63 Pennsylvania Natives Heading To NCAA Nationals in the Big Apple

Of the 63 NCAA Division I National Qualifiers who are Pennsylvania Natives 17 are from the WPIAL/District 7. That is six ahead of District 3 who will take 11 wrestlers to Nationals and District 11 which will see 7 wrestlers. (Photo by Steve Manuel/gopsusports.com)

28 wrestlers from the Keystone State are seeded in the top 16 in their respective weights. The high school with the most NCAA Qualifiers is Canon-McMillan who has four Big Macs that will compete. They are one ahead of Bethlehem Catholic and LaSalle College who both have three wrestlers qualifying.

Another interesting factoid is there are three sets of brothers from Pennsylvania who are competing – Darian and Randy Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) – Robert and Evan Henderson (Kiski Prep) – Justin and John Staudenmayer (Plymouth Whitemarsh)


District 1:  7

District 2:  1

District 3:  11

District 4:  6

District 6:  1

District 7:  17

District 9:  3

District 10:  2

District 11:  7

District 12:  4

National Prep:  4



125 lbs.

Nico Megaludis (Penn State/Franklin Regional) – Third Seed

Darian Cruz (Lehigh/Bethlehem Catholic) – Seventh Seed

Connor Schram (Standford/Canon-McMillan) – Tenth Seed

Zach Fuentes (Drexel/Norristown Area)

Dalton Macri (Cornell/Canon-McMillan)

Zeke Moisey (West Virginia/Bethlehem Catholic)



133 lbs.

Jordan Conaway (Penn State/New Oxford) – Fifth Seed

Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State/Upper Saint Clair) – Ninth Seed

Dom Forys (Pittsburgh/North Allegheny) – Eleventh Seed

Geoffrey Alexander (Maryland/Shady Side Academy) – Fourteenth Seed

Mason Beckman (Lehigh/Reynolds)

Corey Keener (Central Michigan/Blue Mountain)



141 lbs.

Solomon Chishko (Virginia Tech/Canon-McMillan) – Seventh Seed

Rick Durso (Franklin & Marshall/Malvern Prep) – Ninth Seed

Brock Zacherl (Clarion/Brookville Area) – Fifteenth Seed

Randy Cruz (Lehigh/Bethlehem Catholic) – Sixteenth Seed

Logan Everett (Army/Williamson)

Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State/Derry Area)

Tyler Smith (Bucknell/Franklin Regional)

Zach Horan (Central Michigan/Nazareth Area)



149 lbs.

Zain Retherford (Penn State/Benton Area) – First Seed

Matt Cimato (Drexel/LaSalle College) – Fourth Seed

Evan Henderson (North Carolina/Kiski Prep) – Eighth Seed

Mike DePalma (Kent State/Jeannette) – Tenth Seed

Dan Neff (Lock Haven/Solanco) – Fifteenth Seed

Tyson Dippery (Rutgers/Central Dauphin)

Laike Gardner (Lehigh/Biglerville)

Colt Cotten (Buffalo/Benton Area)

Joe Galasso (Cornell/Father Judge)

Chris Vassar (Gardner Webb/Cedar Cliff)



157 lbs.

Jason Nolf (Penn State/Kittanning) – Third Seed

Austin Matthews (Edinboro/Reynolds) – Fourteenth Seed

Robert Henderson (North Carolina/Kiski Prep)

Justin Staudenmayer (Brown/Plymouth Whitemarsh)



165 lbs.

John Staudenmayer (North Carolina/Plymouth Whitemarsh) – Eleventh Seed

Casey Fuller (Edinboro/Western Wayne)

Tyler Buckwalter (Kent State/Central Mountain)

Geno Morelli (Penn State/DuBois Area)

Cody Wiercioch (Pittsburgh/Canon-McMillan)

Ryan Preisch (Lehigh/Milton Area)



174 lbs.

Mike Ottinger (Central Michigan/Parkland) – Tenth Seed

Rustin Barrick (Bucknell/Mechanicsburg Area)

Casey Kent (Penn/LaSalle College)

Te’Shan Campbell (Pittsburgh/Penn Hills)



184 lbs.

Zach Zavatsky (Virginia Tech/Greater Latrobe) – Fifth Seed

Nate Brown (Lehigh/Lewisburg Area) – Tenth Seed

Lorenzo Thomas (Penn/Pittsburgh Central Catholic) – Eleventh Seed

Pete Renda (North Carolina State/Brandywine Heights Area) – Thirteenth Seed

Matt McCutcheon (Penn State/Kiski Area) – Sixteenth Seed

Kenny Courts (Ohio State/Central Dauphin)

Tom Sleigh (Bucknell/DuBois Area)



197 lbs.

Brett Harner (Princeton/Norristown Area) – Seventh Seed

Mike Boykin (North Carolina State/Coatesville Area) – Twelfth Seed

Zachary Nye (Virginia/East Pennsboro) – Fourteenth Seed

Phil Sprenkel (Lock Haven/Dallastwon Area)

Nick Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh/Bethel Park)

John Bolich (Leigh/Upper Moreland)



285 lbs.

Joe Stolfi (Bucknell/Souderton) – Tenth Seed

Raymond O’Donnell (Princeton/Saucon Valley)

Joey Goodhart (Drexel/Hempfield)

Brooks Black (Illinois/Blair Academy)

Antonio Pelusi (Franklin & Marshall/LaSalle College)

Ryan Solomon (Pittsburgh/Milton Area)


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