Hayden Hidlay went 4-0 and defeated Mason Manville for the third time on his way to the Journeymen Classic Championship on Sunday.
Hidlay defeated the Penn State bound Manville 3-1 in the 152-pound finals for his second Journeymen title in as many years. Hayden beat Manville twice at the Greco and Freestyle Junior Nationals in Fargo and will face him again at the Who’s No. 1 on October 17 in Lehigh.
Hayden opened with a 1-0 victory over Saegertown’s Nick Monico, a Kent State recruit. He followed that up with a 4-3 victory over two-time state champion Foster Karmon (Michigan) and a 10-3 win over top 50 junior Mekhi Lewis (New Jersey).
Hidlay is ranked fourth overall in the Class of 2016 by Flo Wrestling and 14th overall by Intermat.
At 160, Trent Hidlay went 2-2 and finished fifth.
Trent lost back-to-back bouts to Elijah Cleary (5-2) and A.J. Pedro (4-3) before rallying with wins over Jacob Hart (fall in 4:54) and A.J. Aeberli (3-0 for fifth).
Thanks to an impressive off-season, including a Junior National Greco-Roman crown and two wins over Penn State-bound Mason Manville, Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay is ranked fourth in the latest Flo Wrestling Class of 2016 rankings.
Hidlay finished the spring/summer season with a 90-2 record and is the top ranked Keystone State wrestler. (Nick Reenan of Wyoming Seminary is from Texas).
Below are the top 10 in the Class of 2016 along with college choice:
|1||MARK HALL||Apple Valley||MN||174|
|2||NICK REENAN||Wy Sem||PA||184||Northwestern|
|4||HAYDEN HIDLAY||Mifflin County||PA||149||NC State|
|5||LUKE PLETCHER||Gr Latrobe||PA||133||Ohio State|
|6||NICK SURIANO||Bergen Cath||NJ||125||Penn State|
|8||MASON MANVILLE||Blair||NJ||157||Penn State|
To celebrate what could be a very special season, I will be releasing the 2015-16 Mifflin County Wrestling Preview Magazine.
This is a one issue, first of its kind, print magazine to be released at the end of November/beginning of December. It will feature tons of pictures and various articles focusing on the upcoming season.
It’s a must have for every MC wrestling fan.
I am taking pre-orders right now. The reason being to see how many copies I need to have printed before the official release date.
The cost is $7 and the shipping is free.
To give you an idea of what it will look like I have posted a link to the Mifflin County girls basketball magazine I did for Kevin Kodish back in 2012. Just click on the link below.
If you would like a copy click on the PayPal order button below or send a check made payable to me (Brian Carson) at the following address:
4 Green Tree Lane
Lewistown, PA. 17044
Thanks for reading.
Order of Matches:
Match #1 – 132lbs – #1-Chad Red vs. #4-Taylor Lamont
Match #2 – 132lbs – #2-Luke Pletcher vs. #3-Yianni Diakomihalis
Match #3 – 182lbs – #1-Dakota Geer vs. #2-Beau Breske
Match #4 – 113lbs – #1-Gavin Teasdale vs. #2-Roman Bravo-Young
Match #5 – 145lbs – #1-Jared Verkleeren vs. #2-Kyle Bierdumpfel
Match #6 – 152lbs – #1-Hayden Hidlay vs. #2-Mason Manville
Match #7 – 195lbs – #1-Nick Reenan vs. #2-Sam Colbray
Match #8 – 220lbs – #1-Gable Steveson vs. #2-Jordan Wood
Match #9 – 126lbs – #1-Daton Fix vs. #3-Rudy Yates
Match #10 – 132lbs – Winner of Match #1 vs. Winner of Match #2
Match #11 – TBD – Pro Bout
Hayden and Trent Hidlay will return to the Journeymen Fall Classic on October 4 in Schenectady, New York to defend their titles.
Hayden won the 145-pound championship in the main bracket, while Trent was a champion at 140 pounds in the C bracket last year. Hayden is entered at 152, while Trent is at 160.
Next up for Hayden is the Who’s No. 1 (WNO) event at Lehigh University and sponsored by Flo Wrestling on October 17. Hayden meets Penn State recruit Mason Manville, who he beat in both Freestyle and Greco at the Junior Nationals.
Finally, October ends with the Super 32 where Hayden, Trent and Noah Stewart compete for the championship belt.