Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic Information

The 2012 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic is entering it’s 38th year and will feature PA’s best seniors vs. the USA’s best seniors. The event will take place this Sunday at 4:00 PM (March 25th) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald Field house The PA line-up will feature 4x State Champion Jimmy Gulibon (Derry Area) at 126 LBS and 3x State Champion Nicky Roberts (North Star) at 120 LBS. Gulibon will be heading to Penn State next year while Roberts heads west for Ohio State. In addition, 3x State Champion John Rizzo (Richland) at 220 LBS and 2x State Champions Steve Spearman (Erie McDowell) 138 LBS and Averee Robinson (Susquehanna Township) 285 LBS will add to a PA roster that features 7 AA participants and 6 AAA participants.


LBS   Name High        High School             Career Record   State Titles          College

113   Billy Rappo             Council Rock South     137-37                  2x               Undecided

120  Nick Roberts          North Star                       146-10                  3x               Ohio State

126   Jimmy Gulibon     Derry Area                      136-4                    4x               Penn State

132   Mack McGuire       Upper St. Clair              134-9                    1x               Kent State

138   Steve Spearman     Erie McDowell              149-9                    2x               Arizona State

145   Zach Beitz               Juniata                            173-13                  1x                Penn State

152   Cody Copeland      Greenville                        170-12                   1x                 Lock Haven

160   Brian Brill               Central Mountain         156-12                  1x                 Lehigh

170   Elliot Riddick         Bethlehem Catholic      141-26                  1x                 Lehigh

182   Wesley Phipps       Grove City                        141-14                  1x                  Penn State

195    Perry Hills             Pittsburgh CC                  142-24                  1x           Maryland (Football)

220   John Rizzo            Richland                           159-11                   3x                    Undecided

285    Averee Robinson   Susquehanna Twp.     154-13                   2x         Temple  (Football)

                                                              Totals:      1938-194              23x


The USA Team, like years before and years to come, is filled with talented seniors who are the best of the best. Leading that group is 4x Iowa State Champion John Meeks 145 LBS, an undefeated senior from Des Moines, IA who will wrestle for the Iowa State Cyclones next year. The best match of the night should be at 126 LBS as Jimmy Gulibon takes on once beaten and 4x Iowa State Champion Corey Clark from Southeast Polk, IA. The USA Team will be coached by Max Askern a 3x All-American and NCAA Div I National Champion in 2010. Below is the complete list of USA All-Stars and their credentials.


LBS  Name                 School – State             Career Record        State Titles        College

113:  Jarred Brooks            Warsaw – Indiana              133-6                     1x                  Indiana Tech

120:   George DiCamillo            St. Ignatius – Ohio             156-7                   2x                 Virginia

126:  Cory Clark              Southeast Polk – Iowa         186-1                     4x                 Iowa

132:  Zane Richards              Carbondale – Illinois           172-10                   2x                 Illinois

138:  John Meeks               Roosevelt – Iowa                  168-0                     4x                Iowa State

145:  Jason Tsirtsis          Crown Point – Indiana         176-2                     4x                Northwestern

152:  Brian Realbuto             Sommers – New York          197-4                      3x                Cornell

160:  Zachary Brunson         Churchill – Oregon            184-2                     4x                 Illinois

170:  Kyle Crutchmer        Tulsa Union – Oklahoma         152-21               2x                Oklahoma State

182:  Jordan Rogers            Mead – Washington           152-6                    3x                Oklahoma State

195:  Gage Harrah               Crystal Lake Central – Illinois         165-11                  2x                Drexel

220:  Josh Marchok            Schaumburg – Illinois            155-15                 2x                Stanford

285:  Doug Vollaro              Pine Castle Christian – Florida         112-6                     –                  Lehigh

                                                                                      Totals:      2108-91                        33x


The Dapper Dan will also feature a preliminary match between the WPIAL’s top seniors and Maryland’s top seniors. Headlining the WPIAL team is Pittsburgh City League 120 LBS PIAA State Champion Godwin Nyama who will compete at 113 LBS. A complete list of the WPIAL All-Stars can be found here. The Maryland All-Star line-up can be found here.



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