WPIAL Championships, Day 1

Only one top-seeded wrestlers was beaten in Friday's first round of the WPIAL Class AA Championships. Corey Falleroin of Burrell was routed by Taylor Wentzel of South Park, 13-6, in the  145-pound quarterfinals. Falleroni got the top seed in part because he won the Section 3 title and owns a 6-4 upset over Tanner Sutton of Chartiers-Houston in the WPIAL Team Tournament. Falleroni's record is 16-12.

Jefferson-Morgan brought 11 wrestlers and has four in the semifinals. Dustin Conti, an undefeated junior, had a close call in the quarterfinals, needing a double-leg takedown with about a minute left to take a 4-3 decision from Burrell’s Derrick Beattie.

Chartiers-Houston has four of nine in the semifinals, including Dylan Shultz-Terling, who came in with a 6-12 record at 195 but pinned his two opponents in a combined 2:31. Top-seeded Jordan Kitta (26-1) of Southmoreland is next.

Bentworth had a tough first day, pushing two of 10 qualifiers through to the semifinals. Burgettstown had three of eight survive and Charleroi’s trio of Aaron Toth (126), Josh Kwasny (132) and  Nick Gavazzi (138) had no problems advancing.

Only first-round losers were eliminated from the tournament.
Semifinals are 11:30 a.m. and finals are 7 p.m.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is 126 stacking up?

Friday, February 24, 2012 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Tuscano said...

Gulibon is going to win and my gusess is Toth will make the finals. Interesting to see how Vahaly comes back after losing to Zanetta.

Saturday, February 25, 2012 9:33:00 AM  

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