3 Tigers into semis
WILLIAMSPORT - In a quarterfinal round in which 13 sectional champs were beaten, including a brutal seven in the first three weights, four area wrestlers advanced to today's semifinals at the District 4 AA tournament at Williamsport Area High School.
Southern Columbia's Brett Shepard (113), Kent Lane (126), Blake Marks (152), and Line Mountain's Seth Lansberry (138) advanced to the semifinals, which start today at 10 a.m.
Southern Columbia was sixth in the team standings with 32.5 points.
Benton (48) and Central Columbia (44) were the top two teams.
Shepard was one of the night's surprises. The sectional runnerup pinned Sayre's Gavin McCutcheon in 3:00 in the preliminary round, then pinned West Section champ Dennis Route of Canton in 2:10 in the quarterfinals. He'll take a 27-6 record into the semifinals against Central Columbia's Taylor Johnson (32-3).
Lane (32-0) had no problem in pinning Central Columbia's Steve Shannon in 3:35 in the quarters. He'll have a tough semifinal against East section champ Brian LeBarron (28-2) of Warrior Run.
Lansberry (32-2) also had no problem in his quarterfinal, taking care of Loyalsock's Tyler Eubanks by technical fall, 19-3 in 2:50. He'll face Bloomsburg's Sam Miller (25-5) in the semifinals.
Marks (31-3) was a 15-0 technical fall winner in 3:36 in the preliminary round over North Penn's C.J. Sargent, then handled West section champ Jacob Butcher of Canton. 10-3 in the quarterfinal. Marks will take on defending state runner-up Kyle Barnes of Hughesville (30-2) in the semifinals.
Line Mountain's Cam Newman (106) and Shamokin's Anthony Anonia (182) were among the sectional champs to lose in the quarters. Newman was a 7-4 loser to Lewisburg's Brian Friery and will wrestle Bucktail's Aaron Cohick in the consolation round.
Anonia was a 6-0 loser to Montoursville's Ethan Jones. Also losing in the quarters was Southern's Jake Becker (285) and Line Mountain's Erik Smeltz (170).
106: Brian Friery, Lew, tech. Fall Hunter Cohick, Tr, 17-0. 3:50; Angelo Barberi, Mun, pinned James Lee, Say, 2:48; Corey Stauffer, MW, pinned Trystan Johnson, CC, 1:38; Jacob Strassner, Mont, dec. Aaron Cohick, Buck, 6-2.
113: Trevor Sones, Hu, pinned Jared Lines, Tow, :50; Brett Shepard, SC, pinned Gavin McCutcheon, Say, 3:00; Eric Hunt, WR, pinned Tyler Webb-Verbeski, SW, 2:46; Jordan Gessner, Lew, pinned Adam Malek, Loy, :59.
120: Carl Gorg, Will, dec. Dante Taylor, Lew, 8-7; Kobe Galantine, Mtg, maj. dec. Nick Secules, Tow, 11-3; Zach Fry, Hu, pinned Brett Long, Sham, 1:12; Lewis Williams, CC, dec. Jake Myers, NP, 18-12.
126: Tanner Ebright, MW, dec. Terrick Vargason, Tow, 2-1; Charlie Andrews, NP, pinned Andy Aguilar, Mun, 1:29; Keith Batkowski, Mont, pinned Blake Carl, LM, 1:25; Steve Shannon, CC, dec. Brandon Kelley, Wy, 4-2.
132: Bradley Pequignot, NP, pinned Lucas Murphy, Say, 2:41; Cody Klinger, Bl, dec. Diego Otero, SC, 8-1; Zack Bennett, Mil, pinned Mario Henriquez, Loy, 3:17; Justin Haley, Wy, dec. Brandon Giannantonio, WR, 12-11.
138: Tyler Eubanks, Loy, pinned Darren Killian, Can, 5:41; Sam Miller, Bl, dec. Matt Bartholomew, Tow, 5-1; Blake Panko, MC, pinned Dylan Hain, MW, 4:40; Dave Brown, Wy, dec. Doug McCarty, WR, 6-4 OT.
145: Aaron Johnson, CC, maj. dec. Giacomo DiNicola, Loy, 13-2; Brandon Owlett, Well, maj. dec. Troy Murray, Tr, 13-0; Taylor Porter, Mil, tech. Fall Brooks Gleckner, Can , 16-1, 4:23; Dakota Nixon, Hu, dec. Logan Aikey, Lew, 2-1.
152: Brandon Conrad, Bl, dec. Daylon Wickwire, Tow, 4-2; Blake Marks, SC, tech. Fall C.J. Sargent, NP, 15-0, 3:36; Dominic Vitale, dec. Tyler Wariki, 9-4; Tyler Fenton, Wy, dec. Matthew Horton, Buck, 6-2.
160: David Burke, Dan, dec. Tristan Choate, Mont, 6-2; Mike Presto, Will, dec. Max Reed, 9-8; Matt Herr, Hu, pinned Josiah Bardo, Can, 3:57; Justin Hunsinger, Tow, dec. Nicholas Fester, CC, 3-1.
170: Robert White, Hu, pinned Nick Bernstein, Lew, 4:43; Erik Smeltz, LM, maj. tech. fall. Cole Sexton, Tow, 15-0. 5:39; Aaron Hepburn, Loy, dec. Justin Knee, SW, 2-1; Landis Zimmerman, Tr, dec. Dan Breech, 3-2.
182: Tyler Betz, Mtg, pinned Cody Ercolino, Tr, 5:32; Ethan Jones, Mont, dec. Allen Yancoskie, MC, 9-7; Garrett Moser, WR, dec. Justin Griffith, Wy, 5-0; Logan Womelsdorf, Ben, pinned Gage Heller, Mil, 4:33.
195: Tyler Jenkins, SW, pinned Matt Hackenberg, CC, 1;00; Logan Terry, Tow, maj. dec. Brendan Renn, LM, 15-2; Brian Jenkins, Tr, pinned Gunnar Feldman, Dan, 2:33; Lucas Shaheen, Mont, dec. Hunter Stroup, WR, 2-1.
220: Nick Roberts, Mun, pinned Chris Thomas, Mtg, 1:50; Eli Kennedy, Well, dec. Marcus Welliver, Ben, 7-2; Zach Biddiscombe, Sham, pinned Robert Cook, LM, 3:26; Richard Forbes, NEB, dec. Zach Kriner, NP, 3-2.
285: Ben Carney, Mont, dec. Marco Estrella, SW, 3-1 UTB; Jordan Troup, Bl, dec. Seth Stablewski, MC, 1-0 (Mount Carmel deducted a team point); Jake Becker, SC, pinned Nate Ritnzcki, Sull, 1:09; Talon Curry, Tow, dec. Dylan Brennan, Tr, 6-0.
106: Friery dec. Cameron Newman, LM, 7-4; Barberio maj. dec. Kyle Drick, Mtg, 11-3; Stauffer maj. dec. Kyle Blascak, Tow, 14-5; Zack LeBarron, WR, pinned Strassner, 5:00.
113: Taylor Johnson, CC, dec. Sones, 10-5; Shepard pinned Dennis Route, Can, 2:10; Hunt dec. Cooper Wagner, Miff, 3-0; Ethan Calkins, Tr, maj. dec. Gessner, 9-1.
120: Matt Welliver, Ben, pinned Gorg, 1:13; Galantine maj. dec. Christian Cioffi, SW, 8-0; Collin Edsell, Wy, dec. Fry, 7-2; Williams dec. Noah Kuba, Miff, 9-2.
126: Logan Everett, Will, dec. Ebright, 11-4; Andrew Gipe, SW, maj. dec. Andrews, 14-6; Brian LeBarron, WR, dec. Batkowski, 9-7 TB; Kent Lane, SC, pinned Shannon, 3:35.
132: Cole Walter, Miff, pinned Pequignot, :59; Trevor McWhorter, Will, maj. dec. Klinger, 9-1; Bennett dec. Nate Jones, SW, 4-0; Jesse Shannon, CC, pinned Haley, 4:30.
138: Seth Lansberry, LM, tech. Fall Eubanks, 19-3, 2:50; Miller dec. Nick Bruce, Tr, 3-2; Damien Probst, Bu, dec. Panko, 5-0; Zain Retherford, Ben, pinned Brown, 2:44.
145: Colt cotton, Ben, maj. dec. Johnson, 10-1; Zach Heeter, MW, dec. Owlett, 9-5; Porter dec. Garrett Hoffman, Mont, 9-3; Billy Barnes, Will, dec. Nixon, 1-0.
152: Kyle Barnes, Hu, maj. dec. Conrad, 10-1; Marks dec. Jacob Butcher, Can, 11-3; Nick Stephani, Tr, dec. Vitale, 2-0; Ryan Preisch, Mil, pinned Fenton, 1:27.
160: Jeric Kasunic, Ben, pinned Burke, 1:32; Kyle Post, Say, dec. Presto, 1-0; Isaiah Bobotas, Mtg, dec. Herr, 5-4; Ty Walter, Miff, maj. dec. Hunsinger, 12-1.
170: Ben Minnich, NP, dec. White, 7-3; RC Hunter, Will, dec. Smeltz, 11-5; Brandon Lontz, Ben, dec. Hepburn, 3-1 SV; Alex Lieberman, MW, dec. Zimmerman, 5-0.
182: Troy Hembury, Mun, tech. Fall Betz, 19-4, 4:16; Jones dec. Anthony Anonia, Sha, 6-0; Moser pinned Dakoatah Manning, Tow, 1:35; Garrett Wesneski, Can, dec. Womelsdorf, 5-3.
195: Ryan Solomon, Mil, pinned Jenkins, :59; Skylar Ebner, Mun, pinned Terry, 1:21; Connor Route, Can, tech. Fall Jenkins, 18-3, 4:41; Chad Daugherty, Well, maj. dec. Shaheen, 9-0.
220: Brandon Smith, Lew, pinned Roberts, :50; Connor Bassett, Mon, dec. Kennedy, 1-0; Dylan Otis, Wy, pinned Biddiscombe, 5:30; Eric McCracken, CC, pinned Forbes, 1:25.
285: Nazar Mironenko, Miff, pinned Carney, 1:15; Dalton Chilson, Wy, dec. 1. Troup, 4-1; Alex Shiber, CC, dec. Becker, 3-1; Nate Kriner, NP, dec. Curry, 3-1.
KEY: Athens, (Ath), Benton (Ben), Bloomsburg (Bl), Bucktail (Buck), Canton (Can), Central Columbia (CC), Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech (CMVT), Danville (Dan), Hughesville (Hu), Lewisburg (Lew), Liberty (Li), Line Mountain (LM), Loyalsock (Loy), Midd-West (MW), Mifflinburg (Miff), Milton (Mil), Montgomery (Mtg), Montoursville (Mont), Mount Carmel (MC), Muncy (Mun), North Penn (NP), Northeast Bradford (NEB), Sayre (Say), Shamokin (Sham), South Williamsport (SW), Southern Columbia (SC), Sugar Valley Rural Charter (SV), Sullivan County (Sull), Towanda (Tow), Warrior Run (WR), Wellsboro (Well), Williamson (Will), Wyalusing (Wy).
1. Benton 48, 2. Central Columbia 44, 3. Wyalusing 36, 4. Warrior Run 34, 5. Williamson 33, 6. Southern Columbia 32.5, 7. Muncy 31.5, 8. Milton 26.5, 9. Hughesville, Midd-West, Mifflinburg 26; 20. Line Mountain 12, 24. Shamokin 4, 27. Mount Carmel 3.