Westmoreland County wrestling notebook: Latrobe collects medals at West Branch
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 6:36 PM
It was another successful tournament for Latrobe, which earned a fourth-place finish at the West Branch Ultimate Warrior tournament.
The Wildcats finished with 130.5 points, finishing behind Southern Columbia (210.5), Mifflin County (189.5) and Johnsonburg (131).
Gabe Willochell was the Wildcats’ only champion, winning the 132-pound title. Freshman Nathan Roth placed second at 120.
Other placewinners were Jack Pletcher (third at 152), Tyler Lynch (fourth at 195), Corey Boerio (fourth at 182), Tyler Ross (sixth at 220) and Enzo Angelicchio (seventh at 126).
One for the ages
When Waynesburg and Canon-McMillan met for the WPIAL Section 4-AAA title Jan. 22, the match turned out to be more than anyone could have imagined.
Waynesburg won, 31-30.
A standing-room-only crowd watched the teams duke it out, and after 14 bouts, the match had to be decided by the rulebook.
Waynesburg was awarded an extra point to break a 30-30 score on the 10th tiebreaker (j), most near-fall points scored.
“It was a great atmosphere,” Canon-McMillan athletic director and WPIAL wrestling committee chairman Frank Vulcano Jr. said.
“It reminded me of the old days. It was good for the sport to see a match like that.”
Norwin wins at Sharon
Norwin won the Sharon Duals for the second consecutive season.
The Knights edged Butler, 40-36, in the title match.
Norwin also defeated Eisenhower (50-30), Iroquois (57-12), Knoch (60-15) and Burgettstown (37-28).
“It was a good tournament for us,” Norwin coach Vince DeAugustine said. “We faced some good competition.”
Mt. Pleasant sophomore Dayton Pitzer, a returning PAA Class AA champion, is reportedly close to returning to competition following a leg injury.
Also on the mend is Norwin senior Ryan Weinzen, who injured his left arm at practice. He is seeking another opinion on the injury. He said he hopes to be back for sections.
Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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