Friday, March 30, 2012

UPDATE - Local wrestler wins NHSCA Nationals

A number of local wrestlers headed to the beach this week for the National High School Wrestling Coaches Association's National Tournament, and Ligonier Valley junior Josh Patrick won the the junior national championship at 113 pounds.
The link above has the complete brackets. Once there, click on the PDF versions, they're much easier to read than the links they have.
I pored over the brackets and think I managed to find all of the local wrestlers involved. (The find function also helped). Here's what I was able to find:

Seniors
None registered. I know some of the top local guys, like North Star's Nick Roberts and Forest Hills' R.J. Brydon either have had surgery or are scheduled to, so that might be why some of our biggest local names aren't in the tournament. At least one underclassman - Forest Hills junior Cody Law - is wrestling in the Flonationals event this weekend in Philadelphia. I haven't been able to find complete brackets for it, but Law is seeded sixth at 160 pounds, which is very impressive.



Juniors
Josh Patrick of Ligonier Valley the 113-pound title, beating J.J. Johnson of South Carolina 5-3 in the finals to cap a 5-0 week.
Conemaugh Township’s Tanner Cahill went 4-2 but did not place in a 62-man bracket at 145 pounds while Chestnut Ridge’s Tyler Dibert was 4-2 at 170 pounds.
Dan Albright, Dibert’s teammate at Chestnut Ridge, went 1-2 at 195 pounds.

Sophomores
Ligonier Valley’s Justin Patrick placed second at 106 pounds in the sophomore nationals. Patrick won his first five matches before losing 11-1 to Delaware’s Brent Fleetwood in the championship match. Fleetwood had four technical falls in six matches.
Seth McLendon of Penn Cambria placed fifth at 220 pounds. McLendon went 4-2 in the tournament.
Chestnut Ridge’s Austin Buttry went 3-3 and placed sixth at 285 pounds.

Freshman
Conemaugh Township’s Taylor Cahill went 4-1 NS finished fifth at 152 pounds.

Berlin’s Bryce Fochtman went 4-3 and finished sixth at 145 pounds.
Cambria Heights’ Levi Niebauer went 2-2 at 138 pounds while teammate Dalton Waksmunski went 1-2 at 160 pounds.

Somerset County All-Star Banquet

There was plenty of familiarity at the annual Somerset County All-Star Wrestling Banquet, which was held in Somerset on Friday afternoon.
Not because all of the wrestlers and coaches in the back room at Hoss's Steak and Sea House all know each other pretty well - though they do - but because the ceremony was so similar to last year's event.
Somerset went home with the American Trophy as team champion for the second year in a row for the Golden Eagles and North Star's Nick Roberts was named the Outstanding Wrestler for the fourth consecutive year.
The award is given to the top finisher from the county, so Roberts, who won his third PIAA championship in Hershey earlier this month, was a shoo-in for the award.



"I’m just really thankful for all the people that have helped me: all of my coaches, my family, friends. I just hope I can do good in college," said Roberts, who has accepted a scholarship to wrestle at Ohio State University.
The Golden Eagles went 18-4 to win the team championship in a strong year for the county.


"I feel the county has stepped up," Somerset coach Brian Barron said. "If you look, from school to school, there are multiple names that stand out when you hear them. As a whole, I’d say the county is coming around and looking better and better each year."

Team records
                                        W     L    Pct.
Somerset.........................18     4    .783
Meyersdale......................16    5     .762
Conemaugh Township...12     6     .667
Berlin Brothersvalley......15     8    .652
North Star........................9      5    .643
Shade...............................3     21   .125

First Team Honorees
Nick Roberts             44-1     North Star              State 1st          Senior
Jacob Craig               39-6     Berlin                     State 4th          Senior
Cory Berchick          44-4     Conemaugh Twp.   State 6th          Senior
James Otten              36-11   Shade                      Regional 3rd   Senior
Michael Sutton         34-7     Somerset                 Regional 4th    Sophomore
Collin Day                34-12   Meyersdale             Regional 4th    Junior
Tanner Cahill           37-6     Conemaugh Twp.   District 1st      Junior
Jacob Nickelson       23-10   Somerset                 District 1st       Junior
Stephen McKenzie   33-6     Meyersdale             District 1st       Senior
Jake Hayman            30-5     Somerset                District 2nd      Senior
Kyle Drenner            30-11   Conemaugh Twp.  District 2nd      Senior
Josh Darr                   26-11   Somerset                District 2nd      Senior
Seth Deist                  25-15   Meyersdale            District 2nd      Sophomore
Bryce Fochtman        29-17   Berlin                    District 2nd       Freshman

Honorable Mention
Tevin Mostoller          25-19    North Star             District 3rd       Freshman
Trace Heffner             22-17    Berlin                                            Senior
Patrick Blough            22-13    Somerset                                       Senior
Joe Pakstis                   20-13    Shade                                            Senior
Kody Ofsanko             23-7      Conemaugh Twp.  District 4th     Sophomore
Gavin Berkley             34-8      Meyersdale             District 4th     Sophomore

Somerset County All-Star Banquet photos


Somerset County wrestling photos.

Award winners, front row, from left: Berlin Brothersvalley's
Jacob Craig, fastest fall (10 seconds); North Star's Nick
Roberts, outstanding wrestler; and Shade's Wolf Otten,
most falls (29); back row:Somerset's Patrick Blough
holds the trophy the Golden Eagles won as team champions.

Somerset County Wrestling All-Stars, front row, from left:
North Star's Nick Roberts, Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob
Craig, Conemaugh Township's Cory Berchick, Shade's Wolf
Otten, Somerset's Michael Sutton and Meyersdale's Collin
Day; back row: Somerset's Jacob Nickelson, Meyersdale's
Stephen McKenzie, Somerset's Jake Hayman, Conemaugh
Township's Kyle Drenner, Somerset's Josh Darr and Meyersdale's
Seth Deist. Conemaugh Township's Tanner Cahill and
Berlin Brothersvalley's Bryce  Fochtman were absent.

Somerset County Wrestling All-Stars honorable mention
selections are, front row, from left: North Star's Tevin
Mostoller, Berlin Brothersvalley's Trace Heffner and
Somerset's Patrick Blough; back row: Shade's Joe
Pakstis, Conemaugh Township's Kody Ofsanko and
Meyersdale's Gavin Berkley.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well-deserved honor for local official

Congratulations to Bruce Haselrig. As Mike Mastovich wrote in Thursday's editions of The Tribune-Democrat, the venerable official is one of seven inductees into the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame.
The impact that he's had on wrestling in the Johnstown area is incalculable. A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Pennsylvania Chapter, he started the wrestling program at Pitt-Johnstown, which has developed into a Division II powerhouse under Pat Pecora.
Haselrig has been a wrestling official for the past 39 years working some of the biggest events in the nation, including 19 PIAA tournaments and six NCAA DII championships. He has served as the rules interpreter for District 6 for the past 28 years and is president of the NCAA Eastern Wrestling League Officials Association.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TKO PHOTOS
Bruce Haselrig has been a wrestling official for 39 years.
But more than any of that, he's been a great ambassador for the sport. Bruce understands his role as a referee and that he'll often end up being the focal point of at least one team's - or if he's really good both squads' - wrath. He accepts that willingly and shrugs off the slings and arrows directed his way.
I know that firsthand, as my father is a serial instigator when it comes to officials. More than two decades ago, he was yelling at Haselrig for a perceived slight to a Berlin wrestler. Rather than have him ejected from the gym - as Bruce could have done - he walked over toward the stands and stuck his tongue out at my dad.
While I'm not sure I'd recommend the strategy to young officials, in this case, it worked. Rather than infuriating him, it diffused the situation, as my father couldn't do anything more than laugh at the response.
To this day, my dad makes it a point to seek out and speak with Bruce any time he's doing an event. And my dad continues to harangue Bruce any time he thinks a Berlin wrestler has been wronged (most times I agree with the man in the striped shirt), but as all good officials can, Bruce separates those harsh words from what happens before and after the match.
In fact, he even had my parents pose for a picture with him this past season because of their longevity as fans (and sometime detractors). Bruce said that he was going to keep the photo and add the words that they were his "biggest fans."
That might or might not be true. But, as his induction shows, there are plenty around the region and state that have an appreciation for all that he has done for the sport of wrestling.
Enjoy being in the spotlight for doing something right, Bruce. It doesn't happen often for officials, but it's well-deserved.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic results

Not a good night for the fans at Fitzgerald Field House. Aside from Richland's John Rizzo, Central Mountain's Brian Brill and Derry Area's Jimmy Gulibon, there wasn't much to cheer about. But Gulibon did send the fans home somewhat happy with a 10-3 victory over Cory Clark, a four-time champ from Iowa who was 186-1 in high school.


USA All Stars 34, Pennsylvania All Stars 9
132-Zane Richards, Illinois, dec. Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St. Clair, 3-1.
152-Brian Realbuto, New York, dec. Cody Copeland, Greenville, 6-1.
170-Kyle Crutchmer, Oklahoma, dec. Elliot Riddick, Bethlehem Catholic, 2-1 (2OT).
285-Doug Vollaro, Florida, dec. Averee Robinson, Susquehanna Township, 5-1 (OT).
182-Jordan Rogers, Washington, pinned Wes Phipps, Grove City, 4:34.
195-Gage Harrah, Illinois, dec. Perry Hills, Central Catholic, 5-3.
220-John Rizzo, Richland, dec. Josh Marchok, Illinois, 3-2.
138-John Meeks, Iowa, dec. Steve Spearman, Erie McDowell, 3-2 (RO).
145-Jason Tsirtsis, Indiana, maj. dec. Zach Beitz, Juniata, 13-4.
160-Brian Brill, Central Mountain, dec. Zac Brunson, Oregon, 7-5.
113-Jarred Brooks, Indiana, dec. Billy Rappo, Council Rock South, 8-5.
120-George DiCamillo, Ohio, dec. Nick Roberts, North Star, 10-5.
126-Jimmy Gulibon, Derry Area, dec. Cory Clark, Iowa, 10-3.


The Maryland All-Stars crushed the WPIAL All-Stars in the prelim match. Here are the full results:

Maryland All-Stars 34, WPIAL All-Stars 10
113-Godwin Nyama, Brashear, maj. dec. Tony Farace, 18-7.
120-Eric Friedman, MD, dec. Colt Shorts, Canon-McMillan, 4-2.
126-Nathan Kraisser, MD, maj. dec. Derrick Evanovich, Peters Township, 9-0.
132-Tyler Goodwin, MD, dec. Josh Kwasney, Charleroi, 9-4.
138-Tanner Wiltrout, Connellsville, dec. Collin Harrell, 9-4.
145-Alex Rice, MD, dec. Ty Lydic, Greater Latrobe, 5-3 (OT).
152-Tyler Manion, Central Catholic, dec. Peter Galli, 5-3.
160-Brad Mutchnik, MD, dec. Francis Mizia, Bentworth, 2-1.
170-Tyler Rill, MD, dec. Jake Wisener, Ringgold, 5-4.
182-Judd Ziegler, MD, dec. Jarred Lux, North Allegheny, 5-4.
195-Dylan Devin, MD, dec. Jordan Kitta, Southmoreland, 6-2.
220-Kevin Marvel, MD, pinned Greg Kumber, Fort Cherry, 2:24.
285-Jason Johnson, MD, dec. Corey Garry, Fort Cherry, 1-0 (2OT).

PJW results

I don't usually do too much with junior high or pee wee wrestling, but placing at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling tournament is an impressive accomplishment. Considering there is only one classification, compared with two at the PIAA level, it can be argued that winning PJW title is even more difficult than claiming one in the older age group.
Here are the wrestlers that I was able to find from The Tribune-Democrat's coverage who placed in the top 8 of Saturday's competition in Hershey. Three of them brought home championships: Chesntut Ridge's Jared McGill and Ligonier Valley's Robert Patrick in the 11-12 age group and Bedford's Jonathan Gabriel in the 13-14 category.
A quick glance at the results shows me a couple of things:
1. After a great season in District 5, there should be a few more quality wrestlers on the way to the varsity level in the next year or two.
2. Johnstown's record-setting varsity season could be the start of big things for the Trojans. While they don't have any placewinners in the junior high age group, there are five overall, the most of any local school.


8-and-under
Trevor Donaldson, Meyersdale, 6th at 45 pounds
Easton Toth, Forest Hills, 6th at 55 pounds
Damoni Roebuck, Johnstown, 8th at 80 pounds

9-10
Quenteen Robinson, Johnstown, 7th place at 90 pounds
Samuel Barber, Johnstown, 6th at 150 pounds

11-12
Sebastian Kekich, Johnstown, 6th at 65 pounds
Kaden Cassidy, Bedford, 3rd at 75 pounds
Huntur Campbell, Cambria Heights, 8th at 75 pounds
Jared McGill, Chestnut Ridge, 1st at 80 pounds
Justin McCoy, Chestnut Ridge, 3rd at 90 pounds
Robert Patrick, Ligonier Valley, 1st at 95 pounds
Terrell Williams, Johnstown, 5th at 115 pounds
Josiah Jones, Westmont, 4th at 135 pounds

13-14
Nolan Link, Penn Cambria, 7th at 77 pounds
Jonathan Gabriel, Bedford, 1st at 87 pounds
Braden Fochtman, Berlin Brothersvalley, 8th at 124 poounds
Taylor Cahill, Conemaugh Township, 5th at 147 pounds
Conner Buttry, Chestnut Ridge, 5th at 167 pounds
Hunter Connor, North Star, 7th at 187 pounds

CORRECTED -- The best day in wrestling?

Note: Thanks to an alert reader who, knowing that math isn't my strong suit, let me know that there are 80 NCAA All-Americans, not 40 as I wrote. (I really can multiple 8x10 and come up with 80 in most cases. Not sure what I was thinking there.) I have corrected the post to show that.

It's one of my favorite times of the wrestling year.
Not the end of the high school season (that would be my wife Tami's favorite).
No, it's the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic. If you've never been to "The Rose Bowl of Wrestling," you're really missing out on a fantastic event.
I preview the event - which includes a pair of local wrestlers this year in Richlnd's John Rizzo and North Star's Nick Roberts - in Sunday's editions of The Tribune-Democrat. The paper and e-editions (PDF versions of the actual pages) include complete lineups for the event along with the Intermat ranking for each wrestler.
Intermat's Josh Lowe also has a great preview of the event if you pay to receive the platinum content.
The great thing about the Classic is that it gives you a chance to see the NCAA champs of tomorrow today. For the past 36 years, at least one NCAA champion has participated in the event. That includes three from last weekend in St. Louis - Ohio State's Logan Stieber (133), Michigan's Kellen Russell (141) and Penn State's David Taylor (165).
Of the 80 All-Americans crowned at "Arch Matness," exactly one quarter (by my count) had wrestled in the Classic. If you've been to every Classic for the past five years, as I have, you'd have seen each of these All-Americans before they ever pulled on a college singlet.
Here's the list:


2012 All-Americans in the Classic
Ohio State's Cam Tessari (USA 2011) 4th at 149
Ohio State's Hunter Stieber (USA 2011) 6th at 141
Penn State's Andrew Alton (Pa. 2010) 3rd at 157
Ohio State's Logan Stieber (USA 2010) 1st at 133
Iowa's Bobby Telford (USA 2010) 5th at 285
Clarion's James Fleming (WPIAL 2009) 5th at 157
Oklahoma State's Chris Perry (USA 2009) 3rd at 174
Iowa's Tony Ramos (USA 2009) 3rd at 133
Penn State's David Taylor (USA 2009) 1st at 165
Stanford's Ryan Mango (USA 2009) 3rd at 125
Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver (Pa. 2008) 2nd at 133
Harvard's Walter Peppelman (Pa. 2008) 8th at 157
Northwestern's Jason Welch (USA 2008) 4th at 157
Illinois' B.J. Futrell (USA 2008) 6th at 133
Penn State's Quentin Wright (Pa. 2008) 2nd at 184
Lehigh's Joe Kennedy (USA 2008) 8th at 197
Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt (Ohio 2007) 2nd at 197
Minnesota's Zach Sanders (USA 2007) 3rd at 125
Pitt's Tyler Nauman (Pa. 2007) 5th at 149
Michigan's Kellen Russell (USA 2007) 1st at 141


So head out to Pitt's Fitzgerald Field House this afternoon. (The preliminary match is at 4 p.m. with the main event at 6). If you're a wrestling fan (and I assume you are if you read my blog), then you won't regret it. We actually make a day of it, as my brother and I take our nephews to Dave and Buster's first for some lunch and games. It's a great day filled with the best wrestling in the country.
If you can't make it today but want to keep up with the action, follow me on Twitter, where I'll be posting updates.
I'll also be covering the event for The Tribune-Democrat, so look for a story and photo(s).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

John Rizzo video

Richland does a great job with multimedia, and the school proved it again with this 10-minute video chronicling John Rizzo's rise to prominence.
It combines video footage from the very young Rizzo (yes, he was small at one time) to his third state championship run from a few weeks ago. It also contains photos and some music to get your blood pumping.
Overall, it's very well done and worth checking out if you have the time.

Back (finally)

Hey everyone, sorry I've been AWOL for awhile. I just got so bogged down with various assignments at the state tournament and then at the NCAA tournament that I haven't had time to blog.
Those of you that follow me on Twitter know I've been doing updates on there. And for those of you that don't ... what's wrong with you?
Just kidding.
The updates obviously won't be as frequent now that the season is over, but I'll continue to try to do some stuff.
Here's a story I did for the Lewistown Sentinel on Penn State winning the NCAA title.
I also wrote about Nick Roberts and John Rizzo being selected to the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Class AAA states updates

Only three local guys here:

132
Greater Johnstown's Malcolm Harris looked solid in his 9-3 victory over Upper Perkiomen's Wolfgang McStravick (great name, huh?). Harris scored four takedowns - including two in the first period - in an impressive victory. He'll need to be even better on Friday to have a chance against Central Dauphin's Shyheim Brown, who is ranked 19th nationally by Intermat.

182
Westmont Hilltop's Ryan Burnheimer lost 4-1 to West Chester Rustin's Tyler Wood. Burnheimer, who beat Wood 11-6 earlier in the season, could never get his offense going. After Wood nearly scored a takedown in the first, Burnheimer got close to one in a scramble, but it ended scoreless. Burnheimer gave up a second-period escape and got turned with a power half in the third. He also gave up a stalling point before escaping with 20 seconds remaining.

285
Westmont Hilltop's Josh Duplin looked as dominant as one can in a 3-2 double-overtime victory. Duplin, who weighs about 235 pounds, consistently got in on single-leg attacks against Warwick's Tom Devenney, but was afraid of getting trapped under the 280-pound heavyweight and couldn't finish. They traded escapes in the second and third periods - although Devenney was warned for stalling and easily could have given up the match-deciding point on a second call. Instead, Duplin had to take advantage of his reversal in the first half of the second overtime period. He gave up an escape to Devenney in the second-half of the period, but it didn't matter much.

First-Round Consolations
182
Westmont's Ryan Burnheimer bounced back with a 3-0 victory over Blue Mountain's Travis Moyer. The match was scoreless through two periods, as Burnheimer rode him out in the second period. Burnheimer escaped two seconds into the third and, after a dubious stalling call, scored a takedown with 14 seconds remaining. 

Class AA states updates

Class AA is done for the day, and it wasn't pretty for local wrestlers. Of the 19 wrestlers from The Tribune-Democrat's coverage area, only 10 survived the first day - nine are in the quarterfinals and one is still alive in the consolations.
I can't do a live chat from Hershey, but I'll list brief recaps of local wrestlers' matches. You can find updated brackets here.

Preliminary Round Recaps
106
Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick didn't waste any time, as he pinned Tri Valley's Caleb Bordner in 1:11. Patrick scored a takedown 14 seconds in, then used an arm bar and a half-Nelson to turn Bordner. Patrick eventually settled into a deep half for the pin.

113
Good start for local guys. Josh Patrick scored two takedowns and a tilt to go along with three escapes in his 9-5 victory over a very good Joey Byers. Bedford's Ryan Easter scored a takedown with 14 seconds left in the first overtime period for a 3-1 victory over Pen Argyl's Matt Williams. Maybe Williams shouldn't have been so upset about not getting Easter in their PIAA dual meet here a couple weeks ago.

120
Nick Roberts scored a 13-2 major decision over Oley Valley's Joey Fick, but the two-time state champion wasn't pleased with his performance. He said he got headbutted early in the match and never felt right. He led 12-0 after two periods, but was outscored 2-1 in the third. Meyersdale's Collin Day didn't fare so well, losing 11-1 to Northeast champ Cole Walter of Mifflinburg.

126
Tough start for Central Cambria's Ben Rager. He was down 2-1 to Schuylkill Valley's Arty Walsh after one period, then got hit in a low-leg cradle and pinned in the second. I didn't see it, but Chestnut Ridge's Shane Pfaunmiller lost 8-0 to Ridgway's Corey Bush.

132
No local wrestlers.

138
Penn Cambria's Nick Szala got taken down twice in the first period by Brookville's Brock Zacherl and trailed 4-1 after Zacherl rode him out in the second period. Zacherl escaped in the third and won 5-1.

145
Forest Hills' R.J. Brydon got off to a bit of a slow start, but he picked up the pace in his 7-2 victory over Robbie Moretz of Halifax. After a scoreless first period, Brydon escaped in the second and added two takedowns for a 5-1 lead after two. Another takedown in the third set the final.

152
As he's done so often this season, Conemaugh Township's Cory Berchick overcame a slow start. He gave up the first takedown to Palmerton's Cody Grohotolski and was tied at 4 in the third period before scoring an escape, a takedown and, ultimately, a fall in 5:06. Shade's Wolf Otten didn't fare so well, as he lost 6-3

160
Forst Hills' Cody Law and Central Cambria's Tony Risaliti each advanced with victories. Law scored three first-period takedowns and another in the third for his 7-2 victory over Pequea Valley's Mitchell Ball, but the Ranger was unhappy with his performance, saying he should have been more aggressive. Risaliti scored all five of his points in the second period, then held on for a 5-4 victory over Greenville's Randy Perkins. Somerset's Michael Sutton got pinned by Tri-Valley's Sam Scheib in less than a minute.

170
United's John Blankenship is normally known for his low-scoring, defensive matches, but the Lion found his offense in an 11-3 victory over Ridgway's Jake Himes. Blankenship scored takedowns in each period and added a second-period reversal and three nearfall points in the third. Chestnut Ridge's Tyler Dibert had a much tougher time with Bethlehem Catholic's Elliot Riddick, who is the favorite to win the title. Riddick scored a 26-11 technical fall in 5:00.

182
No local wrestlers.

195
No local wrestlers.

220
Richland's John Rizzo had an eventful opening-round match in his quest for a third state championship. Rizzo gave up a first-period takedown to Joey Kaufman of Halifax, but escaped and trailed 2-1 after one. In the second, Rizzo looked like he was headed toward another fall, but Kaufman rolled through and reversed him to make it 4-1. Rizzo escaped, then added a takedown with 13 seconds remaining to tie it at 4. A third-period escape gave Rizzo his first lead and he made it stand up by holding off Kaufman's takedown attempts. Bedford's Jacob Krupa also advanced, pinning Catasauqua's Luke Garner in 1:53. Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob Craig, who has beaten Krupa three times this season, wasn't so fortunate. He struggled with the length of Seneca's Matt Mongera in a 10-2 loss.

285
No local wrestlers.

First-Round Consolation Recaps
(I missed a lot of these matches, I was still trying to track down interviews, but I'll recap those that I did see).

120
Meyersdale's Collin Day was eliminated with a 9-2 loss to Nate Schwab of Smethport. Didn't see much of it, but I know that Schwab was up 7-1 after two periods.

126
Central Cambria's Ben Rager, who was ranked second in the state for much of the season, saw his high school career come to an end with an  8-0 loss to Charleroi's Aaron Toth. Rager was undefeated entering the Southwest Regional tournament last weekend, but was beaten twice there - by Keystone Oaks' Nick Zanetta and Toth (2-0 in the consi finals). It was tough to see Rager, who seems like a genuinely nice kid and had such high hopes, have his season end so abruptly. After a scoreless first, Rager rode Toth for most of the second before giving up a reversal and three backpoints. Toth added another takedown in the third as Rager just didn't look like himself. Chestnut Ridge's Shane Pfaunmiller also saw his career come to an end, as he was beaten 5-3 by Tri-Valley's Hunter Harner, thanks to a set of nearfall points that Harner picked up.

138
Penn Cambria's Nick Szala also had a tough ending to his high school career. I didn't get to see his 4-2 loss to Burrell's Philip Marra, but I heard there was a questionable takedown in it. Szala beat Marra 3-1 in the consolation finals last week.

152
Yet another high school career came to an end, as Wolf Otten, who was Shade's first district champ last year and first state qualifier this year - lost 6-2 to Lancaster Catholic's Stephen Loiseau. Otten was down 5-1 after two periods and could only get a stalling point off Loiseau in the third.

160
Somerset sophomore Michael Sutton saw his season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to Brookville's Brett Smith. After a scoreless first period, Smith escaped in the second and took Sutton down with 1:16 left in the period. He rode Sutton out for the remainder of that period and all of the third.

170
Chestnut Ridge's Tyler Dibert lost to Chartiers-Houston's Garrett Vulcano for the second consecutive weekend. This time it was 3-1, as Vulcano scored a second-period takedown after Dibert escaped earlier in the period. Vulcano added a third-period escape to set the final.

220
Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob Craig became the only local wrestler to win this round, as he beat Camp Hill's Gus Bostdorf.* Craig scored a takedown and two nearfall points in the first period, then added three backpoints in the second. A third-period reversal set the final.
*--Note: I had Craig's opponent wrong when I originally posted this. I apologize.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PIAA Class AA preview and predictions

The Class AA tournament, which begins Thursday morning at the Giant Center in Hershey, should be a good one. Here's the schedule for the weekend along with a quick preview of each weight and how I think they'll finish.
Thursday
9 a.m. Preliminaries
12:15 p.m First-Round Consolations
Friday
9 a.m. Quarterfinals


10:45 a.m. Second-Round Consolations
6:30 p.m. Semifinals and Third-Round Consolations
9 p.m. Fourth-Round Consolations
Saturday
2 p.m. Championships and all Medal-Round Matches


106
This class is Darian Cruz's to lose. The Bethlehem Catholic junior is 39-2, with losses to Matthew Kolodzik of Miami Valley High School and Billy Rappo of Council Rock South. Kolodzik won an Ohio state championship on Saturday and Rappo is the favorite to win the 113-pound title in AAA this weekend, so neither will stand in the way of Cruz, who is ranked second nationally by Intermat.
Unfortunately for Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick, he's on the same side of the bracket as Cruz. That means he'd need to pull off a massive upset to finish better than third.

Predictions: 1. Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic 2. Tyler Vath, Saegertown 3. Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley 4. Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs 5. Cody Blankenship, Kane 6. Colin Maschack, Tamaqua 7. Trent Neely, Smethport 8. Jaryd Flank, Wilson Area

113
People have been awaiting this for months. Kittanning sophomore Jason Nolf is 83-0 in his career with a PIAA title, a victory over two-time champion Nick Roberts of North Star under his belt this season and a No. 3 national ranking (at 120 pounds). Trinity's Ryan Diehl, a junior who is 34-0 this season, won two West Virginia state championships before transferring to the Harrisburg-area school and pinned Nolf in the offseason.
While Nolf and Diehl are on a collision course, the destination is the semifinals instead of the championship match, since they're on the same side of the bracket (although I'm not sure it makes much difference with multi-mat placement rounds).
The good news for Ligonier Valley's Josh Patrick and Bedford's Ryan Easter is that they're on the opposite side of the bracket from Diehl and Nolf, but that doesn't mean either has an easy matchup. Easter gets Matt Williams of Pen Argyl, who memorably threw his headgear when Bedford bumped Easter away from him in the PIAA Dual-Meet Championships. Patrick, meanwhile gets Boiling Springs' Joe Byers, who finished second in the state at 103 last season.

Predictions: 1. Ryan Diehl, Trinity 2. Joe Byers, Boiling Springs 3. Jason Nolf, Kittanning 4. David Sheesley, Mifflinburg 5. Vito Pasone, Meyers 6. Matt Williams, Pen Argyl 7. Josh Patrick, Ligonier Valley 8. Seth Carr, South Fayette

120
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North Star's Nick Roberts will be seeking a third PIAA
title, and the path got to it got much easier when Kittanning's
Jason Nolf dropped to 113 pounds.
This weight would have had a lot more intrigue to it if Kittanning's Jason Nolf hadn't dropped to 113 pounds. As it is, North Star's Nick Roberts, who is ranked fourth nationally by Intermat, will be the clear favorite to win his third PIAA title. It won't be a walk in the park, however. He could have Bermudian Springs' Brad Farley, who is 40-1, in the quarterfinals and Bethlehem Catholic's Zeke Moisey, who gave Roberts his toughest match in last year's state tournament, in the finals.
Meyersdale's Collin Day, has thrived as an underdog in the postseason, a role he'll continue to play as he gets Northeast champ Cole Walter of Mifflinburg in the first round.

Predictions: 1. Nick Roberts, North Star 2. Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic 3. Brad Farley, Bermudian Springs 4. Cole Walter, Mifflinburg 5. Jarray Norris, Sharon 6. Jared Woomer, Bellwood-Antis 7. Nate Schwab, Smethport 8. Logan Everett, Williamson

126
All eyes will be on Derry Area's Jimmy Gulibon here, as he attempts to become just the 10th wrestler in history to win four PIAA titles. While he's certainly favored to do so, he does have another former state champion - Schuylkill Valley's Arty Walsh - on the opposite side of the bracket. But Gulibon, who Intermat has ranked first nationally, should be able to make history on Saturday afternoon, assuming that the knee that he injured at POWERade is OK (and he told me at regionals that it is).
Central Cambria's Ben Rager was ranked second in the state headed into last weekend, but he lost twice without ever getting a chance to prove himself against Gulibon. Rager won't have to wait long for an opportunity for redemption, as he gets Walsh in the opening round.
Chestnut Ridge's Shane Pfaunmiller drew Northwest champion Corey Bush of Ridgway in the opening round.

Predictions: 1. Jimmy Gulibon, Derry Area 2. Arty Walsh, Schuylkill Valley 3. Nick Zanetta, Keystone Oaks 4. Aaron Toth, Charleroi 5. Ben Rager, Central Cambria 6. Corey Bush, Ridgway 7. Ian Brown, Hanover 8. Zane Heller, Bethlehem Catholic

132
Bethlehem Catholic's Randy Cruz is ranked sixth nationally by Intermat, but is he even the favorite here? Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings has him third in Class AA while Off the Mat has him second to Biglerville's Laike Gardner, who beat Cruz 4-2 in the Southeast Regional final on Saturday. Cruz was the runner-up at 119 last season, losing to Derry Area's Jimmy Gulibon in the finals, while Gardner finished second at 130, losing to Benton's Coltin Fought. Reynolds' Dylan D'Urso, who also is in this weight, placed third at 130, with his only loss coming to Fought. Throw in Benton's Colt Cotten, who was fourth at 119 last season, and these could be some really fun semifinals.

Predictions: 1. Randy Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic 2. Laike Gardner, Biglerville 3. Dylan D'Urso, Reynolds 4. Colt Cotten, Benton 5. Josh Kwasny, Charleroi 6. James Dodson, Claysburg-Kimmel 7. Matthew Bryer, Cochranton 8. Jake Keller, Curwensville

138
Last year, Pen Argyl's Mike Racciato beat Reynolds' Adam Matthews 10-2 in the 135-pound final. This year, he could face Austin Matthews - Adam's younger brother - for the championship. Despite last year's title and his 43-1 record, Intermat hasn't shown Racciato any love. Meanwhile, Austin Matthews, who is 45-1, is ranked fifth nationally. Racciato spent the regular season wrestling at 145 (and even 152) before dropping for the postseason. His lone loss was a 7-4 setback to Juniata's Zach Beitz. Matthews has only wrestled above 145 twice this season and his only loss came at the Ironman tournament, where he was pinned by Walsh Jesuit's Nate Skonieczny.
Penn Cambria's Nick Szala could run into Racciato in the semifinals. If Szala were to lose that, he could ended up facing two other District 6 wrestlers - Blairsville's Noah Tarr and Claysburg-Kimmel's Ty Dively - in the consolations.

Predictions: 1. Mike Racciato, Pen Argyl 2. Austin Matthews, Reynolds 3. Nick Szala, Penn Cambria 4. David Batkowski, Montoursville 5. Ty Dively, Claysburg-Kimmel 6. Brock Zacherl, Brookville 7. Noah Tarr, Blairsville 8. Sharron Townsend, Milton Hershey

145
Juniata's Zach Beitz beat Forest Hills' R.J. Brydon for the District 6 title three weeks ago, then majored him in the Southwest Regional championship last week in Johnstown. There's a very real possibility that they could meet in the finals again. Beitz, who has been ranked No.1 all season, is the favorite, even with Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora on his side of the bracket. Brydon's side includes Northwest champ Evan Delong of Kane and Northeast winner Kyle Barnes of Hughesville, who is undefeated.

Predictions: 1. Zach Beitz, Juniata 2. R.J. Brydon, Forest Hills 3. Ryan Todora, Bethlehem Catholic 4. Kody Pace, Fort LeBoeuf 5. Evan Delong, Kane 6. Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh 7. Kyle Barnes, Hughesville 8. Adam Kritzer, Line Mountain

152
Greenville's Cody Copeland, the runner-up at 145 last season, is the favorite here. How dominant has Copeland been? He is 41-0 with 34 pins (and three forfeits). Of his 34 pins, 28 of those were in the fist period, including ones over state qualifiers Kevin Nowakowski of Harborcreek and Drew Doak of Blairsville. Nowakowski hasn't lasted longer than 1:12 in any of his three matches with Copeland, and he's the regional runner-up and is 31-6 against all other competition. In the four matches where he doesn't have pins, Copeland has allowed a grand total of four points.
As Southwest Regional champion, Conemaugh Township's Cory Berhick gets Southeast Regional fourth-place finisher Cody Grohotolski, but that's not easy task. Grohotolski's losses last weekend came to Brandywine Heights' Pete Renda, who is probably the favorite to face Copeland in the finals, and Tri-Valley's Ty Schoffstall, who handed Berchick the only blemish on his 41-1 record.

Predictions: 1. Cody Copeland, Greenville 2. Pete Renda, Brandywine Heights 3. Clay Kocsis, Fairfield 4. Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley 5. Cody Grohotolski, Palmerton 6. Drew Doak, Blairsville 7. Cory Berchick, Conemaugh Township 8. Jeric Kasunic, Benton

160
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Forest Hills' Cody Law has beaten Central Cambria's Tony
Risaliti three times this season and lost to him once. They
could meet for a fifth time in the state finals.
Forest Hills' Cody Law has been ranked No. 1 for most of the season by the Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings, except for when he was replaced by Central Cambria's Tony Risaliti after the Red Devil beat the Ranger in the District 6 final. Now, we'll finally get to see if those two can live up to those lofty standards. Law will be making his first appearance in Hershey, but he doesn't have too much experienced competition on his side of the bracket. Risaliti looks to have the tougher path to the finals, with unbeaten Kurt Meske of Central Columbia, returning placewinner Francis Mizia of Betworth and Southeast Regional champion Sam Scheib in his half of the bracket.

Predictions: 1. Cody Law, Forest Hills 2. Kurt Meske, Central Columbia 3. Ty Walter, Mifflinburg 4. Kyle Caggiano, Ridgway 5. Tony Risaliti, Central Cambria 6. Sam Scheib, Tri Valley 7. Randy Perkins Greenville 8. Francis Mizia, Bentworth

170
Bethlehem Catholic's Elliot Riddick is ranked 10th nationally by Intermat, so he's the favorite, but there's plenty of talent in this weight. Muncy's Troy Hembury is 39-1 while, on the other side of the bracket, Jefferson-Morgan's Dustin Conti is 43-0. Riddick could actually end up with a finals rematch with Bermudian Springs' Tristan Sponseller.
Chestnut Ridge's Tyler Dibert is the unlucky wrestler that gets Riddick in the first round. United's John Blankenship could face the BeCa star in the semifinals, but he'd likely have to get past Hembury first.

Predictions: 1. Elliot Riddick, Bethlehem Catholic 2. Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs 3.Troy Humbury, Muncy 4. John Blankenship, United 5. Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan 6. Craig Cihon, Fort LeBoeuf 7. Garrett Vulcano, Chartiers-Houston 8. Brett Prezekop, Mount Carmel

182
Burrell's Dakota DesLauriers was the third-place finisher at 171 pounds last season and is 42-0 this season. Unfortunately for him, Wes Phipps, who won the 171-pound championship and is 36-0 also is in the weight class. Phipps is ranked 13th nationally by Intermat. Those two would seem to put everyone else in a race for third place.

Predictions: 1. Wes Phipps, Grove City 2. Dakota DesLauriers, Burrell 3. Jake Mankey, Benton 4. Dylan Evans, Pen Argyl. 5. Tyler Landfried, Greenville 6. Levi Veppert, Northwestern Lehigh 7. Jose Ortiz, Bethlehem Catholic 8. Kyle Mariacher, Mercer

195
This might be the weakest weight class statewide. Weakest being a relative term, because there still are some quality wrestlers here. Milton's Ryan Solomon certainly fits into that group. He was the runner-up at 215 pounds last season and is 31-1 this year. Hanover's Derek Wolford, who is 34-1, is probably the favorite to make it out of the top half of the bracket.

Predictions: 1. Ryan Solomon, Milton 2. Derek wolford, Hanover 3. Ray O'Donnoell, Saucon Valley 4. Jordan Kitta, Southmoreland 5. Logan Stout, Brookville 6. Alex Svetz, North East 7. Logan Murphy, Boiling Springs 8. Shawn Reynolds, Cambridge Springs

220
COURTESY OF TKO PHOTOS
Richland's John Rizzo will be gunning for his third PIAA
Class AA championship this weekend.
Richland's John Rizzo is looking for his third PIAA title, and even though he's finally picking on someone his own size, this might be the best competition he's faced in the state tournament. Rizzo won both of his titles at 285 pounds, but decided to drop to 220 this season, where he'll face more athletic competition. In order to capture his third crown, Rizzo could have to beat Fort LeBoeuf's Evan Daley, a sixth-place finisher at 215 pounds last year in the semifinals and Lackawanna Trail's Eric Laytos - a 2010 champ at 215 - in the finals.
Berlin Brothersvalley's Jacob Craig gets a tough draw, with Seneca's Matt Mongera in the opening round. Should Craig win that, he'd likely have Laytos in the semifinals. Bedford's Jacob Krupa gets Southeast champion Luke Garner of Catasauqua in the first round.

Predictions: 1. John Rizzo, Richland 2. Eric Laytos, Lackawanna Trail 3. Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf 4. Cam Cyphert, Cohranton 5. Jacob Craig, Berlin Brothersvalley 6. Greg Kumer, Fort Cherry 7. Matt Mongera, Seneca 8. Luke Garner, Catasauqua

285
It looked like last weekend would match up the two top-ranked heavyweights in the state in Northern Bedford's Quinton Hixson and Fort Cherry's Corey Garry. But Hixson got hit in a headlock in the quarterfinals and had to settle for third place. Could they meet again? It's always hard to predict this weight class because so many of the matches come down to coin tosses. Garry is in the top half of the bracket along with Northeast champ Nazar Mironenko, who is 39-2 with his only losses coming to Westmont Hilltop's Josh Duplin. Hixson will have to contend with Northwest Regional winner Blake Heim of Reynolds, Southeast champ Malcolm White of Wyomissing and Southwest runner-up Nate Grandelis of Chariters-Houston, among others, in the bottom half.

Predictions: 1. Nazar Mironenko, Mifflinburg 2. Quinton Hixson, Northern Bedford 3. Corey Garry, Fort Cherry 4. Nate Grandelis, Chartiers-Houston 5. Blake Heim, Reynolds, 6. Kirby Mutton, Pen Argyl 7. Malcolm White, Wyomissing 8. Derek Earnest, Hughesville


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Off the Mat state tournament predictions 3/6/2012


OFF THE MAT AA STATE RANKINGS
PROJECTED STATE PLACINGS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE
MARCH 6, 2012

106
  1. DARIAN CRUZ 11 Bethlehem Catholic 11
  2. TYLER VATH 09 Saegertown 10
  3. JUSTIN PATRICK 10 Ligonier Valley 6
  4. KORBIN MYERS 09 Boiling Springs 3
  5. COLIN MASHACK 10… Tamaqua 11
  6. JOSH BROWN 10… Claysburg-Kimmel 6
  7. AUSTIN GRIFFITH 09 Southmoreland 7
  8. CALEB BORDNER 09… Tri Valley 11
  9. CODY BLANKENSHIP 10 Kane 9
  1. JARYD FLANK 11 Wilson Area 11
  2. TRENT NEELY 11… Smethport 9
  3. RITCHIE MCGINNIS 10… Chartiers-Houston 7
  4. AUSTIN MCDERMITT 09… Burgettstown 7
  5. TYRUS HAMBLIN 10… Williamson 4
  6. DOMINICK DEGRABA 11… Dallas 2
  7. CAMERON NEWMAN 09… Line Mountain 4
113
  1. JASON NOLF 10 Kittanning 7
  2. VITO PASONE 12… Elmer L. Meyers 2
  3. RYAN DIEHL 11… Trinity 3
  4. DAVID SHEESLEY 12 Mifflinburg 4
  5. JOSH PATRICK 11… Ligonier Valley 6
  6. MATT WILLIAMS 11 Pen Argyl 11
  7. JOEY BYERS 12 Boiling Springs 3
  8. SETH CARR 11… South Fayette 7
  9. RYAN EASTER 10 Bedford 5
  10. WILLIS GRUVER 10 Redbank Valley 9
  11. MATT WELLIVER 11… Benton 4
  12. TREY CONSTABALE 12… Brookville 9
  13. GEORGE MCGUIRE 10 Fort LeBoeuf 10
  14. ZACH SWARROW 11… Beth-Center 7
  15. JOSH EVANS 10… Palmerton 11
  16. TERRENCE WHITE 10… Bishop McDevitt 3
120
  1. NICK ROBERTS 12 North Star 5
  2. JARRAY NORRIS 11… Sharon 10
  3. COLE WALTER 09… Mifflinburg 4
  4. ZEKE MOISEY 10 Bethlehem Catholic 11
  5. BRAD FARLEY 12… Bermudian Springs 3
  6. JARED WOOMER 12… Bellwood-Antis 6
  7. NATE RECKNER 11… South Side Beaver 7
  8. SAM OBERLANDER 12… Palmerton 11
  9. BRYAN ISRAEL 12… Saucon Valley 11
  10. NATE SCHWAB 12… Smethport 9
  11. LOGAN EVERETT 11… Williamson 4
  12. DAULTON ZIMMERMAN.. 09… Brookville 9
  13. KENT LANE 09… Southern Columbia 4
  14. JOEY FICK 10… Oley Valley 3
  15. JASON MILLER 10… Jefferson Morgan 7
  16. COLLIN DAY 11… Meyersdale 5
126
  1. JIM GULIBON 12…Derry Area 7
  2. BEN RAGER 12… Central Cambria 6
  3. ARTIE WALSH 12… Valley 3
  4. COREY BUSH 12… Ridgway 9
  5. NICK ZANETTA 11… Keystone Oaks 7
  6. AARON TOTH 12… Charleroi 7
  7. IAN BROWN 10… Hanover 3
  8. ZANE HELLER 12… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  9. AUSTIN HARRY 10… Lake Lehman 2
  10. HUNTER HARNER 09… Tri Valley 11
  11. RICHIE CEREBE 10… Phil-Montco 1
  12. SHANE PFAUNMILLER 12… Chestnut Ridge 5
  13. KARL LIGHTNER 11… Smethport 9
  14. BRANDON PUCKLY 12… Fort LeBoeuf 10
  15. JARED WATSON 12… Warrior Run 3
  16. MASON ZIMMERMAN 12… Line Mountain 4
132
  1. LAIKE GARDNER 12… Biglerville 3
  2. RANDY CRUZ 12… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  3. COLT COTTON 11… Benton 4
  4. DYLAN D’URSO 12…Reynolds 10
  5. MATT BRYER 12… Cochranton 10
  6. JAKE KELLER 12… Curwensville 9
  7. JAMES DODSON 12… Claysburg-Kimmel 6
  8. SETH LANSBERRY 11… Line Mountain 4
  9. BRENNON SHIELDS 11… Southern Huntingdon 6
  10. JOSH KWASNY 12… Charleroi 7
  11. STEVEN EDWARDS 10… Burrell 7
  12. SHANE GENTRY 10… South Side Beaver 7
  13. MARK LENTZ 12… Boiling Springs 3
  14. AUSTIN JACKSON 10… Bermudian Springs 3
  15. ANREW SCHULTZ 12… Wyomming Area 2
  16. TRENTON CLIFFORD 12… Pottstown 1
138
  1. AUSTIN MATTHEWS 11 Reynolds 10
  2. MIKE RACCIATO 11… Pen Argyl 11
  3. TY DIVELY 12… Claysburg 6
  4. NICK SZALA 12… Penn Cambria 6
  5. BROCK ZACHERL 10… Brookville 9
  6. NOAH TARR 11… Blairsville 6
  7. DAVID BATKOWSKI 12… Montoursville 4
  8. SHARRON TOWNSEND 12… Milton Hershey 3
  9. ZACK GREEN 12… Notheast Bradford 4
  10. NICK GAVAZZI 10… Charleroi 7
  11. SEAN HEGGS 11… East Juniata 4
  12. BLAKE BOWMAN 11… Tri Valley 11
  13. DREW JACKSON 12… Pequea Valley 3
  14. RICHARD CRUZ 12… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  15. PHIL MARRA. 11… Burrell 7
  16. TY HAINES 11… Redbank Valley 9
145
  1. ZACH BEITZ 12 Juniata 6
  2. RICH BRYDON 12… Forest Hills 6
  3. EVAN DELONG 10… Kane 9
  4. KODY PACE 12… Fort LeBoeuf 10
  5. KYLE BARNES 11… Hughesville 4
  6. RYAN TODORA 11… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  7. TANNER SUTTON 11… Chartiers-Houston 7
  8. JOE HIBBLER 12… Seneca 10
  9. ADAM KRITZER 12… Line Mountain 4
  10. TY HERZOG 11… Northern Lehigh 11
  11. DYLAN WESTON 12... Tyrone 6
  12. ELI BRILL 11… Pine Grove 11
  13. ROBBIE MORETZ 11… Halifax 3
  14. BO BONZO 11… Freedom 7
  15. JOHN VAUGHN 09… Boiling Springs 3
  16. DARREN STUCKER 12… Elmer L. Meyers 2
152
  1. CODY COPELAND 12 Greenville 10
  2. PETER RENDA 11…Brandywine Heights 3
  3. TY SHOFFSTALL 11… Tri Valley 11
  4. RYAN PREISCH 10… Milton 4
  5. CLAY KOCSIS 11… Fairfield 3
  6. CODY GROHOTOLSKI 12… Palmerton 11
  7. ZACH RIPIC 12… Towanda 4
  8. JEFF KASUNIC 10… Benton 4
  9. COREY BERCHICK 12… Conemaugh Township 5
  10. ANDREW DOAK 09… Blairsville 6
  11. CODY BOVA 11… Coudersport 9
  12. JAMES OTTEN 12… Shade 5
  13. KEVIN NOWAKOWSKI 12… Harborcreek 10
  14. STEPHEN LOISEAU 10… Lancaster Catholic 3
  15. JARED WALKER 09… South Fayette 7
  16. KEVIN BEST 12… Burrell 7
160
  1. CODY LAW 11… Forest Hills 6
  2. ANTHONY RISALITI 12… Central Cambria 6
  3. SAM SCHEIB 12… Tri Valley 11
  4. FRANCIS MIZA 12… Bentworth 7
  5. JUSTIN MARSH 12… Palisades 11
  6. KYLE CAGGIANO 12… Ridgway 9
  7. KURT MESKE 12… Central Columbia 4
  8. TY WALTER 11 Mifflinburg 4
  9. ADAM MACKIE 11… Brandywine Heights 3
  10. MITCHELL BALL 12… Pequea Valley 3
  11. BRETT SMITH 12… Brookville 9
  12. RANDY PERKINS 12… Greenville 10
  13. MICHAEL FECHET 11… South Fayette 7
  14. MICHAEL SUTTON 10… Somerset 5
  15. T. J. NICKLE 12… Boiling Springs 3
  16. MEYRICK LAMB 12… Mount Carmel 4
170
  1. ELLIOTT RIDDICK 12 Bethlehem Catholic 11
  2. DUSTIN CONTI 11…Jefferson Morgan 7
  3. TRISTAN SPONSELLER 10… Bermudian Springs 3
  4. CRAIG CIHON 12… Fort LeBoeuf 10
  5. TROY HEMBURY 11… Muncy 4
  6. JOHN BLANKENSHIP 12… United 6
  7. GARRETT VULCANO 11… Chartiers-Houston 7
  8. BRETT PRZEKOP 12… Mount Carmel 4
  9. TYLER DIBERT 11… Chestnut Ridge 5
  10. MATTHEW SWARTZ 12… Penns Valley 6
  11. GARRETT SHNYDER 12… Montgomery 4
  12. JAKE HIMES 11… Ridgway 9
  13. TIM VARGO 11… Union City 10
  1. MICHAEL BALLIET 12… Lehighton 11
  2. EVAN HEFFRON 12… Tri Valley 11
  3. RYAN DAUB 12… Northern Lebanon 3
182
  1. WESLEY PHIPPS 12 Grove City 10
  2. DAKOTA DESLAURIERS 11…Burrell 7
  3. JACOB MANKEY 12… Benton 4
  4. LEVI VEPPERT 12… Northwestern Lehigh 11
  5. TYLER LANDFRIED 12… Greenville 10
  6. DYLAN EVANS 12… Pen Argyl 11
  7. SCOTT THOMPSON 09… Blairsville 6
  8. KYLE MARIACHER 12… Mercer 10
  9. TERRELL FIELDS 10… Valley 7
  10. JOSE ORTIZ 10… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  11. DYLAN LUDWIG 12… Moshannon Valley 6
  12. LYLE TROUTMAN 11…Tri Valley 11
  13. PATRICK OSTROWSKY 12… Lewisburg 4
  14. ALEX COOLEY 11… Eastern York 3
  15. JARED BECKWITH 10… Tyrone 6
  16. AARON SHRAWDER 12… Mifflinburg 4
195
  1. RYAN SOLOMON 11… Milton 4
  2. DEREK WOLFORD 12… Hanover 3
  3. RAY O’DONNELL 11 Saucon Valley 11
  4. LOGAN MURPHY 12… Boiling Springs 3
  5. BRANDON SMITH 11… Lewisburg 4
  6. LOGAN STOUT 12… Brookville 9
  7. JORDAN KITTA 12… Southmoreland 7
  8. JAKE TEMPLE 10… Avella 7
  9. RYAN LONGENBERGER 12… Bloomsburg 4
  10. JAMES STODART 11… Moshannon Valley 6
  11. KYLE GRAY 12… Mapleton 7
  12. SHAWN REYNOLDS 12…Cambridge Springs 10
  13. ALEX SVETZ 12… North East 10
  14. BROCK LINEBAUGH 11… Bermudian Springs 3
  15. ALLAN CRATSENBERG 10… Highlands 7
  16. DAVID TIRPAK 12… Northwestern Lehigh 11
220
  1. JOHN RIZZO 12 Richland 6
  2. ERIC LAYTOS 12… Lackawanna Trail 2
  3. EVAN DALEY 11… Fort LeBoeuf 10
  4. CAM CYPHERT 11… Cochranton 10
  5. MATT MONGERA 12… Seneca 10
  6. JACOB CRAIG 12… Berlin Brothers Valley 5
  7. LUKE GARNER 12… Catasauqua 11
  8. KANE KRALIK 12… Palmerton 11
  9. ERIC MCCRACKEN 12… Central Columbia 4
  10. NATHAN STETTLER 12… North Penn 4
  11. JOSH ALPHA 10… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  12. GREG KUMER 12… Fort Cherry 7
  13. JOEY KAUFMAN 11… Halifax 3
  14. JACOB KRUPA 12… Bedford 5
  15. CODY JACOBS 11… West Greene 7
  16. GUS BOSTDORF 11… Camp Hill 3
285
  1. COREY GARRY 12 Fort Cherry 7
  2. NATE GRANDELIS 11 Chartiers-Houston 7
  3. NAZAR MIRONENKO 10… Mifflinburg 4
  4. QUINTON HIXSON 12… Northern Bedford 5
  5. BLAKE HEIM 12… Reynolds 10
  6. TREVOR STOVER 11… Biglerville 3
  7. KIRBY MUTTON 12… Pen Argyl 11
  8. NIK SAPPIE 12… Carlynton 7
  9. KYLE STRICKLAND 12… Valley 7
  10. DEREK ERNEST 12… Hughesville 4
  11. JOSEPH INGAGLIO 12… Western Wayne 2
  12. JUSTIN EAST 12… Cambridge Springs 10
  13. MALCOM WHITE 12… Wyomissing 3
  14. OMRI JOHNSON 12… Milton Hershey 3
  15. BEN BUNCE 12… Bethlehem Catholic 11
  16. SAM BREESE 12… Lakeview 10
TOP 20 TEAMS
  1. BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC 11
  2. BOILING SPRINGS 3
  3. FORT LEBOEUF 10
  4. BROOKVILLE 9
  5. BEDFORD 5
  6. REYNOLDS 10
  7. PEN ARGYL 11
  8. BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 3
  9. WYALUSING 4
  10. CENTRAL COLUMBIA 4
  11. BIGLERVILLE 3
  12. MOUNT UNION 6
  13. BURRELL 7
  14. JEFFERSON MORGAN 7
  15. SAUCON VALLEY 11
  16. TRI VALLEY 11
  17. CHESTNUT RIDGE 5
  18. SOMERSET 5
  19. MIFFLINBURG 4
  20. WEST BRANCH 6

Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings Class AA 3/5/2012

Here are the wrestlers from districts 5 and 6 in the Pennsylvania Wrestling Rankings released on Monday:

106
2. Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley
8. Josh Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel

113
7. Ryan Easter, Bedford
8. Josh Patrick, Ligonier Valley
19. Ryan Dupas, Cambria Heights

120
1. Nick Roberts, North Star
7. Jared Woomer, Bellwood-Antis
16. Collin Day, Meyersdale
21. Joe Davis, Cambria Heights

126
7. Ben Rager, Central Cambria
14. Shane Pfaunmiller, Chestnut Ridge
19. Toby Brett, Bedford

132
7. James Dodson, Claysburg-Kimmel
20. Stephen McKenzie, Meyersdale

138
3. Ty Dively, Claysburg-Kimmel
4. Nick Szala, Penn Cambria
7. Noah Tarr, Blairsville
17. Trevor Helsley, Bellwood-Antis
19. Drew Gartland, Northern Bedford

145
1. Zach Beitz, Juniata
3. R.J. Brydon, Forest Hills
12. Dylan Weston, Tyrone
19. Tanner Cahill, Conemaugh Township

152
4. Cory Berchick, Conemaugh Township
9. Drew Doak, Blairsville
10. Wolf Otten, Shade
19. Phil Crook, Marion Center

160
1. Cody Law, Forest Hills
2. Tony Risaliti, Central Cambria
11. Michael Sutton, Somerset
20. Bradie Bollman, Chestnut Ridge

170
6. John Blankenship, United
8. Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge
13. Matt Swartz, Penns Valley
18. Ross Inzana, Cambria Heights

182
9. Scott Thompson, Blairsville
10. Dylan Ludwig, Moshannon Valley
16. Jared Beckwith, Tyrone
17. Michael Brett, Bedford

195
9. James Stodart, Moshannon Valley
17. Dan Albright, Chestnut Ridge

220
1. John Rizzo, Richland
8. Jacob Craig, Berlin Brothersvalley
10. Jacob Krupa, Bedford

285
2. Quinton Hixson, Northern Bedford
21. Austin Buttry, Chestnut Ridge





Saturday, March 3, 2012

Southwest Regional Class AA results Day 2


Final results from War Memorial:

Top 10 teams: 1. Claysburg-Kimmel 77. 2. Burrell 70.5. 3. Jefferson-Morgan 62. 4. Chartiers-Houston 61. 5. Blairsville 54. 6T. Bedford and Forest Hills, 52 each. 8. Chestnut Ridge 46. 9. South Fayette 45. 10T. Fort Cherry and Ligonier Valley, 41 each.

Finals
106-Justin Patrick, LV, dec. Josh Brown, CK, 8-2.
113-Jason Nolf, KIT, dec. Ryan Easter, BD, 6-0.
120-Nick Roberts, NS, tech. fall Jared Woomer, BA, 15-0 (3:25).
126-Jimmy Gulibon, DA, maj. dec. Nick Zanetta, KO, 11-3.
132-James Dodson, CK, maj. dec. Brennon Shields, SH, 9-0.
138-Ty Dively, CK, dec. Noah Tarr, BL, 2-1.
145-Zach Beitz, JU, maj. dec. R.J. Brydon, FH, 14-6.
152-Cory Berchick, CT, dec. Drew Doak, BL, 3-1.
160-Cody Law, FH, dec. Tony Risaliti, CC, 5-4.
170-Dustin Conti, JM, dec. John Blankenship, 2-1 (2OT).
182-Dakota DesLauriers, BUR, pinned Terrell Fields, VAL, 3:35.
195-Jordan Kitta, SM, dec. Jacob Temple, 2-1.
220-John Rizzo, RI, maj. dec. Jacob Craig, RI, 16-6.
285-Corey Garry, FC, dec. Nate Grandelis, CHAR, 1-0.

Consolation Finals
106-Austin Griffiths, SM, dec. Austin McDermitt, BRG, 4-2.
113-Josh Patrick, LV, pinned Zach Swarrow, BC, 2:59.
120-Nate Reckner, SSB, dec. Collin Day, MY, 8-2.
126-Aaron Toth, CHRL, dec. Ben Rager, CC, 3-0.
132-Josh Kwasny, CHRL, dec. Steven Edwards, BUR, 5-1.
138-Nick Szala, PC, dec. Philip Marra, BUR, 3-1.
145-Tanner Sutton, CHAR, dec. Dylan Weston, TY, 3-1 (OT).
152-Wolf Otten, SH, pinned Jared Walker, SF, 2:28.
160-Francis Mizia, BEN, maj. dec. Michael Sutton, SO, 15-6.
170-Garrett Vulcano, CH, dec. Tyler Dibert, CR, 3-2.
182-Scott Thompson, BL, dec. Jared Beckwith, TY, 7-1.
195-James Stodart, MV, dec. Kyle Gray, MAP, 5-1.
220-Greg Kumer, FC, dec. Jacob Krupa, BD, 3-2.
285-Quinton Hixson, NB, maj. dec. Kyre Strickland, VAL, 12-3.

Fifth-Place Matches
106-Richie McGinnis, CHAR, dec. Brendan Howard, JM, 4-2.
113-Seth Carr, SF, dec. John Demaske, JM, 5-2.
120-Jason Miller, JM, dec. Brett Beltz, KO, 7-0.
126-Shane Pfaunmiller, CR, pinned Vince Vahaly, BEN, 4:47.
132-Shane Gentry, SSB, tech. fall Damian Corle, NB, 18-0 (3:26).
138-Nick Gavazzi, CHRL, dec. Trevor Helsley, BA, 2-0.
145-Boe Bonzo, FR, inj. forfeit over Grant Fetchet, SF.
152-Kevin Best, BUR, inj. forfeit over Phil Crook, MC.
160-Mike Fetchet, SF, dec. Bradio Bollman, CR, 6-4.
170-Matthew Swartz, PV, dec. Ross Inzana, CAM, 7-1.
182-Dylan Ludwig, MV, dec. Zeke Stroupe, 5-2.
195-Allan Cratsenberg, HI, dec. Nathan Shope, HU, 7-1
220-Cody Jacobs, WG, dec. Jacob Ludwig, MV, 8-6.
285-Nik Sappie, CAR, Kenyatta McCloud, SUM, 3-2 (RO).


Semifinals
106-Patrick, LV, dec. Griffiths, SM, 4-3; Brown, CK, dec. McDermitt, BRG, 8-6.
113-Nolf, KIT, pinned Carr, SF, 3:08; Easter, BD, dec. Patrick, LV, 2-0.
120-Roberts, NS, pinned Beltz, KO, :40; Woomer, BA, dec. Reckner, SSB, 6-4.
126-Gulibon, DA, tech. fall Pfaunmiller, CR, 16-1 (5:39); Zanetta, KO, dec. Rager, CC, 7-2.
132-Dodson, CK, dec. Corle, NB, 10-3; Shields, SH, pinned Kwasny, CHRL, 3:17.
138-Dively, CK, dec. Szala, PC, 4-1; Tarr, BL, dec. Gavazzi, CHRL, 10-3.
145-Beitz, JU, maj. dec. Bonzo, FR, 13-4; Brydon, FH, dec. Sutton, CHAR, 2-0 (OT).
152-Berchick, CT, dec. Otten, SH, 9-4; Doak, BL, dec. Walker, SF, 10-4.
160-Law, FH, dec. Mizia, BEN, 4-2; Risaliti, CC, pinned Sutton, SO, 2:42.
170-Conti, JM, maj. dec. Inzana, CAM, 16-6; Blankenship, UN, dec. Dibert, CR, 5-3.
182-DesLauriers, BUR, pinned Ludwig, MV, 5:19; Fields, VAL, dec. Stroupe, FR, 4-1.
195-Kitta, SM, dec. Cratsenberg, HI, 8-5; Temple, AVL, dec. Gray, MAP, 3-1 (OT).
220-Rizzo, RI, pinned Krupa, BD, 1:22; Craig, BB, pinned Kumer, FC, 3:17.
285-Garry, FC, dec. McCloud, SUM, 1-0; Grandelis, CHAR, dec. Strickland, 5-1.

Consolation Semifinals
106-Griffiths, SM, dec. McGinnis, CHAR, 5-0; McDermitt, BRG, dec. Howard, JM, 7-1.
113-Swarrow, BC, dec. Carr, SF, 4-3; Patrick, LV, maj. dec. Demaske, 9-1.
120-Day, MY, dec. Beltz, KO, 6-1; Reckner, SSB, dec. Miller, JM, 4-2.
126-Toth, CHRL, dec. Pfaunmiller, CR, 3-0; Rager, CC, dec. Vahaly, BEN, 3-0.
132-Edwards, BUR, dec. Corle, NB, 6-3; Kwasny, CHRL, dec. Gentry, SSB, 7-5 (OT).
138-Szala, PC, pinned Helsley, BA, 4:49; Marra, BUR, dec. Gavazzi, CHAR, 2-0.
145-Weston, TY, dec. Bonzo, FR, 5-1; Sutton, CHAR, inj. def. over Fetchet, SF.
152-Otten, SH, pinned Best, BUR, 3:20; Walker, SF, inj. def. over Crook, 4:51.
160-Mizia, BEN, dec. Fetchet, SF, 4-3; Sutton, SO, dec. Bollman, CR, 6-4.
170-Vulcano, CHAR, pinned Inzana, CAM, 4:40; Dibert, CR, dec. Swartz, PV, 8-4.
182-Thompson, BL, dec. Ludwig, MV, 3-0; Beckwith, TY, dec. Stroupe, FR, 4-2.
195-Stodart, MV, pinned Cratsenberg, HI, 2:11; Gray, MAP, dec. Shope, HU, 5-1.
220-Krupa, BD, dec. Ludwig, MV, 5-2; Kumer, FC, dec. Jacobs, FC, 9-3.
285-Hixson, NB, dec. McCloud, SUM, 7-5; Strickland, VAL, 3-2 (RO).

Consolation Quarterfinals
106-McGinnis, CHAR, dec. Pat Dewitt, Valley, 7-5 (OT); Howard, JM, dec. Cody Guyer, NB, 5-3.
113-Swarrow, BC, dec. Mason Replogle, NB, 8-4; John Demaske, JM, pinned Hunter Harris, JU, 4:02.
120-Day, MY, pinned Dylan Knable, MU, 2:24; Miller, JM, dec. Joe Davis, 6-1.
126-Toth, CHRL, maj. dec. Toby Brett, BD, 13-0; Vahaly, BEN, dec. Ryan Wilson, MU, 1-0.
132-Edwards, BUR, maj. dec. J.P. Hayles, WB, 12-3; Gentry, SSB, pinned Ryan Zalar, JM, 4:12.
138-Helsley, BA, dec. Drew Gartland, NB, 8-3; Marra, BUR, pinned Seth Deist, MY, 4:25.
145-Weston, TY, dec. Tanner Cahill, CT, 4-3 (2OT); Fetchet, SF, dec. Taylor Wentzel, SP, 7-4.
152-Best, BUR, dec. Josh Darr, SO, 7-1; Crook, MC, dec. Josh Bafia, HU, 4-2.
160-Fetchet, SF, dec. Tyler Martin, MV, 5-2; Bollman, CR, maj. dec. Matt Abbott, BRG, 10-0.
170-Vulcano, CHAR, dec. Tyler Ickes, CK, 3-1; Swartz, PV, pinned Dunbar, MY, 2:55.
182-Thompson, BL, dec. Joe Phillips, JM, 6-2; Beckwith, TY, dec. Michael Brett, BD, 11-4.
195-Stodart, MV, maj. dec. Dan Albright, CR, 12-2; Shope, HU, dec. Kyle Drenner, CT, 3-2.
220-Ludwig, MV, dec. Kyle Givens, SUM, 5-3; Jacobs, WG, dec. Jake Bennett, HY, 3-2.
285-Hixson, NB, dec. Dylan Powell, JU, 5-1; Sappie, CAR, dec. Austin Buttry, CR, 3-2.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Southwest Regional Class AA Results Day 1


Key: Avella (AVL), Avonworth (AVN), Beaver Area (BEA), Bedford (BD), Bellwood-Antis (BA), Bentworth (BEN), Berlin Brothersvalley (BB), Beth-Center (BC), Blackhawk (BLK), Blairsville (BL), Burgettstown (BRG), Burrell (BUR), Cambria Heights (CAM), Carlynton (CAR), Central Cambria (CC), Charleroi (CHRL), Chartiers-Houston (CHAR), Chestnut Ridge (CR), Claysburg-Kimmel (CK), Conemaugh Township (CT), Derry Area (DA), Everett (EV), Forest Hills (FH), Freedom (FR), Fort Cherry (FC), Glendale (GL), Highlands (HI), Hope for Hyndman (HY), Jefferson-Morgan (JM), Juniata (JU), Keystone Oaks (KO), Kittanning (KIT), Ligonier Valley (LV), Mapletown (MAP), Marion Center (MC), Meyersdale (MY), Mount Pleasant (MP), Mount Union (MU), North Star (NS), Northern Bedford (NB), Penn Cambria (PC), Richland (RI), Somerset (SO), South Allegheny (SA), South Fayette (SF), South Side Beaver (SSB), South Park (SP), Southern Huntingdon (SH), Southmoreland (SM), Summit Academy (SUM), Tyrone (TY), Valley (VAL), Washington (WA), West Branch (WB), West Greene (WG), Yough (YO).

Top 10 teams: 1. Bedford 36. 2. Claysburg-Kimmel 35. 3. Chestnut Ridge 32. 4. Jefferson-Morgan 30. 5T. Forest Hills and South Fayette, 26 each. 7. Northern Bedford 25. 8. Valley 24. Chartiers-Houston 23. 10. Burrell 22.5.

Preliminary Round
106-Justin Patrick, LV, bye; Brendon Howard, JM, dec. Richie McGinnis, CHAR, 5-0; Cody Guyer, NB, pinned Jake Rothka, BEN, 3:02; Austin Griffiths, SM, pinned Triston Law (FH), 5:55; Pat Dewitt (VAL) dec. Jake Warren (BD), 9-2; Josh Brown (CK) pinned Cody Charles (YO), 3:09; Austin McDermitt (BRG) pinned Sage Moist (MU), :46; Derrick Claar (CR), bye.
113-Jason Nolf, KIT, bye; Hunter Harris (JU) pinned Josiah Hughes (VAL), :31; Seth Carr (SF) dec. Trent Crouse, 5-4; Ryan Dupas, CAM, dec. Matt Vickless, BEN, 6-0; Josh Patrick, LV, pinned Teddy Charletta, YO, 1:43; Mason Replogle, NB, pinned John Demaske, JM, 3:51; Zach Swarrow, BC, dec. Brad Taylor, CC, 4-0; Ryan Easter, BD, bye.
120-Nick Roberts, NS, bye; Jason Miller, JM, pinned Clayton Claar, CK, 3:03; Brett Beltz, KO, dec. Colin Day, MY, 8-4; Joe Davis, CAM, maj. dec. Kendric Moore, HI, 8-0; Jared Woomer, BA, pinned Jake Braddock, BLK, :37; Garrett Thomas, BD, pinned Darion Trimmer, AV,N 2:34; Dylan Knable, MU, dec. Trevor Wood, BEN, 6-4; Nate Reckner, SSB, bye.
126-Jimmy Gulibon, DA, bye; Ryan Wilson, MU, pinned Wade Blackmon, WG, 3:41; Vince Vahaly, BEN, dec. Brad Thomas, CAM, 5-3; Shane Pfaunmiller, CR, pinned Shane Black, JM, 3:32; Toby Brett, BD, pinned Omar Boozer, SUM, 1:58; Nick Zanetta, KO, maj. dec. Brandon Heberling, MC, 11-1; Aaron Toth, CHRL, dec. Tanner Hetrick, MY, 1-0; Ben Rager, CC, bye.
132-James Dodson, CK, bye; Shane Gentry, SSB, pinned Tevin Mostoller, NS, 3:27; Kenny Corle, FH, pinned Steven Edwards, BUR, 4:47; Damian Corle, NB, pinned Christian Emminger, KIT, 5:04; Stephen McKenzie, MY, pinned Jason Stay, BC, 2:46; Brennon Shields, SH, dec. Ryan Zalar, JM, 7-1; J.P. Hayles, WB, dec. Ryan Abbott, BRG, 9-4 (OT); Josh Kwasney, CHRL, bye.
138-Nick Szala, PC, bye; Philip Marra, BUR, tech. fall Tyler Minarchin, SA, 15-0 (3:53); Deist, MY, maj. dec. Joey Pershina, FC, 10-2; Ty Dively, CK, pinned David Dedola, CAR, 2:28; Nick Gavazzi, CHAR, dec. Mike Laue, SO, 5-2; Trevor Helsley, BA, dec. George Rogers, WA, 8-2; Noah Tarr, BL, pinned Ethan Charlesworth, MP, 1:37; Drew Gartland, NB, bye.
145-Zach Beitz, JU, bye; Grant Fechet, SF, maj. dec. Chris Eichelberger, EV, 10-1; Boe Bonzo, FR, pinned Owen Peters, HU, 2:43; Matt Johnston, WG, pinned Bryce Fochtman, BB, 5:10; Tanner Cahill, CT, pinned John Nice, SUM, :46; R.J. Brydon, FH, pinned Taylor Wentzel, SP, 5:15; Dylan Weston, TY, dec. Taylor Jack, KIT, 5-4; Tanner Sutton, CHAR, bye.
152-Cory Berchick, CT, bye; Phil Crook, MC, dec. Connor Payne, SSB, 5-3; Josh Bafia, HU, pinned Kurt Struwe, BEA, 5:48; Wolf Otten, SH, pinned Troy Bradock, BLK, 3:52; Jared Walker, SF, dec. D.J. Wunder, TY, 2-1; Josh Darr, SO, dec. Marcus Davenport, VAL, 6-2; Kevin Best, BUR, dec. Cole Murtha, MP, 6-4; Drew Doak, BL, bye.
160-Francis Mizia, BEN, bye; Matt Abbott, BRG, pinned Tyler Martin, MV, 3:41; Cody Law, FH, pinned Brandon Lesko, JM, 3:53; Bradie Bollman, CR, pinned Aidan Talorico, BEA, 2:21; Michael Sutton, SO, pinned Dylan Clark, VAL, 1:59; Mike Fetchet, SF, maj. dec. Lucas Kristofits, WB, 10-2; Wade Durbin, WG, tech. fall Matt Sollenberger, NB, 15-0 (5:54); Tony Risaliti, CC, bye.
170-Dustin Conti, JM, bye; Matthew Swartz, PV, pinned Zac Croyle, KIT, :33; Cody Yingling, BD, pinned Eli Holt, MP, 1:41; Ross Inzana, CH, pinned Zach Simonelli, AVL, 3:22; John Blankenship, UN, pinned Jack Previte, SF, 3:59; Garrett Vulcano, CHAR, pinned Billy Dunbar, MY, 1:39; Tyler Ickes, CK, dec. Derrick Beattie, 9-3; Tyler Dibert, CR, bye.
182-Dakota DesLauriers, BUR, bye; Jared Beckwith, TY, dec. Joe Phillips, JM, 8-4; Michael Brett, BD, dec. Dakota Datz, SM, 5-4; Dylan Ludwig, MV, dec. Joey Congie, CHAR, 1-0; Scott Thompson, BL, pinned Justin Tkach, FC, 4:44; Terrell Fields, VAL, pinned Matt Dull, CR, 3:53; Zeke Stroupe, FR, pinned Phil Kyle, MU, 3:19; Jacob Nickelson, SO, bye.
195-Jordan Kitta, SM, bye; Nathan Shope, HU, pinned Seth Hitchens, SA, 3:59; Allan Cratsenberg, HI, dec. Jake Beach, CH, 6-4; Kyle Drenner, CT, dec. Dylan Shultz-Terling, CHAR, 6-2; Dan Albright, CR, pinned Tyler Cousins, FR, 1:48; Kyle Gray, MAP, pinned Keith Shawley, BA, 2:33; Jacob Temple, AVL, dec. Andrew Lenhart, MY, 12-5; James Stodart, MV, bye.
220-John Rizzo, RI, bye; Cody Jacobs, WG, dec. Kyle Givens, SUM, 5-1; Jacob Krupa, BD, pinned Zach Holmes, BC, 2:26; Jonah Long, MP, dec. Patrick Fitzgerald, JU, 7-4; Greg Kumer, FC, dec. Jake Bennett, HY, 3-1; Jacob Ludwig, MV, pinned Thomas Sever, YO, 1:33; Jake Fordyce, BEN, dec. Seth McLendon, PC, 3-2 (RO); Jacob Craig, BB, bye.
285-Corey Garry, FC, bye; Nik Sappie, CAR, pinned Nik Smith, MU, 5:02; Kenyatta McCloud, SUM, 2-1 (RO); Titus Feathers, CK, inj. def. over Christian Williams, YO, 4:22; Dylan Powell, JUN, dec. Jake Barker, BEN, 7-4; Nate Grandelis, CHAR, dec. Austin Buttry, CR, 4-3 (OT); Kyre Strickland, VAL, pinned Kyle Weakland, GL, 2:32; Quinton Hixwon, NB, bye.

Quarterfinals
106-Patrick, LV, dec. Howard, JM, 8-4; Griffiths, SM, dec. Guyer, NB, 2-0; Brown, CK, dec. Dewitt, VAL, 3-2; McDermitt, BRG, dec. Claar, CR, 6-3.
113-Nolf, KIT, pinned Harris, JU, 2:38; Carr, SF, dec. Dupas, CH, 7-5; Patrick, LV, dec. Replogle, NB, 7-0; Easter, BD, dec. Swarrow, BC, 4-2.
120-Roberts, NS, dec. Miller, JM, 6-2; Beltz, KO, pinned Davis, CH, 3:51; Woomer, BA, dec. Thomas, BD, 6-5; Reckner, SSB, dec. Knable, MU, 9-4.
126-Gulibon, DA, tech. fall Wilson, MU, 17-1 (4:06); Pfaunmiller, CR, dec. Vahaly, BEN, 2-1; Zanetta, KO, dec. Brett, BD, 9-2; Rager, CC, pinned Toth, 5:54.
132-Dodson, CK, dec. Gentry, SSB, 4-2; Corle, NB, pinned Corle, FH, 1:44; Shields, SH, dec. McKenzie, MY, 7-5; Kwasney, CHAR, dec. Hayles, WB, 8-1.
138-Szala, PC, dec. Marra, BUR, 8-2; Dively, CK, maj. dec. Deist, MY, 11-0; Gavazzi, CHAR, dec. Helsley, BA, 6-2; Tarr, BL, dec. Gartland, NB, 6-1.
145-Beitz, JU, tech. fall Fetchet, SF, 21-6 (4:55); Bonzo, FR, dec. Johnston, WG, 10-3; Brydon, FH, dec. Cahill, CT, 5-3; Sutton, CHAR, dec. Weston, TY, 3-2.
152-Bechick, CT, dec. Crook, MC, 6-5; Otten, SH, pinned Bafia, HU, 1:36; Walker, SF, dec. Darr, SO, 4-2; Doak, BL, dec. Best, BUR, 6-2.
160-Mizia, BEN, pinned Abbott, BRG, :58; Law, FH, pinned Bollman, CR, 1:50; Sutton, SO, dec. Fetchet, SF, 6-4; Risaliti, CC, pinned Durbin, WG, 4:59.
170-Conti, JM, dec. Swartz, 2-0; Inzana, MY, dec. Yingling, BD, 6-3; Blankenship, UN, dec. Vulcano, 3-2 (RO); Dibert, CR, dec. Ickes, CK, 5-2.
182-DesLauriers, BUR, pinned Beckwith, TY, 2:56; Ludwig, MV, dec. Brett, BD, 11-8; Fields, VAL, pinned Thompson, BL, 6:27; Stroupe, FR, dec. Nickelson, SO, 5-2.
195-Kitta, SM, maj. dec. Shope, HU, 17-6; Cratsenberg, HI, pinned Drenner, CT, 3:53; Gray, MAP, maj. dec. Albright, CR, 11-1; Temple, AVL, dec. Stodart, MV, 2-1 (OT).
220-Rizzo, RI, maj. dec. Jacobs, WG, 11-0; Krupa, BD, pinned Long, MP, 1:16; Kumer, FC, dec. Ludwig, MV, 4-1; Craig, BB, pinned Fordyce, BEN, 1:17.
285-Garry, FC, pinned Sappie, CAR, 1:15; McCloud, SUM, pinned Feathers, CK, 5:25; Grandelis, CHAR, dec. Powell, JU, 3-2; Strickland, VAL, dec. Hixson, NB, 9-6.

First-Round Consolations
106-McGinnis, CHAR, bye; Law, FH, maj. dec. Rothka, BEN, 10-0; Warren, BD, dec. Charles, YO, 7-2; Moist, MU, bye.
113-Hughes, VAL, bye; Vickless, BEN, dec. Crouse, CR, 5-3; Demaske, JM, dec. Charletta, YO, 7-0; Taylor, CC, bye.
120-Claar, CK, bye; Day, MY, dec. Moore, HI, 3-0; Trimmer, AVN, dec. Braddock, BLK, 6-2; Wood, BEN, bye.
126-Blackmon, WG, bye; Thomas, CAM, pinned Black, JM, 1:52; Heberling, MC, pinned Boozer, SUM, 2:51; Hetrick, MY, bye.
132-Mostoller, NS, bye; Edwards, BUR, pinned Emminger, KIT, 4:09; Zalar, JM, pinned Stay, BC, 1:49; Abbott, BRG, bye.
138-Minarchin, SA, bye; Dedola, CAR, maj. dec. Pershina, FC, 17-7; Rogers, WA, dec. Laue, SO, 4-2; Charlesworth, MP.
145-Eichelberger, EV, bye; Fochtman, BB, maj. dec. Peters, HU, 13-2; Wentzel, SP, pinned Nice, SUM, 2:59; Jack, KIT, bye.
152-Payne, SSB, bye; Braddock, BLK, pinned Struwe, BEA, :53; Wunder, TY, dec. Davenport, VAL, 5-2; Murtha, MP, bye.
160-Martin, MV, bye; Lesko, JM, pined Talorico, BEA, 2:42; Clark, VAL, dec. Kristofits, WB, 3-2; Sollenberger, NB, bye.
170-Croyle, KIT, bye; Holt, MP, pined Simonelli, AVL, 3:11; Dunbar, MY, pinned Previte, SF, 3:36; Beattie, BUR, bye.
182-Phillips, JM, bye; Congie, CHAR, dec. Datz, SM, 3-2; Tkach, FC, pinned Dull, CR, 1:57; Kyle, MU, bye.
195-Hitchens, SA, bye; Beach, CAM, dec. Shultz-Terling, CHAR, 3-0; Shawley, BA, pinned Cousins, FR, 1:26; Lenhart, MY, bye.
220-Rizzo, RI, maj. dec. Jacobs, WG, 11-0; Krupa, BD, pinned Long, MP, 1:16; Kumer, FC, dec. Ludwig, MV, 4-1; Craig, BB, pinned Fordyce, BEN, 1:17.
285-Garry, FC, pinned Sappie, CAR, 1:15; McCloud, SUM, pinned Feathers, CK, 5:25; Grandelis, CHAR, dec. Powell, JU, 3-2; Strickland, VAL, dec. Hixson, NB, 9-6.

Second-Round Consolations
106-McGinnis, CHAR, dec. Claar, CR, 7-5 (OT); Dewitt, VAL, dec. Law, FH, 8-1; Guyer, NB, dec. Warren, BD, 10-3; Howard, JM, dec. Moist, MU, 9-3.
113-Swarrow, BC, maj. dec. Hughes, VAL, 8-0; Replogle, NB, dec. Vickless, BEN, 4-0; Demaske, JM, dec. Dupas, CH, 4-2 (OT); Harris, JU, tech. fall Taylor, CC, 17-1 (4:47).
120-Knable, MU, dec. Claar, CK, 5-2; Day, MY, dec. Thomas, BD, 4-1; Davis, CAM, dec. Trimmor, AVN, 3-0; Miller, JM, dec. Wood, BEN, 6-2.
126-Toth, CHRL, pinned Blackmon, WG, :44; Brett, BD, dec. Thomas, CAM, 4-3; Vahaly, BEN, maj. dec. Heberling, MC, 9-0; Wilson, MU, dec. Hetrick, MY, 10-3.
132-Hayles, WB, dec. Mostoller, NS, 10-8 (OT); Edwards, BUR, dec. McKenzie, MY, 7-0; Zalar, JM, pinned Corle, FH, 2:52; Gentry, SSB, dec. Abbott, BRG, 9-3.
138-Gartland, NB, dec. Minarchin, SA, 9-2; Helsley, B, maj. dec. Dedola, CAR, 15-4; Deist, MY, pinned Rogers, WA, 3:13; Marra, BUR, pinned Charlesworth, MP, 2:14.
145-Weston, TY, dec. Eichelberger, EV, 6-1; Cahill, CT, pinned Fochtman, BB, 1:57; Wentzel, SP, tech. fall Johnston, WG, 17-1 (4:29); Fetchett, SF, pinned Jack, KIT, 4:53.
152-Best, BUR, dec. Payne, SSB, 4-1; Darr, SO, maj. dec. Braddock, BLK, 12-2; Bafia, HU, dec. Wunder, TY, 5-0; Crook, MC, dec. Murtha, MP, 8-4.
160-Martin, MV, pinned Durbin, WG, 3:41; Fetchet, SF, pinned Lesko, JM, 2:43; Bollman, CR, pinned Clark, VAL, 1:29; Abbott, BRG, pinned Sollenberger, NB, 1:26.
170-Ickes, CK, pinned Croyle, KIT, 4:59; Vulcano, CHAR, pinned Holt, MP, 1:14; Dunbar, MY, maj. dec. Yingling, BD, 13-5; Swartz, PV, pinned Beattie, BUR, 4:57.
182-Phillips, JM, pinned Nickelson, SO, :22; Thompson, BL, dec. Congie, CHAR, 8-5; Brett, BD, maj. dec. Tkach, FC, 15-2; Beckwith, TY, pinned Kyle, MU, 2:36.
195-Stodart, MV, pinned Hitchens, SA, 1:45; Albright, CR, dec. Beach, CAM, 6-1; Drenner, CT, pinned Shawley, BA, 1:15; Shope, HU, dec. Lenhart, MY, 5-4.
220-Givens, SUM, pinned Fordyce, BEN, 4:50; Ludwig, MV, dec. Fitzgerald, JU, 3-2; Bennett, HY, inj. def. over Long, MP. Jacobs, WG, dec. McLendon, PC, 5-4.
285-Hixson, NB, pinned Smith, MU, 2:56; Powell, JU, dec. Hayman, SO, 3-1 (OT); Buttry, CR, dec. Feathers (CK), 8-2; Sappie, CAR, pinned Weakland, GL, 2:32.