The Dual Team Post-Season has Arrived in PA

DSC04047This week will mark the beginning of the 2013 Dual Team Post-Season as programs across the State compete in District Tournaments to earn a spot in the PIAA State Dual Team Tournament which takes place on February 4, 7, 8, and 9. The top in team in AA has remained the same throughout the season as Bethlehem Catholic will seek its third straight PIAA Class AA Dual Team State Championship led by senior Darian Cruz. The remaining three teams trophies are anyone’s guess but I expect District 3’s Boiling Springs to earn their second straight PIAA State Team Trophy and fellow District rivals Bermudian Springs and Biglerville both having strong tournaments. The District 10 Team Champion, who I predict will be Reynolds, has a series chance of making the finals with District 10’s runner-up, who I predict will be Fort LeBoeuf, eyeing third place. The District 4 Champion will run into Bethlehem Catholic in the quarter-finals and will have to wrestle back strong to earn a State Team Trophy.

In Class AAA returning State Champions Canon-McMillan will be the favorites to repeat but will most likely have to once again meet District 3 powerhouse Central Dauphin in order to do it. Central Dauphin will in all likely hood win the District 3 title and be placed on the top half and significantly less brutal portion of the bracket. While Canon-Mac, expected to earn the District 7 title, will land in the bottom half with District 11’s Champion and District 10’s Champion. Unfortunately District 10 only qualifies one team to the State Tournament as both Erie McDowell and General McLane have solid teams that could both earn a PIAA State trophy by the end of the tournament. With the return of two key seniors into Franklin Regionals line-up (Connor Medlang at 120 lbs. and Luke Fleck at 285 lbs.) they are now in the drivers seat to earn a PIAA State Tournament berth.

Below our my predictions on which teams will qualify for the 2013 PIAA State Dual Team Championships in addition to the brackets and/or information on each District.


State AA Predicted Tournament Qualifiers


District 1/12

  1. Lower Moreland


District 2

  1. Western Wayne 


District 3

  1. Boiling Springs
  2. Biglerville


District 4

  1. Central Columbia
  2. Warrior Run
  3. Muncy


District 5

  1. Chestnut Ridge


District 6

  1. West Branch
  2. Mount Union Area


District 7

  1. Burrell
  2. South Fayette
  3. Yough


District 9

  1. Redbank Valley
  2. Brookville Area


District 10

  1. Reynolds
  2. Fort LeBoeuf
  3. Greenville


District 11

  1. Bethlehem Catholic
  2. Saucon Valley


State AAA Predicted Tournament Qualifiers


District 1

  1. Owen J. Roberts
  2. Spring-Ford
  3. Downingtown East
  4. Boyertown Area


District 2

  1. Delaware Valley


District 3

  1. Central Dauphin
  2. Solanco
  3. Spring Grove Area
  4. Cedar Cliff


District 4

  1. Jersey Shore


District 6

  1. Central Mountain


District 7

  1. Canon-McMillan
  2. Franklin Regional
  3. Kiski Area


District 8

  1. Taylor Allderdice


District 9

  1. DuBois Area


District 10

  1. Erie McDowell


District 11

  1. Easton Area
  2. Parkland


District 12

  1. LaSalle College



Links to Brackets and Information from each District


District 1 Class AA/AAA Brackets

District 2 Seeding Meeting on 1/30/13

District 3 Class AA Brackets

District 3 Class AAA Brackets

District 4 Class AA Brackets

District 4 Class AAA Match-Up

#1 Seed Jersey Shore (10 – 4)  vs. #2 Shikellamy (8 – 8)

District 6 Class AA Brackets

District 6 Class AAA Brackets

District 7 Class AA Brackets

District 7 Class AAA Brackets

District 8 Class AAA Brackets

District 9 Class AA/AAA Match-Ups

All Matches Take Place on Saturday February 2, 2013

Wrestling District 9 Tournament

DuBois Area High School

Class AAA


(2) Clearfield vs. (3) St. Marys, 12:30 p.m.

Finals (1) DuBois vs. (2) Clearfield/(3) St. Marys winner, 3:30 p.m.

Class AA


(1) Redbank Valley vs. (4) Port Allegany, 11 a.m.

(2) Brookville vs. (3) Smethport, 11 a.m.

Finals Semifinal winners, 2 p.m

District 10 Class AA/AA Information

District 11 Class AA/AAA Brackets

District 12 Class AAA Match-Ups

Semi-Finals (1/28/13)

LaSalle College vs. Cardinal O’Hara

St. Joseph’s Prep vs. Father Judge


PIAA State Team Tournament Brackets

PIAA State Class AA Brackets

PIAA State Class AAA Brackets



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