 6-0.
113-Pecze, BL, pinned Nathan Gates, PC, 1:32; Sell, CK, dec. Darren Shoemaker, NP, 8-3; Albright, WB, pinned Stephen Rouser, RI, 4:55; Jano, SO, dec. Kody Ofsanko, CT, 9-7.
120-Altemus, NP, dec. Justin Opel, NG, 5-3; Replogle, NB, pinned Clayton Claar, CK, 2:39; Green, HU, dec. Dustin Fisch, WB, 5-3; Schopp, TY, maj. dec. Mickey Sanders, CT, 15-2.
126-Russell, HU, dec. Channing Cavender, BL, 2-0; Huss, NP, pinned Tayte Mostoller, NS, :47; Black, JM, dec. Terry Albright, 9-5; Bumbarger, WB, dec. Luke McCloskey, TY, 3-0.
132-Osselburn, NG, dec. J.P. Hayles, WB, 5-1; Zalar, JM, pinned Josh Corbin, TM, 1:15; Fabian, SO, dec. Eric Lynn, HU, 1-0; Stay, BC, pinned Kris Knotts, CT, 4:45.
138-Niebauer, CH, maj. dec. Ethan Charlesworth, MP, 10-0; Laue, SO, dec. Nico Brown, BC, 3-0; Miller, BB, maj. dec. Zach Dudek, BD, 14-4; Cahill, CT, pinned Anthony Snyder, TV, 3:43.
145-Fochtman, BB, dec. Kolton Ramp, NP, 5-3 (OT); Lohr, SO, dec. Kyle Winegardner, CR, 7-1; Riggle, BC, pinned Jesse Martin, 1:42; Slippey, WB, dec. Dan Devan, RI, 11-9.
152-Revak, NC, pinned Austin Mears, MP, 4:12; Doak, BL, dec. Matt Sollenberger, NB, 6-3; Otten, SH, pinned Josh Bafia, HU, 2:05; Bollman, CR, dec. Heffner, BB, 3-2.
160-Lesko, JM, pinned Ryan Shifflett, CT, 2:14; Wundber, TY, maj. dec. Nico Pecora, RI, 19-5; Knisely, CEN, dec. Josiah Koontz, BD, 7-1; Thompson, BL, dec. Lance Shawley, NS, 6-0.
170-Holt, MP, inj. def. over Zach Merrill, NG, :31; Gibbons, EV, forfeit over Lucas Kristofitts, WB; Yoder, NS, pinned Logan Eller, SO, 1:25; Waltman, NP, pinned Ben Miller, BB, 2:26.
182-Shope, HU, dec. Andre Dauphinais, BB, 6-1; Thompson, BL, pinned Matt Dull, CR, 2:29; Aikey, SH, dec. Ben Sterling, EV, 4-3; Crawford, CH, pinned Jacob Nickelson, SO, 4:16.
195-Mayfield, JM, pinned Brett Benedict, NS, 4:47; Drenner, CT, dec. Colin Schaeffer, NP, 3-1 (OT); Trulick, BB, pinned Trey English, WB, 1:20; Tripodis, BL, dec. Courtland Pannebaker, TY, 6-1.
220-Blough, SO, dec. Zach Holmes, BC, 3-2 (RO); Meyers, NG, pinned Mason White, TV, 1:51; Long, MP, dec. Luke Fochtman, CR, 4-1; Gindlesperger, CT, dec. Eli Claycomb, EV, 2-1.
285-McLendon, PC, dec. Brian Rush, JM, 6-5; Supanick, NS, dec. Morgan Selepack, WB, 10-7; Reader, TY, pinned Nick Holsopple, 1:45; Hall, TM, pinned Justin Durst, NG, :45.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thomas Tournament Day 1 results

Here are the results of the first day. You can watch live online Saturday at or just join in the chat.

Thomas Subaru Wrestling Tournament
At Bedford
Standings and key: 1. Chestnut Ridge (CR) 107. 2. Bedford (BD) 104.5. 3. Tri-Valley (TV) 98. 4. Somerset (SO) 89.5. 5. Jefferson-Morgan (JM) 78. 6T. Berlin Brothersvalley (BB) and Claysburg-Kimmel (CK) 72. 8. Conemaugh Township (CT) 71.5. 9. North Star (NS) 70. 10. Huntingdon (HU) 64. 11. West Branch (WB) 58. 12. Neport (NP) 57. 12. Newport (NP) 57. 13. Cambria Heights (CH) 53.5. 14. Northern Bedford (NB) 51. 15. Blairsville (BL) 49. 16. Ricland (RI) 48. 17. Tyrone (TY) 44.5. 18. Everett (EV) 41.5. 19. Penn Cambria (PC) 40.5. 20. Central (CEN) 39. 21. Beth-Center (BC) 38. 22. Mount Pleasant (MP) 35.5. 23. Northern Garrett, Md. (NG) 30.5. 24. Shade (SH) 24. 25. Tussey Mountain (TM) 17.5.

106-John Demaske, JM, pinned Cody Guyer, NB, 3:57; Caleb Bordner, TV, pinned Tommy DeArmitt, 3:27; Derrick Claar, CR, maj. dec. Kale Burket, CEN, 11-1; Josh Brown, CK, dec. Adam George, 11-4.
113-Ryan Easter, BD, tech. fall Nick Pecze, BL, 16-0 (3:05); Matt Wilson, HU, dec. Nathan Sell, CK, 2-1; Trent Crouse, CR, maj. dec. 10-1; Zach Swarrow, BC, maj. dec. Kody Ofsanko, CT, 8-0.
120-Nick Roberts, NS, pinned Justin Opel, NG, :59; Jason Miller, JM, dec. Mason Replogle, NB, 9-4; Garret Thomas, BD, maj. dec. Dustin Fisch, WB, 11-2; Chris Miller, BB, dec. Jason Schopp, TY, 7-1.
126-Joe Davis, CH, dec. Nathan Russell, HU, 3-2; E.J. Custer, BB, pinned Tayte Mostoller, NS, 3:22; Toby Brett, BD, pinned Shane Black, JM, 1:50; Hunter Harner, TV, dec. Parker Bumbarger, WB, 6-2.
132-James Dodson, CK, dec. J.P. Hayles, WB, 4-0; Shane Pfaunmiller, CR, dec. Ryan Zalar, JM, 5-1; Tevin Mostoller, NS, dec. Jon Fabian, SO, 6-4; Nick Naglic, RI, pinned Kris Knotts, CT, 2:41.
138-Ty Dively, CK, pnned Levi Niebauer, CH, 1:25; Drew Gartland, NB, dec. Mike Laue, SO, 3-0; Noah Tarr, BL, dec. Blake Miller, BB, 8-4; Nick Szala, PC, pinned Anthony Snyder, 4:36.
145-Blake Bowman (TV) maj. dec. Bryce Fochtman, BB, 16-6; Chris Eichelberger, EV, dec. Landon Lohr, SO, 3-1 (OT); Dylan Weston (TY) pinned Matt Riggle, BC, 3:20; Tanner Cahill, CT, tech. fall Luke Slippey, WB, 16-0 (4:41).
152-Ty Schoffstall, TV, pinned Tanner Revak, NS, 1:00; Tanner Williams, BD, dec. Josh Bafia, HU, 2-1; Cory Berchick, CT, maj. dec. Bradie Bollman, CR, 10-2.
160-Sam Scheib, TV, pinned Brandon Lesko, TV, 3:16; Cole Murtha, MP, dec. D.J. Wunder, TY, 4-3; Ian Clay, NP, dec. Jarron Knisely, CEN, 7-3; Michael Sutton, SO, pinned Bobby Thompson, BL, :59.
170-Dustin Conti, JM, pinned Eli Holt, MP, 1:56; Cody Yingling, BD, maj. dec. Isiah Gibbons, EV, 13-5; Ross Inzana, CH, dec. Neil Yoder, 10-3; Tyler Dibert, CR, pinned Zach Waltman, 3:22.
182-Michael Brett, BD, maj. dec. Nathan Shope, HU, 10-0; Evan Heffron, TV, dec. Scott Thompson, BL, 3-2; Joe Phillips, JM, pinned Phil Aikey, 3:29; Jared Beckwith, TY, dec. Jacob Nickelson, SO, 11-7.
195-Lyle Troutman, TV, pinned Ryan Mayfield, JM, 1:01; Jake Beach, CH, dec. Kyle Drenner, CT, 8-4; Jon Baer, SO, dec. Stew Trulick, BB, 8-2; Dan Albright, CR, pinned Alex Tripodis, 1:59.
220-John Rizzo, RI, pinned Zach Holmes, BC, :25; Reynold Maines, WB, pinned Zach Meyers, NG, 3:02; Jacob Craig, BB, pinned Jonah Long, MP, 1:04; Jacob Krupa, BD, pinned Eli Claycomb, EV, 1:50.

Second-Round Consolations
106-Joe Pakstis, SH, pinned Colton Gennett, NS, 1:46; Jake Warren, BD, pinned Ty Snyder, TY, 3:59; Wyatt Sankey, WB, dec. Neal Hammond, EV, 4-2; Garret Foster, SO, pinned Damian Metz, TM, :29.
113-Nathan Gates, PC, dec. Joey Bryner, EV, 5-2; Darren Shoemaker, NP, pinned Tyler DeArmitt, BB, :22; Stephen Rouser, RI, dec. Mike Manges, 7-4; Damian Jano, SO, pinned Kyle Stephen, TV, 1:38.
120-Daniel Altemus, NP, dec. Colby Hillegass, CR, 9-4; Clayton Claar, CR, pinned Pete Hipple, BL, 4:44; Devon Green, HU, dec. Sheldon Wagner, SO, 16-14; Mickey Sanders (CT) dec. Jeff Brahim, CH, 4-2.
126-Channing Cavender, BL, dec. Mike Eckenrode, 2-0; Zach Huss, NP, pinned Casey Berchick, CT, 1:59; Terry Albright, CEN, dec. Tyler Walker, SO, 4-0; Luke McCloskey, TY, dec. Zach Etterman, CR, 4-2.
132-Kody Osselburn, NG, dec. Brad Thomas, CH, 6-0; Josh Corbin, TM, 16-5; Eric Lynn, HU, maj. dec. Mike Mock, 10-2; Jason Stay, BC, dec. Damian Corle, 5-3.
138-Ethan Charlesworth, MP, dec. Dakota Peters, HU, 14-8; Nico Brown, BC, dec. Luke Lepley, NS, 4-1; Zach Dudek, BB, dec. Chris Eisenhart, NP, 7-4; Taylor Cahill, CT, maj. dec. Ejai Rock, EV, 10-2.
145-Kolton Ramp, NP, pinned Owen Peters, HU, 2:09; Kyle Winegardner, CR, dec. Austin Connor, NS, 7-3; Jesse Martin, BD, maj. dec. Luke Mowery, 14-4; Dan Devan, RI, pinned Blake Burket, CEN, 3:43.
152-Austin Mears, MP, dec. Sean Kamp, NG, 10-4; Drew Doak, BL, dec. Jon Stoy, 7-1; James Otten, SH, pinned Ethan Slippey, WB, 2:05; Trace Heffner, BB, pinned Dalton Gilpin, :45.
160-Ryan Shifflett, CT, pinned Ryan Miles, WB, :45; Nico Pecora, RI, dec. Tommy Durst, NG, 12-5; Josiah Koontz, BD, dec. Zach Romano, HU, 10-6; Lance Shawley, NS, dec. Kavan Holderbaum, 2:37.
170-Zach Merrill, NG, pinned Matt Orner, SH, 4:12; Lucas Kristofits, WB, pinned Donald Airhart, NB, 2:09; Logan Eller, SO, dec. Jusdan Griffith, CT, 7-1; Ben Miller, BB, pinned Jarred Ponder, CEN, 1:38.
182-Andre Dauphinais, BB, inj. def. over Matt Huggins, NP, 4:32; Matt Dull, CR, dec. Henry Schlosser, PC, 6-3; Ben Sterling, EV, dec. Duelin Douglas, NB, 4-2; Tyler Crawford, CH, tech. fall Mike Merriman, RI, 17-0 (1:30).
195-Brett Benedict, NS, dec. Mitchell Lauer, HU, 6-2; Colin Schaeffer, NP, pinned Christian Barnhart, :59; Trey English, WB, dec. Doug Knisely, CK, 5-0; Courtland Pannebaker, TY, 3:37.
220-Pat Blough, SO, dec. Tyler Wholaver, HU, 6-1; Mason White, TV, dec. Luke White, 5-4; Luke Fochtman, CR, maj. dec. Aaron Gill, CH, 10-2; Luke Gindlesperger, CT, pinned Caleb Burkett, CK, :21.
285-Seth McLendon, PC, dec. Dominic Novella, CH, 7-2; Shane Supanick, NS, pinned Kevin Frey, NP, 4:17; Justin Reader, NS, pinned Kevin Frey, 1:32; Justin Durst, NG, pinned Justin Easter, BD, 2:13.

First Round
106-Demaske, JM, pinned Matz, TM, 1:23; Guyer, NB, pinned Foster, SO, 1:44; DeArmitt, BB, dec. Sankey, WB, 14-10; Bordner, TV, pinned Hammond, EV, :48; Claar, CR, pinned Snyder, TY, 3:09; Burket, CEN, dec. Warren, BD, 6-2; George, RI, dec. Pakstis, SH, 9-2; Brown, CK, pinned Gennett, NS, 1:03.
113-Easter, BD, pinned Gochnour, NB, :36; Pecze, BL, pinned Jano, SO, 4:42; Sell, CK, pinned Rouser, RI, 3:20; Wilson (HU) pinned Park, TM, 3:20; Albright, WB, dec. Shoemaker,NP, 5-1; Crouse, CR, pinned DeArmitt, BB, 3:40; Ofsanko, CT, pinned Bryner, EV, 1:36; Swarrow, BC, pinned Gates, PC, 1:00.
120-Roberts, NS, pinned Brahim, CH, :54; Opel, NG, pinned Sanders, CT, 1:37; Replogle, NB, pinned Wagner, SO, 1:31; Miller, JM, pinned Green, HU, 1:10; Thomas, BD, pinned Hipple, BL, 1:41; Fisch, WB, dec. Claar, CK, 2-0; Schopp, TY, dec. Altemus, 10-4; Miller, BB, pinned Hillegass, CR,3:19.
126-Davis, CH, pinned Etterman, CR, 3:49; Russell, HU, dec. McCloskey, TY, 2-0; Mostoller, NS, tech. fall Walker, SO, 16-0 (2:38); Custer, BB, dec. Albright, CEN, 8-1; Black, JM, dec. Huss, NP, 8-5; Brett, BD, pinned Berchick, CT, 2:47; Bumbarger, WB, dec. Cavender, BL, 7-1; Harner, TV,pinned Eckenrode, PC, 5:07.
132-Dodson, CK, pinned Stay, BC, :31; Hayles, WB, dec. Corle, NB, 2-0; Zalar, JM, pinned Lynn, HU, 5:03; Pfaunmiller, CR, maj. dec. Mock,CEN, 9-0; Fabian, SO, dec. Deimler, NP, 7-2; Mostoller, NS, dec. Corbin, TM, 7-2; Naglic, RI, dec. Thomas, CH, 8-1; Knotts, CT, pinned Osselburn, NG, 1:40.
138-Dively, CK, pinned Hammel, CEN, 1:18; Niebauer, CH, dec. Cahill, CT, 4-3; Laue, SO, dec. Eisenhart, NP, 9-2; Gartland, NB, pinned Dudek, BD, 1:41; Tarr, BL, maj. dec. Brown, BC, 9-0; Miller, BB, pinned Lepley, NS, 4:17; Snyder, TV, pinned Charlesworth, MP, 4:55; Szala, PC, pinned Peters, HU, 1:01.
145-Bowman, TV, pinned Burket, CEN, 1:28; Fochtman, BB, maj. dec. Devan, RI, 12-4; Lohr, SO, pinned Mowery, BL, 2:38; Eichelberger, EV, maj. dec. Duvall, TM, 15-5; Weston, TY, tech. fall Connor, NS, 17-1 (3:49); Riggle, BC, dec. Winegardner, CR, 11-4; Slippey, WB, dec. Peters, HU, 2-0; Cahill, CT, pinned Ramp, NP, 1:38.
152-Schoffstall, TV, pinned Gilpin, BC, :27; Revak, NS, dec. Heffner, BB, 3-2; Sollenberger, NB, dec. Otten, SH, 3-2; Darr, SO, dec. Slippey, WB, 7-0; Williams, BD, dec. Stoy, PC, 6-3; Bafia, HU, dec. Doak, BL, 5-4; Bollman, CR, pinned Kamp, NG, 1:29; Berchick, CT, pinned Mears, MP, 3:10.
160-Scheib, TV, pinned Shawley, NS, 1:32; Lesko, JM, maj. dec. Holderbaum, 14-3; Murtha, MP, dec. Koontz, BD, 7-3; Wundber, TY, dec. Romano, HU, 15-8; Knisely, CEN, pinned Durst, NG, :44; Clay, NP, pinned Pecora, RI, 1:27; Thompson, BL, dec. Shifflett, CT, 10-7; Sutton, SO, pinned Miles, WB, 1:16.
170-Conti, JM, pinned Ponder, CEN, :57; Holt, MP, pinned Miller, BB, 1:33; Yingling, BD, pinned Griffith, CT, 3:03; Gibbons, EV, pinned Eller, SO, 1:07; Inzana, CH, maj. dec. Airhart, NB, 14-0; Yoder, NS, pinned Krisofits, WB, 4:29; Waltman, NP, maj. dec. Merrill, NG, 12-3; Dibert, CR, pinned Orner, SH, 1:59.
182-Brett, BD, pinned Merriman, RI, :34; Shope, HU, pinned Crawford, CH, 2:40; Heffron, TV, maj. dec. Douglas, 18-4; Phillips, JM, pinned Schlosser, PC, 1:34; Aikey, SH, pinned Dull, CR, 1:27; Beckwith, TY, dec. Huggins, NP, 9-2; Nickelson, SO, dec. Dauphinais, 4-1.
195-Troutman, TV, pinned Snopko, RI, 3:25; Mayfield, JM, pinned Pannebaker, TY, 4:44; Beach, CH, dec. English, 7-1; Drenner, CT, pinned Knisely, CK, :22; Baer, SO, pinned Barnhart, EV, 1:28; Trulick, BB, pinned Schaeffer, 3:41; Tripodis, BL, pinned Benedict, NS, 3:02; Albright, CR, pinned Lauer, HU, :51.
220-Rizzo, RI, pinned Burkett, CK, :29; Holmes, BC, pinned Gindlesperger, CT, 3:23; Meyers, NG, pinned Fochtman, CR, 1:21; Maines, WB, dec. Gill, CH, 4-2; Craig, BB, pinned White, TV, :51; Long, MP, pinned White, BL, 3:07; Claycomb, EV, pinned Blough, SO, 4:24; Krupa, BD, pinned Wholaver, HU, 4:24.
285-Hixson, NB, pinned Kroh, TV, :14; Rush, JM, pinned Durst, NG, 1:39; Selepack, WB, pinned Maskery, BL, 1:36; Buttry, CR, pinned Reader, TY, 2:18; Holsopple, CT, maj. dec. Frey, NP, 16-3; Feathers, CK, pinned Supanick, NS, 1:10; Hall, TM, pinned McLendon, PC, 3:09; Hayman, SO, tech. fall Novella, CH, 15-0 (4:49).

First-Round Consolations
106-Gennett, NS, pinned Logan Henry, BL, Warren, BD, pinned Ryan Smolk, CT, :37; Snyder, TY, dec. Lane Rounds, NG, 13-11; Hammond, EV, pinned Mike Dautlick, CH, :11; Matz, TM, tech. fall Jacob Dubbs, 16-0 (3:04).
113-Gates, PC, maj. dec. Joel Hamor, CEN, 13-1; Manges, SH, pinned Dylan Park, TM, 4:56; Stephen, TV, dec. Matt Gouchnour, 3-1.
120-Hillegass, CR, pinned Jon Reynolds, SH, 1:16; Claar, CK, pinned Shawn Prinkey, :10; Hipple, BL, pinned Zach Rhone-Hatch, PC, 2:46; Green, HU, pinned Taylor Dingle, BC, 1:37; Brahim, CH, pinned Raven Sphon, EV, :15.
126-Eckenrode, PC, maj. dec. Marcus McKool, RI, 12-0; Berchick, CT, pinned Anthony Hall, 1:28; Huss, NP, pinned Travis Robertson, TM, :44; Albright, CEN, pinned Hypes, CK, 5:04; Walker, SO, maj. dec. Alex Defibaugh, NB, 14-3; Etterman, CR, maj. dec. Brandon Minnick, NG, 8-0.
132-Osselburn, NG, tech. fall Caleb Grimes, 16-0 (3:11); Deimler, NP, pinned Joe Perez, BL, 1:33; Mock, CEN, dec. Cole Butler, BB, 5-2; Stay, BC, dec. Andy Yoder, MP, 3-0.
138-Peters, HU, pinned Kaleb Quick, WB, 2:21; Charlesworth, MP, tech. fall Trevor Henry, RI, 17-1 (4:47); Lepley, NS, maj. dec. Robert Swope, 11-0; Brown, BC, dec. Jason Perkins, JM, 7-1; Dudek, BD, pinned Dustin Bence, CR, :43; Eisenhart, NP, pinned Chris Murdock, NG, :59; Cahill, CT, pinned Jim Kostick, SH, 1:46; Rock, EV, tech. fall Tyler Hammel, CEN, 15-0 (5:00).
145-Ramp, NP, pinned Connor Brown, CK, :25; Winegardner, CR, pinned Joe Arizmendi, JM, 2:31; Connor, NS, tech. fall Richard Legros, CH, 19-2 (5:00); Martin (BD) dec. Mathew Duvall (TM), 7-5 (OT); Mowery (BL) maj. dec. Marcus Crawford, NB, 11-2; Devan, RI, pinned Adam Hutzell, 2:53; Burket, CEN, pinned Matt Wyland, PC, 4:12.
152-Mears, MP, pinned Josh Bonner, EV, 2:30; Stoy, PC, tech. fall Mike Derricott, 19-4 (3:00); Slippey (WB) tech. fall Ethan Miller, CK, 16-0 (3:48); Gilpin, BC, dec. Drew Hollern, CH, 5-3 (OT).
160-Miles, WB, pinned Zach Lear, EV, 2:01; Durst, NG, pinned Tyler Husick, TM, 1:23; Romano, HU, pinned Dalton Waksmunski, 2:22; Shawley, NS, pinned Dylan Shippey, NB, 2:37.
170-Orner, SH, pinned Austin Witchin, 3:50; Airhart, NB, pinned Marcus Wagner, 3:32; Eller, SO, forfeit over Kris Bookamer, HU; Ponder, CEN, pinned Sam Sosak, CEN, 1:43.
182-Dauphinais, BB, dec. Robbie Pearce, WB, 3-0; Dull, CR, pinned Austin Piper, MP, :54; Schlosser, PC, pinned Musselman, CK, :44; Douglas, NB, maj. dec. Bradi Moore, Central, 15-4; Merriman, RI, pinned Andrew Gowarty, CT, 3:20.
195-Lauer, HU, pinned Justin Brunner, NB, 2:26; Knisely, CK, pinned Jacob Yurko, 1:36; Wilkinson, PC, dec. Killian Snopko, RI, 2-1.
220-Tyler Wholaver, HU, pinned Mike Bush, CEN, 2:39; Burkett, CK, dec. Josh Bower, NP, 4-1.
285-Novella, CH, pinned Mike Ohler, SH, :09; Easter, BD, pinned Max Kroh, TV, 3:17.

106-Matz, TM, pinned Henry, BL, :54; DeArmitt, BB, pinned Smolk, CT, :36; Hammond, EV, pinned Rounds, NG, 3:01; Snyder, TY, pinned Dautlick, CH, 1:06; Gennett, NS, pinned Dubbs, HU, 1:49.
113-Gochnour, NB, pinned Joel Hamor, CEN, 3:37; Shoemaker, NP, maj. dec. Manges, SH, 8-0; Gates, PC, dec. Stephen, TV, 4-2.
120-Brahim, CH, pinned Reyonlds, SH; Wagner, SO, pinned Prinkey, MP; Green, HU, pinned Rhone-Hatch; Hipple, BL, pinned Dingle, BC, 3:22; Hillegass, CR, pinned Sphon, EV, 1:45.
126-Etterman, CR, pinned McKool, RI, 2:33; Walker, SO, pinned Hall, EV, 5:12; Albright, CEN, pinned Robertson, TM, 1:19; Black, JM, maj. dec. Hypes, CK, 9-0; Berchick, CT, pinned Defibaugh, NB, 1:58; Eckenrode, PC, pinned Minnick, NG, 5:32.
132-Stay, BC, maj. dec. Grimes, BD, 16-7; Mock, CEN, pinned Perez, BL, 1:34; Deimler, NP, dec. Butler, BB, 6-1; Knotts, CT, pinned Yoder, MP, :35.
138-Hammel, CEN, pinned Quick, :58; Niebauer, CH, pinned Henry, RI, 1:18; Eisenhart, NP, pinned Swope, TM, 1:35; Dudek, BD, pinned Perkins, JM; Brown, BC, pinned Bence, CR, 3:16; Lepley, NS, pinned Murdock, NG, 1:29; Charlesworth, MP, maj. dec. Kostick, SH, 16-6; Peters, HU, dec. Rock, EV, 10-8.
145-Burket, CEN, pinned Brown, CK, 5:37; Mowery, BL, pined Arizmendi, 2:41; Duvall, TM, dec. Legros, CH, Connor, NS, maj. dec. Martin, BD, 10-2; Winegardner, NS, pinned CR, 1:27; Peters, HU, pinned Hutzell, SH, 2:48; Ramp, NP, pinned Wyland, PC, 1:29.
152-Gilpin, BC, pinned Bonner, EV, 3:00; Slippey, WB, tech. fall Derricott, RI, 18-3 (4:35); Stoy, PC, pinned Miller, CK, 1:33; Mears, MP, pinned Hollern, CH, 3:02.
160-Shwley, NS, pinned Lear, EV, 1:27; Romano, HU, pinned Husick, TM, :52; Durst, NG, pinned Waksmunski, CH, 2:18; Miles, WB, pinned Shipley, NB, 3:52.
170-Ponder, CEN, dec. Witchin, BL, 7-0; Eller, SO, pinned Wagner, TY, 3:18; Airhart, NB, pinned Bookamer, 3:55; Orner, SH, pinned Sosak, TM, 1:53.
182-Merriman, RI, maj. dec. Pearce, WB, 10-2; Sterling, EV, pinned Piper, MP, 3:25; Douglas, NB, pinned Musselman, CK, 1:04; Schlosser, PC, pinned Moore, CEN, 3:41; Dauphinais, BB, dec. Gowarty, CT, 5-3.
195-Snopko, RI, pinned Bunner, NB, 4:45; Barnhart, EV, pinned Yurko, MP, 5:28; Lauer,HU, pinned Wilkinson, PC, 5:30.
220-Burkett, CK, pinned Bush, CEN, 2:28; Wholaver, HU, dec. Bower, NP, 7-4.
285-Kroh, TV, pinned Ohler, SH, 1:08; Novella, CH, pinned Easter, BD, 1:53.

Thomas Automotive Tournament preview

What: Thomas Automotive Tournament.

Where: Bedford High School.

When: Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday with quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. Semifinals at approximately 10:30 Saturday morning with finals around 6:15 p.m.

Online: Follow all weekend at with live streaming video and a live chat.

Who's in: Shade.

Who's out: Fort Cherry, Hyndman.

Familiar faces: Bedford, Berlin Brothersvalley, Beth-Center, Blairsville, Cambria Heights, Central, Chestnut Ridge, Claysburg-Kimmel, Conemaugh Township, Everett, Huntingdon, Jefferson-Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Newport, North Star, Northern Bedford, Northern Garrett (Md.), Penn Cambria, Richland, Somerset, Tri-Valley, Tussey Mountain, Tyrone and West Branch.


Returning champions: 103-Zach Swarrow, Beth-Center; 125-Ty Dively, Claysburg-Kimmel; 130-Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley; 145-Noah Tarr, Blairsville; 152-Sam Scheib, Tri-Valley; 160-Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge; 285-John Rizzo, Richland

Weight to watch: 152 pounds. How's this for depth: Wolf Otten, a District 5 champion last season and 100-match winner, is the 12th seed. Tri-Valley's Ty Schoffstall is sixth in the Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings, Conemaugh Township's Cory Berchick is 10th, Somerset's Josh Darr is 20th and Shade's Wolf Otten is 21st. Off the Mat rankings doesn't include Darr or Otten, but has Blairsville's Drew Doak at No. 12 and Bedford's Tanner Williams at No. 16. Even the early rounds should have good matchups here.

Name to know: At this point in the season, it's hard to come up with someone that is still an unknown but can still do some damage. The closest I can come is Blairsville's Drew Doak. He's a freshman 152-pounder, which is a tough weight to break in at, and he's in what I see as the tournament's toughest weight class. But he's 24-4 on the season, with losses to Cody Copeland - the top 152-pounder in Class AA - Conemaugh Township's Cory Berchick and two state-ranked AAA wrestlers from District 7. Doak's already beaten fifth-seeded Matt Sollenberger of Northern Bedford, but the sixth seed might be to his benefit, as it would keep him away from Tri-Valley's Schoffstall until the finals.

UPDATED Thursday Night Recap 1/26/2012

Didn't get to see any wrestling on Thursday, but there were some interesting results, including a HUGE UPSET in the Forest Hills-Penn Cambria match, which I initially had wrong.

Forest Hills 42, Penn Cambria 30
106-No match.
113-Triston Law, FH, pinned Nathan Gates, 1:22.
120-Jake Keiper, FH, forfeit.
126-Zach Rhone-Hatch, PC, forfeit.
132-Kenny Corle, FH, pinned Michael Eckenrode, 1:39.
138-Nick Szala, PC, pinned Ean Bopp, 1:25.
145-R.J. Brydon, FH, pinned Matt Wyland, 3:20.
152-Jon Stoy, PC, pinned Warren Gramling, 2:59.
160-Cody Law, FH, pinned Henry Spangler, :42.
170-Jeff Leach, FH, pinned forfeit.
182-Zack Pinkas, FH, maj. dec. Henry Schlosser, 11-4.
195-Sam Michuk, FH, forfeit.
220-Johnathan Wilkinson, PC, forfeit.
285-Seth McLendon, PC, dec. Matt Marra, FH, 12-5.

Analysis: Big upset here - one so big I initially thought maybe Penn Cambria's NWCA page was wrong. Henry Scholosser beat Zack Pinkas 11-4 at 182 pounds. Pinkas is 20-4 and 17th in the latest edition of the Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings while Schlosser is 12-14. Not only did Schlosser win, but he did it convincingly. I'd rank this as possibly the biggest upset of the season so far. Other than that, the one thing that jumps out at me is that there were a lot of good kids that just didn't get matched up. Look at the list of winners from 132 to 160: Kenny Corle, Nick Szala, R.J. Brydon, Jon Stoy and Cody Law. That's an impressive group. Unfortunately, none of them wrestled each other.

Greater Johnstown 38, Central Cambria 33
182-Gervon Simon, GJ, pinned Calvin Grow, 1:25.
195-Kawan Butcher, GJ, pinned Jordan O’Farrell, 1:10.
220-Jeremiah Mitchell, GJ, dec. Luke Zearing, 6-3.
285-Evan Sokira, CC, pinned Richard White, 1:09.
106-Madison Lima-Tanaka, GJ, forfeit.
113-Brad Taylor, CC, forfeit.
120-Cameron Long, CC, pinned Malik Walker, 1:42.
126-Coltin Makin, CC, dec. Dustin Stephens, 7-6.
132-Ben Rager, CC, pinned Rodney Hall, 1:00.
138-Malcolm Harris, GJ, pinned Tyler Karlinsey, 2:38.
145-William Leeth, GJ, maj. dec. Cordale Kline, 15-3.
152-Evan Smith, GJ, maj. dec. Tanner Bilonick, 13-3.
160-Tony Risaliti, CC, pinned Dylan Walters, :36.
170-Devine Edwards, GJ, dec. Cody Slebodnick, 6-2. 
Records: Greater Johnstown 13-13; Central Cambria 7-17.

Analysis: Bill Bassett has a nice team in Greater Johnstown that doesn't get much attention. Gervon Simon and Malcolm Harris are two of the better wrestlers in the area. I'm actually a little surprised this was as close as it was. Central Cambria got on a nice run in the low- to middleweights to keep the Red Devils in the match. 

Portage 59, Northern Cambria 9
113-Nick Lutz, P, tech. fall Noah Tomallo, 16-1 (6:00).
120-No match.
126-Nolan Paronish, NC, forfeit.
132-Chase Fox, P, pinned Tyler Gaston, 2:31.
138-Gus Yahner, NC, dec. Caleb Kephart, 4-3.
145-Shane Baker, P, pinned Casey Brown, 5:39.
152-Paul Husar, P, pinned John Krumenacker, :28.
160-Donny Watters, P, pinned Cody Wissinger, :55.
170-Kyle Davis, P, forfeit.
182-Randy Wisen, P, pinned Joey Frontino, 1:39.
195-Cameron Neel, P, forfeit.
220-Tyler Strong, P, forfeit.
285-Bryce Davis, P, forfeit.
106-No match.

Analysis: Big win for the Mustangs. I still haven't gotten to see much of them, but I haven been hearing about how much improved they are, and the results are beginning to show it. I'm looking forward to the first WestPAC tournament and how wrestlers like Chase Fox fare.
United 42, Shade 27
We didn't get a report from this match, which is a shame because Shade's Wolf Otten was in a position to get his 100th win, which would make him the first Panther (even though he attends Windber) to reach the milestone. Unless he bumped up to 160 pounds, he likely would have gotten it via forfeit.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thomas tournament seeds

Here are the preliminary seedings for the 2012 Thomas Tournament as of Thursday night (records as of Tuesday night). Thanks to Ryan Spring, who forwarded them to me.

106 Pounds
1. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, So. 18-0; 2. Josh Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel, Jr. 20-2; 3. Derrick Claar, Chestnut Ridge, Fr. 24-5; 4. Caleb Bordner, Tri-Valley, Fr. 20-7; 5. Wyatt Sankey, West Branch, So. 18-7; 6. Jabel Warren, Bedford, So. 11-5; 7. Adam George, Richland, Fr. 16-8; 8. Cody Guyer, Northern Bedford, Sr. 12-6; 9. Garret Foster, Somerset, So. 13-7; 10. Joe Pakstis, Shade, Sr. 14-5; 11. Kale Burket, Central, Fr. 11-7; 12. Tommy DeArmitt, Berlin, So. 19-7; 13. Neal Hammond, Everett, Fr. 9-7; 14. Ty Snyder, Tyrone, Fr. 11-10.

113 Pounds
1. Ryan Easter, Bedford, So. So. 19-2; 2. Zach Swarrow, Beth-Center, Jr. 13-3; 3. Abe Albright, West Branch, 23-2, 11; 4. Matt Wilson, Huntingdon, So. 16-8; 5. Nathan Sell, Claysburg, Sr. 20-4; 6. Trent Crouse, Chestnut Ridge, Fr. 16-10; 7. Kody Ofsanko, Conemaugh Township, So. 16-2; 8. Nick Pecze, Blairsville, Fr. 14-9; 9. Damian Jano, Somerset, So. 13-9; 10. Joey Bryner, Everett, So. 9-4; 11. Tyler DeArmitt, Berlin, Fr. 13-13.

120 Pounds
1. Nick Roberts, North Star, Sr. 22-1; 2. Chris Miller, Berlin, Jr. 23-3; 3. Garrett Thomas, Bedford, So. 18-3; 4. Jason Miller, Jefferson-Morgan, So. 20-4; 5. Mason Replogle, Northern Bedford, Jr. 13-4; 6. Dustin Fisch, West Branch, Sr. 20-5; 7. Daniel Altemus, Newport, Jr. 20-4; 8. Mickey Sanders, Conemaugh Township, So. 10-8; 9. Justin Opel, Northern Garrett, Fr. 19-5; 10. Jason Schopp, Tyrone, So. 16-5; 11. Clayton Claar, Claysburg, Jr. 13-7; 12. Sheldon Wagner, Somerset, Fr. 13-9; 13. Devon Green, Huntingdon, So. 12-10; 14. Pete Hipple, Blairsville, Fr. 11-9; 15. Colby Hillegass, Chestnut Ridge, Fr. 12-12.

126 Pounds
1. Joe Davis, Cambria Heights, So. 15-1; 2; Hunter Harner, Tri-Valley, Fr. 17-6; 3. Zach Huss, Newport, Sr. 22-3; 4. E.J. Custer, Berlin, So. 18-7; 5. Tayte Mostoller, North Star, Jr. 14-12; 6. Toby Brett, Bedford, So. 17-4; 7. Parker Bumbarger, West Branch, So. 19-5; 8. Nathan Russell, Huntingdon, So. 16-8; 9. Luke McCloskey, Tyrone, Jr. 11-5; 10. Channing Cavender, Blairsville, Fr. 12-5; 11. Casey Berchick, Conemaugh Township, Fr. 14-12; 12. Tyler Walker, Somerset, Jr. 8-6; 13. Terry Albright, Central, Jr. 8-7; 14. Shane Black, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr. 13-11.

132 Pounds
1. James Dodson, Claysburg, Sr. 24-0; 2. Kody Osselburn, Northern Garrett, So. 22-1; 3. Jon Fabian, Somerset, Fr. 17-5; 4. Shane Pfaunmiller, Chestnut Ridge, Sr. 23-6; 5. Ryan Zalar, Jefferson-Morgan, So. 3-2; 6. Tevin Mostoller, North Star, Fr. 17-12; 7. Nick Naglic, Richland, So. 19-6; 8. Damian Corle, Northern Bedford, Jr. 11-7; 9. J. P. Hayles, West Branch, Jr. 17-8; 10. Brad Thomas, Cambria Heights, Jr. 8-4; 11. Josh Corbin, Tussey Mountain, Sr. 18-12; 12. Erick Lynn, Huntingdon, So. 14-10; 13. Mike Mock, Central, Fr. 14-7; 14. Kyle Deimler, Newport, Sr. 13-13; 15. Kris Knotts, Conemaugh Township, Jr. 5-2; 16. Jason Stay, Beth-Center, Fr. 10-8.

138 Pounds
1. Ty Divley, Claysburg, Sr. 23-0; 2. Nick Szala, Penn Cambria, Sr. 23-1; 3. Noah Tarr, Blairsville, Jr. 25-1; 4. Drew Gartland, Northern Bedford, Jr. 15-2; 5. Mike Laue, Somerset, So. 15-7; 6. Blake Miller, Berlin, Jr. 17-10; 7. Anthony Snyder, Tri-Valley, Fr. 12-4; 8. Taylor Cahill, Conemaugh Township, Fr. 17-7; 9. Levi Niebauer, Cambria Heights, Fr. 11-5; 10. Ethan Charlesworth, Mount Pleasant, Fr. 18-7; 11. Luke Lepley, North Star, So. 12-12; 12. Chris Eisenhart, Newport, Sr. 16-9; 13. Zach Dudek, Bedford, Fr. 9-9; 14. Nico Brown, Beth-Center, Fr. 6-4; 15. Ejai Rock, Everett, Jr. 8-8.

145 Pounds
1. Blake Bowman, Tri-Valley, Jr. 22-4; 2. Tanner Cahill, Conemaugh Township, Jr. 20-4; 3. Dylan Weston, Tyrone, Sr. 21-2; 4. Chris Eichelberger, Everett, So. 15-1; 5. Landon Lohr, Somerset, So. 17-4; 6. Matt Riggle, Beth-Center, So. 14-2; 7. Bobby Long, Mount Pleasant, Jr. 18-3; 8. Luke Slippey, West Branch, Fr. 18-6; 9. Bryce Fochtman, Berlin, Fr. 17-10; 10. Dan Devan, Richland, Sr. 15-9; 11. Owen Peters, Huntingdon, Sr. 11-11; 12. Kyle Winegardner, Chestnut Ridge, So. 14-12; 13. Luke Mowery, Blairsville, So. 15-8; 14. Matt Duvall, Tussey Mountain, Jr. 13-12.

152 Pounds
1. Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley, Jr. 17-2; 2. Cory Berchick, Conemaugh Township, Sr. 24-0; 3. Tanner Williams, Bedford, Jr. 15-4; 4. Josh Darr, Somerset, Sr. 18-4; 5. Matt Sollenberger, Northern Bedford, Sr. 14-3;6. Drew Doak, Blairsville, Fr. 24-4; 7. Bradie Bollman, Chestnut Ridge, Jr. 14-8; 8. Tanner Revak, North Star, Sr. 18-8; 9. Trace Heffner, Berlin, Sr. 16-10; 10. Sean Kamp, Northern Garrett, Sr. 20-5; 11. Josh Bafia, Huntingdon, Sr. 20-6; 12. James Otten, Sr. 17-3; 13. Ethan Slippey, West Branch, Sr. 16-9; 14. Jon Stoy, Penn Cambria, Sr. 15-7; 15. Austin Mears, Mount Pleasant, Fr. 14-9.

160 Pounds
1. Sam Scheib, Tri-Valley, Sr. 21-2; 2. Michael Sutton, Somerset, So. 20-2; 3. Jarron Knisely, Central, Sr. 11-1; 4. D.J. Wunder, Tyrone, Jr. 17-5; 5. Josiah Koontz, Bedford, So. 11-8; 6. Ian Clay, Newport, Sr. 18-7; 7. Bobby Thompson, Jr. 17-9; 8. Dylan Weyant, Claysburg, Sr. 15-6; 9. Brandon Lesko, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr. 19-9; 10. Kavan Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge, Sr. 15-6; 11. Ryan Shifflett, Conemaugh Township, Jr. 7-3; 12. Nico Pecora, Richland, So. 14-10; 13. Cole Murtha, Mount Pleasant, Sr. 13-9; 14. Zach Romano, Huntingdon, Sr. 13-12; 15. Tommy Durst, Northern Garrett, So. 14-8; 16. Dylan Shipley, Northern Bedford, So. 6-6.

170 Pounds
1. Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan, Jr. 23-0; 2. Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge, Jr. 24-3; 3. Ross Inzana, Cambria Heights, Sr. 14-1; 4. Tyler Ickes, Claysburg, Sr. 22-1; 5. Isiah Gibbons, Everett, Sr. 9-0; 6. Cody Yingling, Bedford, Sr. 16-3; 7. Lucas Kristofits, West Branch, Jr. 21-4; 8. Zach Merrill, Northern Garrett, Sr. 15-3; 9. Ben Miller, Berlin, Sr. 16-10; 10. Eli Holt, Mount Pleasant, Jr. 17-10; 11. Zach Waltman, Newport, Jr. 14-12.

182 Pounds
1. Michael Brett, Bedford, Jr. 18-4; 2. Jacob Nickelson, Somerset, Jr. 15-6; 3. Joe Phillips, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr. 15-7; 4. Evan Heffron, Tri-Valley, Sr. 19-4; 5. Max Strasiser, North Star, Sr. 13-5; 6. Scott Thompson, Blairsville, Fr. 23-5; 7. Matt Dull, Chestnut Ridge, Sr. 15-4; 8. Jared Beckwith, Tyrone, So. 17-5; 9. Tyler Crawford, Cambria Heights, Jr. 12-5; 10. Nathan Shope, Huntingdon, Sr. 19-7; 11. Matt Huggins, Newport, Sr. 18-7; 12. Phil Aikey, Shade, So. 8-2; 13. Ben Sterling, Everett, Sr. 10-5; 14. Duelin Douglas, Northern Bedford, Jr. 7-7.

195 Pounds
1. Lyle Troutman, Tri-Valley, Jr. 21-3; 2. Dan Albright, Chestnut Ridge, Jr. 24-5; 3. Jon Baer, Somerset, Sr. 16-4; 4. Kyle Drenner, Conemaugh Township, Sr. 18-5; 5. Jake Beach, Cambria Heights, Sr. 13-3; 6. Colin Schaeffer, Newport, Sr. 21-5; 7. Alex Trepodis, Blairsville, Jr. 18-8; 8. Ryan Meyfield, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr. 20-8; 9. Court Pannebaker, Tyrone, Sr. 13-3; 10. Brett Benedict, North Star, Sr. 15-10; 11. Stew Trulick, Berlin, So. 11-8; 12. Trey English, West Branch, Jr. 17-8; 13. Doug Knisely, Claysburg, Jr. 12-11; 14. Christian Barnhart, Everett, Sr. 9-7.

220 Pounds
1. John Rizzo, Richland, Sr. 26-3; 2. Jacob Krupa, Bedford, Sr. 18-4; 3. Jacob Craig, Berlin, Sr. 22-2; 4. Reynold Maines, West Branch, Fr. 21-4; 5. Luke Fochtman, Chestnut Ridge, Sr. 23-5; 6. Jonah Long, Mount Pleasant, Fr. 20-4; 7. Pat Blough, Somerset, Sr. 13-8; 8. Zach Holmes, Beth-Center, Sr. 11-7; 9. Luke Gindlesperger, Conemaugh Township, Sr. 15-9; 10. Eli Claycomb, Everett, Jr. 11-4; 11. Luke White, Blairsville, Jr. 19-8; 12. Zach Meyers, Northern Garrett, Sr. 17-7; 13. Aaron Gill, Cambria Heights, So. 9-6; 14. Mason White, Tri-Valley, Jr. 19-8.

285 Pounds
1. Quinton Hixson, Northern Bedford, Sr. 16-0; 2. Jake Hayman, Somerset, Sr. 19-1; 3. Nick Holsopple, Conemaugh Township, Sr. 13-1; 4. Austin Buttry, Chestnut Ridge, So. 23-6; 5. Morgan Selepack, West Branch, So. 21-4; 6. Titus Feathers, Claysburg, Sr. 19-5; 7. Seth McLendon, Penn Cambria, So. 19-5; 8. Brian Rush, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr. 18-10; 9. Justin Durst, Northern Garrett, Sr. 18-6; 10. Mitchell Hall, Tussey Mountain, Jr. 19-6; 11. Shane Supanick, North Star, So. 15-9; 12. Ryan Maskery, Blairsville, Sr. 13-10.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

UPDATED Wednesday Night Recap 1/25/2012

OK, I finally got around to updating Wednesday night's stuff. Some very good matches here.

Bedford 35, Somerset 32
120-Garrett Thomas, B, pinned Sheldon Wagner, 2:12.
126-Toby Brett, B, pinned Tyler Walker, 2:26.
132-Jon Fabian, S, maj. dec. Caleb Grimes, 10-2.
138-Mike Laue, S, pinned Zach Dudek, :55.
145-Landon Lohr, S, maj. dec. Jesse Martin, 15-3.
152-Tanner Williams, B, dec. Josh Darr, 4-3.
160-Michael Sutton, S, pinned Josiah Koontz, 4:55.
170-Dylan Evans, B, dec. Logan Eller, 6-3.
182-Jacob Nickelson, S, dec. Cody Yingling, 11-4.
195-Michael Brett, B, pinned Jon Baer, 2:23.
220-Jacob Krupa, B, pinned Patrick Blough, 2:50.
285-Jake Hayman, S, pinned Justin Easter, 1:00.
106-Garret Foster, S, dec. Jake Warren, 10-6 (OT).
113-Ryan Easter, B, tech. fall Damian Jano, 16-0 (3:29).
Records: Bedford 12-0. Somerset 15-3.

Analysis: Fantastic match. For those of you who missed it, check out the video highlights at The Tribune-Democrat. (Even if you did see it, please check it out. The way to convince my superiors that more video coverage is warranted is by showing them impressive numbers). There were plenty of surprises to me, including the fact that Somerset put such a scare into Bedford. I missed the North Star match, so this was the first time I've seen Bedford get tested this season.
Nothing too surprising early on. I thought Tanner Williams might beat Josh Darr at 152 pounds. Williams is probably the most improved wrestler I've seen this year. Big surprise at 160 pounds. Having seen both wrestlers face Chestnut Ridge's Bradie Bollman, I thought Josiah Koontz might be able to beat Michael Sutton. But he couldn't stop Sutton's throw-by and was losing 7-3 in the third when he tried an ill-fated Granby that led to Sutton pinning him.
Jacob Nickelson also surprised me. I'd seen him face some top competition (Westmont Hilltop's Ryan Burnheimer and United's John Blankenship) and have almost no offense. But he showed plenty of firepower early against Yingling, building a 7-0 lead in the first before cruising to an 11-4 victory.
After that, things went pretty much as expected, although the 106 was a toss-up. It also was a thrilling match. Again, watch the video and listen to the crowd erupt when Garret Foster puts Jake Warren on his back in overtime.

Westmont Hilltop 46, Blairsville 21
106-Drake Dorian, WH, tech. fall Logan Henry, 5:20.
113-Logan Blackburn, WH, pinned Nick Pecze, 3:43.
120-Stephen Zipf, WH, maj. dec. Pete Hipple, 12-3.
126-Channing Cavender, B, pinned Nick Mical, 1:06.
132-Andrew Garrison, WH, dec. Nate Lowry, 8-4.
138-Noah Tarr, B, dec. Mike Walsh, 6-4.
145-Ian Helsel, WH, maj. dec. Luke Mowery, 11-2.
152-Andrew Doak, B, pinned Jonah Cramer, 3:37.
160-Tanner Patton, WH, dec. Bobby Thompson, 9-5.
170-Scott Thompson, BL, pinned Colin Barron, 1:26.
182-Ryan Burnheimer, WH, pinned Lucas Ratkus, :42.
195-Eric Kowalewski, WH, dec. Alex Tripodis, 5-3.
220-Don Shovestull, WH, pinned Luke White,  4:58.
285-Josh Duplin, WH, pinned Ryan Maskrey, :34.

Analysis: Westmont, which is in District 6 Class AAA, roughed up one of the better teams in District 6 AAA. No huge surprises, but Tanner Patton's 9-5 decision of Bobby Thompson at 160 pounds is a good win. Eric Kowalewski also had a solid performance, beating an 18-match winner in Alex Tripodis. Westmont's Mike Walsh wrestled a tight match with Noah Tarr, who is 25-1 on the season.

Chestnut Ridge 44, Conemaugh Township 24
106-Sam Shank, CR, pinned Ryan Smolk, :19.
113-Derrick Claar, CR, pinned Kody Ofsanko, 1:29.
120-Trent Crouse, CR, tech. fall Mickey Sanders, 17-2 (5:53).
126-Zach Etterman, CR, pinned Casey Berchick, :46.
132-Shane Pfaunmiller, CR, pinned Kris Knotts, 3:14.
138-Taylor Cahill, CT, pinned Dustin Bence, 1:26.
145-Tanner Cahill, CT, maj. dec. Kyle Winegardner, 9-1.
152-Ryan Grosik, CT, pinned Teddy Albright, 2:50.
160-Cory Berchick, CT, dec. Bradie Bollman, 8-2.
170-Tyler Dibert, CR, pinned Jusdan Griffith, 1:54.
182-Matt Dull, CR, pinned Andrew Gowarty, :59.
195-Kyle Drenner, CT, dec. Dan Albright, 9-5.
220-Luke Fochtman, CR, dec. Luke Gindlesperger, 3-1.
285-Nick Holsopple, CT, dec. Austin Buttry, 8-1.

Analysis: I didn't get this box score on this one - I found it on Ridge's NWCA site - so I'm not sure at what weight it started. Ridge dominated the lightweigths but Township got rolling in the middleweights. Some good matches - like Cory Berchick's 8-2 win over Bradie Bollman at 160, Kyle Drenner's 9-5 decision of Dan Albright at 195 and Luke Fochtman's 3-1 overtime victory over Luke Gindlesperger at 220. Nick Holsopple's 8-1 victory over Austin Buttry surprised me at 285. I know Holsopple is a solid wrestler, but that's a big win.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UPDATED Tuesday night recap 1/24/2012

There were plenty of good dual meets on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to any of them. That's too bad because the Chestnut Ridge-Somerset match looks like it was as good or better than its predecessor three days ago in the championship of the Richland Coaches Duals.

Somerset 32, Chestnut Ridge 30
106-Derrick Claar, CR, pinned Garret Foster, 3:18.
113-Damian Jano, S, pinned Trent Crouse, 1:18.
120-Sheldon Wagner, S, dec. Colby Hillegass, 8-6.
126-Zach Etterman, CR, pinned Tyler Walker, 3:50.
132-Jon Fabian, S, dec. Shane Pfaunmiller, 2-1.
138-Mike Laue, S, pinned Dustin Bence, :13.
145-Landon Lohr, S, dec. Kyle Winegardner, 9-5.
152-Josh Darr, S, tech. fall Teddy Albright, 9-5.
160-Michael Sutton, S, dec. Bradie Bollman, 3-2.
170-Matt Dull, CR, pinned Logan Eller, 3:49.
182-Tyler Dibert, CR, dec. Jacob Nickelson, 3-1.
195-Dan Albright, CR, pinned Jon Baer, 2:19.
220-Luke Fochtman, CR, dec. Patrick Blough, 3-2 (RO).
285-Jake Hayman, S, dec. Austin Buttry, 3-1.
Records: Somerset 15-2. Chestnut Ridge 22-5.

Analysis: I really thought the outcome might be different than the meeting in Richland on Saturday night, but I wouldn't have guess how much different the individual matches would be. After getting pinned in the final match at Richland, Damian Jano turned the tables on Trent Crouse. That was a 12-point swing and got the Golden Eagles rolling as they won seven of the next eight matches. Sheldon Wagner also avenged a loss. He beat Colby Hillegass, who had pinned him in their first meeting. Jon Fabian became the second consecutive Somerset wrestler to beat defending District 5 champion Shane Pfaunmiller. That helped the Eagles build a 29-12 lead, and they'd need all of it, as the Lions won four consecutive matches.
 Luke Fochtman, who lost 3-2 to Patrick Blough on a locking-hands call in rideout on Saturday, won by the same score on Thursday to give Ridge a 30-29 edge.
On Saturday, Austin Buttry propelled the Lions to victory by pinning previously unbeaten Jake Hayman at heavyweight. This time, Hayman got to be the hero. His 3-1 victory gave Somerset the victory and a boost in the District 5 dual-meet standings, which doesn't count Saturday's result (or anything else that happens in a dual-meet tournament).

Berlin Brothersvalley 54, Portage 24
106-Tommy DeArmitt, BB, forfeit.
113-Nick Lutz, P, tech. fall Tyler DeArmitt, 6:00.
120-Chris Miller, BB, forfeit.
126-E.J. Custer, BB, forfeit.
132-Cole Butler, BB, pinned Bryan Husar, 2:25.
138-Chase Fox, P, dec. Eric Darr, 5-2.
145-Blake Miller, BB, pinned Caleb Kephart, 1:41.
152-Paul Husar, P, pinned Bryce Fochtman, 1:25.
160-Donny Watters, P, pinned Trace Heffner, 1:58.
170-Ben Miller, BB, pinned Kyle Davis, :40.
182-Randy Wisen, P, maj. dec. Andre Dauphinais, 10-2.
195-Stew Trulick, BB, pinned Cameron Neel, 1:04.
220-Jacob Craig, BB, pinned Tyler Strong, 1:20.
285-Kody Martin, BB, forfeit.
Records: Berlin Brothersvalley 13-7. 

Analysis: Berlin was coming off a very strong showing at the Richland Coaches Duals, but the Mountaineers were nearly outwrestled by the Mustangs. Throw out the four forfeits that Portage gave up and this is a 30-24 on the mat. This is actually beginning to look like a trend, so maybe Adam Whetstone is building something in Portage. Chase Fox, who knocked off Tevin Mostoller last week, added another quality win by beating Eric Darr at 138 pounds. Paul Husar and Donny Watters added a pair of impressive first-period pins for Portage. Husar beat Bryce Fochtman while Watters stopped Trace Heffner, wrestlers with 17 and 16 wins, respectively. Then, Randy Wisen scored a 10-2 major decision over Andre Dauphinais at 182. Dauphinais might be a first-year wrestler, but he's proved difficult to score on, as Wisen found out in his 4-1 victory at the Sheetz Holiday Classic in December.
I haven't gotten to see much of the Mustangs this season, but it certainly looks like they're showing improvement under Whetstone.
The Mountaineers can take something away from the trip - a .500 record in matches that count toward the District 5 standings and makes them eligible for the postseason - but it also can be seen as another step backward in what has been a startlingly inconsistent season.  

North Star 41, Meyersdale 30
106-Colton Gennett, NS, forfeit.
113-Brady McKenzie, M, pinned Lenny Beeman, 1:02.
120-Nick Roberts, NS, tech. fall Collin Day, 16-1.*
126-Tanner Hetrick, M, pinned Tayte Mostoller, :59.
132-Stephen McKenzie, M, dec. Tevin Mostoller, 7-2.
138-Luke Lepley, NS, dec. Seth Deist, 7-5.
145-Austin Connor, NS, pinned Drew Yoder, 3:09.
152-Tanner Revak, NS, pinned David Stanton, 2:46.
160-Billy Dunbar, M, pinned Lance Shawley, 4:38.
170-Gavin Berkley, M, dec. Neil Yoder, 7-3.
182-Max Strasiser, NS, pinned Tyler Mayhugh, 3:01.
195-Andrew Lenhart, M, forfeit.
220-Brett Benedict, NS, forfeit.
285-Shane Supanick, NS, dec. Ty Smith, 2-1.
Records: North Star 6-3. Meyersdale 12-4.

*-The result I got actually had Day with a tech fall over Roberts here, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's the other way around.

Analysis: This is a big win for North Star because, I believe, it guarantees the Cougars will be eligible for the District 5 Dual-Meet Tournament. There were some good matchups in it, mainly in the light-to-middle weights. Tanner Hetrick's match with Tayte Mostoller was a bit of a surprise to me, not so much because Hetrick won, but because he did it with a fall in less than a minute. Stephen McKenzie's 7-2 victory over Tevin Mostoller at 132 would have been another highlight match for me. And North Star's Luke Lepley seems to be making strides, as he beat Seth Deist at 138 after losing to him earlier in the season. Jeff Maurer covered it for the Daily American.

Bedford 52, Greater Johnstown 20
120-Garrett Thomas, B, pinned Dustin Stephens, :18.
126-Toby Brett, B, forfeit.
132-Malcolm Harris, GJ, maj. de. Caleb Grimes, 19-5.
138-Evan Smith, GJ, maj. dec. Zach Dudek, 17-3.
145-William Leeth, GJ, maj. dec. Jesse Martin, 10-2.
152-Tanner Williams, B, forfeit.
160-Josiah Koontz, B, pinned Conan Stiffler, :37.
170-Cody Yingling, B, forfeit.
182-Gervon Simon, GJ, pinned Dylan Evans, 3:04.
195-Mike Brett, B, maj. dec. Kawan Butcher, 13-1.
220-Jacob Krupa, B, pinned Rich White, 1:51.
285-Jeremiah Mitchell, GJ, dec. Justin Easter, 6-1.
106-Jake Warren, B, pinned Madison Lima-Tenaka, 1:19.
113-Ryan Easter, B, pinned Malik Walker, :30.
Records: Bedford 11-0; Greater Johnstown 12-13.

Analysis: Another big win for Bedford, but it was actually a pretty good showing by Johnstown as well. The three victories in a row at 132, 138 and 145 were impressive for the Trojans. Malcolm Harris is a proven commodity and Evan Smith and William Leeth are starting to show their skills as well. At this point, it's hard to say much more about Bedford. The Bisons certainly didn't seem to be looking ahed to tonight's big match at Somerset.

Forest Hills 40, Central Cambria 34
195-Brody Snyder, CC, pinned Sam Michuk, 2:20.
220-Luke Zearing, CC, forfeit.
185-Evan Sikora, CC, pinned Matt Mara, 5:38.
106-Jake Keiper, FH, forfeit.
113-Triston Law, FH, maj. dec. Brad Taylor, 14-6.
120-Dylan Casper, CC, forfeit.
126-Coltin Makin, CC, forfeit.
132-Aiden Sugars, FH, pinned Steven Pennington, 2:22.
138-Ben Rager, CC, maj. dec. Kenny Corle, 18-8.
145-Ian Bopp, FH, maj. dec. Cordale Kline, 9-1.
152-R.J. Brydon, FH, forfeit.
160-Warren Gramling, FH, pinned Tanner Bilonick, 1:48.
170-Cody Law, FH, Tony Risaliti, 7-4.
182-Zach Pinkas, FH, tech. fall Cody Slebodnick, 15-0 (4:32).
Records: Forest Hills 2-8; Central Cambria 7-16.

Analysis: For two squads with losing records, this had some great matchups. How about 170 pounds, where the state's two best 160-pounders - according to the Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings - met for the second time this season? Law beat his frequent club practice partner for the second time in a match that went a long way in the team standings. Triston Law, Cody's younger brother, also had a big win for the Rangers. The freshman moved up a weight class and scored a major decision over Brad Taylor, who already has 21 wins this season. But Forest Hills didn't win all of the marquee matchups. Central Cambria's Ben Rager scored a major decision over another very solid wrestler in Kenny Corle at 138 pounds.

Tussey Mountain 42, Shade 32
106-Joe Pakstis, S, pinned Brent Leabhart, TM, :17.
113-Mike Manges, S, tech. fall Damian Metz, 16-1.
120-Jonathan Reynolds, S, dec. Dylan Park, 5-3.
126-No match.
132-No match.
138-James Kostick, S, pinned Robert Swope, 2:18.
145-Matthew Duval, TM, pinned Adam Hutzell, 1:20.
152-Wolf Otten, S, forfeit.
160-No match.
170-Matt Orner, S, forfeit.
182-Tyler Husick, TM, forfeit.
195-Samuel Sosak, TM, forfeit.
220-Brandon Eichelberger, TM, forfeit.
285-Mitchell Hall, TM, pinned Michael Ohler, :23.

Analysis: Not too much to analyze here, with only six matches being wrestled. Like some box scores I've seen this season, this seems like a long way to travel - about an hour and a half by bus - for six matches, four of which lasted a combined 4:18. Duals like this are certainly an argument for keep the dual-meet tournament format. As far as the matches that did happen, no major surprises as far as I see it.

Westmont Hilltop 45, Richland 27
126-Marcus McKool, R, pinned Nick Mical, 2:52.
132-Nick Naglic, R, tech. fall, Andrew Garrison, 20-2 (5:55).
138-Mike Walsh, WH, pinned John Li, 1:12.
145-Ian Helsel, WH, tech. fall Trevor Henry, 16-1.
152-Dan Dvan, R, pinned Jonah Cramer, 2:51.
160-Tanner Patton, WH, pinned Mike Derricott, :37.
170-Nico Pecora, R, dec. Colin Barron, 5-0.
182-Ryan Burnheimer, WH, pinned Mike Merriman, 1:42.
195-Eric Kowalewski, WH, pinned Killian Snopko, 3:53.
220-John Rizzo, R, maj. dec. Don Shovestull, 13-3.
285-Josh Duplin, WH, forfeit.
106-Adam George, R, dec. Drake Dorian, 4-3.
113-Logan Blackburn, WH, pinned Stephen Rouser, 2:27.
120-Stephen Zipf, WH, maj. dec. Justin Cinko, 11-2.
Records: Westmont Hilltop 7-2; Richland 10-7.

Analysis: The match that everyone wanted to see didn't happen. Sure, John Rizzo has wrestled Josh Duplin about 300 times over the past three seasons, but who's going to complain about seeing two of the area's best wrestlers at any weight square off? Don Shovestull looks to have acquitted himself quite well against Rizzo, however. At this point, anyone who last six minutes with Rizzo gains attention. It's also got to help Rizzo somewhat, as he'll need to get used to the pace of a full match as the postseason rolls around. As far as what did happen, there weren't too many surprises in my eyes. Maybe Adam George's victory over Drake Dorian at 106 pounds, but I probably would have seen that as a toss-up anyway.

Cambria Heights 60, Penn Cambria 19
106-Michael Dautlick, CH, forfeit.
113-Nathan Gates, PC, forfeit.
120-Jeff Brahim, CH, pinned Zach Rhone-Hatch, :21.
126-Joe Davis, CH, forfeit.
132-Brad Thomas, CH, pinned Michael Eckenrode, 3:44.
138-Nick Szala, PC, maj. dec. Levi Niebauer, 12-4.
145-Travis Yahner, CH, pinned Matt Wyland, 3:44.
152-Jon Stoy, PC, pinned Andrew Hollern, :13.
160-Dalton Waksmunski, CH, pinned Henry Spangler, 4:20.
170-Ross Inzana, CH, forfeit.
182-Tyler Crawford, CH, pinned Henry Schlosser, 1:34.
195-Jake Beach, CH, forfeit.
220-Aaron Gill, CH, pinned Johnathan Wilkinson, 1:13.
285-Seth McLendon, PC, dec. Dominic Novella, CH, 8-2.

Analysis: The highlight match was Nick Szala's 12-4 victory over Levi Niebauer at 138 pounds. Szala seems to be doing just fine after being sidelined by a back injury last week, and he proved it with this victory over a very solid freshman who also happens to be Penn Cambria coach Todd Niebauer's cousin.

Ligonier Valley 54, Marion Center 12
106-No match.
113-Justin Patrick, LV, forfeit.
120-Isaac Stewart, MC, pinned Mitchell Brown, 1:59.
126-Brandon Heberling, MC, forfeit.
132-Tyler Smith, LV, forfeit.
138-Jonathan Davis, LV, pinned Collin Butterworth, 1:25.
145-Derek Croyle, LV, forfeit.
152-Dylan Youngblood, LV, forfeit.
170-Jeremy Withrow, LV, pinned Kyle McCullough, 3:22.
182-No match.
195-Dakota Peters, LV, pinned Collin Rudd, 1:06.
220-Brandon Layden, LV, forfeit.
285-Mark Ebberts, LV, pinned Austyn Polisky, :12.

Analysis: Sadly, some of the top wrestlers here didn't get a match. Just a guess, but I'm thinking that Justin Patrick probably weighed in at 106 and bumped up to 113 to try to get a match. But Marion Center likely countered by bumping Isaac Stewart up to 120. Marion Center's Brandon Heberling, who is 18-3 on the season, also got a forfeit at 126. No word on why MC's Phil Crook wasn't in the lineup. Ligonier Valley had a very solid showing in the other weights.

United 52, Northern Cambria 27
106-Anthony Yates, NC, forfeit.
113-Seth Knapic, U, maj. dec. Noah Tomallo, 13-0.
120-Warren Lowther, U, forfeit.
126-Nolan Paronish, NC, pinned Scott Marsh, 1:45.
132-Tyler Gaston, NC, dec. Gaige George, 4-0.
138-Gus Yahner, NC, pinned Troy Matson, :24.
145-Tyler Mack, U, pinned Casey Brown, 1:22.
152-Cody Wissinger, NC, forfeit.
160-Miles Stahl, U, forfeit.
170-Dillon Heming, U, forfeit.
182-Charles Hropovih, U, pinned Joey Frontino, :32.
195-Tyler Oliver, U, forfeit.
220-Ryan Snyder, U, forfeit.
285-Josh Bealonis, U, forfeit.

Analysis: Today's edition of The Tribune-Democrat says this was wrestled on Monday but since I had it on the schedule for Tuesday and it wasn't reported before there, it's staying here. I haven't seen too much of either team, so I don't know who would have been favored in a lot of the matchups. What does jump out at me is the fact that two of United's best wrestlers - John Blankenship and Ben Mountan - weren't in the lineup. Mountan hasn't wrestled since December. Blankenship did at the Richland Duals. Nolan Paronish has quietly put together a solid season for Northern Cambria, as he's now 14-3.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Semifinal 1/23/2012

First Period
Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob Craig (right) gave Richland's
John Rizzo a big test during their bout at the Richland
Coaches Duals. (Photo copyright Tami Knopsnyder)
Stars and studs: I've seen some people on message boards taking shots at the Richland Coaches Duals for a perceived lack of quality, but champion Chestnut Ridge stacks up favorably against just about any team in District 5 or 6. The Lions staged a furious rally to beat Somerset, which was my pick to win the tournament, and finished ahead of the second-, third-, fourth-, sixth-, eighth- and ninth-ranked teams in District 6. Doesn't sound all that weak to me. ... The same poster also took umbrage with the duals by saying that no state qualifiers squared off in the duals. Maybe not, but the big guys certainly put on an impressive display on Saturday. I don't think you'll find anyone in the country, let alone the state, that says Richland 220-pounder John Rizzo isn't a stud. Two state titles, a finals appearance at the Beast of the East and a top-five national ranking virtually guarantee it. But none of those credentials helped him on Saturday, when he was fighting off a determined Jacob Craig of Berlin Brothersvalley. Craig nearly got a tying takedown in the third period in what ended up being a 5-3 Rizzo victory. Craig pushed him as much as any local wrestler has in a couple of years. Craig didn't get to enjoy that performance for long, however. That's because he was beaten by Somerset's Jake Hayman a short time later. Hayman was unbeaten on the year, at least until a few hours later, when he was pinned by Shade's Austin Buttry at heavyweight. Buttry, by the way, is the ultimate underdog. Not the biggest, the fastest or the strongest, he could be the poster boy for the Richland Duals. He's got a huge heart and, as Chestnut Ridge coach Greg Lazor pointed out, he just loves wrestling. Sounds like a quality kid to me.
Upset-minded: Three of the individuals mentioned above could have qualified here, but I'll go with Rizzo's team instead. (That's about the only way he's going to get this award). Richland's coaches took plenty of criticism for the way the pools were drawn up, including some from me. The Rams got some manor of revenge however, as they beat West Branch, which was the top seed in what arguably the toughest pool. After seeing the Warriors and Somerset on Friday night, I wouldn't have given Richland a chance, but coach Tom Smith's team somehow pulled off a 37-35 stunner.
Second Period

On deck: There's something for just about everyone here. Want to see a rematch of one of the best duals of the season? Chestnut Ridge is at Somerset just three days after they met in the finals of the Richland Coaches Duals. Looking for something with serious postseason implications? Check at North Star at Meyersdale, where the Cougars can all but lock up a spot in the District 5 Duals with a victory. Hoping for a matchup of some of the state's best individuals? There's the possibility of John Rizzo wrestling Josh Duplin when Westmont Hilltop visits Richland.
And that's just Tuesday night.
Even with a smaller slate, Wednesday is almost as good. On just about any other night of the year, Conemaugh Township at Chestnut Ridge or Blairsville at Westmont Hilltop could be the marquee event. But Wednesday is all about Bedford at Somerset. The Bisons will be favored by almost anyone not wearing black and orange, but we keep waiting for some team to challenge the Bisons, and this is as good of a chance as any.
Thursday doesn't have the great matchups of the previous two nights, but there could be the chance for some history. If Shade's Wolf Otten wins on Tuesday night, he could become the school's first 100-match winner when the Panthers visit United.
Friday and Saturday should provide a little bit of everything, as one of the highlights of the season arrives with the Thomas tournament in Bedford.

Greater Johnstown at Bedford, 7 p.m.
Central Cambria at Forest Hills, 7 p.m.
Marion Center at Ligonier Valley, 7 p.m.
North Star at Meyersdale, 7 p.m.
United at Northern Cambria, 7 p.m.
Cambria Heights at Penn Cambria, 7 p.m.
Berlin Brothersvalley at Portage, 7 p.m.
Tussey Mountain at Shade, 7 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge at Somerset, 7 p.m.
Westmont Hilltop at Richland, 7:30 p.m.

Conemaugh Township at Chestnut Ridge, 7 p.m.
Bedford at Somerset, 7 p.m.
Blairsville at Westmont Hilltop, 7 p.m.

Greater Johnstown at Central Cambria, 7 p.m.
Penn Cambria at Forest Hills, 7 p.m.
Northern Cambria at Portage, 7 p.m.
Shade at United, 7 p.m.

Berlin Brothersvalley, Cambria Heights, Chestnut Ridge, Conemaugh Township, North Star, Richland, Shade, Somerset at Bedford Tournament

Berlin Brothersvalley, Cambria Heights, Chestnut Ridge, Conemaugh Township, North Star, Richland, Shade, Somerset at Bedford Tournament
United at Sharon Tournament
Third Period
Chestnut Ridge's Trent Crouse (right) pinned Somerset's
Damian Jano, setting off chat-room celebrations from
New York to Indiana. (Photo copyright Tami Knopsnyder)
Going live: I held my first live chat of the season last weekend at the Richland Coaches Duals, and it was very popular (especially with the Trent Crouse Fan Club). I'm excited to announce that The Tribune-Democrat will be broadcasting live streaming video and doing a live chat from this weekend's Thomas tournament. I'll provide more info on it as it becomes available. I've done it before for Bfly's website.
Ryan Spring has a complete list of competing teams on the District 5 wrestling website. Ryan also is planning a live chat from Bedford, so you should be able to get your fill of wrestling talk this weekend even if you can't make it in person.