Wrestling

Waynesburg’s Welsh, Seneca Valley’s Herrera-Rondon earn All-American honors at Fargo
July 16, 2019
The Pennsylvania Freestyle wrestling team captured the Cadet National Championship at Fargo, N.D. over the weekend.

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt wrestles Amonn Ohl of St. Joseph’s Academy in the 120-pound championship final in the PIAA class 2A southwest regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Kovalchik Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Burrell’s Oswalt competes on national stage
July 1, 2019
Burrell’s Ian Oswalt was ranked among the best wrestlers in his weight class this past season.

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Penn-Trafford’s A.J. Brentzel battles Jersey Shore’s Joe Loffredo during a 171-pound quarterfinal round match of the PIAA class AAA individual wrestling championships in Hershey on March 9, 2007.
Brentzel hired as Penn-Trafford wrestling coach
June 26, 2019
When A.J. Brentzel and his wife, Alicia, attended a Penn-Trafford wrestling match last season, Brentzel told her he really wanted to give back to the program.

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Pine Richland’s Nate Lukez beats Chartiers Valley’s Zachary Macy 6-5 in the 138lbs bout during the ACWT Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Pine-Richland’s Lukez commits to wrestle for Army
June 21, 2019
Nate Lukez still has one more year to build his status as one of the winningest wrestlers in Pine-Richland history.

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Max Shaw cements legacy as one of Thomas Jefferson’s best athletes
June 14, 2019
Team and individual MVP honors are not recognized at Thomas Jefferson at the end of a school year.

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2019 Powerade wrestling field to feature Texas team
June 6, 2019
There will be some new faces in the 2019 Powerade Holiday Wrestling tournament this season, including one from Texas.

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PIAA makes more wrestling changes
May 30, 2019
When the PIAA Board of Control voted last week to petition the National Federation of State High School Associations to reduce the weight classes in wrestling from 14 to 12, they passed another item.

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Derry wrestler Trey Weinell commits to Edinboro
Derry senior Trey Weinell’s wrestling career isn’t done yet.

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PIAA approves weight class reduction in wrestling
May 23, 2019
The PIAA Board of Control passed the wrestling committee’s proposal to reduce the weight classes from 14 to 12 for the 2020-21 season.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps is embraced emotionally by coach Vince DeAugustine after losing to Sean Pierson of Nazareth in the 120-pound Class AAA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Norwin wrestling coach on ballot to become Hempfield School Board member
It was a big week for Norwin wrestling coach Vince DeAugustine.

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Burrell’s Noah Linderman takes on Bethlehem Center’s Tyler Fisher in the 145 pound bout during the WPIAL class AA team wrestling semifinal match on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Chartiers-Houston High School.
PIAA board to consider reducing number of weight classes for wrestling
May 21, 2019
Could the PIAA be reducing the number of weight classes in wrestling?

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Latrobe’s Gabe Willochell wrestles Penn Hills’ Justin Perkins in the 132-pound quarterfinal at the WPIAL Class 3A individual tournament Friday, March 1, 2019 at Canon-McMillan High School.
Latrobe junior wrestler Willochell commits to Edinboro
May 13, 2019
Latrobe junior Gabe Willochell announced on Twitter on Monday that he committed to wrestle at Edinboro.

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Penn Hills Perkins ready to wrestle at next level
May 2, 2019
Wrestling has been part of Justin Perkins’ life since he was a toddler. He dreamed about being a national champion at the collegiate level.

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Seneca Valley’s Herrera-Rondon named to USA Today all-star team
April 18, 2019
Seneca Valley sophomore Alejandro Herrera-Rondon was the only WPIAL wrestlers named to the USA Today’s boys wrestling all-Sstar first team.

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Belle Vernon wrestlers and head coach Mike Doppelheuer celebrate as Billy Korber secures them a 30-28 victory over Nazareth to earn them a third place finish at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament championship at the Giant Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Hershey.
Belle Vernon wrestling coach Doppelheuer resigns
April 15, 2019
Belle Vernon is in the market for a new wrestling coach after the school board Monday accepted the resignation of Mike Doppelheuer.

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Wandrisco, Primus, Housner, Maggi inducted into SW Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame
April 7, 2019
Mike Wandrisco was a highly respected and well-liked official. He also was an outstanding wrestler who attended Bishop Canevin.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps attempts to avoid a reversal by opponent Sean Pierson of Nazareth in the PIAA Class AAA 120-pound title match.
3-time WPIAL champion Norwin wrestler Phipps has foot surgery
April 1, 2019
Norwin three-time WPIAL champion wrestler Kurtis Phipps, who suffered a foot injury at last month’s PIAA Class AAA championship, underwent surgery March 22, his father, Andy Phipps, said.

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Kiski Area’s Enzo Morlacci works to pin Plum’s Evan Stinson at 145 pounds during their match Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Plum High School.
Kiski Area wrestler Morlacci captures title at National High School Coaches Association tournament
Enzo Morlacci experienced wrestling at the national level during his youth days, and he spent plenty of time on the mat against high-level high school competition during his freshman season at Kiski Area.

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Kiski’s Darren Miller howls in victory after defeating Franklin Regional’s Colton Camacho in the 126-pound Class AAA championship final during the PIAA state wrestling tournament on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Kiski Area’s Darren Miller named Valley News Dispatch Wrestler of the Year
March 30, 2019
Darren Miller grew up admiring Matt McCutcheon’s wrestling accomplishments at Kiski Area. He’ll graduate after matching and breaking some of those achievements.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw beats Hampton’s Justin Hart 3-2 in the 195lbs bout during the ACWT Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Injuries slow Hart’s bid for state championship
March 21, 2019
Hampton wrestling coach Chris Hart preaches it: You always can take more from a loss from a win.

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