Allegheny County Wrestling Tournament Results

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 7:06 AM


North Allegheny junior Dom Forys earned his third straight county title, helping the Tigers to become the first school to capture three team titles at the twelfth annual Allegheny County Wrestling Championships held at Fox Chapel Area High School on Friday and Saturday, January 11-12, 2013. North Allegheny’s previous team titles at the county championships came in 2007 and 2010. Hampton and Shaler are the only other teams to have won the county title twice.

Thirty seven teams participated at this year’s event.

In Saturday evening’s much-anticipated 120-pound title match, the only championship bout that featured two returning champions, Forys rolled to an impressive 13-2 major decision win over Pittsburgh Central Catholic sophomore Vincenzo Joseph. The effort earned Forys the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler award. Also winning titles for North Allegheny were 182-pound senior Alex DeCiantis, his second county gold medal, and Jesse Rodgers, a junior, at 132-pounds.

Three seniors led Hampton to a second place finish. Edinboro recruit Jake Hart captured the 195-pound title and was named the Brotherhood of Wrestling honoree, awarded for sportsmanship. Heavyweight Noah Shulman captured his second straight gold medal, while teammate Kevin Synan also topped the podium at 145-pounds.

Pittsburgh Central Catholic’s Zach DeLuca continued his strong junior campaign, winning the 220-pound title and guiding the Vikings to a third place result. Deluca handed Montour’s Cole Macek his first loss of the season with a 3-1 decision. Central Catholic’s Kyle Coniker, also a junior, won the most exciting match of the finals, riding out Allderdice’s Brian Estep in the ultimate tie breaker period after the two wrestlers battled to a 4-4 tie in eight minutes of wrestling.

South Fayette strengthened its argument for being one of the WPIAL’s top Class AA teams this season by tying North Allegheny with the most All-County place winners with ten wrestlers standing on the podium. The Lions finished in fourth place overall and were led by senior Mike Fetchet, the 170 -pound champion. Fetchet remains undefeated at 18-0 this year.

North Hills finished Saturday’s finals with the only other two undefeated wrestlers. Tyler Walker (20-0) won the 126-pound bracket, while Jonathan Avon (15-0) earned gold at 160-pounds. In the only title bout of the evening that featured two undefeated wrestlers, Avon defeated Pine-Richland’s Brendan Burnham, 7-1. Indians’ freshman standout Gage Curry won the 106-pound bracket and recorded the most falls in the championship bracket during the tournament, four in all. North Hills had only one county champion in the previous eleven years the tournament was held. The Indians finished in fifth place.

Also capturing individual titles were Jimmy Harrison, West Mifflin (113 -pounds) and Nick Zanetta (126 -pounds).

2013 Allegheny County Wrestling Championships:

Wt 106

1st: #3-Gage Curry (North Hills) DEC #9-Mike Heinl (Shaler Area) D 7-1

3rd: #1-Scotty Stossel (North Allegheny) DEC #4-Jared Rice (Fox Chapel) D 7-4

5th: #2-DaQuan Butler (Perry) DEC #6-Jaz Wolfe (South Fayette) D 5-0

7th: #7-D'Adrian Carter (Baldwin) DEC Patrick Keyser (Hampton) D 8-3

Wt 113

1st: #1-Jimmy Harrison (West Mifflin) DEC #2-Seth Carr (South Fayette) D 4-2

3rd: #3-Kevin Kinyua (Mount Lebanon) DEC James Barrickman (Thomas Jefferson) M 18-8

5th: #4-Justo Hernandez (South Allegheny) DEC #5-Kevin Stalter (McKeesport) D 2-1

7th: Aaron Rouda (Shaler Area) DEC Alex Preaux (Chartiers Valley) D 3-0

Wt 120

1st: #1-Domenic Forys (North Allegheny) DEC #2-Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) M 13-2

3rd: #3-Logan Heinl (Shaler Area) DEC Mike Carr (South Fayette) D 1-0

5th: #7-Tommy Zummo (Plum) DEC Braden Flinn (Thomas Jefferson) D 5-2

7th: #8-Austin Bonacci (West Mifflin) DEC #6-Cameron Zuber (McKeesport) D 5-1

Wt 126

1st: #1-Tyler Walker (North Hills) DEC #2-Jordan McGonigle (Shaler Area) M 12-4

3rd: #4-Zac Argyle (McKeesport) DEC #6-Greg Bulsak (South Park) D 7-3

5th: #5-Garrett Walnoha (Upper Saint Clair) DEC #3-Luke Etzel (Elizabeth Forward) M 11-0

7th: #8-Sean Perri (Mount Lebanon) DEC #10-Carter Shar (West Mifflin) D 5-3

Wt 132

1st: #1-Nick Zanetta (Keystone Oaks) DEC #2-Drew Walker (North Hills) D 6-2

3rd: #3-Corey Wilding (Upper Saint Clair) DEC #5-Jake Wentzel (South Park) D 5-1

5th: #8-Brandon Ingram (McKeesport) DEC Jason McKown (Thomas Jefferson) D 8-3

7th: #7-Shane Ging (South Fayette) DEC Tyler Kim (Montour) D 7-3

Wt 138

1st: #3-Jesse Rodgers (North Allegheny) DEC #1-Justin Alexander (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) D 1-0

3rd: #2-Ean Disilvio (Allderdice) WBF #7-Paul Dunn (Bethel Park) F 2:34

5th: Chris Olszewski (Hampton) WBF #4-Brett Beltz (Keystone Oaks) F 1:26

7th: Nolan Wise (Highlands) WBF #9-Clayton Sekel (Chartiers Valley) F 2:57

Wt 145

1st: #1-Kevin Synan (Hampton) DEC #2-Chris Nuss (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) D 3-0

3rd: #3-Nate Hall (West Allegheny) DEC Drew Landefeld (North Allegheny) M 10-1

5th: #4-Dillon Mulvihill (Allderdice) DEC Travis Grando (Montour) D 8-7

7th: #9-Brooks Wilding (Upper Saint Clair) DEC #10-Brandon Keck (South Fayette) D 5-1

Wt 152

1st: #3-Kyle Coniker (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) DEC #1-Brian Estep (Allderdice) D 5-4 OT

3rd: #4-Zach Kocak (Hampton) DEC #6-Zach Martin (Plum) D 3-2

5th: #2-Grant Fetchet (South Fayette) WBF #5-Tyler Heasley (Fox Chapel) F DEF

7th: #10-Tim Bish (West Allegheny) DEC #9-Vincent Leschak (North Allegheny) D 4-2

Wt 160

1st: #1-Jonathon Avon (North Hills) DEC #7-Brendan Burnham (Pine-Richland) D 7-1

3rd: #6-Ben Schweiger (North Allegheny) DEC #4-Collin Siford (Hampton) D 1-0

5th: #3-Te'Shan Campbell (Penn Hills) DEC #8-D.J. Wilding (Upper Saint Clair) D 3-2

7th: #2-J.J. Walker (South Fayette) DEC #5-Josh Bahr (West Allegheny) D 8-6

Wt 170

1st: #1-Mike Fetchet (South Fayette) DEC #2-Kellan Stout (Mount Lebanon) D 3-1

3rd: #3-Noah Wilps (Chartiers Valley) DEC #4-Brandon Olszewski (Hampton) D 3-0

5th: #5-De'Andre Caviness (Obama) DEC #6-Andrew McRandal (Plum) D 7-4

7th: Byron Minous (Thomas Jefferson) DEC Zach Mazur (Highlands) D 3-1

Wt 182

1st: #1-Alex DeCiantis (North Allegheny) WBTF #7-Luke Fornier (Elizabeth Forward) T 21-6; 3:38

3rd: #5-Sam Fallon (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) DEC Patrick Barcaskey (Moon) D 3-1

5th: Dan Sullivan (Bethel Park) DEC #6-Brad Haney (South Fayette) M 10-1

7th: #8-Bakhtiyar Zaynullaev (Mount Lebanon) WBF Dominic Politi (Chartiers Valley) F 3:38

Wt 195

1st: #1-Jake Hart (Hampton) DEC #3-Alen Turcinhodzic (North Hills) D 5-3

3rd: #5-Zach Smith (North Allegheny) DEC #2-Nate Grygo (Bethel Park) D 1-0

5th: #6-Zach Walker (South Fayette) DEC #4-Seth Hitchens (South Allegheny) D 3-1

7th: #10-Jake Paris (Chartiers Valley) WBF Coliin Rzothkiewicz (Pine-Richland) F DEF

Wt 220

1st: #1-Zach DeLuca (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) DEC #2-Cole Macek (Montour) D 3-1

3rd: Layne Skundrich (North Allegheny) DEC #6-Jim Keys (West Mifflin) D 2-1 OT

5th: #3-Rodjrecko Christian (Westinghouse) DEC #4-Devonte Evans (Baldwin) D 8-6

7th: #7-Jake DiGuilio (Plum) DEC #9-Moe Slinger (Upper Saint Clair) D 4-2

Wt 285

1st: #1-Noah Shulman (Hampton) DEC #3-Tyler Lever (Fox Chapel) M 9-0

3rd: #6-Shea Beaumont (West Allegheny) DEC #5-Zeynul Zaynullayev (Mount Lebanon) D 4-3

5th: #2-Dan Watson (North Allegheny) WBF #4-DQ (Thomas Jefferson) F FOR

7th: #8-Rob Wolak (South Park) WBF Jesse Elrick (Shaler Area) F 2:36

TEAM SCORING

1. North Allegheny 240,
2. Hampton 203.5,
3. Central Catholic 183,
4. South Fayette 170.5,
5. North Hills 164,
6. Mt. Lebanon 117,
7. Plum 104,
8.
Shaler 98.5,
9. Upper St. Clair 98,
10. West Allegheny 95.5,
11. Chartiers Valley 95,
12. Allderdice 94,
13. Fox Chapel 92,
14. West Mifflin 92,
15.
Montour 81,
16. Bethel Park 79,
17. (tie) Elizabeth Forward & Thomas Jefferson 76,
19. McKeesport 69,
20. Pine-Richland 59.5,
21. South Park 55,

22. Gateway 54,
23. South Allegheny 51,
24. Keystone Oaks 49,
25. Avonworth 35,
26. Baldwin 34,
27. Highlands 31,
28. Obama Academy 27,
29.
Carrick 26,
30. Moon 25,
31. Perry 24,
32. Penn Hills 21,
33. Carlynton 13,
34. Westinghouse 12,
35. (tie) Brashear & Riverview 8,
37. Woodland Hills
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