District 6 3A picks
106 POUNDS: Finalists: Matt Sarbo, Altoona vs. Cooper Gilham, Bald Eagle Area. Champion: Sarbo. Comment: Hard to predict how Sarbo will handle the weight drop, but giving him the edge over Gilham.
113 POUNDS: Finalists: Christian Fisher, Mifflin County vs. Garrett Giedroc, Bald Eagle Area. Champion: Fisher. Comment: Giedroc will have to get by State’s Clayton Leidy, whom the junior beat, 4-3, late in the season.
120 POUNDS: Finalists: Chase Chapman, Philipsburg-Osceola vs. Cole Stewart, Bellefonte. Champion: Stewart. Comment: Returning runner-up Stewart is down to 120 for the first time. Chapman will have to get by State’s Woolcot in the semis.
126 POUNDS: Finalists: Hunter Weitoish, Philipsburg-Osceola vs. Ryan Smith, Bellefonte. Champion: Weitoish. Comment: Likely the first of many titles for the P-O freshman. Smith will have to get by Hollidays-burg’s Cody Dively in the semis.
132 POUNDS: Finalists: Seth Andrus, Central Mountain vs. Alex Coppolo, Bellefonte. Champion: Andrus. Comment: Almost went with Mifflin County’s Logan Wise instead of Coppolo, who moved up two weight classes for districts.
138 POUNDS: Finalists: Seth Koleno, Bald Eagle Area vs. Nathan Swartz, Hollidaysburg. Champion: Koleno. Comment: Koleno has pinned Swartz twice this season and has won the last three meetings.
145 POUNDS: Finalists: Garrett Rigg, Bald Eagle Area vs. Logan Long, Central Mountain. Champion: Rigg. Comment: Rigg has two decisions over Long this season, but Long might stumble against Bellefonte’s Richner in the semis.
152 POUNDS: Finalists: Gage McClenahan, Bald Eagle Area vs. Trey Kibe, Mifflin County. Champion: McClenahan. Comment: I don’t know what to expect from P-O’s Matt Johnson, who was favoring that broken hand against Hollidaysburg’s Fisher.
160 POUNDS: Finalists: Asher Corl, Central Mountain vs. Ian Barr, State College. Champion: Corl. Comment: The winner of Altoona’s Haden Boutiller and P-O’s Kyle Taylor gets shot at Barr in the semis.
170 POUNDS: Finalists: Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County vs. Tanner Weaver, Central Mountain. Champion: Hidlay. Comment: Congratulations to Hidlay on capturing his fourth district title.
182 POUNDS: Finalists: Mason McCready, Hollidaysburg vs. Maxamillion Mondy, Bellefonte. Champion: McCready. Comment: The only question, will Mondy beat BEA’s Bisel in the semis? McCready will handle whoever wins that.
195 POUNDS: Finalists: Cole Urbas, State College vs. Brandon Anderson, Philipsburg-Osceola. Champion: Urbas. Comment: Urbas is ranked second in the state at 195 by PA Power Wrestling.
220 POUNDS: Finalists: Parker McClellan, Altoona vs. Mahlik Houtz, Central Mountain. Champion: McClellan. Comment: It’s a good first step for McClellan as he adjusts to the new weight.
285 POUNDS: Finalists: Nate Simmers, Altoona vs. Jordan Smith, Philipsburg-Osceola. Champion: Simmers. Comment: Simmers, who weighs about 225, also handles to move up a weight. Should be an interesting bout with Smith.
OUTSTANDING WRESTLER: Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County.
TEAM CHAMPION: Bald Eagle Area. Comment: Eagles will battle with Mifflin County before winning and going with P-O to Class 2A next year.
LAST WEEK’S DISTRICT 6 CLASS 2A RECORD: 18 out of 30 correct situations.
LAST WEEK’S DISTRICT 5 RECORD: 22 out of 30 correct situations.
OVERALL RECORD: 40 out of 60 correct situations.
Todd Irwin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be followed on Twitter at @ToddIrwin1.