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Owner & Operator of PA Power Wrestling • 2015 PA Wrestling "Person of the Year" • Former Central Dauphin Wrestler
  • 2017 OPEN: US OPEN: FRIDAY: FINALS

Jordan Oliver Leads Pennsylvania Wrestling at U.S. Open

LAS VEGAS – Jordan Oliver (Easton Area) leads a contingent of Pennsylvania wrestlers in Las Vegas at the 2017 U.S. Open (Photo of Oliver by Tony Rotundo of Wrestlers Are Warriors). The 3-time PIAA State Champion is the lone Keystone Wrestler who advanced into the Senior Men’s Freestyle Finals. Overall ten wrestlers from Pennsylvania are […]

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Pennsylvania Wrestlers Prepare for U.S. Open in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – The 2017 U.S. Open returns to Las Vegas this weekend and Pennsylvania Wrestling will be represented by some of the Nation’s best. The event is broken down into several different age and style divisions including Senior Men’s Freestyle and Junior Men’s Freestyle. The Keystone State will also be represented in the Senior […]

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Pennsylvania Claims 23 Champions at Ohio TOC

COLUMBUS – The largest one day tournament in the Nation is one that always finds Pennsylvania talent throughout – and 2017 was no different. In Columbus, Ohio at the 25th annual Ohio Tournament of Champions the Keystone State came away with 23 Champions across seven different age divisions.

Young talent from the Schoolboy division had a […]

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20 Pennsylvania Wrestlers Named NWCA All-Academics

MANHEIM – Not only do they excel against their competition on the wrestling mat but some of Pennsylvania’s best NCAA Division I wrestlers dominate in the classroom. A total of 20 wrestlers from the Keystone State were named to the 2017 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic list that showcases the Nation’s top performing student-athletes.

Of the […]

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1 on 1 with Pittsburgh Head Coach Keith Gavin: An Inside Look

PITTSBURGH – On Thursday PA Power Wrestling’s Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder sat down with newly hired head coach Keith Gavin at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. In just his second day operating in the new position Keith Gavin took time out of his day to speak about the path back to Pittsburgh and what lies ahead […]

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Nino Bonaccorsi Earns Major Decision Win for USA at Dream Team Dual

ELMHURST, IL – Pennsylvania wrestler Nino Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park) was one of two wrestlers from the Keystone State selected to compete for Team USA at the 2017 Cliff Keen Dream Team Classic Dual. The 2-time Pennsylvania State Runner-up was joined by 2-time PIAA State Champion Brian Courtney (Athens Area).

For Bonaccorsi it was his second All-Star […]

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Keystone State Earns 5 FloNationals Championship Belts and 34 Medalists

INDIANA, PA – In what has become one of the Nation’s most premier off-season tournaments the eighth annual FloNationals featured Pennsylvania’s best in their home state. Overall Team Pennsylvania left the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Complex on the campus of IUP with five overall National Champions and a total of 34 medalists.

Leading the charge for […]

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Pennsylvania Advances 41 into FloNationals Quarterfinals

INDIANA, PA – A total of 41 wrestlers from the Keystone State have advanced into the 2017 FloNationals Quarterfinals setting up several head-to-head matches between Pennsylvania studs.

Both PIAA State Champions at 106 lbs. this season, Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) and Beau Bayless (Reynolds) each advanced into the quarters in addition to four wrestlers at 113 […]

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Pennsylvania Wrestling Sending Strong Contingent to FloNationals

INDIANA, PA – Last season Pennsylvania Wrestling had a fantastic showing at the 2016 FloNationals coming away with seven Tournament Champions and 25 overall Medalists. Two Champions from 2016 will return to defend their titles as Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia) and Sammy Sasso (Nazareth Area) each try to make it two in a row at […]

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Pennsylvania’s Chris Wright and Gavin Hoffman win NHSCA Junior Nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH – For the second year in a row both Chris Wright (Central Dauphin) and Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville) are leaving the NHSCA Nationals in Virginia Beach as Champions. In 2016, competing in the Sophomore Nationals, Chris Wright had an impressive run to the National Title at 113 lbs. while Gavin Hoffman dominated his way […]

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