Mallory and Hunter Hendricks Medal at PAJW Tournament
middle school wrestlers, Ian Mallory (13 &
14/212 Lbs.) and Hunter Hendricks (13 &
14/112 Lbs.) placed at the 2012 PAJW State Championships
in Hershey this past weekend. Mallory,
who posted a 24-5 record (21 pins) with the jr. high
team this year, went 4-1 with three falls, including
one in the consolation finals over Brookville's Bryce
Town. Ian finished in 3rd place, his only loss
was to eventual state champ, Jordan Wood of Boyertown
in the semifinal round.
who posted a stellar, 29-1 record (22 pins) during
the regular season, went 4-2 in the tournament. He
lost his opening round bout, but then bounced back
with three straight wins to make the medal rounds
before losing in the consi quarterfinals. Hendricks
finished the tournament in 7th place with a
3-0 shutout over Area V champ, Isaac Stewart of Marion
Myers, Kyle Sult and Ethan Laird
all came up just one win short of making the podium.
Kyle Sult came painfully close to placing.
He lost a close one to 5th placer, Taylor Cahill of
Conemaugh Township in the preliminary round and then
rebounded with a pair of wins in the consolation rounds
before losing a 3-1 heart breaker to 4th placer, Tommy
Provance of Connellsville.
Edinboro Wrestling Club sent a total of 11
wrestlers to the PAJW tournament this year. Gabe
Bayle, Braeden Soboleski, Daniel Bruce,
Andrew Brest, Jackson Spires and Brett
Mallory rounded out the Edinboro state qualifiers.
Wheeling, DJ Myers, Nate Ferrick and Tim Wheeling
Named to Erie Times All Region 4Wrestling Team
Wheeling, DJ Myers, Nate Ferrick
and Tim Wheeling were named to the annual,
Erie Times News All Region Team on Thursday.
Joe Wheeling (103) and DJ Myers (152)
both made the first team in their respective weight
divisions. Nate Ferrick and Tim Wheeling
were named to the second team. Ferrick got the runnerup
nod behind McDowell's Nick Gibson at 126 lbs. and
Tim Wheeling was the second team selection behind
McDowell's 2 time state champ, Steve Spearman. Spearman
was named the District 10 Wrestler of the Year.
Nabs 7th Place at PIAA Championships
Wheeling lost his opening round bout in Hershey
on Thursday, but bounced back to score three, one
point wins and nab 7th place in the 138 lbs. weight
class. Tim dropped a 4-1 decision to Tanner Wiltrout
of Connellsville in the preliminary round, but pulled
out a 4-3 decision over Adam Moser of Owen J. Roberts
in the 1st consolation round. On Friday, Wheeling
clinched a state medal with a 2-1 victory over Central
Dauphin's Nick Varndell in the 2nd consolation round.
On Saturday morning Tim lost to #3 Matt Cimato of
LaSalle, 5-1 in the consolation quarterfinals. Wheeling
finished his high school career with a 3-2 win over
Mikey Springer in the 7th place match on Saturday
evening. Tim scored an escape and a takedown on Springer
in the second period and rode out the Norristown wrestler
the entire third period.
Myers and Tyler Hendricks both went 0-2
and were eliminated from the tournament on Thursday.
Myers lost to Oxford's Ryan Montgomery, 6-0 in the
preliminary round and then dropped a 3-0 decision
to 5th ranked, Zack Voytek of Greensburg Salem. Tyler
Hendricks was beaten, 12-2 in the opening round by
#3 Brett Harner of Norristown and then lost, 7-4 to
#16 Mark Granahan of Scranton.
Wheeling is the third winningest wrestler in McLane
history with 126 W's. Only Hadley Harrison
(130) and Hayden Harrison (135) have more career
wins. Tim also has the distinction of being a 3 time
state qualifier. He joins Hadley Harrison,
Bill Kirdahy and Phil Frndak as the
only McLane wrestlers to qualify for the PIAA tournament
going 0-2 at the state tournament, DJ Myers
had a very successful season, winning District 10
and NW Regional AAA titles at 152 lbs. DJ is only
the 14th McLane wrestler to win a regional title since
the program's inception 50 years ago. DJ is also #4
on the all-time wins list with 124 career wins. He's
also one of just a handful of GM wrestlers to finish
the regular season with a single loss.
Hendricks also went 0-2 at the PIAA Championships,
but he wrestled well against some very tough competition.
Both of Tyler's losses were to wrestlers who placed
in the tournament (Harner-3rd and Granahan-7th). Tyler
is only a junior, so hopefully he will be back in
Hershey next year for another shot at a medal.
been a real pleasure watching DJ Myers and
Tim Wheeling wrestle these past four years.
Best of luck to both of you!!!
PIAA AAA Championship Results
scores (Top 15): 1. Canon-McMillan 102.0, 2. Central
Dauphin 67.0, 3. Chambersburg 52.0, 4. Norristown
51, 5. Mechanicsburg 50.0, 6. Franklin Regional 47.0,
7. Council Rock So. 46.5, 8. McDowell 44.0,
9. Central Catholic 42.0, 9. Solanco 42.0, 11. Kiski
Area 40.0, 12. Liberty 37, 12. Nazareth 37.0, 14.
Cumberland Valley 34.0, 15. Parkland 31.0
106 Ethan Lizak, Parkland wbd Michael Kemerer, Franklin
113 Billy Rappo, Council Rock South wbmd Matt Grossmann,
Manheim Township, 12-0.
120 Godwin Nyama, Brashear wbd Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan,
126 Corey Keener, Blue Mountain wbd Tyson Dippery,
Central Dauphin, 5-2.
132 Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St. Clair wbd Shyheim
Brown, Central Dauphin, 3-2.
138 Steve Spearman, McDowell wbd Chris Vassar,
Cedar Cliff, 7-3.
145 Garett Hammond, Chambersburg wbd T.C. Warner,
Cumberland Valley, 12-9.
152 Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin wbd Rustin
Barrick, Mechanicsburg, 5-4.
160 Chance Marsteller, Kennard Dale wbmd Brian Brill,
Central Mountain, 17-7.
170 Cody Wiercioch, Canon-McMillan wbd Shane Springer,
182 Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area wbd Khlique Harris,
McDowell, 2-1 TB.
195 Perry Hills, Central Catholic wbd Jake Hart, Hampton,
220 Thomas Haines, Solanco wbmd Aaron Bradley, Nazareth,
285 Averee Robinson, Susquehanna Township wbd Josh
Duplin, Westmont Hilltop, 3-1.
106 Dom Forys, North Allegheny wbd Scott Parker, Pennridge,
113 Sam Krivus, Hempfield Area wbd Dalton Macri, Canon-MacMillan,
120 Grimaldi Gonzalez, Liberty wb inj. def. Chase
Zemenak, Nazareth, 3:00.
126 CJ Palmer, Delaware Valley wbd Patrick Duggan,
132 Devon Lotito, Liberty wbd John Dutrow, Council
Rock No., 5-1.
138 Solomon Chishko, Canon-MacMillan wbd Matt Cimato,
145 Mitchell Minotti, Easton wbd Heath Coles, Norwin,
152 Casey Kent, LaSalle wbd Cole Sheptock, Northampton,
160 Brett Harner, Norristown wbd Mike Shermot, Governor
170 Jacob Taylor, Bald Eagle wbd Connor Moran, Solanco,
182 Tyler Wood, WC Rustin wbd Josh Thomson, Mechanicsburg,
195 PJ Steinmetz, Council Rock So. wbmd Nicholas Shawley,
220 Tyson Searer, Mifflin County wbd Bryton Barr,
Mechanicsburg, 3-1 (OT).
285 Dawson Peck, Chambersburg wbd Shane Kuhn, Kiski
106 Zach Fuentes, Norristown wbf Jake Gromacki,
Cathedral Prep, 4:16.
113 Zach Valley, Northampton wb inj. def. Zach Ulerick,
120 Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional wbmd Tommy Stokes,
126 Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional wbd Michael Dahlstrom,
Pleasant Valley, 3-2.
132 Joe Galasso, Father Judge wbd Josh Shields, Franklin
138 Zach Ross, Northern York wbd Jason Stephen, Northampton,
145 Ty Lydic, Greater Latrobe wbf Raymond Nicosia,
Pocono Mtn. East, 0:54.
152 Tyler Manion, Central Catholic wbd Dillon Gavlock,
Central Mountain, 7-1.
160 Jake Wisener, Ringgold wbd Austin Wilding Upper
St. Clair, 3-2.
170 Geno Morelli, DuBois wb inj. def. Zach Towers,
182 Chris Jastrzebski, CB West wbd Ryan Burnheimer,
Westmont Hilltop, 7-1.
195 Chad Hoffman, Hazleton Area wbf Aaron Varner,
Bald Eagle Area, 4:16.
220 Alex Campbell, Canon-MacMillan wbd Evan Kauffman,
285 Brad Emerick, Coughlin wb forfeit Cody Klempay,
106 Vincenzo Joseph, Central Catholic wbd Dan Martoccio,
Council Rock So., 1-0.
113 Tanner Shoap, Chambersburg wbd Derek Gulotta,
Owen J Roberts, 5-0.
120 Thomas Traxler, Bellefonte wbd Corey McQuiston,
WC Rustin, 6-4.
126 Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury wbmd Colt Shorts, Canon-MacMillan,
132 Ethan Kenney, Connellsville wbd Daniel King, Susquehanna
Twp., 2-1 (TB).
138 Tim Wheeling, General
McLane wbd Mikey Springer, Norristown,
145 Dario Dobbin, Canon-MacMillan wbd Brandon Arnsberger,
Octorara, 7-5 (OT).
152 Zach Voytek, Greensburg Salem wbd Garrett Chase,
Cathedral Prep, 3-2 (TB).
160 Mark Granahan, Scranton wb forfeit Zack Zavatsky,
170 Joey Krulock, Mechanicsburg wbd Adam Nickelson,
Belle vernon, 6-4.
182 Tyler Greene, Easton wbd Danny Hockensmith, Big
Spring, 6-1 (OT).
195 Dennis Zaitsev, Cumberland Valley wbd David Wilke,
220 Ben Balish, Pine Richland wbd Matt Jorgensen,
Quakertown, 4-3 (UTB).
285 Garrett Poorman, Bellefonte wbd Tom Trampe, Council
Rock So., 2-1.
Wrestlers at the 2011-2012 PIAA AAA Championships
Prelim: Tanner Wiltrout (Connellsv) wbd T Wheeling
Cons: T Wheeling wbd Adam Moser (OJR) 4-3
Cons: T Wheeling wbd Nick Varndell (C-D) 2-1
Cons QF: Matt Cimato (LaS) wbd T Wheeling 5-1
7th/8th: T Wheeling wbd Mikey Springer (Nor)
Record: 3-2 (PLACED
Prelim: Ryan Montgomery (Oxf) wbd Myers 6-0
Cons: Zack Voytek (G-S) wbd Myers 3-0
Record: 0-2 (DNP)
Prelim: Brett Harner (Nor) wbmd Hendricks 12-2
Cons: Mark Granahan (Scr) wbd Hendricks 7-4
record: 0-2 (DNP)
Wins NW Regional Title
Myers defeated Cathedral Prep's Garrett Chase
in the NW Regional 152 lbs. finals and won his first
NW Regional title on Saturday in Altoona. Myers didn't
just win the title, he made it look easy. DJ racked
up a 10-0 major decision over Altoona's Connor Lesniak
in the quarterfinal round, then decked Tanner Patton
of Westmont Hilltop in the semis. In the finals, DJ
cruised to a 5-2 decision over Cathedral Prep's Garrett
Chase (33-4). Myers scored an escape and a takedown
early in the second stanza and then nailed Chase with
a wicked chin drop to take a commanding 5-0 lead.
Chase managed two escapes for his only points in the
time state qualifier, Tim Wheeling made his
first appearance in the NW Regional finals and came
out on the short end of a 12-4 major decision, losing
to the state's top ranked 138 pounder, Steve Spearman.
Tim dominated his first three opponents by posting
two major decisions, a 10-0 white washing of Philipsburg
Osceola's Andrew Greenwalt in the preliminary round
and a lopsided 15-2 win over Vincent's Jared Carlson
in the semis. Wheeling added a 7-0 shutout over Joey
Miller of Central Mountain in the quarterfinal round.
Tyler Hendricks earned a 3rd place finish the
hard way. Hendricks scored an 8-0 major decision over
Josh Cameroni of St. Marys in the opening round, but
lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champ, Brian
Brill of Central Mountain. Tyler bounced back with
four straight wins, including a 2-0 squeaker over
Philipsburg Osceola's Jeffrey Thompson in the consolation
Watkins just missed making a trip to the state
tournament with a 4th place finish. He posted a 17-8
major decision in the first round and then pinned
Dorion Dvaugh-Long of Allderdice in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, Keller dropped a 4-2 decision to
eventual champ, Anthony Vizza of DuBois. Watkins bounced
back with a 5-2 decision over McDowell's Coleman Cousins
in the consolation semis, but then lost a 6-4 nail
biter to Prep's John Ciotti in the consi finals.
Wheeling failed to qualify for the PIAA tournament
after making it to Hershey as a freshman. Wheeling
lost his opening round bout in a most unfortunate
manner. He was leading, 4-2 when he got caught in
a cement job and pinned with just 11 seconds remaining.
Wheeling kept his hopes alive by pinning Carrick's
Vinnie Mion and then pulling out a 1-0 win over Logan
Blackburn. In the consolation semifinals, Joe faced
Bald Eagle's Travis Giedroc. He was trailing for most
of the match, but rallied to tie the score at the
end of regulation. Wheeling saw his season cut short
when he gave up a controversial takedown to Giedroc
at mat's edge with seconds remaining in overtime.
Twitchell and Ken Stoll both went 2-2.
Alex Thayer, who got an unexpected trip to
Altoona when Strong Vincent's Santos Guerra dropped
out, went 1-2. Thayer's win was a 10-2 major decision
over Punxy's Josh Neal. Chris Laird went 0-2.
a team the Lancers placed 5th behind DuBois, Bald
Eagle, Central Mountain and Regional Champ, McDowell.
The 5th place finish was the best for the Lancers
since the 2003-2004 season when Hadley Harrison,
Donald Osinski, Ashton Osterberg, Hayden
Harrison, Jake Keene, Travis Goss
and Branden Stearns won the school's first
and only NW Regional title.
Myers' NW Regional title was the first for a McLane
wrestler since 2006 when Hadley Harrison won
it. With his 3 wins this weekend, DJ moved into the
number 3 spot on the career wins list with 124. DJ
is 39-1 on the season, his only loss came at the hands
of last year's state runnerup, Cody Copeland of Greenville
in the Tool City finals.
Keller Watkins came so close to qualifying
for the state tournament, it's painful to think about.
He nearly won his semifinal match and had another
opportunity to win in the consi finals, but Keller
came up just short both times. Watkins had a fantastic
freshman season and there's no doubt in my mind that
he'll be back and focused on winning a title. Keller
scored 5 reversals this weekend and passed 10 former
wrestlers, including his father to take over the #7
spot for 'Season Reversals' with 26. Keller also holds
the #2 spot for 'Season 3 Point Near Falls' with 35,
only Ashton Osterberg ever scored more 3 point near
falls in a single season (41).
106 lbs. weight class at regionals this year
was about as tough as I've ever seen it. There were
at least six top notch, evenly matched wrestlers in
contention for the three top spots. Joe Wheeling wrestled
hard all weekend, but he made just two mistakes against
quality wrestlers and both cost him dearly.
Wheeling made his first appearance in the regional
finals after placing 3rd twice. Tim has been dominating
opponents all year and this weekend was no different.
Tim's won-loss record is deceiving since 6 of his
7 losses came against McDowell's Steve Spearman. It's
quite an anomaly when two wrestlers face each other
that many times in a single season. Will it happen
again at the state tournament? Wheeling's win in the
semis was the 123rd of his career. He is now the 4th
winningest wrestler in Mclane history and he was out
with an injury for a substantial portion of the season
Twitchell wrestled his heart out all weekend.
Unfortunately, his sophomore season came to an end
when he lost a 3-2 squeaker to D10 runnerup, Paul
Deitz of McDowell. Deane will be back and in the medal
hunt next year.
Stoll had a very good post season run, he racked
up 2 falls and a major at the district tournament
and lost in OT to McDowell sensation, Nick Gibson.
Ken battled tough against eventual regional champ,
TJ Brandt of Altoona, losing 6-2 in the quarterfinal
round and lost a very close bout to third placer,
Lucas Besch in the consi quarterfinal round. Look
for Stoll to be back with a purpose next year.
have to be honest and admit that Tyler Hendricks
was not on my radar. Hendricks has been a solid performer
this year, but I didn't expect him to do any better
than 4th at regionals. Tyler was on fire this weekend.
He lost his second bout, but won five times, including
four straight, to qualify for the state tourney. Tyler,
I'm glad you proved me wrong! With his win in the
consolation finals, Tyler also became the third GM
wrestler to crack the 30 win mark this season.
luck to all three of our PIAA qualifiers in Hershey.
NW Regional AAA Tournament Results:
Scores: 1. McDowell 111.0, 2. Central Mountain 99.5,
3. Bald Eagle 92.5, 4. DuBois 89, 5. General
McLane 86.5, 6. Cathedral Prep 86.5, 7. Bellefonte
76, 8. Westmont Hilltop 63, 9. Mifflin County 48,
10. Philipsburg Osceola 41.5, 11. Titusville 38.0,
12. Greater Johnstown 37.0, 13. Altoona 35.0, 14.
Punxy 34.5, 15. Hollidaysburg 32.0, 16. Clearfield
28.0, 17. Allderdice 26.0, 17. State College 26.0,
19. Brashear 24.5, 20. Bradford 21.0, 21. Meadville
20.5, 22. Central Tech 20.0, 22. Franklin 20.0, 24.
Strong Vincent 14.0, 25. Carrick 10.0, 26. St Marys
9.0, 26. Warren 9.0, 28. East 4.0, 28. Obama 4.0,
30. Corry 2, 31. Perry 0.
106: Jake Gromacki (Cathedral Prep) wbmd Mike Kauffman
(State College) 13-2
113: Anthony Vizza (DuBois) wbd Joel Bowers (Punxsutawney)
120: Godwin Nyama (Brashear) wbd Tom Traxler (Bellefonte)
126: T.J. Brandt (Altoona) wbd Nick Gibson (McDowell)
132: Malcolm Harris (Johnstown) wbd Ean Disilvio (Allderdice)
138: Steve Spearman (McDowell) wbmd Tim
Wheeling (General McLane) 13-5
145: Leo Wortman (Bellefonte) wbd Tom Sleigh (DuBois)
152: D.J. Myers (General
McLane) wbd Garrett Chase (Cathedral Prep)
160: Brian Brill (Central Mountain) wbf Cody Brunst
170: Jacob Taylor (Bald Eagle Area) wbd Zach Towers
182: Khlique Harris (McDowell) wbd Ryan Burnheimer
(Westmont Hilltop) 4-2 (OT)
195: Landon Hanna (DuBois) wbd Nicholas Shawley (Bellefonte)
220: Tyson Searer (Mifflin County) wbd Andrew Welton
(Central Tech) 8-4
285: Josh Duplin (Westmont Hilltop) wbd Garrett Poorman
106: Damian Huff (Hollidaysburg) wbd Travis Giedroc
(Bald Eagle Area) 3-1 (OT)
113: John Ciotti (Cathedral Prep) wbd Keller
Watkins (General McLane) 6-4
120: Christian Stone (Clearfield) wbd Fehlman (Warren)
126: Lucas Besch (Mifflin County) wbd Dylan Graham
132: Daniel Yori (Cathedral Prep) wbd Zach Britton
138: Joey Miller (Central Mountain) wbd Matthew Dillon
(Bald Eagle Area) 11-8
145: Logan Walstrom (Philipsb-Osc) wbf Ehrin Lee (Titusville)
152: Dillon Gavlock (Central Mountain) wbd Tyree Spearman
160: Tyler Hendricks (General
McLane) wbd Jeffrey Thompson (Philipsb-Osc)
170: Geno Morelli (DuBois) wbd Nathaniel Powers (Central
182: Blaze Buckwalter (Central Mountain) wbd James
Grieb (Bald Eagle Area) 6-1
195: Aaron Varner (Bald Eagle Area) wbd Gervon Simon
220: Nathan Sharkey (Bald Eagle Area) wbf Nate Warner
285: Scot Augustine (McDowell) wbd Matthew Barton
Wrestlers at the 2011-2012 NW Regional AAA Tournament
Prelim: Mike Kauffman (SC) wbf J Wheeling 5:49
Cons: J Wheeling wbf Vinnie Mion (Car) :55
Cons QF: J Wheeling wbd Logan Blackburn (W Hill)
Cons SF: Travis Giedroc (BEA) wbd J Wheeling
Record: 2-2 (DNP)
Prelim: Watkins wbmd Dan Sills (SC) 17-8
QF: Watkins wbf Dorion Dvaugh-Long (Ald) 1:47
SF: Anthony Vizza (DuB) wbd Watkins 4-2
Cons SF: Watkins wbd Coleman Cousins (McD) 5-2
Cons F: John Ciotti (CP) wbd Watkins 6-4
Record: 3-2 (PLACED 4TH)
Prelim: Twitchell wbtf Isiaih Slappy (Alld)
QF: Christian Stone (Clf) wbmd Twitchell 9-1
Cons: Twitchell wbd Devan Snyder (Punx) 8-2
Cons QF: Paul Deitz (McD) wbd Twitchell 3-2
Record: 2-2 (DNP)
Prelim: Stoll wbff Austin Prino (Alld)
QF: TJ Brandt (Alt) wbd Stoll 6-2
Cons: Stoll wbmd Josh Shuckers (P-O) 15-2
Cons QF: Lucas Besch (Mif Co) wbd Stoll 8-6:
Record: 2-2 (DNP)
Prelim: T Wheeling wbmd Andrew Greenwalt (P-O)
QF: T Wheeling wbd Joey Miller (Ct M) 7-0
SF: T Wheeling wbmd Jared Carlson (St V) 15-2
F: Steve Spearman (McD) wbmd T Wheeling 13-5
Record: 3-1 (PLACED 2ND)
*Qualified for PIAA Tournament
QF: Myers wbmd Connor Lesniak (Alt) 10-0
SF: Myers wbf Tanner Patton (W Hill) 3:48
F: Myers wbd Garrett Chase (CP) 5-2
Record: 3-0 (PLACED 1ST)
for PIAA Tournament
Prelim: Hendricks wbmd Josh Cameroni (St M)
QF: Brian Brill (Ct M) wbf Hendricks 5:10
Cons: Hendricks wbd Brandon Michael (Ob) 7-0
Cons QF: Hendricks wbf Quinn Glabicki (Alld)
Cons SF: Hendricks wbd Shane Marshall (DuB)
Cons F: Hendricks wbd Jeffrey Thompson (P-O)
Record: 5-1 (PLACED 3RD)
for PIAA Tournament
Prelim: Carl Langley(Punx) wbf Laird 2:44
Cons: Nathaniel Powers (Ct M) wbf Laird 0:25
Record: 0-2 (DNP)
Prelim: Thayer wbmd Josh Neal (Punx) 10-2
QF: Josh Reid (Car) wbf Thayer 3:03
Cons: Blaze Buckwalter (Ct Mt) wbf Thayer 1:40
Record: 1-2 (DNP)