Scharrer (0-1) 3rd Place
135-Eric Zelina (1-1) 2nd Place
189-Lou Decker (1-1 / 1 fall) 2nd Place
Zelina's loss was to Holidaysburg's Stuart Rhodes who finished
2nd at the NW AAA Regional Tournament.
Scharrer (1-2) 3rd Place
145-Eric Zelina (3-1 / 1 fall) 3rd Place
189-Lou Decker (2-1 / 1 fall) 3rd Place
Lou Decker and Seth Stonis
Garner NHSCA All-American Honors
Scharrer came screaming back from an 0-1 start to post
six straight wins (including a pair of pins) to place
3rd in the High School 103 lbs. division at the 10th
Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Open Championships Wednesday
in Virginia Beach. Scharrer was trailing Massachusetts
D2 state runnerup, Matthew Holubesko, 7-2 at the end of two
periods in his consi finals bout when he was forced to take
a brief injury time out. Keith returned with a vengeance and
tied the score at 9 as time expired. He then dropped in for
the winning takedown in overtime. "It was beautiful watching
him come back after being down by so much." "It
may have been the best match I ever saw him wrestle."
said Coach Cook.
Decker lost three close bouts Werdnesday to place 6th
in the 171 lbs. High School division. Lou wrestled very well
all three days, according to Coach Cook. His final three bouts
were against top notch competition and went down to the wire.
Lou lost a 9-5 overtime thriller to Maryland state
runnerup, Nathan Bourne in the semifinal round, then dropped
a 7-5 overtime squeaker to PIAA AA 4th placer, Derek Coffey
of Lewisburg, PA. in the consi quarters. Decker's 12-10
overtime loss in the 5th/6th place wrestleoff was to this
year's North Carolina 4A state champion, Austin Trotman.
Stonis rounded out the Lancer placers by winning his last
bout to secure 7th place in the 152 lbs. Middle School
division. Stonis won by fall in the first round
and pulled off a 5-3 overtime win in his 7th place match.
Osinski fell into an extremely tough spot in his bracket
and still managed to come up just one bout short of placing.
In the consolation rounds, Donald lost a 7-2 decision to North
Carolina's Steven Branch, who was this year's North Carolina
1A/2A state runnerup. His other loss came a day earlier in
the quarterfinals, at the hands of 4 time Illinois state placer
Aaron Winning (Winning posted 175 wins, 115 by fall in his
high school career).
Zelina returned from an elbow injury and won two bouts
in the tournament but just missed placing when he lost a 9-7
overtime thriller to Maryland state 3rd placer, Tim Crocken
in the consolation rounds.
marks the first year three McLane wrestlers have placed in
the event. Scharrer, Decker and Stonis
join Travis Goss, Donald Osinski and Branden Stearns as NHSCA
All-Americans. Stearns won the event in 2005. The Ragin
Raisins Club based in North East, PA. was awarded
the NHSCA State Team Trophy.
9 & 10 Placewinners:
Milano-1st (MS 140) Ragin Raisins/Prep, Dylan Simmer-2nd (MS
112) Ragin Raisins/Iroquois, Kyle Eisaman-2nd (MS 125) Ragin
Raisins/North East, Keith Scharrer-3rd
(HS 103) Ragin Raisins/General McLane, Mike Paradise-3rd
(MS 189) Ragin Raisins/Harborcreek, Robert Ryhal-4th (HS 275)
Ragin Raisins/W. Middlesex, Mike Mishik-5th (MS 125) Ragin
Raisins/Harborcreek, Lou Decker-6th
(HS 171) Ragin Raisins/General McLane, Kevin Post-6th
(MS 140) Ragin Raisins/North East, Cody Warr-6th (HS 130)
Ragin Raisins/North East, Shane Nolan-6th (HS 189) Ragin Raisins/Girard,
Seth Stonis-7th (MS 152) Ragin Raisins/General
McLane, Beau Coletta-7th (E 75) Ragin Raisins/North
East, Michael McBryde-7th (MS 93) Ragin Raisins/Team Erie,
J.J. Rodgers-8th (MS 189) Ragin Raisins/W. Middlesex. Cameron
Moran-3rd (HS 119) Ragin Raisins/Kane (D9) and Cody Young-1st
(MS 85) Ragin Raisins/Punxy (D9).
GM Wrestlers at
the 2006 NHSCA Open Wrestling Championships
(HS) - Keith Scharrer
Mike Torres (FL) pinned Scharrer 4:35
Cons: Scharrer pinned Jimmy Pannullo (NY) 4:36
Cons: Scharrer pinned CJ Savage (MD) 2:26
Cons: Scharrer dec Taylor Goba (NY) 5-2
Cons QF: Scharrer maj dec Derek Lonergan (VT) 10-0
Cons SF: Scharrer dec Mike Tully (NJ) 4-3
Cons F: Scharrer dec Matthew Holubesko (MA) 11-9 (OT)
Record: (6-1) (PLACED 3RD)
(MS) - Seth Stonis
Stonis pinned Tyler Rush (NC) 2:45
QF: Dale Kolhbach Jr (NY) pinned Stonis :33
Cons: Stonis dec BJ Moody (NC) 6-4
Cons QF: Eric Brown (VA) pinned Stonis
7th/8th: Stonis dec Isaac Riley (FL) 5-3 (OT)
Record: 3-2 (PLACED 7TH)
(HS) - Lou Decker
Decker dec Joesph Mount (CA) 3-2
2nd Round: Decker dec Buck Budesheim (DE) 7-1
QF: Decker dec Dustin Harvey (GA) 7-5
SF: Nathan Bourne (MD) dec Decker 9-5 (OT)
Cons SF: Derek Coffey (PA) dec Decker 7-5 (OT)
5th/6th: Austin Trotman (NC) dec Decker 12-10 (OT)
Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6TH)
(HS) - Jake Carter
Carter dec Ryan Kloepping (NC) 12-9
2nd Round Rick Nightingale (GA) dec Carter 8-4
Cons: David Close (IL) pinned Carter 2:02
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
(HS) - Donald Osinski
Osinski pinned Kyle Elithorpe (VT) 4:46
2nd Round: Osinski dec Zach Crawford (IL) 7-3
3rd Round: Osinski maj dec John Joyce (NC) 12-0
QF: Aaron Winning (IL) maj dec Osinski 15-3
Cons: Steven Branch (NC) dec Osinski 7-2
Record: 3-2 (DNP)
(HS) - Eric Zelina
Zelina pinned Jamie McCloskey (DE) 2:40
2nd Round: Justin Davy (NY) dec Zelina 6-2
Cons: Eric Zelina dec Jared Ernst (IL) 8-1
Cons: Tim Crocken (MD) dec Zelina 9-7 (OT)
Record: 2-2 (DNP)
(HS) - Shawn McFadden
Jeremy Baker (MA) dec McFadden 4-1
Cons: Christopher Brogan (OH) dec McFadden 9-5
Record: 0-2 (DNP)
119 (HS) - Cyrus Parlin
Michael Navedo (MA) dec Parlin 4-3
Cons: Parlin dec Nathan Bly (IL) 4-0
Cons: Brian Borst (NY) dec Parlin 7-4
Record: 1-2 (DNP)
NHSCA Folkstyle Nationals-Day 3
McLane wrestlers secured All-American status at the
Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Open Championships
three of wrestling in Virginia Beach, VA. Lou Decker,
Seth Stonis and Keith Scharrer will all finish
in the top 8 of their respective divisions.
Decker made the semifinal round and then lost a close
decision to a 3 time Maryland state placewinner. That dropped
him into the consolation semis where he's still guaranteed
a top 6 finish. Lou's record stands at 3-1 in the tournament.
Keith Scharrer came roaring back from an 0-1 start
and posted 3 straight wins to make the consolation quarterfinals.
Seth Stonis (3-1) won 2 straight on Tuesday and also
made the consi quarters. Scharrer and Stonis will finish in
the top 8.
Carter (1-2), Cyrus Parlin (1-2), Donald Osinski
(3-2), Eric Zelina (2-2) and Shawn McFadden
(0-2) were all eliminated by the conclusion of Tuesday's wrestling.
District 10 wrestlers made the finals. Dylan Simmer,
Kyle Eisaman and Nick Milano are still unbeaten.
Beau Coletta, Michael McBryde, Mike Mishik,
Kevin Post, Mike Paradise, J.J. Rodgers,
Cameron Moran, Cody Warr, Shane Nolan
and Robert Ryhal all secured top 8 finishes.
final round of wrestling will be held on Wednesday.
from Virginia Beach:
Osinski wrestled his last match in a General McLane singlet
Tuesday. Osinski's last bout, according to Coach Cook was
vintage "Donald" too, except for the outcome. Donald
was in a real battle, clinging to a precarious 2-0 lead with
just seconds left when he was reversed to his back for a rare
loss. I wish I could have been there to watch you wrestle
your last few matches, Donald. But you have left me with some
unforgettable memories! Best of luck at Pitt!!!
NHSCA Folkstyle Nationals-Day 2
least one GM wrestler was assured a medal after day two of
the 10th Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Open Championships.
Lou Decker made the semifinal round and guaranteed himself
a top six finish.
other McLane matmen remained alive in the medal hunt after
Monday's rounds. Keith
Scharrer (0-1), Eric Zelina (1-1), Shawn McFadden
(0-1), Seth Stonis (1-1), Cyrus Parlin (1-1)
and Donald Osinski (3-1). Osinski suffered his only
loss so far to 4 time Illinios state placer Aaron Winning
(Winning posted 175 wins, 115 by fall in his high school career).
Osinski and Stonis need one more win to secure medals and
NHSCA All-American status.
District 10 wrrestlers who made the semis were, Dylan Simmer,
Mike Mishik, Kyle Eisaman, Nick Milano, Cody Warr, Robert
Ryhal and Mike Paradise. Wrestling resumes Tuesday.
Poise Boys Make a Splash at the
1st Annual NHSCA Beach Wrestling Tournament
McLane's Pride & Poise Boys had a blast and made some
waves at the opening event of the NHSCA Folkstyle Nationals
Tournament on Saturday in Virginia Beach, VA. This year's
Summer tournament opened with an ocean front wrestling tournament
where some of the nation's best wrestlers displayed their
skills on the beach.
McLane contingent made a statement by snagging six medals.
Keith Scharrer, Eric Zelina and Donald Osinski
all won titles. Sean McFadden and Seth Stonis
took 2nd place medals while Cyrus Parlin placed 3rd.
main event, the 10th Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Open
Championships will get under way on Sunday June 25th and
run through the 28th. Lancer wrestlers have secured six medals
at the Open Championships since 2002. Travis Goss, Donald
Osinski and Branden Stearns have all placed at the event.
Stearns won the title in 2005.
Eight GM Wrestlers
Qualify for NHSCA Folkstyle Nationals
McLane wrestlers tested their skills at the NHSCA Qualifier
in North East on Saturday and all eight qualified for the
NHSCA national tournament.
Decker and Donald Osinski won their weight classes.
Decker won the 189 lbs. weight class with three straight pins.
His first win was over Johnathon Burwell of Massena,
N.Y., (Massena is Coach Cook's hometown). Decker also
pinned Cody Bernarding of Cochranton and Corry's Delbert Liller
in the finals. Osinski won the 145 lbs. weight class
with a pair of falls. He decked Colin Refuse of Nardonia and
then flattened Harborcreek's District 10 AA fifth placer,
Sam Kuhn in 31 seconds.
Goss placed 2nd in the 145 lbs. Middle School division.
He pinned Brockway's Joel Yahner and then lost by 25-8 technical
fall to the Ragin Raisin's Jamal Lyons. Cyrus Parlin
took 3rd place at 119 lbs. He lost by 16-0 tech fall to Greenville's
Coty Burnett, but then came raoaring back with a major decision
and a fall. Seth Stonis also placed 3rd in the 145
lbs. Middle School division. Stonis dropped his opening round
bout, 7-3 to Jamal Lyons, but then scored back to back wins,
a pin over Joel Yahner of Brockway and 12-1 major decision
over Salamanca's Minner.
Carter went 1-2 for a 4th place finish and Shawn McFadden
went 2-2 to place 4th. Keith Scharrer went 0-2 but
qualified for Nationals because the 103/112 weight classes
were combined. Both of Keith's losses were to 112 pounders,
one a 6-4 overtime loss.
10th annual NHSCA National Open Wrestling
be held June 25th-28th in Virginia Beach, VA. Eric Zelina
and Clay Steadman will also wrestle in the event via
wildcard entries. Both wrestlers skipped the North East qualifier
due to injuries.
From North East Qualifier:
was a real treat to see Donald Osinski healthy and
back on the mat. Donald looked like his old self except for
the extra 15 lbs. of muscle he was carrying. The extra weight
certainly didn't seem to affect his ability to dominate opponents.
Lou Decker was also up a couple of weight classes to
189 and put on three dominating performances, scoring falls
against three good opponents.
News From the
Annual McLane Wrestling Banquet
General McLane wrestling team held their banquet on Sunday,
April 30th, 2006 at the General McLane High School cafeteria.
Coaches, administration and parents attended the annual event
to honor the hard work and accomplishments of the Lancer wrestlers.
banquet kicked off with a great meal and speeches by seniors
Brandon Saraceno, Hadley Harrison and Donald
Osinski. Middle school coaches Curt Hendricks and
Tom Kirdahy followed by recognizing three outstanding
middle school wrestlers:
Hendricks presented the following awards: Coach's Award
- Zach Baumgartner, Student Athlete - Zach
Lucas and Outstanding Wrestler - Doug Myers. Myers
posted a 17-4 record this season, won the Sub Area tournament,
the Area VIII tournament and placed 3rd at PAJW states.
JV coach John Mukina, presented the following awards: Impact
Wrestler - Glen Sult, 110% Award - Seth
Stonis and the Coach's Award - Phillip Williams.
Ryan Cook was next up with the "Stats Awards". Most
Bonus Points - Kyle Goss (78), Most Wins
- Hadley Harrison (48), Most Pins - Kyle
Goss (28), Most Takedowns - Hadley Harrison
Wrestling webmaster Don Goss, presented the McLaneWrestling.com
Record Breaker Awards to four wrestlers who set new school
wrestling records. They were:
Zelina - Most Major Decisions (Season) -9
Kyle Goss - Most Falls (Season) -28
Hadley Harrison - Most Wins (Season) -48 and Most
Regional Titles Won -3
Donald Osinski - Most Wins by a Sophomore -35,
Most Wins by a Junior -36
Most Wins in 3 Years -113, Most 35+ Win Seasons
Cook presented the final five wrestling awards of the evening
to the following wrestlers:
Award - Ben Rucker
Breakthrough Season - Clay Steadman
Breakthrough Season - Brandon Saraceno
Dedication, Determination, Desire - Donald Osinski
Outstanding Wrestler - Hadley Harrison
most emotional moment of the banquet was the presentation
of the second annual Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Award. Tim's mother, Sally Harrison proudly presented
the award to outstanding student athlete, Donald Osinski.
Osinski will be attending Pitt University this fall, majoring
in Civil Engineering.
thanks were also extended to Mike and Becky Okel, Dave
Masters, Rochelle Scharrer and Bill and Sally
Harrison. The Okel's made a very generous contribution
to the wrestling program this season and are also die-hard
fans. Dave Masters has been the team's photographer
for several years and travels extensively to take photos of
the wrestlers in action throughout the season.
Scharrer has been tireless in her support of the McLane
wrestling program. She serves as the Wrestling Booster's secretary,
organized and ran the Booster's biggest fundraiser, Night
at the Races, and did most of the behind the scenes work to
put on the annual wrestling banquet. Rochelle was also a big
help at the 2005-2006 General McLane Duals. Bill and Sally
Harrison are the parents of former McLane wrestlers Pat,
Mike, Dan, Tim, Damon and Greg and are the grandparents of
Luke, Hunter, Hudson, Hayden and Hadley. The elder Harrisons
have been staunch supporters of the McLane wrestling program
for the past 40 years.
Four GM Wrestlers
Place at AAU Folkstyle Nationals