Chlebove and Labriola Lead Pennsylvania at Beast of The East

Traditionally the Keystone State has excelled in Delaware at the Beast of The East and 2016 was no different. Headlining the performance were a pair of District 11 studs in 2016 State Champion Julian Chlebove and Mikey Labriola. The two were joined by two other Pennsylvania wrestlers as Malvern Prep teammates Michael Beard and Seth Janney each claimed Beast Championships.

Overall Pennsylvania came away with 31 total medalists including 4 Champions. Chlebove entered as the third seed at 126 lbs. but upended second seed Chris Cannon (Blair Academy) in the semifinals (6-2) advancing into his first Beast of the East finals to face top seed Nick Ramio (Hanover Park, NJ) who ranks #5 in the Nation according to Intermat. Last season Chlebove faced off with Ramio in the consolation round falling (5-3) and went on to finish seventh in the Beast while competing at 120 lbs.

The Northampton Area sophomore and 2016 PIAA State Champion, ranked #12 in the Nation by Intermat, came from behind to earn the victory (3-2). The Beast of The East “Outstanding Wrestler Award” went to non-other than Mikey Labriola the Bethlehem Catholic senior who won the 170 lbs. bracket is dominating fashion.

A year ago Labriola fell in the Beast of the East finals to Blair Academy senior Brandon Dallavia (6-3) but in 2016 the storyline was much different. The Nebraska recruit had no issues capturing the Ironman Championship last weekend in Ohio and he continued that trend in Delaware. The top seed at 170 lbs. Labriola picked up three tech-falls and two falls en route to the Championship title. Clearly the most dominating wrestler of the field Labriola was rightfully voted the Tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

Likewise, Malvern Prep junior Michael Beard added a Beast of the East Championship to his season’s accomplishments after rolling to a Ironman Championship last weekend. Beard also was a 2015 Beast of The East runner-up but returned in 2016 to claim the Championship title. The National Prep Champion made a strong case himself for the Outstanding Wrestler Award as he grabbed two falls, two technical-falls, and a medical forfeit in the finals to win the 182 lbs. Championship. Beard was set to face in the finals for the second week in a row Travis Stefanick (Nazareth Area). In that match Beard earned a major decision to claim the Ironman Championship but round two would not take place as Stefanick medically forfeited.

Beard’s teammate Seth Janney, a National Prep Champion and former PIAA State Runner-up, earned revenge on his way to claiming the Beast Championship at heavyweight. In 2015 Janney was denied a spot on the Beast podium at heavyweight despite his sixth seed. In the Championship round Seth fell to Bethlehem Catholic’s Niko Camacho by a (10-3) score and fell again the consolation round. Camacho went on to finish in third place. Last weekend the two faced off yet again this time in Ohio at the Ironman and while slighlty closer in score Camacho again came out the winner. Niko went on to win the Ironman Championship which earned him the top seed at the Beast of The East. 

This weekend, however, Janney was able to upend Camacho in the Championship semifinals and went on to win the Beast title over National #8 Kevin Vough (Ohio) in the finals by a narrow (9-8) decision. 

Place winners are listed below and full results from the Beast can be found on TrackWrestling here!


106 lbs.

1st Place – Kurt McHenry of St Paul’s School for Boys

2nd Place – Julian Tagg of Brecksville

3rd Place – Anthony Clark of Delbarton

4th Place – Nick Incontrera of Blair Academy

5th Place – Justin Bierdumpfel of Don Bosco Prep

6th Place – Aaron Howell of JW Robinson

7th Place – Nick Kayal of Bergen Catholic

8th Place – Chris Barnabae of Mount St Joes


113 lbs.

1st Place – Michael Colaiocco of Blair Academy

2nd Place – Gabriel Tagg of Brecksville

3rd Place – Robert Howard of Bergen Catholic

4th Place – Eddie Ventresca of Pope John XXIII

5th Place – Shane Hanson-Ashworth of Malvern Prep

6th Place – Dylan Shawver of Elyria

7th Place – Dom Difrancescantonio of Hanover Park

8th Place – Andrew Cerniglia of Nazareth


120 lbs.

1st Place – Patrick Glory of Delbarton

2nd Place – Ryan Anderson of Bethlehem Catholic

3rd Place – Matt Parker of Pennridge

4th Place – Michael Madara of Blair Academy

5th Place – Jacob Camacho of Danbury

6th Place – Chris Wright of Central Dauphin HS

7th Place – Ryan O’Grady of Nazareth

8th Place – King Sandoval of St Mary Ryken


126 lbs.

1st Place – Julian Chlebove of Northampton

2nd Place – Nick Raimo of Hanover Park

3rd Place – Matthew Marino of Garnet Valley

4th Place – Chris Cannon of Blair Academy

5th Place – Sam Book of JW Robinson

6th Place – Daniel Planta of St Paul’s School for Boys

7th Place – Connor McGonagle of Timberlane

8th Place – Carmen Ferrante of Bergen Catholic


132 lbs.

1st Place – Zachary Sherman of Blair Academy

2nd Place – Quinn Kinner of Kingsway Regional

3rd Place – Andrew Wert of Central Dauphin HS

4th Place – Robert Garcia of Pope John XXIII

5th Place – Marshall Keller of Christiansburg

6th Place – Shawn Orem of Mount St Joes

7th Place – Marc Garofalo of Colonial Forge

8th Place – Caden Darber of New Kent


138 lbs.

1st Place – Malcolm Robinson of Blair Academy

2nd Place – Gerard Angelo of Bergen Catholic

3rd Place – Dan Moran of Northampton

4th Place – Trace Kinner of Kingsway Regional

5th Place – Jarred Papcsy of Bethlehem Catholic

6th Place – Evan Deluise of Don Bosco Prep

7th Place – Clay Smith of Colonial Forge

8th Place – Nathan Thacker of Gonzaga


145 lbs.

1st Place – Phil Conigliaro of Belmont Hill

2nd Place – Josh Wyland of Benedictine College Prep

3rd Place – Ethan Krause of Georgetown Prep

4th Place – Jake Hinkson of North Allegheny

5th Place – Quinn Devaney of McDonogh

6th Place – Ricky Cabanillas of DePaul Catholic

7th Place – Nick Santos of St Peter Prepatory

8th Place – Jason Jones of Saucon Valley


152 lbs.

1st Place – Julian Ramirez of Blair Academy

2nd Place – Shane Griffith of Bergen Catholic

3rd Place – Carr David of Perry (Massillon)

4th Place – John Manning of St. Thomas Villanova Catholic

5th Place – Brock Wilson of Nazareth

6th Place – William Kaldes of Cumberland Valley

7th Place – Bailey Thomas of Good Counsel

8th Place – Gerrit Nijenhuis of Canon McMillan


160 lbs.

1st Place – Hunter Bolen of Christiansburg

2nd Place – Andrew Merola of Blair Academy

3rd Place – Kyle Cochran of Paramus

4th Place – Quentin Milliken of Cumberland Valley

5th Place – Christopher Foca of Bergen Catholic

6th Place – Jared Lough of Colonial Forge

7th Place – Josh Stillings of Pennridge

8th Place – Tim Fitzpatrick of Holy Spirit


170 lbs.

1st Place – Mikey Labriola of Bethlehem Catholic

2nd Place – Dom Mandarino of Don Bosco Prep

3rd Place – Bryan McLaughlin of Woodbridge

4th Place – Dale Tiongson of St Paul’s School for Boys

5th Place – Emil Soehnlen of Perry (Massillon)

6th Place – Leonardo Tarantino of Blair Academy

7th Place – Cade Moisey of Northampton

8th Place – Michael Battista of Broad Run


182 lbs.

1st Place – Michael Beard of Malvern Prep

2nd Place – Travis Stefanik of Nazareth

3rd Place – AJ Pedro of Phillips Exeter Academy

4th Place – Drew Peck of Chambersburg

5th Place – J.T. Brown of Elyria

6th Place – Jack Parr of St Paul’s School for Boys

8th Place – Eze Chukwuezi of Colonial Forge


195 lbs.

1st Place – John Borst of Sherando

2nd Place – Jake Woodley of North Allegheny

3rd Place – Tony Wuest of Smyrna

4th Place – Nick Mosco of Blair Academy

5th Place – Brandon Kui of DePaul Catholic

6th Place – Colin McCracken of Waynesburg

7th Place – Joseph Miller of Salesianum

8th Place – Drew Horun of Phillipsburg


220 lbs.

1st Place – Chase Singletary of Blair Academy

2nd Place – Jeffrey Allen of Amherst County HS

3rd Place – Brady Daniel of Good Counsel

4th Place – Bryan Wallace of Clarke County

5th Place – Peter Acciardi of Don Bosco Prep

6th Place – Francis Duggan of Cedar Cliff

7th Place – Chris Kober of Haverford School

8th Place – Joseph Soreco of DePaul Catholic


285 lbs.

1st Place – Seth Janney of Malvern Prep

2nd Place – Kevin Vough of Elyria

3rd Place – Eric Chakonis of Don Bosco Prep

4th Place – Niko Camacho of Bethlehem Catholic

5th Place – Brendan Furman of Cannon McMillan

6th Place – Alex LaGrippo of Woodbridge

7th Place – Zach D`Anna of Brecksville

8th Place – Jay`Juan Jones of AI DuPont


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