Wrestling

Trib HSSN Best of the Century winners Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt joined the Rebel Yell podcast.
Rebel Yell Podcast: Best of the Century salute to Spencer Lee and Maura Huwalt
June 26, 2020
The WPIAL Battle of the Century was born during a pandemic as a combination to fill the void of the missed March Madness and a way to salute many of the great area scholastic athletes from the now-completed first two decades of the 21st century.

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North Allegheny becomes first WPIAL district to sponsor girls wrestling
June 24, 2020
The North Allegheny school board voted Wednesday to add girls wrestling to its athletic programs, becoming the first school district in the WPIAL to sponsor the sport.

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Clairton’s Tyler Boyd vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN June Madness finals: Tyler Boyd, Clairton vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
June 22, 2020
We have finally reached Championship Week in June Madness as we finally determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Mt. Lebanon’s Mac Stout wrestles Tyler Kocak of Hampton in the 170-pound final at the WPIAL Class AAA championships Feb. 29, 2020 at Canon-McMillan.
13 WPIAL wrestlers rated among nation’s best in preseason rankings
June 19, 2020
Four Waynesburg wrestlers were among a group of 13 from the WPIAL that cracked the top 20 in TheOpenMat.com’s national preseason rankings.

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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee vs. Mt. Lebanon’s Luke Hagy
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinals: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional vs. Luke Hagy, Mt. Lebanon
June 18, 2020
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee vs. New Castle’s Malik Hooker
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional vs. Malik Hooker, New Castle
June 8, 2020
Over the course of the next few weeks, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Aliquippa’s Darrelle Revis vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN May Madness: Darrelle Revis, Aliquippa vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
June 1, 2020
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Hempfield’s Isaiah Vance greets opponent Hunter Catch of Sun Valley for the heavyweight final match in class AAA in PIAA wrestling championship on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
PIAA board refers wrestling weight-class reduction to medical committee
May 21, 2020
The PIAA board referred a proposal to reduce wrestling weight classes to the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for discussion.

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Gateway’s Montae Nicholson vs. Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee
Trib HSSN May Madness: Montae Nicholson, Gateway vs. Spencer Lee, Franklin Regional
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Franklin Regional’s Carter Dibert wrestles Ben Monn of Cumberland Valley in the PIAA Class AAA 113-pound consolation March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Powerade Wrestling Tournament grows to 55 teams for 2020
May 4, 2020
The Powerade Wrestling Tournament is billed as one of the top high school competitions in the country.

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt is probably pleased about a wrestling rule change that eliminates restrictions on hair length.
PIAA considers dropping weight class as wrestling rule changes are made
April 29, 2020
The National Federation of State High School Associations announced 11 rule changes on Tuesday, none involving the reduction of weight classes.

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Burrell’s Ian Oswalt eyes opponent Anthony Glasl of Brockway in the 132-pound bout semifinal in class AA in the PIAA state wrestling championship on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Valley News Dispatch wrestlers of the year: Burrell’s Ian Oswalt and AJ Corrado
March 25, 2020
Ian Oswalt

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Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis celebrates a win against Donovan McMillan of Peters Township in the 182-pound final in Class AAA at the PIAA wrestling championships March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Trib HSSN wrestler of the year: Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis
Gerrit Nijenhuis is a dynamic performer and two-time state champion who added another sparkling chapter to Canon-McMillan’s storied wrestling history this season, so it probably is not fair to boil down his high school career to just one number.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps loosens up on the mat before taking on Council Rock South’s Kyle Waterman in the 126 pound weight class in the PIAA state wrestling championship on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Tribune-Review Westmoreland County wrestler of the year: Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps
Kurtis Phipps, like everyone in the world, is bored sitting at home watching TV.

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Some of Hampton’s top wrestlers in 2019-20 included, from left, Dawson Dietz, Zach Wright, Justin Hart and Ty Kocak.
Underclassmen lead Hampton wrestlers to record season
March 19, 2020
Last year, a rash of injuries ran Hampton wrestling off track. It was only a matter of time, however, before this group made history.

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Shaler junior high wrestlers make states, provide glimpse into program’s future
March 14, 2020
Zach Hartung isn’t what you would call an experienced wrestler.

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Coaches Joe Bursick, Nick Endres, Chris Hart and Kevin Synan pose with placewinner Tyler Kocak (center) at the PIAA wrestling championships at Giant Center in Hershey.
Kocak, Wright end Hampton wrestling careers in memorable fashion
March 13, 2020
Tyler Kocak and Zach Wright faced their share of adversity in their high school wrestling careers. So it was fitting to see both make a run at the podium at the PIAA Class AAA championships at Hershey’s Giant Center.

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Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state tournament postponed
March 12, 2020
The Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship, which was to be held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center this weekend, has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns.

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Trib HSSN wrestler of the week: Canon McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis
March 9, 2020
On the way to becoming the WPIALs all-time wins leader this weekend in Hershey and capturing his second straight state title, Canon-McMillan’s Gerrit Nijenhuis was dominant.

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Norwin’s Kurtis Phipps is declared the winner against Rocco Welsh of Waynesburg Central in the 126-pound final at the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
4 WPIAL wrestlers to represent Pennsylvania all-star team at Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic
Kurtis Phipps’ high school wrestling career isn’t over just yet.

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