Wrestling

Todd Irwin’s 2A state picks

The following are Mirror wrestling writer Todd Irwin’s picks for this weekend’s PIAA 2A state wrestling tournament in Hershey: 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Gary Steen, Reynolds vs. Joey Fischer, South Park. Champion: Steen. Comment: Returning state champ Steen will possibly have go through ...

Dellinger takes successful journey through consys

Hollidaysburg’s Gus Dellinger traveled a stressful road through the consolation rounds of the Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament. The road ended up taking him to Hershey. Dellinger won three straight consolation bouts on Saturday to reach the third-place bout. He pinned Bellefonte’s ...

Not intimidated: Altoona’s Simmers wrestles tough in regional final

Cathedral Prep’s Kawaun DeBoe outweighed Altoona’s Nate Simmers by about 50 pounds when they took the mat in the 285-pound championship of the Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament. DeBoe also has a more gaudy wrestling resume — returning state runner-up, three-time state placewinner, ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 32-4 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 39-2 3. Luke Hileman Altoona Fr 29-13 4. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 24-12 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 23-14 Ones to watch: Ashton Sipes, Ty; Trevor Husick, TM; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Mirror wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 39-1 2. Dubler Glen 39-2 3. Johnston Glen 39-4 4. Sossong Port 38-5 5. McGill CR 36-0 6. Sarbo Alt 35-3 7. Link CH 35-9 8. Brown PC 34-4 9. Knisely CR 34-6 10. Cassidy Bed 32-1 PINS 1. Seace CR 23 Dubler Glen 23 3. Cornell Ever 22 ...

PIAA wrestling pairings

Class 3A Preliminary and first round pairings for the PIAA Class 3A wrestling championships which begin Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed by school, regional finish, grade and record. (x-denotes returning champion). Preliminary Round 106: Ryan ...

‘Enjoyable’ evening: Sarbo captures 126 title

It wasn’t as flashy or as easy as his Northwest Regional Class 3A title in 2018, but Altoona’s Matt Sarbo will enjoy his second regional title just as much. Sarbo, who shocked many in the state by pinning General McLane’s Andrew Brest in last year’s finals, earned a hard-fought 7-4 ...

Tigers’ Fisher gets spot in semis

Hollidaysburg’s Nate Fisher wasn’t satisfied with the way he wrestled in his Northwest Class 3A Regional preliminary bout against Clearfield’s Brett Zattoni, a 2-1 victory. But the Golden Tiger senior had plenty of offense in his quarterfinal on Friday night at the AAHS ...

Sarbo eyeing repeat

It was at this point last season that Altoona’s Matt Sarbo sent shockwaves around the region and state by pinning General McLane’s third-ranked Andrew Brest in the 106-pound finals of the Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament. It’s a year later, though, and the 32-3 Sarbo is coming off ...

CementJob does good job streaming for free

Those who didn’t make it to IUP’s Ed Fry Arena at the Kovalchick Convention Center & Athletic Complex were able to watch the Southwest Regional Tournament online. And it was free. Imagine that. CementJob provided live video streaming of all four mats with play-by-play and commentary ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 32-4 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 39-2 3. Luke Hileman Altoona Fr 27-11 4. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 24-12 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 23-14 Ones to watch: Ashton Sipes, Ty; Trevor Husick, TM; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Mirror wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 39-1 2. Dubler Glen 39-2 3. Johnston Glen 39-4 4. Sossong Port 38-5 5. McGill CR 36-0 6. Link CH 35-9 7. Brown PC 34-4 8. Knisely CR 34-6 9. Cassidy Bed 32-1 10. Sarbo Alt 32-3 PINS 1. Seace CR 23 Dubler Glen 23 3. Cornell Ever 22 ...

Sarbo, McCready, Simmers, Dellinger capture D6 crowns

Despite earning district and regional championships and a state tournament placewinner’s medal last season as a freshman, Altoona Area High School’s Matt Sarbo was seeded second in the District 6, Class 3A Tournament’s 126-pound weight class Saturday at the Altoona Area High School ...

McMillen, McGill, Cassidy triumph

INDIANA — Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill entered the Southwest Regional Tournament ranked No. 1 by PA Power Wrestling at 170 pounds. McGill then went out Saturday at IUP’s Ed Fry Arena at the Kovalchick Convention Center & Athletic Complex and proved why he was the top-ranked guy at ...

CR wrestlers bounce back

INDIANA — After taking it on the chin a little bit in the preliminary round of the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament, Chestnut Ridge had a better quarterfinal round and first round of consolations. Ridge went 5-7 in the preliminary round, but four Lions advanced to the semifinals and ...

Area trio go for repeat

For three area returning District 6 Class 3A champions, the district tournament is the start of a path that could take them to the medals podium at the PIAA Championships. Altoona’s Matt Sarbo (126) and Nate Simmers (285) and Hollidaysburg’s Mason McCready (182) will look to repeat as ...

Todd Irwin’s D6 Class 3A wrestling picks

The following are Mirror wrestling writer Todd Irwin’s picks for Saturday’s District 6 Class 3A tournament: 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Luke Hileman, Altoona vs. Nic Allison, Mifflin County. Champion: Allison. Comment: It will be interesting to see how Hileman handles the weight drop. 113 ...

Top 10 wrestlers want more

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com The Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament has always served as a launching pad to state titles and medals. If wrestlers win a title there or qualify for the PIAA Championships, they’ve done something special. This year should be no ...

Several locals will face tough road for shot at Hershey

The following are Mirror wrestling writer Todd Irwin’s picks for the Class 2A Southwest Regional Tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Joey Fischer, South Park vs. Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge. Champion: Fischer. Comment: Burkett gets by Glendale’s Suds Dubler in the semifinals, but Fischer ...

Tigers, Mt. Lions share top seeds

TYRONE — Two Hollidaysburg wrestlers and one from Altoona enter Saturday’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament as No. 1 seeds at their weight classes. Hollidaysburg’s Mason McCready is the top seed at 182, while Gus Dellinger was named the No. 1 seed at 220 at the seeding meeting on Tuesday ...