Sam Brownlee of Canon-McMillan is the lone Washington-Greene County wrestler competing for a gold medal. Brownlee, the top seed, takes on Karl Grren of Mount St. Joseph in the finals.
Ryan Watson of Burgettstown took fourth place at 215, C-M's Nick Catalano was sixth at 130 pounds, and McGuffey's Alex Dunaway was seventh at 112 pounds. Michael Innes of Chartiers-Houston placed fourth at 140.
Central Dauphin is running away with the team title and has three wrestlers in the finals.
Keep checking back as I will update after each final.
103-Jim Gulibon, Derry, dec. Core Keener, Blue Mountain, 10-1
"Gulibon dominated the match, and he's just a freshman."
112-Nico Megaludis, Franklin Regional, 3, Zach Zimmer, Clovis West, Calif., 1, OT
"Yawn. The two spent 5:52 of regulation in neutral and most of that in ties. Megaludis spun around for the winning points."
119-Shane Young, Penn Trafford, 6, Tyler Rauenzahn, Blue Mountain 3
"Young terrific on feet, but just a mediocre rider in this bout."
125-Nathan Pennesi, Latrobe, 7, Clinton McAlester, Clovis, Calif., 2
"Pennesi is strong and knows how to get into the legs. He won the bout with a cross-face cradle."
130-Frank Martellotti, SS Academy 2, John Prezzia, SS Beaver 1 OT
"Martolellotti was stronger but Prezzia is the better technical wrestler."
135-Josh Kindig, Blue Mountain, pinned Corey Mock, Chapel Hill, N.C., :54
"Kindig tossed Mock around the mat. What a beast!"
140-Dane Johnson, SS Academy, dec. Jack Bachman, Hempfield, 6-4
"Impressed by Bachman's aggressiveness. Didn't back down and led early 2-0."
145–Scott Sakaguchi, Clovis, Calif., dec. Brian Sewalt, Waverly, N.Y., 13-6
"Sakaguchi just a better all-around wrestler in this match."
152-Marshall Peppelman, Central Dauphin, tech. fall over Chris Moon, Fauquier, Va., 16-0, 1:46
"Watch this match on PCN 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9 and see what a state champion looks like."
160-Matthew Cunningham, SS Academy, dec. Ken Courts, Central Dauphin, 10-5
"Courts gave away four bout points. He needs to be more aggressive. Wonder if he is in shape."
171-Jake Kemmerer, Hempfield, dec. Christian Oberle, Bellefonte,
"Oberle had his ups and downs in this bout, seven to be exact, in this loss."
189-Tony Dallago, Central Dauphin, dec. Roman Sandoval, SS Academy, 11-2
"Dallago tilted him twice and just dominated in every facet. Wow."
215-Zac Bennett, Westmont Hilltop, pinned Adam Lazenga, Bethel Park, 2:46
"Bennett looks fully recovered from reconstructive knee surgery."
Hvy-Karl Green, Mount St. Joseph, dec. Sam Brownlee, Canon-McMillan, 3-1
"Not a lot of shots. Takedown at edge of mat the deal-maker."