10 Pennsylvania Wrestlers Earn All-American at NCAA Division II Nationals

BIRMINGHAM – A total of 10 wrestlers from the Keystone State ended their seasons as NCAA Division II All-Americans in Birmingham, AL. While no Pennsylvanian was crowned National Champion in 2017 there were several bright spots including National Runner-up Willie Bohince of Mercyhurst/Penn Trafford at 125 lbs. Bohince, a stand-out wrestling for the Penn Trafford Warriors, ended his career as a 4-time NCAA All-American. The redshirt senior has finished 7th, 8th, 2nd, and 2nd in his four trips to the National Tournament. He is the first ever 4-time All-American for Mercyhurst and holds the record for the most wins with 132.

Bohince’s teammate Francis Mizia (Bentworth), a former PIAA State Champion, also ended his career on a high note as the redshirt senior finished in third place at 165 lbs. It was his third time earning All-American honors and his highest finish improving on a 6th and 5th place finish.

Mizia was one of three Pennsylvania wrestlers on the medal stand at 165 lbs. as Kutztown junior T.C. Warner, a PIAA State Champion from Cumberland Valley, placed 5th and returning NCAA National Champion Tyler Reinhart (Greensburg Salem) took 7th.

Below is a look at the top eight in each weight with PA Wrestlers in red. Full brackets can be found on TrackWrestling here!


125 lbs.

1st Place – Ivan McClay of Notre Dame (OH)
2nd Place – Willie Bohince of Mercyhurst (Penn Trafford)
3rd Place – Brett Velasquez of St. Cloud St.
4th Place – Austin Petril of Kutztown (Upper Darby)
5th Place – Trung Duong of Newberry
6th Place – Alan Diltz of Seton Hill (Benton Area)
7th Place – Dustin Reed of Newman
8th Place – Darek Huff of Adams St.

1st Place Match
Ivan McClay (Notre Dame (OH)) 27-3, RS Jr. over Willie Bohince (Mercyhurst) 38-3, RS Sr. (Dec 10-7)

3rd Place Match
Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud St.) 25-3, RS So. over Austin Petril (Kutztown) 23-9, RS So. (MD 12-2)

5th Place Match
Trung Duong (Newberry) 24-5, Sr. over Alan Diltz (Seton Hill) 22-8, Fr. (M. For.).

7th Place Match
Dustin Reed (Newman) 22-4, Sr. over Darek Huff (Adams St.) 26-13, RS Fr. (MD 11-3).


133 lbs.

1st Place – Michael Labry of Ashland
2nd Place – Blake Bosch of MSU Moorhead
3rd Place – Dustin Kirk of King (TN)
4th Place – Dustin Warner of Wheeling Jesuit
5th Place – Carmine Ciotti of Gannon (McDowell)
6th Place – Anthony Sparacio of LIU Post
7th Place – Josh Walker of Upper Iowa
8th Place – David Bavery of Notre Dame (OH)

1st Place Match
Michael Labry (Ashland ) 35-1, RS Sr. over Blake Bosch (MSU Moorhead) 29-2, Sr. (Dec 7-5)

3rd Place Match
Dustin Kirk (King (TN)) 25-7, RS Jr. over Dustin Warner (Wheeling Jesuit ) 22-4, Jr. (Dec 4-2)

5th Place Match
Carmine Ciotti (Gannon) 23-4, Fr. over Anthony Sparacio (LIU Post) 22-10, Fr. (Dec 8-2)

7th Place Match
Josh Walker (Upper Iowa ) 16-8, RS Jr. over David Bavery (Notre Dame (OH)) 15-15, Jr. (Fall 3:46)


141 lbs.

1st Place – Nate Rodriguez of Maryville (MO)
2nd Place – Darren Wynn of McKendree
3rd Place – Nick Crume of UIndy
4th Place – Daniel Salazar of Colorado Mesa
5th Place – Joshua Ailey of Central Okla.
6th Place – Brandon Ball of Fort Hays St.
7th Place – Bryce Killian of King (TN) (Middletown Area)
8th Place – Cobey Fehr of Notre Dame (OH)

1st Place Match
Nate Rodriguez (Maryville (MO)) 32-2, RS Sr. over Darren Wynn (McKendree) 36-8, RS Jr. (Dec 6-5)

3rd Place Match
Nick Crume (UIndy) 28-4, RS Jr. over Daniel Salazar (Colorado Mesa) 30-11, Sr. (Dec 9-3)

5th Place Match
Joshua Ailey (Central Okla.) 32-12, Sr. over Brandon Ball (Fort Hays St.) 38-8, So. (Fall 1:38)

7th Place Match
Bryce Killian (King (TN)) 9-7, RS Jr. over Cobey Fehr (Notre Dame (OH)) 11-7, RS Sr. (M. For.)


149 lbs.

1st Place – Keith Surber of Neb.-Kearney
2nd Place – Juwan Edmond of Notre Dame (OH)
3rd Place – Nic Goebel of Findlay
4th Place – James Pleski of St. Cloud St.
5th Place – Nick Boggs of Lake Erie
6th Place – Michael Screptock of Tiffin
7th Place – James Krischke of Maryville (MO)
8th Place – Jacob Gerken of Colorado Mines

1st Place Match
Keith Surber (Neb.-Kearney) 19-2, RS Jr. over Juwan Edmond (Notre Dame (OH)) 11-2, So. (Dec 4-1)

3rd Place Match
Nic Goebel (Findlay) 23-1, RS Sr. over James Pleski (St. Cloud St.) 28-10, RS Fr. (Dec 7-3)

5th Place Match
Nick Boggs (Lake Erie) 31-10, Jr. over Michael Screptock (Tiffin) 28-13, RS Sr. (Dec 3-2)

7th Place Match
James Krischke (Maryville (MO)) 22-8, RS Jr. over Jacob Gerken (Colorado Mines) 22-9, Sr. (Dec 9-5)


157 lbs.

1st Place – DeAndre` Johnson of Limestone
2nd Place – Destin McCauley of Neb.-Kearney
3rd Place – Larry Bomstad of St. Cloud St.
4th Place – Cody Law of Pitt.-Johnstown (Forest Hills)
5th Place – Ryan Strope of McKendree
6th Place – Joey White of Findlay
7th Place – Eric Lewandowski of Gannon
8th Place – Heath Lange of UIndy

1st Place Match
DeAndre` Johnson (Limestone) 21-7, Sr. over Destin McCauley (Neb.-Kearney) 34-7, RS Sr. (MD 14-5)

3rd Place Match
Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud St.) 24-4, Jr. over Cody Law (Pitt.-Johnstown) 30-2, RS Jr. (M. For.)

5th Place Match
Ryan Strope (McKendree) 41-9, RS Jr. over Joey White (Findlay) 16-6, RS Sr. (Dec 3-2)

7th Place Match
Eric Lewandowski (Gannon) 17-6, Sr. over Heath Lange (UIndy) 24-10, RS So. (TF-1.5 7:00 (22-6))


165 lbs.

1st Place – Isaiah White of Notre Dame (OH)
2nd Place – Brock Wingbermuehle of McKendree
3rd Place – Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst (Bentworth)
4th Place – Calvin Ochs of Neb.-Kearney
5th Place – T.C. Warner of Kutztown (Cumberland Valley)
6th Place – Alonzo Turner of Findlay
7th Place – Tyler Reinhart of Pitt.-Johnstown (Greensburg Salem)
8th Place – JaCobi Jones of Colorado St.-Pueblo

1st Place Match
Isaiah White (Notre Dame (OH)) 24-2, Fr. over Brock Wingbermuehle (McKendree) 19-3, RS So. (Dec 10-3)

3rd Place Match
Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst) 39-3, RS Sr. over Calvin Ochs (Neb.-Kearney) 27-6, Sr. (MD 9-1)

5th Place Match
Troy Warner (Kutztown) 18-5, RS Jr. over Alonzo Turner (Findlay) 34-13, RS So. (Dec 6-2)

7th Place Match
Tyler Reinhart (Pitt.-Johnstown) 24-6, RS Jr. over JaCobi Jones (Colorado St.-Pueblo) 19-8, Jr. (Fall 1:45)


174 lbs.

1st Place – Nick Becker of Wis.-Parkside
2nd Place – Blaze Shade of UNC Pembroke
3rd Place – Adam Cooling of Minnesota St.
4th Place – Nolan Kistler of California Baptist
5th Place – Cody Carson of Central Mo.
6th Place – Dalton George of Ohio Valley
7th Place – Bradley Metz of Findlay
8th Place – Nick Foster of McKendree

1st Place Match
Nick Becker (Wis.-Parkside) 25-0, RS Jr. over Blaze Shade (UNC Pembroke) 28-4, RS Fr. (Dec 8-4)

3rd Place Match
Adam Cooling (Minnesota St.) 36-3, Sr. over Nolan Kistler (California Baptist) 26-11, Jr. (SV-2 6-4)

5th Place Match
Cody Carson (Central Mo.) 28-9, RS Sr. over Dalton George (Ohio Valley) 35-7, RS So. (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Bradley Metz (Findlay) 30-8, RS Sr. over Nick Foster (McKendree) 34-16, Fr. (Dec 1-0).


184 lbs.

1st Place – Garrett Lineberger of Notre Dame (OH)
2nd Place – Nicholas Fiegener of California Baptist
3rd Place – Zeb Wahle of Maryville (MO)
4th Place – JaVaughn Perkins of Colorado St.-Pueblo
5th Place – Aero Amo of Augustana (SD)
6th Place – Jordan Murphy of Ashland
7th Place – Zach Stodden of Neb.-Kearney
8th Place – Corey Abernathy of Minnesota St.

1st Place Match
Garrett Lineberger (Notre Dame (OH)) 22-2, Sr. over Nicholas Fiegener (California Baptist) 34-3, RS So. (TF-1.5 3:21 (16-0))

3rd Place Match
Zeb Wahle (Maryville (MO)) 30-4, RS Sr. over JaVaughn Perkins (Colorado St.-Pueblo) 18-7, RS Fr. (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match
Aero Amo (Augustana (SD)) 38-9, RS Jr. over Jordan Murphy (Ashland ) 15-7, RS Sr. (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Zach Stodden (Neb.-Kearney) 30-13, RS So. over Corey Abernathy (Minnesota St.) 24-9, Jr. (Dec 13-11)


197 lbs.

1st Place – Jacob Waste of California Baptist
2nd Place – Jon Inman of Fort Hays St.
3rd Place – Luke Cramer of Ashland
4th Place – Morgan Smith of Simon Fraser
5th Place – Evan Ramos of Shippensburg
6th Place – Matthew Rudy of Limestone
7th Place – Joe Gomez of Northern St.
8th Place – Matt Blome of Minnesota St.

1st Place Match
Jacob Waste (California Baptist) 30-3, RS Sr. over Jon Inman (Fort Hays St.) 28-4, RS Sr. (MD 10-2)

3rd Place Match
Luke Cramer (Ashland ) 29-4, RS Jr. over Morgan Smith (Simon Fraser) 34-7, RS Jr. (Dec 5-2)

5th Place Match
Evan Ramos (Shippensburg) 27-4, RS Jr. over Matthew Rudy (Limestone) 25-7, So. (Dec 9-4)

7th Place Match
Joe Gomez (Northern St.) 27-8, Sr. over Matt Blome (Minnesota St.) 28-11, Fr. (Dec 6-4)


285 lbs.

1st Place – Garrett Gray of Tiffin
2nd Place – Kameron Teacher of Notre Dame (OH)
3rd Place – Austin Goergen of St. Cloud St.
4th Place – Michael Lowman of Augustana (SD)
5th Place – Logan Hopp of Upper Iowa
6th Place – Nick Budd of Gannon (Port Allegany)
7th Place – Caleb Cotter of Central Okla.
8th Place – Ryan Appleby of Kutztown

1st Place Match
Garrett Gray (Tiffin) 40-2, RS Sr. over Kameron Teacher (Notre Dame (OH)) 16-9, Fr. (Fall 1:23)

3rd Place Match
Austin Goergen (St. Cloud St.) 32-2, RS Sr. over Michael Lowman (Augustana (SD)) 29-11, RS Sr. (Fall 2:09)

5th Place Match
Logan Hopp (Upper Iowa ) 23-10, RS Sr. over Nick Budd (Gannon) 15-6, Sr. (Dec 5-3)

7th Place Match
Caleb Cotter (Central Okla.) 33-5, Jr. over Ryan Appleby (Kutztown) 20-13, RS Jr. (Dec 12-9)


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