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Super 32 Results

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay went 1-1 on day two and failed to place at the Super 32 Challenge over the weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hidlay opened day two by beating Zehlin Storr of Michigan before falling to Cameron Coy, a tough freshman from Penn Trafford high shool, by a 10-3 decision.

Hilday finished the event with a 5-2 mark.

Here are the results and placewinners of the 2013 Super 32 Challenge:

106:
1st: Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.) dec. Gage Curry (North Hills, Pa.), 3-0
3rd: Ty Agaisse (Delbarton, N.J.) dec. Ben Freeman (Walled Lake Central, Mich.), 2-1
5th: Tyler Warner (Claymont, Ohio) over Luke Karam (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.) by default
7th: Kennedy Monday (Cardinal Gibbons, Fla.) pinned Brandon Cray (Steinert, N.J.), 2:27113:
1st: Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.) dec. Nick Suriano (Bergen Catholic, N.J.), 3-1, SV
3rd: Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio) dec. Kyle Norstrem (Brandon, Fla.), 5-1
5th: Dustin Warner (Claymont, Ohio) dec. Christian Moody (Collinsville, Okla.), 12-6
7th: Eli Stickley (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) dec. Eric Hong (Georgetown Prep, Md.), 8-2

120:
1st: Luke Pletcher (Greater Latrobe, Pa.) dec. George Phillippi (Derry Area, Pa.), 5-2
3rd: Sean Russell (Collins Hill, Ga.) dec. Nick Piccinnini (Ward Mellville, N.Y.), 4-3
5th: Bryan Damon (Jefferson, N.J.) dec. Troy Gregor (Hickory Ridge, N.C.), 6-5
7th: Evan Cheek (Milan Edison, Ohio) maj. dec. Anthony Cefolo (Hanover Park, N.J.), 11-3

126:
1st: Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill, Ga.) dec. Domenic Forys (North Allegheny, Pa.), 3-0
3rd: Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.) dec. Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), 5-4
5th: Dylan Lucas (Brandon, Fla.) dec. Kevin Jack (Danbury, Ct.), 8-4
7th: Anthony Tutolo (Lake Catholic, Ohio) dec. Davion Jeffries (Broken Arrow, Okla.), 5-3

132:
1st: Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.) dec. Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional, Pa.), 2-1 TB
3rd: Brock Ervin (Union County, Ky.) dec. Colton Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.), 3-1
5th: Chase Zemenak (Nazareth, Pa.) over Anthony Giraldo (North Bergen, N.J.) by default
7th: Gary Wayne Harding (Collinsville, Okla.) dec. Coy Ozias (Christiansburg, Va.), 3-1

138:
1st: Jason Nolf (Kittanning, Pa.) maj. dec. Brock Zacherl (Brookville, Pa.), 17-7
3rd: Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley, Pa.) dec. Justin Oliver (Davison, Mich.), 8-6 SV
5th: Max Thomsen (Union, Iowa) pinned Kyle Lawson (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), 4:25
7th: Blake Clevenger (Kearney, Mo.) dec. Joseph Ghione (Brick Memorial, N.J.), 8-1

145:
1st: Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.) dec. Grant Leeth (Kearney, Mo.), 4-3
3rd: Nick Bennett (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.) maj. dec. Michael Longo (Santiago Corona, Calif.), 12-3
5th: Tommy Forte (Mishawaka, Ind.) over Malik Amine (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.) by default
7th: Thomas Dutton (Rocky Point, N.Y.) dec. Gary Dinmore (Hunterdon Central, N.J.), 4-3

152:
1st: Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Ohio) dec. Zach Kelly (Kiski School, Pa.), 4-3
3rd: Louis Hernandez (Mepham, N.Y.) dec. Jack Bass (Robinson, Va.), 3-2
5th: Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) pinned Isaiah Crosby (South Dade, Fla.), 2:47
7th: Zach Hertling (Ocean Township, N.J.) dec. Austin Eades (Jenks, Okla.), 4-3

160:
1st: Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Pa.) dec. Jonathan Schleifer (East Brunswick, N.J.), 5-2
3rd: Austin Reese (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) dec. Logan Breitenbach (Archbishop Spalding, Md.), 5-3
5th: Connor Schram (Bellbrook, Ohio) dec Bobby Fehr (Northampton, Pa.), 1-0
7th: A.J. Kowal (Princeton, Ohio) over Dayton Racer (Apple Valley, Minn.) by default

170:
1st: Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.) dec. Taylor Lujan (Carrollton, Ga.), 9-3
3rd: Tyrel White (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) dec. Andrew Garcia (Detroit Catholic Central, Ohio), 5-3
5th: Joe Heyob (Cincinnati St. Xavier, Ohio) dec Ryan Harris (Beachwood, Ohio), 1-0
7th: Seth Williams (Tiffin Columbian, Ohio) dec. Dylan Peters-Logue (Orange, N.C.), 4-1

182:
1st: Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe, Pa.) dec. Nicky Hall (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), 5-2
3rd: Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic, Pa.) dec. Rocco Caywood (Perrysburg, Ohio), 4-2
5th: Tom Sleigh (DuBois, Pa.) over Tyler Wildmo (St. Johns, Mich.) by default
7th: Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs, Pa.) dec. Derek Hillman (Woodhaven, Mich.), 12-6

195:
1st: Chip Ness (Buford, Ga.) dec. Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.), 4-2
3rd: Tyler Worthing (Kiski Area, Pa.) dec. Drew Phipps (Norwin, Pa.), 4-3
5th: Ralph Normandia (Franklin, N.J.) dec. Michael Oxley (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.), 5-4
7th: Corey Damiana (Lower Cape May, N.J.) dec. Wood Mancuso (West Carteret, N.C.), 4-3

220:
1st: Jordan Wood (Boyertown, Pa.) maj. dec. Ian Butterbrodt (St. John’s Prep, Mass.), 11-0
3rd: Matthew Moore (Apalache, Ga.) dec. Vincent Feola (Walt Whitman, N.Y.), 4-3
5th: Jake Gunning (Bethlehem Liberty, Pa.) dec. Ben Cruz (Osceola, Fla.), 3-2
7th: Trent Allen (South Brunswick, N.C.) over Antonio Pelusi (LaSalle College, Pa.) by default

285:
1st: Patrick Garren (Bishop Ready, Ohio) dec. Jesse Webb (Mt. Anthony Union, Vt.), 2-1 TB
3rd: Antonio Underwood (Tampa Jesuit, Fla.) dec. Andrew Dunn (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), 6-3
5th: Daniel Leon (North Miami, Fla.) over Jake Scanlan (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) by default
7th: Patton Gossett (White Knoll, S.C.) pinned Dakota Bell (North Wilkes, N.C.), 3:34

Super 32 Challenge Middle School Finals Results

Finals Results:
70: Kellyn March (South Dakota) pinned Corey Gamet (Michigan)
75: Joshua Saunders (Missouri) maj. dec. Kurt McHenry (Virginia), 12-4
80: Colt Newton (Oklahoma) dec. Kyle Biscoglia (Iowa), 6-2
85: Adam Busiello (New York) dec. Colton Yapoujian (Colorado), 1-0
90: Gavin Teasdale (Pennsylvania-Jefferson-Morgan) major dec. Patrick Glory (New Jersey), 14-0
95: Cade Olivas (California) maj. dec. Peyton Robb (Minnesota), 19-10
100: Thorius Robinson (Colorado) pinned Brian Stuart (Maryland)
105: Mitch Moore (Ohio) major dec. Andrew Merola (New Jersey), 10-2
112: Jarrett Trombley (Michigan) dec. Trevor Lawson (Ohio), 8-6
120: Grant Aronoff (Florida) dec. Sandro Ramirez (Ohio), 3-0
128: Ryan Thomas (Ohio) dec. John Manning (Utah), 4-2
136: Josiah Rider (Colorado) pin Cody Cochran (Georgia)
145: Mason Parris (Indiana) dec. Erich Byelick (Florida), 6-5
157: Brandon Whitman (Michigan) dec. Michael Beard (Pennsylvania-Daniel Boone), 4-2
180: Blake Barrick (Pennsylvania-Big Spring) dec. Anthony Walters (Pennsylvania-Ferndale), 3-0
235: John Holtzworth (Virginia) dec. Tanner Whitesell (Virginia), 2-0

Hidlay Still Alive at Super 32 Championships

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County’s own Hayden Hidlay went 4-1 on day one of the Super 32 Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Hidlay, competing in the 132-pound weight class, pinned David Valdez of New Jersey in 1:39 and Ryan Snow of New York in 4:50, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Chase Zemenak (Nazareth).

In the consolations, the Husky sophomore defeated Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 4-2, and Luke Weiland of Montana 2-0.

Hidlay faces Zehlin Storr of Michigan kicking off day two.

Ed Ruth Out of All-Star Classic

| October 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two-time national champion Ed Ruth is out of the NWCA All-Star Classic.

Ruth, a three-time All-American for Penn State, was schedule to meet Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland in the 184-pound match.

Jake Swartz of Boise State will replace Ruth on the card. Swartz is ranked fifth in the preseason at 184.

Hidlay, Allison Claim Titles at LHU Fall Classic

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County wrestlers Hayden Hidlay and Nic Allison claimed championships at the 2013 LHU Fall Classic Tournament held last weekend.

Hidlay breezed to the senior high championship at 134 pounds with an 11-3 win in the finals. Hidlay also posted victories of 15-0, 14-3, and a 2:13 fall on his way to the title.

Allison, wrestling in the midget division, posted wins of 13-2 and 8-0 to claim the crown at 55 pounds.

Noah Stewart finished third in the senior high division at 154 pounds, while Logan Wise came in fourth at 122 in the junior high division.

Mifflin County Results at the 2013 LHU Fall Classic

Midget 9-10
1st – Nic Allison, 55 lbs.

Junior High 13-14
4th – Logan Wise, 122 lbs.

Senior High 15-18
1st – Hayden Hidlay, 134 lbs.
3rd – Noah Stewart, 154 lbs.

Super 32 Predictions

| October 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

The high school wrestling season is just around the corner and kicking things off in the right direction is the Super 32 Challenge, beginning this Saturday and running through Sunday.

The Super 32 is the biggest preseason tournament in the county and serves as the unofficial kickoff of the 2013-14 season.

Most of the top high school wrestlers in the nation converge on Greensboro, North Carolina to stake their claim for a challenge title belt.

Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay is registered and will compete at 132 pounds. Hidlay had a very successful summer with a double runnerup finish at the Cadet Nationals in Freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Hidlay, ranked No. 21 overall by Intermat in the sophomore class, is in a solid weight class featuring Colton Adams (Neb) and Pennsylvania standouts Mike Kemerer and Sam Krivus.

Here are my picks for championship gold:

106: Rudy Yates (IL)

Yates was a freshman state champion and won the Preseason Nationals at this weight last season.

113: Spencer Lee (PA)

Nick Suriano of New Jersey defeated Lee in last years 106-pound final. Lee, one of the top freshman in the nation, gets his revenge this time around.

120: Luke Pletcher (PA)

Stevan Micic is the top-ranked wrestler in the country at this weight class and the favorite, but I like Pletcher, who finished third at 106 last year, to pull off the minor upset.

126: Ryan Millhoff (GA)

Should come down to Millhoff and Tommy Thorn (Mn). Millhof won the 133-pound title last year and I like him to win his second title up a weight class.

132: Sam Krivus (PA)

Hidlay will place in the top eight, but I like Krivus, a Super 32 champ at 120 last season, to earn his second title.

138: Jason Nolf (PA)

The Kittanning star and Penn State recruit will improve upon his third-place finish last season with his first Super 32 title.

145: Solomon Chishko (PA)

Chishko lost in last years final to Grant Leeth of Missouri by injury default. Chishko is healthy and should win it all in 2013. Watch out for Logan Massa (MI). He could be the dark horse at this weight class.

152: Fox Baldwin (FL)

Baldwin, a third-place finisher a year ago, is the favorite in what could be argued is the weakest weight class in the event.

160: Garrett Peppelman (PA)

This weight class will be a battle between Peppelman and Jonathan Schleifer (NJ). Peppelman was sixth last year, while Schleifer placed third. Since I am obviously biased toward Pennsylvania, I’ll pick Peppelman.

170: Chance Marsteller (PA)

No need to say anything else. The No. 1 ranked wrestler in the class of 2014 wins his second Super 32 crown.

182: Lance Dix0n (OK)

Dixon, ranked No. 46 in the class of 2013-14 by Intermat, should prevail in the most wide-open class in the tournament.

195: Nathan Rose (MN)

Rose is a two-time state champ, who won the Preseason Nationals title last year, and was champion at both the NHSCA freshman and sophomore nationals.

220: Jordan Wood (PA)

Wood made quite a splash during his freshman season, placing fourth at the Super 32 and second in the Keystone State. Wood and Christian Jenco (NJ) should meet for the title if the brackets separate them.

285: Thomas Haines (PA)

Haines is more than thankful that Kyle Snyder decided to forgo his senior year of high school and train at the U.S Olympic Center in Colorado. The senior, ranked No. 9 overall in the class of 2014, won the Super 32 as a sophomore and came in second to Snyder as a junior. Despite being up a weight, Haines should win title number two.

Let me hear your comments below. Tell me if you agree with my picks or think I’m way off base. Let yourself be heard and predict the Super 32 winners.