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Anthony Walters Makes College Commitment Live Plus Guest AJ Schopp

PAP27: 2-time PIAA State Finalist and Bishop McCort star Anthony Walters makes his college announcement on the PA Power Podcast and talks about his decision. Hosts Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder debate who would be on their Mount Rushmore of Pennsylvania Wrestling.

Pennsylvania State Champion and 2-time All-American AJ Schopp (Tyrone Area) stops by to talk about […]

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PA Power Podcast: Post-Fargo Thoughts and Debate with Guest John Strittmatter

PAP26: The PA Power Wrestling pair Jeff Upson and Eric Knopsnyder return from Fargo and give a recap on Team Pennsylvania’s performance and the State of Freestyle/Greco-Roman Wrestling in the Keystone State. 

They breakdown a seven year average on All-Americans from PA and discuss what the PAWF can do to improve numbers. Guest John Strittmatter of Young […]

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Greco Champion Starocci Leads 7 Pennsylvania Cadet Double All-Americans

FARGO, ND – After an extended stay in Fargo for the Cadet National Championships Team Pennsylvania capped their trip by earning eleven All-Americans and finishing third in the team race. Seven of those wrestlers became Cadet Double All-Americans taking home both Freestyle and Greco-Roman hardware. Leading the Cadets was PIAA State runner-up Carter Starocci (Cathedral […]

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Fargo Junior Freestyle Nationals Conclude with Eight All-Americans for Team PA

FARGO, ND – Although it wasn’t how Team Pennsylvania wanted to end their Fargo Junior National Freestyle Championship there is much to be celebrated for the Keystone State. Overall eight Team Pennsylvania Junior wrestlers came away with hardware including two runner-ups.

At 113 lbs. Pottsville Area wrestler Nick Onea, who in 2017 was a PIAA State […]

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Pennsylvania’s Cadet Women Earn Three Fargo All-Americans

FARGO, ND – While most of the day’s attention was spent on the Junior Men’s Finals and medal round matches Pennsylvania’s Cadet Women did battle inside the Fargodome on Tuesday. Pennsylvania earned three Cadet Women All-Americans with Caitlyn Walker (Wyoming Seminary) and Kayla Kehr (Spring Grove) taking fourth while Jillian Bruno (East Stroudsburg) finished in 

Competing […]

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Trent Hidlay Steamrolls His Way Into Fargo Junior National Finals

FARGO, N.D. – Trent Hidlay is excited to be in the finals of the Marines Junior Freestyle National Championship, but he knows there’s one giant step left in achieving his goal at the Fargodome.

He’ll have Maryland’s Aaron Brooks in the 170-pound title match on Tuesday. And, just like he always does, he’ll write B2W – […]

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Carter Starocci Captures Cadet Freestyle National Championship

FARGO, N.D. – Carter Starocci never stopped working – not after finishing second in the PIAA tournament, not after outscoring opponents 48-2 on his way to the finals of the Marines Cadet National Championship and not even when the coveted “stop sign” awarded to freestyle champions was just a few seconds away.

True to his style, […]

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Carter Starocci Leads 12 All-Americans Into Cadet Medal Rounds

FARGO, N.D. – It’s ironic that Carter Starocci has had a stop sign on his mind since he arrived at the Marines Cadet National Championships in Fargo last week.

If there’s one thing that the Cathedral Prep rising junior hasn’t done, it’s stop. He’s gone full-speed ahead through the first two days of the tournament, and […]

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Team Pennsylvania Set to Earn 12 Cadet Freestyle All-Americans in Fargo

FARGO, ND – Despite having a dismal quarterfinal round going only 2 for 7 Team Pennsylvania bounced back in the consolation round to come away with 12 Cadet Freestyle All-Americans in Fargo. 


Pennsylvania Semifinalists

152 – Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep) 

170 – Gerrit Nijenhuis (Canon-McMillan) 

Pennsylvania All-Americans

94 – Sheldon Seymour (Troy Area) 

106 – Ryan Miller (Blair Academy)

120 – Marckis Branford (Wilson Area)

132 – Carter Tuttle (Wyoming Seminary) 

138 – Michael Kistler (Northampton Area)

145 – Luca Frinzi (Bethlehem Catholic)

152 – Aurelius Dunbar (Mercersburg Academy)

182 – Darrien Roberts (Wyoming Seminary) 

220 – Hunter Catka (Sun Valley) 

285 – Colby […]

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Carter Starocci, Gerrit Nijenhuis Advance to Cadet Fargo Semifinals

FARGO, ND – The semifinal round of the Cadet freestyle competition didn’t go as planned for Team Pennsylvania, as Keystone State wrestlers went 2-7, but the two who did advance – Carter Starocci and Gerrit Nijenhuis – did so in dominant fashion.

Cathedral Prep’s Starocci scored a 10-0 tech fall over Ohio’s Jax Leonard in the […]

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