Pennsylvania Leads Team USA to Victory over Georgia

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Team USA Wrestler Garrett Peppelman defeated furutre teammate Jake Henson (Georgia)

Team USA Wrestler Garrett Peppelman defeated furutre teammate Jake Henson (Georgia)

With six (6) Pennsylvania wrestlers on the Team USA roster – it was no surprise that the Keystone State helped propel Team USA over Team Georgia (37-15). A total of four Pennsylvania wrestlers picked up victories with three of them coming by major decision. 3X PIAA State Champion and Penn State recruit Jason Nolf (Kittanning) picked up a (14-8) decision at 145 lbs.  Fellow WPIAL wrestler and PIAA State Champion Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) followed it up with a (15-7) major decision at 132 lbs.

A pair of District 3 wrestlers continued racking up points for Team USA as 2014 PIAA State Champion T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley) earned a (14-6) major decision at 152 lbs. Central Dauphin’s 2x PIAA State Champion Garrett Peppelman scored a (15-6) major decision over his future teammate Jake Henson at 160 lbs. Both Peppelman and Henson (Popw, GA) will be heading to the University of Virginia next season.

Two of Georgia’s top wrestlers and Collins Hill teammates went head-to-head with Pennsylvania wrestlers at 126 lbs. and 120 lbs. Ryan Millhof, a POWERade runner-up this season, defeated 2014 PIAA State Champion Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic) at 126 lbs. by decision (5-3). The two BIG XII conference recruits may see more of each other as Millhof heads to Oklahoma and Moisey goes to West Virginia next season. At 120 lbs. PIAA State runner-up Scott Parker (Pennridge) fell to Sean Russell (5-2). Russell will be heading to Pennsylvania next season at Edinboro while Parker will be going to Lehigh.


Results (Rankings based on Intermat National Rankings)

220: No. 19 Matthew Moore (Apalachee) pinned Sage Hecox (Machesney Park Harlem, Ill.)
285: No. 11 Billy Miller (Perry, Ohio) pinned M.J. Couzan (Archer)
113: Alonzo Allen (Rockdale County) dec. No. 7 Brian Rossi (Lockport, Ill.), 9-4
145: No. 2 Jason Nolf (Kittanning, Pa.) dec. Jason Alfau (Camden County), 14-8
132: No. 11 Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional, Pa.) maj. dec. Tyler Marinelli (Jefferson), 15-7
152: No. 3 T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley, Pa.) maj. dec. Matthew Moody (Lowndes), 14-6
160: No. 3 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Pa.) maj. dec. Jake Henson (Pope), 15-6
138: No. 6 Seth Gross (Apple Valley, Minn.) dec. Cameron Perry (Gilmer), 8-4
126: No. 7 Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill) dec. No. 3 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), 5-3
195: No. 3 Nathan Rose (Sibley East, Minn.) vs. No. 3 at 220 Chance McClure (Commerce), 5-4
170: No. 6 Chandler Rogers (Stillwater, Okla.) pinned Damarko Dixon (Appling County)
120: No. 3 Sean Russell (Collins Hill) dec. No. 5 Scott Parker (Pennridge, Pa.), 5-2
182: No. 2 at 170 Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) maj. dec. No. 4 at 195 Chip Ness (Buford), 12-3[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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