Scott 2nd at Nationals

Coleman Scott’s amazing run through the 132-pound weight class in the United States Freestyle National Championships ended with a loss in the finals.
Scott, a three-time PIAA champion from Waynesburg High School who won an NCAA title for Oklahoma State University last month, lost to Shawn Bunch of Colorado Springs, Colo., 4-0, 1-0 Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Scott, competing for the Gator Wrestling Club, gave up a one-point takedown and was caught for a three-point headlock in losing the first period. Bunch’s one-point takedown was the only scoring in the second.
In last month’s NCAA Division I wrestling championships, Scott pinned Joe Slaton of Iowa in 49 seconds to win the 133-pound title.


Scott in finals

A little more than a month after winning an NCAA Division I wrestling title, Coleman Scott is one win away from winning his weight in the U.S. National Championships.
Scott was one of 14 wrestlers to reach the finals in seven weight classes in Las Vegas. He was to face Shawn Bunch of the New York Athletic Club in the 132-pound finals.
If Scott wins the title, he will have another challenge in June’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Two of the top wrestlers in his weight class – Mike Zadick and Nate Gallick – skipped this event.
Wrestling for the Gator Wrestling Club, Scott reached the finals with a dramatic semifinal victory over Zach Roberson of the Sunkist Kids, 0-2, 2-0, 4-1. Scott has never wrestled Bunch.
Scott won his NCAA title in his senior season at Oklahoma State University by pinning Joe Slaton of Iowa in 49 seconds. It was Scott’s first collegiate championship.

Realignment opinion

Here is a link to my column on the WPIAL wrestling realignment.


Wrestling Realignment

Class AAA
Section 1-A
Franklin Regional, Gateway, Kiski, Penn Hills, Woodland Hills
Section 1-B
Derry, Latrobe, Indiana, Penn-Trafford, Plum
Section 2-A
Albert Gallatin, Belle Vernon, Connellsville, Laurel Highlands, Uniontown
Section 2-B
Elizabeth Forward, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield, McKeesport, Norwin
Section 3-A
Butler, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Knoch, Seneca Valley
Section 3-B
Avonworth, North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Shaler
Section 4-A
Baldwin, Bethel Park, Central Catholic, South Allegheny, Thomas Jefferson, West Mifflin
Section 4-B
McGuffey, Peters Township, Ringgold, Waynesburg, Upper St. Clair
Section 5-A
Ambridge, Blackhawk, Hopewell, Moon, West Allegheny
Section 5-B
Canon-McMillan, Chartiers Valley, Mt. Lebanon, Montour, Trinity
Class AA
Section 1-A
Avella, Burgettstown, Center, Fort Cherry, Freedom, South Side Beaver
Section 1-B
Carlynton, Chartiers-Houston, Keystone Oaks, South Fayette, South Park
Section 2-A
Bentworth, Beth-Center, Jefferson-Morgan, Washington, West Greene
Section 2-B
Charleroi, Jeannette, Mt. Pleasant, Southmoreland, Yough
Section 3-A
Elderton, Kittanning, Laurel, Mars, Shady Side Academy, Summit
Section 3-B
Burrell, Highlands, Riverview, Steel Valley, Valley