CRESSON - Six area wrestlers captured titles on Saturday at the Sheetz Holiday Classic, including Altoona's T.J. Brandt, who captured his 100th win to win the 145-pound crown and was voted the Outstanding Wrestler.
Altoona's D.J. Hollingshead (132), and Mante Barnes (195) also won titles, as did Hollidaysburg's Matt Barton (285), Huntingdon's Collin Glorioso (106) and Penn Cambria's Mike Eckenrode (138).
Brandt, a three-time Class AAA state qualifier, defeated Conemaugh Township's returning Class AA state qualifier Tanner Cahill, 9-0, in the finals.
Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec
Hollidaysburg’s Matt Barton tangles with Hyndman’s Dylan Emerick at 285 pounds.
"He did really well," Altoona coach Joel Gilbert said. "I'm very happy for him. His 100th win is just one more feather in his cap."
Cambria Heights' Brad Thomas (126), Joe Davis (132) and Levi Niebauer (152) finished second, as did Hollidaysburg's Damian Huff (113), Claysburg-Kimmel's Josh Brown (120) and Altoona's Austin Rosenberry (285).
Berlin Brothersvalley won the team title by 23.5 points, 176.5-153, over Huntingdon, and Altoona finished third with 150.5 points. Cambria Heights (113) finished ninth, while PC (105) was 11th, Hollidaysburg (77) was 15th, and Claysburg-Kimmel (59), Central Cambria (57), Portage (53) and Northern Cambria (41) finished 17th through 20th.
There were all-area matchups in the finals at 132 and 285. Hollingshead pinned Davis in 3:33 in the 132-pound finals, and Barton beat Rosenberry, 5-1, in the 285-pound finals.
Glorioso pinned Forest Hills' Tanner McCall in 1:28. Eckenrode edged Mercer's Rodney Brant, 4-2. Barnes earned a title with a 7-2 win over Mount Pleasant's Eli Holt.
TEAM STANDINGS & KEY
1. BB-Berlin Brothersvalley 176.5; 2. HUN-Huntingdon 153; 3. A-Altoona 150.5; 4. MP-Mount Pleasant 141.5; 5. FH-Forest Hills 134.5; 6. SM-St. Marys 130; 7. HFH-Hope For Hyndman 123.5; 8. CA-Canandaigua Academy 115; 9. CH-Cambria Heights 113; 10. LV-Ligonier Valley 109; 11. PC-Penn Cambria 105; 12. M-Mercer 100; 13. CT-Conemaugh Township 99.5; 14. R-Richland 78.5; 15. HOL-Hollidaysburg 77; 16. C-Corry 70; 17. CK-Claysburg-Kimmel 59; 18. CC-Central Cambria 57; 19. P-Portage 53; 20. NC-Northern Cambria 41; 21. J-Johnstown 8.
106-Glorioso, HUN, pinned McCall, FH, 1:28; 113-T. Law, FH, dec. Huff, HOL, 1-0; 120-Ju. Patrick, LV, dec. J. Brown, CK, 4-2; 126-Jo. Patrick, LV, maj. dec. Thomas, CH, 10-0; 132-Hollingshead, A, pinned Davis, CH, 3:33; 138-Eckenrode, PC, dec. Brant, M, 4-2; 145-Brandt, A, maj. dec. Tan. Cahill, CT, 9-0.
152-Tay. Cahill, CT, dec. Niebauer, CH, 5-3; 160-C. Law, FH, dec. Fochtman, BB, 13-6; 170-Taubert, C, dec. Pinkas, FH, 6-4; 182-Overly, MP, dec. McLaughlin, SM, 1-0; 195-Barnes, A, dec. Holt, MP, 7-2; 220-Bennett, HFH, dec. Walker, BB, 5-3; 285-Barton, HOL, dec. Rosenberry, A, 5-1.
Outstanding Wrestler-T.J. Brandt, Altoona
106-Ostrowski, CC, dec. Hoover, M, 4-2; 113-Snyder, HFH, dec. Bodenschatz, R, 7-5; 120-Swank, BB, dec. Opdenhoff, CC, 6-3; 126-Green, HUN, dec. Custer, BB, 6-5; 132-Miller, BB, dec. Russell, HUN, 7-2; 138-Romeo, CA, dec. Fochtman, BB, 4-2; 145-Naglic, R, won by injury default over Vershay, CA.
152-Feldbauer, SM, pinned Miller, BB, :58; 160-Ruffo, M, won by injury default over Norris, HUN, 3:12; 170-Knode, A, dec. Moskey, HFH, 8-3; 182-Shawley, LV, dec. Condon, CA, 5-1; 195-Morris, C, pinned Lauer, HUN, 1:52; 220-Fledderman, SM, dec. Schlosser, PC, 12-5; 285-Gill, CH, maj. dec. Emerick, HFH, 10-2.