Southmoreland tournament

Jefferson-Morgan had four champions, the Outstanding Wrestler and finished third in the team standings in the Southmoreland Wrestling Tournament.

Brendan Howard won the 113-pound title and was named OW. Joining him as champions were John Demaske at 132, Jason Miller at 138 and Bill Bowlen at 170.

The Rockets scored 155.5 points, good enough for third behind Butler and Greenville, which tied for first with 166.

Trinity’s Mike Kolosky won the 106-pound title and Burgettstown’s Austin McDermitt captured the 120 weight class.



Dalton Macri pulled off a miracle finish in the next-to-last bout of the PowerAde Christmas Wrestling Tournament. Macri, a senior at C-M, hit a five-point move in the final 12 seconds to turn a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 victory and the 126-pound title.
Macri was named Outstanding Wrestler.
His win touched off a thunderous roar from the crowd and helped the Big Macs finish in fourth place in the team standings behind Franklin Regional, Latrobe and Parkland.
Chance Marsteller of Kennard-Dale became the fifth four-time champion in this event when he defeated Noah Wilps of Chartiers Valley by technical fall, 17-1, in the 170 finals. Marsteller gave the medal to a young boy who was at each of his bouts during the tournament.
Devin Brown (106), Spencer Lee (113), Tyler Smith (132), Michael Kemerer (138), and Josh Shields (152) each won titles for Franklin Regional.
Latrobe had three champions: Luke Pletcher (120), Dom Scalise (160) and Zach Zavatsky (182).

Powerade Results

Powerade Christmas Tournament
Team Standings
1. Franklin Regional 232, 2. Latrobe 207.5, 3. Parkland 163.5, 4. Canon-McMillan 119
Individual Finals
106–Devin brown (Franklin Regional) dec. Connor Sheehan (Solanco) 12-3
113–Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional) dec. Ethan McCoy (Latrobe) 14-4
120–Luke Pletcher (Latrobe) dec. Ethan Lizak (Parkland) 3-2
126–Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan) dec. Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill, Ga) 8-6
132–Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) dec. Sam Krivus (Hempfield)
*138–Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional) dec. Vincenzo Joseph (Pgh. central Catholic) 3-2
145–Jason Nolf (Kittanning) dec. Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional) 13-7
152–Josh Shields (Franklin Region) dec. Cole Walter (Mifflinburg) 3-1 OT
160–Dom Scalise (Latrobe) dec. Devin Austin (Penn Trafford) 3-0
170–Chance Marsteller (Kennard-Dale) tech fall over Noah Wilps (Chartiers Valley) 17-1
182–Zach Zavatsky (Latrobe) dec. Kellan Stout (Mt. Lebanon) 3-0
195–Chip Ness (Buford, Ga) dec. Nezar Haddad (Parkland) 8-3
220–Omar Haddad (Parkland) dec. Fred Mantsch (Hempfield)
Hvy–Thomas Haines (Solanco) dec. Scot Augustine (Erie McDowell) 8-1

Third & Fourth
106–Liza (Parkland) dec. Pipa (Bishop McDevitt) 1-0
113–Price (Canon-McMillan) dec. Lenox (Erie McDowell) 4-2
120–Russell (Collins Hill, Va.) dec. Gromacki (Erie Cathderal Prep) 7-3
126–Headlee (Waynesburg) dec. Mary (Peters Township) 5-0
132–Coy (Penn Trafford) dec. Mutchnik (St. Paul’s) 3-1 OT
138–Zacherl (Brookville) dec. Hidlay (Mifflin County) 5-3
145–Guillen (Buford, Ga.) dec. Good (Cedar Cliff) 4-2
152–Hollingshead (Altoona) dec. Shaffer (Latrobe) 3-1
160–Zacherl (Brookville) dec. Bell (Belle Vernon) 6-3
170–Coniker (Pgh. Central Catholic) dec. Wagh (St. Paul’s, Md.) 7-0
182–Spearman (Erie McDowell) deac. Reynolds (Saegertown) 3-2
195–Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.) dec. Robb (Kittanning) 7-6
220–Spiller (Solanco) pinned Davis (Latrobe)
Hvy–Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) dec. Cabell (Huntington, W.Va.) 2-1

Fifth & Sixth
106–Grass (Huntington, W.Va.) dec. planta (St. Paul’s) 2-0
113–Whitesell (Good Counsel) dec. Ortz (Brookville) 3-0
120–Phillippi (Derry) dec. Mackall (Walsh Jesuit) 1-0
126–Hartman (Belle Vernon) dec. White (Bishop McDevitt) 2-0
132–Whitely (Walsh Jesuit) dec. Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park) 1-0
138–Alessandro (Hempfield) dec. Skonieczny (St. Vincent-St. Mary) 6-2
145–Krenzelak (Canon-McMillan) dec. Humes (Saegertown) 2-0
152–Vitale (Benton0 pinned Scarborough (Kennard-Dale) 4:11
160–Yant (Franklin Regional) dec. Shurina (Eastern View, Va.) 5-0
170–Vroman (Brookville) dec. White (Father Judge) 5-2
182–Adkins (St. Vincent-St. Mary’s) dec. Colello (Cedar Cliff) 14-4
195–Womelsdorf (Benton) dec. Zaynullayev (Mt. Lebanon) 3-0
220–Mayernik (Belle Vernon) pinned Budd (Huntington, W.Va.) 3:49
Hvy–Beattie (Burrell) pinned Brumley (St. Vincent-St. Mary) 1:53

Seventh & Eighth
106–Manley (Altoona) pinned Barnett (Kennard-Dale) 1:19
113–Blackburn (Westmont Hilltop) dec. Russell (Collins Hill, Va.) 7-2
120–Allen (Huntington, W.Va) dec. Friedman (St. Paul’s Md.) 3-0
126–Simpkins (Ripley, W.Va.) pinned Kepple (Derry) 1:35
132–Buckiso (Peters Township) dec. Vath (Saegertown) 3-0
138–Kelly (Good Counsel) dec. Monico (Saegertown) 3-1
145–Smith (Latrobe) dec. Florentino (Peters Township) 11-4
152–Stewart (Mifflin County) dec. Dunn (Bethel Park) 5-2
160–Kasunic (Bentown) by forfeit Henson (Pope, Ga)
170–Provance (Connellsville) dec. McAfee (Good Counsel, Md.) 3-1
182–Miller (Good Counsel) dec. Hartsock (Mifflin County) 10-2
195–Adkins (St. Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio) pinned pearce (Mifflin County) 1:59
220–Shires (Cedar Cliff) dec. Berberick (Greensburg Salem) 5-2
Hvy–Zaynullayev (Mt. Lebanon) pinned Furman (Canon-McMillan) 2:02

106–Brown (Franklin Regional) dec. Lizak (Parkland) 6-1 3 OTs; Sheehan (Solanco) dec. Grass (Huntington, W.Va.) 6-5
113–Lee (Franklin Regional) pinned Ortz Brookville) 2:25; McCoy (Latrobe) dec. Price (Canon-McMillan) 4-2
120–Lizak (Parkland) dec. Phillippi (Derry) 3-2 UTB; Pletcher (Latrobe) dec. Russell (Collins Hill, Ga.) 3-2
126–Macri (Canon-McMillan) tech fall over Mary (Peters Township) 27-12; Milihof (Collins Hill, Ga.) dec. Headlee (Waynesburg) 8-0
132–Krivus (Hempfield) dec. Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park) 16-6; Smith (Franklin Regional) tech fall over Whitely (Walsh Jesuit) 23-8
138–Kemerer (Franklin Regional) dec. Hidlay (Mifflin County) 7-2; Joseph (Pgh. Central catholic) dec. Zacherl (Brookville) 4-2
145–Nolf (Kittanning) pinned Krenzelak (Canon-McMillan) 4:08; Maruca (Franklin Regional) dec. Good (Cedar Cliff) 2-0
152–Shields (Franklin Regional) dec. Hollingshead (Altoona) 18-6; Walter (Mifflinburg) dec. Scarborough (Kennard-Dale) 8-0
160–Scalise (Latrobe) dec. Yant (Franklin Regional) 5-3; Austin (Penn Trafford) dec. Shurina (Eastern View, Va.) 2-1
170–Marsteller (Kennard-Dale) dec. Coniker (Pgh. Central Catholic) 8-1; Wilps (Chartiers Valley) dec. Wagh (St. Paul’s) 2-0
182–Zavatsky (Latrobe) dec. spearman (Erie McDowell) 2-0; Stout (Mt. Lebanon) dec. Adkins (St. Vincent-St. Mary’s) 3-0
195–Ness (Buford, Ga.) pinned Robb (Kittanning) 3:22; Haddad (Parkland) dec. Snyder (Good Counsel) 12-1
220–Mantsch (Hempfield) dec. Spiller (Solanco) 9-8; Haddad (Parkland) dec. Mayernik (Belle Vernon) 7-2
Hvy–Haines (Solanco) pinned Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) 3:37; Augustine (Erie McDowell) dec. Beattie (Burrell) 2-1 3 OTs


Four local wrestlers seeded at Powerade

Four local scholastic wrestlers were seeded for the PowerAde Christmas Wrestling Tournament, which gets under way Friday at CM gymnasium.
Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan was No. 1 at 126, and teammate Brendan Price is 6th at 113. Ethan Headlee of Waynesburg is 3rd at 126 and Derek Hull of Chartiers-Houston is 6th at 170.

The link to the PowerAde site is:


The PowerAde preview link is:



Video review No. 4

In the days leading up to the PowerAde Christmas Tournament, I thought it might be cool to see some of the scheduled participants in action.

Here is No. 4: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional



Video preview No. 3

In the days leading up to the PowerAde Christmas Tournament, I thought it might be cool to see some of the scheduled participants in action.

Here is No. 3: A.C. Headlee of Waynesburg


Powerade link


McGuffey headed to Double-A

McGuffey High School's wrestling team, which has been competing up in classification, will return to a Double-A schedule next season. The Highlanders, competing in Section 4-A in Class AAA, will begin the new schedule for the 2014-15 season.
McGuffey will try to keep its rivalry matches with Waynesburg, Trinity and Canon-McMillan. The enrollment numbers for McGuffey have been steadily declining over the years and athletic director Ed Dalton said it's the best move for the program.
"We made the decision a few weeks ago," Dalton said. We talked it over with the coaches. We talked it over with the board. We talked it over with (head coach Mark Caffrey). Our enrollment from our heyday has gone from 270 to 120."Dalton said the school only had two home section dual meets this season, a the trend in the WPIA now.
"We understand the pitfalls," he said. But we have to be proactive. We'll still wrestle good teams and create a competitive schedule."

Chishko out of Powerade

Solomon Chishko, a defending state champion for Canon-McMillan, will miss the PowerAde Christmas Wrestling Tournament because of a knee injury. Chishko, who won the Class AAA 145-pound title last year, hurt the knee in a semifinal match against Micah Jordan of St. Paris, Ohio, at the Ironman tournament.
Chishko missed the 2012013 regular season with a fractured elbos. He wrestled in 11 bouts, all in the postseason, without a loss.


Brown eligible for Franklin Regional

Devin Brown was ruled eligible for the 2013-14 wrestling season by the PIAA board of control Wednesday. Brown, who along with Spencer Lee, transferred from Saegertown to Franklin Regional this year.
The Brown transfer was challenged by Saegertown and the WPIAL denied Brown eligibility. Lee's transfer was not challenged as his family moved into the district after his father got a job at Carnegie Mellon.
Brown won the Class AA 106-pound title last year and his inclusion on Franklin Regional's team makes it the favorite to win the state team and individual titles this year.


Video Review No. 2

In the days leading up to the PowerAde Christmas Tournament, I thought it might be cool to see some of the scheduled participants in action.

Here is No. 2: Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan


Another loss in wrestling

Wrestling’s international governing body announced Tuesday that men’s freestyle and Greco-Roman will each lose a weight class between light and heavyweight ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
FILA had previously ruled to cut the men’s divisions from seven to six so it could add two women’s weight classes, thus ensuring a 6-6-6 split among the three disciplines.
The move toward increased gender equity came as FILA worked with the IOC over the past year to ensure wrestling remained on the Olympic program. The sport was dropped from the list of Olympic core sports in February, but was reinstated in September after changes intended to modernize wrestling.
The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1.


Ironman Finals

106: No. 4 Tyler Warner (Claymont, Ohio) maj. dec. No. 12 Jason Renteria (Oak Park River Forest, Ill.) , 12-2
113: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.) pinned Anthony Bosco (Marmion Academy, Ill.), 1:44
120: No. 6 KeShawn Hayes (Park Hill, Mo.) dec. No. 11 Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Del.), 3-0
126: No. 3 Matthew Kolodzik (Blair Academy, N.J.) dec. Eli Seipel (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), 5-0
132: No. 5 Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. No. 6 Brock Ervin (Union County, Ky.), 5-3
138: No. 2 Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.) dec. No. 4 at 132 Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional, Pa.), 3-1
145: No. 2 Micah Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) dec. No. 6 Alfred Bannister (Bishop McNamara, Md.), 2-1
152: No. 2 Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Ohio) dec. No. 8 at 145 Mason Manville (Blair Academy, N.J.), 4-2
160: No. 3 at 152 Dylan Milonas (Blair Academy, N.J.) pinned No. 5 Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), 4:51
170: No. 6 Anthony Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. No. 5 Myles Martin (McDonogh, Md.), 8-2
182: No. 1 Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) dec. Rocco Caywood (Perrysburg, Ohio), 5-1
195: No. 4 Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.) dec. Tegray Scales (Colerain, Ohio), 3-2
220: No. 17 Edgar Ruano (Montini Catholic, Ill.) dec. Austin Pfarr (Marysville, Ohio), 3-2
285: No. 6 Michael Johnson, Jr. (Montini Catholic, Ill.) dec. Cale Bonner (Perrysburg, Ohio), 2-1


Chishko, Macri place at Ironman

Chishko, Macri place at Ironman Tournament
Solomon Chishko and Dalton Macri, both from Canon-McMillan High School, placed in their respective weight classes at the Ironman Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Walsh Jesuit High School.
Chishko, a defending state champion from Canon-McMillan High School, placed sixth at 145 pounds. Chishko, a senior, lost in the semifinals to Micah Jordan of Graham St. Paris High School in Ohio, 7-1. Jordan is a three-time Ohio state champion and is headed to Ohio State next fall. Chishko, a Virginia Tech recruit, then forfeited the consolation finals bouts because of a sore knee. It was not considered serious.
Macri, a senior state runner-up last season, won a 9-7 decision over Dom Forys of North Allegheny in the 126-pound third-place match.
Freshman Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional easily won his 113-pound weight class, dominating Anthony Bosco of Marmion Academy in Illinois, 10-0, in the finals.


Link to Ironman results


That's more like it

A large crowd, an interesting match filled with unexpected results and a down-to-the wire finish.
That was what the McGuffey-Trinity dual meet had Wednesday night and it brought back memories of when these two teams were powers in the WPIAL.
About 1,000 people showed up for the bout and little known Austin Fife, a 6-6 sophomore who was going to skip wrestling to work out for football, clinched the bout with a pin of Ryan Steinstraw at heavyweight. It was totally unexpected and set the Hillers' fans off to a victory celebration when it happened.
Tristan Buxton had another of those unexpected wins, trailing 1-0 with 37 seconds left when he took McGuffey's Gage Nicolella down and pinned him right before the buzzer. Finally, Robert West was frustrated and appeared headed for a regular decision until he hit a headlock  and pinned Liam McElhoes with four seconds remaining.
McGuffey made an impressive comeback in the match, trailing at one time by 14 but taking a 1-point lead after Nathan Whipkey's pin  with four bouts to go.
This match followed another close and exciting match last year, when Trinity won late, 36-30. For too long, this dual meet has not held much excitement or good wrestling. The last two have been well wrestled, well attended and well worth watching.


Video Review No. 1

In the days leading up to the PowerAde Christmas Tournament, I thought it might be cool to see some of the scheduled participants in action.

Here is No. 1 - Chance Marsteller of Kennard Dale



Some thoughts about the start of the season

So far, Canon-McMillan has not missed a beat, winning five dual meets in the Greenville Duals and knocking off General McLane in a non-section match Monday night. The Big Macs, who have won five of the possible six state team tournament titles over the past three years, will get a better read in the coming weeks with matches against McGuffey and Waynesburg, and the biggie, Powerade. This weekend's Ironman tournament, which CM is participating in, includes Franklin Regional.

Jefferson-Morgan had a good showing at the Gateway Tournament, finishing fourth and landing two champions in Brendan Howard at 113 and James Miller at 138. Ryan Zalar made it to the 160 finals but fell to Devin Austin of Penn Trafford, 2-1. And heavyweight Ian Wolfe made it to the finals, where Shane Kuhn of Kiski pinned him.

One interesting final came at 126, where Dom Forys of North Allegheny had no trouble with Justin Patrick of the Kiski School, 7-2. Patrick was top seed and Forys 2.

The biggest news from the Chartiers-Houston Tournament was not about who was there but who was not. Nick Gavazzi of Charleroi missed the event with a sore shoulder. Josh Kuslock was a nice surprise for Chartiers-Houston, winning the 120-pound title; and Nico Brown of Beth-Center had a good effort in a runner-up effort at 171. Peters Township got five to the finals and had two champions. Lukas Cervenak won at heavyweight and Phil Mary at 126.

This stat from Wrestlingreport.com: there are 690 wrestlers who have won 100 or more matches in their career in WPIAL history. The leader is Dane Johnson of Shady Side Academy with 182. Two of his teammates, Geoff Alexander and Philip Elias are among four wrestlers tied at 172. The other two are Ashtin Primus and Donnie Ament of Connellsville.


Penn State beats Pitt

Penn State 28, Pitt 9

125: No. 3 Nico Megaludis (PSU) dec. No. 10 Anthony Zanetta (P), 4-1; PSU leads, 3-0
133: No. 14 Shelton Mack (P) dec. Jordan Conaway (PSU), 5-2; Match tied, 3-3
141: No. 11 Zain Retherford (PSU) dec. Edgar Bright (P), 3-2; PSU leads, 6-3
149: Mikey Racciato (P) pins James English (PSU), 6:52; Pitt leads, 9-6
157: James Vollrath (PSU) dec. Cole Sheptock (P), 7-2; Match tied, 9-9
165: No. 1 David Taylor (PSU) pins Geno Morelli (P), 3:09; PSU leads, 15-9
174: No. 3 Matt Brown (PSU) dec. No. 8 Tyler Wilps (P), 9-3; PSU leads, 18-9
184: Wes Phipps (PSU) m. dec. Aaron Rothwell (P), 13-3; PSU leads, 22-9
197: No. 4 Morgan McIntosh (PSU) dec. Nick Bonaccorsi (P), 4-3 (TB1); PSU leads, 25-9
285: No. 10 Jimmy Lawson (PSU) dec. No. 20 P.J. Tasser (P), 3-1; PSU wins, 28-9



Eastern Area Finals

106-Sizska (Kiski) dec. Stedeford (North Allegheny) 4-2
113-Howard (Jeff-Morgan) TF Seliga (Belle Vernon) 22-7
120-Stossel (North Allegheny) pinned Hasson (Belle Vernon) 2:56
126-Forys (North Allegheny) dec. Patrick (Kiski School) 7-2
132-Coy (Penn Trafford) TF over Curcio (Kiski)
138-Miller (Jeff-Morgan) dec. Risnear (Penn Traford) 14-3
145-Nolf (Kittanning) TF over Rodgers (North Allegheny)
152-Verkleen (Belle Vernon) dec. Dunn (Bethel Park) 5-2
160-Austin (Penn Trafford) dec. Zalar 9Jeff-Morgan) 2-1
170-Kobaly (Belle Vernon) pinned Davidson (Gateway) 3:38
182-Fenk (Plum) dec. McGillick (Penn Trafford) 2-1
195-Phipps (Norwin) dec. Smith (North Allegheny) 7-4
220-C. Kuhn (Kiski) dec. Sever (Yough) 3-1
Hvy-S. Kuhn (Kiski) pinned Wolfe (Jeff-Morgan) 1:36


Big Macs go 5-0

Canon-McMillan High School kicked off the wrestling season by capturing all five matches in the Greenville Duals Saturday.
The Big Macs defeated Shaker Heights, 57-18; Meadville, 55-12; Greenville, 52-13; Brookville, 39-16; and Cochranton, 70-6.
Winning all five bouts for C-M were Brendan Price (113), Dalton Macri (126), Josiah Hritsko (132), Alec Hutchin (138), Malachi Krenzelak (145-52) and Nick Konyk (170). Defending state champion Solomon Chishko went 4-0, sitting out one of the matches.

Chartiers-Houston Tournament


Chartiers-Houston Wrestling Tournament
At Chartiers-Houston
Team Results (Top 10)
1. Peters Township 217; 2. Butler 212; 3. Pine Richland 153.5; 4. North Hills 140.5; 5. Upper St. Clair 126.5 ; 6. Chartiers Valley 125; 7. Central catholic 119; 8. Chartiers-Houston 114.5; 9. Montour 112; 10. Elizabeth Forward 103

Individual Results
106-Hunter Baxter (Pine Richland) dec. Hunter Neely (Bentworth) 5-3
113-Gage Curry (North Hills) pinned A.J. Buckison (Peters Township) 3:11
120-Josh Kuslock (Chartiers-Houston) dec. Mark Tharp (Chartiers Valley) 12-2 (major)
126-Philip Mary (Peters Township) pinned Connor Foust (Butler) 3:26
132-Shane Genrty (SS Beaver) dec. Tyler Buckiso (Peters Township) 5-1
138- Jake Wentzel (South Park) dec. Italo Merante (Peters Township) 5-1 UTB
145-Vincenzo Joseph (Pgh. Central Catholic) dec. Corey Wilding (Upper St. Clair) 17-3
152-Greg Bulsak (South Park) dec. Tony Palumbo of (Pgh. Central Catholic) 2-0
160-Jonathan Avon (North Hills) by forfeit over Brendan Burnharr (Pine Richland)
170-Noah Wilps (Chartiers Valley) dec. Nico Brown (Beth-Center) 5-1
182-Ryan Hannon (Butler) dec. Colt Belardia (Elizabeth Forward) 5-0
195-Luke Fournier (Elizabeth Forward) pinned jake Paris (Chartiers Valley) 3:13
220-Cole Macek (Montour) dec. Will Bortmas (Butler) 11-3
Hvy-Lukas Cervenak (Peters Township) pinned Zack Jablonski (Montour) 3:40

Third & fourth
106-Bulsak (South Park) pinned Nagy (Central Catholic) 4:02
113-Desimone (Montour) dec. Salas (Pine Richland) 9-3
120-Komara (Freedom) dec. Fera (Central Catholic) 4-1
126-Lawson (North Hills) dec. Palm (Upper St. Clair) 7-6
132-Badamo (North Hills) dec. Kauffman (Butler) 4-1
138-Kelly (Pine Richland) dec. Houston (Butler) 6-2
145-Welsh (Beth-Center) dec. Florentino (Peters Township) 5-0
152-Terrick (Elizabeth Forward) dec. Smith (Albert Gallatin) 6-4
160-Bortmas (Butler) pinned Provenzano (Chartiers-Houston) 4:59
170-Hull (Char-Houston) dec. Dice (Albert Gallatin) 3-2 UTB
182-Geyer (Pine Richland) dec. Fitzgerald (Peters Township) 4-2
195-Harris (Pine Richland) dec. White (Butler) 3-0
220-Roper (Char Valley) by default over Janicki (Eliz Forward)
Hvy-Shumaker (Bentworth) pinned Bojanac (Butler) 2:42

Fifth & Sixth
106-Florentino (Peters Township) dec. Wallace (Albert Gallatin) 5-3
113-Miscky (Mercer) dec. Yost (SS Beaver) 4-2 OT
120-Rothka (Bentworth) dec. Dietrich (Butler) 2-1
126-Sullivan (Char Valley) dec. Mitchell (Bentworth) 6-2
132-Vickless (Bentworth) dec. Stefanik (Central Catholic) 3-1
138-Walnoha (Upper St. Clair) dec. Trimmer (Avonworth) 1-0
145-McGinnis (Chartiers-Houston) pinned Ruane (Jeannette) 2:40
152-Tuzikow (North Hills) dec. Ward (Freedom) 8-0
160-Wilding (Upper St. Clair) dec. Stay (Beth-Center) 3-2
170-Oberschelp (Peters Township) dec. Helfferich (North Hills) 5-1
182-Barcaskey (Moon) dec. Kaneko (Upper St. Clair) 19-5
195-Browne (Upper St. Clair) dec. Barcaskey (Moon) 3-1
220-Hennegan (Mercer) pinned Calberson (South Fayette) 2:42
Hvy-Coles (Avonworth) pinned Platt (SS Academy) 4:50


Top Returning Wrestlers

The following is a list of top returners in the weight classes. These are loosely based rankings because some of the weights will change this season. The weights are where the wrestlers competed last season.
Class AAA

106-1. Luke Pletcher, Latrobe
2. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
3. Gage Curry, North Hills
4. Brendan Price, Canon-McMillan
5. Chris Eddins, Greensburg Salem

113-1. A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg
2. Dom Forys, North Allegheny
3. Phillip Mary, Peters Township
4. Kyle Berk, Franklin Regional
5. Ricky Cavallo, Hempfield

120-1. Sam Krivus, Hempfield
2. Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan
3. Vincenzo Joseph, Pgh. Central Catholic
4. Brendan Hasson, Belle Vernon
5. Ryan Hardaway, Kiski

126-1. Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional
2. Tyler Buckiso, Peters Township
3. Sean Perri, Mt. Lebanon
4. Jake Gerard, Ringgold
5. Jordan McGonicle, Shaler

132-1. Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional
2. Italo Merante, Peters Township
3. Joey Alessandro, Hempfield
4. Corey Wilding, Upper St. Clair
5. Ken Tarpley, Ringgold

138-1. Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional
2. Jesse Rodgers, North Allegheny
3. Jake Shaffer, Latrobe
4. Paul Dunn, Bethel Park
5. Zach Mattucci, Greensburg Salem

145-1. Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan
2. Josh Shields, Franklin Regional
3. Derek Verkleem Belle Vernon
4. Nate Hall, West Allegheny
5. Collin Smith, ALbert Gallatin

152-1. Brendan Burnham, Pine-Richland
2. Kyle Coniker, Pgh. Central Catholic
3. Devin Austin, Penn Trafford
4. Dale Provance, Connellsville
5. Tyler Heasley, Fox Chapel

160-1. Zach Zavatsky, Latrobe
2. Jonathan Avon, North Hills
3. Devin Fallenstein, Ringgold
4. Austin Bell, Belle Vernon
5. Dmitry Wilding, Upper St. Clair

170-1. Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley
2. Kellen Stout, Mt. Lebanon
3. Ryan Hannan, Butler
4. Ty Worthing, Kiski
5. Clay Byerley, North Allegheny

182-1. Drew Phipps, Norwin
2. Robert West, Trinity
3. Patrick Barcaskey, Moon
4. Luke Fornier, Eliz Forward
5. Jake Pickup, Franklin Regional

195-1. Zach Smith, North Allegheny
2. Anthony Cable, Greensburg Salem
3. Matt Butler, Connellsville
4. Jack McGillick, Penn Trafford
5. Mike Roper, Chartiers Valley

220-1. Zach Deluca, Pgh. Central Catholic
2. Cole Macek, Montour
3. Dylan Davis, Latrobe
4. Fred Mantsch, Hempfield
5. Devontae Evans, Baldwin

Hv-1. Shane Kuhn, Kiski
2.  Zeynul Zaynullayev, Mt. Lebanon
3. Shawn Devey, West Mifflin
4. Lukas Cervanak, Peters Township
5. Kyle Nothangel, Indina

Class AA
106-1. Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland
2. Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown
3. Brendan Howard, Jefferson-Morgan

113-1. George Phillippi, Derry
2. Jake Rothka, Bentworth
3. John Dennis, Burgettstown

120-1. Mike Carr, South Fayette
2. Mike Novak, Mt. Pleasant
3. Matt Vickless, bentworth

126-1. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan
2. Greg Bulsak, South Park
3. Pat Dewitt, Valley

132-1. Jason Nolf, Kittanning
2. John Andrejcik, Burrell
3. Jake Wentzel, South Park

138-1. Steve Edwards, Burrell
2. Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi
3. Jason Miller, Jefferson-Morgan

145-1. Jason Stay, Beth-Center
2. Austin Mears, Mt. Pleasant
3. Ryan Zalar, Jefferson-Morgan

152-1. Grant Fetchet, South Fayette
2. Corey Falleroni, Burrell
3. Shawn Carl, Avella

160-1. Jared Walker, south Fayette
2. Bill Bowlen, Jefferson-Morgan
3. Derek Hull, Chartiers-Houston

170-1. Josh Churchin, North Catholic
2. Dalton Wildman, West Greene
3. Dylan Clark, Valley

182-1. Terrell Fields, Valley
2. Lucas Richardson, Yough
3. Fred McKissick, Carlynton

195-1. Zach Walker, South Fayette
2. Brad Grinnen, Ellwood City
3. Seth Hitchins, South Allegheny

220-1. Jake Temple, Avella
2. Thomas Sever, Yough
3. Allan Cratsenberg, Highlands

Hvy-1. Alan Beattie, Burrell
2. Jake Beistel, Southmoreland
3. Trevin Bedillion, West Greene

Intermat top 50 Teams

1Blair AcademyNew Jersey 
2Oak Park River ForestIllinois 
3Montini CatholicIllinois 
4Wyoming SeminaryPennsylvania 
5Apple ValleyMinnesota 
6St. Paris GrahamOhio 
8Massillon PerryOhio 
9Bergen CatholicNew Jersey 
10Franklin RegionalPennsylvania 
11Detroit Catholic CentralMichigan 
13Cincinnati MoellerOhio 
14Bound BrookNew Jersey 
15Broken ArrowOklahoma 
16Edmond NorthOklahoma 
18St. Peter's PrepNew Jersey 
19Marmion AcademyIllinois 


C-H Tournament


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013         
10:00 a.m. - Second Rd. Consols
11:30 am  -  Semifinals
                   3rd Round Consols
1:30 pm - 4th Round Consol 
4:00 pm - Consol Finals and Championship bouts

BEAVER                      ELIZABETH FORWARD           PINE RICHLAND   
BENTWORTH             FREEDOM                               SS ACADEMY
BETH CENTER            JEANNETTE                             SOUTH FAYETTE
BRASHEAR                 KEYSTONE OAKS                    SOUTH PARK     
BUTLER                      MERCER                                   SS BEAVER
CARRICK                    MONTOUR                               UPPER ST. CLAIR
CHARLEROI               MOON                                                 

 Returning Champions:    

Connor Foust             Butler
Ty Buckiso               Peters Township
Italo Merante            Peters Township
Nick Gavazzi             Charleroi
D J Wilding              Upper St. Clair
Ryan Hannon              Butler
Jake Beistel             Southmoreland

 Returning Runner-ups:   
Gage Curry               North Hills
Kevin Chaussard          South Fayette
Philip Mary              Peters Township
Jake Wentzel             South Park
Colton Belardia          Elizabeth Forward
Noah Wilps               Chartiers Valley
Patrick Barcaskey        Moon