18 Pennsylvania Natives Earn Medals at National Preps

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National Prep Champion Eric Morris (wyoming Seminary) - Photo Curtsey of Dan Boychuck

National Prep Champion Eric Morris (wyoming Seminary) – Photo Curtsey of Dan Boychuck

The PIAA State Tournament has not even taken place and already Pennsylvania Natives have earned honors on the National level in wrestling. Two seniors, Eric Morris (Wyoming Seminary) from Mechanicsburg, PA and Brooks Black (Blair Academy) from Dover, PA both won National Prep Championships recently in their respective weight-classes. For Brooks Black, a University of Illinois recruit, it was his third straight National Prep Championship. Black will take on a fellow PA wrestler at the Dapper Dan Classic in Pittsburgh, PA as he is the Team USA representative at 285 lbs. Wyoming Seminary senior Eric Morris, a Harvard recruit, entered into his fourth straight National Prep finals as he came away with his second straight Championship title. Morris was a National Prep runner-up in his freshman and sophomore seasons.

In total 18 wrestlers from Pennsylvania earned National Prep medals, 13 of which will return next season.

Complete National Prep Brackets can be found here.


106 lbs. 

Ethan McCoy (Larobe, PA) – Kiski Prep – Freshman – Second Place

Nick Lattanze (Eagleville, PA) – Malvern Prep – Freshman – Eighth Place

120 lbs.

Matt Lattanze (Eagleville, PA) – Malvern Prep – Freshman – Fourth Place

126 lbs.

Brady Riley (Bensalem, PA) – Germantown Academy – Sophomore – Seventh Place

152 lbs.

Zach Kelly (Lower Burrell, PA) – Kiski Prep – Sophomore – Second Place

Connor Burns (Eagleville, PA) – Malvern Prep – Senior – Eighth Place

160 lbs.

Dom Scaalise (Latrobe, PA) – Kiski Prep – Sophomore – Third Place

Greg Bacci (Berwyn, PA) – Malvern Prep – Senior – Fourth Place

Chris Wieller (Biglerville, PA) – Wyoming Seminary – Freshman – Fifth Place

Jon Grossi (Abington, PA) – Germantown Academy – Senior – Sophomore – Eighth Place

170 lbs.

Patrick Coover (Carlisle, PA) – Blair Academy – Junior – Fourth Place

182 lbs.

Eric Morris (Mechanicsburg, PA) – Wyoming Seminary – Senior – First Place

Addison Knepshield (Ford City, PA) – Blair Academy – Senior – Third Place

Luke Kisselback (Langhorne, PA) – Germantown Academy – Junior – Sixth Place

195 lbs.

L.J. Barlow (Kennett Square, PA) – Haverford School – Sophomore – Fourth Place

Matt Doggett (Shavertown, PA) – Wyoming Seminary – Junior – Sixth Place

220 lbs.

David Showunmi (Langhorne, PA) – Blair Accademy – Sophomore – Sixth Place 

285 lbs.

Brooks Black (Dover, PA) – Blair Academy – Senior – First Place



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