Disney Duals

Here is the link for the team results for Quest team competing in the Disney Duals


I found one result:

#86 Quest School of Wrestling 24
#92 Premium Facebook select 34

103 - Kenney pinned by Darian Cruz 5:09
112 - Dalton Macri pinned by Randy Cruz 5:06
119 - Mason Beckman pinned Anthony Marino 1:15
125 - Kyle Bauer dec. John Pezze 8-6 OT
130 - Tanner Sutton dec. by Dan Neff 21-8 (maj)
135 - Tyler Small dec. Travis Shaffer 5-2
140 - David Demore dec. by Nick Hodgskins 6-1
145 - Chance Marsteller dec. Nick Carr 9-4
152 - Cody Wiercioch dec. by Austin Sommer 8-7
160 - Troy Raegord dec. by Travis McKillop 7-2
171 - Sam Guidi pinned by Bo Candelaria 1:35
189 - Fred Garcia dec. Phil Sprenkle 5-1
215 - Josh Tomiczek dec. by Michael Shoemaker 11-4
285 - Jeff Tarley won by forfeit


Heading to Disney Duals

Here is the Team Quest Roster for Disney Duals 2010
2010 Team Quest:

Ethan Kenney
Dalton Macri
Mason Beckman
Solomon Chishko
Kyle Bauer
Dario Dobbin
Tanner Sutton
Tyler Small
Chance Marsteller
Michael Innes
David Demor
Cody Wiercioch
Troy Reaghard
Sam Guidi
Fred Garcia
Josh Tomiczek
Jeff Tarley


Wrestlers honored

Three WPIAL wrestlers were named to the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic First Team for 2009-2010. Eligibility for this award is limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors who have wrestled a minimum of fifteen varsity matches with a winning percentage of .600 or higher. Among those candidates the fourteen wrestlers with the highest unweighted grade point averages in the state of Pennsylvania are named to the first team. Named to the first team from the WPIAL were senior Mike Standish of Trinity High School and juniors Adam Kemerer of Mt. Lebanon and Matt Drabick of Keystone Oaks.

Earning second team honors were seniors Austin Van Horn and Andrew Buttlar, both of Mt. Lebanon, Adam Lazenga, Bethel Park, and Justin Harold of Kiski Area, as well as juniors Anthony DiLonardo of Plum and Michael Kazalas of Keystone Oaks.

A number of other wrestlers were named to honorable mention status, including, from Butler High School, juniors Matt Pribis, Eric Tuck, Cole Baxter, Cody Hartman and Michael Crawford; Robert Heuler, Bethel Park; Paul Bewak, Hempfield; Scott Allen, Mt. Lebanon; Jordan Shulman, Hampton; Bill Emerick, Kiski Area and Tommy Thorpe of Charleroi. Awarded honorable mention as seniors were Adam Rosensteel, Kiski Area; Domenic Boyle, Plum and Michael Scialabba, Butler.


Ken Chertow camp

USA Olympian Ken Chertow will bring his Gold Medal Training Camp to LaRoche College June 22-26. Wrestlers of all ages and skill levels welcome.

Chertow is a USA Olympian, 3x NCAA Academic All American, 3x NCAA All American, 2x Junior World Champion, former coach at Penn State and Ohio State Universities, and camp director of the nationwide Gold Medal Training Camp for over 20 years.

Joining Chertow on staff in Pittsburgh will be: Carlton Haselrig - 3-time Division 1 Champion, 3-time Division 2 Champion, 6-time NCAA Champion, NFL All-Pro with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For more information, go to http://kenchertow.com/


Team Tournament Expansion, ugh

In its ongoing attempt to contrive a meaningful event out of the PIAA Team Tournament, the PIAA board has again expanded the tournament. This is from Andy Shay of the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

One day after it shot down a proposal to expand the PIAA Team Wrestling Championships in both classifications, the Board of Control had a change of heart (last) Friday.

By a vote of 20-10, the board approved an expansion of the team championships from 16 to 20 teams in Class AAA and from 16 to 17 in Class AA.

The expanded tournament will start in 2011, and add an extra day to the event making it a three-day affair.

Despite unanimous approval by the PIAA wrestling steering committee, the measure was voted down Thursday evening by a 21-9 count.

Here's a beter idea: Take every team in the state for a 14-day round-robin event so that the tournament is fair and balanced and can have a new team champion four weeks later.

Oh, and let the hotels and motels in the area jack their room rates to $120 a night for school districts that have to shell out about $5,000 to send wrestlers to this made-up event.

The PIAA is so blase about this tournament that it doesn't even seed it. So matchups that should occur in the finals are held in the semis (like last year, when Central Mountain and Central Dauphin met) or earlier.

This is such a joke.


New Jersey keeps state tournaments

Part of an article from the Asbury Park newspaper:

The NJSIAA Executive Committee unanimously approved a $5,295,353 budget for the 2010-11 school year on Wednesday that will not cut any state tournament events.

The budget is $530,861 less than the 2009-10 budget.
Among the items being cut are:
Steroid testing. A $50,000 grant, which the the state legislature provided to match the $50,000 the NJSIAA paid to fund the program, has not been provided this year, NJSIAA Executive Steve Timko said.
Hydration testing for wrestlers, which the NJSIAA paid for, will now have to be paid for by the association's member schools, Timko said.
Salaries of all NJSIAA staff members will be frozen.

More than $638,000 of the NJSIAA's $1.2 million surplus has been placed into the budget to cover tournament expenses and other operating costs.
"That was the last thing we wanted to do (cut tournaments). I think I've said that from Day 1," said NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko. "I think we've made significant cuts."
Timko and NJSIAA attorney Michael Herbert have said repeatedly the budget crisis is the result of a law that took effect on Jan. 29.


Waynesburg U. recruiting

Here is a list of recruits for Waynesburg University wrestling program.

2010 Waynesburg University Wrestling Recruits :

Name School State HS weight Proj. Wt. Commit.

Dan Bruni West Allegheny Pa. 125 125/133 Verbal
Colton Blumer West Greene Pa. 130 125/133 Verbal
Anthony Bonaventura Hauppauge NJ 152 157/165 Verbal
Marty Kisla Robert Morris Pa. 285 285 Transfer
Tyler Lewis Lakeview Pa. 189 285 Verbal
Luke Lohr Somerset Pa. 140 141 Verbal
Jake Linn Charleroi Pa. 285 285 Verbal
Sam Lombardo Canon McMillan Pa. 140 149 Verbal
Josh Mihalik Wellsboro Pa. 285 285 Verbal
Grant McCarty Chartiers Houston Pa. 112 125 Verbal
Brendan Omicioli Gowanda Central Pa. 112 125 Verbal


NJ might cancel state tournaments

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is considering eliminating its state tournaments in some sports, including wrestling.

Here is the link: