Scott fund-raiser this weekend

Coleman Scott, who recently secured a spot on the United States Olympic Team, will hold a fund-raising event in Waynesburg Friday.
Here is the list of events:

Friday, June 29
9-11 a.m. -- T-Shirt Signing at Giant Eagle in Rices Landing
Noon-1 p.m. -- Public Reception on The Court House Steps in Waynesburg
6-10 p.m. --  Night at The Races (At Waynesburg Armory)

Saturday, June 30
9 a.m.-Noon -- Wrestling Clinic (at Waynesburg University)
1-3 p.m. -- T-Shirt Signing at Giant Eagle in Waynesburg
3-5 p.m. --- Meet and Greet at Tommy Boys with Coleman


Nelson resigns from Charleroi

Dave Nelson has submitted a resignation letter as the head wrestling coach at Charleroi High School. Nelson coached one season at Charleroi, leading the Cougars to a 2-9 record, including 1-4 mark in Section 2B in Class AA. He previous coached at Beth-Center.
Nelson had three wrestlers earn berths to the PIAA Championships in Josh Kwasny, Nick Gavazzi and Aaron Toth.
Nelson said there was a difference of opinion with the administration over salary.


The thrill of victory for Scott


Scott headed to Olympics

Coleman Scott has clinched a spot on U.S. Olympic men’s freestyle wrestling team.
The 26-year-old Oklahoma State alum and graduate of Waynesburg High School had to win twice Thursday in a wrestle-off at 132 pounds during an event in Times Square. Scott beat Reece Humphrey, then defeated Shawn Bunch in a best-of-three championship series.
Bunch advanced automatically to the final because he qualified the United States for the London Games in the weight class by placing third in the World Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament in China on April 27.
Scott secured the victory over Bunch with a five-point throw in the second period of the third match.

Best-of-Three Finals at 60 kilos:
Match 1: Coleman Scott dec. Shawn Bunch, 1-0, 0-1, 7-0
Match 2: Shawn Bunch dec. Coleman Scott, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0
Match 3: Coleman Scott dec. Shawn Bunch, 3-0, 5-0

USA 4, Russia 3:
55 kilos: Artas Sanaa (Russia) dec. Sam Hazewinkel (USA), 1-0, 2-0
60 kilos: Logan Stieber (USA) dec. Akhmed Chakaev (Russia), 1-3, 7-0, 5-4
66 kilos: Jared Frayer (USA) dec. Dzhalaludin Kurbanaliev (Russia), 5-0, 0-2, 1-0
74 kilos: Jordan Burroughs (USA) dec. Kamal Malikov (Russia), 8-0, 3-0
84 kilos: Andrey Valiev (Russia) dec. Keith Gavin (USA), 5-0, 3-2
96 kilos: Shamil Akhmedov (Russia) dec. J.D. Bergman (USA), 0-2, 1-1, 2-0
120 kilos: Tervel Dlagnev (USA) pinned Eduard Bazrov (Russia)


Interview with Coleman Scott

MatTV sat down with Coleman Scott, who will be trying to qualify for the Olympics Thursday in the Grapple in the Big Apple.



Caffrey hired at McGuffey

McGuffey reached into its past to find someone to lead its wrestling team into the future.
Mark Caffrey, who spent 21 years during two different stays at McGuffey and chalked up 307 career victories, was hired at Monday night's school board to lead the Highlanders' wrestling program for a third time.
Caffrey took a one-year leave of absence in 2000 for health reasons and resigned in 2004 to have hip replacement surgery.
Now, with his retirement from teaching at McGuffey set to begin this summer, Caffrey was looking for something to do. And the wrestling position that was previously held by Jeff Breese was opened.