PAWF State Champions Crowned in Freestyle and Greco

CHAMBERSBURG – The 2017 Pennsylvania Amautur Wrestling Federation (PAWF) State Tournament ended over the weekend with the Keystone State’s top talent competing in Freestyle and Greco-Roman. The State Tournament is divided into six different age group divisions; Bantam, Intermediate, Novice, Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior.

Several young and rising Pennsylvania Wrestling stars competed in the Cadet Freestyle State Tournament. At 126 lbs. PIAA State Qualifier Colton Camacho (Franklin Regional) defeated 2017 State Medalist and fellow Young Guns Club member Ed Scott (DuBois) by tech-fall (10-0) in the finals. PIAA State Runner-up Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep) had no issues claiming the Cadet State Championship at 160 lbs. and freshman PIAA State Medalist Luke Nichter (Chambersburg) rolled to a title at 170 lbs. 

In the Junior Division Fargo National Champion Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia), a 2017 PIAA State Champion, picked up two falls and a tech-fall en route to a State Championship at 113 lbs. Nazareth, PA native and Blair Academy standout Mike Madara defeated PIAA State Champion Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) in the 120 lbs. State Finals. Caleb Morris (Waynesburg Central) won a talented 132 lbs. weight-class that included National Prep Medalist Kyle Gorant (The Hill School), 2-time PA State Medalist Gregg Wert (Central Dauphin), and Benton’s Joe Klock. In the finals Morris scored 19 points in a high scoring affair with Kyle Gorant to win the State Championship (19-16). 

Former National Prep Champion Jack Davis (Wyoming Seminary) went unscored upon tallying a point margin of (30-0) against his three opponents at 138 lbs. PIAA State Champion Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) showed off his Freestyle skills dominating the 160 lbs. weight earning three (10-0) tech-falls and a fall against four opponents. PIAA State Champion Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County) came out on top of a loaded 170 lbs. weight which featured National Prep Medalist Jake Hendricks (Wyoming Seminary) and PIAA State runner-up Josh Stillings (Pennridge). Fargo All-American Miles Lee (South Philadelphia) outlasted 2-time PIAA State runner-up Anthony Walters (Bishop McCort) in the 195 lbs. finals winning on criteria (8-8). 3-time PIAA State Medalist Francis Duggan (Cedar Cliff) cruised to the 220 lbs. Championship going out-scoring opponents (32-0).

Brackets and results from all divisions can be found below!


Cadet Freestyle Results


Cadet – 88 lbs.

1st  Noah Clawson (Carlisle)

2nd  Michael Corbin (Hanover)


Cadet – 94 lbs.

1st  Sheldon Seymour (Troy Area)

2nd  Matt Ross (Blue Mountain)

3rd  Gabe Gramly (Mifflinburg Area)

4th  Brad Gould (Bad Karma)


Cadet – 100 lbs.

1st  Brennan McBride (Coatesville)

2nd  Ben Ross (Downingtown West)

3rd  Nico William (Greensburg Salem)

4th  Liam Strouse (Northern York)


Cadet – 106 lbs.

1st  Ryan Miller (Blair Academy)

2nd  Ryan Crookham (Bethlehem Catholic)

3rd  Kurtis Phipps (Norwin)

4th  Chris Kim (Germantown Academy)


Cadet – 113 lbs.

1st  Blake Passarelli (Curwensville)

2nd  Killian Delaney (West Chester Henderson)

3rd  Lincoln Heck (Wyoming Seminary)

4th  Gabe Willochell (Greater Latrobe)


Cadet – 120 lbs. 

1st  Jagger Condomitti (Northampton Area)

2nd  Zach Witmer (Bellefonte Area)

3rd  Marckis Branford (Wilson Area)

4th  Luke Lucerne (Council Rock North)


Cadet – 126 lbs.

1st  Colton Camacho (Franklin Regional)

2nd  Ed Scott (DuBois Area)

3rd  Kenny Herrmann (Bethlehem Catholic)

4th  Matthew Lackman (Bethlehem Catholic)


Cadet – 132 lbs.

1st  Cameron Robinson (Council Rock South)

2nd  Josh Jones (Saucon Valley)

3rd  A.J. Tamburrino (William Tennent)

4th   Tye Varndell (Cambridge Springs)


Cadet – 138 lbs.

1st  Carter Tuttle (Wyoming Seminary)

2nd  Evan Courts (Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy)

3rd  Caleb Dowling (Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy)

4th  Bryce Gonzalez (Pottsville Area)


Cadet – 145 lbs.

1st  Luca Frinzi (Bethlehem Catholic)

2nd  Cole Reese (Cathedral Prep)

3rd  Roman Moser (Methacton)

4th  Kolbe Eidle (Wilson)


Cadet – 152 lbs.

1st  Angel Garcia (Mariana Bracetti Academy)

2nd  Dan Mancini (Owen J. Roberts)

3rd  Aurelius Dunbar (Mercersburg Academy)

4th  Braden Goodman (Pottsville Area)


Cadet – 160 lbs.

1st  Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep)

2nd  Tyler Stoltzfus (Mifflinburg)

3rd  Benny Baker (Wyoming Seminary)

4th  Caden Wright (Emmaus)


Cadet – 170 lbs.

1st  Luke Nichter (Chambersburg Area)

2nd  Steven Newell (Dallas)

3rd  Austin Walley (Ellwood City)

4th  Brent Burbules (Fort LeBoeuf)


Cadet – 182 lbs.

1st  Darrien Roberts (Wyoming Seminary)

2nd  Jonathan Vargo (Bentworth)

3rd  Nicholas Florschutz (Malvern Prep)

4th  Mason Nickelson (Belle Vernon)


Cadet – 220 lbs.

1st  Hunter Catka (Sun Valley)

2nd  Nate Miller (Pequea Valley)

3rd  Tanner Riggle (Central Mountain)

4th  Daishawn Tilghman (Overbrook)


Cadet – 285 lbs.

1st  Colby Whitehill (Brookville)

2nd  Jacob Edwards (Central Mountain)

3rd  Nathaniel Simmers (Altoona Area)

4th  Joseph Congaware (Greensburg Salem)



Junior Freestyle Results


Junior – 106 lbs.

1st  Blair Orr (Episcopal Academy)

2nd  William Burgess (Union City)

3rd  Dillon Murphy (Bethlehem Catholic)

4th  Angelicchio Marino (Greater Latrobe)


Junior – 113 lbs.

1st  Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia)

2nd  Nicholas Bauer (Wyoming Seminary)

3rd  Brandon Seidman (Germantown Academy)

4th  Hunter Thompson (Titusville)


Junior – 120 lbs.

1st  Mike Madara (Blair Academy)

2nd  Doug Zapf (Downingtown West)

3rd  Wyatt Lutz (Montoursville)

4th  Nick Onea (Pottsville)


Junior – 126 lbs.

1st  Cole Rhone (Benton Area)

2nd  Ryan O’Grady (Nazareth)

3rd  Justin Hoyle (Wyoming Seminary)

4th  Zachary Macy (Chartiers Valley)


Junior – 132 lbs.

1st  Caleb Morris (Waynesburg Central)

2nd  Kyle Gorant (The Hill School)

3rd  Andrew ‘Gregg’ Wert (Central Dauphin)

4th  Joe Klock (Benton Area)


Junior – 138 lbs.

1st  Jack Davis (Wyoming Seminary)

2nd  Hunter Baxter (Pine Richland)

3rd  Nathan Swartz (Hollidaysburg)

4th  Paul Fiete (Northern York)


Junior – 145 lbs.

1st  Micah Hoffman (Northern York)

2nd  Joey Blumer (Kiski Area)

3rd  Joe Demor (Southside)

4th  Seth Koleno (Bald Eagle Area)


Junior – 152 lbs.

1st  Will Kaldes (Cumberland Valley)

2nd  Brent Windle (Coatesville Area)

3rd  Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge)

4th  Trevor Elfvin (Father Judge)


Junior – 160 lbs.

1st  Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township)

2nd  Kyle Homet (Waynesburg Central)

3rd  Jacob Stefanowicz (Wyoming Seminary)

4th  Kaidon Winters (Athens Area)


Junior – 170 lbs.

1st  Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County)

2nd  Jake Hendricks (Wyoming Seminary)

3rd  Josh Stillings (Pennridge)

4th  Reed Custer (Emmaus)


Junior – 182 lbs.

1st  Timmy Wallace (Albert Gallatin)

2nd  Cole Urbas (State College Area)

3rd  Black Barrick (Big Spring)

4th  Patrick Deacon (LaSalle College)


Junior – 195 lbs.

1st  Miles Lee (South Philadelphia)

2nd  Anthony Walters (Bishop McCort)

3rd  Jacob Koser (Northern York)

4th  Keegan McCord (Donegal)


Junior – 220 lbs.

1st  Francis Duggan (Cedar Cliff)

2nd  Michael Doggett (Wyoming Seminary)

3rd  Dennis Karas (Exeter Township)

4th  George Limberiou (Schuylkill Valley)


Junior – 285 lbs.

1st  Vincenzo Pelusi (LaSalle College)

2nd  William Hare (The Hill School)

3rd  Jarrett Walters (Danville Area)

4th  Harry Tompkins (Severna Park, MD)



Freestyle Results/Brackets


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Greco-Roman Results/Brackets


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