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Top 32 Pound-4-Pound Pennsylvania Wrestlers

# Name Weight Year Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
1 Trent Hidlay 170 12 S1 38-0 S2 39-4 SQ 35-7 112 11 Mifflin County Third
2 Julian Chlebove 126 11 S1 37-1 S1 43-2 80 3 Northampton Area Third
3 Cody Mulligan 182 12 S1 46-3 S6 41-7 SQ 40-6 127 16 Saegertown
4 Beau Bartlett 126 10 NP1 31-2 31 2 Wyoming Seminary
5 Sam Hillegas 126 10 S1 43-0 43 0 North Hills
6 Jaret Lane 120 12 S1 48-0 S2 46-2 S5 40-6 134 8 Southern Columbia Area
7 Josh Stillings 182 12 S2 37-5 S4 44-9 SQ 39-12 120 26 Pennridge
8 Ryan Vulakh 138 11 INEL S8 41-7 41 7 Pope John Paul II Fifth
9 Edmond Ruth 160 11 S1 40-0 S8 31-10 71 10 Susquehanna Twp
10 Doug Zapf 120 12 S1 45-2 SQ 33-9 RQ 31-13 109 24 Downingtown West
11 Dalton Group 182 12 S2 37-2 S7 40-3 SQ 36-14 113 19 Susquenita
12 Gerrit Nijenhuis 160 10 S3 46-7 46 7 Canon-McMillan
13 Robert Patrick 170 12 S2 38-2 SQ 37-4 S2 35-8 110 14 Ligonier Valley
14 Louis Newell 126 12 S2 41-5 S2 39-5 S8 35-9 115 19 Seneca Valley
15 JoJo Aragona 132 11 NJ S2 29-3 NJ S2 32-1 61 4 Pope John Paul XXIII Second
16 Chris Wright 126 12 S4 46-6 S4 43-9 S7 40-9 129 24 Central Dauphin
17 Thayne Lawrence 145 10 S3 37-6 37 6 Frazier
18 Darrien Roberts 182 11 NP3 29-4 RQ 28-6 57 10 Wyoming Seminary
19 Logan Macri 120 12 S5 42-8 SQ 40-8 SQ 31-12 113 28 Canon-McMillan Fifth
20 Gabe Miller 138 11 S3 44-1 SQ 40-10 84 11 Pequea Valley
21 Ed Scott 126 10 S3 39-2 39 2 DuBois Area
22 Bronson Garber 126 11 S4 44-3 S5 38-6 82 9 Upper Dauphin Area
23 Andrew Cerniglia 126 10 S4 25-7 25 7 Nazareth Area
24 Drew Munch 113 10 NP1 28-7 28 7 Wyoming Seminary
25 Chase Anklam 160 12 S6 33-6 S6 40-6 SQ 29-9 102 21 Pen Argyl Area
26 Jared Papcsy 138 12 S4 37-15 D6 28-12 9-8 74 35 Bethlehem Catholic
27 Andrew Wert 132 12 S6 44-6 SQ 39-12 S5 38-6 121 24 Central Dauphin Eighth
28 Caleb Dowling 138 10 S4 39-8 39 8 St. Joseph’s Academy
29 Luke Nichter 160 10 S6 32-11 32 11 Chambersburg Area
30 Beau Bayless 113 11 S1 34-4 S4 38-9 72 13 Reynolds
31 Kollin Myers 145 11 S5 37-10 S2 45-7 82 17 Boiling Springs
32 Aurelius Dunbar 152 10 NP6 10 23 6 Mercersburg Academy

Pennsylvania’s Super 32 Entries

Weight 106 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 16 Placed 2014 – 15 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Matt Ross 9 0 0 Pottsville
Adam Jacob 10 13-6 13 6 East Pennsboro
Gable Strickland 9 0 0 Benton Area
John Consorti 12 D6 30-5 S8 27-10 RQ 34-6 91 21 Wilson Area
Ruston Dzielak 9 0 0 Cumberland Valley
Wiley Kahler 10 25-10 25 10 Pottsville Area
Maximos Stedeford 9 0 0 North Allegheny
Kurtis Phipps 10 S7 36-5 36 5 Norwin
Conner Redinger 9 0 0 Quaker Valley
Gary Steen 9 0 0 Reynolds
Dylan Chappell 9 0 0 Seneca Valley
Joseph Fischer 9 0 0 South Park
Nathan Lucier 9 0 0 Coatesville
Matt Sarbo 9 0 0 Altoona
Robert Lawlor 11 10-3 0-0 10 3 Father Judge
Gunnar Wagner 9 0 0 Northampton Area
Trenton Donahue 10 SQ 36-4 36 4 DuBois Area
Matt Vulakh 8 0 0 Pope John Paul II
Amonn Ohl 9 0 0 St Joesph’s Catholic Academy

At 106 lbs. Pennsylvania will have several new faces competing with 13 freshmen registered to compete in the Super 32 including Mars Qualifier Champion Matt Sarbo (Altoona Area). Sophomore and returning PIAA State Medalist Kurtis Phipps (Norwin) will look to make some noise in Greensboro in addition to Wilson senior John Consorti who was a PIAA State Medalist in 2016. Consorti wrestled anywhere between 113 lbs. and 126 bs. last season so it remains to be seen if he will actually be down at 106 lbs. for the Super 32. Of the multiple rookies competing I will be keeping a close eye on former PJW State Champions Gary Steen (Reynolds), Conner Redinger (Quaker Valley), Amon Ohl (St. Joseph’s Catholic), Dylan Chappell (Seneca Valley), and Joey Fischer (South Park). Watch out for eighth grader Matt Vulakh who is the younger brother of PIAA State Medalist and Super 32 Medalist Ryan Vulakh (Pope John Paul II). 106 lbs. is a tough weight to predict with so many unknowns but I would be surprised if Pennsylvania came away with a medal based on the the field. Please prove me wrong!  

Weight 113 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Terez Swell 9 0 0 Montgomery Area
Kyle Burkholder 11 SQ 28-6 RQ 9-4 37 10 Hempfield Area
Matt Maloney 11 R5 36-5 24-14 60 19 Liberty
Sammy Segers 11 D4 19-14 11-17 30 31 Scranton Preparatory
Frankie Bonura 12 S5 44-5 RQ 32-8 0-0 76 13 Moon Area
Nathan Ridgley 9 0 0 Gettysburg Area
Marco DiBattista 12 SQ 28-6 D5 27-3 RQ 31-7 86 16 Plymouth Whitemarsh
Cole Wilson 10 SQ 28-4 28 4 Northeastern
Giani Martini 9 0 0 Trinity
Josh Boozel 12 S2 33-7 SQ 41-5 D5 27-11 101 23 Mount Union Area
Nick Onea 11 SQ 36-12 R5 36-9 72 21 Pottsville Area
Ryan Crookham 8 0 0 Saucon Valley
Bobby Hebel 9 0 0 Nazareth Area
Tal-Reese Flemming 11 27-8 0-0 27 8 Liberty
Drew Munch 10 NP1 28-7 28 7 Wyoming Seminary
Ryan Sullivan 11 S2 39-4 12-5 51 9 Shaler Area
Liam Logue 11 SQ 38-7 RQ 28-14 66 21 Father Judge
Beau Bayless 11 S1 34-4 S4 38-9 72 13 Reynolds
Brock McMillen 9 0 0 Glendale

The group of wrestlers heading south at 113 lbs. include some notable names from the Keystone State including a National Prep Champion, PIAA State Champion, and two State Finalists. Pennsylvania has some serious contenders for top eight finishes at 113 lbs. with National Prep Champion and Wyoming Seminary sophomore Drew Munch leading the charge. Munch went (2-2) last season at 106 lbs. in Greensboro falling to Doug Zapf in the consolation round. Class 2A State Champion Beau Bayless (Reynolds) will look to make his name known on the National scene in addition to a pair of PIAA State Finalists in Ryan Sullivan (Shaler Area) and Josh Boozel (Mount Union).

Moon senior Frankie Bonura went (3-2) at the Super 32 in 2016 and was PIAA State Medalist in Hershey. He will be focused on impressing college coaches in the stands. Additionally there are five wrestlers at 113 lbs. who were State Qualifiers last season. The name fans will become accustomed to in the coming years is Ryan Crookham (Saucon Valley) who is only an eighth grader but already considered a top youth name. Crookham dominated his way to a PJW Junior High State Championship in 2017 at 97 lbs. Last season Crookham travelled to Greensboro and not only came away with a Middle School Championship Belt but also was named the Tournament’s OW. Crookham will be a threat to the veterans and could pull off some big time wins. Freshman Brock McMillen of Glendale, a 2017 PJW Junior High State Champion, is an established wrestler who should fare well.

Weight 120 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Cameron Enriquez 11 S6 33-5 SQ 30-15 63 20 Stroudsburg
Cade Balestrini 10 SQ 32-6 32 6 Shikellamy
Jason Geyer 11 RQ 26-12 24-12 50 24 Seneca Valley
Ty Cymmerman 9 0 0 Derry Area
Logan Ninos 12 D6 20-15 D6 23-13 21-14 64 42 Northampton Area
Eamonn Logue 10 R5 32-15 32 15 Father Judge
Logan Macri 12 S5 42-8 SQ 40-8 SQ 31-12 113 28 Canon-McMillan Fifth
Lincoln Heck 10 15-3 15 3 Wyoming Seminary
Ayden Miller 9 0 0 Cambridge Springs
Darren Miller 11 S3 47-4 RQ 36-7 83 11 Kiski Area
Brandon Meredith 12 SQ 36-8 S4 37-9 RQ 34-12 107 29 Spring Ford
Raven Womer 10 2-0 2 0 Pottsville Area
Manny Dovshek 12 SQ 30-7 SQ 27-14 D2 30-9 87 30 Bentworth
Kaeden Berger 9 0 0 Reynolds
Doug Zapf 12 S1 45-2 SQ 33-9 RQ 31-13 109 24 Downingtown West
Christian Fisher 11 S8 31-9 RQ 21-5 52 14 Mifflin County
Austin Burkhart 12 SQ 37-9 NY-6 35-6 NY-1 40-3 112 18 Athens Area
Marckis Branford 11 SQ 32-11 24-12 56 23 Wilson Area
Killian Delaney 10 SQ 39-11 39 11 West Chester Henderson
Jaret Lane 12 S1 48-0 S2 46-2 S5 40-6 134 8 Southern Columbia Area
Ritchie Markulics 11 S5 44-5 S8 34-9 78 14 Notre Dame-Green Pond
Zack Witmer 9 0 0 St Joesph’s Catholic Academy
Jimmy Gwyer 11 SQ 29-19 13-17 42 36 Bethlehem Center
Brandon Kassis 11 4-2 28-3 32 5 Parkland
Sean Pierson 11 S4 27-7 31-7 58 14 Nazareth Area
Frederick Junko 10 RQ 27-19 27 19 North Allegheny

Two Pennsylvania studs who each committed to continue their careers at Division I programs will be in contention for a Super 32 Belt and top eight finish. PIAA State Champions Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia) and Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) each fell short of a medal in 2016 with Jaret Lane falling to Minnesota stud Patrick McKee in the consolation round. In 2016 Logan Macri (Canon-McMillan) was a takedown in overtime away from being a Super 32 Finalist falling (5-3 SV) to New Jersey’s Robert Howard in the 113 lbs. semifinals and finishing in fifth place. This season at 120 lbs. Logan will be hoping to have the same success after earning his first PIAA State Medal in March 2017. A pair of District XI grapplers and PIAA State Medalists are each looking to separate themselves from the field. Cameron Enriquez (Stroudsburg) went (5-2) at the Super 32 last season and was sixth in the State at 113 lbs. last March. Nazareth Area junior Sean Pierson was fourth in the State and should challenge the top competition in Greensboro. Don’t sleep on yet another District XI wrestler with junior Brandon Kassis (Parkland) who owns a career win over Jaret Lane in the 2016 ETR Finals. He missed 90% of last season. A name fans will get to know is Zack Witmer (St. Joseph’s Catholic) who is a PJW Junior High State Champion and one of the top freshmen of 2017-2018. 

Weight 126 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Ed Scott 10 S3 39-2 39 2 DuBois Area
Andrew Cerniglia 10 S4 25-7 25 7 Nazareth Area
Josh Mason 12 SQ 40-8 25-4 25-6 90 18 Blue Mountain
Julian Chlebove 11 S1 37-1 S1 43-2 80 3 Northampton Area Third
Zach McCann 11 RQ 22-9 13-13 35 22 Franklin Super 32al
Kibwe McNair 10 RQ 32-7 32 7 Methacton
Kenny Herrmann 10 S7 38-15 38 15 Bethlehem Catholic
Bryce Brennan 10 RQ 21-15 21 15 Red Land
John Halbrendt 11 19-14 13-16 32 30 Gettysburg Area
Joe Mwerte 11 RQ 27-10 RQ 16-27 43 37 Brashear
Dalton Rohrbaugh 12 SQ 32-5 S3 43-2 SQ 32-6 107 13 Spring Grove Area
Jacob Early 11 RQ 30-5 RQ 28-8 58 13 Hopewell
Chris Wright 12 S4 46-6 S4 43-9 S7 40-9 129 24 Central Dauphin
Beau Bartlett 10 NP1 31-2 31 2 Wyoming Seminary
Louis Newell 12 S2 41-5 S2 39-5 S8 35-9 115 19 Seneca Valley
Joshua Jones 11 S5 44-9 SQ 28-15 72 24 Saucon Valley
Cal Schoffstall 10 SQ 30-17 30 17 Tri-Valley
Sam Hillegas 10 S1 43-0 43 0 North Hills
Nick Dolak 12 0-0 SQ 33-12 R5 34-13 67 25 Parkland
Chris Horton 12 R6 31-10 30-9 16-20 77 39 Athens Area
Colton Camcho 11 SQ 35-9 20-5 55 14 Franklin Super 32al
Connor Quinn 10 25-2 25 2 Owen J. Roberts
Lukas Richie 11 SQ 36-5 R6 40-10 76 15 Downingtown East
Bronson Garber 11 S4 44-3 S5 38-6 82 9 Upper Dauphin Area

So 126 lbs. is loaded – not just overall but the Pennsylvania participants alone are scary. 2x PIAA State Champion Julian Chlebove of Northampton will be looking to improve on his third place finish at the Super 32 last season but will have his hands full with some fellow Keystone State wrestlers. Undefeated PIAA State Champion Sammy Hillegas is moving up from 113 lbs. where he was last season as a rookie. Ironman Champion and National Prep Champion Beau Bartlett (Wyoming Seminary) makes it an even better weight class where he is looking to continue making strides. 2x PIAA State Runner-up Louis Newell (Seneca Valley) has committed to Pittsburgh and the senior will try to make his mark on the National scene. Sophomores and PIAA State Medalists Ed Scott (DuBois Area) and Andrew Cerniglia (Nazareth Area) add even more depth to such a deep weight. 3x PIAA State Medalist and recent Rider commit Chris Wright (Central Dauphin) is ranked #13 in the Nation by Flo and should be in contention for a top eight finish. Fellow District 3 wrestler Bronson Garber is hoping to improve on his performance at the Super 32 last season as the 2x PIAA State Medalist went (2-2) in 2016.

Weight 132 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Zach Macy 11 RQ 24-9 RQ 28-8 52 17 Chartiers Valley
Ty Linsenbigler 9 0 0 Hempfield Ara
Ryan Anderson 11 S3 31-5 20-5 51 10 Bethlehem Catholic Seventh
Tyler Williams 11 INJ SQ 29-5 29 5 Souderton Area
Antonio Amelio 9 0 0 Seneca Valley
Andrew Wert 12 S6 44-6 SQ 39-12 S5 38-6 121 24 Central Dauphin Eighth
Zack Wright 10 21-5 21 5 Hampton
JoJo Aragona 11 NJ S2 29-3 NJ S2 32-1 61 4 Pope John Paul XXIII Second
Cole Rhone 12 S2 38-5 SQ 29-13 19-15 86 33 Benton Area
Cole Grove 11 R5 21-15 RQ 22-15 43 30 Chambersburg Area
Spencer Runshaw 11 20-12 R6 26-7 46 19 Chambersburg Area
Zach Glenn 12 S7 32-8 S5 39-8 1-0 72 16 Bethlehem Catholic
Jeffrey Boyd 11 SQ 13-6 SQ 22-11 35 17 McDowell
Caleb Morris 12 SQ 35-6 SQ 35-8 SQ 35-10 105 24 Waynesburg Central
Kenneth Kiser 10 SQ 40-10 40 40 Saegertown
Jared Papcsy 12 S4 37-15 D6 28-12 9-8 74 35 Bethlehem Catholic
Steven Sorbin 12 RQ 26-13 RQ 22-15 RQ 23-11 71 39 Brookville Area
Ryan O’Grady 12 R5 39-13 SQ 33-16 15-7 87 36 Nazareth Area
Aidan Hager 11 1-5 1-1 2 6 Boyertown Area
Tyler Anderson 9 0 0 Pequea Valley
Nathan Higley 9 0 0 Sullivan County
Bryce Gonzalez 10 D6 31-13 31 13 Pottsville Area
Logan Wise 12 RQ 19-9 7-13 0-0 26 22 Mifflin County
Anthony Steinmeyer 11 RQ 20-14 28-12 48 26 Wilson

At 132 lbs. 2015 Super 32 Finalist Jo Jo Aragona (Milford, PA) is hoping to get back to the finals but will have tough competition from fellow Keystone State wrestlers including PIAA State Medalist and Ironman runner-up Ryan Anderson (Bethlehem Catholic). Anderson’s teammate Zach Glenn, a 2x PIAA State Medalist, adds depth to the weight-class as well as PIAA State Runner-up Cole Rhone of Benton Area. Central Dauphin’s Andrew Wert already has a Super 32 Medal to his name and he returns to Greensboro a senior who is committed to Army. Keep an eye on 3x PIAA State Qualifier Caleb Morris (Waynesburg Central) and rookie Ty Linsenbigler (Hempfield Area).

Weight 138 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Nick Alejandro 9 0 0 East Stroudsburg South
Ryan Dellicompagni 12 RQ 22-19 13-10 0-0 35 29 Coatesville Area
Cameron Connor 11 SQ 38-11 RQ 35-11 73 22 Kiski Area
Cole Handlovic 10 INJ 10-5 10 5 Bethlehem Catholic
Ryan Vulakh 11 INEL S8 41-7 41 7 Pope John Paul II Fifth
Ceaser Fountain 11 RQ 33-8 22-8 55 16 Father Judge
Drew Valsnik 10 23-12 23 12 Seneca Valley
Hunter Burke 9 0 0 Lake Lehman
Nathan Swartz 12 SQ 32-7 D5 17-10 D6 17-17 66 34 Hollidaysburg Area
Dontae Constable 12 SQ 25-16 12-22 0-0 37 38 Brookville Area
Drew Clearie 9 0 0 Nazareth Area
Antonio Petrucelli 11 R6 30-15 30 15 Owen J. Roberts
Jobe Chishko 12 SQ 39-8 S7 33-4 SQ 30-10 102 22 Penn Trafford
Caleb Dowling 10 S4 39-8 39 8 St. Joseph’s Academy
Gabe Miller 11 S3 44-1 SQ 40-10 84 11 Pequea Valley
Grayson Charles 12 RQ 23-6 RQ 24-13 RQ 21-14 68 33 Solanco

The biggest PA name here might be one who didn’t wrestle in the state tournament last season. Ryan Vulakh was an eighth-place finisher for North Penn in 2016, but was ruled ineligible by the PIAA a year ago after transferring to Pope John Paul II. He did, however, place fifth at Super 32, and he’ll be looking to move up on the podium. Peaquea Valley’s Gabe Miller should also contend for a top-eight finish after going 44-1 and placing third in the state as a sophomore. Caleb Dowling placed fourth in AA as a freshman last season, with both of his losses coming to Miller. Kiski Area’s Cameron Connor, Hollidaysburg Area’s Nathan Swartz, Brookville Area’s Dontae Constable and Penn-Trafford’s Job Chishko were state qualifiers in March.

Weight 145 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Luke Pipa 12 INJ 0-0 SQ 29-13 SQ 26-10 55 23 Bishop McDevitt
Nick Lilley 12 SQ 37-13 RQ 14-10 18-17 69 40 Downingtown West
Colby Morris 11 RQ 22-16 RQ 25-12 47 28 Waynesburg Central
Mike Cusick 12 RQ 36-11 RQ 31-15 1-0 68 26 South Fayette
Colby Keane 10 21-7 21 7 Bradford
Evan Courts 10 RQ 26-14 26 14 St. Joseph’s Academy
Luca Frinzi 11 SQ 28-18 0-0 28 18 Bethlehem Catholic
Alex Hornfeck 12 RQ 31-3 RQ 30-5 RQ 30-7 91 15 Mars Area
Jason Jones 12 SQ 42-11 SQ 33-17 SQ 45-15 120 43 Saucon Valley
Coltin Jezioro 11 RQ 27-11 RQ 26-12 53 23 Peters Township
Nick Montalbano 11 RQ 22-13 20-15 42 28 Seneca Valley
Chris Hisey 12 NPQ 42-12 32-15 NPQ 44-11 118 38 Malvern Prep
Michael Kistler 11 RQ 22-14 8-11 30 25 Northampton Area
Trenton Harder 10 RQ 22-17 22 17 Bermudian Springs
Julian Simmons 10 13-17 13 17 Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy
Shane Quick 10 24-16 24 16 Pottsville Area
Thayne Lawrence 10 S3 37-6 37 6 Frazier
Kollin Myers 11 S5 37-10 S2 45-7 82 17 Boiling Springs
Jack Blumer 10 RQ 26-12 26 12 Kiski Area
Nick Bradley 10 SQ 25-15 25 15 Kennard Dale
Seth Koleno 12 S5 34-5 S7 30-8 SQ 31-6 95 19 Bald Eagle Area
Tate Nichter 9 0 0 Chambersburg
Mike Zawaski 11 5-17 0-0 5 17 Pottsville
Colton Babcock 12 SQ 28-9 R5 16-14 8-9 52 32 Benton Area

Three PIAA placewinners from 2017 check in here and will be looking to make their mark on the national stage. Thayne Lawrence of Frazier took third at states as a freshman, finishing behind Max Murin and Cole Matthews in a loaded 138-pound bracket. Kollin Myers of Boiling Springs fell to fifth place in March after making the PIAA finals a year earlier. Seth Koleno, who was a fifth-place finisher for Bald Eagle Area, went 3-2 in Greensboro a year ago. Malvern Prep’s Chris Hisey was a National Prep qualifier while Bethlehem Catholic’s Luca Frinzi, Saucon Valley’s Jason Jones, Kennard-Dale’s Nick Bradley and Benton’s Colton Babcock were state qualifiers. Bishop McDevitt’s Luke Pipa is a two-time state qualifier who missed all of last season with an injury.

Weight 152 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Aurelius Dunbar 10 NP6 23-6 23 6 Mercersburg Academy
Cole Rees 9 0 0 Wyoming Seminary
William Evanitsky 12 S5 42-6 RQ 31-7 RQ 31-10 104 23 Scranton
Alex Koenig 12 NPQ 26-8 NPQ 37-13 31-15 94 36 William Penn Charter School
Braden Goodman 11 11-23 8-20 19 44 Pottsville
Clayton Ulrey 10 SQ 30-6 30 6 Lower Dauphin
Trey Kibe 9 0 0 Mifflin County
Keegan Rothrock 10 RQ 24-13 24 13 Bellefonte Area
Caleb Hetrick 12 S7 43-5 S8 30-12 SQ 19-14 92 31 Brookville Area
Dillon Keane 11 RQ 24-3 RQ 18-11 42 14 Bradford Area
Ben Huber 12 23-7 D6 25-11 27-8 75 26 Freedom
Hunter Keman 12 RQ 26-8 RQ 27-11 8-12 61 31 Bethel Park
A.J. Wilson 12 SQ 18-4 18-6 RQ 21-6 57 16 Solanco
Warren Young 12 18-15 4-6 0-0 22 21 Plymouth Whitemarsh
Trey Howard 11 RQ 31-9 RQ 25-14 56 23 Waynesburg Central
Nico Marsico 12 RQ 31-7 RQ 26-15 RQ 16-19 73 41 Montour
Dan Mancini 11 SQ 37-14 RQ 29-11 66 25 Owen J. Roberts
Tanner Updegraff 10 INJ 12-7 12 7 Bishop McDevitt

There are no household names at 152 lbs. but several wrestlers should make it interesting with guys like 2x PIAA State Medalist Caleb Hetrick and Scranton’s State Medlaist William Evanitsky. Sophomore Aurelius Dunbar (Mercersburg) has been solid throughout the summer and could knock-off some higher ranked upperclassmen. Keep an eye on two rookies here; Cole Rees (Wyoming Seminary) and Trey Kibe (Mifflin County). Rees is an accomplished youth wrestler who is should make an impact for Sem right away.

Weight 160 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Jason Montgomery 12 S7 37-11 0-0 RQ 26-15 63 26 Bethel Park
Gerrit Nijenhuis 10 S3 46-7 46 7 Canon-McMillan
Quentin Milliken 12 SQ 42-7 SQ 35-13 SQ 24-10 101 30 Cumberland Valley
Ray Martin 12 D5 29-13 18-13 25-15 72 41 West Chester Henderson
Nick Delp 10 RQ 31-12 31 12 Kiski Area
Tyler Stoltzfus 10 SQ 40-12 40 12 Mifflinburg Area
Luke Nichter 10 S6 32-11 32 11 Chambersburg Area
Tanner Schaller 10 0-0 0 0 Central
Drake Brenize 12 SQ 31-12 RQ 24-15 21-14 76 41 Chambersburg Area
Chase Anklam 12 S6 33-6 S6 40-6 SQ 29-9 102 21 Pen Argyl Area
Jon Hoover 11 RQ 32-18 RQ 7-9 39 27 North Allegheny
Luke Ewing 12 RQ 34-10 9-3 0-0 43 13 Greensburg Salem
Caden Wright 10 D6 26-7 26 7 Emmaus
Edmond Ruth 11 S1 40-0 S8 31-10 71 10 Susquehanna Twp

There will be a ton of PA Power at 160 lbs. in Greensboro with names like Ruth, Nijenhuis, and Anklam. Despite the depth there are no wrestlers from Pennsylvania competing in the Super 32 who are currently ranked in the Nation by Flo. Undefeated PIAA State Champion Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Twp.) is hoping to change that after the weekend as he competes alongside several studs from PA. PIAA State Third Place Medalist Gerrit Nijenhuis (Canon-McMillan) should certainly be in that conversation as well as 2x PIAA State Medalist Chase Anklam who recently committed to Army. 3x PIAA State Qualifier Quentin Milliken (Trinity) is a journeyman who should hold his own against the field. Returning PIAA State Medalists Jason Montgomery (Bethel Park) and Luke Nichter (Chambersburg Area) are each capable of making deep runs.

Weight 170 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Jeff Market 10 RQ 18-10 RQ 15-9 33 19 Peters Township
Zae Kirk 11 3-16 0-0 3 16 Chambersburg Area
Robert Patrick 11 S2 38-2 SQ 37-4 S2 35-8 110 14 Ligonier Valley
Kyle Homet 11 SQ 34-8 SQ 32-10 RQ 26-14 92 32 Waynesburg Central
Cole Painter 11 R5 39-13 30-12 20-13 89 38 Pottsville Area
Trent Hidlay 11 S1 38-0 S2 39-4 SQ 35-7 112 11 Mifflin County
Christopher Langan 12 RQ 25-14 18-16 0-0 43 30 Abington Heights
Keegan Forsythe 11 10-15 8-13 1-11 19 39 Quaker Valley

The #1 ranked wrestler in the Nation at 170 lbs., Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County), is slotted to compete in the Super 32 where he is hoping to grab his first career Championship Belt. Last season Trent was third in Greensboro but is the favorite in 2017. He was an undefeated PIAA State Champion and is one of the biggest names in the Nation still on the market. He is one of four wrestlers ranked in the Top 10 in the Nation by Flo at 170 lbs. including junior Chris Foca (New Jersey) who was fifth at the Super 32 last year. Pennsylvania will also feature 2x PIAA State Runner-up Robert Patrick (Ligonier Valley) who recently committed to Virginia. Last season Patrick went (2-2) at the Super 32 but comes in ranked #20 in the Nation by Flo and could sneak on to the podium. Senior and 2x PIAA State Qualifier Kyle Homet (Waynesburg Central) will also be looking to knock off some top ranked wrestlers to get onto the podium.

Weight 182 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Nate Bradley 12 SQ 34-11 SQ 22-12 24-12 80 35 Athens Area
Dalton Group 12 S2 37-2 S7 40-3 SQ 36-14 113 19 Susquenita
Justin Hart 9 0 0 Hampton
Cody Mulligan 12 S1 46-3 S6 41-7 SQ 40-6 127 16 Saegertown
Darrien Roberts 11 NP3 29-4 RQ 28-6 57 10 Wyoming Seminary
Luigi Yates 12 S8 39-9 RQ 27-7 1-0 67 16 Cathedral Preparatory
Josh Stillings 12 S2 37-5 S4 44-9 SQ 39-12 120 26 Pennridge
Gehrig Hutchison 12 RQ 21-8 RQ 16-17 8-14 45 39 Baldwin
Ryan Weinzen 10 RQ 22-14 22 14 Norwin
Julian Gorring 11 S4 40-9 SQ 36-16 76 25 Fort LeBoeuf

The big name here is PIAA State Champion and Edinboro commit Cody Mulligan (Saegertown). Ranked #3 in the Nation by Flo at 195 lbs. Mulligan is going back down to 182 lbs. for the Super 32 where he is looking for his first Super 32 Challenge Belt. Last year Mulligan went (3-2) at the Super 32 falling to eventual Super 32 Champion Louie DePrez (New York) and fellow Pennsylvania wrestler Miles Lee (South Philadelphia). Mulligan will be in contention for a Championship title in Greensboro but will be joined by a ton of additional talent. A pair of PIAA State Runner-ups will be in contention with Dalton Group (Susquenita) and Josh Stillings (Pennridge). Each competed at the Super 32 last year but left without hardware. That should change in 2017. Add in PIAA State Medalist Julian Gorring (Fort LeBoeuf) and National Prep Medalist and Fargo All-American Darrien Roberts (Wyoming Seminary) and I like PA’s chances of several medals.

Weight 195 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Blake Barrick 12 SQ 37-8 RQ 30-7 RQ 28-8 95 23 Big Spring
Parker McClellan 12 SQ 33-7 RQ 26-12 RQ 16-19 75 38 Altoona Area
Keegan McCord 11 RQ 25-12 14-18 39 30 Donegal
Kolby Franklin 9 0 0 DuBois Area
Xavier Molnar 12 S6 38-10 RQ 26-10 16-12 80 32 Brookville Area
Elijah Jones 12 S5 47-8 SQ 27-15 15-17 89 40 Boyertown Area

One of Pennsylvania’s best shots at a 2017 Super 32 Challenge Belt won’t be competing as previously report with Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville) missing out. Hoffman’s absence opens up the door for several other Nationally ranked wrestlers but also some of the Keystone State’s wrestlers here. There are two PIAA State Medalists at 195 lbs. including Brookville’s Xavier Molnar and Boyertown’s Elijah Jones. Recent American commit Blake Barrick (Big Spring) is looking to start his senior season out in a big way with success at the Super 32. State Qualifier Parker McClellan (Altoona Area) adds depth to the weight. Molnar, Jones, and Barrick have chances to get on the podium while McClellan and McCord have outside shots of landing in the top eight. 

Weight 220 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Dennis Karas 12 R5 43-9 SQ 42-11 29-18 114 38 Exeter Township
Ryan Howard 9 0 0 Waynesburg Central
Cole Forrester 12 SQ 38-7 RQ 29-9 0-0 67 16 Shippensburg Area
Tyler Cook 12 S7 41-6 SQ 30-13 RQ 19-11 90 30 Brookville Area
Josiah Jones 12 S2 28-4 S2 34-6 D2 16-6 78 16 Bishop McCort
Nate Miller 9 0 0 Pequea Valley

Several Pennsylvania wrestlers should do well at 220 lbs. with PIAA State Medalist Tyler Cook (Brookville) and State Qualifiers Cole Forrester and Dennis Karas (Exeter Township) leading the charge. All three will be in contention for a Top 8 finish.

Weight 285 lbs

Name Grade Placed 2016–17 Placed 2015 – 2016 Placed 2014 – 2015 Career Wins Career Losses Team Super 32
Bishop McCoy 11 S5 35-6 RQ 27-11 21-14 83 31 South Side
Colby Whitehill 10 13-6 13 6 Brookville Area
Joseph Timm 12 21-13 7-12 0-6 28 31 West Chester East
Jalen Stephens 9 0 0 Meyersdale
Michael Wolfgram 10 SQ 35-2 SQ 29-12 64 14 Central York

Only five wrestlers from Pennsylvania are registered to compete but they could all do some damage. PIAA State Medalist Bishop McCoy (Southside) is a senior but keep an eye on freshman Jalen Stephens (Meyersdale) who was a Runner-up at the Mars Super 32 Qualifier. Junior Michael Wolfgram (Central York) is a beast and should walk away from Greensboro with a medal. Sophomore Colby Whitehill (Brookville) impressed us at Fargo and could do the same in North Carolina.

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