Lock Haven Fall Classic Filled With PA Stars

The Lock Haven Fall Classic has been one of the top pre-season tournaments for quite some time and being hosted in the Keystone State has always attracted wrestlers from across the Nation. Hosted at Lock Haven University many of the top names in Pennsylvania made the trip to compete.

Brookville Area had an impressive showing with a total of 6 medalists. A Pennsylvania wrestler was crowned Champion in 10 of 13 weight-classes and a total of three weights consisted of all Keystone State medalists.

At 134 lbs. a pair of PIAA State Medalists met in the finals with junior KJ Fenstermacher (Liberty) and sophomore Andrew Wert (Central Dauphin) clashing. Fenstermacher was seventh in the State last season at 113 lbs. but has apparently grown over the summer. In the finals it was KJ who defeated Andrew Wert (2-0) in the finals. Arguably the most impressive performance of the Tournament was Rui Evanitsky (Scranton) at 140 lbs. who captured the Championship over Tate Ortz (Brookville Area). The senior Evanitsky has never made a trip to the PIAA State Tournament placing fifth last season in the Region as a junior but that did not stop him from taking down a talented wrestler. Evanitsky earned a major decision over 2x PIAA State 3rd Place Medalist Taylor Ortz in the finals. Ortz, a Clarion recruit, competed at 120 lbs. last season.

Recent Army commitment Jimmy Saylor (Easton Area) claimed the Championship at 154 lbs. with a narrow decision in the finals. At 162 lbs. surprise junior Xavier Barber (Dallas) claimed the Championship over fellow District 2 wrestler Andrew Burgette (Scranton). Barber earned a (2-0 SV) win over Burgette who advanced into the finals with several impressive wins. Burgette defeated PIAA State Qualifier Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County) and PIAA State Third Place Medalist James Duffy (Smethport Area) along the way. Sophomore Trent Hidlay rebounded to place third.

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Noah Stewart (Mifflin County)

Noah Stewart (Mifflin County)

At 172 lbs. PIAA State Medalist Noah Stewart (Mifflin County) won the Championship over Charlie Andrews (North Penn – Liberty) by decision (6-0). Tunkhannock Area senior Dalton Ray, who lost to Stewart (1-0) in the semifinals, finished in third place. The remaining four weights were won by Pennsylvania wrestlers with Adam Soldridge (Bethlehem Catholic), Trey Hartsock (Mifflin County), Zach Sintobin (Clarion Area) and Andrew Gunning (Liberty) all winning Championship titles.

PA Results are found below and full brackets can be found here.


108 lbs.

3rd Place: Cade Reichart (Cumberland Valley) – Freshmen

4th Place: Andrew Cernigalia (Nazareth Area) – Eighth Grade


115 lbs.

1st Place: Cole Rhone (Benton Area) – Sophomore

2nd Place: Russell Zimmerman (Cumberland Valley) – Sophomore


122 lbs.

2rd Place: Alan Diltz (Benton Area) – Senior

3rd Place: Gavin Park (Brookeville Area) – Junior

4th Place: Matt Milbrand (Bloomsburg) – Sophomore


128 lbs.

4th Place: Garrett Rigg (Bald Eagle Area) – Sophomore


134 lbs.

1st Place: KJ Fenstermacher (Liberty) – Junior

2nd Place: Andrew Wert (Central Dauphin) – Sophomore

4th Place: Jonah Kile (Mifflin County) – Junior


140 lbs.

1st Place: Rui Evanitsky (Scranton) – Senior

2nd Place: Taylor Ortz (Brookville Area) – Senior

3rd Place: Jimmy Hoffman (Hazelton Area) – Junior

4th Place: Michael Stuart (Benton Area) – Junior


147 lbs.

2nd Place: Jake Hinkson (North Allegheny) – Junior

3rd Place: Cole Wetzel (Boiling Springs) – Senior

4th Place: Cole Aaron (Brookville Area) – Senior


154 lbs.

1st Place: Jimmy Saylor (Easton Area) – Senior

3rd Place: Chase Stephens (Coatsville Area) – Junior


162 lbs.

1st Place: Xavier Barber (Dallas) – Junior

2nd Place: Andrew Burgette (Scranton) – Senior

3rd Place: Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County) – Sophomore

4th Place: Jordan Hepler (Shikellamy) – Junior


172 lbs.

1st Place: Noah Stewart (Mifflin County) – Senior

2nd Place: Charlie Andrews (North Penn – Liberty) – Senior

3rd Place: Dalton Ray (Tunhannock Area) – Senior


184 lbs.

1st Place: Adam Soldridge (Bethlehem Catholic) – Senior

3rd Place: Clay Moiser (Towanda Area) – Senior

4th Place: Xavier Molnar (Brookville Area) – Sophomore


197 lbs.

1st Place: Trey Hartsock (Mifflin County) – Senior

2nd Place: Isaac Porter (Central Mountain) – Senior

3rd Place: Andrew Reinhold (Pennridge) – Senior

4th Place: Clayton Green (West Branch) –  Senior


222 lbs.

1st Place: Zach Sintobin (Clarion Area) – Senior

2nd Place: Tyler Cook (Brookville Area) – Sophomore

3rd Place: Hunter Weaver (Central Mountain) – Senior


285 lbs.

1st Place: Andrew Gunning (Liberty) – Senior

2nd Place: Bryce Town (Brookville Area) – Senior

4th Place: Hunter Gill (Hollidaysburg Area) – Junior


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