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No. 8 Iowa City West takes on No. 19 Bettendorf in Iowa Team Dual Finals

February 26th, 2011 | Author:
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Iowa City West (No. 8) defeated Southeast Polk 40-23 to advance to the Class 3-A championship match at the state duals wrestling meet.

The Trojans will face Bettendorf (No. 19), which outlasted traditional state champion Waverly-Shell Rock (No. 21) 31-22.

Southeast Polk’s Cory Clark survived an upset bid in a semifinal, beating Kegan Wakefield of Iowa City West 7-5. Clark used three takedowns to build a 7-1 lead before giving up a reversal.

Clark was penalized for stalling and for an illegal hold in the third period, but was able to hang on to run his career record to 132-0. Clark beat Wakefield last Saturday in the 119-pound championship match at the traditional state wrestling meet.

Clark’s day is not done though. The Rams will face Waverly-Shell Rock in a third-place match later today.

For Complete Story by Mike Malloy, Des Moines Register

For List of Results or Visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association

Shane Hughes Pins Devin Peterson (No. 2 @ 189) In Wisconsin State Semi’s

February 26th, 2011 | Author:
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The Arrowhead Warhawks, led by the shocking performance of senior Shane Hughes, have made sure their coach, John Mesenbrink, leaves his position with memories that will last a lifetime.

Hughes led a contingent of four Arrowhead wrestlers into the Division 1 finals during the semifinal round of the WIAA state individual wrestling tournament Friday night at the Kohl Center.

Mesenbrink’s impending retirement and Hughes’ teammate, 140-pound senior sensation Jake Sueflohn (No. 3 @ 140), may have been the story heading into the tournament, but Hughes was the story of the day after he posted a come-from-behind pin of Wisconsin Rapids junior Devin Peterson (No. 2 @ 189) in one semifinal at 189 pounds in the most shocking upset of the tournament.

Hughes trailed Peterson, undefeated at the time with a 49-0 record with 39 pins on the season and 102 for his career, by a 12-3 margin at the 3-minute 15-second mark of the match. The two got caught in a scramble on their knees; Hughes threw a tight headlock on Peterson and pulled Peterson over and put him to his back.

Peterson appeared to roll through, but Hughes held the headlock tight and pulled Peterson over again for the last time, registering the pin at 3:01. The crowd went crazy, and Hughes put his hands up in disbelief.

For Complete Story by Joe Shinners, The Journal Sentinel

Apple Valley’s Motto: “Leave No Doubt”

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Apple Valley (No. 1) wrestling head coach Jim Jackson said his motto for his team this year has been to “leave no doubt” as to who the best wrestling team is in Minnesota, and possibly America. The team certainly left no doubt as to why they were the No. 1 seed at the Section 3AAA wrestling tournament held Friday at Apple Valley High School. The Eagles blew past Burnsville, Eagan and Hastings to claim the section title.

“Going to state never gets old,” assistant coach Josh Barlayge said. “We got a lot of momentum here.”

The team is returning to state with some veteran faces, but also with some new ones, including seventh-grader Mark Hall, who wrestled in the 130-pound weight class.

“It’s my all-time dream to become a state champ,” Hall said after receiving his medal Friday.

To leave no doubt that they are the best team in the nation, “we have to finish strong” at state, Jackson said. But Jackson didn’t want to look too far ahead, and was almost speechless as to how well his team performed on Friday night.

“The performance [at sections] speaks for itself,” Jackson said.

From Jackson Forderer, Apple Valley Patch

Cody Weircioch (No. 4 @ 160) and Travis McKillop (No. 5 @ 160) to Meet at WPIAL

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Wrestling fans can watch of two of Pennsylvania’s best middleweights collide with no travel plans for Hershey required.

Just head to Collier Township.

That’s where another dual between Burrell’s Travis McKillop (42-1)  (No. 5 @ 160) and Charleroi’s Cody Wiercioch (30-1)  (No. 4 @ 160) is anticipated at the WPIAL Class AA championships at Chartiers Valley.

Action begins at 5 p.m. today and runs through Saturday evening, when the consensus top two 160-pounders — barring injury or major upset — should collide for the district title.

And this is just the beginning.

McKillop, a senior, and Wiercioch, a sophomore, could end up facing off in the upcoming regional and state tournaments, as well.

“You’ve got not only two of the best guys in the state, but in the country, nationally ranked, who just happen to be in the WPIAL at the same weight,” Burrell coach Ryan Yates said. “We have a couple matches before we see Cody, but these guys are going to be having some battles in the next couple weeks. This is Travis’ last shot to do something special.”

Steve Spearman (No. 5 @ 135) Weight Issues Prevent Post Season Success

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Look around. If you see anyone wearing a high school wrestling jacket, he (or she) is either already graduated or no longer competing for one reason or another.

If you do see one of the competing wrestlers, it will not be at one of the food stands, and he may even be running instead of walking.

You see officials, as required by PIAA rules, are unforgiving when it comes to making weight at a wrestling tournament. Far be it for me to claim that basketball players are not in shape — of course they are. But there are no weight restrictions to determine if they are eligible to take the court. Yes, some might argue that not all of the 285-pounders are in the best of shape. But even they must adhere to the rules.

Just last week, several wrestlers across the state saw their postseason end before it started because they did not make weight. One of them was returning PIAA Class AAA 130-pound champion Steve Spearman (No.5 @ 135) of McDowell (he reportedly dropped in weight to give a teammate a chance to compete).

You want to know what Line Mountain’s Travis Erdman was doing last Friday night, on the eve of the District 4 Class AA South Sectional Tournament? He spent part of the evening at Bounce Fun Plex, in Shamokin Dam, a place where most kids go to have fun. For Erdman, it was serious business.

It was the first time this season that the Line Mountain senior had to get his weight down to 142 pounds (to be eligible to wrestle at 140) the next day. He wrestled most of the season at 145, but made the decision to drop for the postseason.

“It was pretty rough. I was at the school Friday night running up until 10 o’clock. I was at the Bounce Plex before that, and I was at practice before that. I was running before school (in the morning),” Erdman said.

For complete article by Harold Raker, The Daily Item

Geoff Alexander (No. 13 @ 125) and Nico Megaludis (No. 1 @ 125) to Join Elite Company

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Only 19 times since the mid-1930s has a high school wrestler won four WPIAL titles in his career.

Within the next eight days, two seniors have a good shot to join that list.

Shady Side Academy’s Geoff Alexander (No.13@125) and Franklin Regional’s Nico Megaludis (No.1@125) hope to join elite company in the coming weeks. Both have a chance to win their fourth WPIAL individual wrestling championship.

“To win four WPIAL championships is a difficult accomplishment, hands down,” Franklin Regional coach Eric Mausser said. “It takes a person who’s very dedicated and motivated to the sport. And you have to love the sport, too.”

Alexander and Megaludis fit the bill. Both started wrestling at age 5 and have dedicated themselves to the sport ever since.

Logan Storley (No. 1 @ 171) Reaching for Greatness

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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This year’s Class B state wrestling tournament, which begins Friday in Aberdeen, doesn’t just signal the end of the high school wrestling season.

It also marks the swan song of a stellar prep career for Webster senior Logan Storley (No.1 @ 171), a University of Minnesota recruit who is seeking a sixth individual state title. Achieving that feat would tie Storley with former Freeman grappler Kirk Wallman for the most titles in South Dakota high school wrestling history.

With a career record of 258-3 that includes state crowns at the 103, 119, 130, 152 and 171-pound weight classes, Storley probably doesn’t need another title to cement his legacy as one of the best that the state has ever seen.

But anyone familiar with the Webster standout knows that coming up short has never really been an option.

“It’s so hard to explain what sets him apart,” said Bearcats coach Wade Rausch. “He refuses to allow anyone to beat him, and he treats practice like a competition. He’s one of those kids that come along once in a lifetime, and as a coach I’m fortunate enough to be a part of that.”

For complete Article by Justin Wulf, The Argus Leader

Pete Baldwin (No. 11 @ 145) Named Central Florida’s Wrestler of Year

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Kissimmee Osceola’s Pete Baldwin (No. 11 @ 145) didn’t lose too many times in his Kowboy career, six times to be exact, but it was from each one of those losses that Baldwin found the resolve to win the state title as a senior.

Baldwin defeated Brandon’s Travis Berridge 6-3 in the 145-pound final to finish his senior season 54-0 and earn the honor of Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida Wrestler of the Year.

“You learn from every loss,” Baldwin said. “I knew this was my last year and I had to leave it all on the mat.”

Baldwin, who owns national records for career wins and pins, won all previous 11 matches in the postseason by pin before reaching the final against Berridge.

For Complete Article by Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel

Eric Laytos (H.M. @ 215) Focuses on 2nd Title

February 25th, 2011 | Author:
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Eric Laytos (H.M. @ 215) has a target on his back and he knows it. It’s been there all season and it’s not going anywhere any time soon.

The Lackawanna Trail junior wrestler is the defending state champion at 215 pounds in Class AA – a title he intends to defend in a few weeks. But first, he must defend his District 2 crown beginning today.

“There’s a target on my back, but I can’t let that get to me,” Laytos (36-1) said. “I know it’s there, I just need to wrestle like I did last year.”

As a sophomore, Laytos climbed his way through districts to the Northeast Regional tournament and capped his season with the PIAA Class AA title. He said no one was expecting him to do as well as he did. That played a factor, but so did his abilities on the mat.”

“He just has to wrestle the same tournament he wrestled last year,” Lackawanna Trail coach Jeff Stauffer said of Laytos.  “It’s really a tough spot to be in for him.  Everyone is looking to upset the state champ.  People will put pressure on him, too. They have high expectations.

2011 National Prep Championships

February 24th, 2011 | Author:
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National Prep Wrestling Championships

When: February 24-26, 2011

Where: Stabler Arena, LeHigh University (PA)

Tournament Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 25th, 2011

  • 7:00 AM Doors open – Participants with tags, enter rear door and meet on floor
  • 7:30 AM Weigh-Ins for All Weights (103=105, etc with 2 pounds growth)
  • 8:30 AM Wrestling begins rds of 64,32, cons
  • ~1:00 PM Rds of Cons,16,Cons
  • ~6:00 PM Quarterfinals and Cons

Saturday, Feb. 26th, 2011

  • 7:00 AM Doors open – Participants with tags, enter through rear door.
  • 7:30 AM Second day weigh-in. +1 pound (103=106, etc with 2 pounds growth + 1).
    Weigh-ins in weight class order.
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Wrestling cons and semi-finals
    (2 Cons rds on 6 Mats- Semis on 2 -Semi Cons on 4)
  • 11:30 AM Coaches Meeting at Stabler
  • 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Finals at Stabler (4 Mats)

Live Results

Seed/ First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Joseph McKenna 8 Blair Academy NJ/NY
2 David Mohler 9 Loyola-Blakefie Maryland
3 Tony Protogyrou 11 Norfolk Collegi Virginia
4 Tyler Ponte 9 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
5 Jack Mutchnik 9 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
6 Chad Saunders 9 The Hill School Pennsylvania
7 Devon MarcAurele 9 Pomfret School New England
8 Elliot Mondragon 12 Bishop Ireton Virginia
9 Ricky Posner 10 The Phillips Ex New England
10 Dustin Runzo 9 Norfolk Academy Virginia
11 Jawan Jones 9 St. Benedict’s NJ/NY
12 Michael Still 10 Archbishop Spal Maryland

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Evan Silver 12 Blair Academy NJ/NY
2 Will Mason 11 Cape Henry Coll Virginia
4 Evan Botwin 11 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
5 Cole Gallagher 12 Archbishop Spal Maryland
6 Luke Brooman 10 Episcopal Acade Pennsylvania
7 Logan Miester 10 McDonogh School Maryland
8 Drew Mahoney 9 Suffield Academ New England
9 Brandon Walker 9 Woodberry Fores Virginia
10 Matthew Laux 12 Georgetown Prep Maryland
11 Kristian Kergides 9 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
12 Christian Vallis 9 Phillips Academ New England

Seed /First /Last Y/ear /Team /Region
1 Dominick Malone 11 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
2 Caleb Richardson 12 Blair Academy NJ/NY
3 Eric Friedman 11 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
4 Scott Strappelli 10 John Carroll Hi Maryland
5 Paul O’Neill 12 Gonzaga College DC
6 Xavi Ramos 10 McDonogh School Maryland
7 Geoffrey Verallis 10 Northfield Moun New England
8 Zach Papin 9 St. Mark’s Scho Texas
9 Austin Marsico 11 The Kiski Schoo Pennsylvania
10 Frederick Perrine 10 Peddie School NJ/NY

Seed /First /Last /Year T/eam /Region
1 Mark Grey 11 Blair Academy NJ/NY
2 Chris Caton 11 Northside Chris North Carolina
3 Chris Dinnien 12 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
4 Alfred Bannister 9 Bishop McNamara Maryland
5 Tyler Fraley 12 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
6 Daniel Sanchez 10 Georgetown Prep Maryland
7 RJ LaBeef 11 Pomfret School New England
8 Joseph Galasso 9 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania
9 Brandon Sneider 11 Phillips Academ New England
10 Jason Murphy 10 Landon Maryland
11 Cameron Scari 11 Belmont Hill Sc New England
12 Quinn Caslow 11 Episcopal High Virginia

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Todd Preston 11 Blair Academy NJ/NY
2 Jack Clark 9 McDonogh School Maryland
3 Jeffrey Ott 11 Belmont Hill Sc New England
4 Shawn Armato 12 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
5 George Weber 10 John Carroll Hi Maryland
6 Rick Durso 12 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania
7 Robert Janis 10 St. Christopher Virginia
8 Peter Hammer 12 Liberty Christi Texas
9 Robert Ruiz 12 Salisbury Schoo New England
10 Tyrel White 10 Northfield Moun New England
11 Scott Stevens 11 Peddie School NJ/NY
12 Ike Podell 10 North Cross Sch Virginia
13 Whitney Forte 10 St. Benedict’s NJ/NY

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Ryan Ponte 12 Northfield Moun New England
2 Shane Arechiga 12 Good Counsel Hi Maryland
3 Abram Ayala 11 Blair Academy NJ/NY
4 Brett Przywara 12 Archbishop Curl Maryland
5 Chris Yankowich 11 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
6 James Stowell 11 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania
7 Taylor Whitt 12 Norfolk Academy Virginia
8 Conor Duffey 12 Brooks School New England
9 Don-Tai Garner 10 St. Benedict’s NJ/NY
10 Joe Loftus 12 St. Mark’s Scho Texas
11 Ruben Ramirez 12 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Evan Henderson 12 The Kiski Schoo Pennsylvania
2 Pete Galli 11 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
3 Russell Parsons 10 Blair Academy NJ/NY
4 Chris Dowdy 12 St. Benedict’s NJ/NY
5 Will Switzer 11 Archbishop Spal Maryland
6 Cohl Fulk 11 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
7 Colton Dempsey 11 Phillips Academ New England
8 Toby Hague 9 McDonogh School Maryland
9 Evan Rodbell 12 Providence Day North Carolina
10 William Crozier 10 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
11 Matthew Brower 12 Mercersburg Aca Pennsylvania
12 David Wall 12 Forsyth Country North Carolina

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Robert Henderson 12 The Kiski Schoo Pennsylvania
2 Charlie Lynch 12 Archbishop Spal Maryland
3 Brady Massaro 12 Mount Saint Jos Maryland
4 Dylan Milonas 9 Blair Academy NJ/NY
5 Jon Mills 12 Trinity Christi Texas
6 Ryan Gaiss 12 Phillips Academ New England
7 Colin Saunders 11 The Hill School Pennsylvania
9 Marcus Miller 11 Liberty Christi Virginia
10 Ben Alberico 12 Norfolk Academy Virginia
11 Cole Edwards 12 Forsyth Country North Carolina
12 Greg Bacci 10 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Eric Morris 10 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
2 Marcus Cain PG Northfield Moun New England
3 David Wesley 12 St. Christopher Virginia
4 Duke Pickett 12 Woodberry Fores Virginia
5 Patrick Coover 9 Blair Academy NJ/NY
6 Brad Mutchnik 11 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
7 Dominic Sipe 11 Faustina Academ Texas
8 Bryce Pappas 9 Saint Mary’s Hi Maryland
9 Connor Burns 10 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania
10 Christian Funder 12 Forsyth Country North Carolina
11 Anthony Tedesco 11 Phillips Academ New England
12 Tyler Patrick 10 McDonogh School Maryland

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Bobby Burg 12 Mercersburg Aca Pennsylvania
2 Benjamin Villaret PG St. Benedict’s NJ/NY
3 Angelo Bortoluzzi 12 The Kiski Schoo Pennsylvania
4 Taylor Reuss 11 Woodberry Fores Virginia
5 Adam Morris 12 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
6 Tyler Rill 11 Mount Saint Jos Maryland
7 Michael Mocco 11 Blair Academy NJ/NY
8 Anthony Feliziani 9 Episcopal Acade Pennsylvania
9 Trey Tarr 12 St. Christopher Virginia
10 Brett Brigman 11 Archbishop Curl Maryland
11 Max Sataloff 12 McDonogh School Maryland
12 Stephan Piascik 10 Northfield Moun New England

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Trey Adamson 12 Bishop Lynch Hs Texas
2 Stout Watson 12 Forsyth Country North Carolina
3 Mathew Miller 12 John Carroll Hi Maryland
4 Addison Knepshield 10 Blair Academy NJ/NY
5 John Mauk 12 The Hill School Pennsylvania
6 Daniel Gallagher 12 Chestnut Hill A Pennsylvania
7 David Welch 11 Tilton School New England
8 Kyle Gaffrey 12 The Phillips Ex New England
9 Erik Stuer 12 Loomis Chaffee New England
10 Vincent Bellaran 12 St. Benedict’s NJ/NY
11 Aaron Weiss 11 St. Paul’s Scho New England
12 Carl Lampe 12 Episcopal Acade Pennsylvania

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Nicholas Kidd 12 Northfield Moun New England
2 Kvaunte Smith 12 Archbishop Spal Maryland
3 Frank Mattiace 10 Blair Academy NJ/NY
4 Kevin Marvel 11 McDonogh School Maryland
5 Keith Corliss 11 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
6 Shane Cockerille 10 Dematha Catholi Maryland
7 Harry Mauk 10 Malvern Prep Pennsylvania
8 John San Filippo 11 Mercersburg Aca Pennsylvania
9 Spencer Neff 10 Good Counsel Hi Maryland
10 Alex Jabaley 12 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
11 Dylan Ryan 12 The Phillips Ex New England
12 Mike Green 11 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
13 Ray Geier 11 Paul Vi Virginia

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Kyle Snyder 9 Good Counsel Hi Maryland
2 AJ Vizzcarando 11 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
3 Colynn Cook 12 The Kiski Schoo Pennsylvania
4 Willie Wilson 11 Blair Academy NJ/NY
5 Caleb Harris 12 Loomis Chaffee New England
6 Dylan Devine 11 Dematha Catholi Maryland
7 Matt Green 10 Saint Paul’s Sc Maryland
8 Nicholas Grossi 11 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
9 Tyler Tippett 12 Mount Saint Jos Maryland
10 Esteban Marquez-Monsanto 12 Lawrenceville S NJ/NY
11 Andrew Lutterloh 11 Bishop Ireton Virginia

Seed /First /Last /Year /Team /Region
1 Brooks Black 10 Blair Academy NJ/NY
2 Terrance Jean Jacques 12 Wyoming Seminar Pennsylvania
3 Alex Henry 12 Episcopal High Virginia
4 Ibraheem Khadar PG Tabor Academy New England
5 Jeff Winthrop 12 St. Paul’s Scho New England
6 Stephen Snyder 12 Good Counsel Hi Maryland
7 Grant Jones 12 Liberty Christi Virginia
8 Roman Braglio 11 McDonogh School Maryland
9 Alberto Muratalla 12 St. Mark’s Scho Texas
10 Chuck Boddy 11 Germantown Acad Pennsylvania
11 Ryan Schneider 11 Georgetown Prep Maryland
12 Jordan Anderson 12 Northfield Moun New England

National Prep Rankings:

  1. Blair Academy (NJ)
  2. Wyoming Seminary (PA)
  3. Archbishop Spalding(MD)
  4. Germantown (PA)
  5. Mcdonogh (Md)
  6. Dematha (Md)
  7. St. Benedicts (NJ)
  8. Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
  9. St. Pauls For Boys (MD)
  10. Kiski (PA)
  11. St. Marks (TX)
  12. Archbishop Curley (MD)
  13. Phillips Academy (MA)
  14. John Carroll (MD)
  15. Belmont Hill (MA)

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