Ridge takes command at Thomas tourney

H.S. wrestling

Chestnut Ridge advanced six wrestlers to the semifinals and leads the team competition after the first day of the 28-team Thomas Tournament at Bedford Area High School on Friday.

Kai Burkett (106 pounds), Scotty Miller (138), Justin McCoy (152), Jared McGill (170), Austin Crouse (182) and Duane Knisely (220) will wrestle in the semifinals today.

Other area wrestlers advancing to the semis were Cambria Heights’ Allen Simmons (113) and Cody Bogus (285), Everett’s Garret Cornell (126), Liam Flaherty (138) and Macen Akers (152), Penn Cambria’s Brock Talko (138), Jarred Stoy (160) and Derek Brown (170), and Central Cambria’s Isaac Thompson (170) and Nate Martin (285).

Ridge has 111.5 points to lead second-place North Star by 7.5 points. Cambria Heights is ninth.

QUARTERFINALS

(Mirror coverage area wrestlers)

106–Trent Valovchik (Burrell) pinned Hunter Horton (Tussey Mountain), 4:45. 106–Kai Burkett (Chestnut Ridge) major dec. Gavin Locke (North Schuylkill), 15-7. 113–Allen Simmons (Cambria Heights) dec. Nate Holderbaum (Chestnut Ridge), 5-0. 120–Brian Dawson (Hope for Hyndman) dec. Mathew Emerick (Bedford), 6-4. 126 Garret Cornell (Everett) pinned Bryce Knauf (Greenville), 3:54. 126–Z.J. Ward (Freedom Area) dec. Chase Proudfit (Penn Cambria), 4-3. 132–Aj Burkhart (Athens) major dec. Gavin Link (Penn Cambria), 14-2. 132–Alex Miscovich (Mount Pleasant) dec. Cody Brown (Chestnut Ridge), 7-2. 138–Liam Flaherty (Everett) dec. Brayden Koontz (Bedford), 4-1. 138–Scotty Miller (Chestnut Ridge) dec. Eli Brinsky (South Fayette), 10-5. 138–Brock Talko (Penn Cambria) dec. Austin Washic (Central Cambria), 3-1. 145–Mason Karpinski (Greenville) pinned Nathan Gabriel (Bedford), 1:14. 145–Austin Lee (Berlin Brothersvalley) dec. Logan Marko (Central), 8-2. 145–Jordan Day (Northern Garrett) tech. fall Tyler Kirkpatrick (Cambria Heights), 18-3 (4:58).

152–Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge) pinned J.C. Smychynsky (Penn Cambria), 0:48. 152–Chase Komara (Freedom Area) pinned Alex Fouse (Northern Bedford), 5:42. 152–Macen Akers (Everett) dec. Seth Link (Cambria Heights), 8-5. 160–Jarred Stoy (Penn Cambria) pinned Michael Dedi (South Fayette), 2:48. 160–David Galasso (Athens) tech. fall Tristin Guyer (Northern Bedford), 20-4 5:42. 160–Shaun Gates (Burrell) pinned Ben Yahner (Cambria Heights), 2:48. 160–Joshua Christner (Greenville) pinned Damon Lemin (Tussey Mountain), 1:07. 170–Jared McGill (Chestnut Ridge) pinned Barrett Gentile (Greenville), 1:57. 170–Isaac Thompson (Central Cambria) pinned Tanner Krause (Meyersdale), 4:50. 170–Derek Brown (Penn Cambria) major dec. Austin Mele (Burrell), 11-2. 182–Dominic Fundy (Beth-Center) pinned Tyler Wirth (Northern Bedford), 0:42. 182–Austin Crouse (Chestnut Ridge) pinned Easton Broadwater (Meyersdale), 3:59. 195–Brenden Calvin (Greenville) pinned Logan Propst (Everett), 0:51. 220–Jacob Mcmaster (Greenville) pinned Damian Kocher (Central), 0:34. 220–Duane Knisely (Chestnut Ridge) dec. John Croft (Central Cambria), 4-2. 220–Walker Klinger (Newport) pinned Dalton Corle (Claysburg-Kimmel), 1:56. 285–Cody Bogus (Cambria Heights) dec. Cody Vokes (Mount Pleasant), 2-1. 285–Nate Martin (Central Cambria) dec. Quentin Franklin (South Fayette), 1-0. 285–Jalen Stephens (Meyersdale) dec. Dalton Seace (Chestnut Ridge), 5-0.

Ten from area advance

MORRISDALE – Ten wrestlers from the Mirror coverage area are alive in the semifinals after the first day of the 31-team Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School.

Altoona’s Matt Sarbo (113 pounds), Parker McClellan (220) and Nate Simmers (285) each won in the quarterfinals, along with Moshannon Valley’s Alex Richner (126), Jon Dale (160) and Trae Kitko (285), Hollidaysburg’s Nathan Swartz (138) and Mason McCready (182), and Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kyle Taylor (170) and Brandon Anderson (195).

Bald Eagle Area leads the team competition with Mifflin County second. Philipsburg is sixth, and Mo Valley is eighth.

QUARTERFINALS

(Mirror coverage area wrestlers)

113–Sarbo (Altoona) major dec. Jon Consorti (Wilson), 11-3. 120–Zack Witmer (St. Joe’s Catholic) tech. fall Chase Chapman (Philipsburg-Osceola). 126–Malachi Duvall (St. Joe’s Catholic) major dec. Cody Dively (Hollidaysburg), 9-1. 126–Alex Richner (Moshannon Valley) dec. Hunter Weitoish (Philipsburg-osceola), 6-3. 138–Nathan Swartz (Hollidaysburg) pinned Santino Inzana (Brockway), 2:54.

152–Tyler Wileman (Juniata) dec. Haden Boutiller (Altoona), 5-0. 160­–Derek Yingling (West Branch) major dec. Nathan Fisher (Hollidaysburg), 11-1. 160–Jon Dale (Moshannon Valley) dec. Hunter Wright (Clearfield), 5-0. 160–Andrew Todaro (Mount Union) dec. Ian Klinger (Philipsburg-Osceola), 9-5. 170–Kyle Taylor (Philipsburg-Osceola) major dec. Colton Gority (Bellwood Antis), 12-2. 182–Mason McCready (Hollidaysburg) pinned Alec Snyder (Wilson), 1:50. 195–Luke McGonigal (Clearfield) pinned Gus Dellinger (Hollidaysburg), 2:16. 195–Brandon Anderson (Philipsburg-Osceola) pinned T.j. Meehan (Lake Lehman), 1:59. 220–Cole Forrester (Shippensburg) TF Josh Hubler (Philipsburg-Osceola), 23-7. 220–Parker Mcclellan (Altoona) pinned Kolby Flank (Wilson), 1:39. 220–Seth Johnson (Towanda) major dec. Nathan McDonald (Moshannon Valley), 10-0. 285–Jake Shaw (West Branch) dec. Jordan Smith (Philipsburg-Osceola), 3-2. 285–Nate Simmers (Altoona) pinned Carlton Haselrig (Greater Johnstown), 2:52. 285–Trae Kitko (Moshannon Valley) pinned Evan Pellegrine (Bellwood Antis), 0:18.

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