News from March...2003

Hudson Harrison Places 6th at PIAA Tournament

Hudson Harrison lost a 5-4 squeaker in the last match of his high school career to Sean Richmond (44-4) of Easton, but still finished 6th at the PIAA state tournament. He is the first McLane state place winner since Shawn Trapp took 7th in 2001.

Harrison ends his career with 110 wins, the 3rd highest total in GM history. Only Tom Kirdahy (116) and Greg Leehan (111) own more carrer wins. He also finished the year with 40 wins, the most ever by a GM wrestler in a single season. He broke Frank Myers record of 39, which was the standard for 20 years.

Other AAA D-10 wrestlers who placed were: Conneaut Lake's Chad Sutliff (5th) at 145, Conneaut Lake's Matt Horne (8th) at 152, Corry's Nick Wood (7th) at 160 and Erie Prep's Nick Voelker (7th) at 189.

Ryan Marovich, McDowell's sensational 275 pounder finished 2nd. He lost an 8-6 decision to Tyler Rees of Northern York in the finals.

145-Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake) dec Brandon Guenot (Bald Eagle Area) 5-2...(5th)
152-Sean Richmond (Easton) dec Hudson Harrison (Gen McLane) 5-4 ..........(6th)
152-Brandon Hill (North Penn) tech fall Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake) 20-5 4:56...(8th)
160-Nick Wood (Corry) dec Josh Loew (Central Dauphin) 7-5 OT......................(7th)
189-Nick Voelker (Erie Prep) won by forfiet John Laboranti (Pittston Area).........(7th)
275-Tyler Rees (Northern York) dec Ryan Marovich (McDowell) 8-6.................(2nd)

Hudson Goes 1-1 ... Will Wrestle Off For 5th

Hudson Harrison easily defeated Conneaut Lake's Matt Horne, 12-2 this morning to move up one notch on the medal ladder. He lost his next bout to Shaler's Taylor Letters and will wrestle tonight for 5th place. Harrison's win against Horne, his 40th, set a school record for wins in a single season.

Conneaut Lake's Chad Sutliff and Matt Horne, Nick Voelker of Prep and Ryan Marovich of McDowell will all wrestle for medals this evening. Marovich was the only District 10 AAA wrestler to make the finals.

Consolation Semi-Finals (D-10 Wrestlers)

145-Mike Ferrara (Pleasant Valley) dec Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake) 7-3
152-Taylor Letters (Shaler) pinned Hudson Harrison (General McLane) 1:48


Third Consolation Round (D-10 Wrestlers)

152-Hudson Harrison (Gen McLane) maj dec Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake) 12-2
160-Mickey Moran (Shaler) maj dec Nick Wood (Corry) 9-1
189-Tyler McCall (Central Mountain) maj dec Nick Voelker (Erie Prep) 12-1


Semi-Finals (D-10 Wrestlers)

145-Jeff Ecklof (Northampton) dec Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake) 9-3
275-Ryan Marovich (McDowell) dec Zach Sheaffer (Cumberland Valley) 2-1


Hudson Harrison Makes The Medal Rounds
At PIAA Tournament!!!

After an opening round loss, Hudson Harrison bounced back to defeat Harry Keyser of Norristown 8-6 and Billy Haydt of Northampton 6-4 to quarantee himself a spot on the podium. He can do no worse than 8th place and could finish as high as 3rd if he doesn't lose again. Harrison will meet Conneaut Lake's Matt Horne Saturday morning.

The victory in the second consolation round was Hudson's 39th. That tied him with Frank Myers for the most wins in a single season by a McLane wrestler. It was also the 109th win of his career.

Other District 10 AAA wrestlers who made the medal rounds after losing, were: Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake), Nick Wood (Corry) and Nick Voelker (Erie Prep). Conneaut Lake's Chad Sutliff and McDowell's Ryan Marovich are both 2-0 and will wrestle in Staurday's semi-finals. Marovich has dominated his opponets up to this point, by posting 2 falls.

McDowell's Chad George won his opening round match, but then lost two straight and was eliminated. Corry's Corey Murphy went 0-2 in the tournament.

Wrestling will resume Saturday morning at 9 AM with semi-final action.

Second Consolation Round (D-10 Wrestlers)

135-Ian McGoldrick (Pleasant Valley) pinned Chad George ( McDowell) 0:21
152-Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake) dec Zack Brower (Boyertown) 4-2
152-Hudson Harrison (Gen McLane) dec Billy Haydt (Northampton) 6-4
160-Nick Wood (Corry) dec Logan Downes (Valley) 5-3 OT
189-Nick Voelker (Erie Prep) dec Joe Maroney (Bensalem) 3-0


Quarter-Finals (D-10 Wrestlers)

135-Joey Ecklof (Northampton) dec Chad George (McDowell) 11-6
145-Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake) pinned Joe Bowman (Pennsbury) 5:57
189-Pat Heim (Conestoga) dec Nick Voelker (Cathedral Prep) 8-3
275-Ryan Marovich (McDowell) pinned Branden Rupert (Kiski Area) 1:41


Hudson Harrison Still Alive In PIAA Tournament
Ryan Dunlap Eliminated

Both GM wrestlers lost their opening round bouts at the PIAA tournament on Thursday, but Hudson Harrison kept himself in the medal hunt by winning his second match. Harrison lost in the opening round to Jason Hollar of Red Lion, 7-5 but rebounded with an 8-6 win over Norristown's Harry Keyser.

Ryan Dunlap was eliminated from the tournament when he lost two straight matches. Dunlap dropped an 8-4 decision to William Allen's Zeke Lane in the opening round, then lost an 8-0 major to Dan Goetter of Pennridge).

District 10 AAA wrestlers went 4-7 in the opening round. Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake), Chad George (McDowell), Nick Voelker (Prep) and Ryan Marovich (McDowell) all won their first bouts to move into the quarter-final round.

Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake) and Nick Wood (Corry) lost their opening round bouts, but bounced back with wins to keep their hopes alive.

Note: Hudson Harrison's win in the first consolation round was his 38th of the year. Hudson needs one more win to tie Frank Myers all-time single season mark of 39.

First Consolation Round (D-10 Wrestlers)

140- Dan Geib (Souderton) dec Corey Murphy (Corry) 6-4 (Murphy eliminated)
152-Hudson Harrison (Gen McLane) dec Harry Keyser (Norristown) 8-6
152-Matt Horne (Conn Lake) pinned Anthony Dill (Redland) 4:08
152-Nate Cain (Downingtown) dec Jon Wentz (Erie Prep) 6-5 (Wentz eliminated)
160-Dan Goetter (Pennridge) maj dec Ryan Dunlap (Gen McLane) 8-0 (Dunlap eliminated)
160-Nick Wood (Corry) dec Chris Banket (Blue Mountain) 9-4
215-Ryan Collins (Council Rock North) dec Josh Cherish (Oil City)7-6


Preliminary Round (D-10 Wrestlers)

135-Chad George (McDowell) dec Jon Herr (Oxford) 12-11
140-Matt Barnett (Hempfield) dec Corey Murphy (Corry) 8-6
145-Chad Sutliff (Conn Lake) dec Bryan Lekawa (Greater Latrobe) 7-2
152-Jason Hollar (Red Lion) dec Hudson Harrison (Gen McLane) 7-5
152-Brandon Hill (North Penn) dec Matt Horne (Conn Lake) 9-5
152-Billy Haydt (Northampton) dec Jon Wentz (Erie Prep) 9-6
160-Zeke Lane (William Allen) dec Ryan Dunalp (Gen McLane) 8-4
160-Dave Schreiner (William Tennent) dec Nick Wood (Corry) 11-5
189-Nick Voelker (Cathedral Prep) dec John Laboranti (Pittston Area) 1-0
215-Nick San Doval (Pgh. Cent. Cath.) pinned Josh Cherish (Oil City) 0:52
275-Ryan Marovich (McDowell) pinned Corey Frey (Penn Manor) 1:46


Hudson Harrison and Ryan Dunlap
Will Make Trip To Hershey

Hudson Harrison won his first Regional title Saturday evening when he beat Erie Prep's Jon Wentz by a 12-2 major decision, in the finals. Harrison dominated his weight class. He pinned his first opponent and scored major decisions in his last two bouts. Hudson also won his 37th bout of the season in the finals.

Ryan Dunlap will also make the trip to the PIAA tournament. He placed third in the tournament by beating Phillipsburg-Osceolla's Adam White in the consolation finals by a 6-3 score. Ryan's only loss came at the hands of runner-up Richard Brooks (State College).

Kyle Feikles ended his high school career when he lost to McDowell's Chad George, 2-1. Feikles did have the satisfaction of winning his 100th career bout in the consolation semis. Branden Stearns was also denied a trip to Hershey. He lost a 2-1 heart breaker to Huntingdon's Brad Clark in the consy finals.

General McLane finished 5th in the tournament behind State College, Bald Eagle Area, Central Mountain and Clearfield.

News and Notes:

Hudson Harrison secured his 37th win of the year in the Regional Finals. He needs two wins to tie Frank Myers' season record of 39. Hudson's win in the finals was also another first of sorts. Last year Dan and Hayden Harrison became GM's first father-son District 10 Champs. This year, Hudson and father, Dan became GM's first father-son Regional Champs. Dan won his title in 1971.

Congratulations to Luke Harrison for a great wrestling season and career. Luke has left his mark by posting 25 falls in a single season (this year). That's the second highest in McLane history. Luke also holds the number 3 spot for career falls (60) and the 3rd spot for wins in a season (36).

Ryan Dunlap can finally be known as a District 10 and Regional place winner, as well as a State qualifier" instead of just "The toughest wrestler in the practice room." Ryan has racked up 31 wins this year. Congratulations on a great post-season performance.

Kyle Feikles won his 100th bout and wrestled very well at Regionals. If he hadn't gotten caught in Landis Wright's awesome headlock, he would probably be making a trip to Hershey.

Hayden Harrison had an unbelievable season, winning 36 matches and setting several other records. He should also be going to Hershey, but the flu bug bit him just after Districts. It obviously affected his performance in Altoona. At least there is next year for Hayden.

Hats of to Branden Stearns for his 4th place finish. Stearns missed the state tournament by one point. He also shook off the Connole demon. Branden finally defeated the Prep wrestler, 3-2 in the consolation finals.

Congrats also to Jake Keene, Tim Shrout, Hadley Harrison and Wayne Gormont. They all wrestled well this past weekend. All four of them had losses to some very tough wrestlers.


Team Standings:
1. State College-192.5 - 2. Bald Eagle Area-164.5 - 3. Central Mt.-97 - 4. Clearfield-95.5 - 5. General McLane-91 - 6. Erie Prep-81 - 7. McDowell-61 - 8. Huntingdon-57 - 9. Indian Valley-54.5 - 10. Conneaut Lake-50 - 11. Bellefonte 12. St. Mary's 13. Holidaysburg 14. Altoona 15. Corry 16.Oil City 17. Bradford 18. Franklin 19. Philipsburg-Osceola 20. Punxatawney 21. DuBois 22. Tiusville 23. Lewistown 24. Perry 25. Meadville 26. Alderdice 27. Brashear 28. Carrick 29. Schenley 30. Warren 31. AC-Valley/Keystone Union 32. Oliver 33. Westinghouse 34. Peabody

AAA NW Regional - Finals

103- Kyle Fluke (State College) dec. Andrew Winters (Indian Valley) 9-5
112- Brad Pataky (Clearfield) pinned Adam Homan (State College) 1:14
119- Austin Blaschak (State College) dec. Casey Moore (Central Mt.) 4-3
125- Clint Shirk (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Kyler Keene (Bradford) 2-0
130- Mark Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Matt Lower (State College) 7-2
135- Doug Surra (St. Mary's) dec. Scott Maney (Bald Eagle Area) 4-1
140- Matt Kocher (State College) dec. Eric Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) 9-3
145- Brandon Guenot (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Chad Sutliff (Conneaut Lake) 6-4
152- Hudson Harrison (GM) maj dec Jon Wentz (Erie Prep) 12-2
160- Nick Wood (Corry) dec. Richard Brooks (State College) 3-2
171- Lance Wilt (Central Mt.) maj dec Scott Hayes (Indian Valley) 12-4
189- Tyler McCall (Central Mt.) dec. Nick Voelker (Erie Prep) 8-1
215- Monty Rockey (Bald Eagle Area) pinned Damien Gresko (Huntingdon) 3:04
275- Ryan Marovich (McDowell) dec. Joel Yoder (Bald Eagle Area) 3-2


AAA NW Regional - Consolation Finals

103- Matt Kyler (Clearfield) dec. Chris Harr (Holidaysburg) 10-10 OT rideout
112- Scott Bilich (Huntingdon) dec. Tyler Harrison (Titusville) 2-1
119- Landon Lose (Bellefonte) dec. Tom Barger (Clearfield) 10-8
125- Chris Decker (State College) dec. Brad Crolli (Prep) 7-3
130- Garrett Desmond (Central Mountain) dec. Luke Durant (Clearfield) 6-2
135- Chad George (McDowell) dec. Kyle Feikles (GM) 2-1
140- Corey Murphy (Corry) dec. Brad Rickabaugh (Holidaysburg) 3-0
145- Mike DePelligrini (State College) pinned Pat Smith (Prep) 1:32
152- Matt Horne (Conneaut Lake) dec. Casey Neely (Bradford) 3-0
160- Ryan Dunlap (GM) dec. Adam White (Phillipsburg-Oseolla) 6-3
171- Brad Clark (Huntingdon) dec. Brandon Stearns (GM) 2-1
189- Josh Cherish (Oil City) pinned Chris Koziarski (Prep) 2:27
275- Jon Altemus (Clearfield) pinned Nick Stumpf (State College) 2:26


Individual GM Wrestler Results - 2002-03 AAA NW Regional Tournament

103- Hadley Harrison

Kyle Fluke (State College) dec. Hadley Harrison 7-4

First Round Consolations:
John Heynoski (Prep) dec. Hadley Harrison 6-4

Tournament Record: 0-2

112- Jake Keene

Scott Bilich (Huntingdon) pinned Jake Keene :33

First Round Consolations:
Jake Keene pinned Rob Aikens (Punxy) :50

Second Round Consolations:
Jake Keene dec. Kyle Dolan (Central Mountain) 8-5

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Scott Bilich (Huntingdon) maj dec Jake Keene 16-4

Tournament Record: 2-2

119- Tim Shrout

Casey Moore (Central Mtn) maj dec Tim Shrout 11-1

First Round Consolations:
Tim Shrout dec. James Smith (Holidaysburg) 9-4

Second Round Consolations:
Tim Shrout dec. Luke Miller (Franklin) 7-1

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Landon Lose (Bellefonte) maj dec Tim Shrout 13-5

Tournament Record: 2-2

130- Luke Harrison

Luke Harrison pinned Jeff Gray (St Marys) 3:52

Luke Harrison pinned Jack Damico (Brashear) 1:07

Mark Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) maj dec Luke Harrison 14-3

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Luke Durant (Clearfield) dec. Luke Harrison 2-0

Tournament Record: 2-2

135- Kyle Feikles

Landis Wright (State College) pinned Kyle Feikles 2:21

First Round Consolations:
Kyle Feikles maj dec Rod Stephens (Johnstown) 11-1

Second Round Consolations:
Kyle Feikles pinned Andrew Bruce (Oliver) 1:57

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Kyle Feikles dec. Thad Blair (Huntingdon) 4-1

Consolation Finals:
Chad George (McDowell) dec. Kyle Feikles 2-1

Tournament Record: 3-2 ( PLACED 4TH)

140- Hayden Harrison

Hayden Harrison dec. Brad Rickabaugh (Holidaysburg) 6-4

Eric Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Hayden Harrison 7-3

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Corey Murphy (Corry) maj dec Hayden Harrison 9-1

Tournament Record: 1-2

152- Hudson Harrison

Hudson Harrison pinned David Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) 2:22

Hudson Harrison maj dec Will Roberson (Perry) 11-2

Hudson Harrison maj dec Jon Wentz (Erie Prep) 12-2

Tournament Record: 3-0 ( PLACED 1ST)

* 2003 NW Regional Champion-152 Lbs. *
* PIAA State Tournament Qualifier

160- Ryan Dunlap

Ryan Dunlap pinned Brandon Norton (Altoona) 1:54

Ryan Dunlap maj dec Levi Mohney (ACVKU) 11-3

Richard Brooks (State College) maj dec Ryan Dunlap 15-7

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Ryan Dunlap pinned Brandon Norton (Altoona) :12

Consolation Finals:
Ryan Dunlap dec. Adam White (Phillipsburg-Oseolla) 6-3

Tournament Record: 4-1 (PLACED 3RD)

* PIAA State Tournament Qualifier

171- Branden Stearns

Branden Stearns pinned Chad Covatch (Punxy) 5:21

Branden Stearns dec. Aaron Strader (Westinghouse) 7-2

Lance Wilt (State College) pinned Branden Stearns 5:54

Consolation Semi-Finals:
Branden Stearns dec. Sean Connole (Prep) 3-2

Consolation Finals:
Brad Clark (Huntingdon) dec. Brandon Stearns 2-1

Tournament Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)

275- Wayne Gormont

Wayne Gormont pinned Mike Jacobs (Perry) 1:25

Joel Yoder (Bald Eagle Area) pinned Wayne Gormont 1:20

First Round Consolations:
Brandon Weaver (Punxy) dec. Wayne Gormont 3-1

Tournament Record: 1-2


Four McLane Wrestlers Lose In Consolation Semi-Finals

Four GM wrestler lost in the consolation semi-finals this afternoon and won't be making the trip to Hershey. Jake Keene dropped a 16-4 major decision to Scott Bilich of Huntingdon. Tim Shrout lost to Landon Lose of Bellefonte, 13-5. Luke Harrison ended his GM wrestling career with a heart breaking 2-0 loss to Clearfield's Luke Durant. Corey Murphy of Corry denied Hayden Harrison a second consecutive trip to the state tournament with a 9-1 win.

Three Lancer wrestlers won in the consolation semis and kept their Hershey hopes alive. Kyle Feikles won 4-1 over Huntingdon's Thad Blair. It was Feikles 100th career win. Ryan Dunlap scored the second fastest Lancer pin of the year when he decked Brandon Norton of Altoona in 12 seconds. Brandon Stearns avenged two earlier losses to Sean Connole, by beating the Prep wrestler, 3-2.

McLane was in 4th place following the consolation semi-final round.

GM Wrestlers - Consolation Semi-Finals

112- Scott Bilich (Huntingdon) maj dec Jake Keene (GM) 16-4
119- Landon Lose (Bellefonte) maj dec Tim Shrout (GM) 13-5
130- Luke Durant (Clearfield) dec. Luke Harrison (GM) 2-0
135- Kyle Feikles (GM) dec. Thad Blair (Huntingdon) 4-1
140- Corey Murphy (Corry) maj dec Hayden Harrison (GM) 9-1
160- Ryan Dunlap (GM) pinned Brandon Norton (Altoona) :12
171- Branden Stearns (GM) dec. Sean Connole (Prep) 3-2

Hudson Harrison Makes NW Regional Finals
Seven McLane Wrestlers Still Alive

McLane wrestlers had a disappointing semi-final round. Five GM wrestlers entered the semis, but only one emerged as a winner. Hudson Harrison guaranteed himself a medal and a trip to the PIAA state tournament, by whipping Perry's Will Roberson 11-2. It was Hudson's 36th win of the season and 106th of his career.

In other semi-final action, Hayden Harrison, who has been battling the flu bug for the past several days, dropped a 7-3 decision to Bald Eagle's Eric Fisher. Luke Harrison dropped a 14-3 major decision to another Bald Eagle Fisher, Mark. Ryan Dunlap lost by a 15-7 major to top-seeded Richard Brooks of State College. Branden Stearns lost by fall with six seconds left in his bout with top-seeded Lace Wilt of State College.

There was better news in the second consolation round. All three Lancer wrestlers won their matches to adavance to the 3rd round. Jake Keene became the fourth GM wrestler to reach the 30 win plateau, when he beat Kyle Dolan of Central Mountain, 8-5. Tim Shrout whipped Franklin's Luke Miller 7-1, and Kyle Feikles won his 99th career bout, when he pinned Oliver's Andy Bruce.

GM Wrestlers- Second Consolation Round

112- Jake Keene (GM) dec. Kyle Dolan (Central Mountain) 8-5    
119- Tim Shrout (GM) dec. Luke Miller (Franklin) 7-1
135- Kyle Feikles (GM) pinned Andrew Bruce (Oliver) 1:57   


GM Wrestlers- Semi-Finals

130- Mark Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) maj dec Luke Harrison (GM) 14-3
140- Eric Fisher (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Hayden Harrison (GM) 7-3
152- Hudson Harrison (GM) maj dec Will Roberson (Perry) 11-2   
160- Richard Brooks (State College) maj dec Ryan Dunlap (GM) 15-7
171- Lance Wilt (State College) pinned Branden Stearns (GM) 5:54


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