Freshmen Steal Show at Allegheny County Tournament

Three Pennsylvania rookies made significant progress in just their first year of varsity action claiming an Allegheny County Tournament Championship on Saturday night at Fox Chapel High School. Quaker Valley freshman #4 Conner Redinger showed why he is ranked top five in the State with a dominating performance at 106 lbs. Redinger had no trouble finding the finals picking up three first period falls and only spending a total of (2:21) on the mat. In the finals Redinger downed fellow rookie Max Stedeford (North Allegheny) by a (9-2) score to claim his first County Championship.

Pine-Richland’s #18 Cole Spencer made his Allegheny County debut a memorable one. The highly touted freshman grabbed a tech-fall and three falls to advance into the 152 lbs. finals. There he would meet top seed #17 Nico Marsico (Montour). It was business as usual for Spencer who jumped out to a (9-1) advantage before earning the fall in (4:43).

#11 Justin Hart (Hampton) had a slightly tougher road to his first Allegheny County title at 182 lbs. After two falls Hart took out senior Zach Carcy (Fox Chapel), who two years ago was a PIAA State Qualifier, by collecting a match winning takedown with (0:12) seconds left in the third period to win (3-1). In the semifinals Hart had no issues winning (7-3) over Bethel Park’s Noah Seeberger to advance into the finals where he would face #7 Max Shaw (Thomas Jefferson). The junior was a PIAA State Qualifier in 2017 and only recently made his season debut. Despite grabbing a first period takedown Shaw’s conditioning was the downfall as he was hit for stalling three times. Hart added on two escapes and a takedown to the two penalty points to pull the upset (6-3).

Full brackets and team scores can be found below.


Allegheny County Medalists


106 LBS
1st #4 Conner Redinger (Quaker Valley) DEC Max Stedeford (North Allegheny), 9-2
3rd #7 Joey Fischer (South Park) MD Jesse Galioto (West Mifflin), 12-1
5th Nathan Krutules (Thomas Jefferson) F Ryan Machirella (Avonworth), 2:15
7th Cole Yocca (Plum) F Tony Montgomery (Chartiers Valley), 4:26

113 LBS
1st #1 Ryan Sullivan (Shaler) MD #2 Frankie Bonura (Moon), 11-2
3rd Michael Zacur (Thomas Jefferson) DEC Josh Campbell (Hampton), 3-1
5th Shane Kelley (Central Catholic) TF Evan Whiteside (Gateway), 18-2 3:26
7th Jeremy MaCpherson (North Hills) DEC Anthony Salopek (West Mifflin), 1-0

120 LBS
1st Tyler Kocak (Hampton) DEC Freddy Junko (North Allegheny), 4-2
3rd #23 Nathan Lukez (Pine Richland) MD Eddie Heuhn (Carlynton), 13-2
5th Kale Buckiso (Thomas Jefferson) F Jamil Prude (Allderdice), 0:39
7th Devyn Giovengo (Montour) DEC Dan Kyle (Upper St. Clair), 7-4

126 LBS
1st #1 Sam Hillegas (North Hills) F #25 Jacob Downing (North Allegheny), 3:21
3rd Zachary Macy (Chartiers Valley) DEC Zach Wright (Hampton), 5-3 SV
5th #24 Dylan Winters (Shaler) DEC Kellen Lynch (Thomas Jefferson), 7-2
7th Vinny Riepole (Bethel Park) DEC Gavin James (Plum), 5-1

132 LBS
1st #1 John Rocco Kazalas (Quaker Valley) F #10 Garrett Reinsfelder (Shaler), 1:13
3rd Brendan Finnerty (Thomas Jefferson) DEC Ben Yantek (Bethel Park), 3-1
5th Gabe Falo (North Allegheny) F Nick Reconnu (Montour), 4:34
7th Tallon Auth (Plum) DEC Ryan Dawson (Upper St. Clair), 3-2

138 LBS
1st Alex Weber (Thomas Jefferson) DEC #25 Thomas Kyle (Upper St. Clair), 4-2
3rd #16 Justice Jones (Carrick) DEC Ben Salas (Pine Richland), 4-3
5th Joe Mwete (Brashear) DEC Parker Loera (Bethel Park), 11-10
7th Ellis Popiolkowski (Shaler) MD Oleg Melnyk (Carlynton), 14-2

145 LBS
1st #6 Nick Acuna (Moon) DEC Grant Walnoha (Upper St. Clair), 4-0
3rd Jackson Gray (Mt. Lebanon) DEC Nick Marcenelle (North Allegheny), 7-2
5th Frank Guzzi (West Mifflin) F Ian Scarberry (Shaler), 1:41
7th Ridge Vlha (Thomas Jefferson) DEC Alex Wecht (Fox Chapel), 5-2

152 LBS
1st #18 Cole Spencer (Pine Richland) F #17 Nico Marsico (Montour), 4:43
3rd Hunter Kernan (Bethel Park) F Gavin Rosso (West Mifflin), 1:52
5th Sean Martin (Upper St. Clair) DEC Ethan Uechi (North Hills), 4-3 UTB
7th Zach Smith (Moon) DEC Colin Milko (Central Catholic), 5-1

160 LBS
1st #4 Luke Stout (Mt. Lebanon) DEC Vincenzo Rauso (Central Catholic), 3-1
3rd #16 Jon Hoover (North Allegheny) F Luke Montgomery (Bethel Park), 4:56
5th Christian Tamburro (Riverview) DEC Jamil Khalil (Baldwin), 6-5
7th Andy Kalup (Thomas Jefferson) DEC Alex Sampson (Moon), 6-5

170 LBS
1st #5 Jason Montgomery (Bethel Park) F Connor Sidoruk (Baldwin), 2:36
3rd Nick Whittington (Keystone Oaks) DEC Chad Scherer (Hampton), 3-0
5th Jamal Littlejohn (Moon) DEC Jacob Smalley (North Allegheny), 6-2
7th Murat Zaynullaev (Chartiers Valley) MD Zayn Peters (Riverview), 16-8

182 LBS
1st #11 Justin Hart (Hampton) DEC #7 Max Shaw (Thomas Jefferson), 6-3
3rd Noah Seeberger (Bethel Park) F Zach Carcy (Fox Chapel), 2:14
5th #19 Geoff Magin (Quaker Valley) DEC Damon Thompson (North Hills), 6-2
7th Dante Presutti (Montour) F Nevin Matthews (Gateway), 2:16

195 LBS
1st #22 Shamil Zaynullaev (Chartiers Valley) DEC Gehrig Hutchinson (Baldwin), 9-3
3rd #16 Nathan Mankey (North Hills) DEC Harvey Rauch (Upper St. Clair), 9-2
5th Riley O’Mara (Bethel Park) F James Howard (Carrick), 0:21
7th Luqman Luhujjiddan (Penn Hills) MD Zach Boggs (Hampton), 18-5

220 LBS
1st #5 Jake Slinger (Upper St. Clair) F Donovan Cutchember (Fox Chapel), 3:54
3rd Ben Grafton (North Allegheny) DEC Miguel Jackson (Pine Richland), 2-1 TB2
5th Dawson Dietz (Hampton) F Maxwell Badamo (North Hills), 1:16
7th Bradley Fadeley (Quaker Valley) F Wayne Sanders (Moon), 2:14

285 LBS
1st #2 Gerald Brown (West Mifflin) F #15 Derek Devine (North Allegheny), 4:39
3rd #17 Deshawn Butler (Penn Hills) DEC #11 Nathan Hoaglund (Mt. Lebanon), 5-1 TB2
5th Tyler Caragein (Keystone Oaks) F Jack Burton (Upper St. Clair), 0:52
7th Jeff Bonnette (Shaler) F Tommy Rengers (Hampton), 0:22


Final Team Scores

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Final Brackets

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