The Gruesome Twosome – Hayden and Trent Hidlay – dominated the competition Sunday at the Phil Portuese Greco-Roman Tournament in East Strousburg.
In the University division, Hayden outscored his opponents by a 48-2 score, rolling to the 70kg title. In the round-robin weight class, Hidlay defeated John Goyetche (Maine) 13-2, Christopher Rodgers (Pennsylvania) 14-0, Sean Miller (New York) 10-0 and Codey Smock (Michigan) 11-0.
Trent captured first at 160 in the Junior division, racking up three technical falls and a pin.
Hidlay opened with a bye and then scored a 10-0 technical over Aryemis Brown (Maryland) to advance to the quarterfinals where he pinned Conner Johnson (Maine) in 1:07. He reached the finals with a 11-1 technical fall over A.J. Calas (New Jersey).
In the finals, the Husky sophomore took out Nick Pederson (New York) by a 14-4 technical fall.
University Division – 70kg
Hayden Hidlay technical fall John Goyetche, Maine, 13-2.
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Christopher Rodgers, PA, 14-0.
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Sean Miller, New York, 10-0.
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Codey Smock, Michigan, 11-0.
Trent Hidlay, bye
Trent Hidlay technical fall Ayremis Brown, Maryland, 10-0.
Trent Hidlay pinned Conner Johnson, Maine, 1:07.
Trent Hidlay technical fall A.J. Calas, New Jersey, 11-1.
Trent Hidlay technical fall Nick Pederson, New York, 14-4.
Mifflin County grapplers Trent Hidlay and Trey Kibe placed second at the Phil Portuese Tournament at East Stroudsburg on Saturday.
Hidlay cruised into the 160-pound Junior division finals with three technical falls and a pin. In the finals, Trent fell 6-2 to Hunter Bolen, a 2016 state champion from Virginia.
In the Schoolboy division, Kibe made the 128-pound finals with a 6-5 decision and a tech fall. In the finals, Jackson Dean of Delaware handed Kibe a 10-0 loss.
160: Trent Hidlay, bye.
160: Trent Hidlay technical fall Nick Pederson, NY, 14-2.
160: Trent Hidlay pinned Jake Barry, NY, 1:27.
160: Trent Hidlay technical fall Michael Manley, PA, 11-0.
160: Trent Hidlay technical fall Austin Farabaugh, PA, 14-4.
160: Hunter Bolen, VA dec. Trent Hidlay, 6-2.
128: Trey Kibe, bye
128: Trey Kibe dec. Antonio Petrucelli, PA, 6-5.
128: Trey Kibe technical fall Liam Handel, MD, 10-0.
128: Jackson Dean, DE technical fall Trey Kibe, 10-0.
If anyone had any doubts about Hayden Hidlay and his ability to compete at the college level ended today. Hidlay entered his first college age tournament and proved he can compete at the next level by going 5-0 to capture the 70kg title at the Phil Portuese Freestyle tournament in East Stroudsburg on Saturday.
Hidlay’s impressive run started with a 10-0 technical fall over Tristan Rifanburg. In the second round, the Husky senior rolled to a 10-0 tech fall over Matt Cimato of Drexel. Cimato is a two-time NCAA qualifier who was seeded fourth for nationals this season and owns a win over Jason Tsirtsis, former national champ from Northwestern.
In the quarters, Hidlay took out future teammate Sam Speno by a 10-6 score and rolled to another 10-0 tech fall over Lou Mascola of Maryland in the semifinals.
Hayden saved his best win for last – defeating Randy Cruz of Lehigh in the finals with a 9-4 victory. Cruz placed eighth at nationals to earn All-American status.
Phil Portuese 70kg Results
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Tristan Rifanburg, 10-0.
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Matt Cimato, 10-0.
Hayden Hidlay dec. Sam Speno, 10-6.
Hayden Hidlay technical fall Lou Mascola, 10-0.
Hayden Hidlay dec. Randy Cruz, 9-4.
Eight kids wrestled at the Ohio Tournament of Champions from Mifflin County and Nic Allison went 3-0 and won the 14-under, 68-pound championship last Saturday.
Trey Kibe went 6-2 and placed 4th at 126 pounds in the 14-under division. Also wrestling but not placing were Kyler and Kamden Everly, Christian Fisher, Layten and Landen Bowersox and Carter Yohn.
(Photos by Mark Hidlay)