Snags NHSCA National Title
Stonis is back from last year's mid-season injuries and
looking better than ever. Stonis went 4-0 at the NHSCA National
open Tournament and outscored his four opponents 15-1 in the
process. He posted a 5-0 shutout over Ohio's Sam Whitmore,
followed up with a 5-1 win over Billy Cook of Ballston Spa,
NY and then posted a 4-0 shutout in the semis over Patrick
Berry of Maryland. Seth claimed the 171 lbs. title when he
ground out a 1-0 win over Virginia's Nick Bakos in the finals.
is just the second McLane Wrestler to claim an NHSCA National
Title in the High School Division. Branden Stearns
was the first, winning the event in 2005.
School wrestler, Tyler Hendricks took 4th place. He
won by fall and posted a 10-0 major decision to make the semifinal
round before losing in the semis, but bounced back to win
in the consolation semifinals.
year's NHSCA National Open was held June 27th and 28th in
News from the
2007-2008 Wrestling Banquet
2007-2008 General McLane Wrestling Banquet was held
on April, 13th, 2008 at General McLane High School. The event
was a big hit with everyone and several wrestlers were honored
for their accomplishments.
banquet opened with some delicious food and a 20 minute highlight
film of the 2007-2008 wrestling season. Seniors Shawn McFadden,
Joe Zimmerman and Cyrus Parlin all gave emotional
speeches filled with humorous stories about their high school
wrestling experiences. Then this year's awards were presented
to deserving McLane wrestlers.
Hendricks presented the Middle School Wrestler Awards:
Improved--- Nolan Marcinko
Coaches Award--- DJ Myers
Most Outstanding Wrester--- Ossie Bowers
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Tyler Hendricks
Hendricks also presented awards to the Middle School wrestlers
who won 20 or more matches this season: Tim Wheeling-21,
DJ Myers-21, Hayden Albert-22, Tyler Hendricks-24,
Cody Bowers-24, Ossie Bowers-25.
Frick, Osterberg and Casey presented the J.V. Wrestler Awards:
Most Improved---Matt Campbell
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Kyle Kuntz
Goss presented the 2008 McLaneWrestling.com Record
Bowers - Most Escapes (Season)-55
Joe Zimmerman - Most Reversals (Season)-30
Cyrus Parlin - Most 3 Point Near Falls (Season)-41, Most 3
Point Near Falls (Career)-91, Major Decisions (Season)-9
Cook presented the Varsity Awards:
Pins---Shawn McFadden 15
Most Takedowns---Cyrus Parlin 95
Most Bonus Points---Cyrus Parlin 55
Breakthrough Season---Tyler Bowers
Most Improved---Doug Myers
Coaches Award---Zac Baumgartner
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Joe Zimmerman, Seth Stonis
Most Outstanding Wrestler---Cyrus Parlin
Co-Captains Joe Zimmerman and Cyrus Parlin presented the Captains
Captains Award---Tyler Bowers
final award given out at the 2008 Wrestling Banquet was the
Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship Award.
The Award was established in 2006 by his extended wrestling
family (General McLane Lancer Wrestling) to honor the memory
of Tim Harrison (GM's first PIAA State Champion).
scholarship is given to a senior wrestler who is furthering
their education upon high school graduation. The winner
of the 2008 Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship Award was
Cyrus Parlin. This year's Scholarship Award was presented
to Cyrus by Tim's brother Dan and nephew Hunter.
was a very worthy recipient of both the Tim Harrison Memorial
Scholarship and this year's Oustanding Wrestler Award. The
following is a list of some of his accomplishments:
4 Year Varsity Letter Winner, 106 Career Wins (#9), 2 Time
District 10 Champ, Regional Placewinner, PIAA State Qualifier,
#1 Career and Season 3 Point Near Falls (91
& 41), #1 Season Major Decisions (9), #3 Season Escapes
(47), #3 Career Tech Falls (8), #4 Season Wins (40), #4 Career
Major Decisions (18), #5 Career Escapes (97), #6 Career Takedowns
(207), 2 Time Academic All State.
big "THANK YOU" to senior Team Manager,
Kristen Okel for everything she has done. Kristen worked
tirelessly behind the scenes shooting film footage, keeping
stats, and performing an array of important tasks for the
coaches and wrestlers for three years. She did a phenomenal
job and will be missed!
to all of this year's award winners and good luck to the seniors.