News from February...2009
Tim Wheeling Bound For Hershey
Stonis and Baker Medal

Tim Wheeling has just two losses since dropping to the 103 pound weight class in early January and both losses came at the hands of Indian Valley's Kaleb Loht. Wheeling dropped a 3-0 decision to eventual champion Loht in the semifinal round of the Northwest Regional Tournament on Saturday. But it turned out to be the only bump in the road for the Mclane lightweight. Tim dominated his other opponents, giving up just a single point in three wins.

After a first round bye, Wheeling posted a dominating 6-1 decision over Seth Spack of Punxsutawney in the quarterfinals. He dropped the 3-0 decision to Loht in the semifinals, but then put together a couple of shutouts to finish the tournament. Tim knocked off 5th ranked Forrest Bechdel of Central Mountain, 4-0 and then clinched a spot in the PIAA tournament with a 5-0 white washing of 6th ranked Justin Giedroc of Bald Eagle in the consolation finals.

Senior Seth Stonis, who wasn't even listed in the top six in the last issue of the NW Regional Rankings battled his way to a 4th place finish in a very tough 189 pound weight class. Stonis pinned Markel Keys of Cathedral Prep in the opening round and then ground out a 3-1 decision over third ranked Shane Krise of St. Marys in the quarterfinals. Seth was clinging to a 1-0 lead late in the 2nd period when he used a slick throwby to take Krise to mat. But it wasn't an easy two points. Krise shifted his weight back into Stonis and forced him to scramble off of his back to secure the bout winning takedown.

Seth turned in a great effort in the semifinals against second ranked KJ Walters of Altoona, but came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision. Stonis and Walters battled evenly for six full minutes, the difference being a Walters escape in the second period. The Lancer senior bounced back and secured a spot on the podium with a 3-2 win over Londelle Cox of Peabody in the consolation semis. Unfortunately Seth's hopes for a trip to Hershey were dashed in the consolation finals by his old district 10 rival, Josh Deeter of Franklin. Deeter posted a 9-3 win in the finale.

Big man Caleb Baker also took 4th at this weekend's regional tournament. Baker won his preliminary round bout, 7-0 over Shay Ceglar of State College, then lost to top ranked, District 9 champ, unbeaten Sean Owen in the quaterfinals. Caleb lost by a final score of 10-3, but he kept it close until the last minute when he was forced to take some chances.

Caleb came raoaring back in the consolations with two straight pins and an injury default win over Kris Tursky of Conneaut Lake. He nearly grabbed the last ticket to Hershey, but lost 2-1 in the consolation finals on a very controversial technical violation.

Zac Baumgartner parlayed his 4th place finish at the district tournament into a semifinal appearance. Zac posted a gritty, 1-0 decision over District 9 runnerup, Derek Burkett of Punxsutawney in the preliminary round, then pinned District 8 champ, Jermaine Grey of Peabody in the quarterfinals. Baumgartner's run came to end on Saturday when he dropped a 5-4 heart breaker to eventual champ, Tyler Parsons of Prep in the semis and then lost to Zach Towers of Meadville in the consi semis.

DJ Myers put on a nice performance for a freshman on Friday. He ground out a 5-2 win over Clearfield's Andrew Hill in the prelims, and then beat District 8 champ, Stephan Steedley of Carrick in the quarterfinals. Myers dropped out of the tournament after suffering back to back losses to top ranked Jordan Rich of Central Mountain in the semifinal round and Punxsutawney's 3rd placer, Kody Young in the consi semis.

Tyler Bowers posted an opening round win over Rob Redman of Langley in the preliminary round. He dropped his quarterfinals match to top ranked, Mitchell Port of Bellefonte, but bounced back with a pin against Matt Bussato of DuBois in the first round of consolations. Tyler was knocked out of the tourney in the consolation quarterfinals by Prep's John Agnello.

Travis Bryant lost in the opening round to District 9 runnerup Sean Sadowsky of St. Marys. He received an injury default win in the first consi round, but then lost to Clearfield's Andre Buck in the consolation quarterfinals.

Mclane placed 7th as a team. The Lancers were in 3rd place at the conclusion of Friday's action, but a dismal semifinal round dropped them out of the top five.



Tim Wheeling posted his 31st, 32nd and 33rd wins of the season this past weekend. Tim is 28-2 since moving into the 103 pound weight class in January. Both of his losses came at the hands of regional champion, Kaleb Loht of Indian Valley.

Wheeling became the first freshman Mclane wrestler to qualify for the state tournament since Phil Frndak did it in 1974. Tim also shattered Hayden Harrison's 'Freshman Season Wins' mark this year. Harrison posted 29 during his freshman campaign.

Caleb Baker's 4 wins and 2 pins in Altoona moved him up in the McLane Wrestling record book. Caleb's win in the consolation semifinals was his 39th of the season. That put him in 6th place on the all-time list. He also racked up his 24th and 25th pins of the season, which tied him for 3rd place for most pins in a single season.

Baker had a great weekend wrestling in Altoona, but was also the victim of a bad call on Saturday, which may have kept him from making the trip to the state tournament. Fortunately the sophomore 285 pounder will get a couple more shots at a state medal.

Team captain, Seth Stonis's high school wrestling career came to an end with a loss in the consolation finals on Saturday evening, but not before the McLane senior showed his warrior heart one more time. Stonis knocked off highly touted Shane Krise of St. Marys, 3-1 on Friday and then battled on an even keel with top ranked KJ Walters for six minutes. Seth lost that match by a 1-0 score, but showed a lot of heart by bouncing back in the consi semis with a hard fought, 3-2 win over District 8 champ, Londell Cox.

Seth's career was interrupted by nagging injuries, but he still made his way into the Mclane record books. His 37 wins this season is 10th best all-time and he also made the Career Escapes list. But more important than the numbers, is the fact that Stonis was an outstanding team captain who led by example. Seth always had a great work ethic, and he showed nothing but class each and every time he walked off the mat. Seth Stonis truly was the HEART of this year's McLane wrestling team.


Team Scores:
1. Central Mountain 177, 2. Cathedral Prep 130, 3. Bellefonte 97, 4. Clearfield 83, 5. Meadville 65, 6. Corry 60,
7. General McLane 58
, 8. St. Marys 53, 9. DuBois 52, 9. Indian valley 52, 11. Bald Eagle 47, 12. Altoona 45,
12. Punxsutawney 45, 14. McDowell 37, 15. Lewistown 32., 16. 29.0 State College, 17. 24.0 Bradford,
18. 21.0 Franklin, 19. 20.0, PhilipsburgOsceola, 20. 19.0 Conneaut Lake, 21. 12.0 Peabody, 22. 9.0 Warren,
23. 6.0 Brashear, 23. 6.0 Hollidaysburg, 25. 2.0 Langley, 26. 1.0 Erie Strong Vincent, 26. 1.0 Schenley,
28. 0.0 Carrick, 28. 0.0 Perry Traditional Acad.


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2009 NW Regional AAA Tournament

103-Tim Wheeling
Prelim: Bye
QF: Wheeling dec Seth Spack (Punx) 6-1
SF: Kaleb Loht (IV) dec Wheeling 3-0
Cons SF: Wheeling dec Forrest Bechdel (CMt) 4-0
Cons F: Wheeling dec Justin Giedroc (BE) 5-0

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for States



119-Tyler Bowers
Prelim: Bowers pinned Rob Redman (Lang) 1:18
QF: Mitchell Port (Bellef) pinned Bowers 1:37
Cons: Bowers pinned Matt Bussato (Dub) 2:27
Cons QF: John Agnello (Prep) dec Bowers 6-1

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

125-DJ Myers
Prelim: DJ Myers dec Andrew Hill (Clearf) 5-2
QF: DJ Myers dec Stephan Steedley (Carr) 6-1
SF: Jordan Rich (C Mt) pinned DJ Myers 1:16
Cons SF: Kody Young (Punx) pinned DJ Myers 4:02

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)



135-Zac Baumgartner
Prelim: Baumgartner dec Derek Burkett (Punx) 1-0
QF: Baumgartner pinned Jermaine Grey (Peab) 3:57
SF: Tyler Parsons (Prep) dec Baumgartner 5-4
Cons SF: Zach Towers (Mdv) pinned Baumgartner 4:03

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)






160-Dalton Lester
Prelim: Shawn Hall (Clerf) dec Lester 9-1
Cons: Bradley Grieb (Bellef) dec Lester 9-5

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

171-Doug Myers
QF: Michael Pollard (C) pinned Doug Myers 1:11
Cons: Justin Brem (St M) pinned Myers 1:15

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

189-Seth Stonis
Prelim: Stonis pinned Markel Keys (Prep) 3:08
QF: Stonis dec Shane Krise (St M) 3-1
SF: KJ Walters (Alt) dec Stonis 1-0
Cons SF: Stonis dec Londelle Cox (Peab) 3-2
Cons F: Josh Deeter (Frnk) dec Stonis 9-3

Tourn Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

215-Travis Bryant
Prelim: Sean Sadosky (St M) pinned Bryant 0:53
Cons: Bryant wb inj def Garrett Spencer (Lang) 0:01
Cons QF: Andre Buck (Clearf) pinned Bryant 1:34

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

285-Caleb Baker
Prelim: Baker dec Shay Ceglar (St C) 7-0
QF: Sean Owen dec Baker 10-3
Cons: Baker pinned Josh Yohe (Dub) 1:16
Cons QF: Baker pinned Jimmy Antonelli (St M) 0:45
Cons SF: Baker wb inj def Kris Tursky (C Lake) 0:01
Cons F: Stephen King (Lewist) dec Baker 2-1

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)



Tim Wheeling Snags His First District 10 Title
All Nine Lancer Wrestlers Qualify For Regionals

Tim Wheeling won the 103 pound weight class at this weekend's District 10 Tournament and became the first General Mclane freshman in 25 years to win a district title. The only other freshman to ever win a District 10 title was Phil Frndak, who did it in 1974 and then followed up with a regional title and a 4th place finish at the state tournament.

Wheeling also became the first McLane freshman to post 30 wins in a single season. Tim eclipsed Hayden Harrison's benchmark of 29 when he beat Cathedral Prep's Adam Sallot in the finals. It was Tim's 23rd straight win and he has put together a nearly flawless 25-1 record since dropping to 103 pounds in early January.

Seth Stonis took runnerup honors at 189 pounds, losing only to top seeded Josh Deeter of Franklin in the finals. Stonis easily disposed of his first opponent, Warren's Colter Johnson by a score of 15-0 and then won a 5-4 squeaker over Titusville's Joel Kerr. The win over Kerr in the semifinal round was Seth's 34th of the season. That put him in the McLane record books at #25 in the 'Season Wins' category.

Caleb Baker also nabbed runnerup honors, losing a close one to his old nemisis, Kris Tursky of Conneaut Lake in the evening finale. Baker went into the 3rd period trailing 2-0 and chose neutral in hopes of taking Tursky to the mat. Caleb made several attempts but was unable to get a score tying takedown. Baker added his 23rd pin of the season in the quarterfinals and moved into 6th place on the all-time list. He also secured his 35th win of the year in the semifinals, which put him at #15 on the 'Season Wins' list.

DJ Myers lost his opening round bout to eventual runnerup, Kasey Davis of Meadville, but put together four straight wins to take 3rd place in the 125 pound weight class. DJ pulled off a couple of notable upsets on his way to the bronze. He squeaked out a 3-2 win over 4th ranked Sam Juracko of Conneaut Lake in the consi semis and then posted a one sided 7-1 decision over 3rd ranked Kris Hess of Cathedral Prep in the consolation finals. Myers lost both of his bouts against Hess earlier this season.

Tyler Bowers also took 3rd at 119 pounds. Tyler was upset by Cathedral Prep's John Agnello in the semis, but pinned his final two opponents to take the 3rd spot on the podium. Tyler also took the bronze at last year's District 10 Tournament.

Also qualifying for next weekend's NW Regional tournament with 4th place finishes were Zac Baumgartner, Dalton Lester, Doug Myers and Travis Bryant. Bryant had a couple of pins in the tournament bringing his season total to 17, second best on the team.

Congratulaions to Coach Hendricks who was named District 10 Jr. High Coach of the Year.


Team Scores: 1. 256 Cathedral Prep, 2. 203 Meadville, 3. 172 Corry, 4. 156 General McLane, 5. 155 Conneaut Lake,
6. 138 Franklin, 7. 103 McDowell, 8. 75 Warren, 9. 62 Titusville, 10. 45 Strong Vincent, 11. 22 Central Tech


Individual GM Wrestlers at the 2009 District 10 AAA Tournament

103-Tim Wheeling
QF: Wheeling pinned Steven Kibbey (W) :29
SF: Wheeling maj dec Alan Royek (C) 17-4
F: Wheeling dec Adam Sallot (CP) 11-6

Tourn Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
Qualified for Regionals



119-Tyler Bowers
QF: Bowers pinned Tyler Kuhn (CL) 1:50
SF: John Agnello (CP) dec Bowers 3-2
Cons SF: Bowers pinned Kyle Kitchell (W) 2:41
Cons F: Bowers pinned Brandon Kenyon (F) :21

Tourn Record: 3-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for Regionals

125-DJ Myers
QF: Kasey Davis (M) maj dec DJ Myers 12-1
Cons: DJ Myers pinned Patrick Penn (SV) 2:41
Cons QF: DJ Myers dec Andy Tarbell (C) 5-1
Cons SF: DJ Myers dec Sam Juracko (CL) 3-2
Cons F: DJ Myers dec Kris Hess (C) 7-1

Tourn Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)
Qualified for Regionals



135-Zac Baumgartner
QF: Baumgartner pinned Trevor Foley (T) 3:30
SF: Jake Rendulic (CL) dec Baumgartner 6-1
Cons SF: Baumgartner dec Mike Volant (M) 7-4
Cons F: Tyler Parsons (CP) dec Baumgartner 11-4

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)
Qualified for Regionals






160-Dalton Lester
QF: Lester pinned Jake Burnside (T) 4:17
SF: Jermaine Easter (CP) dec Lester 7-2
Cons SF: Lester pinned Ryan Greenwalt (SV) 4:17
Cons F: Jacob Shevitz (F) dec Lester 4-3

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)
Qualified for Regionals

171-Doug Myers
QF: Doug Myers dec Drew Ketchum (CL) 8-4
SF: Milano (CP) tf Doug Myers 18-3 (4:48)
Cons SF: Doug Myers dec Mike Weisinger (M) 5-4
Cons F: Drew Ketchum (CL) dec Doug Myers 6-0

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)
Qualified for Regionals

189-Seth Stonis
QF: Stonis tf Colter Johnson (W) 15-0
SF: Stonis dec Joel Kerr (T) 5-4
F: Josh Deeter (F) dec Stonis 8-3

Tourn Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)
Qualified for Regionals

215-Travis Bryant
QF: Bryant pinned Nate Warner (T) :59
SF: Logan Thompson (CP) pinned Bryant 4:49
Cons SF: Bryant pinned Logan Morley (W) :20
Cons F: Aaron Bell (SV) dec Bryant 6-2

Tourn Record: 2-2 (PLACED 4TH)
Qualified for Regionals

285-Caleb Baker
QF: Baker pinned Tyler Covato (M) 4:42
SF: Baker dec Matt Knapp (M) 4-3
F: Turski (CL) dec Baker 2-0

Tourn Record: 2-1 (PLACED 2ND)
Qualified for Regionals


Tyler Hendricks Adds To Middle School Wins Record

Tyler Hendricks posted a 5-0 record at the DuBois Duals on Saturday to put an exclamation point on his record breaking season. Tyler's final 2008-2009 season record is 31 wins against just 1 loss. Tyler also added 3 falls to his ledger, giving him 21 for the season.

Tyler finished his Middle School career with a stellar 55 win, 8 loss record with 32 pins.

Congratulations Tyler and good luck in the post season!


Tyler Hendricks Breaks Middle School Wins Record

8th grader, Tyler Hendricks won twice against Fort LeBoeuf on Wednesday evening at Parker Middle School. When the smoke cleared Hendricks had broken the McLane Jr. High single season record for wins. Tyler now has 26 wins on the season, which eclipses the record of 25 set last year by Ossie Bowers. Hendricks also has 18 pins to his credit this year.

Tyler's second win last night was the 50th of his middle school career, which is also more than likely the most wins ever posted by a middle school wrestler. Tyler's record over the past two seasons is a stunning 50 wins, against just 8 losses with 29 falls.

Tyler will have the opportunity to better his record this coming weekend when the Middle School team travels to DuBois for the rugged DuBois Duals.


Bisons Beat Mclane 53-14 on Senior Night

There wasn't much for G.M. fans to cheer about in Wednesday's loss to a very tough Fort LeBoeuf team. The Lancers managed only three wins in 14 weight classes as the Bisons cruised to a lopsided, 53-14 win on Senior Night at General McLane.

Senior, Seth Stonis wrestled his last match at home and treated the fans to a typical, gritty Stonis performance by grinding out a 5-0 decision over LeBoeuf's Lee Zeigler. It was Seth's 32nd win of the season, only a handful of Mclane wrestlers have ever reached the 32 win plateau.

Tim Wheeling's leadoff win was the only other bright spot of the evening for the McLane wrestling team. Tim posted a 21-6 technical fall over Brandon Puckly for his 20th straight victory. Wheeling is 22-1 since dropping to 103 pound weight class in January.

Caleb Baker got the only other Lancer win when he received a forfeit at 285 pounds. LeBoeuf declined to send out Joe McIntire who was injured, in what could have been the most competitive bout of the evening.

The Lancer wrestlers will be back in action on February 20th and 21st at the District 10 AAA Tournament at McDowell. This year the top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to Regionals.


Fort LeBoeuf 53 General McLane 14
103 Tim Wheeling (GM) wbtf Brandon Puckley 21-6 5:25
112 Cody Pace (FLB) fall Klye Kuntz 1:29
119 Shane Bambarger (FLB) dec Tyler Bowers 5-2
125 Nick VanDamia (FLB) dec DJ Myers 4-2
130 Riley Smith (FLB) fall Zac Chivari 1:02
135 David Church (FLB) dec Zac Bamgartner 8-1
140 Tom Woodward (FLB) wbff
145 Jeremy King (FLB) wbff
152 Casey Pace (FLB) wbff
160 Rich Kolesar (FLB) dec Tom Nuhfer 15-10
171 Andrew Church (FLB) wbtf Doug Myers 16-1 4:47
189 Seth Stonis (GM) dec Lee Zeigler 5-0
215 Brandon Bradney (FLB) fall Travis Bryant 2:28
285 Caleb Baker (GM) wbff


Shorthanded Lancers Go 2-2 At Jersey Shore

Saddled by three forfeits in the middle of the lineup, the McLane wrestling team won two and lost two at Jersey Shore this past Saturday. The Lancers beat Coudersport 52-12 and Lake Lehman 31-24, but dropped decisions to Jersey Shore and powerhouse Line Mountain.

Caleb Baker and Tim Wheeling both went 4-0. Zac Baumgartner, Doug Myers and Tyler Bowers all went 3-1. Paul Scharrer, Seth Stonis and Travis Bryant went 2-2. Bryant posted a couple of falls, running his season total to 15, second best on the team.

One bout worth noting this past weekend was Zac Baumgartner's hard fought 5-2 loss to 7th ranked, Travis Erdman of Line Mountain. Zac put up a good battle against the state ranked Line Mountain wrestler. It was Baumgartner's only loss of the tournament.

Baker and Wheeling have both been on a collision course with the McLane records books. In fact, Baker just made the books by posting his 20th, 21st and 22nd pins on Saturday. Caleb now stands at #7 for most falls in a single season. Baker also has 32 wins on the season, just a couple short of entering the record books.

Tim Wheeling has a very realistic opportunity to break a very significant record. He only needs four more wins to break Hayden Harrison's mark of 29 freshman wins.

Seth Stonis passed the 30 win plateau along with Baker on Saturday. Stonis has 31 wins, just 3 short of entering the GM books.

The McLane wrestlers will be back in action on Wednesday against a formidable Fort LeBoeuf Bison team on Senior Night at General McLane.


Line Mountain 52 General Mclane 15
103 Tim Wheeling (GM) tech fall Mitch Martz 15-0, 4:10
112 Adam Kritzer (LM) maj dec Paul Scharrer 11-0
119 Ryan Burns (LM) pinned Tyler Bowers 2:58
125 Tim Boktkin (LM) dec DJ Myers 7-5
130 Ryan Paul (LM) dec Zack Chivari 2-0
135 Travis Erdman (LM) dec Zac Baumgartner 5-2
140 Jachin Spotts (LM) wb forfeit
145 Carlos Zrake (LM) wb forfeit
152 Jordan Welker (LM) wb forfeit
160 Ryan Klinger (LM) pinned Tom Nuhfer 5:17
171 Doug Myers (GM) maj dec James Wiest 11-0
189 Jon Fausey (LM) pinned Seth Stonis 2:38
215 Bryce Martz (LM) dec Travis Bryant 14-7
285 Caleb Baker (GM) pinned Jermey Aurand 1:50

General Mclane 52 Coudersport 12
103 Tim Wheeling (GM) won by forfeit
112 Paul Scharrer (GM) won by forfeit
119 Tyler Bowers (GM) won by forfeit
125 DJ Myers (GM) won by forfeit
130 Zack Chivari (GM) won by forfeit
135 double forfeit
140 Zac Baumgartner (GM) maj dec Keagan DeLung 13-2
145 double forfeit
152 double forfeit
160 Dirk Cowburn (C) pinned Tom Nuhfer :33
171 Doug Myers (GM) pinned Chris Rushmore 5:59
189 Richard Keagle (C) pinned Seth Stonis 5:10
215 Travis Bryant (GM) pinned Chris Symons 1:05
285 Caleb Baker (GM) pinned Hunter Amidon 1:13

Jersey Shore 37 General McLane 24
103 Tim Wheeling (GM) dec Cody Ulmer 5-4
112 Collin Jarrells (JS) maj dec Paul Scharrer 15-3
119 Tyler Bowers (GM) dec McKenzie Kirshner 6-2
125 Dalton McLaughlin (JS) dec DJ Myers 10-7
130 Elliot Paker (JS) pinned Zack Chivari :25
135 Zac Baumgartner (GM) pinned Ryan Harer 2:51
140 Levi Eck (JS) wb forfeit
145 Colton Thompson (JS) wb forfeit
152 Nate Delaynee (JS) wb forfeit
160 Taylor Stabley (JS) dec Tom Nuhfer 9-5
171 Doug Myers (GM) wb forfeit
189 Seth Stonis (GM) dec Clark Thompson 4-3
215 Mike Kirshner (JS) maj dec Travis Bryant 11-3
285 Caleb Baker (GM) dec Cody Mason 5-3
****one team point deducted from GM during the heavy weight match****

General McLane 31 Lake Lehman 24
103 Tim Wheeling (GM) dec Devon Emerson 8-2
112 Paul Scharrer (GM) dec Adam Harry 6-5
119 Tyler Bowers (GM) dec Andrew Chorba 9-6
125 James Rosencrans (LL) dec DJ Myers 12-5
130 Ryan Murphy (LL) pinned Zack Chivari 1:11
135 Zac Baumgartner (GM) maj dec Jake Winters 13-2
140 double forfeit
145 double forfeit
152 Justin Mossage (LL) wb forfeit
160 Tyler McDonald (LL) pinned Tom Nuhfer 5:20
171 Shane Stark (LL) maj dec Doug Myers 13-3
189 Seth Stonis (GM) pinned Ed Ruger 1:52
215 Travis Bryant (GM) pinned John Farrell 2:20
285 Caleb Baker (GM) pinned Greg Joshuweit 2:57
***one team point deducted from Lake Lehman during the 103 match***






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