A-K Valley wrestling notebook: Seven wrestlers earn top seeds for sectionals tournament
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 5:42 PM
WPIAL Class AAA wrestlers will compete in their section tournaments Saturday, and seven from the Alle-Kiski Valley were seeded first in their respective weight class.
Kiski Area leads the way with five No. 1 seeds: Sammy Starr (152 pounds), Jack Blumer (160), Nick Delp (170), Jared Curcio (182) and Brayden Roscosky (195).
While Delp is going for his third straight section title, Blumer and Roscosky are looking for their second in a row.
All five have eclipsed the 20-win mark this season, and Blumer takes a 30-1 record into Saturday.
The Cavaliers aren’t the only ones nab top seeds.
Plum sophomore Vince Citrano is the No. 3 seed in Section 1 at 113. Citrano has a 21-1 record with his only loss coming against Penn Trafford’s Boaz Chishko in the 120-pound match. Citrano is seeded behind Franklin Regional’s Carter Dibert, who won a state title last year at 106, and Hempfield’s Ethan Berginc.
Last season, Oswalt beat Beth-Center’s Jimmy Gwyer by a 1-0 decision.
This year, Oswalt had his most dominant performance yet as he pinned Highlands’ Jrake Burford in 1 minute, 35 seconds.
Oswalt and teammate AJ Corrado, the WPIAL champion at 152, earned No. 2 seeds for the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional at IUP this weekend. Oswalt won a regional title last season.
The WPIAL revealed new wrestling sections Monday, and they put more emphasis on geography and less on competitive balance. Several A-K Valley teams were affected.
Greg Macafee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Greg by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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