Thursday’s Best First Round Class 2A Match-Ups In The PIAA State Championship


113 Pounds

#7 Gabe Gramly (Mifflinburg Area) vs. #11 Luke Fegley (Middletown Area)

Sophomore Gabe Gramly was a State Qualifier last season as was junior Luke Fegley. The two have never faced-off but have wins over common opponents. Gramly fell to #1 Gable Strickland in the regional finals while Fegley was third in a deep Southeast Regional. 


#8 Kole Biscoe (Southern Columbia Area) vs. #10 David Kreidler (Allentown Central Catholic)

Rookie Kole Biscoe will make his State Tournament debut at 113 pounds where he gets a tough draw right out of the gate with sophomore David Kreidler. As a rookie David competed in Class 3A where he was a Northeast Regional qualifier but this season Allentown CC is in 2A and he took second last week in the Southeast Regional grabbing a win over #11 Luke Fegley. Biscoe will be competing in his 50th match of the season on Thursday morning – winning 43 times – so the rookie is what we would call battle tested. Their common opponent this season was #6 Adam Jacob (East Pennsboro) who Biscoe beat at the Trojan Wars (2-0) as Kreidler lost to Jacob in tiebreaker last weekend (9-5 TB).


120 Pounds

#4 Amonn Ohl (Saint Joesph’s Catholic) vs. #6 Caydin Wickard (Boiling Springs)

This could be one of the best matches of the opening round. These two are workhorses who like to score points. Wickard is a slick Cali kid who likes to wrestle on his feet while Ohl is a grinder who can put people away with his skill set. They both have wins over Blake Showers this season but for Wickard, this is his first Pennsylvania State Tournament having spent the last two years in California. Expect a fun match with loads of points.


126 Pounds

#4 Brandan Chletsos (Notre Dame – Green Pond) vs. #7 Anthony Glasl (Brockway)

One of my favorite bouts will take place at 126 pounds between rookie Chletsos and junior Glasl. Two years ago Glasl was a PIAA State sixth place medalist while Chletsos was racking up accolades in the youth ranks. This will be Anthony’s third trip to the GIANT Center coming up empty handed last season. Don’t let Chletsos’ ten defeats fool you – he is good. He has a win this season over #2 Chase Shields (Bishop McDevitt) but lost to him last weekend in the Southeast Regional. Their common opponent this season has been #22 Andrew Ischo, a 2-time PIAA State Medalist, who Glasl beat once and Chletsos split wins with.


132 Pounds

#5 Patrick Edmonson (Southern Columbia Area) vs. #15 Kaeden Berger (Reynolds)

Would you look at that? A Southern Columbia vs. Reynolds match-up early. These two teams are more than familiar with each other – so naturally #5 Edmonson and #15 Berger are as well. The last time these two faced off it was in the State Dual Team finals with Patrick grabbing a (3-1 SV) win in a critical bout. Expect another type of match this time around. Edmonson was a State Medalist last year while Berger qualified. 


#6 Chase Chapman (Philipsburg-Osceola) vs. #9 Collin Leonard (Northern Lebanon)

I you looked up “wild card” in the dictionary you would find a picture of Chase Chapman. The junior has wins over #19 Robert Long, #7 Zack Witmer, #11 Garret Cornell, and #12 Conner Redinger. The last three mentioned were all 2018 PIAA State Medalists. This is Philipsburg-Osceola’s first year back in Class 2A and Chapman is thriving. He did get tech-falled by #3 Kadin Cassidy in the Southwest Regional finals and has lost twice to #13 Clayton Royer (Penns Valley). He will get a date with yet another PIAA State Medalist this time its Collin Leonard. The senior was eighth in the State last year and has 161 career wins going into Thursday. 


138 Pounds

#3 Tyler Martin (Bishop McDevitt) vs. #6 Rocco Bartolo (Reynolds)

Another top ten match-up will take place at 138 pounds. Rocco Bartolo stormed into the third place position last year in Hershey – in what was essentially his first season of varsity action for Reynolds – and this season he is on track to grab his second career medal. He will have a tall task with junior Tyler Martin who is in his second trip to Hershey but in search of his first State medal. They share defeats to Ty Linsenbigler (Hempfield Area) this season but have never faced off. 


152 Pounds

#6 Nolan Lear (Benton Area) vs. #9 Keegan Rothrock (Saint Joseph’s Catholic)

Rookie Nolan Lear has been chipping away at wins this season in a deep 152 pound weight class but he will have one of his toughest opponents of the season with Keegan Rothrock. Nolan lost in UTB to D.J. Erickson last weekend at the Northeast Regional while Rothrock had the week off after taking third in the Southwest Regional two weeks ago. They don’t have any common opponents which makes it a little more interesting. Lear has been wrestling better the last month and seems to be on the rise.The junior Rothrock is in his first trip to Hershey and won’t want to drop his first match to a freshman. 


182 Pounds

#3 Garrett McClintick (Brockway) vs. #6 Bryson Miller (Freedom Area)

Two accomplished seniors will clash in the first round as McClintick is looking for his first PIAA Medal in two trips to Hershey while Bryson Miller left the GIANT Center in 2o18 with a fifth place medal. These two have not competed this season and are each big for the weight. Miller took third in the Southwest Regional while McClintick was a Northwest Regional runner-up to #2 Gavin Henry (Union City).


195 Pounds

#4 Hunter Tremain (North Star) vs. #5 Dane Csencsits (Saucon Valley)

North Star senior Hunter Tremain is making his third trip to Hershey but has yet to leave with hardware. He takes on #5 Dane Csencsits of Saucon Valley who is also in his third trip to Hershey. The junior was a Southeast Regional runner-up to #3 Colin Fegley (Mahanoy Area) last weekend. They haven’t competed against each other in their careers. 


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