February 27th: State and Regional Rankings Updated

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Reynolds senior Austin Matthews will compete for his 4th straight NW Regional Championship this weekend

Reynolds senior Austin Matthews will compete for his 4th straight NW Regional Championship this weekend

The PIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament will take place for the 76th year next week as the 2013 Season comes to a close. Already the scene has begun to set as the South Central Regional Class AAA Tournament concluded last weekend and for the first time will be sending 4 representatives to the State Tournament.

This weekend the remaining four Class AAA Regionals will take place in addition to all four Class AA Regionals. Thus far there have been minimal upsets to speak about but I expect that to change following this weekends action. Freshman Jordan Wood (Boyertown Area) is entering his first South East Regional Tournament at 220 lbs. with an impressive (40-1) record that has earned him a #2 ranking in the State. Senior Austin Matthews (Reynolds) will be competing for his fourth straight North West Regional Class AA Championship and is currently ranked #1 in the State at 152 lbs. Former State Champion Jason Nolf (Kittanning) will most likely have to face Keystone Oak’s senior and returning State runner-up Nick Zanetta for the third straight week in a row for his third straight South West Regional Championship; the two are ranked #1 and #2 respectively in the State at 132 lbs.

For full results of the 2013 Post-Season and brackets of the upcoming Regional Tournaments, visit Escape Sports here.


The Number One Ranked Wrestlers in the State are listed below:


Class AAA

106: Luke Pletcher-Greater Latrobe

113: Ethan Lizak-Parkland

120: Sammy Krivus-Hempfield Area

126: Connor Schram-Canon-McMillan

132: Patrick Duggan-Cumberland Valley

138: Joe Galasso-Father Judge

145: Solomon Chishko-Canon-McMillan

152: T.C. Warner-Cumberland Valley

160: Chance Marsteller-Kennard-Dale

170: Cody Wiercioch-Canon-McMillan

182: Jake Taylor-Bald Eagle Area

195: Matt McCutcheon-Kiski Area

220: Thomas Haines-Solanco

285: Shane Kuhn-Kiski Area


Class AA

106: Austin Griffiths-Southmoreland

113: Korbin Myers-Boiling Springs

120: Darian Cruz-Bethlehem Catholic

126: Ryan Diehl-Trinity

132: Jason Nolf-Kittanning

138: Zain Retherford-Benton Area

145: Mike Racciato-Pen Argyl Area

152: Austin Matthews-Reynolds

160: Cody Law-Forest Hills

170: Peter Renda-Brandywine Heights Area

182: Dakota Deslauriers-Burrell

195: Ryan Solomon-Milton Area

220: Ray O’Donnell-Saucon Valley

285: Nazar Mironenko-Mifflinburg Area


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