Five Results From The PIAA State Class 3A First Round That Made You Look Twice


106 #10 Mason Prinkey (Connellsville) DEC #3 Kyle Hauserman (Council Rock North), 6-4 SV

Southeast Regional Champion Kyle Hauserman took a fall in the first round when he lost to Mason Prinkey at 106 pounds. After a scoreless first period Prinkey earned a reversal going up 2-0. Hauserman escaped and quickly earned a takedown to take the lead. In the third period Hauserman escaped to go up 4-2. With 36 seconds left Prinkey connected on a takedown to send it into overtime. With momentum clearly in Prinkey’s favor he hit a single leg and limped armed out with 21 seconds left in sudden victory for the win. Prinkey will  face freshman Braxton Appello (Easton) in the quarterfinals.


113 #21 Karl Shindledecker (Chambersburg) DEC #5 Maximino Mendez (Council Rock South), 6-2

Freshman Karl Shindledecker controlled the match against senior Max Mendez despite giving up the first takedown. He earned a critical escape with 10 seconds left in the first period and added another in the second. With time running out in the second period Shindledecker hit a single leg that he switched off to a double for the finish. He would add another takedown when Mendez went into desperation mode late in the third to win it 6-2. He will face returning PIAA State Medalist Matt Mayer (BECAHI) in the quarterfinals.


138 #11 Jack McGill (Spring Ford) DEC #3 Nick Coy (Penn Trafford), 5-1

McGill, a sophomore,  in  his second trip to Hershey earned a major upset over senior and returning PIAA State Medalist Nick Coy on Thursday night. With the match tied 1-1 in the third period a Coy shot turned into a scramble where both wrestlers ended up having funks on each other but it was McGill who ended up on top scoring the match winning takedown and added on two back points. He will now take on returning State Medalist Devon Britto (Northampton) in the quarterfinals.


152 #18 Colby Romjue (Susquehannock) DEC #3 Dillon Sheehy (Council Rock North), 5-4

In one of the more shocking results of the night was at 152 pounds where #3 Dillon Sheehy couldn’t get it together against junior Colby Romjue. Sheehy made headlines last weekend when he took out the #1 ranked wrestler in the State, Dan Mancini (OJR), but he was unable to capitalize on a favorable draw. Romjue came out swinging attempting a high crotch from distance that he converted for a takedown. Sheehy escaped to end the first and again in the second period, as the junior responded with a takedown of his own to go ahead 4-2. Romjue wasn’t flustered as he clawed his way to a leg and ended up getting height and flipping Sheehy over for a reversal. 


170 #8 Angel Garcia (Mariana Bracetti) DEC #3 Luke Nichter (Chambersburg), 7-6

In a re-match of the 2019 Escape The Rock Finals Angel Garcia got revenge on 2018 PIAA State runner-up Luke Nichter. In the first period Nichter connected on a takedown to go up 2-0. In the second period a long and lanky Garcia was being put on his back by a Nichter cradle but he somehow slipped out grabbing a leg and getting a reversal. Garcia returned Nichter to the mat and hit a tilt as soon as they hit the mat for three near-fall points. Despite giving up a stalling point in the third  period Garcia held on for a 7-6 win.


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