PIAA Wrestling: Class 3-A Day One Results

By: HSSN Staff
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 11:58 PM

The WPIAL put together a strong showing on day one in AAA, with half of its wrestlers (28 of 56) advancing into the quarterfinals. Of the 28 wrestlers who dropped into the consolations, only 6 were eliminated from the tournament.

Wrestlers from the WPIAL were able to pull a couple upsets, but also had champions from a week ago get upset as well. The wrestlers to pull the upsets were Dominic Means of Pittsburgh Central Catholic at 138, who beat South Central Champion Clayton Ulrey of Lower Dauphin 8-6. At 152, Brock Godzin of Belle Vernon defeated South East Champion Chase Stephens of Coatesville 6-4 in overtime. The third was Jake Slinger of Upper St. Clair at 220, where he beat North East Champion Evan Callahan of Freedom by fall in 3:31.

A pair of WPIAL Champions did fall in the winners bracket. The first was Caleb Morris of Waynesburg. He dropped a 5-0 decision to Jimmy Hoffman of Hazelton. While that may not be a surprise, as Hoffman is a returning state runner-up, it was a surprise for Morris to lose again in the consolations and be eliminated. Morris was hit by two headlocks and pinned in 2:27 by Tommy Traver of Tunkhannock. The other WPIAL Champion to lose was Eric Hong of North Allegheny. His 7-3 loss to Ryan Resnick of Owen J. Roberts gave Hong his first loss of the season.

AAA quarterfinals and second round consolations will begin Friday at 2:15 PM. You can hear all the action here on the MSA Sports Network.

Quarterfinal Matchups
Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) vs. Josiah Gehr (Cocalico)
Andrew Cerniglia (Nazareth) vs. Kurtis Phipps (Norwin)
Will Betancourt (Manheim Central) vs. Luke Lucerne (Council Rock North)
Ryan Sullivan (Shaler) vs. Maximino Mendez (Council Rock South)

Diego Santiago (Easton) vs. Louis Newell (Seneca Valley)
Sean Pierson (Nazareth) vs. Ed Scott (DuBois)
Sam Hillegas (North Hills) vs. Cade Balestrini (Shikellamy)
Cameron Enriquez (Stroudsburg) vs. JJ Wilson (Cedar Cliff)

Julian Clebove (Northampton) vs. Logan Macri (Canon McMillan)
Aidan Burke (Council Rock North) vs. Zurich Storm (New Oxford)
Vincent Distefanis (Hempfield) vs. Luke Werner (Liberty)
Chris Wright (Central Dauphin) vs. Matt Parker (Pennridge)

Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional) vs. Gunnar Fuss (Harry S. Truman)
Ryan Anderson (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. Brett Kaliner (W.C. Rustin)
Patrick Gould (ES South) vs. Noah Levett (Kiski Area)
Noah Myers (Mifflin County) vs. Austin Desanto (Exeter Township)

Cole Manley (Altoona) vs. Jarred Papcsy (Bethlehem Catholic)
Jimmy Hoffman (Hazleton Area) vs. Wyatt Long (Cumberland Valley)
Zack Trampe (Council Rock South) vs. Kolby Ho (DuBois)
Andrew Wert (Central Dauphin) vs. KJ Fenstermacher (Northampton)

Sammy Sasso (Nazareth) vs. Eric Hutchinson (Conestoga)
Dominic Means (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) vs. Seth Koleno (Bald Eagle Area)
Colin Cronin (Upper Darby) vs. Daniel Moran (Northampton)
Nathan Swartz (Hollidaysburg) vs. Zach Ortman (Parkland)

Brock Wilson (Nazareth) vs. Brent Wendle (Coatesville)
Gage McClenahan (Bald Eagle Area) vs. Jarod Verkleeren (Hempfield)
Riley Palmer (Council Rock South) vs. Jake Hinkson (North Allegheny)
Joe Blumer (Kiski Area) vs. Brock Port (Bellefonte)

Cameron Coy (Penn Trafford) vs. Owen Watkins (General McLane)
Colin Shannon (North Penn) vs. Austin Hemminger (Somerset)
Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep) vs. Gerrit Nijenhuis (Canon McMillan)
Will Kaldes (Cumberland Valley) vs. Brock Godzin (Belle Vernon)

Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County) vs. Luke Nichter (Chambersburg)
Ryan Resnick (Owen J. Roberts) vs. Cade Wilson (Nazareth)
Jonah Barley (Penn Manor) vs. Dazjon Casto (Cathedral Prep)
Zach Hartman (Belle Vernon) vs. Josh Stillings (Pennridge)

Michael Labriola (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. Alec Shaw (Greensburg Salem)
Tyler Bagoly (Exeter Township) vs. David Cox (Oxford)
Luke McGonigal (Clearfield) vs. Ryan Finn (Pottsgrove)
Tommy O’Brien (Wilson) vs. Tim Wallace (Albert Gallatin)

Nino Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park) vs. Ben Maack (Governor Mifflin)
Cole Urbas (State College) vs. Elijah Jones (Boyertown)
Drew Peck (Chambersburg) vs. Matt McGillick (Penn Trafford)
Jake Paulson (McDowell) vs. Travis Stefanick (Nazareth)

Jake Woodley (North Allegheny) vs. Carson Kinney (Hazelton Area)
Nick Duliakas (Owen J. Roberts) vs. Blake Barrick (Big Spring)
Miles Lee (South Philadelphia) vs. Jake Koser (Northern York)
Ben Fromm (Cocalico) vs. Ethan Laird (General McLane)

Jake Slinger (Upper St. Clair) vs. Joe Doyle (Council Rock South)
Ian Edenfield (Laurel Highlands) vs. Michael Modugno (Upper Perkiomen)
Brian Kennerly (Upper Darby) vs. Nathan Feyrer (Parkland)
Billy Korber (Belle Vernon) vs. Francis Duggan (Cedar Cliff)

Niko Camacho (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. Cameron Tinner (Shippensburg)
Hunter Gill (Hollidaysburg) vs. Brendan Furman (Canon McMillan)
Michael Wolfgram (Central York) vs. Roman Macek (Montour)
Isaac Reid (Kiski Area) vs. Kawaun DeBoe (Cathedral Prep)

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