PIAA Wrestling: Class 2-A FINAL Results

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 6:01 PM

While the WPIAL only brought home one gold medal on Saturday, it was one that took its wrestler one step closer to wrestling history. Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson Morgan won his third straight state championship by defeating Austin Clabaugh of Bermudian Springs by major decision, 13-5. It was a dominating performance for the Rockets junior, who finished the season 40-0 and is now 122-0 in his career.

The other finalists in the WPIAL did not fare as well. At 132, Tyler Griffiths of Southmoreland came out strong against returning state champion Brian Courtney of Athens. Griffiths opened up a 3-0 lead into the second period before Courtney stopped a shot by Griffiths, cradled him, and pinned Griffiths in 3:20. At 182, Dominic Fundy of Beth-Center could not get any offense going. Cody Mulligan of Saegertown picked up two takedowns, an escape, and a penalty point en route to a 6-0 win.

In addition to their finalists, the WPIAL also added three third place finishers. At 138, Frazier freshman Thayne Lawrence avenged a quarterfinal loss to Sammy Hepler of Tri-Valley with a dominating 7-2 decision. Freedom senior Kody Komara needed overtime, but was able to collect a takedown in overtime to beat Nathan Haubert of Palisades 3-1. At 182, Derry sophomore Dominic DeLuca capped a strong postseason by defeating Fort LeBoeuf’s Julian Gorring in the ultimate tiebreaker 2-0. With choice in the ultimate tiebreaker, Gorring chose top, but DeLuca was able to reverse him to grab the victory.

For a full recap of the AA PIAA Championships, tune in to Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, Monday night at 7:00 PM. We will be joined by Jefferson Morgan’s Gavin Teasdale on the show.

Medal Round Results:

1st – Beau Bayless (Reynolds) dec. Josh Boozel (Mount Union) 5-0
3rd – Kaden Cassidy (Bishop McCourt) dec. Elijah Bundro (Wilson Area) 5-3
5th – Nate Smith (Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg) dec. Anthony Glasl (Brockway) 6-4
7th – Baylor Shunk (Penns Valley) dec. Jacob Blair (Muncy) 5-2

1st – Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia) dec. Chase Shields (Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg) 4-0
3rd – Wyatt Lutz (Montoursville) dec. Tyger Evans (Susquehanna Township) 3-2
5th – Richie Markulics (Notre Dame G.P.) dec. Isaac Crowell (Fort LeBoeuf) 5-2
7th – Keelan Kunselman (Brookville) dec. Derrick Christie (Westmont-Hilltop) 3-2

1st – Gavin Park (Brookville) dec. Cole Rhone (Benton) 4-3
3rd – Cole Hauck (Line Mountain) dec. Bronson Garber (Upper Dauphin) 3-2
5th – Josh Jones (Saucon Valley) won by forfeit Colin Pasone (E.L. Meyers) 0:00
7th – Andrew Ishco (Reynolds) dec. Ryan McGuire (Notre Dame GP) 5-3

1st – Gavin Teasdale (Jefferson-Morgan) maj. dec. Austin Clabaugh (Bermudian Springs) 13-5
3rd – Gage Bayless (Reynolds) maj. dec. Brian Earlston (Line Mountain) 8-0
5th – Kollin Myers (Boiling Springs) dec. John Rocco Kazalas (Quaker Valley) 7-0
7th – Tanner Ball (Pequea Valley) dec. Jeremy Hanford (Warrior Run) 11-7

1st – Brian Courtney (Athens) fall Tyler Griffiths (Southmoreland) 3:20
3rd – Gabe Miller (Pequea Valley) dec. Caleb Dowling (Saint Joseph’s) 8-2
5th – Carnell Andrews (Bishop McCourt) dec. Tanner McHugh (Tamaqua) 3-0
7th – Tyler Alberts (Ellwood City) maj. dec. Bodee Tolbert (Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg) 10-0

1st – Max Murin (Central Cambria) dec. Cole Matthews (Reynolds) 2-1 OT UTB
3rd – Thayne Lawrence (Frazier) dec. Sammy Hepler (Tri-Valley) 7-2
5th – Alex Caldwell (Ligonier Valley) maj. dec. Michael Doerflinger (Slippery Rock) 15-4
7th – Logan McClain (Ridgway) fall Brett Uhrin (Valley View) 2:45

1st – Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge) dec. John Pipa (Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg) 5-2
3rd – Kody Komara (Freedom) dec. Nathan Haubert (Palisades) 3-1 OT
5th – Todd Lane (Southern Columbia) dec. Dallas Bulsak (South Park) 3-2
7th – John Mott (Commodore Perry) dec. Chaise Hauck (Reynolds) 2-0 OT

1st – Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) dec. Robby Patrick (Ligonier Valley) 3-1 OT
3rd – Caleb Clymer (Northwestern) dec. Brock Biddle (Central Martinsburg) 3-2
5th – Kaidon Winters (Athens) won by forfeit Chase Anklam (Pen Argyl) 0:00
7th – Calek Hetrick (Brookville) dec. Derek Yingling (West Branch) 4-2

1st – Creighton Edsell (Wyalusing) dec. Ryan Farber (Northern Lehigh) 3-1
3rd – Seth Baney (Huntingdon) won by forfeit Gavin Wilkerson (Reynolds) 0:00
5th – Larry Brown (Moshannon Valley) dec. Kyle Bennett (Montoursville) 4-2
7th – Jacob Carpenter (Shamokin) dec. Brian Shermeyer (Delone Catholic) 6-2

1st – Jacob Oliver (Huntingdon) dec. Dalton Group (Susquenita) 9-2
3rd – Joel Leise (Reynolds) dec. Jared McGill (Chestnut Ridge) 5-3 OT
5th – Gaige Garcia (Southern Columbia) fall Matt Lewandowski (Mahanoy) 2:29
7th – Nick McClimans (Sharon) dec. Carl Harris (Littlestown) 8-2

1st – Cody Mulligan (Saegertown) dec. Dominic Fundy (Beth Center) 6-0
3rd – Dominic DeLuca (Derry) dec. Julian Gorring (Fort LeBoeuf) 2-0 OT UTB
5th – Devin Evans (Susquehanna Township) dec. Zachery Zimmerman (Troy) 3-2
7th – Anthony Marra (Burrell) dec. Christian Hutzell (Meyersdale) 5-2

1st – Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville) dec. Anthony Walters (Bishop McCourt) 8-4
3rd – Exree Loe (Greater Johnstown) dec. Clay Verbanac (Cambridge Springs) 4-1
5th – Jerry Moore (Blairsville) dec. Xavier Molnar (Brookville) 5-3
7th – Ivan Balavage (Scranton Prep) dec. Jacob McMaster (Greenville) 8-4

1st – Cole Nye (Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg) dec. Josiah Jones (Bishop McCourt) 4-3
3rd – Devin Fontanez (Saucon Valley) fall Max Mason (Jersey Shore) 2:36
5th – Bishop McCoy (South Side) won by forfeit Blake Reynolds (Greenville) 0:00
7th – Tyler Cook (Brookville) dec. Jarrett Walters (Danville) 6-1

1st – Toby Cahill (Berlin-Brothers Valley) fall Dan Scheib (Tri-Valley) 2:55
3rd – Cole Rickert (Reynolds) dec. Evan Sweesy (Freedom) 3-1
5th – Garrett Kieffer (Line Mountain) fall Ian Minnich (Williams Valley) 2:02
7th – Nick Winfield (Southern Huntingdon) dec. Jeff Kraemer (North East) 4-1


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