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Owner & Operator of PA Power Wrestling • 2015 PA Wrestling "Person of the Year" • Former Central Dauphin Wrestler

Pennsylvania’s Cadet Fargo Fan Guide; Brackets, Schedule, Rosters, and Breakdown

There will be 84 Pennsylvania wrestlers competing in the 2019 Fargo Cadet Nationals presented by the United States Marine Corps. Arguably the biggest event of the year will go down inside the Fargo Dome where countless Pennsylvania wrestlers have made their mark on the National scene.   Cadet action gets underway on Saturday and will feature [...]

Teasdale Talks Life in Iowa Plus Pennsylvania’s International Success on the PA Power Podcast

PAP53: As summer heats up in the Keystone State, PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsnyder @KnopsKnotes, are back to talk about all the recent International success of Pennsylvania wrestlers. They also talk with 4-time Pennsylvania State Champion Gavin Teasdale on his last year plus a new life in Iowa. Coaching changes and college commitments [...]

Jake Woodley’s Rollercoaster Freestyle Season Lands Him a Match-up With Bo Nickal

It's been a wild ride for Pennsylvania wrestler Jake Woodley over the last four months. Photo by Sam Janicki. The 2-time Pennsylvania State Champion from North Allegheny has certainly faced his share of ups and downs but, as of late, his momentum is swinging in a positive direction. His rollercoaster started in PPG Paints Arena [...]

Pennsylvania’s Clayton Ulrey and Hunter Catka Claim Spots on Team USA’s Cadet World Team

The Mullett and the Muscle are heading to Sofia, Bulgaria. For the first time since 2015, the Keystone State will have two representatives on the United States Cadet World Team in Men's Freestyle. That year in Sarajevo, Bosnia - Pennsylvania's Jarod Verkleeren won a Cadet World Title and Gavin Teasdale was fifth. Rising seniors Clayton [...]

The PA Power Podcast Debates Proposed Cut To 12 Weight-Classes Plus More Spring News

PAP52: If you haven't heard the news about Pennsylvania High School Wrestling - PA Power Wrestling's Jeff Upson @PAPowerWrestle and Eric Knopsnyder @KnopsKnotes get you up to speed with the PIAA's proposal on decreasing the number of weight-classes from 14 to 12. The pair also talk about the Virginia Beach Duals and Cadet World Team Trials in [...]

Pennsylvania’s Joey Fisher, Clayton Ulrey, and Hunter Catka Win Titles At 2019 FloNationals

It was the 10th Annual FloNationals but for the first time ever, the event was competed in Freestyle & Greco-Roman. USA Wrestling has designated FloNationals as the Trials for the team being sent to the Cadet Pan Am Championships; wrestlers who competed in both styles earned points based on their placement with the highest point [...]

The Open Room Grades Pennsylvania’s Performance at NCAAs Plus Take A Look Ahead

PAPC52: Has it sunk in that the 2019 NCAA Wrestling season is over? Yeah, same here. The Open Room with Rob Waltko @Rob_SwagginU and Joe Youngblood @CoachYBee give out grades to Pennsylvania wrestlers and recap all of the action from the Steel City. The pair also talks "headgear-gate," Penn State's 2020 line-up, and what could be in [...]

Pennsylvania Earns 9 Champions and 56 Overall Medalists at the NHSCA Virginia Beach Nationals

Pennsylvania's best wrestlers once again travelled to Virginia Beach to take part in the NHSCA High School Nationals. 2019 was the 30th Annual for the NHSCA and Pennsylvania had success in all six levels. In the NHSCA Freshman Nationals Pennsylvania finished in third with 219 points. The Keystone State crowned one champion and earned seven [...]