Archive for October, 2016

Super 32 Day Two Results: Hidlay Finishes Third; Allison, Kibe and Johnson Place

| October 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Trent Hidlay battled back from a tough semifinal loss to place third at the Super 32 tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday.

Hidlay dropped a 3-1 decision to Kyle Cochran of New Jersey to fall into the consolations, were he majored Christopher Foca 10-1, to move the Husky junior into the third-place match. Hidlay defeated Cochran last week at the Journeyment Fall Classic.

In the battle for third, Hidlay scored the takedown in overtime for the 3-1 sudden victory over Ben Laughlin of Indiana.

In Middle School action, Nic Allison (70 pounds) and Trey Kibe (136) finished fourth, while Hunter Johnson placed sixth at 65 pounds in the 11-and-under division.

High School Results

Quarterfinals

160: Trent Hidlay dec. Brad Laughlin, Indiana, 5-1.

Semifinals

160: Kyle Cochran, New Jersey dec. Trent Hidlay, 3-1.

Consolation Semifinals

160: Trent Hidlay major dec. Christopher Foca, New Jersey, 10-1.

Third Place

160: Trent Hidlay dec. Brad Laughlin, Indiana, 3-1.

Middle School Results

First Round

85: Kenny Sailas, Colorado pinned Lucas Sheetz, 3:57.

Round of 16

70: Nic Allison pinned Robert Westbrook, Georgia, 3:28.
136: Trey Kibe, bye.

Quarterfinals

70: Nic Allison dec. Matthew Eberly, Virginia, 15-9.
136: Cole Rees, Pennsylvania dec. Trey Kibe, 3-0.

Semifinals

70: Wyatt Richter, Ohio dec. Nic Allison, 9-2.

Consolation First Round

85: David Hunsberger, South Carolina pinned Lucas Sheetz, :35. (Sheetz eliminated)
136: Trey Kibe pinned Harrison Trahan, :36.

Consolation Quarterfinals

136: Trey Kibe pinned Elijah Rudiak, North Carolina, 1:50.

Consolation Semifinals

70: Nic Allison dedc. Patrick Reinecke, Ohio, 4-2.
136: Trey Kibe dec. Aiden Warren, Indiana, 1-0.

Third Place

70: Eli Spencer, Ohio dec. Nic Allison, 10-3.
136: Cole Rees, Pennsylvania dec. Trey Kibe, 2-0.

11-Under

First Round

65: Hunter Johnson pinned Colton Smith, South Carolina, :54.

Second Round

65: Hunter Johnson dec. Matthew Dolan, West Virginia, 6-0.

Quarterfinals

65: Hunter Johnson dec. Reid Spurley, Wisconsin, 7-5 SV.

Semifinals

65: Vince Bouzakis, Florida dec. Hunter Johnson, 6-0.

Consolation Semifinals

65: Matthew Dolan, West Virginia dec. Hunter Johnson, 4-1.

Fifth Place

65: Enzo Bell, Georgia dec. Hunter Johnson, 1-0.

Super 32 Results Day One: Hidlay Advances to Quarters

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

High School Results

First Round

106: Christian Fisher technical fall Nathaniel Parker, Florida, 21-5 (4:11)
160: Trent Hidlay, bye.

Second Round

106: Dylan Ryder, New York major dec. Christian Fisher, 11-0.
160: Trent Hidlay dec. Dylan Gumaer, Virginia, 5-2.

Third Round

160: Trent Hidlay major dec. Angel Delcueto, Florida, 16-2.

Fourth Round

160: Trent Hidlay dec. Christopher Foca, New Jersey, 8-3.

Quarterfinals

160: Trent Hidlay vs. Brad Laughlin, Indiana

Consolation Second Round

106: Jacob Moran, Indiana pinned Christian Fisher, 1:06. (Fisher eliminated)

Seven Local Wrestlers Prepare for the Super 32

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Super 32, also known as the Battle for the Belt, unofficially kicks off the high school wrestling season Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Seven local wrestlers make the trek down to the Greensboro Coliseum for a chance at winning a prestigious belt.

The high school division features Christian Fisher (106), Noah Myers (126) and Trent Hidlay (160). The middle school division has Nic Allison, Trey Kibe and Lucas Sheetz entered, while Hunter Johnson is slated to compete in the elementary division.

For what it’s worth, I like Allar and Trent in the finals at 160.

Here is Flo Wrestling’s Preview of the 160-pound weight class with predictions:

160

Contenders
No. 3 Jake Allar
No. 7 Hunter Bolen
No. 9 Mekhi Lewis
No. 10 Trent Hidlay
No. 11 Kyle Cochran
No. 16 Nick Kiussis
No. 18 Sammy Cokeley
Mack Berkowitz
Drew Cook
Chris Foca
Bradley Laughlin
Braeden Redlin
Josh Stillings
Dale Tiongson
Robert Patrick
DJ Shannon

Commentary: I like Jake Allar and Hunter Bolen to make the finals here. Allar beat Trent Hidlay in both styles in Fargo (pinning him in freestyle) and Hidlay recently defeated Kyle Cochran at Journeymen, so there will probably be a lot of revenge seeking in the later rounds. Bolen is certainly a handful and will give anyone fits. Mekhi Lewis is another guy who can finish high and is a potential contender to make the finals. The one thing that all these competitors should beware of his Hidlay’s underhook. It’s no secret that it’s his offense generator and he is deadly with it. Expect Nick Kiussis to be in the mix too. He’s another tough addition to this weight class. Looking down the line though, there are a few guys who I’m very interested in seeing compete, including Chris Foca, Josh Stillings, and Dale Tiongson. Foca won the Beast of the East last year but hasn’t been up for the challenge much since. Stillings is another talented guy who ended up with double AA finishes in Fargo this year, so this will be another great test for him. Tiongson impressed me a lot at National Preps last year, where he took a tough 4-3 loss to Fargo champion Ryan Karoly after knocking off Wyoming Sem’s Will Verallis, 1-0. So Tiongson can get the job done when called upon. Keep and eye out for these guys.

Holmes’ picks: 1. Allar  2. Bolen  3. Hidlay  4. Lewis
Willie’s picks:  1. Hidlay  2. Allar  3. Bolen  4. Bolen

Hidlay Moves Up in Latest Flo Rankings

| October 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fresh off a championship performance at the Journeymen Fall Classic, Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay moved up two spots in the latest 160-pound Flo Rankings released yesterday.

Hidlay jumps from 12 to 10 after impressive wins over Sammy Cokely (No. 18) and Kyle Cochran (No. 11) at the Journeymen earned him the Hammer Award.

The Husky junior is the second highest rated Pennsylvanian behind prep school standout Eric Hong. The Kiski Prep senior is ranked sixth.

Brady Berge of Minnesota still holds the top spot at 160. The Top 20 are below:

Rank Year Name City State
1
Sr.
Brady Berge
Kass-Man
MN
2
Jr.
Shane Griffith
Bergen Cath.
NJ
3
Sr.
Jake Allar
STMA
MN
4
Sr.
Kaleb Romero
Mechanicsburg
OH
5
Sr.
Max Wohlabaugh
Winter Springs
FL
6
Sr.
Eric Hong
Kiski Prep
PA
7
Sr.
Hunter Bolen
Christiansburg
VA
8
Sr.
Layne Van Anrooy
Roseburg
OR
9
Sr.
Mekhi Lewis
Bound Brook
NJ
 
10
 
Jr.
Trent Hidlay
Mifflin County
PA
11
Sr.
Kyle Cochran
Paramus
NJ
12
Jr.
Aaron Brooks
N. Hagerstown
MD
13
So.
Julian Ramirez
Blair
NJ
14
Jr.
Joel Shapiro
WDM Valley
IA
15
Sr.
Luke Troy
ML King
CA
16
Sr.
Nick Kiussis
Brunswick
OH
17
Jr.
DJ Shannon
Christian Bros.
MO
18
Sr.
Sammy Cokeley
St. James
KS
19
Sr.
Hunter Willits
Pueblo County
CO
20
Sr.
Lane Stigall
N. Marion
OR

Hidlay Wins Hammer Award at Journeymen Fall Classic

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Frank Popolizio, Director of Journeymen Wrestling with Trent Hidlay, winner of the Hammer Award at 160 pounds.

Frank Popolizio, Director of Journeymen Wrestling with Trent Hidlay, winner of the Hammer Award at 160 pounds.

 

Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay was one of two winners of the Journeymen Fall Classic’s Hammer Award on Sunday.

The winners of the two toughest weight classes, judged by Journeymen staff, are awarded the Hammer. The winners were Hidlay at 160 and Brian Courtney at 135.

Hidlay, a junior, was AAA state runner-up last season at 160, while Courtney, a senior at Athens, won the 126-AA state title and OW by becoming the first wrestler in PA history to defeat three returning state champions. Courtney recently committed to Virginia.