Bethlehem Catholic Makes it Four Straight State Dual Team Titles

DSC_0502The Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team secured a spot in PIAA History as they captured a fourth straight PIAA Class AA State Dual Team Championship. The Golden Hawks tied Easton Area and Central Dauphin for most State Dual Team Championships in a row since the Tournament’s inception in 1999.

BECA achieved the feat in dominating fashion as they cruised to a 41-15 win in the Finals over District 10 Champion Reynolds. In their four matches at the GIANT Center Bethlehem Catholic only gave up 18 points to their opponents. In total they recorded a point total of 235-18 in four matches. It was also the second year in a row BECA defeated Reynolds in the State Finals as they topped the Raiders 43-16 in the 2013 State Finals.

Head Coach Jeff Karam and his squad remained undefeated at 15-0 for the 2014 Season. The last time Bethlehem Catholic lost a dual meet was on February 16, 2011 to Easton Area 35-22.


Reynolds Hs 15 vs Bethlehem Catholic Hs 41


285 Andrew Dunn (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Gene Ringer (Reynolds Hs) 5-1
106 Gage Bayless (Reynolds Hs) Dec Sean Redington (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 8-4
113 Luke Karam (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Major Chaise Hauck (Reynolds Hs) 19-6
120 Joey Gould (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Fall Seth Hogue (Reynolds Hs) 3:56
126 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Major Mike Bartolo (Reynolds Hs) 19-9
132 Stephen Maloney (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Major Joel Leise (Reynolds Hs) 9-1
138 Mike Labriola (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) TF Alex DiGregorio (Reynolds Hs) 22-7; 5:42
145 Levi Stoyer (Reynolds Hs) Dec Mason Angstadt (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 5-2
152 Mason McCollum (Reynolds Hs) Dec Brandon Gallagher (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 2-0
160 Adam Soldridge (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Major Kegan Miller (Reynolds Hs) 17-5
170 Nick Cortopassi (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Mike Millero (Reynolds Hs) 3-1
182 Austin Moffett (Reynolds Hs) Fall Jody Crouse (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) 1:44
195 Jose Ortiz (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Fall Denton Zeronas (Reynolds Hs) 3:37
220 Paul Aaroe (Bethlehem Catholic Hs) Dec Cole Rickert (Reynolds Hs) 5-2


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