2017 WPIAL Class 2-A Individual Wrestling Championship Results

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 10:20 PM


A new format was introduced for AA Wrestling in the WPIAL, which saw wrestlers battling it out for Section titles on Friday, and a WPIAL Championship on Saturday. While a few wrinkles still need to be ironed out, the overall mood was a success in its opening year.

On the mat, many wrestlers become first time WPIAL Champions, as only two became repeat winners. Most notably of those was Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson Morgan, who remained undefeated in his career after wining his third WPIAL Championship. In the finals, Teasdale defeated Burrell’s Dillan Jeffrey by major decision, 20-8. For his efforts, Teasdale was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.

The other repeat winner was at 132 pounds, where Tyler Griffiths of Southmoreland won his second title over Tyler Alberts of Ellwood City 2-0. Griffiths rode Alberts for the second period, then hit a strong switch in the third period to take the lead he would not give up.

The 11 time WPIAL Champion Burrell Buccaneers led the way in Southwest Regional qualifiers, as they had 10 advance to next week. Derry had the second most with 9 wrestlers advancing and South Fayette was not far behind with 8 wrestlers moving on.

For a full recap of the WPIAL Championships, listen in to Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, Monday night at 7:00 PM. To see interviews from Tyler Griffiths of Southmoreland and Kody Komara of Freedom, check out our Center Stage interviews, which can be found on our Youtube page.

Championship Finals

106 – Trent Valovchik (Burrell) tech. fall Travis Lasko (Valley) 15-0, 2:38

113 – Manny Dovshek (Bentworth) dec. ZJ Ward (Freedom) 9-7

120 – Jett Pattison (McGuffey) fall Trent Bechtold (Burrell) 1:39

126 – Gavin Teasdale (Jefferson Morgan) maj. dec. Dillan Jeffrey (Burrell) 20-8

132 – Tyler Griffiths (Southmoreland) dec. Tyler Alberts (Ellwood City) 2-0

138 – Thayne Lawrence (Frazier) dec. Josh Kuslock (Chartiers Houston) 9-2

145 – Kody Komara (Freedom) dec. Dallas Bulsak (South Park) 3-2

152 – Logan Witwicki (Carlynton) dec. Jeff McConn (McGuffey) 4-1

160 – Christian Clutter (McGuffey) dec. Jaden Datz (Southmoreland) 3-0

170 – RJ Hall (Chartiers Houston) dec. Luke Shingle (McGuffey) 3-1

182 – Dominic Fundy (Beth Center) dec. Anthony Marra (Burrell) 2-1 2OT

195 – Bryson Miller (Freedom) dec. Tyler Stine (Summit Academy) 7-5

220 – Bishop McCoy (South Side) dec. Noah Wiencek (Derry) 4-1

285 – Evan Sweesy (Freedom) dec. David Schuffert (Valley) 6-4 OT

3rd Place Consolation:

106 – Damian George (Mount Pleasant) dec. Seth Burgdolt (McGuffey) 1-0

113 – Bryan Gaul (Burrell) dec. Colin Dunn (South Fayette) 4-0

120 – Jason Baker (Derry) tech. fall PJ Smith (Burgettstown) 15-0, 4:02

126 – John Rocco Kazalas (Quaker Valley) dec. Nick Candelore (Fort Cherry) 5-2

132 – Ethan Awes (Burrell) dec. Ken Azzerallo (Avonworth) 7-4

138 – Chase Komara (Freedom) dec. Danny McCarthy (Burrell) 5-0

145 – Corey Christie (Burrell) dec. Mike Cusick (South Fayette) 3-2

152 – Shaun Gates (Burrell) inj. def. Camdon Hoover (South Fayette) 0:00

160 – Cody Jenkins (South Allegheny) dec. Austin Mele (Burrell) 3-1

170 – Jacob Ramsey (Central Valley) dec. Chris O’Sullivan (Valley) 4-1

182 – Dominic DeLuca (Derry) maj. dec. Luke Ostermeyer (Laurel) 14-0

195 – Max Marraccini (South Allegheny) dec. Ryan Wise (Bentworth) 3-0

220 – Jake Walker (South Fayette) dec. Riley Kemper (Burgettstown) 8-2

285 – Ed Shingle (McGuffey) dec. Trey Lober (Chartiers Houston) 1-0

5th Place Consolation:

106 – Eddie Huehn (Carlynton) dec. Kace Sabedra (Derry) 5-4

113 – Austin Ryan (Burgettstown) dec. Doug Bittner (Mount Pleasant) 1-0

120 – Josh Agnew (Jefferson Morgan) dec. Jimmy Gwyer (Beth Center) 2-1

126 – Austin Mihalchik (Mount Pleasant) dec. Shawn Broadway (Derry) 5-3 OT

132 – Al Miscovich (Mount Pleasant) dec. Matt Ferraro (Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) 3-0

138 – Christian Hyrb (Beaver) fall Trey Weinell (Derry) 3:36

145 – Joe Demor (South Side) fall Zach Smart (Yough) 2:31

152 – Sam Garner (Laurel) dec. Alexander Soltis (South Side) 9-4

160 – Hunter Jones (Greensburg Central Catholic) fall Noah Hutcherson (Valley) 3:19

170 – Joe Bastaroli (South Fayette) dec. Nick Wardropper (Elizabeth Forward) 5-0

182 – Jonathan Vargo (Bentworth) dec. Geoff Magin (Quaker Valley) 6-5

195 – Zack Charlesworth (Mount Pleasant) dec. Gavin Uphold (Mapletown) 3-1

220 – Ryan Mauro (Southmoreland) dec. Jack Harris (Yough) 7-5

285 – Brett Leydig (South Park) dec. Matthew Goff (Central Valley) 3-2 OT UTB

7th Place Consolation:

106 – Freddie Howard (Elizabeth Forward) maj. dec. Austin Seik (South Side) 15-6

113 – Tyler Baird (Ellwood City) tech. fall Jordan Devine (Elizabeth Forward) 19-4, 4:21

120 – Gary Loeffler (South Fayette) fall Ty Mazutis (Chartiers Houston) 1:36

126 – Eli Brinsky (South Fayette) fall Jake Garrety (McGuffey) 4:00

132 – Onreey Stewart (Derry) dec. Teague Nicolella (McGuffey) 5-2

138 – Donavin Chambers (Ellwood City) dec. Aaron Mylan (Jefferson Morgan) 7-3

145 – Dominick Jellison (Derry) dec. Jacob Housel (Beth Center) 10-4

152 – Seth Shubert (Mapletown) dec. Jake Ognibene (Chartiers Houston) 2-0

160 – Colton Nemcheck (Derry) dec. Ajay Cooper (South Side) 8-4

170 – Max Struwe (Beaver) dec. William Whittington (Keystone Oaks) 4-2

182 – Justin Cramer (Jeannette) dec. Dalton Lough (McGuffey) 2-0

195 – Mark Kurchena (South Fayette) fall Mason Slahtovsky (Burrell) 1:41

220 – Ashton Lopez (Bentworth) inj. def. William Peterson (Laurel) 0:00

285 – Tyler Caragein (Keystone Oaks) fall Quentin Franklin (South Fayette) 0:54

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