District 5 wrestling picks
106 POUNDS: Finalists: Calan Bollman, Chestnut Ridge vs. Nathan Pelesky, North Star. Champion: Bollman. Comment: Tussey Mountain’s second-seeded Trevor Husick has been out with a wrist injury.
113 POUNDS: Finalists: Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge vs. Trevor Donaldson, Meyersdale. Champion: Burkett. Comment: Tussey Mountain’s Nevin Sloan could make the finals on Donaldson’s side.
120 POUNDS: Finalists: Nathan Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge vs. Eli Brougher, North Star. Champion: Holderbaum. Comment: Bedford’s Matt Emerick could face Holderbaum in the semifinals.
126 POUNDS: Finalists: Ross Dull, Chestnut Ridge vs. Hunter Horton, Tussey Mountain. Champion: Dull. Comment: Dull hasn’t been wrestling dull at all.
132 POUNDS: Finalists: Kaleb Miller, Chestnut Ridge vs. Lane Younker, Everett. Champion: Miller. Comment: Bedford’s Jacob Dawson can’t be counted out on Younker’s side.
138 POUNDS: Finalists: Kaden Cassidy, Bedford vs. Tyler Coddington, Berlin Brothersvalley. Champion: Cassidy. Comment: Cassidy is my Outstanding Wrestler pick. Northern Bedford’s Ian Sherlock will get a shot at Coddington in the semifinals.
145 POUNDS: Finalists: Tristan Pugh, Berlin Brothersvalley vs. Gryphon Callihan, Chestnut Ridge. Champion: Pugh. Comment: Callihan avenges Thomas Tournament loss to Somerset’s Ethan Hemminger in semifinals.
152 POUNDS: Finalists: Alec Supanick, North Star vs. Clayton Lee, Berlin Brothersvalley. Champion: Supanick. Comment: Ridge’s Luke Moore will look to stop Lee’s march to the finals.
160 POUNDS: Finalists: Daniel Moore, Chestnut Ridge vs. Austin Broadwater, Meyersdale. Champion: Moore. Comment: Moore was a pinning machine en route to a Thomas title at Bedford.
170 POUNDS: Finalists: Colby Imler, Northern Bedford vs. Drake Gindlesberger, Meyersdale. Champion: Imler. Comment: Imler beat Gindlesberger, 5-0, in the Southmoreland Holiday Classic.
182 POUNDS: Finalists: Seth Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge vs. Jonah Smith, Meyersdale. Champion: Holderbaum. Comment: Northern Bedford’s Dakota Korzec can’t be counted out on Smith’s side.
195 POUNDS: Finalists: Jake Most, Berlin Brothersvalley vs. Ashton Dull, Bedford. Champion: Dull. Comment: Dull will have to pass big semifinal test against Everett’s Cody Rock.
220 POUNDS: Finalists: Duane Knisely, Chestnut Ridge vs. Logan Propst, Everett. Champion: Knisely. Comment: Propst is 3-1 against his probable semifinal opponent — Berlin’s Brady Boburchock.
285 POUNDS: Finalists: Jalen Stephens, Meyersdale vs. Matt Watkins, Tussey Mountain. Champion: Stephens. Comment: Watkins could give Stephens a pretty good challenge.
OUTSTANDING WRESTLER: Kaden Cassidy, Bedford
TEAM CHAMPION: Chestnut Ridge. Comment: Lions celebrate winning their ninth straight team title.
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