Northwest Regional 3A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Nic Allison, Mifflin County vs. Jacob VanDee, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Allison. Comment: Allison handled VanDee, 9-0, in last year’s finals.

113 POUNDS: Finalists: Derek Keen, Central Mountain vs. Vincent Rinella, Meadville. Champion: Rinella. Comment: Bellefonte’s Aidan O’Shea could get a rematch with Keen in the finals.

120 POUNDS: Finalists: Lane Aikey, Bellefonte vs. Carter Weaver, Williamsport. Champion: Aikey. Comment: State College’s Eric Weaver will face Carter Weaver in the quarterfinals.

126 POUNDS: Finalists: Jude Swisher, Bellefonte vs. Kaeman Smith, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Swisher. Comment: Smith could face Central Mountain’s Taylor Weaver in the semifinals.

132 POUNDS: Finalists: Matt Sarbo, Altoona vs. Owen Woolcott, State College. Champion: Sarbo. Comment: DuBois’ returning state medalist Trenton Donahue could prevent another Sarbo-Woolcott matchup.

138 POUNDS: Finalists: Riley Bower, Williamsport vs. Kyler Everly, Mifflin County. Champion: Bower. Comment: There are many finals candidates on Everly’s side.

145 POUNDS: Finalists: Paniro Johnson, Cathedral Prep vs. Cade Balestrini, Shikellamy. Champion: Johnson. Comment: Giving the edge to Johnson in this matchup of returning champs.

152 POUNDS: Finalists: Ed Scott, DuBois vs. Marques McClorin, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Scott. Comment: Hollidaysburg’s Aaron Sleeth will get returning state champ Scott in the quarterfinals.

160 POUNDS: Finalists: Ethan Richner, Bellefonte vs. Coy Bastian, Selinsgrove. Champion: Richner. Comment: Hollidaysburg’s Campbell Walls could face Bastian in the semis.

170 POUNDS: Finalists: Trey Kibe, Mifflin County vs. Lance Urbas, State College. Champion: Kibe. Comment: Urbas will have to go through Meadville’s Trent Tidball to make it a District 6 rematch.

182 POUNDS: Finalists: Ethan Rossman, Bellefonte vs. Derek Sunafrank, Bradford. Champion: Rossman. Comment: Altoona’s Colin Allmond will have to beat Meadville’s Griffin Buzzell to get shot at Sunafrank.

195 POUNDS: Finalists: Garrett Eddy, Punxsutawney vs. Tyler Price, State College. Champion: Eddy. Comment: Central Mountain’s Nikolas Miller could stop Eddy in the semifinals.

220 POUNDS: Finalists: Nate Schon, Selinsgrove vs. Dorian Crosby, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Schon. Comment: Schon, a returning state champ, and Crosby are ranked first and second, respectively, in the state.

285 POUNDS: Finalists: Thomas Pollard, Meadville vs. Oliver Billotte, Clearfield. Champion: Pollard. Comment: Mifflin County’s Blaine Davis will face Billotte in the semifinals.

TEAM CHAMPION: Bellefonte. Comment: I know Cathedral Prep is ranked fourth, but Bellefonte has a good shot at 4 champs.

LAST WEEK’S DISTRICT 6 CLASS 3A RECORD: 20 out of 30 correct situations.

LAST WEEK’S SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CLASS 2A RECORD: 19 out of 29 correct situations.

OVERALL RECORD: 85 out of 119 correct situations.

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


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