Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournament

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 7:09 PM


Returning PIAA Class AAA champions

Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (46-8 last season)

The sophomore won the 106-pound state title and placed second in the WPIAL.

Sam Hillegas, North Hills (32-1)

The junior is a two-time PIAA champion, winning the 126-pound title in 2018. He has a 85-1 career record.

Ryan Sullivan, Shaler (42-1)

The senior won the 113-pound PIAA and WPIAL titles in 2018. His career mark is 93-10.

Returning PIAA Class AAA placewinners

Kyle Burkholder, Hempfield (40-5)

The senior placed third at 113 pounds in the WPIAL and PIAA tournaments in 2017-18.

Colton Camacho, Franklin Regional (40-3)

The senior won the WPIAL title in 2018 at 132 and finished second in the PIAA.

Cam Connor, Kiski Area (40-5)

The senior was the WPIAL 145-pound champion who finished seventh in the PIAA.

Nick Coy, Penn-Trafford (31-9)

The senior placed second in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 132.

Jacob Ealy, Hopewell (37-6)

The senior placed fourth in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 126.

Gerrit Nijenhuis, Canon-McMillan (44-6)

The junior placed second in the WPIAL and third in the PIAA at 170 pounds in 2017-18.

Scott Joll, Belle Vernon (42-5)

The senior was the WPIAL 170-pound champion and placed fifth at the PIAA tournament.

Ty McGeary, West Allegheny (38-10)

The junior placed fourth in the WPIAL tournament and sixth in the PIAA at 152.

Kurtis Phipps, Norwin (39-1)

The junior is a two-time WPIAL champion and PIAA runner-up in 2018 at 106.

Max Shaw, Thomas Jefferson (27-3)

The senior placed third in the PIAA and WPIAL tournaments at 182 pounds in 2017-18.

Jake Slinger, Upper St. Clair (36-5)

The senior placed second in the WPIAL and seventh in the PIAA at 220.

Cole Spencer, Pine-Richland (32-6)

The sophomore placed second in the WPIAL and eighth in the PIAA at 152 pounds.

Luke Stout, Mt. Lebanon (35-7)

The junior placed fourth in the PIAA and WPIAL tournaments at 160.

Gabe Willochell, Latrobe (35-8)

The junior placed third in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 126.

Other returning WPIAL champion

Jack Blumer, Kiski Area (39-9)

He was the WPIAL champion at 152 pounds.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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Several wrestlers return after reaching PIAA Class AAA tournament

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Returning PIAA Class AAA champions

Alejandro Herrera, Seneca Valley (46-8 last season)

The sophomore won the 106-pound state title and placed second in the WPIAL.

Sam Hillegas, North Hills (32-1)

The junior is a two-time PIAA champion, winning the 126-pound title in 2018. He has a 85-1 career record.

Ryan Sullivan, Shaler (42-1)

The senior won the 113-pound PIAA and WPIAL titles in 2018. His career mark is 93-10.

Returning PIAA Class AAA placewinners

Kyle Burkholder, Hempfield (40-5)

The senior placed third at 113 pounds in the WPIAL and PIAA tournaments in 2017-18.

Colton Camacho, Franklin Regional (40-3)

The senior won the WPIAL title in 2018 at 132 and finished second in the PIAA.

Cam Connor, Kiski Area (40-5)

The senior was the WPIAL 145-pound champion who finished seventh in the PIAA.

Nick Coy, Penn-Trafford (31-9)

The senior placed second in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 132.

Jacob Ealy, Hopewell (37-6)

The senior placed fourth in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 126.

Gerrit Nijenhuis, Canon-McMillan (44-6)

The junior placed second in the WPIAL and third in the PIAA at 170 pounds in 2017-18.

Scott Joll, Belle Vernon (42-5)

The senior was the WPIAL 170-pound champion and placed fifth at the PIAA tournament.

Ty McGeary, West Allegheny (38-10)

The junior placed fourth in the WPIAL tournament and sixth in the PIAA at 152.

Kurtis Phipps, Norwin (39-1)

The junior is a two-time WPIAL champion and PIAA runner-up in 2018 at 106.

Max Shaw, Thomas Jefferson (27-3)

The senior placed third in the PIAA and WPIAL tournaments at 182 pounds in 2017-18.

Jake Slinger, Upper St. Clair (36-5)

The senior placed second in the WPIAL and seventh in the PIAA at 220.

Cole Spencer, Pine-Richland (32-6)

The sophomore placed second in the WPIAL and eighth in the PIAA at 152 pounds.

Luke Stout, Mt. Lebanon (35-7)

The junior placed fourth in the PIAA and WPIAL tournaments at 160.

Gabe Willochell, Latrobe (35-8)

The junior placed third in the WPIAL and fifth in the PIAA tournaments at 126.

Other returning WPIAL champion

Jack Blumer, Kiski Area (39-9)

He was the WPIAL champion at 152 pounds.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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