Pennsylvania State Dual Team Rankings Released

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The 2019 Season is here and top programs from across Pennsylvania are only days away from their first competition.  That means we need to take a look at who will be some of the top dual teams in 2019. 

In Class AAA, District 11’s Bethlehem Catholic will be the team to catch as the returning PIAA State Dual Team Champions return a powerful line-up that includes five State Medalists. They will be chased down by the Cathedral Prep Ramblers who also return a formidable line up which includes four State Medalists. Kiski Area came close in 2018 and will return a solid core this season with four wrestlers who have made trips to Hershey. Council Rock South returns seven starters from last year who all qualified for the PIAA State Tournament. Don’t sleep on District 3 team Cedar Cliff. They return two PIAA State Medalists and two State Qualifiers.

You could probably flip a coin between the top two teams in Class AA as both Southern Columbia and Reynolds each return and reload with a ton of talent. Southern Columbia returns five PIAA State Qualifiers including three State Medalists. They also welcome in two freshmen who came in ranked #3 and #6 in the 2019 Top Incoming Freshmen Report. The Reynolds Raiders are in the hunt for their third straight PIAA Dual Team Championship with a line-up that includes two PIAA State Champions, two State Medalists and two State Qualifiers. Muncy burst onto the State scene last season and returns a number of State and Regional qualifiers. All Burrell does, in the WPIAL especially, is win. They will welcome back two sophomores who have PIAA State hardware and several PIAA State Qualifiers. Chestnut Ridge may not jump off the page at you but don’t sleep on them – especially with senior and 3-time State Medalist Jared McGill leading the charge.

Check out the full Top 25 ranked teams in each class here

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Class AAA Dual Team Rankings

 

#1 Bethlehem Catholic

 

Key Returners:

Matt Mayer (Soph – 126 lbs. State 4th); Kenny Herrmann (Jr. – 132 lbs. State 4th);  Ryan Anderson (Sr. – 145 lbs. State Champ); Cole Handlovic (Jr. – 152 lbs. State 6th); Luca Frinzi (Sr. – 160 lbs. State 7th); Joe Kurtz (Sr. – 195 lbs. Regional 5th); Jase Crouse (Sr. 285 lbs. Regional 6th) 

 

Key Additions:

Dante Frinzi (Fresh. – 106 lbs. TIF #12); Giovanni Bozzi (Fresh. – 113 lbs. TIF #HM); Evan Gleason (Soph. – 120 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

 

#2 Cathedral Prep

 

Key Returners:

Ben Tirpak (Jr. – 126 lbs. State Qualifier); Andrew Stark (Sr. – 138 lbs. State Qualifier); Paniro Johnson (Soph. – 145 lbs. State 8th); Carter Starocci (Sr. – 182 lbs. State Champ); Dorian Crosby (Jr. – 195 lbs. State 5th); Kawaun DeBoe (Sr. – 285 lbs. State 2nd) 

 

Key Additions:

Jacob Van Dee (Fresh. – 106 lbs. TIF #25); Kelyn Blossey (Fresh. – 160 lbs. TIF #71)

 

 

#3 Kiski Area

 

Key Returners:

Darren Miller (Sr. – 132 lbs. State 3rd); Cam Connor (Sr. – 152 lbs. State 7th); Jack Blumer (Jr. – 160 lbs. State Qualifier); Nick Delp (Jr. – 170 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Enzo Morlacci (Fresh. – 145 lbs. TIF #32); Brayden Roscosky (Soph. – 195 lbs. PJW State Champ); Stone Joseph (Fr. – 285 lbs. TIF #69)

 

 

#4 Council Rock South

 

Key Returners:

Kyle Waterman (Jr. – 106 lbs. State 5th); Max Mendez (Sr. – 120 lbs. State Qualifier); Shane Hanson-Ashworth (Sr. – 126 lbs. State Qualifier); Eric Woloshyn (Sr. – 152 lbs. State Qualifier)Cole Flanagan (Jr. – 170 lbs. State Qualifier); Nick Korbich (Sr. – 182 lbs. State Qualifier)Giani Gilch (Jr. – 195 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Matt Colajezzi (Fresh. – 160 lbs. TIF #HM)

 

 

#5 Cedar Cliff

 

Key Returners:

Aiden Lewis (S0. – 106 lbs. State Qualifier); JJ Wilson (Sr. – 126 lbs. State 4th); Michael Cassidy (Sr. – 138 lbs. State Qualifier); Donovon Ball (Sr. – 195 lbs. State 5th)

 

 

Class AA Dual Team Rankings

 

#1 Southern Columbia

 

Key Returners:

Patrick Edmondson (Soph – 132 lbs. State 6th); Cade Linn (Jr. – 160 lbs. State 7th)Cal Haladay (Jr. – 182 lbs. State Qualifier)Gaige Garcia (Jr. – 195 lbs. State 3rd); Lear Quinton (Jr. – 220 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Kole Bisco (Fresh. – 120 lbs. TIF #6); Gavin Garcia (Fresh. – 152 lbs. TIF #3); Dyer Stine (Soph. – 285 lbs. TIF #HM)

 

 

#2 Reynolds

 

Key Returners:

Gary Steen (Soph. – 106 lbs. State Champ); Beau Bayless (Sr. – 120 lbs. State Champ); Andrew Ischo (Sr. – 132 lbs. State 7th); Rocco Bartolo (Sr. – 138 lbs. State 3rd); Kaeden Berger (Soph. – 145 lbs. State Qualifier); Derrick Sheehan (Sr. – 285 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Kane Kettering (Fresh. – 113 lbs. TIF #HM)

 

 

#3 Muncy

 

Key Returners:

Jacob Blair (Jr. – 120 lbs. State 8th); Bryce Vollman (Sr. – 126 lbs. Regional 5th); Mario Barberio (Jr. – 132 lbs. Regional 5th); Christian Good (Jr. – 138 lbs. State Qualifier)Coleman Good (Sr. – 152 lbs. State Qualifier)Mike Kustanbauter (Sr. – 182 lbs. Regional 5th)

 

Key Additions:

Ty Nixon (Fresh. – 160 lbs. TIF #24)

 

 

#4 Burrell

 

Key Returners:

Trent Valovchik (Jr. – 113 lbs. State Qualifier); Ian Oswalt (Soph. – 126 lbs. State 4th); Bryan Gaul (Sr. – 132 lbs. State Qualifier); AJ Corrado (Soph. – 138 lbs. State 7th)Austin Mele (Sr. – 170 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Nick Salerno (Fresh. – 113 lbs. TIF #HM)

 

 

#5 Chestnut Ridge

 

Key Returners:

Jared McGill (Sr. – 182 lbs. State 3rd); Austin Crouse (Sr. – 195 lbs. State Qualifier)

 

Key Additions:

Luke Moore (Fresh. – 138 lbs. TIF #64)

 

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