News from Dec...2019


The GM wrestling team crushed the Iroquois Braves on Thursday evening at home by a score of 60-10. The Braves only managed one win (a major decision) on the mat in the contest. The Braves' other 6 points came by way of forfeit at 106 lbs. James Laird, Seth Yarger, Hunter Dickson, Matt Leehan, Aric Sweet, Jackson Spires and Elijah Schreiber all pinned their Iroquois opponents. Leehan had the fastest pin of the evening with a 14 second beauty, but Schreiber and Laird weren't far behind with 15 and 23 second stretch jobs of their own.

Wilson Spires racked up a hard fought, 2-1 victory at 220 lbs. But Jaxon Scrutchins' match was probably the fan favorite of the evening. Scrutchins found himself trailing 4-0 early in the match but clawed his way back to tie the bout at 4. He finally put the match away late in the 3rd period when he threw in a half nelson and turned his opponent for 2 near fall points! Gunnar Gage and Beau Caro both received wins by way of forfeit to round out the GM scoring.

The latest edition of PA Power Wrestling's state rankings just came out and no less than six McLane wrestlers made the cut. 106 Hunter Robison #2, 113 Gunnar Gage #12, 132 Matt Leehan #9, 152 Jackson Spires #7, 182 James Laird #24 and 195 Seth Yarger #14! The team also showed up in the AA rankings at number 9!

*Notes/Milestones: With the win over Iroquois, Head Coach Ryan Cook reached 195 career coaching wins! Matt Leehan's win by fall on Thursday was his 71st career win and his 41st career pin. He needs just 4 more to make the GM record book!

The team will be off for the holidays but will return to face their old rival, Fort Leboeuf on January 2nd and then they head to the Tool City Tournament in Meadville on the 3rd and 4th.


General McLane 60 Iroquois 10
182 James Laird (GM) wbf Brandon Farley 0:23
195 Seth Yarger (GM) wbf Jaden O'Connor 1:49
220 Wilson Spires (GM) wbd Zach Barker 2-1
285 Hunter Dickson (GM) wbf Owen Peterson 5:01
106 Ben Barish (I) wb ff
113 Gunnar Gage (GM) wb ff
120 Double ff
126 Drew Johnson (I) wbmd Gabe Bayle 10-0
132 Beau Caro (GM) wb ff
138 Matt Leehan (GM) wbf Jacob Boring 0:14
145 Aric Sweet (GM) wbf Ryan Slupski 0:52
152 Jackson Spires (GM) wbf Andres Gonzalez 0:50
160 Elijah Schreiber (GM) wbf John Cardoza 0:15
170 Jaxon Scrutchins (GM) wbd Michael Hoopsick 6-4



The GM wrestling team, coming off a great finish at the King Of The Mountain Tournament last weekend, beat the Huskies on Tueday evening in Harborcreek. With the win, the Lancers improved to 2-0 on the season and ran their Region 4 win streak to 9 straight over the past two seasons!

The Lancers registered six falls in Tuesday's match. Jackson Spires, Elijah Schreiber, James Laird, Wilson Spires, Hunter Dickson and Hunter Robison all pinned their Harborcreek foes. Laird had the fastest stretch job, pulling it off in just 59 seconds! Gunnar Gage added a dominating 17-6 major decision at 113 lbs. Gunnar's win was especially noteworthy since his opponent was ranked 19th in the state and 4th in the region, according to PA. Power Rankings. Seth Yarger and Matt Leehan picked up forfeit wins for the team. Jackson Spires and Seth Yarger lead the team in wins with 7 each. Yarger has a team leading five pins!

The GM wrestlers will be back in action on Thursday evening for their first home dual meet against Region 4 opponent, Iroquois.


General McLane 52 Harborcreek 27
145 Caleb Canavan (HC) wbf Aric Sweet 2:18
152 Jackson Spires (GM) wbf Matt Stenger 1:14
160 Elijah Schreiber (GM) wbf Keegan Rafferty 4:49
170 Tyler Charlton (HC) wbd Jaxon Scrutchins 8-4
182 James Laird (GM) wbf Zach Pullman 0:59
195 Seth Yarger (GM) wb ff
220 Wilson Spires (GM) wbf Jaden O'Hara 1:30
285 Hunter Dickson (GM) wbf Dom Kaiser 1:18
106 Hunter Robison (GM) wbf Charlie Giambrone 1:58
113 Gunnar Gage (GM) wbmd Joey Gabler 17-6
120 Jordan Irwin (HC) wb ff
126 Joe Capan (HC) wbf Gabe Bayle 1:19
132 Connor Pierce (HC) wbf Beau Caro 1:34
138 Matt Leehan (GM) wb ff



To say the GM wrestling team had a successful outing at this weekend's King of the Mountain Tournament would be an understatement. After last year's 25th place finish, the Lancers returned and set a team record by putting six wrestlers on the podium. Five GM wrestlers advanced to Saturday's semifinal round. All five lost in the semis but bounced back to place in the top six. GM's other top six finisher, James Laird lost to the #1 seed in the quarterfinals, but posted back to back consolation round wins to secure a medal!

Hunter Robison placed 5th at 106 lbs. He started the tournament with three straight wins before dropping a 6-0 decision in the semis to Hayden Cunningham of State College (ranked #14-AAA). He lost a s squeaker in the consi semis to another state ranked wrestler, Cael Nasdeo (#17-AAA), by a score of 8-6. Hunter finished the tournament with a 4-0 win over Bellefonte's Aidan O`Shea to secure the #5 spot on the podium. Gunnar Gage took 6th in the 113 pound weight class and became just the second GM freshman to place at KOM (Leno Ciotti placed 5th as a 9th grader in 2014). Gage won his first three bouts by fall and two of those pins were against state ranked opponents (#13 Derek Keen of Central Mountain and 14th ranked, Jacob Houpt of Canon McMillan). Gunnar dropped a 4-0 decision to #1 seed, Julien Maldonado (state ranked #2-AAA) of Boyertown in the semis and an 11-9 heart breaker to Calan Bollman of Chestnut Ridge in the consi semis. Gage lost to Nathan Holderbaum (ranked #3 AA) in the 5th place match.

Matt Leehan placed at 138 pounds. Matt also racked up three straight wins (two by fall) to reach the semifinals. He dropped a close, 3-1 decision to state ranked (#11-AAA) Riley Bower of Williamsport, then rebounded to shut out Northern York's Liam Strouse, 4-0 in the consolation semis. Leehan placed 4th after losing his consi finals match, 2-0 to #3 seed Bryce Vollman of Muncy. Jackson Spires went 5-1 in the 152 pound class and took 3rd! Spires also won his first three bouts (2 falls and 1 major decision) before losing, 5-1 to Antonio Petrucelli (state ranked 4th-AAA) of Owen J Roberts. Spires came back to post victories in his final two matches to snag the bronze! Both of Jackson's final wins came against state ranked wrestlers, 20th ranked-AA, Gryphon Callihan of Chestnut Ridge by a 4-2 score and #8-AAA Tanner Rohaley of Canon McMillan by injury default.

James Laird had a tough road at 182 but pulled off a 6th place finish. He won his first two matches, one by fall and one by major before dropping to the consi rounds after losing to #1 seed, Gerrit Nijenhuis (ranked #1-AAA) of Canon McMillan in the quarters. Laird scored an impressive 8-0 major decision over Fort LeBoeuf's state ranked (8th-AA) Tim Church in the quarterfinals to clinch a spot on the podium. Seth Yarger was McLane's final place winner at 195 lbs. Yarger posted three straight wins by fall to advance to the semifinals. Yarger lost to state ranked (#9-AAA) Cole Whitmer of Trinity in the semis, but came roaring back with wins in his final two bouts to take 3rd place.

The team posted a solid, 5th place finish at one of the country's toughest tournaments! Also contributing to the Lancers point total were Clay Kuntz (1-2), Jaxon Scrutchins (1-2), Wilson Spires (2-2) and Wyatt Hall (2-2). The McLane wrestlers will be back in action on Tuesday, December 17th against the Huskies at Harborcreek.


106 Allison, MCT wbd Cunningham, STC 7-2
113 Johnson, MUN wbd Maldonado, BOY 3-2
120 Dibert, FKR wbd Monn, CMV 6-3
126 Solomon, FKR wbd Arrington, FRH 5-2
132 Mcmonagle, WCH wbd Betancourt, MHC 3-2
138 Bower, WPT wbd Oswalt, BUR 7-1
145 McClenahan, BEA wbd Kiser, SGT 4-3
152 Gibson, FRH wbd Petrucelli, OJR 12-8
160 Richner, BLF wbd Quinn, OJR 8-3
170 Kibe, MCT wbd Urbas, STC 5-0
182 Nijenhuis, CMM wbf Rossman, BLF 1:43
195 Lucas, CMV wbd Whitmer, TTY 9-5
220 Knisely, CHR wbd Hefflefing, BIG 4-1
285 Whitehill, BKV wbf Davie, MCT 0:54

Consolation finals
106 Serafini, CMT wbd Nasdeo, WPT 3-1
113 Bollman, CHR wbd Keen, CMT 6-4
120 Burkett, CHR wbmd Aikey, BLF 11-3
126 Swisher, BLF wbd Delaney, WCH 6-2
132 Blair, MUN wbd Woolcott, STC 7-3
138 Vollman, MUN wbd Matt Leehan, GML 2-0
145 Weyandt, CHR wbf Spears, FKR 2:19
152 Jackson Spires, GML wb inj def Rohaley, CMM
160 Corrado, BUR wbd Finnerty, TJF 2-1 TB-1
170 Furman, CMM wbd Blaschak, NYK 7-5
182 Gilch, CRS wbd Feese, LMT 5-1
195 Seth Yarger, GML wbf Rohaley, CMM 1:47
220 Miller, CMM wbd Taylor, BKV 3-2
285 Smith, SGT wbd Mundis, CMV 3-2

106 Hunter Robison, GML wbd O`Shea, BLF 4-0
113 Holderbaum, CHR wbf Gunnar Gage, GML 4:20
120 Reinsel, BKV wbf Weaver, STC 1:39
126 Waterman, CRS wbd Dzielak, CMV 9-2
132 Coppolo, BLF wb inj def Schoffstal, PTV
138 Strouse, NYK wbd Gonzalez, PTV 3-0
145 Stafford, CMM wbd Huck, FTL 8-2
152 Callihan, CHR wbd Wagner, MCT 3-2
160 Weyandt, FRH wbf Beck, FKR 2:03
170 Colajezzi, CRS wbd Zona, PNT 8-2
182 Quick, PTV wbf James Laird, GML 1:37
195 Park, BKV wbd Krepps, MCT 3-1
220 Crum, MCT wbf Hembury, MUN 1:28
285 Ramos, CMM wbd Lecrone, BIG 4-1

106 Bainey, BEA wbd Kinne, CRS 4-2
113 Houpt, CMM wb inj def Johnson, MCT
120 Ross, PTV wbd Gilham, BEA 5-2
126 Dull, CHR wbd Weaver, CMT 7-3
132 Thompson, FKR wbf Baxter, CMM 2:46
138 Everly, MCT wbf Woloshyn, CRS 2:57
145 Zacur, TJF wb inj def Beatty, CVY
152 Porter, CMT wbd Hoopes, STC 9-5
160 Shoemaker, MCT wbd Good, MUN 9-4
170 Alexander, BOY wbd Finnerty, TJF 3-0
182 Holderbaum, CHR wbf Church, FTL 0:35
195 Feroce, BUR wbf Alava, TJF 3:34
220 Sarasnick, CVY wbd Scherer, BUR 12-6
285 Lecrone, BIG wbf Quinn, PTV 2:54

Complete KOM Brackets


Team scores: 1. Canon McMillan 189.0, 2. Mifflin County 181.0, 3. Chestnut Ridge 163.5, 4. Bellefonte 129.0, 5. General McLane 125.0, 6. Brookville 116.5, 7. Franklin Regional 114.5, 8. Cumberland Valley 113.5, 9. State College 104.0, 10. Williamsport 100.5, 11. Council Rock South 100.0 12. Burrell 97.0, 12. Muncy 97.0, 14. Pottsville Area 96.0, 15. Central Mountain 95.5, 16. Saegertown 88.0, 16. West Chester Henderson 88.0 18. Forest Hills 87.5, 19. Owen J Roberts 80.5, 20. Thomas Jefferson 78.0, 21. Bald Eagle Area 69.0, 22. Manheim Central 63.5, 23. Trinity 57.0, 24. Boyertown 55.5, 25.Northern York 53.5, 26. Big Spring 53.0, 27. Chartiers Valley 47.0, 28. Line Mountain 43.5, 29. Fort LeBoeuf 40.0, 30. Warrior Run 32.0, 31. Penn Trafford 28.0, 32. Garnet Valley 22.0.


GM Wrestlers at the 2019 King of the Mountain Tournament

106- #2 Hunter Robison
1st R: Robison wbmd Kobi Burkett, CHR 11-0
2nd R: Robison wbf Clayton Foster, CMT 0:31
QF: Robison wbd Kinne, CRS 7-1
SF: #3 Cunningham, STC wbd Robison 6-0
Cons SF: Nasdeo, WPT wbd Robison 8-6
5th/6th: Robison wbd O`Shea, BLF 4-0

Tourn Record: 4-2 (5TH PLACE)

113-Gunnar Gage
1st R: Gage wbf Lance Wickerham, CMV 1:59
2nd R: Gage wbf Jacob Houpt, CMM 5:59
QF: Gage wbf Keen, CMT 4:55
SF: #1 Maldonado, BOY wbd Gage 4-0
Cons SF: Bollman, CHR wbd Gage 11-9
5th/6th: Holderbaum, CHR wbf Gage 4:20

Tourn Record: 3-3 (PLACED 6TH)

120-Clay Kuntz
1st R: Carter Dibert, FKR wbf Kuntz 1:19
Cons: Kuntz wbd Van Tassel, FT 9-2
Cons: Puliti, GNV wbf Kuntz 2:34

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

126-Gabe Bayle
1st R: Jackson Arrington, FRH wbtf Bayle 17-1
Cons: O`Neil, FKR wbd Bayle 6-1

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

132-Beau Caro
1st R: Caro wbmd Owen Ott, PNT 14-6
2nd R: Betancourt, MHC wbf Caro 3:22
Cons: Caro wbf Maidens, MCT 2:49
Cons: Hunt, WRR wbmd Caro 17-3

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

138-#3 Matt Leehan
1st R: Leehan wbf Garrett Burns, BEA 1:46
2nd R: Leehan wbf Bollman, CHR 5:54
QF: Leehan wbd Belga, CMV 3-2
SF: #2 Bower, WPT wbd Leehan 3-1
Cons SF: Leehan wbd Strouse, NYK 4-0
3rd/4th: Vollman, MUN wbd Leehan 2-0

Tourn Record: 4-2 (PLACED 4TH)

145-Aric Sweet
1st R: Kaden Falls, CMT wbf Sweet 2:17
Cons: Stafford, CMM wbf Sweet 0:57

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

152-#3 Jackson Spires
1st R: Spires wbf Pierce Feite, NY 2:43
2nd R: Spires wbf Sultanov, CVY 0:23
QF: Spires wbmd Wagner, MCT 11-3
SF: #2 Petrucelli, OJR wbd Spires 5-1
Cons SF: Spires wbd Callihan, CHR 4-2
3rd/4th: Spires wb inj def Rohaley, CMM

Tourn Record: 5-1 (PLACED 3RD)

160-Elijah Schreiber
1st R: Connor Quinn, OJR wbmd Schreiber 14-5
Cons: Schreiber wbf Christie, BUR 0:31
Cons: Moore, CHR wbmd Schreiber 12-1

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

170-Jaxon Scrutchins
1st R: Dillon Conlon, GNV wbmd Scrutchins 9-1
Cons: Scrutchins wbd Cooklin, WPT 9-4
Cons: Bollman, CHR wbf Scrutchins 5:02

Tourn Record: 1-2 (DNP)

182-James Laird
1st R: Laird wbf Tristen Ditzler, MUN 1:40
2nd R: Laird wbmd Sinclair, BOY 9-1
QF: #1 Nijenhuis, CMM wbf Laird 0:25
Cons: Laird wbf Rogan, CMV 2:50
Cons QF: Laird wbmd Church, FTL 8-0
Cons SF: Gilch, CRS wbf Laird 1:56
5th/6th: Feese, LMT wbf Laird 1:37

Tourn Record: 4-3 (PLACED 6TH)

195-Shamus Ford
1st R: Nikolas Miller, CMT wbf Ford 1:45
Cons: Lundy, WPT wbf Ford 3:54

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)

195-#6 Seth Yarger
1st R: Yarger wbf Scott Coy, PNT 0:31
2nd R: Yarger wbf Claar, CHR 1:26
QF: Yarger wbf Miller, CMT 3:59
SF: Whitmer, TTY wbf Yarger 3:59
Cons SF: Yarger wbd Park, BKV 7-6
3rd/4th: Yarger wbf Rohaley, CMM 1:47

Tourn. Record: 5-1 (PLACED 3RD)

220-Wilson Spires
1st R: Spires wbd 14-10
2nd R: Hefflefing, BIG wbf Spires 0:59
Cons: Spires wbf Panchison, CRS 3:44
Cons: Crews, WPT wbd Spires 3-1 SV-1

Tourn. Record: 2-2 (DNP)

220-Wyatt Hall
1st R: Hall wbd Nicholas Beebe, STC 5-0
2nd R: Miller, CMM wbf Hall 1:01
Cons: Hall wbd Shokirov, CVY 3-1
Cons: Hampton, WCH wbd Hall 3-1

Tourn Record: 2-2 (DNP)

285-Hunter Dickson
1st R: Gavin Hillman, MUN wbf Dickson 4:24
Cons: Bye
Cons: Smith, SGT wbmd Dickson 8-0

Tourn Record: 0-2 (DNP)


GM Matmen Crush Girard In Season Opener

The GM wrestling team won their 2019-2020 season opener with ease over Girard on Wednesday evening in Girard. Clay Kuntz, Matt Leehan, Aric Sweet, Jackson Spires, Jaxson Scrutchins, James Laird, Seth Yarger, Wilson Spires and Hunter Robison all posted pins for the Lancers. Gabe Bayle and Beau Caro picked up decisions and Gunnar Gage won by forfeit. Jaxson Scrutchins and Wilson Spires both won by fall in their varsity debuts!

The team will be back in action this Friday and Saturday at the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School. Matt Leehan and Seth Yarger will be looking to medal for a second straght year. Leehan placed 4th and Yarger 7th at last year's KOM Tourney!


General McLane 66 Girard 12
120 Clay Kuntz (GM) wbf Caleb Pinnare 2:39
126 Gabe Bayle (GM) wbd Lance Cardman 6-2
132 Beau Caro (GM) wbd Ethan Herman 7-6
138 Matt Leehan (GM) wbf Dakota Slomski 0:48
145 Aric sweet (GM) wbf Ian Lowe 1:41
152 Jackson Spires (GM) wbf Dustin Roesch 1:02
160 Mitchell Marfinetz (G) wbf Elijah Schreiber 1:05
170 Jaxson Scrutchins (GM) wbf Dylan Anderson 2:26
182 James Laird (GM) wbf Robert States 1:27
195 Seth Yarger (GM) wbf Brandon Ramsey 1:26
220 Wilson Spires (GM) wbf Zachary Baldwin 0:31
285 Jordan Schell (G) wb inj def Hunter Dickson
106 Hunter Robison (GM) wbf Gabe Messmer 2:19
113 Gunnar Gage (GM) wb ff






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