King of The Mountain and Reno Tournament of Champions Updates

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2012 106 lbs. State Champion Jacob Lizak

2012 106 lbs. State Champion Jacob Lizak

One of Pennsylvania’s most talented tournaments is underway at Central Mountain High School while three PA Teams are in Reno, Nevada for the Reno Tournament of Champions, one of the Nation’s top competitions. Making their first appearance in Reno are 2012 State Team Champions and PA’s #1 ranked Class AAA program Canon-McMillan who joins #2 ranked Easton Area. The Red Rovers of Easton are regular participants at Reno and have several seeded wrestlers competing. Joining Canon-McMillan and Easton is District 1’s Upper Perkiomen.

The King of the Mountain Tournament will feature this seasons top freshman that include Greater Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher, Bedford’s Jonathan Gabriel, Parkland’s Jacob Lizak, South Western’s Owen Wherley, Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay, Bethlehem Catholic’s Lee Todora, and Boyertown’s Jordan Wood.

Leading the way are several PIAA State Champions including 2012 Class AAA 106 lbs. Champion Ethan Lizak (Parkland) #1 Seed at 113 lbs., 2012 Class AA 106 lbs. Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) #1 Seed at 120 lbs., 2011 Class AA 103 lbs. Champion Jason Nolf (Kittaning) #1 Seed at 132 lbs., 2x Class AA State Champion Mikey Racciato (Pen Argyl) #1 Seed at 145 lbs., and 2012 Class AA 285 lbs. Champion Nazar Mironenko (Mifflinburg) #1 Seed at 285 lbs. Below are brackets to each tournament, notable seeds of PA wrestlers in Reno, and my top matches to see in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning.


Brackets for the King of the Mountain can be found here.

Brackets for the Reno Tournament of Champions can be found here.


Notable Seeds of PA Wrestlers in Reno (# is Tournament Seed)

120 lbs.:  #4 Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan);

126 lbs.:  #3 Anthony Parisi (Easton Area)

132 lbs.:  #1 Connor Schram (Canon-McMillan); #3 Robbie Rizzolino (Easton Area

160 lbs.:  #4 Evan Disora (Easton Area)

170 lbs.:  #1 Cody Wiercioch (Canon-McMillan)

182 lbs.:  #2 Tyler Greene (Easton Area)

220 lbs.:  #2 Alex Campbell (Canon-McMillan)



Notable Quarter-Final Matches (# is Tournament Seed)

106 lbs.:  Lucas Miller (Boyertown) vs. #6 Owen Wherley (South Western)

113 lbs.:  #10 Hayden Hidlay (Mifflin County) vs. #2 Korbin Myers (Boiling Springs)

120 lbs.:  #4 Paul Deitz (Erie McDowll) vs. #5 Tyler Kuzma (Fort LeBoeuf)

126 lbs.:  Scott Cooper (Biglerville) vs. #5 Grant Bond (Boiling Springs)

132 lbs.:  #7 Lee Todora (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. #2 Cole Walter (Mifflinburg)

138 lbs.:  #3 Sean Heggs (Juniata) vs. #11 Jake Shaffer (Greater Latrobe)

145 lbs.:  #3 Seth Lansberry (Line Mountain) vs. #6 Josh Ortman (Parkland)

152 lbs.:  Devin Austin (Penn Trafford) vs. Austin Matthews (Reynolds)

160 lbs.:  #7 Connor Hedash (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. #2 Zach Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe)

170 lbs.:  #5 Grayson Garber (Boyertown) vs. #4 Tyler Lieberum (Biglerville)

182 lbs.:  #5 Shane Marshall (DuBois Area) vs. #4 Jamar Henry (Reynolds)

195 lbs.:  #3 Blaze Buckwalter (Central Mountain) vs. #6 Jovon Reyes (Louis E. Dieruff) 

220 lbs.:  #1 Evan Daley (Fort LeBoeuf) vs. #8 Ryan Winslow (Penn Trafford)

285 lbs.:  #3 Shaun Heist (Parkland) vs. #6 Cody Cooper (Stroudsburg)



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