20-man bracket is a bad idea


Update on 3 wrestlers who were stabbed

20-man wrestling bracket for PIAA?

It appears there is not enough wrestling going on during the three-day tournament in Hershey. Now, the PIAA and coaches want to make it a 20-man bracket, which should insure that wrestlers will have weigh-ins at 6 a.m. all three days and not leave the Giant Center until after midnight on Thursday and Friday. Here is the link:



3 wrestlers stabbed

Three Father Judge wrestlers, including Solomon Chishko's opponent in the 145-pound state finals this month, were stabbed in Northeast Philly. Here is the link:



NCAA results

Championship Finals
125 Jesse Delgado (Illinois) dec Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) 3-2
133 Tony Ramos (Iowa) dec Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) TB-1, 3-1
141 Logan Stieber (Ohio St.) major dec Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) 10-1
149 Jason Tsirtsis (Northwestern) dec Joshua Kindig (Oklahoma St.) SV-1, 3-1
157 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma St.) major dec Dylan Ness (Minnesota) 13-4
165 David Taylor (Penn St.) dec Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma St.) 6-0
174 Chris Perry (Oklahoma St.) dec Andrew Howe (Oklahoma) 4-0
184 Edward Ruth (Penn St.) dec Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland) 7-2
197 J`Den Cox (Missouri) dec Nick Heflin (Ohio St.) 2-1
285 Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina St.) dec Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) 4-2
3rd Place
125 Nicholas Megaludis (Penn St.) dec Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) Dec 6-1
133 Joe Colon (UNI) dec A.J. Schopp (Edinboro) 1-0
141 Mitchell Port (Edinboro) major dec Evan Henderson (North Carolina) 9-1
149 Eric Grajales (Michigan) dec David Habat (Edinboro) 4-2
157 James Green (Nebraska) major dec Ian Miller (Kent St.) 13-1
165 Steven Monk (North Dakota St.) fall Nicholas Sulzer (Virginia) 5:26
174 Logan Storley (Minnesota) dec Robert Kokesh (Nebraska) TB-1, 3-1
184 Gabriel Dean (Cornell) dec Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) 5-4
197 Scott Schiller (Minnesota) dec Kyven Gadson (Iowa St.) 9-6
285 Michael McMullan (Northwestern) dec Bobby Telford (Iowa) 3-1
5th Place
125 Cory Clark (Iowa) dec Dylan Peters (UNI) 8-1
133 David Thorn (Minnesota) dec Mason Beckman (Lehigh) 5-3
141 Zain Retherford (Penn St.) med-forfeit Joey Lazor (UNI)
149 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) dec Mitchell Minotti (Lehigh) 3-0
157 Derek St. John (Iowa) med-forfeit Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
165 Michael Moreno (Iowa St.) dec Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel) 9-3
174 Matt Brown (Penn St.) dec Michael Evans (Iowa) 6-3
18 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) tech-fall Lawrence Thomas (Penn) 18-2, 6:03
197 Conner Hartmann (Duke) med-forfeit Chris Penny (Virginia Tech)
285 Mike McClure (Michigan St. dec Adam Chalfant (Indiana) 3-2
7th Place
125 Darian Cruz (Lehigh) decr Earl Hall (Iowa St.) TB-2, 2-1
133 Joe Roth (Central Mich.) dec Cody Brewer (Oklahoma) 8-6
141 Stephen Dutton III (Michigan) dec Richard Durso (Frank. & Marsh.) 6-5
149 James English (Penn St.) dec Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) TB-1, 2-1
157 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) dec Anthony Perrotti (Rutgers) 2-0
165 Daniel Zilverberg (Minnesota) dec Pierce Harger (Northwestern) 6-2
174 Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh) dec Bryce Hammond (CSU Bakersfield) 4-2
184 Jacob Swartz (Boise State) dec Ophir Bernstein (Brown) 6-1
197 Morgan McIntosh (Penn St.) dec Nathan Burak (Iowa) 3-1
285 Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) dec Austin Marsden (Oklahoma St.) 4-2

O-R All-District Team

Observer-Reporter All-District Wrestling Team

Outstanding Wrestler – Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan

Class AAA Coach of Year – Jason Cardillo, Canon-McMillan

Class AA Coach of Year – Rick Chaussard, South Fayette

First Team

Bill Bowlen, Jefferson-Morgan, So., 170, 40-6, 71-19

Nico Brown, Beth-Center, Jr., 160, 34-16, 60-40

Ty Buckiso, Peters Township, Sr., 132, 31-7, 133-27

Mike Carr, South Fayette, So., 132, 44-2, 73-15

Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan, Sr., 145, 27-3, 132-8

John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr., 126, 42-3, 136-24

Devin Fallenstein, Ringgold, Sr., 170, 30-4, 126-36

Grant Fetchet, South Fayette, Sr., 152, 44-6, 141-42

A.C. Headlee, Waynesburg, Jr., 126, 39-6, 122-15

Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan, Sr., 126, 40-2, 133-15

Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown, Jr., 113, 41-6, 113-26

Jason Miller, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr., 138, 28-5, 135-41

Jake Temple, Avella, Sr., 220, 43-0, 146-17

Jared Walker, South Fayette, Jr., 160, 43-2, 113-26

Second Team

Tristan Buxton, Trinity, Sr., 106, 28-12, 69-36

Doug Gudenburr, Ringgold, So., 113, 27-7, 60-13

Brendan Howard, Jefferson-Morgan, Jr., 113, 35-10, 113-27

Derek Hull, Chartiers-Houston, Sr., 170, 92-68

Malachi Krenzelak, Canon-McMillan, Sr., 138, 32-7, 89-46

Italo Merante, Peters Township, Sr., 138, 30-6, 77-19

Richie McGinnis, Chartiers-Houston, Sr., 138, 36-14, 133-59

Hunter Neely, Bentworth, So., 106, 34-8, 63-22

Gage Nicolella, McGuffey, So., 106, 24-9, 49-19

Brendan Price, Canon-McMillan, Sr., 113, 37-7, 111-26

Anthony Welsh, Beth-Center, So., 145, 37-8, 74-22

Dalton Wildman, West Greene, Sr., 182, 28-8, 69-35

Shaun Wilson, Waynesburg, So., 120, 25-10, 53-21

Ryan Zalar, Jefferson-Morgan, Sr., 160, 35-10, 57-21


Penn State wins team title

Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling title, holding off Minnesota 109.5-104 on Saturday night.
Oklahoma State placed third with 96.5 points, Iowa was fourth with 78.5 and Edinboro (Pa.) fifth with 62.
Penn State's Ed Ruth won his third national title, beating No. 1 seed Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland 7-2 in the 184-pound final. Sheptock, the No. 1 seed, entered with a 32-0 record.
Penn State's David Taylor, a four-time finalist, closed the night by defeating Oklahoma State's Tyler Caldwell 6-0 in the 165 final to finish with his second national title and a 34-0 record.
Minnesota could have put pressure on Penn State, but Oklahoma State's Alex Dieringer beat Minnesota's Dylan Ness in the 157 final, clinching the title for the Nittany Lions before Taylor's match.

WPIAL results in NCAAs

The following is a list of how WPIAL results fared in the NCAAs. Thanks to Wrestlingreport.net.

WPIAL in NCAA D-I Tournament
125 Nico Megaludis (Penn State) Franklin Regional - W - W - W - L - W - W - 3rd
125 Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh) Keystone Oaks - W - L - W - W - L
133 Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State) Derry Area - L  - W - L
133 Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State) Upper St. Clair - L - L
141 Colin Johnston (West Virginia) Canon McMillan - L - W - L
149 Mike DePalma (Kent State) Jeannette L - W - W - L
165 Jacob Kemerer (Lock Haven) Hempfield  -  L - L
174 Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh) Chartiers Valley - W - W - L - W - L  - W - 7th
184 Lorenzo Thomas (Penn) Central Catholic - W - L - W - W -W - W - L - L - 6th
184 Fred Garcia (Lock Haven) Ringgold W - L - L
197 Nick Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh) Bethel Park - L - W - W - W - L
285 P.J. Tasser (Pittsburgh) Belle Vernon L - W - L3 All-Americans


Johnston, Garcia lose openers

Colin Johnston, a sixth-year senior at West Virginia and Canon-McMillan High School graduate, and Fred Garcia of Lock Haven and Ringgold High School each lost their first-round bouts in the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday.
Evan Henderson of North Carolina decisioned Johnston 3-0 in the first round at 141 pounds, and John Rizqallah of Michigan State stopped Garcia, 7-3, at 184 pounds.
Garcia, a redshirt junior, won a preliminary-round bout, 5-2, over Lucas Sheridan of Indiana to set up the match against Rizqallah. He then lost on the consolations, 11-4, to Lelund Weatherspoon of Iowa State.
Johnston rolled to an 11-5 decision over Shawn Rodriguezz in the consolation round and can still finish as high as third.


Trinity grad to hall of fame

Don Ward, a graduate of Trinity High School, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Virginia Chapter, during ceremonies April 12 in Glen Allen, Va.,

Here is Ward's history.

Don Ward will be inducted into the National Wrestling Fall of Fame, Virginia Chapter, in Glenn Allen, Virginia on April 12, 2014.

 Don had never intended to be a wrestler as a child growing up on a Pennsylvania farm.  But what had started as a chance opportunity in high school turned unto a life long passion.  Don attended Trinity High School.  Although Trinity had a renowned wrestling program, they found themselves without a competitive wrestler to fill the 154-lb class during Don’s senior year in 1955; so, Don was recruited to fill that position.  Don went on to take first in district and second in regional.  He received a football scholarship to Bullis Prep School in Silver Spring, MD from the Naval Academy.  Entering the Naval Academy in 1957, he gave up football after Plebe year and made the varsity wrestling team as a sophomore at 147.

Don had a 20 year United States Air Force career.  While stationed in Douglas, WY in 1961-62, he continued his wrestling interest and became a state certified wrestling official and helped coach the local high school team.  After various Air Force assignments with few chances to get involved with wrestling, his last assignment was to Langley AFB, VA giving Don the opportunity to settle into and spend more time working with a single wrestling region.  His entry into the Peninsula wrestling began by doing matchmaking for summer tournaments, and season ending tournaments for the youth teams from Poquoson, Hampton, Newport News and York County. 

Don’s son, Donald, wrestled on the Hampton HS team from 1976-80.  During this time, Don helped coach and also worked out with the team.  This included taking kids from Hampton to summer wrestling camps and tournaments.  Don even wrestled in the tournaments when they had college or senior divisions.

In 1976, Poquoson High School was in need of a wrestling coach.  Don recruited Duane Day who had just graduated from West Liberty University.  Duane was an outstanding wrestler for Trinity and West Liberty.  Under Duane, Poquoson won the next five consecutive State championships.  To assist Duane, Don became treasurer of the youth program and started coaching one of the youth teams.  He continuously encouraged the youth participants to bring their friends out for wrestling and was very successful in expanding the program.  In 1982, Duane returned to his home town and became the head wrestling coach at Fort Cherry.

In an effort to raise additional wrestling opportunities on the Virginia Peninsula, Don became involved with the original group that created the Peninsula Wrestling Association (PWA) in 1979, which started the Virginia Duals Tournament in January 1981 wrestling in the Hampton Coliseum.  This was the initial start of team vs individual competition in tournaments.  The first National College Team Championship was started at the VirginiaDuals (VADuals) in Jan 1989.  In recent years, local PA teams have wrestled in the VADuals as McGuffy, Trinity, Cannon-McMillian, Chartiers-Huston and Peters Township.  Cannon-McMillian won the national high school division championship in 2011.  In supporting the VADuals, Don recruited and trained table workers but is best known setting up and maintaining the wrestling clocks for the tournament.  Through his self initiative and the benefit of an electrical engineering degree, Don taught himself how to maintain and rebuild the decades old Daktronics wrestling clocks that were obsolete even by 1970’s standards.  They recently have been replaced with the newer technology clocks.  He still has two old clocks in working order he would like to give away! 

Over the last 40 plus years, Don has participated in the Virginia Duals, the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships held at Hampton University, as well as several Virginia Challenge tournaments.   He was Grand Marshall for the 2012 Virginia Duals Tournament and was awarded the “Wrestling’s Man of the Year 2011-2012” by the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School.

Don married his Trinity High School sweetheart, Donna Waldygo, and they recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. They have a daughter, Tammy West, her husband, Allen, and two sons that reside in Raleigh, NC, and son, Donald, and his wife, Cathy, are currently residing in Singapore.



Classic Results

United States–25 Pennsylvania–16
113–Ethan Lizak (Parkland) dec. Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Del.) 2-1
120–Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan) dec. Nate Boston (Woodford county, Ky.) 9-0\
126–Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind) dec. Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic) 13-3 (major)
132–Josh Alber (Dakota, Ill.) dec. Ian Brown (Hanover) 3-2
138–Joe mcKenna (Blair Academy) dec. Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan) 3-1
145–Jason Nolf (Kittanning) dec. Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore.) 8-5 
152–Bryce Brill (Mt. carmell, Ill.,) dec. T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley) 5-1
160–Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin) dec. Ryan Blees (Bismark, N.D.) 4-3
170–Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) dec. Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic) 14-9 
182–Zack Zavatski (Latrobe) dec. Joel Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.) 3-1 OT 
195–Chip Ness (Buford, Ga.,) dec. Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs) 12-10
220–Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.) dec. Michael Boykin (Coatesville) 10-3 
Hvy–Nick Nevills (Clovis, Cal) dec. Thomas Haines (Solanco) 5-3

Oklahoma–37 WPIAL–10
113–Brendan Price (Canon-McMillan) dec. Braden Bennett (Locust Grove) 11-5
120–Jacob Findley (Collinsville) dec. Brendan Hassan (Belle Vernon) 4-3
126–Cub Yeager (Locust Grove) dec. Dom Forys (North Allegheny) 8-7
132–Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) dec. Justin Fletcher (Bixby) 12-4 (major)
138–Will steltzlen (Collinsville) dec. Ty Buckiso (Peters Township) 4-1
145–Jonce Blaylock (Berryhill) dec. Grant Fetchet (South Fayette) 2-1
152–Dakota Head (Tuttle) pinned Steven Edwards (Burrell) 2:56
160–Jacobe Smith (Muskogee) dec. Jonathan Avon (North Hillls) 10-3)
170–Chandler Rogers (Stillwater) pinned Kyle Coniker (Pgh. Central Catholic) 1:16
182–Lance Dixon (Edmond North) dec. Terrell Fields (Valley) 5-4
195–Derek White (Edmond North) dec. Cole Macek (Montour) 16-6 (major)
220–Andrew Dixon (Edmond North) dec. Jake Temple (Avella) 1-0 OT
Hvy–Shane Kuhn (Kiski) dec. Trey Loveall (Locust Grove) 6-2
OW: Head and Smith


Link to wrestling

Since the NCAA appears to be too busy to update their brackets quickly, here are two links that might help:

Division II-III



Wrestling Classic

Dalton Macri and Solomon Chishko, fresh from state championships in Hershey over the weekend, were selected for the Pennsylvania Team for Sunday's Pittsburgh's Wrestling CLassic.
Teammate Brendan Price made the WPIAL team at 113. Ty Buckiso (138) of Peters Township, Grant Fetchet (145) of South Fayette and Jake Temple (220) of Avella also made the WPIAL team.
Chishko will wrestle at 138 and Macri at 120. (The Classic gives 7 pounds).
Jason Nolf of Kittanning, a three-time state champ, will wrestle at 145 for the Pa. Team.
Chance Marsteller, an undefeated four-time champion, pulled out of the tournament because of a back injury.

Pennsylvania vs. United Sattes, 6 p.m.
WPIAL vs. Oklahoma, 4 p.m.
Pennsylvania Team
113-Ethan Lizak, Parkland, 164-18, 2X
120-Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan, 133-15, 1X
126-Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic, 141-14, 1X
132-Ian Brown, Hanover, 159-12, 1X
138-Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan, 132-8, 2X
145-Jason Nolf, Kittanning, 176-1, 3X
152-T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley, 146-18, 1X
160-Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin, 185-15, 2X
170-Steve Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 154-26, 1X
182-Zach Zavatsky, Latrobe, 166-18, 1X
195-Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs183-12, 1X
220-Michael Boykin Coatesville, 142-14, 1X
Hvy-Thomas Haines, Solanco, 174-5, 4X
Combined: 2,055-176, 21 titles
United States
113-Brian Rossi, Lockport, Ill., 158-17, 1X
120-Nathan Boston, Woodford County, Ky., 204-1, 3X
126-Steve Micic, Hanover Central, Ind., 182-5, 3X
132-Josh Albers, Dakota, Ill., 182-0, 4X
138-Joe McKenna, Blair Academy, N.J., 154-7, 3X
145-Tyler Berger, Crook County, Ore., 198-3, 4X
152-Bryce Brill, Mount Carmel, Ill., 182-5, 3X
160-Ryan Blees, Bismarck, N.D., 190-5, 4X
170-Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas. 179-7, 3X
182-Joel Dixon, Edmon North, Okla., 126-13, 2X
195-Chip Ness, Buford, Ga., 168-1, 4X
220-Kyle Snyder, Good Counsel, Md., 179-0, 3X
Hvy-Nick Nevills, Clovis, Calif., 200-5, 3X
Combined: 2,302-69, 40 titles
113-Brendan Price, Canon-McMillan, 112-24
120-Brendan Hasson, Belle Vernon, 121-43
126-Dom Forys, North Allegheny, 163-22
132-Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional, 158-21
138-Ty Buckiso, Peters Township, 133-27
145-Grant Fetchet, South Fayette, 141-42
152-Steven Edwards, Burrell, 142-37, 1X
160-Jonathan Avon, North Hills, 123-31
170-Kyle Coniker, Pgh. Central Catholic, 89-22, 1X
182-Terrell Fields, Valley, 135-42, 1X
195-Cole Macek, Montour, 137-26, 1X
220-Jake Temple, Avella, 146-17, 2X
Hvy-Shane Kuhn, Kiski, 146-20, 2X
Combined: 1,717-375, 8 titles

Oklahoma Team
113-Braden Bennett, Locust Grove, 72-39
120-Jacob Findley, Collinsville, 89-31
126-Cub Yeager, Locust Grove, 128-14, 3X
132-Justin Fletcher, Bixby, 122-44
138-Will Steltzlen, Collinsville, 126-33, 4X
145-Jonce Blaylock, Berryhill, 128-7, 2X
152-Dakota Head, Tuttle Tuttle 126-24, 2X
160-Jacobe Smith, Muskogee, 109-10, 1X
170-Chandler Rogers, Stillwater, 178-6, 4X
182-Lance Dixon, Edmond North, 127-12, 2X
195-Derek White, Edmond North, 127-10, 2X
220-Andrew Dixon, Edmond North, 140-15, 2X
Hvy-Trey Loveall, Locust Grove, 92-26
Combined: 1,564-271, 22 titles


Class AAA medal results

Championship matches=
106 - Devin Brown, Franklin Regional dec. Dan Moran, Northampton, 7-6.
113 - Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional major dec. Joe Wheeling, General McLane, 15-5.
120 - Luke Pletcher, Latrobe dec. Scott Parker, Pennridge, 3-1 OT.
126 - Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan dec. Zach Valley, Northampton, 5-1.
132 - Cameron Coy, Penn-Trafford dec. Chase Zemanak, Nazareth, 2-1.
138 - Vincenzo Joseph, Pittsburgh Central Catholic dec. Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional, 6:32 OT.
145 - Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan dec. Joe Galasso, Father Judge, 7-2.
152 - T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley dec. Josh Shields, Franklin Regional, 4-3.
160 - Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin major dec. Ian Shannon, Carlisle, 17-7.
170 - Chance Marsteller, Kennard Dale major dec. Kyle Coniker, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, 14-2.
182 - Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe dec. Kellan Stout, Mt. Lebanon, 3-1.
195 - Jan Johnson, Governor Mifflin dec. Nezar Haddad, Parkland, 6-0.
220 - Michael Boykin, Coatesville dec. Jordan Wood, Boyertown, 5-2.
285 - Thomas Haines, Solanco dec. Pat Finn, Pottsgrove, 6-1.

Third Place Consolations=
106 - Connor Sheehan, Solanco pinned Kordell Rush, Pennridge, 4:34.
113 - TyShawn White, Central Dauphin dec. Derek Gulotta, Owen J.
Roberts, 4-3.
120 - Tyrone Klump, Nazareth dec. Ethan Lizak, Parkland, 7-3.
126 - Austin Headlee, Waynesburg pinned Sam Krivus, Hempfield (Dist. 7), 4:46.
132 - Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional dec. Zach Elvin, Central Dauphin, 6-4.
138 - Patrick Duggan, Cumberland Valley dec. Colby Ems, East Stroudsburg South, 5-2.
145 - Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional dec. Chad Wickard, Big Spring, 5-2.
152 - Paul Dunn, Bethel Park dec. David Hollingshead, Altoona, 5-3.
160 - Jonathan Avon, North Hills dec. Matt Carr, Abington Heights, 7-3.
170 - Cody Seibert, Big Spring dec. Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley, 2-0.
182 - Nick Sevi, Nazareth dec. Kyle Koser, Northern York, 6-4.
195 - Tom Sleigh, DuBois dec. Andrew Phipps, Norwin, 3-2.
220 - Jake Gunning, Bethlehem Liberty dec. Bo Spiller, Solanco, 3-2.
285 - Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area dec. Tracey Green, Methacton, 3-0.

Fifth Place Consolations=
106 - Brett Kulp, Exeter dec. Gage Curry, North Hills, 6-5 UTB.
113 - Jacob Lizak, Parkland pinned Michael Scheetz, Northampton, 1:38.
120 - Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep dec. Michael Marino, Garnet Valley, 7-2.
126 - Rodney Sunday, Dallastown major dec. D.J. Fehlman, Warren, 11-3.
132 - Matthew Grossmann, Manheim Township dec. Tyler Buckiso, Peters Township, 6-1.
138 - Kaleb Young, Punxsutawney dec. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County, 8-3 OT.
145 - Max Good, Cedar Cliff dec. Francesco Fabozzi, Central Bucks East, 3-1.
152 - Michael Springer, Norristown dec. Josh Ortman, Parkland, 7-2.
160 - Ehrin Lee, Titusville by forfeit over Dominic Scalise, Latrobe.
170 - Ben Swarr, Garden Spot dec. John Dambro, Garnet Valley, 3-2.
182 - Alex Price, North Penn dec. Casey Glunt, James Buchanan, 6-4.
195 - Jovon Reyes, Dieruff dec. Cole Macek, Montour, 5-1 TB.
220 - Dwayne Pepper, Shikellamy dec. Antonio Pelusi, LaSalle, 8-5.
285 - Scot Augustine, Erie McDowell dec. Ryan Monk, Dallas, 3-1 OT.

Seventh Place Consolations=
106 - Riley Palmer, Council Rock South dec. Luke Werner, Bethlehem Liberty, 5-2.
113 - Ryan Hayes, Spring-Ford dec. Dustin Steffenino, Upper Perkiomen, 2-1.
120 - Brendan Hasson, Belle Vernon dec. Jimmy Hoffman, Hazleton, 5-2.
126 - Dan Martoccio, Council Rock South dec. Ben Ross, Pennridge, 6-1.
132 - Jalen Palmer, Delaware Valley dec. Tommy Stokes, Bensalem, 7-2.
138 - Cortlandt Schuyler, Manheim Township dec. Demetri D'Orsaneo, Owen J. Roberts, 10-3.
145 - Michael Hartman, Spring Grove dec. Nathan Cheek, Wyoming Valley West, 4-3.
152 - Mason Bentzel, Spring Grove vs. Jake Shaffer, Latrobe, 1-0.
160 - Bobby Fehr, Northampton dec. Chad Reese, Central Mountain, 3-2.
170 - Idris White, Father Judge dec. Connor Martinez, Dallas, 8-4.
182 - John Shorter, Manheim Township dec. Tyree Spearman, McDowell, 6-3.
195 - Jordan Wertz, Boyertown dec. Dylan Herb, Shippensburg, 3-2 UTB.
220 - Omar Haddad, Parkland dec. Fred Mantsch, Hempfield (Dist. 7), 3-2 UTB.
285 - Joey Goodhart, Hempfield (Dist. 3) dec. Zeynul Zaynullayev, Mt. Lebanon, 5-2.

Team Scoring=
1. Franklin Regional 119, 2. Latrobe 60, 3. Solanco 57, 4. Parkland 56, 5. Central Dauphin 53.5, 6. Nazareth 53, 7. Canon-McMillan 50.5, 8.
Northampton 48, 9. Pittsburgh Central Catholic 44, 10. Cumberland Valley 43.

AAA champions photos

Dalton Macri celebrates after winning the 126-pound Class AAA title over Zach Valley of Northampton Saturday night in Hershey.

Solomon Chishko works against Joe Galasso of Father Judge in the 145-pound finals of the PIAA Class AAA tournament in Hershey. Chishko won his second title with a 7-2 decision.

Class AA medal matches

Championship matches(equals)
106 - Jake Riegel, Bethlehem Catholic dec. John Pipa, Bishop McDevitt (Dist. 3), 3-1.
113 - Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Jonathan Gabriel, Bedford, 5-0.
120 - Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs dec. Todd Lane, Southern Columbia, 3-1.
126 - Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Josh Giorgio, Schuylkill Valley, 9-3.
132 - Ian Brown, Hanover dec. Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs, 7-0.
138 - Brock Zacherl, Brookville dec. Kent Lane, Southern Columbia, 8-1.
145 - Jason Nolf, Kittanning pinned Billy Barnes, Williamson, 1:42.
152 - Steve Edwards, Burrell dec. Blake Marks, Southern Columbia, 7-5 OT.
160 - Kyle Bova, Coudersport dec. Jared Walker, South Fayette, 9-3.
170 - Evan Delong, Kane major dec. Nico Pecora, Richland, 12-3.
182 - Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic dec. Jose Ortiz, Bethlehem Catholic, 4-0.
195 - Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs major dec. Ryan Morris, Corry, 9-1.
220 - Jake Temple, Avella dec. Reynold Maines, West Branch, 3-1.
285 - Sam Breese, Lakeview dec. Brady Mutton, Pen Argyl, 3-2.
Third Place Consolations(equals)
106 - Brian Courtney, Athens dec. Joe Lobeck, Lancaster Catholic, 3-1.
113 - Taylor Ortz, Brookville pinned Seth Hogue, Reynolds, 2:53.
120 - George Phillippi, Derry Area dec. Joey Gould, Bethlehem Catholic, 3-2.
126 - Cody Blankenship, Kane dec. Lewis Williams, Central Columbia, 3-1 OT.
132 - Austin Harry, Lake Lehman dec. Tyler Vath, Saegertown, 5-2.
138 - Jake Wentzel, South Park dec. George McGuire, Fort LeBoeuf, 5-0.
145 - Zach Vroman, Brookville dec. Jacob Oliver, Huntingdon, 8-4.
152 - Cole Walter, Mifflinburg tech. fall Grant Fetchet, South Fayette, 15-0, 3:14.
160 - Ryan Preisch, Milton dec. Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, 7-0.
170 - Dakota Geer, Franklin dec. Nick Mort, Fairfield, 3-1.
182 - Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown dec. Isaiah Bobatas, Montgomery, 2-1 TB.
195 - Garrett Wesneski, Canon pinned Marcus Davenport, Valley, 2:23.
220 - Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Dylan Otis, Wyalusing, 3-1.
285 - Allan Beattie, Burrell dec. Aaron Gill, Cambria Heights, 7-1.
Fifth Place Consolations(equals)
106 - Max Murin, Central Cambria pinned Aaron Burkett, Chestnut Ridge, 4:32.
113 - Collin Glorioso, Huntingdon dec. Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown, 6-2.
120 - Triston Law, Forest Hills major dec. Mike Stuart, Benton, 10-0.
126 - Grant Bond, Boiling Springs by forfeit over John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan.
132 - Mike Carr, South Fayette dec. Stephen Maloney, Bethlehem Catholic, 3-1.
138 - Josh Evans, Palmerton dec. Nick Monico, Saegertown, 2-1.
145 - Corey Falleroni, Burrell major dec. Dakota Nixon, Muncy, 10-1.
152 - Brodie Zacherl, Brookville dec. Richie Cerebe, Calvary Christian, 6-0.
160 - Jeric Kasunic, Benton dec. Levi Niebauer, Cambria Heights, 3-0.
170 - Corey Hazel, Penns Valley by forfeit over Garrett Hoffman, Montoursville.
182 - Terrell Fields, Valley dec. Gavin Berkley, Meyersdale, 6-3.
195 - Logan Womelsdorf, Benton dec. Kyle Taylor, Boiling Springs, 3-0.
220 - Jacob Robb, Kittanning major dec. Connor Overman, Conneaut Area, 8-0.
285 - Jacob Beistel, Southmoreland dec. Devin Reed, Everett, 3-1 OT.
Seventh Place Consolations(equals)
106 - Sammy Hepler, Tri-Valley dec. Ryan Carlson, Brockway, 4-1.
113 - Faris Messai, Jamestown dec. Kyle Drick, Montgomery, 7-2.
120 - Caleb Bordner, Tri-Valley dec. Willis Gruver, Redbank Valley, 4-2.
126 - Pat Dewitt, Valley dec. Dante Albanese, Pius X, 4-1.
132 - Ryan Easter, Bedford dec. Andrew Sutton, Pen Argyl, 3-1 OT.
138 - Mike Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Garrett Thomas, Bedford, 6-5.
145 - Tyler Shafer, Hanover by forfeit over Michael Comunale, Pius X.
152 - Andrew Doak, Blairsville dec. Brad Malinowski, Fort LeBoeuf, 3-2.
160 - Samuel Colebert, Oswayo Valley dec. Jimmy Miller, Brookville, 6-4.
170 - Auston Hummel, North Schuylkill dec. Nick Cortopassi, Bethlehem Catholic, 3-2.
182 - Colton Dull, Bermudian Springs pinned Cody Miller, Hamburg, 2:17.
195 - Tyler Oliver, United dec. Richard Nase, Panther Valley, 3-1.
220 - Andrew Phelps, North East dec. Sam McCollum, Bermudian Springs, 5-2.
285 - Brett Harris, Fairfield pinned Gene Ringer, Reynolds, 5:23.

Class AAA semifinals results

106 - Dan Moran, Northampton dec. Connor Sheehan, Solanco, 10-4; Devin Brown, Franklin Regional dec. Brett Kulp, Exeter, 6-4.
113 - Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional pinned TyShawn White, Central Dauphin, 2:17; Joe Wheeling, General McLane dec. Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts, 1-0.
120 - Luke Pletcher, Latrobe dec. Tyrone Klump, Nazareth, 2-1; Scott Parker, Pennridge dec. Ethan Lizak, Parkland, 7-2.
126 - Zach Valley, Northampton dec. Sam Krivus, Hempfield (Dist. 7), 1-0 TB; Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan dec. Austin Headlee, Waynesburg, 5-3.
132 - Chase Zemanak, Nazareth dec. Matthew Grossmann, Manheim Township, 9-2; Cameron Coy, Penn-Trafford dec. Tyler Buckiso, Peters Township, 2-0.
138 - Vincenzo Joseph, Pittsburgh Central Catholic dec. Patrick Duggan, Cumberland Valley, 3-0; Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional dec. Colby Ems, East Stroudsburg South, 9-1.
145 - Joe Galasso, Father Judge major dec. Francesco Fabozzi, Central Bucks East, 10-0; Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan major dec. Max Good, Cedar Cliff, 21-8.
152 - T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley major dec. David Hollingshead, Altoona, 12-2; Josh Shields, Franklin Regional dec. Michael Springer, Norristown, 9-2.
160 - Ian Shannon, Carlisle dec. Ehrin Lee, Titusville, 1-0; Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin major dec. Jonathan Avon, North Hills, 17-5.
170 - Kyle Coniker, Pittsburgh Central Catholic dec. Cody Seibert, Big Spring, 5-0; Chance Marsteller, Kennard-Dale tech. fall Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley, 16-1, 1:48.
182 - Kellan Stout, Mt. Lebanon dec. Alex Price, North Penn, 5-0; Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe dec. Casey Glunt, James Buchanan, 8-2.
195 - Jan Johnson, Governor Mifflin dec. Andrew Phipps, Norwin, 3-1 OT; Nezar Haddad, Parkland dec. Jovon Reyes, Dieruff, 4-3.
220 - Michael Boykin, Coatesville dec. Bo Spiller, Solanco, 9-4; Jordan Wood, Boyertown dec. Jake Gunning, Bethlehem Liberty, 3-1.
285 - Thomas Haines, Solanco pinned Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area, 2:37; Pat Finn, Pottsgrove dec. Ryan Monk, Dallas, 6-2.

AAA semis: two advance

Two area wrestlers  Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri and Solomon Chishko  have advanced to the finals. Both made it there last season but only Chishko won.
Two others  - A.C. Headlee of Waynesburg and Ty Buckiso of Peters Township - fell short.
Macri defeated Headlee for the third straight time at 126 this season, 5-3. It was a closer match than last time but Macri jumped to 5-0 lead and warded a late surge by Headlee. A Macri-Sam Kiruvs rematch was thwarted when Zach Valley of Northampton won a 1-0 decision on a stalling point.
Chishko routed Max Good of Cedar Cliff 21-8 and gets Joe Galasso of Father Judge in the 145 finals. Both schools were at PowerAde but Galasso and Chishko did not participate because of injuries.
Buckiso's lost a 2-0 decision to Cam coy of Penn Trafford at 132 in an unsual way. With no score in the third period, Buckiso was called for his third caution, which awarded a point to Coy. With only 24 seconds remaining, Buckiso let Coy up to try for a bout-tying takedown but didn;t get it.


AA semifinal results

106 - Jake Riegel, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Aaron Burkett, Chestnut Ridge, 3-1; John Pipa, Bishop McDevitt (Dist. 3) major dec. Max Murin, Central Cambria, 11-0.
113 - Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Taylor Ortz, Brookville, 6-0; Jonathan Gabriel, Bedford pinned Seth Hogue, Reynolds, 3:50.
120 - Todd Lane, Southern Columbia dec. Joey Gould, Bethlehem Catholic, 10-8; Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs dec. Mike Stuart, Benton, 12-5.
126 - Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic dec. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, 5-1; Josh Giorgio, Schuylkill Valley major dec. Grant Bond, Boiling Springs, 11-1.
132 - Ian Brown, Hanover dec. Austin Harry, Lake Lehman, 4-3; Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs dec. Tyler Vath, Saegertown, 4-1.
138 - Brock Zacherl, Brookville major dec. Josh Evans, Palmerton, 12-0; Kent Lane, Southern Columbia pinned Jake Wentzel, South Park, 1:56.
145 - Billy Barnes, Williamson dec. Corey Falleroni, Burrell, 5-3; Jason Nolf, Kittanning pinned Dakota Nixon, Muncy, 3:15.
152 - Steve Edwards, Burrell dec. Cole Walter, Mifflinburg, 5-1; Blake Marks, Southern Columbia pinned Richie Cerebe, Calvary Christian, 4:54.
160 - Jared Walker, South Fayette dec. Ryan Preisch, Milton, 4-2 UTB; Kyle Bova, Coudersport major dec. Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, 16-5.
170 - Nico Pecora, Richland dec. Garrett Hoffman, Montoursville,
8-6 OT; Evan Delong, Kane dec. Corey Hazel, Penns Valley, 9-3.
182 - Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic dec. Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown, 3-0; Jose Ortiz, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Isaiah Bobatas, Montgomery, 3-0.
195 - Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs dec. Garrett Wesneski, Canon, 2-1; Ryan Morris, Corry dec. Kyle Taylor, Boiling Springs, 4-3.
220 - Jake Temple, Avella dec. Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic, 4-2 UTB; Reynold Maines, West Branch dec. Jacob Robb, Kittanning, 3-1 TB.
285 - Brady Mutton, Pen Argyl pinned Jacob Beistel, Southmoreland,
3-2 UTB; Sam Breese, Lakeview dec. Allan Beattie, Burrell, 14-7.

Two reach AA finals

Jake Temple of Avella and Jared Walker of South Fayette each reached the finals of their respective weight classes with victories Friday night in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Temple stopped Andrew Dunn of Bethlehem Catholic 4-2 in ultimate tiebreaker to reach the finals of the 220-pound weight class in the PIAA Class AA Championships in Hershey. He is the first wrestler from Avella to make the state finals since Ryan Sella won the school’s last state title in 1988.
Walker defeated Ryan Preisch of Milton in an eerily similar match as Temple’s and by the same score, 4-2, in ultimate tiebreaker.
John Demaske of Jefferson-Morgan entered his 126-pound semifinal bout against Bethlehem Catholic’s Zeke Moisey with a 42-0 record and left with his first loss after a 5-1 decision for Moisey.
Four other Double-A wrestlers who made it to the quarters Friday morning fell into consolations: Austin McDermitt of Burgettstown lost, 7-1, to Luke Karam of Bethlehem Catholic at 113 pounds; Mike Carr of South Fayette suffered his first loss of the season, 6-1, to Kyle Shoop of Boiling Springs at 132, Jason Miller of Jefferson-Morgan fell 4-2 to Josh Evans of Palmerton at 138, and Bill Bowlen of J-M was edged by Garrett Hoffman of Montoursville, 5-4, at 170. Each will come away with a medal.

AAA quarterfinals: four advance

All four local quarterfinalists advanced to Saturday morning's semifinals in Class AAA. A.C. Headlee of Waynesburg and Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan each won their quarterfinal bouts and will meet in the semifinals at 126.
Headlee took a 9-1 decision from John Ritter of Liberty and Macri got his second straight technical fall, this time 26-11 over D.J. Fehlman of Warren.
Ty Buckiso of Peters Township snapped a 12-year drought of medalists at the school by advancing to the semifinals with a1-0 decision over Zach Elvin of Central Dauphin at 132 pounds. Buckiso gets Cameron Coy of Penn Trafford in the semis.
Solomon Chishko of Canon-McMillan got a step closer to winning a second straight state title with a 17-6 rout of Demetrie Probst of Central Mountain at 145 pounds. Chishko draws Max Good of Cedar Cliff in the semis.

AA quarters photos

Bill Bowlen of Jefferson-Morgan is about to give up points to Garrett Hoffman of Montoursville during their 170-pound match in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey Friday. Bowlen lost a 5-4 decision and was later eliminated in the consolations.
Avella's Jake Temple tries to break the grip of Dylan Otis of Wyalusing during their 220-pound match in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey Friday. Temple won a 3-2 decision to advance to the semifinals.

John Demaske of Jefferson-Morgan tries to escape from Mike Bartolo of Reynolds during their 126-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey Friday. Demaske won a 7-4 decision.

AA quarters: 3 advance

Three area wrestlers - John Demaske of Jefferson-Morgan, Jared Walker of South Fayette and Jake Temple of Avella advanced to Friday night's semifinals in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Demaske won a 7-4 decision over Michale Bartolo of Reynolds at 126 pounds and will wrestle Zeke Moisey of Bethlehem Catholic in the semis.
Walker shut out Adam Soldridge of Bethlehem Catholic 7-0 at 160 and takes on Ryan Preisch of Milton in the semis.
Temple eked out a 3-2 decision over Dylan Otis of Wyalusing at 220 and faces Andrew Dunn of Bethlehem catholic in tonight's semifinals.
A number of wrestlers were eliminated in this round, including Hunter Neely (106) of Bentworth; James Miller (138), Ryan Zalar (160) and Bill Bowlen (170); Beth-Center's Anthony Welsh (145) and Nico Brown (170); and Chartiers-Houston's Rich McGinnis (138) and Derek Hull (170).
Austin McDermitt (113) of Burgettstown, and Mike Carr (132) and Grant Fetchet (152) of South Fayette can still finish as high as third.

PIAA results link

Here is the link to PIAA wrestling results page:



AAA state photos

Doug Gudenburr of Ringgold tries to work out from under Derek Gullotta of Owen J. Roberts during their 113-pound first-round bout in the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey. Gulotta won a 5-0 decision.

A.C. Headlee of Waynesburg drives Ben Ross of Pennridge to the mat during their 126-pound first-round match in the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey Thursday. Headlee came away with an 8-3 win.

Dalton Macri of Canon-McMillan works on Connor Moyer of Wilson during their 126-pound  first-round match in the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey Thursday. Macri won by 25-10 technical fall.

Devin Fallenstein of Ringgold, bottom, is caught up with Gabe Hale of Downingtown West during their 170-pound  first-round match in the PIAA Class AAA Championships in Hershey Thursday. Hale won a 6-4 decision.

AA photos from state tournament

Nico Brown of Beth-Center ties up with Jeric kasunic of Benton during their 160-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Brown dropped a 3-0 decision.

John Demaske of Jefferson-Morgan wards off a shot by Collin Mashack of Tamaqua during their 126-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey.Demaske won a 4-0 decision.

Hunter Neely of Bentworth tries to escape the grasp of John Pipa of Bishop McDevitt during the 106-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Pipa won 7-3.

Jared Walker of South Fayette tries to peel Jared Hardinger of Wyomissing during their 160-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Walker won an 8-2 decision.

Jason Miller of Jefferson-Morgan has his foot trapped by Trevor McWhorter of Williamson during their 138-pound bout in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Miller won a 5-1 decision


State results

I will update the results of all the Washington-Greene County wrestlers on Twitter. Get the results by following me: @JosephGTuscano

Also, if you have a question, I will do my best to answer in the time allowed.

An excellent series

Jeremy Elliott of the Harrisburg Patriot-News did an outstanding series on the Peppelman family of Central Dauphin. Here is the link:



PIAAA picks

Class AAA

106-1. Gage Curry, North Hills, 2. Devin Brown, Franklin Regional,  3. Dan Moran, North Hampton, 4. Brett Kulp, Exeter
113-1. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional, 2. Joe Wheeling, General McLane, 3. Jacob Lizak, Parkland, 4. Luke Landefeld, North Allegheny
120-1. Luke Pletcher, Latrobe, 2. Ethan Lizak, Parkland, 3. Scott Parker, Pennridge, 4. Tyler Klumpf, Nazareth
126-1. Sam Krivus, Hempfield, , 2. Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan,  3. A.C. Headlee, 4. Zack Valley, Northhampton
132-1. Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional, 2. Cameron Coy, Penn Trafford, 3. Chase Zemenak, Nazareth, 4. Zach Elvin, Central Dauphin
138-1. Michael Kemerer, Franklin regional, 2. Vincenzo Joseph, Central Catholic, 3. Patrick Duggan, Cumberland Valley, 4. Hayden Hidlay, Mifflin County
145-1. Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan, 2. Joe Galasso, Father Judge, 3. Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional, 4. Charlie Sell, Bangor
152-1. T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley, 2. Josh Shields, Franklin Regional, 3. Elijah Brown, Easton, 4. Michael Springer, Norristown
160-1. Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin, 2. Bobby Fehr, Northampton, 3. Dom Scalise, Latrobe, 4. Lee Ehrin, Titusville
170-1. Chance Marsteller, Kennard-Dale, 2. Kyle Coniker, Central Catholic, 3. Noah Wilps, Chartiers Valley, 4. Trent Zdarko, Oil City
182-1. Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe, 2. Nicolino Sevi, Nazareth, 3. Kellen Stout, Mt. Lebanon, 4. Trey Hartsock, Mifflin County
195-1. Nezar Haddad, Parkland, 2. Andrew Phipps, Norwin, 3. Cole Macek Montour, 4. Tom Sleigh, Dubois
220-1. Michael Boykin, Coatesville, 2. Tyler Worthing, Kiski, 3. Jordan Wood, Boyertown, 4. Jake Gunning, Liberty
Hvy-1. Thomas Haines, Solanco, 2. Joey Goodhart, Hempfield (D-3),  3. Shane Kuhn, Kiski, 4. Ryan Monk, Dallas

Class AA
106-1. Max Murin, Central Cambria, 2. Brian Courtney, Athens, 3. Ryan Carlson, Brockway, 4. John Pipa, Bishop McDevitt
113-1. Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic, 2. Jacob Wasser, Palisades, 3. Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown, 4. Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland
120-1. George Phillippi, Derry, 2. Korbin Meyers, Boiling Springs, 3. Willis Gruver, Redbank Valley, 4. Jarrette Carter, Fort Leboeuf
126-1. Zeke Moisey, Bethleham Catholic, 2. Patrick Dewitt, Valley, 3. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, 4. Dante Albanese, Piux X
132-1. Mike Carr, South Fayette, 2. Ian Brown, Hanover, 3. Tyler Vath, Saegertown, 4. Austin Harry, Lake Lehman
138-1. Brock Zacherl, Brookville, 2. Jake Wentzel, South Park, 3. Kent Lane, Southern Columbia, 4. Josh Evans, Palmerton
145-1. Jason Nolf, Kittanning, 2. Billy Barnes, Williamson, 3. Tyler Shafer, Hanover, 4. Michael Communale, Pius X
152-1. Andrew Doak, Blairsville, 2. Steven Edwards, Burrell, 3. Grant Fetchet, South Fayette, 4. Cole Walter, Mifflinburg
160-1. Kyle Bova, Coudersport, 2. Ryan Preisch, Milton, 3. Jared Walker, South Fayette, 4. Jeric Kasunic, Benton
170-1. Evan DeLong, Kane, 2. Nick Cortopassi, Bethlehem Catholic, 3. Corey Hazel, Penns Valley, 4. Bill Bowlen, Jefferson-Morgan
182-1. Steve Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 2. Terrell Fields, Valley, 3. Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown, 4. Zach Bruce, Cranberry
195-1. Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs, 2. James Bennett, Hyndman, 3. Tyler Oliver, United, 4. Kyle Taylor, Boiling Springs
220-1. Jake Temple, Avella, 2. Reynold Maines, West Branch, 3. Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic, 4. Jacob Robb, Kittanning
Hvy-1. Sam Breese, Lakeview, 2. Gene Ringer, Reynolds, 3. Allan Beattie, Burrell, 4. Jake Beistel, Southmoreland


PIAA pairings

Here is the link to PIAA Wrestling Pairings



AA Regional photos

Jake Temple of Avella rides Reynold Maines of West Branch during the 220-pound finals Saturday in the PIAA Class AA Southwest Region Tournament in Johnstown. Temple won his second title with 3-2 in UTB.

John Demaske of Jefferson-Morgan controls Patrick Dewitt of Valley during their 126-pound final of the PIAA Class AA Southwest Region Tournament Saturday in Johnstown. Demaske won a 4-2 decision over Dewitt.

PIAA Class AA SW Regional Results

Team Results
1. Burrell 99, 2. Jefferson-Morgan 90, 3. South Fayette 69, 4. Valley 62, 5. Bedford 56.5
106–Max Murin (Central Cambria) dec. Nolan link (Penn Cambria) 2-0
113–Austin Griffiths (Southmoreland) dec. Austin McDermitt (Burgettstown) 7-1
120–George Phillippi (Derry) dec. Triston Law (Forest Hills) 8-2
126–John Demaske (Jefferson-Morgan) dec. Patrick Dewitt (Valley) 4-2
132–Mike Carr (South Fayette) dec. John Andrejcik (Burrell) 5-0
138–Jake Wentzel (South Park) pinned Jason Miller (Jefferson-Morgan) 3:50
145–Jason Nolf (Kittanning) pinned Corey Falleroni (Burrell) 2:58
152–Steve Edwards (Burrell) dec. Andrew Doak 2-1 UTB
160–Jared Walker (Souhth Fayette) dec. Levi Niebauer (Cambria Heights) 2-0
170–Corey Hazel (Penns Valley) pinned Bill Bowlen (Jefferson-Morgan) 3:05
182–Terrell Fields (Valley) dec. Scott Thompson (Blairsville) 7-3
195–James Bennett (Hyndman) dec. Tyler Oliver (United) 3-2
220–Jake Temple (Avella) dec. Reynold Maines (West Branch) 2-1 UTB
Hvy–Allan Beattie (Burrell) dec. Jake Beistel (Southmoreland) 3-0

Third and Fourth
106–Bulsak (South Park) dec. Burkett (Chestnut Ridge) 4-2
113–Blackburn (Westmont-Hilltop) def over Gabriel (Bedford)
120–Decker (Penns Valley) pinnedMoist (Mount Union) :28
126–Opdenhoff (Central Cambria) dec. Kepple (Derry) 10-0
132–Easter (Bedford) by def. Green (Huntingdon) 1:29
138–Thomas (Bedford) dec. McGinnis (Chartiers-Houston) 2-0
145–Naglic (Richland) dec. Oliver (Huntingdon) 3-1
152–Fetchet (South Fayette) dec. Cahill (Berlin) 9-4
160–Brown (Beth-Center) dec. Zalar (Jeff-Morgan) 1-0
170–Pecora (Richland) dec. Lohr (Somerset) 4-2
182–Berkley (Meyersdale) dec. Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) 6-2
195–Davenport (Valley) dec. Grinnen (Ellwood City) 7-2
220–Robb (Kittanning) dec. Hitchens (South Allegheny) 4-2
Hvy–Gill (Cambria Heights) dec. Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) 2-1

Fifth Place
106–Neely (Bentworth) dec. Cole (Somerset) 5-0
113–Glorioso (Huntingdon) dec. Howard (Jeff-Morgan) 6-4
120–qSwank (Berlin) dec. Komara 9Freedom) 4-0
126–Davis (Cambria Heights) dec. George (Richland) 5-4
132–Hemminger (Somerset) dec. Hetrick Meyersdale) 6-5
138–Sanders (Jeannette) dec. Heberling (Marion Center) 6-4 SV
145–Weslh (Beth-Center) dec. Stewart (Marion Center) 7-2
152–Wise (Highlands) dec. Mostoller (North Star) 6-4
160–Fochtman (Berlin) dec. Smith (Mount Union) 6-3
170–Hull (Chartiers-Houston) dec. Kolinchak (Northern Bedford) 4-2
182–Wildman (West Greene) dec. Williams (Bedford) 3-2
195–Beckwith (Tyrone) by forfeit Kyle (Mount Union)
220–Sever (Yough) dec. McLendon (United) 2-1
Hvy–Reed (Everett) dec. Bunnell (Moshannon Valley) 7-2

106–Link (Penn Cambria) pinned Burkett (Chestnut Ridge) 5:01; Murin (Central Cambria) dec. Bulsak (South Park) 6-2
113–Griffiths (Southmoreland) dec. Glorioso (Huntingdon) 2-1; McDermitt (Burgettstown) dec. Gabriel (Bedford) 7-4
120–Phillippi (Derry) tech fall Moist (Mount Union) 17-0; Law (Forest Hills) dec. Swank (Berlin) 3-1
126–Demaske (Jeff-Morgan) pinned Davis (Cambria heights) 2:52; Dewitt (Valley) dec. George (Richland) 1-0
132–Carr (South Fayette) dec. Hetrick (Meyersdale) 3-0; Andrejcik (Burrell) dec. Green (Huntingdon) 13-4
138–Wentzel (South Park) dec. Thomas (Bedford) 5-0; Miller (Jeff-Morgan) dec. McGinnis (Char-Houston) 5-1
145–Nolf (Kittanning) pinned Stewart (Marion Center) 1:52; Falleroni (Burrell) pinned Oliver (Huntingdon) 3:05
152–Edwards (Burrell) dec. Wise (Highlands) 11-5; Doak (Blairsville) dec. Fethcet (South fayette) 3-1
160–Walker (South Fayette) dec. Brown (Beth-Center) 3-0; Niebauer (Cambria Heights) 5-2
170–Hazel (Penns Valley) dec. Kolinchak (Northern Bedford) 6-0; Bowlen (Jefferson-Morgan) dec. Pecora (Richland) 1-0
182–Thompson (Blairsville) pinned Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) 4:29; Fields (Valley) pinned Berkley (Meyersdale) 1:23
195–Oliver (United) pinned Grinnen (Ellwood City) 4:19; Bennett (Hyndman) dec. beckwith (Tyrone) 2-1
220–Temple (Avella) tech fall Hitchens (South Allegheny) 16-0; Maines (West Branch) dec. Robb (Kittanning) 6-5
Hvy–Beattie (Burrell) pinned Reed (Everett) 2:48; Beistel (Southmoreland) dec. Buttry (Chestnut Ridge) 4-3 TB

Regional story links

Here is Dale Lolley's feature on Colin McCracken of Waynesburg emerging as a fine wrestler:


Here is my story on Day 1 of the AA Southwest Regional in Johnstown:


AA regional photos

Bill Bowlen of Jefferson-Morgan works for the pin of Logan Fisher of Huntingdon during their 170-pound bout in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the War Memorial in Johnstown Friday. Bowlen got the pin in 3:09 to advance to today’s semifinals.
Austin McDermitt of Burgettstown works the head of Ian Ostrowski of Central Cambria during their 113-pound bout in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships at the War Memorial in Johnstown Friday. McDermitt shut out Ostrowski, 9-0.