Ranked wrestlers set to clash in Sheetz semifinals

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The semifinals of the Sheetz Holiday Classic will be highlighted by clashes between wrestlers from AA and AAA, with a 132-pound bout among the most intriguing.

St. Joseph’s Academy’s Caleb Dowling was listed as one of th

St. Joseph's Academy freshman Caleb Dowling looks for a fall over Penns Valley's Ryan Ripka during the Sheetz Holiday Classic on Dec. 16, 2016.

St. Joseph’s Academy freshman Caleb Dowling looks for a fall over Penns Valley’s Ryan Ripka during the Sheetz Holiday Classic on Dec. 16, 2016.

e Top Incoming Freshmen, and he hasn’t disappointed, with a 5-0 start to his career and a St. Marys Kickoff Classic title to his name. But the No. 6-ranked wrestler at 132 in AA will face his biggest test yet on Saturday at Mount Aloysius University in Cresson.

Tunkhannock’s Tommy Traver is the top seed at 132 pounds after going 38-10 as a freshman last season. He is ranked eighth at 138 in AAA.

The semifinals were originally scheduled for 11:45, but the start time likely will be pushed back by winter weather that is supposed to be worst during the morning.

Brackets and results can be found on FloArena.

Hazleton Area leads the team race after Day 1 of the Sheetz tournament with 98.5 points. St. Marys and Woodbridge (Virginia) are tied for second with 86 points each and Altoona is fourth with 85. Archbishop Wood rounds out the top five with 82 points.

Semifinals Pairings

106-Sergio Morales, Woodbridge (Va.) vs. Baylor Shunk, Penns Valley

David Evans, Tunkhannock, vs. T.J. England, Archbishop Wood

113-Josh Boozel, Mount Union vs. Zachary Macy, Chartiers Valley

 

Jacob Maurer, Hazleton vs. Garret Cornell, Everett

120-Tyler Dilley, St. Marys vs. Stephen Veneziale, Archbishop Wood

Byron Daubert, Forest Hills vs. Darren Yearick, Penns Valley

126-Nate Gaines, Woodbridge (Va.) vs. Chris Lasecki, Hazleton

Hunter Hileman, Altoona vs. Clayton Reed, Mifflinburg

132-Tommy Traver, Tunkhannock vs. Caleb Dowling, St. Joseph’s Academy

Anthony Martoccio, Hazelton vs. Al Miscovich, Mount Pleasant

138-Max Murin, Central Cambria vs. Nathan Swatz, Hollidaysburg

Alec Bittler, St. Marys vs. Jimmy Hoffman, Hazleton

145-Dallas Bulsak, South Park vs. Dalton Long, Hollidaysburg

Jared Hurd, Penns Valley s. John Mott, Commodore Perry

152-Cole Sossong, Portage vs. Garret Cook, St. Marys

Connor Law, Forest Hills vs. Sage Dixon, Tyrone

160-Robert Patrick, Ligonier Valley vs. Sahm Abdulrazzaq, Woodbridge (Va.)

Jake Carpenter, Shamokin vs. Cody Jenkins, South Allegheny

170-Harry Green, Archbishop Wood vs. Shane Noonan, Hazleton

Collin Eger, Chartiers Valley vs. Tyler Burlew, Corry

182-Brinton Simington, Altoona vs. Mason McCready, Hollidaysburg

Zxyon Betts, Woodbridge (Va). vs. Wes Graham, Everett

195-Carson Kinney, Hazleton vs. Luke Walter, Mifflinburg

Parker McClellan, Altoona vs. Caleb Castel, Central Cambria

220-Chris Edenfield, Laurel Highlands vs. Nate Simmers, Altoona

Shamil Zaynullaev, Chartiers Valley vs. Daymian Shoop, Williams Valley

285-Toby Cahill, Berlin Brothersvalley vs. Ian Minnich, Williams Valley

Sam Rishel, Mifflinburg vs. Hunter Gill, Hollidaysburg

About the Author:

Eric covers wrestling for The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and has written for a number of other publications through the years. A former Division I wrestler, he's covered more than a dozen PIAA tournaments and four NCAA tournaments. His Knops Knotes blog focuses primarily on Districts 5 and 6.

2 Comments

  1. Tom Traver 12/18/2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Thanks for your coverage of the Sheetz Holiday Classic.

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