District 6 Class 2A wrestling picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Coen Bainey, Bald Eagle Area vs. Josh Harbert, Ligonier Valley. Champion: Bainey. Comment: Central’s Jaxon Matthews could make a run on Harbert’s side.

113 POUNDS: Finalists: Hunter Walk, Tyrone vs. Bryce Beatty, Mount Union. Champion: Walk. Comment: Glendale’s Zeke Dubler and Walk could battle in the semifinals.

120 POUNDS: Finalists: Cooper Gilham, Bald Eagle Area vs. Roland Mills, Huntingdon. Champion: Mills. Comment: This could be a great bout, but Mills has to beat Central’s Ian Crouch in the semis.

126 POUNDS: Finalists: Jackson Arrington, Forest Hills vs. Suds Dubler, Glendale. Champion: Arrington. Comment: Dubler will pass big test against Westmont’s Conner Polacek to get a shot at the state champ.

132 POUNDS: Finalists: Brock McMillen, Glendale vs. Amonn Ohl, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Champion: McMillen. Comment: McMillen should win this matchup of returning district champs.

138 POUNDS: Finalists: Zack Witmer, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy vs. Clayton Royer, Penns Valley. Champion: Witmer. Comment: P-O’s Chase Chapman will have to avenge a loss to Royer in the semifinals to make finals.

145 POUNDS: Finalists: Erik Gibson, Forest Hills vs. Gage McClenahan, Bald Eagle Area. Champion: Gibson. Comment: This has the potential to be a great bout.

152 POUNDS: Finalists: Caleb Dowling, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy vs. Malachi DuVall, Penns Valley. Champion: Dowling. Comment: Bellwood-Antis’ Aiden Taylor could get shot at Dowling in the semis.

160 POUNDS: Finalists: Keegan Rothrock, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy vs. Hunter Weitoish, Philipsburg-Osceola. Champion: Rothrock. Comment: B-A’s Alex Taylor could give Rothrock a tough semifinal bout.

170 POUNDS: Finalists: Tyler Stoltzfus, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy vs. Jacob Sabol, Richland. Champion: Stoltzfus. Comment: Cambria Heights’ Zach Weakland could avenge dual meet loss to Sabol.

182 POUNDS: Finalists: Myles Baney, Huntingdon vs. Ian Eckenrode, Cambria Heights. Champion: Baney. Comment: We’ll see how Baney handles the move up to 182 from 170.

195 POUNDS: Finalists: Tanner Dluhos, Westmont Hilltop vs. Seth Dudurich, Glendale. Champion: Dluhos. Comment: Dudurich will have to pass semifinal test against P-O’s second-seeded Parker Moore.

220 POUNDS: Finalists: Jake Ryan, Mount Union vs. Cory Johnston, Glendale. Champion: Ryan. Comment: Johnston has been searching for a way to beat Ryan, but the returning state runner-up will likely win again.

285 POUNDS: Finalists: Marvin Beatty, Marion Center vs. Evan Pellegrine, Bellwood-Antis. Champion: Beatty. Comment: Pellegrine gets by Westmont?s second-seeded Yonko to reach the finals.

OUTSTANDING WRESTLER: Erik Gibson, Forest Hills

TEAM CHAMPION: St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Comment: The Wolfpack don’t have many wrestlers, but they score a little more than Forest Hills.

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


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