WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships – Day Two

Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 12:52 AM

Coming into the AAA WPIAL individual tournament, 160 pounds stood as the deepest weight class in the tournament, with eight wrestlers having the ability to win on any given night. On Friday night the results proved this to be true, as three of the top four seeds were upset.

The first came when top seed Dom Scalise of Latrobe lost to TeShan Campbell of Penn Hills 4-0. Campbell picked up 3 back points late in the third period while riding out Scalise to pick up the victory. The next seeded wrestler to do gown was number four seed Devin Austin, who lost a hard fought 7-4 match to Jonathan Avon of North Hills. Finally number two seed Brendan Burnham of Pine Richland gave up a late takedown to Waynesburg freshman Colin McCracken to drop a 4-3 decision.

Outside of 160 pounds, only two other wrestlers who were seeded in the top three in each weight class went down. At 120 pounds, number three seed Matt Oblock of Canon McMillan lost 5-2 to Brendan Hasson of Belle Vernon and at 220 pounds, Fred Mantsch of Hempfield defeated number two seed Will Bortmas of Butler 7-0.

Out of the remaining wrestlers in the championship bracket, only one unseeded wrestler is still alive. At 152 pounds, John Cole of Central Catholic followed up his fall of 5:11 over number five seed Paul Dunn of Bethel Park on Thursday by winning 5-4 over number four seed Nate Hall of West Allegheny.

Wrestling begins tomorrow at 10:30 AM with the second round consolations. Semi-finals are scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM. The consolation finals are scheduled for 5:30 PM Saturday with the finals set to begin at 7:00 PM. All the wrestling action can be heard here on the MSA Sports Network.

Semi-Final Pairings


Devin Brown (Franklin Regional) vs. Tristan Buxton (Trinity)

Hunter Baxter (Pine-Richland) vs. Gage Curry (North Hills)


Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional) vs. Brendan Price (Canon McMillan)

Tyler Kenny (Connellsville) vs. Luke Landefeld (North Allegheny)


Luke Pletcher (Latrobe) vs. Kevin Kinyua (Mount Lebanon)

Brendan Hasson (Belle Vernon) vs. Shaun Wilson (Waynesburg)


Sam Krivus (Hempfield) vs. A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg)

Dom Forys (North Allegheny) vs.  Dalton Macri (Canon McMillan)


Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) vs. Jake Hinkson (North Allegheny)

Ty Buckiso (Peters Township) vs. Cameron Coy (Penn Trafford)


Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional) vs. Malachi Krenzelak (Canon McMillan)

Joey Alessandro (Hempfield) vs. Vincenzo Joseph (Central Catholic)


Solomon Chishko (Canon McMillan) vs. Tony Palumbo (Central Catholic)

Jarod Verkleeren (Belle Vernon) vs. Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional)


Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) vs. John Cole (Central Catholic)

Derek Verkleeren (Belle Vernon) vs. Jake Shaffer (Latrobe)


TeShan Campbell (Penn Hills) vs. Jonathan Avon (North Hills)

Austin Bell (Belle Vernon) vs. Colin McCracken (Waynesburg)


Noah WIlps (Charties Valley) vs. Mliton Kobaly (Belle Vernon)

Devin Fallenstein (Ringgold) vs. Kyle Coniker (Central Catholic)


Zack Zavatsky (Latrobe) vs. Ryan Hannon (Butler)

Clay Byerly (North Allegheny) vs. Kellan Stout (Mount Lebanon)


Cole Macek (Montour) vs. Nathan Turchick (Plum)

Zach Smith (North Allegheny) vs. Andrew Phipps (Norwin)


Tyler Worthing (Kiski Area) vs. Dereck Berberick (Greensburg Salem)

Dylan Davis (Latrobe) vs. Fred Mantsch (Hempfield)


Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area) vs. Stephen Turchick (Plum)

Tyler Mears (Latrobe) vs. Zeynul Zaynullayev (Mount Lebanon)


Quarterfinal Results


Devin Brown (Franklin Regional) dec. Vincent Distefanis (Hempfield) 13-0

Tristan Buxton (Trinity) dec. DeAdrian Carter (Baldwin) 8-2

Hunter Baxter (Pine-Richland) dec. Gage Nicolella (McGuffey) 6-0

Gage Curry (North Hills) dec. Alex Lynch (Seneca Valley) 6-0


Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional) tech. fall Matt Dean (Hempfield) 17-1, 3:03

Brendan Price (Canon McMillan) dec. Doug Gudenburr (Ringgold) 2-1

Tyler Kenny (Connellsville) dec. Chris Eddins (Greensburg Salem) 3-2 2OT

Luke Landefeld (North Allegheny) dec. Tyler Seliga (Belle Vernon) 11-0


Luke Pletcher (Latrobe) fall Mike Heinl (Shaler) 4:32

Kevin Kinyua (Mount Lebanon) dec. Scotty Stossel (North Allegheny) 5-0

Brendan Hasson (Belle Vernon) dec. Matt Oblock (Canon McMillan) 5-2

Shaun Wilson (Waynesburg) dec. Joe Blumer (Kiski Area) 9-2


Sam Krivus (Hempfield) tech. fall Mitchell Hartman (Belle Vernon) 18-3, 4:50

A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg) maj. dec. Phillip Mary (Peters Township) 13-0

Dom Forys (North Allegheny) maj. dec. Dom Giannangeli (Franklin Regional) 14-3

Dalton Macri (Canon McMillan) tech. fall Ryan Hardaway (Kiski Area) 21-5, 4:49


Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) dec. Austin Shaw (Greensburg Salem) 15-8

Jake Hinkson (North Allegheny) fall Jake Hartman (Shaler) 4:17

Ty Buckiso (Peters Township) dec. Darius Booker (Fox Chapel) 10-0

Cameron Coy (Penn Trafford) dec. Nino Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park) 1-0


Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional) maj. dec. Cody Houston (Butler) 17-7

Malachi Krenzelak (Canon McMillan) dec. Italo Merante (Peters Township) 3-2

Joey Alessandro (Hempfield) maj. dec. David Kelly (Pine Richland) 11-1

Vincenzo Joseph (Central Catholic) fall Michael Risnear (Penn Trafford) 2:18


Solomon Chishko (Canon McMillan) tech. fall Eric Green (Plum) 23-8, 4:06

Tony Palumbo (Central Catholic) dec. Corey Wilding (Upper St. Clair) 6-4

Jarod Verkleeren (Belle Vernon) fall Tyler Harris (McGuffey) 3:16

Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional) tech. fall Sammy Florentino (Peters Township) 23-8, 4:31


Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) tech. fall Jake Ardellitz (Kiski Area) 21-6, 5:50

John Cole (Central Catholic) dec. Nate Hall (West Allegheny) 5-4

Derek Verkleeren (Belle Vernon) dec. Shane Piper (Waynesburg) 8-4

Jake Shaffer (Latrobe) dec. Jeremiah Bortmas (Butler) 11-4


TeShan Campbell (Penn Hills) dec. Dominic Scalise (Latrobe) 4-0

Jonathan Avon (North Hills) dec. Devin Austin (Penn Trafford) 7-4

Austin Bell (Belle Vernon) dec. Brandon Yant (Franklin Regional) 5-1

Colin McCracken (Waynesburg) dec. Brendan Burnham (Pine Richland) 4-3


Noah WIlps (Charties Valley) dec. Brandon Dice (Albert Gallatin) 8-4

Mliton Kobaly (Belle Vernon) dec. Brandon Olszewski (Hampton) 5-4

Devin Fallenstein (Ringgold) maj. dec. Eli Grape (Upper St. Clair) 8-0

Kyle Coniker (Central Catholic) tech. fall Dakota Lange (Kiski Area) 15-0, 5:45


Zack Zavatsky (Latrobe) maj. dec. Zach Pasko (Greensburg Salem) 12-3

Ryan Hannon (Butler) dec. Tommy Provance (Connellsville) 5-2

Clay Byerly (North Allegheny) maj. dec. Elliott King (North Hills) 11-0

Kellan Stout (Mount Lebanon) dec. Mac Oberschelp (Peters Township) 6-0


Cole Macek (Montour) maj. dec. Bakhtiyar Zaynullaev (Mount Lebanon) 13-4

Nathan Turchick (Plum) dec. Robert West (Trinity) 8-3

Zach Smith (North Allegheny) fall Chad Kuhn (Kiski Area) 5:11

Andrew Phipps (Norwin) dec. Keegan Harris (Pine Richland) 9-5


Tyler Worthing (Kiski Area) fall Rich Giovanetti (Fox Chapel):51

Dereck Berberick (Greensburg Salem) dec. Pat Mayernick (Belle Vernon) 6-5 2OT

Dylan Davis (Latrobe) dec. Michael Roper (Chartiers Valley) 3-1

Fred Mantsch (Hempfield) dec. Will Bortmas (Butler) 7-0


Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area) fall Stephon Peake (Hopewell) 1:15

Stephen Turchick (Plum) dec. Brendan Furman (Canon McMillan) 3-2 OT UTB

Tyler Mears (Latrobe) dec. Zack Jablonski (Montour) 4-2

Zeynul Zaynullayev (Mount Lebanon) fall Shawn Devey (West Mifflin) 7:29 OT

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