Ruth Majors Garcia as Southern Columbia Dominates New Oxford Invitational

Southern Columbia, #2 in the State Dual Team Rankings, dominated the New Oxford Invitational racking up 283 team points placing 13 wrestlers and claiming three champions. State Champion #1 Jaret Lane bounced back from a runner-up finish last weekend at the Escape The Rock picking up his 102nd career pin and 158th career victory. 

In the marquee matchup returning PIAA State Champion and junior #1 Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) took on sophomore #6 Gaige Garcia (Southern Columbia) in the 170 lbs. finals. Ruth, brining a 52 match win streak into the finals, went off in the second period after a scoreless first period. Garcia escaped the start the second period but Ruth rallied off four quick takedowns and added on two nearfall points to go up (10-4). Ruth escaped in the third and added on another takedown to close out the match by major decision (13-5). 

Full Team Score and Final Brackets can be found below. 


Top Ten Teams

1 Southern Columbia 283
2 Gettysburg 173
3 Northern York 164
4 New Oxford 153
5 Tunkhannock 132
6 Waynesboro 123.5
7 Line Mountain 123
8 Harry S Truman 116
9 Susquehanna Township 91
10 Scranton 89.5



106 LBS
1st #2 Sheldon Seymour (Troy) DEC #11 David Evans (Tunkhannock), 8-3
3rd #21 Blake Showers (Biglerville) DEC Liam Strouse (Northern York), 1-0
5th #9 Bailey Gimbor (Brandywine Heights) DEC #10 Luke Fegley (Middletown), 3-0
7th #19 Blake Wirt (Line Mountain) F Jordan Holland (McCaskey), 2:40


113 LBS
1st #9 Pat Edmonson (Southern Columbia) DEC #24 Tim Uhler (New Oxford), 8-2
3rd #5 Cole Wilson (Northeastern) F Nathan Ridgley (Gettysburg), 0:45
5th Dalton Gimbor (Brandywine Heights) MD Ayden Dillon (Littlestown), 13-0
7th Arik Harnish (Lampeter-Strasburg) DEC Cameron Hauck (Line Mountain), 5-0

120 LBS
1st #1 Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia) F #22 Kody Evans (Susquehanna Township), 0:51
3rd Josh Tuckey (Biglerville) MD David Gavek (Tunkhannock), 10-2
5th Ian Coller (Line Mountain) DEC Ryan Berstler (Middletown), 5-1
7th Bryan Layman (Waynesboro) DEC Michael Dunleavy (Central Dauphin East), 7-0

126 LBS
1st #23 Eli Tuckey (Biglerville) DEC Matthew McCann (Waynesboro), 2-1 TB2
3rd Brandon Daldo (Montgomery) DEC Ian Yoder (Southern Columbia), 3-2
5th Dylan Toner (Northern York) MD Klint Harpel (Brandywine Heights), 8-0
7th Mason Blank (Lampeter-Strasburg) DEC Jared Townsend (Gettysburg), 5-0

132 LBS
1st #6 @138 Tommy Traver (Tunkhannock) MD #8 @126 Gunnar Fuss (Harry S Truman), 9-1
3rd John Halbrendt (Gettysburg) DEC Jared Bair (New Oxford), 7-3
5th #19 Jake Renn (Southern Columbia) DEC Kaseem Greg (Harrisburg), 9-6
7th Griffin Smeltz (Line Mountain) MD Steven Graves (Susquehanna Township), 11-3

138 LBS
1st #22 @145 Joseph Pecaitis (Gettysburg) F Tyler Feltman (Juniata), 2:42
3rd #11 @145 Paul Feite (Northern York) DEC Devin Martin (Middletown), 7-1
5th Brennan Romanoff (New Oxford) MD Mike Miner (Southern Columbia), 16-5
7th Page Karsteter (Fairfield) DEC Devin Vajda (Central Dauphin East), 5-2

145 LBS
1st #9 @152 Micah Hoffman (Northern York) MD #18 Jeremiah Oakes (Scranton), 10-2
3rd Sammy Toggas (Wilson) DEC Colby Romjue (Susquehannock), 7-0
5th Adam Wertz (Waynesboro) F Joey Goldey (Harry S Truman), 3:36
7th Tyler Waltman (Southern Columbia) MD Joseph Spear (Middletown), 12-2

152 LBS
1st #2 William Evanitsky (Scranton) DEC #14 Stefahn Mayo (Muhlenberg), 9-3
3rd #16 Dylan Reinert (Gettysburg) MD #7 Cade Linn (Southern Columbia), 12-4
5th #21 Tyler Wileman (Juniata) FOR #25 Timmy Ward (Canton)
7th Joey Battle (McCaskey) MD Estephen Salguero (Harry S Truman), 9-0

160 LBS
1st #7 Cal Haladay (Southern Columbia) F #5 Jacob Burgette (Scranton), 1:28
3rd #20 Jared Heister (Juniata) DEC Ryan Hart (Delone Catholic), 3-2
5th Tyler Williams (Troy) DEC Dylan Miller (Brandywine Heights), 5-3 SV
7th Colton Shriner (Fairfield) F Garrett Young (Gettysburg), 1:26

170 LBS
1st #1 Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) MD #6 Gaige Garcia (Southern Columbia), 13-5
3rd #18 Joey Romjue (Susquehannock) DEC Darius Briggs (Milton Hershey), 1-0
5th Luke Lardarello (New Oxford) FOR #8 Neamiah Diggs (Harrisburg)
7th Josh Paul (Gettysburg) DEC Arthur Dash (Middletown), 6-2

182 LBS
1st Alex Litz (Harry S Truman) DEC #15 @160 Austin Watkins (Susquehanna Township), 8-5
3rd Kyle Swartz (Northern York) F Anthony Scicchitano (Southern Columbia), 5:00
5th Michael Fortney (Gettysburg) FOR #17 Garrett Gabel (Juniata)
7th Connor Munley (Tunkhannock) F Chris Mangle (Montgomery), 3:59

195 LBS
1st #5 Jake Koser (Northern York) MD Darrick Rudisill (New Oxford), 9-0
3rd Lear Quinton (Southern Columbia) MD Frank Regalis (Harry S Truman), 10-2
5th Ethan Long (Line Mountain) F Jake Stephens (Tunkhannock), 1:58
7th Troy Ambush (Susquehanna Township) MD Brandon Crusen (Scranton), 14-1

220 LBS
1st #19 @195 Sam Rice (Tunkhannock) MD Sean Sprague (Southern Columbia), 8-0
3rd #15 Dylan Byrd (Milton Hershey) F #17 Corey Eaton (Northeastern), 1:32
5th Tyley Phenegar (Lampeter-Strasburg) DEC Eithan Marino (Montgomery), 4-2
7th Tyler Gallagher (Gettysburg) F Jake Moyer (Fairfield), 4:11

285 LBS
1st #6 Garrett Zobel (LaSalle College) F Jaron Renn (Line Mountain), 1:08
3rd #17 Connor Fulmer (Southern Columbia) F David Henke (Waynesboro), 2:24
5th Jeff Chisolm-Wilkerson (Harrisburg) F Robert Hatfield (Gettysburg), 4:32
7th Dylan Smith (New Oxford) DEC Joe Shockley (Northeastern), 4-3 TB2


Final Brackets

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Final Team Scores

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