Pennsylvania dominates Border Brawl with 13 W’s
JOHNSTOWN — Team Pennsylvania won 13 of 18 bouts, including both head-to-head matches between state champions, in a 51-18 victory over Team Maryland/West Virginia in the Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic at Richland High School on Sunday.
Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy was named Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Wrestler after his 13-4 major decision over Davy Mundey of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in the feature bout at 152 pounds. McCoy, who was a PIAA champion in 2017 and finished second earlier this month, scored five takedowns over Mundey, who won a West Virginia title this season and was a runner-up a year ago.
In the other bout involving a pair of state champions, Bishop McCort Catholic’s Anthony Walters and Petersburg, West Virginia’s, Jackson Moomau were tied after 41/2 minutes of regulation. A one-minute overtime period also couldn’t break the deadlock, sending the match to ultimate tiebreaker. Walters escaped for a 2-1 victory.
Josh Small of Catoctin, Md., was named the Maryland/West Virginia Outstanding Wrestler after he edged Penn Cambria’s Jarred Stoy, 3-2, at 160 pounds. Small scored a second-period escape. Stoy briefly took the lead with a third-period reversal, but Small immediately countered with a reversal of his own and held on for the victory.
Team Pennsylvania is 3-0 all time in the event, which pits high school senior wrestlers from west-central Pennsylvania against their counterparts from Maryland and West Virginia. Proceeds from the event benefit Pin Cancer.
113-Derrick Christie (Westmont Hilltop, Pa.) dec. Zachary Bryant (Catoctin. Md.), 6-3.
120-Cole Laya (East Fairmont, W.Va.) dec. Logan Shaffer (Portage, Pa.), 5-0
123-Brian Dawson (Hyndman, Pa.) pinned Jacob Diehl (Fort Hill, Md.), 4:14.
126-Seth Harbaugh (Chestnut Ridge, Pa.) dec. Jake Sweitzer (Southern Garrett, Md.), 6-3.
132-Bryce Belcher (Berlin Brothersvalley, Pa.) dec. Khaleb Fazenbaker (East Fairmont, W.Va.), 7-3.
135-Austin Pumphrey (Frankfort, W.Va.) dec. Scotty Miller (Chestnut Ridge, Pa.), 5-3.
138-Brock Talko (Penn Cambria, Pa.) pinned Bryant Dixson (Keyser, W.Va.), 5:15 (SV).
141-Alex Caldwell (Ligonier Valley, Pa.) dec. Camren Ritchey (Mountain Ridge, Md.), 6-0.
145-Austin Lee (Berlin Brothersvalley, Pa.) dec. Zach Davis (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.), 5-4.
148-Jordan Day (Northern Garrett, Md.) dec. Clayton Dorian (Westmont Hilltop, Pa.), 5-1.
160-Josh Small (Catoctin, Md.) dec. Jarred Stoy (Penn Cambria, Pa.), 3-2.
170-Joey Embelton (Southern Garrett, Md.) pinned Easton Broadwater (Meyersdale, Pa.), 3:39.
173-Robert Patrick (Ligonier Valley, Pa.) pinned Shayden Daugherty (Keyser, W.Va.), :57.
182-Levi Hobson (Chestnut Ridge, Pa.) tech. Fall Garrett Beaulieu (Northern Garrett, Md.), 16-1 (4:19)
195-Anthony Walters (Bishop McCort Catholic, Pa.) dec. Jackson Moomau (Petersburg, W.Va.), 2-1 (UTB).
220-Mason Augustine (North Star, Pa.) dec. Tanner Clark (Berkely Springs, W.Va.), 3-1.
285-Josiah Jones (Bishop McCort Catholic, Pa.) dec. Dennis Pittinger (Catoctin, Md.), 11-4.
152-Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge, Pa.) maj. dec. Davy Mundey (Berkeley Springs, W.V.a), 13-4.
Nick Roberts Memorial Pennsylvania Outstanding Wrestler – Justin McCoy, Chestnut Ridge
Tom Patterson Memorial Maryland/West Virginia Outstanding Wrestler – Josh Small, Catoctin