Manley excels at Border Brawl
JOHNSTOWN — Cole Manley was named the outstanding wrestling for Team Pennsylvania in the Keystone State’s 47-12 victory over Team Maryland/West Virginia in the second annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
Manley, who was a four-time PIAA medalist for Altoona Area High School, beat Corey Secrist of Petersburg (West Virginia) 9-2 at 132 pounds in the evening’s featured bout. Manley, a Virginia Tech recruit, ended the night by scoring three takedowns and a set of nearfall points in his victory over Secrist, a four-time West Virginia medalist who plans to wrestle at Division II West Liberty State.
Manley won the Nick Roberts memorial award, named after Pitt-Johnstown national champion Nick Roberts, who died last month at age 23.
Zac Odom of Hampshire, West Virginia, was named the Thomas Patterson Memorial Award winner as the outstanding wrestler for the Maryland/West Virginia team after pinning Somerset’s Austin Hemminger.
Toby Cahill (Berlin Brothersvalley), Dylan Williams (Chestnut Ridge), Chris Baker (North Star) and Christian Hutzell (Meyersdale) had falls for Pennsylvania. Caliber Castel (Central Cambria), Dylan Harvey (Meyersdale), Zach Clark (Northern Bedford), Quinn Cole (Somerset) and Morgan Deremer (Chestnut Ridge) each registered a decision for Team Pennsylvania while Exree Loe (Greater Johnstown) won by technical fall.
In addition to Odom, Steven Yutzy of Northern Garrett (Maryland) won by fall for his team.
207–Caliber Castel, PA/Central Cambria, dec. Riley Brick, MD/Northern Garrett, 9-3. 220–Dylan Harvey, PA/Meyersdale, dec. Jordan Hartman, WV/Petersburg, 7-3. 285–Toby Cahill, PA/Berlin Brothersvalley, pinned Matthew Stewart, WV/Keyser, 2:59. 110–Dylan Williams, PA/Chestnut Ridge, pinned Brison Dixon, MD/Southern Garrett, 1:11. 122–Steven Yutzy, MD/Northern Garrett, pinned Grant Browell, PA/Bedford, 1:28. 126–Zach Clark, PA/Northern Bedford, dec. Devin Wilhelm, MD/Northern Garrett, 5-4. 138–Quinn Cole, PA/Somerset, dec. Luke Lowery, MD/Northern Garrett, 8-1.
145–Chris Baker, PA/North Star, pinned Dalton Wilt, WV/Keyser, 1:45. 152–Zac Odom, WV/Hampshire, pinned Austin Hemminger, PA/Somerset, 1:18. 160–Morgan Deremer, PA/Chestnut Ridge, dec. Cody Davis, MD/Century, 7-2. 182–Christian Hutzell, PA/Meyersdale, pinned Richard Stanley, WV/Hampshire, 1:48. 195–Exree Loe, PA/Greater Johnstown, tech. fall Riley Brick, MD/Northern Garrett, 15-0 (3:10). 132–Cole Manley, PA/Altoona, dec. Corey Secrist, WV/Petersburg, 9-2.