Archive for March, 2014

Six MC Wrestlers Advance to MAWA Nationals

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Mifflin County wrestlers advanced to the MAWA Nationals by placing in the top four in the regional tournament over the weekend.

Capturing regional championships were Nic Allison (58) and Trey Kibe (91) in the 11-and-under division, while Christian Fisher (75) captured his title in the 13-and-under division.

Also advancing were Blake Aumiller (60), Hunter Johnson (54) and Colby Seiler (52).

Aumiller finished second in the 7-and-under division, Johnson took third in the 9-and-under class, while Seiler placed fourth in the 7-and-under division.

The MAWA Nationals take place on May 4-5 in Salisbury, Maryland.

Taylor Named Intermat 2014 Wrestler of the Year

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Penn State’s two-time NCAA champion David Taylor has been named Intermat Wrestler of the year for the 2014 season.

The award, presented each year since 2006 to the best college wrestler in all divisions, is based on the balloting of writers and executives at

Taylor was the unanimous choice of InterMat voters, receiving all 10 first-place ballots for a total of 90 votes. Ohio State’s Logan Stieber — 2014 NCAA 141-pound champ — placed second in the balloting, with 48 points. Just one point behind Stieber was Taylor’s teammate Ed Ruth — 2014 NCAA 184-pound champ, and 2012 InterMat Wrestler of the Year — with 47 votes. Oklahoma State’s Chris Perry — who successfully defended his 174-pound title — placed fourth overall in the voting, with 29 votes.True freshman NCAA champ J’den Cox of Missouri, was fifth in the voting with eight points.

Taylor was a four-time Ohio state champ at St. Paris Graham High who then headed east to Penn State, where he crafted one of the all-time great records in more than a century of Nittany Lion wrestling.

In his senior season, Taylor compiled a flawless 34-0 record, with 16 pins, eight technical falls, and eight major-decision victories. He concluded his final year as a Nittany Lion by winning his fourth Big Ten title, and his second NCAA title, shutting out Oklahoma State’s Tyler Caldwell to win the 165 crown at the 2014 NCAAs to go with his championship won in 2012.

In addition, Taylor was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler, along with Most Dominant Wrestler honors for the 2014 season. Taylor concluded his Penn State career with a 134-3 record, putting bonus points on the board in 125 of those wins.

2014 InterMat Wrestler of the Year
1st-5th-Place Votes: 9-7-5-3-1
Total Votes/(First-Place Votes)

1. David Taylor, Penn State 90 (10)
2. Logan Stieber, Ohio State 48
3. Ed Ruth Penn State 47
4. Chris Perry, Oklahoma State 29
5. J’den Cox, Missouri 8
6. Alex Dieringer, Oklahoma State 6
7. Nick Gwiazdowski, NC State 5
T8. Joey Davis, Notre Dame 4
T8. Jesse Delgado, Illinois 4
T8. Tony Ramos, Iowa 4
11. Victoria Anthony, Simon Fraser 3
T12. Devin Carter, Virginia Tech 1
T12. Andrew Howe, Oklahoma 1

InterMat Wrestler of the Year Winners

2014: David Taylor, Penn State
2013: Kyle Dake, Cornell
2012: Ed Ruth, Penn State
2011: Jordan Burroughs, Nebraska
2010: Jayson Ness, Minnesota
2009: Jake Herbert, Northwestern
2008: Brent Metcalf, Iowa
2007: Ben Askren, Missouri
2006: Ben Askren, Missouri

NCAA Placewinners

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

1st: Jesse Delgado (Illinois) dec. Nahshon Garrett (Cornell), 3-2
3rd: Nico Megaludis (Penn State) dec. Joey Dance (Virginia Tech), 6-1
5th: Cory Clark (Iowa) dec. Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa), 8-1
7th: Darian Cruz (Lehigh) dec. Earl Hall (Iowa State), 2-1 TB2

1st: Tony Ramos (Iowa) dec. Tyler Graff (Wisconsin), 3-1
3rd: Joe Colon (Northern Iowa) dec. A.J. Schopp (Edinboro), 1-0
5th: David Thorn (Minnesota) dec. Mason Beckman (Lehigh), 5-3
7th: Joe Roth (Central Michigan) dec. Cody Brewer (Oklahoma), 8-6

1st: Logan Stieber (Ohio State) maj. dec. Devin Carter (Virginia Tech), 10-1
3rd: Mitchell Port (Edinboro) maj. dec. Evan Henderson (North Carolina), 9-1
5th: Zain Retherford (Penn State) by medical forfeit over Joey Lazor (Northern Iowa)
7th: Steve Dutton (Michigan) dec. Richard Durso (Franklin & Marshall), 6-5

1st: Jason Tsirtsis (Northwestern) dec. Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State), 3-1 SV
3rd: Eric Grajales (Michigan) dec. David Habat (Edinboro), 4-2
5th: Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) dec. Mitch Minotti (Lehigh), 3-0
7th: James English (Penn State) dec. Kendric Maple (Oklahoma), 2-1 TB

1st: Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. Dylan Ness (Minnesota), 13-4
3rd: James Green (Nebraska) maj. dec. Ian Miller (Kent St.), 13-1
5th: Derek St. John (Iowa) by medical forfeit over Brian Realbuto (Cornell)
7th: Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) dec. Anthony Perrotti (Rutgers), 2-0

1st: David Taylor (Penn State) dec. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State), 6-0
3rd: Steven Monk (North Dakota State) pinned Nick Sulzer (Virginia), 5:26
5th: Michael Moreno (Iowa State) dec. Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (Citadel), 9-3
7th: Danny Zilverberg (Minnesota) dec. Pierce Harger (Northwestern), 6-2

* Taylor won the OW Award

1st: Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) dec. Andrew Howe (Oklahoma), 4-0
3rd: Logan Storley (Minnesota) dec. Robert Kokesh (Nebraska), 3-1 TB
5th: Matt Brown (Penn St.) dec. Michael Evans (Iowa), 6-3
7th: Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh) dec. Bryce Hammond (CSU Bakersfield), 4-2

1st: Ed Ruth (Penn State) dec. Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland), 7-2
3rd: Gabe Dean (Cornell) dec. Jack Dechow (Old Dominion), 5-4
5th: Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) tech. fall Lorenzo Thomas (Penn), 18-2
7th: Jake Swartz (Boise State) dec. Ophir Bernstein (Brown), 6-1

1st: J’den Cox (Missouri) dec. Nick Heflin (Ohio State), 2-1
3rd: Scott Schiller (Minnesota) dec. Kyven Gadson (Iowa State), 9-6
5th: Conner Hartmann (Duke) by medical forfeit over Chris Penny (Virginia Tech)
7th: Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) dec. Nathan Burak (Iowa), 3-1

1st: Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) dec. Tony Nelson (Minnesota), 4-2
3rd: Mike McMullan (Northwestern) dec. Bobby Telford (Iowa), 3-1
5th: Mike McClure (Michigan St.) dec. Adam Chalfant (Indiana), 3-2
7th: Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) dec. Austin Marsden (Oklahoma State), 4-2

Mifflin County PJW Results – Bailey Wins Gold; Allison Takes Second

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mifflin County’s Rylan Bailey captured a Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state championship in the 9-10 age division in Harrisburg on Saturday.

Bailey defeated Oil City’s Brayden Crocker by an 8-3 score in the 120-pound division. Bailey is now the 19th wrestler from Mifflin County to capture a PJW championship.

At 55 pounds, Nic Allison came up just a bit short in his bid for a title, dropping a 8-2 decision to Carter Dibert of Franklin Regional in the finals.

Trey Shoemaker finished 1-2 at 85 pounds in the 9-10 division, while in the 11-12 division, Ethan Kauffman (75) was 0-2 and Trey Kibe (90), a returning PJW champ, went 2-2 and failed to place.


85: Nicholas Velde, East Penn dec. Trey Shoemaker, Mifflin County, 6-4.

9-10 Preliminaries

55: Nic Allison, Mifflin County major dec. Stephen Martinec, Cochranton, 13-2.
120: Rylan Bailey, Mifflin County pinned Raymond Poust, Hughesville, :31.

9-10 First Round Consolations

85: Trey Shoemaker, Mifflin County pinned Cael Nicolella, Washington, :31.

9-10 Quarterfinals

55: Nic Allison, Mifflin County dec. Aiden Lewis, Cedar Cliff, 7-2.
120: Rylan Bailey, Mifflin County dec. Cameron Russell, Cranberry, 9-7.

9-10 Second Round Consolations

85: Connor Haddon, West Middlesex dec. Trey Shoemaker, Mifflin County, 6-2. (Shoemaker eliminated)

9-10 Semifinals

55: Nic Allison, Mifflin County dec. Harry Bowers, Blue Mountain, 9-4.
120: Rylan Bailey, Mifflin County dec. Nicholas Murphy, Elizabeth Forward, 7-3.

9-10 Finals

55: Carter Dibert, Franklin Regional dec. Nic Allison, Mifflin County, 8-2.
120: Rylan Bailey, Mifflin County dec. Brayden Crocker, Oil City, 8-3.

11-12 Pigtails

75: Andrew Brest, General McLane dec. Ethan Kauffman, 5-0.
90: Trey Kibe, Mifflin County major dec. Donovan McMillon, Peters Twp., 12-0.

11-12 Preliminaries

90: Nathan Stefanik, Nazareth dec. Trey Kibe, Mifflin County, 6-1.

11-12 First Round Consolations

75: Gage Burford, St. Mary’s dec. Ethan Kauffman, Mifflin County, 4-2. (Kauffman eliminated)

11-12 Second Round Consolations

90: Trey Kibe, Mifflin County major dec. Joseph Hester, Montrose, 8-0.

11-12 Third Round Consolations

90: Jake Richardson, Mars dec. Trey Kibe, Mifflin County, 2-1. (Kibe eliminated)

Penn State Results at Nationals-Day Three: Nittany Lions Win 4th Straight Title

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consolation Semifinals

125: Nico Megaludis, PSU dec. Cory Clark, Iowa, 5-2.
141: Mitchell Port, Edinboro dec. Zain Retherford, PSU, 3-1 SV-2.
174: Logan Storley, Minnesota dec. Matt Brown, PSU, 3-1 OT.

Championship Finals

165: David Taylor, PSU dec. Tyler Caldwell, Oklahoma State, 6-0. (2x champ; 4x finalist)
184: Ed Ruth, PSU dec. Jimmy Sheptock, Maryland, 7-3. (Ruth first 3x NCAA champion in PSU history)

3rd Place

125: Nico Megaludis, PSU dec. Joey Dance, Virginia Tech, 6-1.

5th Place

141: Zain Retherford, PSU medical forfeit Joey Lazor, Northern Iowa.
174: Matt Brown, PSU dec. Mike Evans, Iowa, 6-3.

7th Place

149: James English, PSU dec. Kendric Maple, Oklahoma, 2-1 OT.
197: Morgan McIntosh, PSU dec. Nathan Burak, Iowa, 3-1.

Team Standings (Top 10)

1. Penn State 109.5
2. Minnesota 104
3. Oklahoma State 96.5
4. Iowa 78.5
5. Edinboro 62
6. Ohio State 57
7. Cornell 53
8. Virginia Tech 49
9. Northwestern 46
10. Oklahoma 45