PIAA Class 2A wrestling championships: How WPIAL wrestlers fared, Day 2

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Friday, March 11, 2022 | 6:56 PM


HERSHEY — The PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships continued Friday morning at the Giant Center.

Here’s a glance at how the WPIAL wrestlers fared on Day 2. Three advanced to the finals and will wrestle for a state title at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Semifinals

106 pounds

Burgettstown sophomore Parker Sentipal lost to Northern Lebanon freshman Aaron Seidel, 11-0, in the semifinals.

120 pounds

Bentworth sophomore Chris Vargo fell to Jersey Shore sophomore Brock Weiss, 7-5.

138 pounds

Central Valley Ambrose Boni dropped a 16-0 decision to Harbor Creek senior Connor Pierce.

152 pounds

Quaker Valley senior Justin Richey got pinned by Forest Hills senior Jackson Arrington.

160 pounds

Laurel senior Grant McKay defeated Newport senior Ganon Smith, 6-2, and will attempt to win his second PIAA title.

172 pounds

Frazier sophomore Rune Lawrence used an arm bar to pin Canton junior Riley Parker. He will try to win his second PIAA title and join his brother Thayne as a two-time champion.

189 pounds

Quaker Valley senior Patrick Cutchember fell to Greenville senior Cole Karpinski, 8-5.

215 pounds

Mt. Pleasant senior Dayton Pitzer looks to become a three-time PIAA champion after he pinned Brookville senior Bryce Rafferty. It was Pitzer’s 99th career pin.

Quarterfinals

106 pounds

Burgettstown sophomore Parker Sentipal (41-3) advanced to the semifinals with a 4-2 win against Benton freshman Elijah Brosius. He’ll face Northern Lebanon freshman Aaron Seidel (47-1) in the semifinals.

113 pounds

Quaker Valley sophomore Jack Kazalas (40-6) lost to Athens Area senior Gavin Bradley in the quarters, but he came back to defeat Saucon Valley freshman Aiden Grogg, 5-4, in the blood round.

120 pounds

Bentworth sophomore Chris Vargo (29-2) advanced to the semifinals by defeating Conneaut Area sophomore Hunter Gould, 3-0. Cooper Hornack (40-9) of Burrell lost in quarterfinals but came back to win his blood round match against Chestnut Ridge senior Ross Dull, 3-2. Quaker Valley junior Logan Richey (38-12) won two consolation matches to earn a spot on the podium.

126 pounds

Burgettstown sophomore Gaven Suica (32-8) picked up two wins, including one in the blood round, to earn a spot on the podium. South Side Beaver senior Tim Cafrelli (32-9) lost his consolation round match to end his season.

132 pounds

Beth-Center senior Kyle McCollum (39-6) is the lone WPIAL wrestler left at this weight. He won two matches, including his blood round match. Burgettstown junior Joey Sentipal (39-7) lost his quarterfinal match to Notre Dame-Green Pond senior Brandan Chletsos, 5-1, and then fell in the blood round. Montour junior Peter Chacon (40-9) gave up a late reversal and lost 4-3 in the blood round.

138 pounds

Central Valley senior Ambrose Boni (36-3) advanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 win against Warrior Run freshman Cameron Milheim. Mt. Pleasant sophomore Jamison Poklembo (38-12) was beaten in the blood round.

145 pounds

Burrell senior Shawn Szymanski (33-11) fell in the consolation round. He lost to Canton junior Hayden Ward.

152 pounds

Quaker Valley senior Justin Richey (38-8) continued his run in the state tournament, defeating West Perry junior Justice Hockenberry-Folk, 5-2, to reach the semifinals. Beth-Center junior Tyler Berish (39-4) lost in the quarterfinals but won his blood round match.

160 pounds

Returning state champion Grant MacKay (39-1) of Laurel advanced to the semifinals. Derry senior Christian Hirak (34-7) lost in the quarterfinals but won his blood round match to earn a medal.

172 pounds

Returning state champion Rune Lawrence (35-3) of Frazier rolled to an easy win.

189 pounds

Quaker Valley senior Patrick Cutchember (43-4) advanced to the semifinals with easy win. Mt. Pleasant senior Colin Gnibus (17-5) lost in the quarterfinals and then in the consolation round to end his season.

215 pounds

Two-time PIAA champion Dayton Pitzer (43-0) collected 98th career win to advance to the semifinals. Bentworth sophomore Vitali Daniels (30-8) and Southmoreland senior Anthony Govern (38-10) lost in the consolation round. Daniels lost in the quarterfinals first.

285 pounds

Washington senior Cameron Carter-Green (28-6) won his first consolation match but then lost in the final seconds of his blood round match.

Paul Schofield is a TribLive reporter covering high school and college sports and local golf. He joined the Trib in 1995 after spending 15 years at the Daily Courier in Connellsville, where he served as sports editor for 14 years. He can be reached at pschofield@triblive.com.

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