NW 3A wrestling picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Matt Sarbo, Altoona vs. Andrew Brest, General McLane. Champion: Brest: Comment: Sarbo will need to pass a big test against DuBois’ Chandler Ho to reach the finals.

113 POUNDS: Finalists: Christian Fisher, Mifflin County vs. Clayton Leidy, State College. Champion: Fisher. Comment: These two seem bound for a rematch of the district finals.

120 POUNDS: Finalists: Paniro Johnson, Cathedral Prep vs. Matt Ryan, Clearfield. Champion: Johnson. Comment: Don’t count out Philipsburg-Osceola’s Chase Chapman from stopping Johnson’s run in the semifinals.

126 POUNDS: Finalists: Ed Scott, DuBois vs. Tyler McKinney, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Scott. Comment: Scott was impressive in winning title last season. P-O’s Weitoish gets a shot in the semifinals.

132 POUNDS: Finalists: Jeffrey Boyd, McDowell vs. Seth Andrus, Central Mountain. Champion: Andrus. Comment: Andrus will have to get through Cathedral Prep’s Stark in the quarters.

138 POUNDS: Finalists: Seth Koleno, Bald Eagle Area vs. Nathan Swartz, Hollidaysburg. Champion: Koleno. Comment: I think Swartz can pass his quarterfinal test against McDowell’s Leno Ciotti.

145 POUNDS: Finalists: Garrett Rigg, Bald Eagle Area vs. Kolby Ho, DuBois. Champion: Ho. Comment: Ho wrestled Altoona’s Cole Manley tough in the finals last season.

152 POUNDS: Finalists: Gage McClenahan, Bald Eagle Area vs. Troy Kibe, Mifflin County. Champion: Kibe. Comment: P-O’s Matt Johnson could get a shot at McClenahan in the semis. McClenahan has a big one against Shik’s Noah Supsic in the quarters.

160 POUNDS: Finalists: Carter Starocci, Cathedral Prep vs. Asher Corl, Bellefonte. Champion: Starocci. Comment: Starocci is a returning state runner-up. Enough said.

170 POUNDS: Finalists: Zach Becker, St. Mary’s vs. Trent Hidlay, Mifflin County. Champion: Hidlay. Comment: Hidlay is on his way to winning his second state title.

182 POUNDS: Finalists: Mason McCready, Hollidaysburg vs. Luigi Yates, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Yates. Comment: I wouldn’t be surprised if McCready beats the third-ranked Yates.

195 POUNDS: Finalists: Luke McGonigal, Clearfield vs. Cole Urbas, State College. Champion: McGonigal. Comment: This one between No. 1 and No. 2 guys should be worth the price of admission.

220 POUNDS: Finalists: Nate Schon, Selinsgrove vs. Parker McClellan, Altoona. Champion: McClellan. Comment: McClellan’s first big test in the postseason since he moved up a weight should be an interesting one. Hard to believe Schon is a 23-0 freshman.

285 POUNDS: Finalists: Nick Morelli, Meadville vs. Kawaun Deboe, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Deboe. Comment: I almost went with Altoona’s Nate Simmers over Morelli in the semifinals.

TEAM CHAMPION: Cathedral Prep. Comment: Cathedral Prep is ranked third by PA Power Wrestling. DuBois kept Prep from running away with it last season. Mifflin County could challenge in the top three.

LAST WEEK’S DISTRICT 6 CLASS 3A RECORD: 19 out of 30 correct situations.

LAST WEEK’S SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CLASS 2A RECORD: 12 out of 29 correct situations.

OVERALL RECORD: 71 out of 119 correct situations.

Todd Irwin can be reached at tirwin@altoonamirror.com. He can be followed on Twitter at @ToddIrwin1.