The best part, in my opinion, of the PIAA State Dual Team Championships is the preview of ranked wrestlers going head-to-head a month from the Individual State Tournament in March. We get to see some of the State’s best wrestlers mix it up when teams clash inside the GIANT Center.

2019 will be no different with some potential hammer match-ups in the Championship First Round on Thursday afternoon. In class 2A we could see a #1 vs. #2 meet at 120 pounds when Reynolds takes on Notre Dame – Green Pond. Super Frosh #1 Ryan Crookham could meet former PIAA State Champion #2 Beau Bayless  (Reynolds) in what would be a dandy. In Class AAA #1 Dan Mancini (Owen J. Roberts) could see #3 Cam Connor (Kiski Area) and 152 pounds. 

Those are just a few of the potential meetings between ranked opponents that could go down today. Below is a look at some more!

 

Class 2A

 

#7 Greenville vs. #13 Hamburg Area

126 pounds: #5 Dalton Gimbor (Hamburg Area) vs. #25 Bryce Knauf (Greenville)

170 pounds: #13 Brady Gentile (Greenville) vs. #15 Brendan Hamilton (Hamburg Area)

 

#6 Chestnut Ridge vs. #23 Freedom Area

195 pounds: #8 Bryson Miller (Freedom Area) vs. #13 Austin Crouse (Chestnut Ridge)

 

#2 Southern Columbia vs. #19 Conneaut Area

145 pounds: #4 Gavin Garcia (Southern Columbia) vs. #14 Wes Davenport (Conneaut Area)

160 pounds: #5 Peyton Hearn (Conneaut Area) vs. #8 Cade Linn (Southern Columbia)

 

#5 Burrell vs. #16 Newport

120 pounds: #3 Ian Oswalt (Burrell) vs. #19 Grant Kauffman (Newport)

132 pounds: #12 Dorian Gonzalez (Newport) vs. #20 Bryan Gaul (Burrell)

 

#3 Saucon Valley vs. #4 Muncy

138 pounds: #5 Thomas Spirk (Saucon Valley) vs. #14 Mario Barberio (Muncy)

182 pounds: #12 Mike Kustanbauter (Muncy) vs. #15 Braydyn Lugardo (Saucon Valley)

 

#1 Reynolds vs. #11 Notre Dame – Green Pond

106 pounds: #1 Gary Steen (Reynolds) vs. #18 Evan Maag (NDGP)

120 pounds: #1 Ryan Crookham (NDGP) vs. #2 Beau Bayless (Reynolds)

126 pounds: #6 Brandan Chletsos (NDGP) vs. #12 Andrew Ischo (Reynolds)

132 pounds: #6 Ritchie Markulics (NDGP) vs. #10 Kaeden Berger (Reynolds)

138 pounds: #3 Rocco Bartolo (Reynolds) vs. #7 Nicholas Vonelli (NDGP)

160 pounds: #14 Derek Berlitz (NDGP) vs. #20 Hunter Thompson (Reynolds)

170 pounds: #11 Isaiah DeJesus (NDGP) vs. #17 Cole Toy (Reynolds)

 

 

Class 3A

 

#7 Council Rock South vs. Hazleton

106 pounds: #4 Kyle Waterman (Council Rock South) vs. #25 John Corra (Hazleton)

145 pounds: #11 Eric Woloshyn (Council Rock South) vs. #25 Charles Everdale (Hazleton)

 

#9 Seneca Valley vs. #19 Mifflin County

106 pounds: #1 Dylan Chappell (Seneca Valley) vs. #8 Nic Alison (Mifflin County)

 

#1 Bethlehem Catholic vs. Boyertown

106 pounds: #7 Dante Frinzi (Bethlehem Catholic) vs. #16 Julien Maldonado (Boyertown)

195 pounds: #3 Jacob Miller (Boyertown) vs. #10 Joey Kurtz (Bethlehem Catholic)

 

#2 Kiski Area vs. #17 Owen J. Roberts

152 pounds: #1 Dan Mancini (Owen J. Roberts) vs. #3 Cam Connor (Kiski Area)

160 pounds: #4 Jack Blumer (Kiski Area) vs. #9 Connor Quinn (Owen J. Roberts)

170 pounds: #5 Nick Delp (Kiski Area) vs. #25 Ricky McCutchen (Owen J. Roberts)

 

#6 Cathedral Prep vs. #16 Spring-Ford

182 pounds: #1 Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep) vs. #9 Joey Milano (Spring-Ford)

 

#8 Cedar Cliff vs. #11 Canon-McMillan

106 pounds: #6 Aiden Lewis (Cedar Cliff) vs. #19 Jacob Houpt (Canon-McMillan)

113 pounds: #8 Jimmy Baxter (Can0n-McMillan) vs. #21 Cole Bear (Cedar Cliff)

120 pounds: #17 Jacob Gardner (Canon-McMillan) vs. #23 Creed Bogardus (Cedar Cliff)

126 pounds: #1 JJ Wilson (Cedar Cliff) vs. #7 Kenny Hayman (Canon-McMillan)