Westmoreland County, Reynolds, and More Weekend News

We learned a lot this weekend. 2x PIAA State runner-up T.C. Warner has dropped to 152 lbs. In Class AA #7 Reynolds defeated #5 Fort LeBoeuf in a dual that saw 4 matches go into overtime. Franklin Regional continues to dominate as they dominated the Westmoreland County Coaches’ Association Wrestling Tournament. Class AAA #2 Nazareth Area bounced back from a crushing defeat to BECA by finishing as the runner-up at the NHSCA Virginia National Duals.


Westmoreland County Tournament Recap

Franklin Regional once again had 5 Champions as 2013 Class AAA State Champions Tyler Smith and Sam Krivus met for the second time this season. Franklin Regional senior Tyler Smith shut-out the Hempfield Area junior Sam Krivus in the POWERade finals at 132 lbs. (7-0). This time around Smith downed Krivus (3-2) in a much closer contest. Junior Devin Brown got his 100th career victory and remained undefeated capturing the 106 lbs. title. Freshman sensation Spencer “The Kid” Lee remained undefeated by defeating Ethan McCoy (Greater Latrobe) for the second time this season (9-4) at 113 lbs. In another match-up of 2013 PIAA State Champions Luke Pletcher (Greater Latrobe) downed Mickey Phillipi (Derry Area) in a battle of two of the top sophomores in the State. For the second time this season Pletcher downed Phillipi by a score of (4-2). At 138 lbs. Franklin Regional junior Michael Kemerer won the title over Joey Alessandro (Hempfield Area) while teammates Josh Maruca or Josh Shields won titles at 145 lbs. and 152 lbs. respectively for their third  career WCCA Tournament championships. At 126 lbs. Pat DeWitt (Valley) downed Kiski Area’s Ryan Hardaway (6-4). Belle Vernon Area sophomores Austin Bell (160 lbs.) and Milton Kobaly (170 lbs.) each won their first career WCCA titles, in addition to Kiski Area sophomore Tyler Worthing who dominated the 195 lbs. bracket. Zach Zavatsky continued his undefeated season by winning his  third career WCCA Championship – this time at 182 lbs. Up-and-coming wrestler Freddie Mantsch (Hempfield Area) won the 220 lbs. title for his first WCCA title and senior stud Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area) won his third career WCCA Championship title at 285 lbs.

WCCA Brackets


District 10’s Top Teams Reynolds and Fort LeBoeuf Clash

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Photo by Jack Hanrahanc for the Erie Times-News

Photo by Jack Hanrahanc for the Erie Times-News

In a dual meet that helped set the State Dual scene in Class AA, Reynolds downed District 10 rival Fort LeBoeuf (34-19) in a dual meet that featured 4 matches that went into sudden victory. In one of the key match-ups Fort LeBoeuf’s Brad Malinowski took down Reynolds Mason McCollum (7-4 in SV) at 152 lbs. In the end it was Reynolds who picked up the only falls of the dual meet racking up 18 points on three pins.


106 Gage Bayless REYNOLDS def. Abe Guarriello FORT LEBOEUF DEC (8 – 1)

113 Seth Hogue REYNOLDS def. Isaac Bengel FORT LEBOEUF  DEC (6 – 0)

120 Jarret Carter FORT LEBOEUF def. Chaise Hauck REYNOLDS DEC (6-4)

126 Mike Bartolo REYNOLDS def. Adam Borgia FORT LEBOEUF FALL (3:21)

132 Tyler Kuzma FORT LEBOEUF def. Joel Leise REYNOLDS DEC (4-2 SV)

138 George McGuire FORT LEBOEUF def. Alex DiGregorio REYNOLDS MD (11-1)

145 Levi Stoyer REYNOLDS def. Colton Pillar FORT LEBOEUF FALL (3:57)

152 Brad Malinowski FORT LEBOEUF def. Mason McCollum REYNOLDS DEC (7-4 SV)

160 Kegan Miller REYNOLDS def. Colton Leube FORT LEBOEUF DEC (4 – 1)

170 Austin Moffett REYNOLDS def. Andrew Rose FORT LEBOEUF MD (14 – 5)

182 Mike Millero REYNOLDS def. Anthony Rivera FORT LEBOEUF DEC (3 – 2)

195 Garret Reinwald FORT LEBOEUF def. Denton Zeronas REYNOLDS DEC (3-1 SV)

220 Cole Rickert REYNOLDS def. Gabe Dylewski FORT LEBOEUF FALL (1:41)

285 Nate Conti FORT LEBOEUF def. Gene Ringer REYNOLDS DEC (2-1 SV)


Cumberland Valley’s 2x State Runner-up T.C. Warner drops to 152 lbs. and drops Big Spring’s Chad Wickard

A match after he dropped a close decision to former PIAA State Champion Garrett Peppelman (4-3) at 170 lbs. in a CV victory over the Rams – T.C. Warner made the drop to 152 lbs. on Saturday. The senior picked a good time to make the drop as he would face 2013 PIAA State Medalist Chad Wickard (Big Spring)  at 152 lbs. Wickard, currently ranked #2 in the State at 152 lbs., suffered his second defeat of the season when he was pinned by T.C. Warner in (2:19). The win helped propel Cumberland Valley over a formidable opponent in Big Spring despite the Bulldogs being without PIAA State Medalist Tommy Rayhart.


Nazareth Area Earns Runner-up Finish at Virginia National Duals

After enduring a beating at the hands of fellow District 11 giant Bethlehem Catholic, the Blue Eagles rebounded to finish in second place at the NHSCA National Duals in Virginia. Nazareth downed Virginia power Colonial Forge in the semifinals (37-21) before falling to New Jersey’s Don Bosco Prep in the Championship finals (32-20).

NHS Championship Bracket – Nazareth is guaranteed 2nd place

Match #1 Champ. Round 1: Nazareth defeated Gloucester 65-3
106 – Garrett Snyder (Nazareth) over Matt Favazzo (Gloucester) Maj 12-0
113 – Anthony Monahan (Gloucester) over Tyson Klump (Nazareth) Dec 6-3
120 – Travis Smith (Nazareth) over William Neikirk (Gloucester) Fall 1:07
126 – Tyrone Klump (Nazareth) over Isaac Chaney (Gloucester) Fall 3:44
132 – Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) over Hunter Owens (Gloucester) Maj 12-0
138 – Brock Wilson (Nazareth) over Jordan Albright (Gloucester) Fall 1:36
145 – Chase Zemenak (Nazareth) over A J Ransom (Gloucester) Fall 5:56
152 – Tyler Tarsi (Nazareth) over Aaron Parr (Gloucester) Fall 1:25
160 – Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth) over Jared Reynolds (Gloucester) Fall 0:36
170 – Connor Williams (Nazareth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
182 – Matt Madara (Nazareth) over Ethan Newell (Gloucester) Dec 6-4
195 – Nicolino Sevi (Nazareth) over Joey Alvarado (Gloucester) Fall 1:44
220 – Josh Golden (Nazareth) over Nathaniel VanNess (Gloucester) Dec 6-0
285 – Brandon Lance (Nazareth) over Jerry Woodlief (Gloucester) Dec 4-1
Match #2 Quarterfinal: Nazareth defeated St. Anthonys 52-9
106 – Garrett Snyder (Nazareth) over Brian Kelly (St. Anthonys) Fall 3:34
113 – John Twomey (St. Anthonys) over Tyson Klump (Nazareth) Dec 7-0
120 – Ben Lamanatia (St. Anthonys) over Travis Smith (Nazareth) Dec 7-3
126 – Tyrone Klump (Nazareth) over Joe Russ (St. Anthonys) Dec 9-2
132 – Marshall Winston (St. Anthonys) over Brock Wilson (Nazareth) Dec 5-1
138 – Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) over Kevin Jackson (St. Anthonys) Dec 3-0
145 – Chase Zemenak (Nazareth) over Frederick Dunau (St. Anthonys) Maj 10-2
152 – Tyler Tarsi (Nazareth) over Richard Antonacci (St. Anthonys) Fall 0:54
160 – Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth) over Will Woodley (St. Anthonys) Fall 2:51
170 – Connor Williams (Nazareth) over Andrew Pryor (St. Anthonys) SV-1 4-2
182 – Matt Madara (Nazareth) over Kyle Buser (St. Anthonys) Fall 3:37
195 – Nicolino Sevi (Nazareth) over Russell Kohler (St. Anthonys) Fall 1:42
220 – Josh Golden (Nazareth) over Peter Corbett (St. Anthonys) TB-1 2-1
285 – Brandon Lance (Nazareth) over Nicholas Fortini (St. Anthonys) Fall 4:40

Match #3 Semifinal: Nazareth defeated Colonial Forge 37-21
106 – Marc Garofalo (Colonial Forge) over Garrett Snyder (Nazareth) Dec 6-4
113 – Tyson Klump (Nazareth) over Seth Brodie (Colonial Forge) Fall 5:01
120 – Joshua Nail (Colonial Forge) over Travis Smith (Nazareth) Dec 7-3
126 – Tyrone Klump (Nazareth) over Jacob Martinez (Colonial Forge) Fall 1:35
132 – Brock Wilson (Nazareth) over Clay Smith (Colonial Forge) Dec 4-2
138 – Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) over Caleb Earl (Colonial Forge) TF 19-4
145 – Chase Zemenak (Nazareth) over Curtis Harris (Colonial Forge) Maj 9-1
152 – Tyler Tarsi (Nazareth) over Dylan Hunziker (Colonial Forge) Maj 12-0
160 – Adam Sinnott (Colonial Forge) over Dane Guggenberger (Nazareth) Dec 9-3
170 – Anthony Carter (Colonial Forge) over Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth) Fall 1:34
182 – Robert Winters (Colonial Forge) over Matt Madara (Nazareth) Dec 2-1
195 – Nicolino Sevi (Nazareth) over Chris Carter (Colonial Forge) Dec 4-2
220 – Patrick Grayson (Colonial Forge) over Josh Golden (Nazareth) Dec 1-0
285 – Brandon Lance (Nazareth) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Match #4 1st Place Match: Don Bosco Prep defeated Nazareth 32-20
106 – Evan Deluise (Don Bosco Prep) over Garrett Snyder (Nazareth) Dec 2-0
113 – Avery Shay (Don Bosco Prep) over Tyson Klump (Nazareth) Dec 10-4
120 – Luis Gonzales (Don Bosco Prep) over Travis Smith (Nazareth) Dec 8-2
126 – Tyrone Klump (Nazareth) over Kyle Bierdumpfel (Don Bosco Prep) SV-1 4-2
132 – Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) over Stelios Hartofilis (Don Bosco Prep) Maj 9-0
138 – Sam Cali (Don Bosco Prep) over Brock Wilson (Nazareth) Dec 3-2
145 – Chase Zemenak (Nazareth) over Bruno Gerardi (Don Bosco Prep) Maj 13-0
152 – Tyler Tarsi (Nazareth) over Ryan Forero (Don Bosco Prep) Fall 1:35
160 – Jeremy Soto (Don Bosco Prep) over Dane Guggenberger (Nazareth) Maj 13-5
170 – Jeff Lombardi (Don Bosco Prep) over Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth) Dec 7-3
182 – Luke Farinaro (Don Bosco Prep) over Nicolino Sevi (Nazareth) Dec 6-2
195 – Eric Chakonis (Don Bosco Prep) over Matt Madara (Nazareth) Maj 9-1
220 – Zach Chakonis (Don Bosco Prep) over Josh Golden (Nazareth) Fall 3:08
285 – Brandon Lance (Nazareth) over Kevin Feder (Don Bosco Prep) TB-1 3-2[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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