Stock up, Stock down

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Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown
After losing in the finals of the Tri-CADA Tournament two weeks ago, the senior roared through the 120-pound weight class and won with ease.

James Campbell, California
After medaling (fourth place) in the Tri-CADA tournament, Campbell had a stronger showing in the Burgettstown Tournament, taking second place at 138.

Nick Kusich, Avella
Kusich lost in the semifinals of the Tri-CADA and finished third. At Burgettstown, Kusich won three matches with three pins in a combined 5:36.

Stock down
J.J. Walker, South Fayette
The PIAA runner-up at 160 pounds lost twice this week. He fell to Greg Bulsak of South Park, 8-5, in a regular-season dual meet. Walker avenged that loss in the semifinals of the Allegheny County Tournament but then fell to Te'Shan Campbell of Penn Hills in the finals.

Andrew John, South Fayette
John entered the Allegheny County Tournament seeded second but lost in the quarterfinals and finished seventh.

Shane Piper, Waynesburg
Piper won the 152-pound title at the Tri-CADA  but was upended by William Bell of Connellsville in a regular season finale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No love for Beth Center's Anthony Welsh? I think his record is 20-1 for the season. Lost a tough match to Bowlen at the Tri-Cada then comes back strong to win at Burgettstown. McDermitt's win in the same tournament came in the weakest weight class of the tournament. Have you decided that Burgettstown wrestling is now your South Fayette in football Joe?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:40:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Tuscano said...

Not sure what you mean by comparing McDermitt and Welsh. 170 is a good weight class, unlike some others.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some very weak weight classes in double a this year, but 170 is very strong,Walker lost to 2 of the best kids in the country in Bulsak and Campbell,I wouldn't say his stock is down, you have to look at the stregnth of schedule, not these cupcake tournaments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In AA, I agree, 170 is a good class, even in AAA we're seeing some weights that are basically one stud deep. Look at the rankings, number one is good in every class, you get to numbre two and i'm not so sure.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Tuscano said...

Anonymous 9:37 Competition was good, but when you are a state runner-up, two losses in a week is a stock down.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:19:00 PM  
Blogger gmtss24 said...

There is never any love for Beth Center or Bentworth.I guess you have to go to Canon Mac,South Fayette,Jeff Morgan to get noticed.Bentworth is struggling with numbers but their are a few good weight classes that are doing exceptionally well 106,126,138 .Keep up the good work Tony Welch

Monday, January 26, 2015 2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Tuscano said...


Bentworth and Beth-Center have been in our paper's coverage this season. And it's Tony Welsh.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:06:00 PM  

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