PIAA Team Wrestling – First Round Recaps

Friday, February 7, 2014 | 12:34 AM

The WPIAL could not have asked for a better day in Hershey in AAA on Thursday, with all three WPIAL qualifiers advancing to Friday’s quarterfinals.

Winning easy were Franklin Regional and Latrobe. WPIAL Champion Franklin Regional, led by seven falls, two technical falls, and two forfeits, blew by District 3 third place finisher Wilson 67-9. They will wrestle District 10 Champion Erie McDowell on Friday at 2:00 PM.

WPIAL Runner-Up Latrobe meanwhile cruised to a 60-6 win over District 4 Champion Jersey Shore. Latrobe won 13 of the 14 bouts wrestled, picking up 4 falls, a technical fall, and two forfeits. They will wrestle District 1 Champion Boyertown on Friday at 2:00 PM.

For WPIAL 3rd place finisher North Allegheny, who faced off against District 3 Champion Cumberland Valley, it wasn’t so easy to advance. The match started at 220 pounds, where Zach Smith bumped up from 195 pounds to pick up a fall for the Tigers. Cumberland Valley would respond, picking up a fall and decision to take a 9-6 lead. But North Allegheny would answer right back, winning four straight matches including one by technical fall to take a 20-9 lead. Cumberland Valley then came battling back by picking up five straight wins, four of which by major decision, to take a 28-20 lead with two matches to go.

North Allegheny would need the Byerly’s, Colton and Clay, to win while picking up bonus points to advance. Colton Byerly would do just that for his team at 182 pounds, winning by fall in 3:29 over Brendon Rigney to make the score 28-26 Cumberland Valley in front. That meant the final match of the night at 195 pounds between Clay Byerly and Brad Drabenstadt would decide the winner. In a tight match, it was Byerly who won the match for North Allegheny, winning the bout 4-2 to help the Tigers advance to the quarterfinals. North Allegheny will wrestle District 11 Runner-Up Parkland on Friday at 2:00 PM.

Franklin Regional 67 – West Lawn Wilson 9

220 Hunter Hatlee (Wilson) Fall Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional) 0:38

285 Charlie Mazon (Franklin Regional) Forfeit (Wilson)

106 Devin Brown (Franklin Regional) TF Tyler Wilkes (Wilson) 20-3;4:51

113 Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional) Fall Tyler Strobel (Wilson) 0:20

120 Augusten Solomon (Franklin Regional) Fall Francesca Giorgio (Wilson) 0:57

126 Dom Giannangeli (Franklin Regional) Dec Connor Moyer (Wilson) 5-2

132 Mike Hafer (Wilson) Dec Dan Contraguerro (Franklin Regional) 7-0

138 Mike Kemerer (Franklin Regional) Fall Tommy O’Brien (Wilson) 2:50

145 Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional) Forfeit (Wilson)

152 Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) TF Parker Eidle (Wilson) 21-4;4:00

160 Brandon Yant (Franklin Regional) Fall Jacob Yancey (Wilson) 4:46

170 Nate Painter (Franklin Regional) Fall Adam Brown (Wilson) 3:28

182 John Wohlin (Franklin Regional) Fall Keaton Eidle (Wilson) 3:53

195 Jake Pickup (Franklin Regional) Fall Austin Rosa (Wilson) 4:39

Latrobe 60 - Jersey Shore 6
220 Dylan Davis (Greater Latrobe) Dec Jacob Huling (Jersey Shore) 3-1
285 Tyler Mears (Greater Latrobe) Dec Bryce Charles (Jersey Shore) 4-1
106 Hunter Zondory (Jersey Shore) Fall Carson Palmer (Greater Latrobe) 1:59
113 Ethan McCoy (Greater Latrobe) Fall Isiah Leone (Jersey Shore) 1:59
120 Luke Pletcher (Greater Latrobe) Forfeit (Jersey Shore)
126 Joel Cawoski (Greater Latrobe) Dec Noah Ulmer (Jersey Shore) 5-1
132 Ethan Stas (Greater Latrobe) Fall Coy Killion (Jersey Shore) 3:51
138 Jake Willochell (Greater Latrobe) Forfeit (Jersey Shore)
145 Ethan Smith (Greater Latrobe) Major Hayden Swartwood (Jersey Shore) 10-2
152 Jake Shaffer (Greater Latrobe) Dec Colton Killion (Jersey Shore) 8-4
160 Dominic Scalise (Greater Latrobe) Fall Seth Young (Jersey Shore) Def;1:35
170 Justin Short (Greater Latrobe) Fall Max Mason (Jersey Shore) 3:52
182 Zachary Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe) TF Dominic Loffredo (Jersey Shore) 18-2;4:17
195 Travis Schmeling (Greater Latrobe) Dec Nate Lose (Jersey Shore) 4-2
North Allegheny 29 - Cumberland Valley 28 
220 Zach Smith (North Allegheny) Fall Jake Black (Cumberland Valley) 1:10
285 Jackson Stanford (Cumberland Valley) Fall David Probert (North Allegheny) 1:30
106 William Kaldes (Cumberland Valley) Dec Zack Stedeford (North Allegheny) 12-7
113 Luke Landefeld (North Allegheny) Dec Wyatt Long (Cumberland Valley) 7-0
120 Scotty Stossel (North Allegheny) Dec Cal Reichart (Cumberland Valley) 8-5
126 Domenic Forys (North Allegheny) TF Saurab Faruque (Cumberland Valley) 17-2;3:06
132 Jake Hinkson (North Allegheny) Dec Alex Wolfe (Cumberland Valley) 5-3
138 Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley) Major AJ Boeh (North Allegheny) 15-6
145 Felix Belga (Cumberland Valley) Major Drew Landefeld (North Allegheny) 8-0
152 TC Warner (Cumberland Valley) Major Blynn Shideler (North Allegheny) 14-3
160 Brandon Rudy (Cumberland Valley) Dec Jake Woodley (North Allegheny) 3-2
170 Dayne Ross (Cumberland Valley) Major David Tallman (North Allegheny) 11-3
182 Colton Byerly (North Allegheny) Fall Brendon Rigney (Cumberland Valley) 3:29
195 Clay Byerly (North Allegheny) Dec Brad Drabenstadt (Cumberland Valley) 4-2


The three WPIAL Class AA representatives have not fared well during the early rounds of the 2014 PIAA team wrestling championships. Eight-time WPIAL champion Burrell (12-4) and this year’s runner-up, South Fayette (20-2), both dropped first round matches at the GIANT Center in Hershey on Thursday afternoon, while third place finisher Jefferson-Morgan (15-4) was eliminated from the tournament on Tuesday evening at District 10 runner-up Fort LeBeouf, 41-19, in a preliminary round match.

Burrell fell behind early, 17-0, after losing the first four bouts in its match with District 3 runner-up Hamburg (19-3). The Bucs came roaring back, however,  to win the next four weight classes and take a 21-17 lead. Pins by Corey Falleroni (145 pounds), Steve Edwards (152), and Derrick Beattie (160) and a 3-1 decision victory by Nick Pattock helped Burrell build the four point lead with six bouts remaining in the match. Hamburg again jumped out on top, 32-21, with victories in the next three bouts. Derrick Beattie’s win by fall at 285 pounds cut the Hawks lead to 32-27 before Romeo Eaddy’s 13-9 decision over Burrell’s Dean Edwards at 106 pounds sealed the win for Hamburg. The Hawks then forfeited to Burrell’s Dillan Jeffery at 113 pounds to make the final margin of victory 35-33 in favor of Hamburg. Burrell will next face District 2 champion Western Wayne at 8:00am Friday morning in a first round consolation match.

South Fayette was hammered, 43-15, by District 6 champion Huntingdon (18-1) as the Lions could only muster wins in four of the dual meet’s 14 bouts. South Fayette got decision victories from Mike Carr (132), Grant Fetchet (160), and J.J. Walker (170) and a pin by 106-pounder Andrew John. The Lions will also wrestle in a first round consolation match Friday at 8:00am against District 11 runner-up Saucon Valley.

NOTE: In a quest to win its fourth straight Class AA team gold medal, Bethlehem Catholic (13-0), the District 11 champion, annihilated District 1 champ Lower Moreland, 73-0, to advance to the quarterfinals.

Hamburg 35 - Burrell 33
120 Sean Stanish (Hamburg) TF Jason Roberts (Burrell) 15-0;5:43
126 Kerry Mega (Hamburg) Dec Anthony Marra (Burrell) 9-2
132 Chris Kummerer (Hamburg) Dec John Andrejcik (Burrell) 7-5
138 Nick Oswald (Hamburg) Fall Damon Greenwald (Burrell) 2:27
145 Corey Falleroni (Burrell) Fall Andrew Kochel (Hamburg) 1:52
152 Steven Edwards (Burrell) Fall Matt James (Hamburg) 5:01
160 Derrick Beattie (Burrell) Fall Ronnie Lavigne (Hamburg) 1:02
170 Nicholas Pattock (Burrell) Dec Tyler Herbert (Hamburg) 3-1
182 Jacob Eller (Hamburg) Fall Alex Moses (Burrell) 1:27
195 Austin Bashore (Hamburg) Win by Forfeit 
220 Logan Lackey (Hamburg) Dec Robert Scherer (Burrell) 5-2
285 Derrick Beattie (Burrell) Fall Blake Roberts (Hamburg) 3:02
106 Romeo Eaddy (Hamburg) Dec Dean Edwards (Burrell) 13-9
113 Dillan Jeffery (Burrell) Win by Forfeit
Huntingdon 43 - South Fayette 15
120 Tyler Scott (Huntingdon) TF Kevin Chaussard (South Fayette) 17-0;4:00
126 Matt Wilson (Huntingdon) Dec Scott Rzepecki (South Fayette) 7-1
132 Michael Carr (South Fayette) Dec Devon Green (Huntingdon) 10-4
138 Nathan Russell (Huntingdon) Major Shane Ging (South Fayette) 9-0
145 Seth Baney (Huntingdon) Dec Ben Previte (South Fayette) 10-4
152 Jacob Oliver (Huntingdon) Dec Brett Beltz (South Fayette) 6-0
160 Grant Fetchet (South Fayette) Dec Jon Wagner (Huntingdon) 7-1
170 Jared Walker (South Fayette) Dec Eric Lynn (Huntingdon) 10-5
182 Logan Fisher (Huntingdon) Dec Jack Previte (South Fayette) 10-5
195 Matt Norris (Huntingdon) Major Rausaun Culberson (South Fayette) 14-4
220 Tyler Morningstar (Huntingdon) Fall Bryce Christoff (South Fayette) 1:52
285 Mitchell Lauer (Huntingdon) Fall Jeremy Carter (South Fayette) 3:28
106 Andrew John (South Fayette) Fall John Kline (Huntingdon) :50
113 Collin Glorioso (Huntingdon) Win by Forfeit 

Ft. LeBoeuf 41 – Jefferson-Morgan 19

138 Jason Miller (JM) MD Pillar, Colton (F) 14 – 1

145 Mcguire, George (F) FALL Jacob Guthrie (JM) 0:28

152 Leube, Colton (F) DEC Trevor Kniha (JM) 9 – 4

160 Malinowski, Brad (F) FALL Parker Woodring (JM) 3:48

170 Ryan Zalar (JM) FALL Lathrop, Jacob (F) 5:38

182 Bill Bowlen (JM) DEC Rose, Andrew (F) 6 – 1

195 Rivera, Anthony (F) MD Jason Perkins (JM) 13 – 0

220 Reinwald, Garret (F) MD Anthony Patterson (JM) 11 – 2

285 Conti, Nate (F) DEC Ian Wolfe (JM) 2 – 1

106 Guarriello, Aba (F) FALL Damon Belford (JM) 0:29

113 Kuzma, Logan (F)  FALL Aaron Mylan (JM) 0:42

120 Carter, Jarret (F) DEC Brendan Howard (JM)  6 – 1

126 John Demaske (JM) FALL Borgia, Adam (F) 1:02

132 Kuzma, Tyler (F) FALL Austin Goldsberry (JM) 1:30

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