5 Pennsylvania Wrestlers Claim Beast of The East Championships; 33 Medal

Pennsylvania wrestlers fared well in one of the toughest Tournaments in the Nation. The University of Delaware played host to the Beast of The East in the 23rd Annual event with a total of five Pennsylvania programs finishing in the Top 10 in team scores. Leading the way was #1 Bethlehem Catholic with 146.5 points behind New Jersey’s Blair Academy and Bergen Catholic.

At 106 lbs. four Pennsylvania wrestlers ended on the podium with #7 Zach Glenn leading the way finishing fifth. The three additional medalists were all featured on PA Power Wrestling’s “Top Incoming Freshmen” report. The State’s #1 ranked wrestler at 113 lbs., Jakob Campbell (Boyertown Area) advanced into the finals after upsetting the #1 seed but fell in the finals to Delbarton’s Patrick Glory to finish second. Returning PIAA State Champion #2 Tyson Klump (Nazareth Area) finished in seventh while #3 Matty Parker (Pennridge) had an impressive run to place in third.

The first Pennsylvania Champion came at 120 lbs. with Central Dauphin senior #3 Tyshawn White who dominated the #1 seed Gerald Angelo (Bergen Catholic, NJ). White was able to get his offense going and racked up points to earn a major decision (10-2) to capture his first Beast of The East Championship. Also finishing on the podium at 120 lbs. was PA’s Top Incoming Freshman Julian Chelebove (Northampton Area) who placed seventh.

Five Keystone State wrestlers were featured on the 126 lbs. podium as #1 Luke Karam (Bethlehem Catholic) lead the group by finishing second. The 2x PIAA State Champion faced Bergen Catholic senior and Penn State recruit Nick Suriano in a rematch of the Super 32 Challenge Finals. The pair are ranked #1 and #2 in the Nation by Intrmat and in their Super 32 meeting Suriano was victorious (5-1). This time Suriano wasted no time gathering a takedown and taking Karam to his back picking up the fall in (1:50). Malvern Prep’s 3x National Prep Medalist Nick Lattanze finished in third defeating former PIAA State Finalist #3 Dan Moran (Northampton Area) in the consolation finals (1-0). Garnet Valley’s Matt Marino earned his second Beast of The East medal finishing fifth over PIAA State Medalist #5 Andrew Wert (Central Dauphin) in overtime (2-1 SV).

Two Mid-Penn Conference wrestlers medaled at 132 lbs. with juniors #10 Wyatt Long (Cumberland Valley) finishing in third by defeating Chambersburg Area’s Aaron Rump in the consolation finals (4-1). For the second week in a row Nazareth Area sophomore Sammy Sasso dazzled the crowd but this time he came out on top and captured the Beast of The East Championship a year after placing fifth. Teammate Brock Wilson (Nazareth Area) followed up Sasso’s performance by finishing fourth at 145 lbs.

The third Pennsylvania wrestler to claim gold was Kiski Prep junior Eric Hong who claimed the 152 lbs. Championship. The former 5x PJW State Champion clawed his way to the Championship beating the #16, #9, #4, and #3 seeds along the way. Nazareth Area kept rolling as #5 Travis Stefanik made his season debut down at 160 lbs. where he finished in third place. PIAA State Medalist #2 Mikey Labriola (Bethlehem Catholic) was a week removed from a King Of The Mountain Championship and earned a #3 seed at 170 lbs. In the semifinals Labriola downed the #2 seed (5-3) setting up a finals match with the #1 seed Brandon Dallavia (Blair Academy) ranked #3 in the Nation by Intermat. Labriola was unable to pull the upset falling (6-3). Cumberland Valley senior #15 Trent Cook wrestled to his seed by placing eighth at 170 lbs. in his first appearance at 170 lbs. In the quarterfinals Cook nearly took down #1 seed Dallavia but fell (4-3).

The weight with the most Pennsylvania flavor cam at 182 lbs. where six of eight medalists were all Keystone State grapplers. #3 Kyle Genitle (Pennridge) dropped to 182 lbs. and made a strong case for a #1 State Ranking by capturing the Beast of The East Championship over a formidable opponent. Gentile, a PIAA State Medalist and Lehigh recruit, cruised into the Championship finals from the second seed position picking up two major decisions and two falls en route to the finals. In the semifinals Gentile pinned PIAA State Medalist #1 Josh Colello (Cedar Cliff) in (1:05). Colello was forced to default out of the Tournament finishing in sixth place. Fellow District 3 star #8 Drew Peck (Chambersburg Area) finished in fifth place while PIAA State Medalist #6 Gregg Harvey Jr. (Boyertown Area) ended in fourth place. Rounding out the group was Waynesburg Central’s Collin McCracken who placed eighth.

Malvern Prep senior and former Norristown Area wrestler Rashon Lusane was the lone PA medalist at 195 lbs. finishing in fourth place, a spot above his #5 seed. The second most anticipated match-up of the Tournament came at 220 lbs. when PIAA State Champion and former Cadet World Silver Medalist Joran Wood (Boyertown Area) who was in search of his second career Beast of The East Championship. Ranked #2 in the Nation at 220 lbs. by Intermat Wood faced off with Holy Cross, NJ senior Matt Correnti who entered ranked number five in the Nation by Intermat. The Boyertown Bear was unable to capture his second Championship falling (6-5) to Correnti. After an impressive King Of The Mountain Championship a week earlier heavyweight #6 Niko Camacho (Bethlehem Catholic) fought his way back to finish in third place despite being the 11th seed. Camacho defeated former PIAA State Runner-up and current Malvern Prep wrestler Seth Janney who bumped up to heavyweight for the Beast. Boyertown Area senior Tommy Killoran wrestled to his seed finishing in fifth place.

Below is a look at the Pennsylvania Medalist with their most current State Ranking. Full results can be found at TrackWrestling here!


106 Results

1st Place – Mike Colaiocco of Blair Academy
2nd Place – Kurt McHenry of St Pauls School for Boys
3rd Place – Michael Kelly of St Peter Prepatory
4th Place – Kyle Kaisser of Paramus
5th Place – #7 Zach Glenn of Bethlehem Catholic
6th Place – #14 James Wilson of Cedar Cliff
7th Place – #3 Sean Pierson of Nazareth
8th Place – #NP Shane Hanson-Ashworth of Malvern Prep

1st Place Match
Mike Colaiocco (Blair Academy) over Kurt McHenry (St Pauls School for Boys) (SV-1 3-1)

3rd Place Match
Michael Kelly (St Peter Prepatory) over Kyle Kaisser (Paramus) (Dec 2-0)

5th Place Match
#7 Zach Glenn (Bethlehem Catholic) over #14 James Wilson (Cedar Cliff) (Dec 5-4)

7th Place Match
#3 Sean Pierson (Nazareth) over #NP Shane Hanson-Ashworth (Malvern Prep) (Dec 1-0)



113 Results

1st Place – Patrick Glory of Delbarton
2nd Place – #1 Jakob Campbell of Boyertown
3rd Place – #3 Matt Parker of Pennridge
4th Place – Jonathan Tropea of St Joseph (Montvale) HS
5th Place – Chris Cannon of Blair Academy
6th Place – Killian Cardinale of Patriot
7th Place – #2 Tyson Klump of Nazareth
8th Place – Carmen Ferrante of Bergen Catholic

1st Place Match
Patrick Glory (Delbarton) over #1 Jakob Campbell (Boyertown) (Dec 5-2)

3rd Place Match
#3 Matt Parker (Pennridge) over Jonathan Tropea (St Joseph Montvale) (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match
Chris Cannon (Blair Academy) over Killian Cardinale (Patriot) (Fall 4:07)

7th Place Match
#2 Tyson Klump (Nazareth) over Carmen Ferrante (Bergen Catholic) (Dec 5-3)



120 Results

1st Place – #3 Tyshawn White of Central Dauphin
2nd Place – Gerard Angelo of Bergen Catholic
3rd Place – Nicky Raimo of Hanover Park
4th Place – Daniel Planta of St Pauls School for Boys
5th Place – Joey Prata of St Christophers
6th Place – Cody Trybus of Mount St Joes
7th Place – #7 Julian Chlebove of Northampton
8th Place – Collin Gerardi of Powhatan

1st Place Match
#3 Tyshawn White (Central Dauphin) over Gerard Angelo (Bergen Catholic) (MD 10-2)

3rd Place Match
Nicky Raimo (Hanover Park) over Daniel Planta (St Pauls School for Boys) (Dec 5-3)

5th Place Match
Joey Prata (St Christophers) over Cody Trybus (Mount St Joes) (UTB 3-2)

7th Place Match
#7 Julian Chlebove (Northampton) over Collin Gerardi (Powhatan) (Dec 1-0).



126 Results

1st Place – Nick Suriano of Bergen Catholic
2nd Place – #1 Luke Karam of Bethlehem Catholic
3rd Place – #NP Nicholas Lattanze of Malvern Prep
4th Place – #3 Daniel Moran of Northampton
5th Place – #10 Matthew Marino of Garnet Valley
6th Place – #5 Andrew Wert of Central Dauphin
7th Place – Kyle Trybus of Mount St Joes
8th Place – Michael Doetsch of Severn


1st Place Match
Nick Suriano (Bergen Catholic) over #1 Luke Karam (Bethlehem Catholic) (Fall 1:50)

3rd Place Match
#NP Nicholas Lattanze (Malvern Prep) over #3 Daniel Moran (Northampton) (Dec 1-0)

5th Place Match
#10 Matthew Marino (Garnet Valley) over #5 Andrew Wert (Central Dauphin) (SV-1 2-1)

7th Place Match
Kyle Trybus (Mount St Joes) over Michael Doetsch (Severn) (SV-1 2-0)



132 Results

1st Place – Christopher Foca of Bergen Catholic
2nd Place – Nicholas Farro of Delbarton
3rd Place – #10 Wyatt Long of Cumberland Valley
4th Place – #20 Aaron Rump of Chambersburg
5th Place – Brandon Paetzell of Phillipsburg
6th Place – Ryan Freeman of Paramus
7th Place – Marshall Keller of Christiansburg
8th Place – Shawn Orem of Mount St Joes

1st Place Match
Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) over Nicholas Farro (Delbarton) (Fall 5:40)

3rd Place Match
#10 Wyatt Long (Cumberland Valley) over #20 Aaron Rump (Chambersburg) (Dec 4-1)

5th Place Match
Brandon Paetzell (Phillipsburg) over Ryan Freeman (Paramus) (Dec 7-2)

7th Place Match
Marshall Keller (Christiansburg) over Shawn Orem (Mount St Joes) (Dec 8-2)



138 Results

1st Place – #2 Sammy Sasso of Nazareth
2nd Place – Nick Santos of St Peter Prepatory
3rd Place – Mark McCormick of Camden Catholic
4th Place – Vincent Dolce of Seton Catholic Prep
5th Place – Joseph Rossetti of Phillips Exeter Academy
6th Place – Shane Griffith of Bergen Catholic
7th Place – Brandon Tenney of Buckhannon-Upshur
8th Place – Val Miele of Delbarton

1st Place Match
#2 Sammy Sasso (Nazareth) over Nick Santos (St Peter Prepatory) (Dec 5-1)

3rd Place Match
Mark McCormick (Camden Catholic) over Vincent Dolce (Seton Catholic Prep) (Dec 4-0)

5th Place Match
Joseph Rossetti (Phillips Exeter Academy) over Shane Griffith (Bergen Catholic) (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Brandon Tenney (Buckhannon-Upshur) over Val Miele (Delbarton) (Dec 6-3)



145 Results

1st Place – David Carr of Perry (Massillon)
2nd Place – Quentin Hovis of Seton Catholic Prep
3rd Place – Kevin Budock of Good Counsel
4th Place – #5 Brock Wilson of Nazareth
5th Place – Sam Martino of McDonogh
6th Place – Phil Conigliaro of Belmont Hill
7th Place – Benjamin Anderson of Pleasant Grove
8th Place – Taylor Shay of Don Bosco Prep

1st Place Match
David Carr (Perry (Massillon) over Quentin Hovis (Seton Catholic Prep) (Dec 4-3)

3rd Place Match
Kevin Budock (Good Counsel) over #5 Brock Wilson (Nazareth) (Dec 1-0)

5th Place Match
Sam Martino (McDonogh) over Phil Conigliaro (Belmont Hill) (Dec 3-1)

7th Place Match
Benjamin Anderson (Pleasant Grove) 15-2, Sr. over Taylor Shay (Don Bosco Prep) 5-3, Sr. (M. For.).



152 Results

1st Place – Eric Hong of Kiski School
2nd Place – Hunter Bolen of Christiansburg
3rd Place – Dominick Mandarino of Don Bosco Prep
4th Place – Brandon Konecny of Seton Catholic Prep
5th Place – John Manning of Blair Academy
6th Place – Tyler Megonigal of James Madison HS
7th Place – Nico O`Dor of Elyria
8th Place – Emil Soehnlen of Perry (Massillon)

1st Place Match
#NP Eric Hong (Kiski School) over Hunter Bolen (Christiansburg) (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match
Dominick Mandarino (Don Bosco Prep) over Brandon Konecny (Seton Catholic Prep) (Dec 5-2)

5th Place Match
John Manning (Blair Academy) over Tyler Megonigal (James Madison HS) (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Nico O`Dor (Elyria) over Emil Soehnlen (Perry (Massillon) (Dec 3-0)



160 Results

1st Place – Kyle Bierdumpfel of Don Bosco Prep
2nd Place – Ryan Karoly of Blair Academy
3rd Place – #5 Travis Stefanik of Nazareth
5th Place – Garrett Tingen of Fauquier
6th Place – Austin Hiles of Brecksville
7th Place – Garrett Neff of Good Counsel
8th Place – Dale Tiongson of St Pauls School for Boys

1st Place Match
Kyle Bierdumpfel (Don Bosco Prep) over Ryan Karoly (Blair Academy) (UTB 3-2)

3rd Place Match
#5 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth) over Kyle Cochran (Paramus) (Dec 3-1)

5th Place Match
Garrett Tingen (Fauquier) over Austin Hiles (Brecksville) (MD 11-2)

7th Place Match
Garrett Neff (Good Counsel) over Dale Tiongson (St Pauls School for Boys) (Fall 6:30)



170 Results

1st Place – Brandon Dallavia of Blair Academy
2nd Place – #2 Michael Labriola of Bethlehem Catholic
3rd Place – Joe Grello of Bergen Catholic
6th Place – Anthony Olivieri of Hanover Park
7th Place – Paul Hutton of Good Counsel
8th Place – #15 Trent Cook of Cumberland Valley

1st Place Match
Brandon Dallavia (Blair Academy) over #2 Michael Labriola (Bethlehem Catholic) (Dec 6-3)

3rd Place Match
Joe Grello (Bergen Catholic) over AJ Pedro (Phillips Exeter Academy) (Inj. 1:15)

5th Place Match
Spencer Carey (DePaul Catholic) over Anthony Olivieri (Hanover Park) (For.)

7th Place Match
Paul Hutton (Good Counsel) over #15 Trent Cook (Cumberland Valley) (M. For.)



182 Results

1st Place – #3 Kyle Gentile of Pennridge
2nd Place – #NP Michael Beard of Malvern Prep
3rd Place – Brandon Kui of DePaul Catholic
4th Place – #6 Gregg Harvey of Boyertown
5th Place – #8 Drew Peck of Chambersburg
6th Place – #1 Joshua Colello of Cedar Cliff
7th Place – J.T Brown of Elyria
8th Place – #12 Colin McCracken of Waynesburg

1st Place Match
#3 Kyle Gentile (Pennridge) over #NP Michael Beard (Malvern Prep) (Dec 7-2)

3rd Place Match
Brandon Kui (DePaul Catholic) rover #6 Gregg Harvey (Boyertown) (TB-1 2-1)

5th Place Match
#8 Drew Peck (Chambersburg) over #1 Joshua Colello (Cedar Cliff) (For.)

7th Place Match
J.T Brown (Elyria) over #12 Colin McCracken (Waynesburg) (TB-1 2-1)



195 Results

1st Place – Ben Darmstadt of Elyria
2nd Place – Chase Singletary of Blair Academy
3rd Place – Kevin Mulligan of Bergen Catholic
4th Place – #NP Rashon Lusane of Malvern Prep
5th Place – Jay Aiello of Westfield
6th Place – Logan Rill of Mount St Joes
7th Place – Micheal Clavier of Caesar Rodney
8th Place – Jeffrey Allen of Amherst County

1st Place Match
Ben Darmstadt (Elyria) over Chase Singletary (Blair Academy) (Dec 2-0)

3rd Place Match
Kevin Mulligan (Bergen Catholic) over #NP Rashon Lusane (Malvern Prep) (SV-1 3-1)

5th Place Match
Jay Aiello (Westfield) over Logan Rill (Mount St Joes) (MD 10-0)

7th Place Match
Micheal Clavier (Caesar Rodney) over Jeffrey Allen (Amherst County HS) (M. For.)



220 Results

1st Place – Matt Correnti of Holy Cross
2nd Place – #1 Jordan Wood of Boyertown
3rd Place – Robert Winters of Colonial Forge
4th Place – Nick Mosco of Blair Academy
5th Place – Brady Daniel of Good Counsel
6th Place – Jim Brady of St Augustine
7th Place – Scott Lavelle of DePaul Catholic
8th Place – #NP Zane Black of The Phelps School

1st Place Match
Matt Correnti (Holy Cross) over #1 Jordan Wood (Boyertown) (Dec 6-5)

3rd Place Match
Robert Winters (Colonial Forge) over Nick Mosco (Blair Academy) (UTB 7-2)

5th Place Match
Brady Daniel (Good Counsel) over Jim Brady (St Augustine) (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Scott Lavelle (DePaul Catholic) over #NP Zane Black (The Phelps School) (Fall 1:30)



285 Results

1st Place – Mansur Abdul-Malik of St Vincent Pallotti
2nd Place – Anthony Helm of Matoaca
3rd Place – #6 Niko Camacho of Bethlehem Catholic
4th Place – Neil Putnam of Blair Academy
5th Place – #7 Tommy Killoran of Boyertown
6th Place – Ben Avery of Sherendo
7th Place – Eric Chakonis of Don Bosco Prep
8th Place – Kyle Nothnagel of Phillipsburg

1st Place Match
Mansur Abdul-Malik (St Vincent Pallotti) over Anthony Helm (Matoaca) (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match
#6 Niko Camacho (Bethlehem Catholic) over Neil Putnam (Blair Academy) (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match
#7 Tommy Killoran (Boyertown) over Ben Avery (Sherendo) (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Eric Chakonis (Don Bosco Prep) over Kyle Nothnagel (Phillipsburg) (SV-1 3-1)


Team Scores

1. Blair Academy 240.5
2. Bergen Catholic 201.5
3. Bethlehem Catholic 146.5
4. Nazareth 141.0
5. Boyertown 140.5
6. Don Bosco Prep 120.5
7. Good Counsel 118.0
8. Elyria 114.0
9. Malvern Prep 104.0
10. Central Dauphin 102.0
11. Brecksville 101.0
12. Cumberland Valley 98.5
13. Delbarton 97.0
14. Paramus 95.0
15. Seton Catholic Prep 92.5
16. DePaul Catholic 88.0
17. Pennridge 87.0
18. Phillipsburg 79.0
19. St Pauls School for Boys 78.0
20. Mount St Joes 76.0
21. Christiansburg 70.0
22. Cedar Cliff 66.0
23. Chambersburg 60.0
23. Northampton 60.0
25. Perry (Massillon) 59.5
26. Colonial Forge 59.0
27. Hanover Park 57.0
28. St Peter Prepatory 54.0
29. St Augustine 52.5
30. Garnet Valley 51.5
31. McDonogh 50.0
32. St Joseph (Montvale) 48.0
33. Matoaca 45.0
34. Sussex Central 44.0
35. Waynesburg 43.0
36. Saucon Valley 42.0
36. St Christophers 42.0
38. St. John`s College 40.5
39. Fauquier 39.0
39. James Madison  39.0
39. Milford 39.0
42. Holy Cross 38.0
42. Phillips Exeter Academy 38.0
44. Camden Catholic 37.5
45. Kiski School 37.0
46. Queen of Peace 35.0
47. St Vincent Pallotti 34.5
48. Timberlane 34.0
49. Smyrna 33.0
50. Sherendo 31.5
51. Caesar Rodney 31.0
51. Woodbridge 31.0
53. Kellam 30.0
53. West Chester Rustin 30.0
55. Buckhannon-Upshur 29.5
56. Haverford School 29.0
57. Pleasant Grove 27.5
58. Battlefield HS 25.0
59. Belmont Hill 24.0
60. Chantilly 23.5
61. Milton Area 23.0
62. Benedictine College Prep 22.5
63. Broad Run 22.0
63. Westfield 22.0
65. Northern Burlington 21.5
65. Solanco 21.5
67. Great Bridge 21.0
68. Hanover 20.5
69. Patriot 20.0
70. JW Robinson 18.0
70. Powhatan 18.0
70. Salesianum 18.0
73. The Phelps School 17.5
74. Sanford 17.0
74. St. Georges 17.0
76. Brentsville District 16.0
77. Osbourn Park 15.0
77. Severn 15.0
79. Middletown 12.0
80. Amherst County 11.0
80. Brunswick School 11.0
82. Cape Henlopen 10.0
82. Grassfield 10.0
82. St Mary Ryken 10.0
85. Germantown Academy 9.5
86. Holy Spirit 9.0
87. Warren County 8.5
88. Caravel Academy 8.0
88. Georgetown Prep 8.0
88. Ocean Lakes 8.0
91. AI DuPont 7.0
91. Indian River HS 7.0
91. John Carroll 7.0
91. The Heights School 7.0
95. Centerville 6.0
95. Riverbend 6.0
97. Glen Allen 5.0
97. Thomas Edison 5.0
99. Archbishop Curley 4.0
99. Glenelg 4.0
99. McLean 4.0
99. Tallmadge High School 4.0
103. Sussex Tech 2.0

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