Tuesday, June 30, 2015

AAU National Duals Updates

   In further action at the 2015 AAU Scholastic Duals at Disney World, Middle Atlantic Blue and Young Guns White met in a first round match in the medal rounds of the District All-Stars Division. Middle Atlantic Blue won the dual, 56-6. There were two bouts of note to local followers:

— At 126, Luke Karam (MAB) dec. Justin McCoy (YGW), 5-2. I didn't see this bout and it is the "offseason", but a three-point loss to a two-time state champion and three-time finalist isn't a bad result for the Chestnut Ridge stud, sixth in the state as a freshman.

— At 132, Jake Boozel (YGW) dec. Jonathan Gabriel (MAB), 7-4. Interesting result here, as Mount Union product Boozel (state qualifier at 132) scores a big win over Bedford state champ Gabriel (at 126).

Monday, June 29, 2015

AAU Disney Duals

   A few local wrestlers are competing this week in the AAU National Duals at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Here are results as of Monday:

Jonathan Gabriel - Bedford
Middle Atlantic Blue
132 pounds
   (4-0 in pool rounds): won by 12-2 major decision, won by fall in 3:37, won by 6-3 decision, won by 3-1 decision
— Middle Atlantic Blue went 6-0 in District All-Stars Division Pool C

Justin McCoy - Chestnut Ridge
Young Guns White
126 pounds
   (5-1 so far in pool rounds): won by 7-0 decision, won by fall in 3:34, won by 7-5 decision, won by 3-2 decision, won by 9-4 decision, lost by 6-0 decision
— Young Guns White went 5-1 in District All-Stars Division Pool D

Ryan Wertz - Bedford
Young Guns White
170 pounds
   (1-5 so far in pool rounds): won by 5-2 decision, lost by 13-5 major decision, lost by fall in 0.46, lost by 2-0 decision, lost by fall in 1:19, lost by 7-0 decision
— Young Guns White went 5-1 in District All-Stars Division Pool D

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chestnut Ridge Wrestling Camp

   Chestnut Ridge is holding its annual weeklong wrestling camp later this month at the high school. There is no cost to attend. See below for further information:
   Elementary, June 15 and 16 from 9-11 a.m.
   Advanced Elementary and Junior High, June 15-17 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
   Advanced Junior High and Varsity, June 17-19 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

   The camp consists of wrestling technique and live wrestling. It is run under the direction of Chestnut Ridge varsity head coach Greg Lazor, who has guided the Lions to a pair of top-four state team finishes in the last three seasons. Lazor was also named the 2012-13 PIAA Class AA State Coach of the Year.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Deremer wins MAWA title

   Chestnut Ridge sophomore Morgan Deremer won a Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association (MAWA) Eastern National wrestling championship this past weekend.
   Deremer competed at 152 pounds and won the Advanced Division crown. His championship was the highlight of a handful of other local wrestlers shining in both the Eastern Nationals and the Northeast Regional Freestyle Tournament.
   Ridge's Dylan Williams was also at Eastern Nationals and took 4th place in the Advanced Division at 115 pounds.
   At the Northeast Regional, held at East Stroudsburg University, Bedford's Jonathan Gabriel and Chestnut Ridge's Justin McCoy each had high finishes. Reigning PIAA champion Gabriel placed 2nd in the Junior Men's 132-pound bracket. McCoy ended up 3rd at 126 pounds in the Cadet Men's class.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

All-Academic Wrestling Teams

   The 2014-15 PWCA All-Academic Wrestling Teams have been released. Below are those wrestlers from District 5 that were selected. They are listed by grade.

   3rd Team - Tevin Mostoller, North Star
   Honorable Mention - Trent Crouse, Chestnut Ridge; Shane Davis, Chestnut Ridge; Jon Fabian, Somerset; Colby Hillegass, Chestnut Ridge; Luke Hobson, Chestnut Ridge

   1st Team - Aaron Burkett, Chestnut Ridge
   2nd Team - Jonathan Gabriel, Bedford
   Honorable Mention - Dillian Charlton, North Star; Gus Strasiser, North Star

   1st Team - Dylan Williams, Chestnut Ridge

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bulldog and Dragon Camp

   The annual Bulldog and Dragon Tilts and Legs Camp is coming up soon. The camp will run from May 11-14 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Auxillary Gymnasium at Claysburg-Kimmel High School.
   Camp Clinician is former Claysburg and current Central coach Dave Marko, and the counselors are Claysburg coach Dave Aungst and former District 6 standout A.J. Schopp. Schopp is a former PIAA state champion at Tyrone and that school's career wins leader, and he just finished up a stellar collegiate career at Edinboro University by becoming a three-time NCAA All-American. At last month's Division I Championships, Schopp placed third at 133 pounds.
   Cost for the camp is $60, and checks can be payable to either Claysburg or Central Wrestling Boosters.
   For more information, contact Marko at 931-8894 or Aungst at 381-5860.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NHSCA Championships

   The National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Championships are this weekend in Virginia Beach. Here are entries from District 5, according to the NHSCA website.

Freshman Nationals
120 - Liam Flaherty, Everett
126 - Austin Lee, Berlin
126 - Justin McCoy, Chestnut Ridge

Junior Nationals
106 - Aaron Burkett, Chestnut Ridge
132 - Joe Swank, Berlin
170 - Storm McDonald, Berlin

Senior Nationals
170 - Taylor Cahill, Berlin