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Penn State Results at Nationals-Day Two

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quarterfinals

125: Nico Megaludis, PSU dec. Jarrod Patterson, Oklahoma, 6-0. (Megaludis an All-American)
141: Zain Retherford, PSU dec. Joey Lazor, Northern Iowa, 5-2. (Retherford an All-American)
165: David Taylor, PSU pinned Michael Moreno, Iowa State, 3:19. (Taylor an All-American)
174: Mike Evans, Iowa dec. Matt Brown, PSU, 5-4 TB.
184: Ed Ruth, PSU major dec. Kevin Steinhaus, Minnesota, 10-2. (Ruth an All-American)

Consolation-Second Round

133: Zane Richards, Illinois dec. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU, 4-3. (Gulibon eliminated)
149: James English, PSU dec. Chris Barber, North Carolina, 3-1.
157: Dylan Alton, PSU dec. Immanuel Kerr-Brown, Duke, 5-2.
197: Morgan McIntosh, PSU major dec. Daniel Mitchell, American, 15-7.
285: Ross Larson, Oklahoma pinned Jon Gingrich, PSU. 2:03. (Gingrich eliminated)

Consolation-Third Round

149: James English, PSU dec. Rylan Lubeck, Wisconsin, 4-3.
157: Luke Smith, Central Michigan dec. Dylan Alton, PSU, 4-2 OT. (Alton eliminated)
197: Morgan McIntosh, PSU dec. Richard Perry, Bloomsburg, 6-4.

Semifinals

125: Nahshon Garrett, Cornell dec. Nico Megaludis, PSU, 6-4.
141: Logan Stieber, Ohio State dec. Zain Retherford, PSU, 7-3.
165: David Taylor, PSU major dec. Steven Monk, North Dakota State, 13-5.
184: Ed Ruth, PSU dec. Gabe Dean, Cornell, 5-3.

Consolation-Fourth Round

149: James English, PSU dec. Zach Neibert, Virginia Tech, 6-4 OT. (English an All-American)
174: Matt Brown, PSU dec. Matt Miller, Navy, 10-6 (Brown an All-American)
197: Morgan McIntosh, PSU major dec. Cody Reed, Binghamton, 13-4. (McIntosh an All-American)

Consolation-Fifth Round

149: David Habat, Edinboro pinned James English, PSU, 4:52.
174: Matt Brown, PSU dec. Bryce Hammond, Cal-State Bakersfield, 9-3.
197: Kyven Gadson, Iowa State dec. Morgan McIntosh, PSU, 5-3.

Team Standings (Top 5)
1. Penn State 91
2. Minnesota 90.5
3. Oklahoma State 87.5
4. Iowa 67
5. Ohio State 52

Penn State Results at Nationals-Day One

| March 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

First Round

125: Nico Megaludis, PSU tech fall Darian Cruz, Lehigh, 18-3 (7:00).
133: Jon Morrison, Oklahoma State dec. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU, 4-0.
141: Zain Retherford, PSU dec. Khish Undrakhbayar, The Citadel, 5-0.
149: James English, PSU dec. Dylan Cottrell, Appalachian State, 5-4 TB.
157: Dylan Alton, PSU dec. Brian Murphy, Michigan, 5-1.
165: David Taylor, PSU, pinned Joseph Brewster, South Dakota State, 2:58.
174: Matt Brown, PSU major dec. Kyle Meyers, Stanford, 17-3.
184: Ed Ruth, PSU pinned Jackson Hein, Wisconsin, 1:59.
197: Morgan McIntosh, PSU dec. John Bolich, Lehigh, 5-0.
285: Jon Gingrich, PSU major dec. David Devine, SIU-Edwardsville, 12-4.

Second Round

125: Nico Megaludis, PSU dec. Ed Klimara, Oklahoma State, 6-0.
141: Zain Retherford, PSU dec. Edgar Bright, Pittsburgh, 3-0.
149: Jason Tsirtsis, Northwestern dec. James English, PSU, 4-3.
157: Ian Miller, Kent State dec. Dylan Alton, PSU, 4-1.
165: David Taylor, PSU pinned Jim Wilson, Stanford, 6:55.
174: Matt Brown, PSU dec. Tanner Weatherman, Iowa State, 6-1.
184: Ed Ruth, PSU tech fall Nikko Reyes, Illinois, 15-0 (7:00).
197: Chris Penny, Virginia Tech dec. Morgan McIntosh, PSU, 3-2.
285: Adam Chalfant, Indiana dec. Jon Gingrich, PSU, 5-2.

Consolation-First Round

133: Jimmy Gulibon, PSU major dec. Vince Pizzuto, Eastern Michigan, 10-2.

Team Standings

1. Penn State 26.5
2. Oklahoma State 21.5
2. Minnesota 21.5
4. Iowa 20
5. Oklahoma 17

Five Area Wrestlers Heading to PJW States

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Five Mifflin County youth wrestlers made it through the Area II tournament to advance to the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling championships in Harrisburg this weekend.

In the 9-10 division, Nic Allison (55), Trey Shoemaker (85) and Rylan Bailey (120) won Area II titles, as did Trey Kibe (90) in the 11-12 division. Kibe is a returning PJW state champ.

Ethan Kauffman (75) earned a second-place medal in the 11-12 class and will make the trip to states.

Here are the first round matches for the Mifflin County contingent:

9-10

55: Nic Allison, bye.
85: Trey Shoemaker vs. Nicholas Velde, East Penn
120: Rylan Bailey, bye.

11-12

75: Ethan Kauffman vs. Andrew Brest, General McLane
90: Trey Kibe vs. Donovan McMillon, Peters Township

Penn State Recruits Go 3-0 at Dapper Dan; PA Comes Up Short

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three soon to be Penn State Nittany Lions went 3-0 at the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic Sunday evening in Pittsburgh as Team USA defeated Pennsylvania 25-16.

At 145, three-time PIAA champion Jason Nolf (Kittanning) defeated Tyler Berger (Oregon) by an 8-5 score. At 170, Bo Nickal (Texas) handled Steven Loiseau, 2014 PIAA champ from Lancaster Catholic, 14-9.

In the battle of two four-time state champions at 285, Nick Nevills (California) defeated Thomas Haines, a former Penn State recruit who had his scholarship withdrawn by the Nittany Lions, by a 5-3 score.

Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan) was voted OW of the Pennsylvania team, while Stevan Micic (Illinois) was OW for Team USA.

In the preliminary match, Team Oklahoma defeated the WPIAL 37-10.

Team USA 25, Pennsylvania 16
126: No. 1 Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.) maj. dec. No. 3 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic), 13-4
152: No. 1 Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.) dec. No. 3 T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley), 5-1
113: No. 6 at 120 Ethan Lizak (Parkland) dec. No. 10 Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Del.), 2-1
132: No. 3 Josh Alber (Dakota, Ill.) dec. Ian Brown (Hanover), 3-2
170: No. 2 Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) dec. No. 12 at 182 Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic), 14-9
220: Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md./USOTC) dec. No. 5 Michael Boykin (Coatesville), 10-3
182: No. 3 Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe) dec. No. 9 Joel Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.), 3-1 SV
160: No. 3 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin) dec. No. 1 Ryan Blees (Bismarck, N.D.), 4-3
195: No. 4 Chip Ness (Buford, Ga.) dec. No. 20 Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs), 12-8
120: No. 6 at 126 Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan) maj. dec. No. 2 Nathan Boston (Woodford County, Ky.), 9-0
285: No. 1 Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.) dec. No. 2 Thomas Haines (Solanco), 5-3
138: No. 1 Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.) dec. No. 3 at 145 Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan), 3-1
145: No. 2 Jason Nolf (Kittanning) dec. No. 6 at 152 Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore.), 8-5

Oklahoma 37, WPIAL 10
113: Brendan Price (Canon-McMillan) dec. Braden Bennett (Locust Grove, Okla.), 11-5
120: Jacob Findley (Collinsville, Okla.) dec. Brendan Hasson (Belle Vernon), 4-2
126: No. 20 at 132 Cub Yeager (Locust Grove, Okla.) dec. No. 11 Dom Forys (North Allegheny), 8-7
132: No. 11 Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional) maj. dec. Justin Fletcher (Bixby, Okla.), 12-4
138: Will Steltzen (Collinsville, Okla.) dec. Tyler Buckiso (Peters Township), 4-1
145: Jonce Blaylock (Berryhill, Okla.) dec. Grant Fetchet (South Fayette), 2-1
152: No. 19 Dakota Head (Tuttle, Okla.) pin Steven Edwards (Burrell), 2:56
160: Jacobe Smith (Muskogee, Okla.) dec. Jonathan Avon (North Hills), 10-3
170: No. 6 Chandler Rogers (Stillwater, Okla.) pinned Kyle Coniker (Pittsburgh Central Catholic), 1:16
182: No. 11 at 220 Lance Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.) dec. Terrell Fields (Valley), 5-4
195: No. 5 Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.) major dec. Cole Macek (Montour), 16-6
220: No. 12 at 285 Andrew Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.) dec. Jake Temple (Avella), 1-0 TB
285: Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area) dec. Trey Loveall (Locust Grove, Okla.), 6-2

Five Huskies Earn Mid-Penn All-Star Selections

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With winning comes recognition. In sports that recognition leads to awards and honors.

For the Mifflin County wrestling team, it means All-Star selections in the Mid-Penn Conference season ending awards.

The Huskies placed five on the 2013-14 All Mid-Penn Conference team with Hayden Hidlay (138) and Trey Hartsock (182) earning first-team honors. Noah Stewart (152), Timmy Pearce (195) and Kyle Kahley (220) made the second team.

Hidlay finished his sophomore season with a 38-5 mark and a sixth-place finish at states. He won his second District 6 title and his first Northwest Regional crown. Hartsock, just a sophomore, ended his first varsity campaign with a 31-12 record, winning district and regional titles. He failed to place at Hershey, going 0-2.

“Making first team Mid-Penn, especially in our division, is a huge accomplishment because we are wrestling big schools that are part of the wrestling elite in our state. It helps putting kids in the first team because it builds notoriety for our program,” said Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin. “It’s huge that we have two more years with Hayden and Trey. The accomplishments they had this year were great and both are hungry to do much more before their careers are over.”

Stewart and Pearce were state qualifiers with Timmy capturing a District 6 championship after being a backup at 138 a season ago. Stewart, just a sophomore, was a district and regional runner-up who posted a 34-10 record. Pearce ended a solid senior campaign with a 33-10 mark. Kahley fought through an injury-riddled senior season and failed to get back to Hershey after qualifying a year ago. He ended the season at 11-6.

“They were significant in our teams success, especially during the dual meet season. We could count on them for consistent wins,” Martin said. “Being state qualifiers was huge this season. Timmy always wanted to get there, unfortunately it had to be his senior year when he did it.

“Noah had a great season and hopefully that translates to the podium and possibly a future state championship. Kyle had a tough season. He just didn’t seem to click this year. He had injuries throughout the year. He never put in a solid stretch of practices and competitions to get where he wanted to be. Effort and attitude were there, just a lot of obstacles in the way. The upper weights anchored our lineup this year.”