2017 PIAA Class 2-A Southwest Regional Wrestling Results

By: HSSN Staff
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 8:35 PM

The Southwest Regional Tournament in AA moved up one week, and to a different location, but the WPIAL produced similar results to a year ago. From the confines of Ed Frey Arena, Kovalchick Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the WPIAL was able to produce 34 state qualifiers, down only one from last season.

While the number of wrestlers going to Hershey from the WPIAL remains similar, the amount of champions was not quite up to par. The WPIAL featured many dominant wrestlers a year ago, en route to producing 7 champions out of the Southwest Region. This year, only 2 were champions, and both won over fellow WPIAL foes.

The first was at 126 pounds, where Jefferson Morgan junior Gavin Teasdale remained undefeated in his high school career. For the second straight week, Teasdale defeated Dillan Jeffrey of Burrell, this time by technical fall 17-2 in 2:46. Teasdale used two five points move to jump out to a big lead early and never looked back.

The other champion for the WPIAL came at 182 pounds, where Dominic Fundy of Beth Center stayed undefeated during his sophomore campaign. In a rematch of the Section 2 Championships, Fundy was able to upend Derry’s Dominic DeLuca in the finals, 7-2. Fundy put together three total takedowns to control a match that never seemed in doubt.

The state tournament will feature 20 WPIAL schools in two weeks in AA. Of the 34 wrestlers, Burrell leads the pack with 5 state qualifiers. Freedom is not far behind with 4 wrestlers advancing to Hershey. Chartiers Houston and Derry will each feature 3 wrestlers, while South Side, Beth Center, and Southmoreland will have 2 wrestlers on the mats at the state tournament.

For a full recap of the AA Southwest Regional Tournament, listen in to Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, Monday night at 7:00 PM, on the MSA Sports Network.

1st – Kaden Cassidy (Bishop McCourt) dec. Josh Boozel (Mount Union) 1-0
3rd – Allen Simmons (Cambria Heights) dec. Ethan Kauffman (Saint Joseph’s) 2-0
5th – Baylor Shunk (Penns Valley) dec. Trent Valochik (Burrell) 5-3

1st – Dylan Williams (Chestnut Ridge) dec. Derrick Christie (Westmont-Hilltop) 3-2
3rd – ZJ Ward (Freedom) dec. Manny Dovshek (Bentworth) 6-5
5th – Garret Cornell (Everett) dec. Bryan Gaul (Burrell) 2-0

1st – Jacob Powers (Saint Joseph’s) dec. Darren Yearick (Penns Valley) 7-1
3rd – Brian Dawson (HOPE for Hyndman) dec. Jett Pattison (McGuffey) 3-1 OT
5th – Trent Bechtold (Burrell) fall Jimmy Gwyer (Beth Center) 2:35

1st – Gavin Teasdale (Jefferson Morgan) tech. fall Dillan Jeffrey (Burrell) 17-2, 2:46
3rd – John Rocco Kazalas (Quaker Valley) fall Shawn Broadway (Derry) 3:00
5th – Austin Mihalchik (Mount Pleasant) dec. Alex Richner (Moshannon Valley) 5-0

1st – Carnell Andrews (Bishop McCourt) dec. Caleb Dowling (Saint Joseph’s) 5-4
3rd – Tyler Griffiths (Southmoreland) maj. dec. Charlie Beatty (Marion Center) 10-1
5th – Liam Flaherty (Everett) dec. Tyler Alberts (Ellwood City) 1-0

1st – Max Murin (Central Cambria) dec. Thayne Lawrence (Frazier) 5-1
3rd – Josh Kuslock (Chartiers Houston) dec. Alex Caldwell (Ligonier Valley) 7-6
5th – Austin Lee (Berlin-Brothersvalley) inj. def. Chase Komara (Freedom) 0:00

1st – Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge) dec. Kody Komara (Freedom) 3-2
3rd – Dallas Bulsak (South Park) maj. dec. Challen Cornetto (Marion Center) 12-3
5th – Joe Demor (South Side) dec. Jared Hurd (Penns Valley) 9-3

1st – Robby Patrick (Ligonier Valley) maj. dec. Brock Biddle (Central Martinsburg) 14-6
3rd – Derek Yingling (West Branch) fall Sam Garner (Laurel) 3:23
5th – Jon Dale (Moshannon Valley) fall Logan Witwicki (Carlynton) 2:04

1st – Larry Brown (Moshannon Valley) inj. def. Morgan Deremer (Chestnut Ridge) 7:44
3rd – Seth Baney (Huntingdon) dec. Hunter Jones (Greensburg Central Catholic) 5-1
5th – Derek Brown (Penn Cambria) inj. def. Cody Jenkins (South Allegheny) 0:00

1st – Jacob Oliver (Huntingdon) dec. Jared McGill (Chestnut Ridge) 5-3
3rd – RJ Hall (Chartiers Houston) dec. Kyle Myers (West Branch) 7-1
5th – Jared Stoy (Penn Cambria) dec. Gavin Wills (Everett) 9-2

1st – Dominic Fundy (Beth Center) dec. Dominic DeLuca (Derry) 7-2
3rd – Anthony Marra (Burrell) dec. Christian Hutzell (Meyersdale) 7-4
5th – Austin Barber (Greater Johnstown) tech. fall Garrett Gabel (Juniata) 16-0, 5:00

1st – Anthony Walters (Bishop McCourt) dec. Exree Loe (Greater Johnstown) 5-0
3rd – Jerry Moore (Blairsville) dec. Hunter Tremain (North Star) 3-2
5th – Jared Smith (Central Martinsburg) dec. Tyler Stine (Summit Academy) 5-0

1st – Josiah Jones (Bishop McCourt) dec. Landon Fisher (Huntingdon) 11-5
3rd – Bishop McCoy (South Side) dec. Noah Wiencek (Derry) 7-3
5th – Riley Miller (United) fall Ryan Mauro (Southmoreland) 2:22

1st – Toby Cahill (Berlin-Brothersvalley) maj. dec. Evan Sweesy (Freedom) 9-0
3rd – Nick Winfield (Southern Huntingdon) dec. Nate Martin (Central Cambria) 3-1 2OT
5th – Kyle Peterson (Everett) fall Trey Lober (Chartiers Houston) 2:39

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