#2 Sasso Majors #3 Fidelibus as Nazareth Downs Easton

The Nazareth Area Blue Eagles proved they are not just a strong Tournament team but should also be considered a threat in the Dual Season. Entering with a #5 State Ranking in Class AAA they took on District 11 rival #13 Easton Area in a match that featured twelve State Ranked wrestlers. Nazareth stopped a late comeback by Easton to pick up a (37-22) victory four days after winning the Virginia Duals.

The highlight was undoubtedly at 138 lbs. where two of the State’s top wrestlers met with #2 Sammy Sasso (Nazareth Area) taking on #3 Evan Fidelibus (Easton Area). Sasso, a returning PIAA State Runner-up, made a strong statement by earning a (9-0) major decision over Fidelibus, himself a PIAA State Third Place Medalist. The two met a year ago at 132 lbs. with Fidelibus coming away with a (12-6) decision securing six take-downs.

After jumping out to a (10-0) team score following a fall by #4 Sean Pierson at 106 lbs. and major decision by #3 Tyson Klump at 113 lbs. the Rovers got on the board with an upset at 120 lbs. There junior Diego Santiago defeated #20 Ryan O’Grady (2-1). #7 Brock Wilson (Nazareth Area) picked up a critical major decision (13-0) at 145 lbs. over Hayden Keleher (Easton Area) but #2 Jimmy Saylor (Easton Area) followed it up with a major decision of his own (12-4) at 152 lbs. over #17 Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth Area).

With Nazareth leading (31-10) and four bouts remaining sophomore Zac Keifer sealed the victory with a fall over junior Max Viduszynski. Easton won the next three matches but it was not enough falling (37-22).


#5 Nazareth Area over #13 Easton Area (37-22)

106:  #4 Sean Pierson (Nazareth Area) over Jake Koerwitz (Easton Area) (Fall: 3:33)

113:  #3 Tyson Klump (Nazareth Area) over #5 (at 106 lbs.) Casin Corallo (Easton Area) (MD 9-0)

120:  Diego Santiago (Easton Area) over #20 Ryan O`Grady (Nazareth Area) (Dec 2-1)

126:  #23 Trevor Tarsi (Nazareth Area) over Ryan Dilts (Easton Area) (TF 16-1 5:56)

132:  Nicholas Nunez (Easton Area Hs) over Ian Pulli (Nazareth Area) (Dec 5-2)

138:  #2 Sammy Sasso (Nazareth Area) over #3 Evan Fidelibus (Easton Area) (MD 9-0)

145:  #7 Brock Wilson (Nazareth Area) over Hayden Keleher (Easton Area) (MD 13-0)

152:  #2 James Saylor (Easton Area) over #17 Ricky Fornaciari (Nazareth Area) (MD 12-4)

160:  #4 Travis Stefanik (Nazareth Area) over Darius Joyce (Easton Area) (TF 20-5 5:12)

170:  #21 Cade Wilson (Nazareth Area) over Ethan DiRenzo (Easton Area) (Dec 11-6)

182:  Zac Keifer (Nazareth Area) over Max Viduszynski (Easton Area) (Fall 3:37)

195:  Craig Stahlecker (Easton Area) over Austin (AJ) Vlasaty (Nazareth Area) (Dec 7-6)

220:  John Williams (Easton Area) over Mohamed Tounkara (Nazareth Area) (Fall 0:19)

285:  Ronald Zimmermann (Easton Area) over Antonio Novielli (Nazareth Area) (Dec 5-2)


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