Owen J. Roberts heavyweight Brad Trego scored a crucial overtime decision to win the final bout of the District 1 Class AAA South wrestling tournament and enable the Wildcats to clinch the team title Saturday night at Spring-Ford.
OJR edged West Chester Rustin, 119.5-118.5, in the team standings as Trego decisioned Ridley's James Brown, 8-7, joining teammate Gordon Bolig (170 pounds) as the Wildcats' individual winners.
Octorara's Brandon Arnsberger (20-2) was named the Outstanding Wrestler after rallying as the No. 5 seed to capture the 145-pound crown with a 4-1 decision over top-seeded Andrew Kinney of Owen J. Roberts.
Boyertown's Jon Neiman also persevered to capture his weight class despite being slotted as the fifth seed. Neiman (34-4) secured the 152 title with an impressive 13-2 major decision over West Chester Rustin's Tom DiSanti.
Boyertown sophomore Jordan Wertz, the No. 6 seed at 195, landed an 8-1 decision over Downingtown East's Adam Pleines to capture the title. Wertz (23-11) finished second at last weekend's Section 4 championships and has won 10 of his last 11 matches.
At 182 pounds, top-seeded Tyler Wood of West Chester Rustin needed just 47 seconds to pin Boyertown's Chase Garber in the final.
The top five finishers from each weight class advance to the Southeast Regionals next weekend at Oxford.
Team scoring: Owen J. Roberts 119.5, West Chester Rustin 118.5, Marple Newtown 92.5, Boyertown 91.5, Spring-Ford 63.5, W.C. Henderson 59, Garnet Valley 56, Conestoga 49, Octorara 46, West Chester East 43, Glen Mills 40.
106: Jim Long, W.C. Henderson, dec. Austin Petril, Upper Darby, 5-0. 113: Mike Marino, Garnet Valley, dec. Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts, 3-2. 120: Corey McQuiston, West Chester Rustin, dec. Ryan Flynn, Marple Newtown, 2-0. 126: Evan Harkins, West Chester Rustin, dec. Tyler Clapp, Strath Haven, 6-4. 132: Steve Quinn, West Chester Rustin, dec. Demetri D'Orsaneo, Owen J. Roberts, 5-4. 138: Wayne Armstrong, Interboro, dec. Adam Moser, Owen J. Roberts, 10-4. 145: Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara, dec. Andrew Kinney, Owen J. Roberts, 4-1. 152: Jon Neiman, Boyertown, dec. Tom DiSanti, West Chester Rustin, 13-2. 160: Charlie Grab, W.C. Henderson, dec. Joe Gartland, Penncrest, 4-3. 170: Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Gray Garber, Boyertown, 11-4. 182: Tyler Wood, West Chester Rustin, pinned Chase Garber, Boyertown, 0:47. 195: Jordan Wertz, Boyertown, dec. Adam Pleines, Downingtown East, 8-1. 220: Mike Boykin, Coatesville, dec. Ken Smith, Marple Newtown, 5-2. Hwt.: Brad Trego, Owen J. Roberts, dec. James Brown, Ridley, 8-7 (OT).
106: Jason Rinaldi, Marple Newtown, dec. Aston White, Owen J. Roberts, 4-2. 113: Aaron Moldoff, Marple Newtown, dec. Chase Brown, Spring-Ford, 7-4. 120: Colby Frank, Owen J. Roberts, dec. Sean Hennessey, Spring-Ford, 6-0. 126: Fred Alderman, Garnet Valley, pinned Mike Caldwell, Unionville, 2:30. 132: Bo Johnstone, Octorara, dec. Jordan Moffett, Glen Mills, 6-4. 138: Matt Pelton, Radnor, dec. John Dambro, Garnet Valley, 9-4. 145: Logan Kerin, Conestoga, dec. Jason Dombrosky, Spring-Ford, 4-2. 152: Ryan Montgomery, Oxford, dec. Alex Wait, Downingtown East, 5-3. 160: Jason Hostetter, Oxford, dec. Don Heidelberg, Glen Mills, 3-1. 170: Chris Kurkian, Marple Newtown, dec. Stanley Amah, Academy Park, 5-3. 182: Derek Matonti, W.C. Henderson, dec. Marquese Redmon, Glen Mills, 6-4. 195: Karon Lucas-Tillery, Penn Wood, pinned Grant Garbutt, Conestoga, 2:50. 220: Brendon Vaikeli, West Chester East, pinned Matt Lamberjack, West Chester Rustin, 4:33. Hwt.: Matt Gould, Interboro, def. Rob Campbell, Conestoga, injury default.
106: Luke Charamella, Springfield (D). 113: Shane Ruhnke, Great Valley. 120: Ken McGowan, Upper Darby. 126: Pat Callaghan, Marple Newtown. 132: Adam Dombrosky, Spring-Ford. 138: Jesse Quave, Spring-Ford. 145: Tom Antista, Marple Newtown. 152: Griffin Jackson, West Chester East. 160: Mike Lenge, Owen J. Roberts. 170: Tyler McGuigan, Spring-Ford, dec. Tyler Sewell, West Chester East, 8-0. 182: Nick Prange, Octorara. 195: Chris Rozanski, Haverford High. 220: Mark Kaminskas, Conestoga. Hwt.: Ayitey Kwei-Quaye, Upper Darby.
District 12 Class AAA
Host La Salle leaned on the strength of its middleweights to run away with the team title at the District 12 championships. The Explorers won five of seven weight classes between 113 and 152 pounds.
La Salle amassed 219.5 points, bettering Father Judge's 173.
The Explorers' Matt Cimato (29-1) was named the Outstanding Wrestler as he captured the 138-pound title with a 15-0 technical fall over Monsignor Bonner's Joe DePhillipo. Cimato, a senior, hasn't lost a match since Dec. 18.
La Salle's Sal Anderson posted a 10-8 decision over Father Judge's Gary Robinson in the 113-pound final. Bryan Plans rolled to a 14-2 major decision at 120 pounds and Greg Konieczny held on for a close 2-0 decision at 126.
Central's Kobina Amissah was the lone winner from a Public League team, taking 195-pound honors.
Team scoring: La Salle 219.5, Father Judge 173, Northeast 115, Roman Catholic 90.5, St. Joseph's Prep 90, Central 85, Cardinal O'Hara 77, Washington 71.5, Monsignor Bonner 70, Edison 34, Frankford 28, Marianna Bracetti 25, Archbishop Wood 22, Olney 16, Lincoln 11.
106: Anthony Siwek, Judge, def. Patrick McGinley, La Salle, injury default. 113: Sal Anderson, La Salle dec. Gary Robinson, Judge, 10-8. 120: Bryan Planz, La Salle, dec. Paul Shaloka, Central, 14-2. 126: Greg Konieczny, La Salle, dec. Marius Kola, Northeast, 2-0. 132: Joe Galasso, Judge, pin Neil Mustafa, Northeast, 2:30. 138: Matt Cimato, La Salle, tech Joe DePhillipo, Bonner, 15-0, 5:22. 145: Ben Center, Bonner, dec. Kolby Stein, La Salle, 6-0. 152: Casey Kent, La Salle, dec. Christian Ostrowski, O'Hara, 18-5. 160: Kevin Leyland, Roman, dec. Idris White, Judge, 4-2. 170: Nate Ezzo, La Salle, dec. Joe Waterfield, O'Hara, 3-1. 182: Tim Maguire, Judge, pin Dad Poquie, La Salle, 4:43. 195: Kobina Amissah, Central, dec. Luis Ortiz, Northeast, 6-5. 220: Jake Cooper, Wood, dec. Antonio Pelusi, La Salle, 10-4. Hwt.: Paul Johnson, SJ Prep, pin Tyrone Brown, Roman, 1:20.
106: Joe Bruno, Northeast, dec. Kevin Freeman, Washington, 3-2. 113: Albert Le, Roman, dec. Jan-Carlos Melendez, Edison, 4-3. 120: Mike Hughes, SJ Prep, dec. Ryan Meehan, Judge, 9-2. 126: Damon Blackshear, Frankford, dec. David White, Judge, 9-2. 132: Tom Flynn, Bonner, dec. Jake Sacchetti, O'Hara, 4-1. 138: Bobby Endy, SJ Prep, dec. Giuseppe Marrero, Washington, 4-2. 145: Matt Delsignore, SJ Prep, pin Davon Clark, Northeast, 2:14. 152: Vickson Krah, Judge, pin Nasim Banks, Frankford, 1:32. 160: Abner Thompson, O'Hara, dec. Bronson Whitt, Northeast, 9-2. 170: Ibragim Ibragimor, Washington, dec. Kemran Fayilov, Northeast, 11-2. 182: Atticus Robinson, Roman, pin Matt LaCouer, Washington, 2:29. 195: Irv Ortiz, Edison, dec. Julius Santos, Bracetti, 8-7. 220: Sam Reid, Central, dec. Tom Bayer, Judge, 4-0. Hwt.: Jonathon Welsh, Olney, dec. Ilya Ivanov, Northeast, 1-0.
Districts 1/12 Class AA
Lower Moreland cruised to the team title, thanks to three first-place finishers at the district championships at Pottstown.
The Lions topped second-place Pottstown, 187-156.5, as Mike McKenna (138 pounds), Hank Campbell (160), and Rashan Chanyothi (170) captured their weight classes.
Justin Cummings of Phil-Mont Christian was named the Outstanding Wrestler after winning the 120-pound title with a pin in 3:10 over Isaac Moore of Delco Christian.
Bishop McDevitt's Tyler Medina was the lone winner from District 12, as he captured the 113-pound championship.
Team scoring: Lower Moreland 187, Pottstown 156.5, Church Farm 142, Springfield (M) 136.5, New Hope-Solebury 93, Bishop McDevitt 69, Phil-Mont Christian 53, Pope John Paul II 48, Delco Christian 47, Bristol 45, Franklin Towne Charter 38, Plumstead Christian 31, Conwell-Egan 26.5, Mastery Charter 17.
106: Robbie McCoy, Pottstown, dec. Jimmy McGuigan, Lower Moreland, 6-5. 113: Tyler Medina, Bishop McDevitt, pinned Louis Flores, Church Farm, 2:50. 120: Justin Cummings, Phil-Mont Christian, pinned Isaac Moore, Delco Christian, 3:10. 126: Richie Cerebe, Phil-Mont Christian, dec. Jake MacGregor, Springfield (M), 14-2. 132: Trenton Clifford, Pottstown, dec. Timmy Yu, Lower Moreland, 6-0. 138: Mike McKenna, Lower Moreland, dec. Kevin Jarrett, New Hope-Solebury, 6-1. 145: Rob Galdo, Springfield (M), dec. Sam Tascone, Delco Christian, 3-2. 152: Darien Hain, Pottstown, tech. Ryan Robert, Franklin Towne Charter, 4:41. 160: Hank Campbell, Lower Moreland, dec. Dontae Johnson, 4-1. 170: Rashan Chanyothi, Lower Moreland, dec. Drew Dearden, Springfield (M), 8-7. 182: Rashaad Lighty, Pottstown, pinned Calvin Speight, Springfield (M), 1:58. 195: Marshall Hendricks, New Hope-Solebury, pinned Justin Peyton, Springfield (M), 1:44. 220: Ethan Lyons, Church Farm, dec. Josh Slody, Pottstown, 15-6. Hwt.: Duncan Beard, Plumstead Christian, dec. David Moman, Springfield (M), 6-2.
106: Joshua Velez-Arce, Bishop McDevitt, pinned Jon Swider, Church Farm, 2:51. 113: SeungGyu Rim, Lower Moreland, dec. Nick Cramp, Bristol, 6-1. 120: Kyle Baker, Lower Moreland, dec. Jihad Ali, Pottstown, 10-0. 126: David Cramp, Bristol, dec. Anthony Mignona, Church Farm, 3-2. 132: Dylan Clark, Bristol, dec. Evan Attipoe, Church Farm, 8-3. 138: Chris Arbogast, Church Farm, dec. Patrick Bohn, Pottstown, 6-4. 145: Jasheel Brown, Pottstown, dec. Matt Gehringer, Church Farm, 10-5. 152: Alex Kluka, Church Farm, dec. John Cherneskie, Pope John Paul II, 3-2. 160: Conor Staples, Pope John Paul II, dec. Jordan Eckstrom, Pottstown, 4-0. 182: Chris Warden, New Hope-Solebury, pinned Curtis Brooks, Bishop McDevitt, 0:51. 195: Nick Brunswick, Lower Moreland, pinned Darius Bernhardt, Mastery Charter, 1:22. 220: Ben No, Lower Moreland, pinned Frankell Mack, Mastery Charter, 1:29. Hwt.: Josh Myers, Church Farm, dec. Andrew DeRocini, Lower Moreland, 7-0.
National Prep Schools
Haverford School freshman L.J. Barlow lost his first-round match, then rallied with seven straight wins to take third place at 182 pounds in the championships at Lehigh University.
Barlow took the consolation final, 9-7, to finish as one of four third-place wrestlers from the Inter-Ac League.
Germantown Academy's Chris Yankowich needed overtime to prevail, 2-1, in the 138-pound third-place bout, and teammate Chuck Boddy was third at 285 with a 2-1 decision.
The Patriots placed third in the team scoring with 126 points in a 100-team field.
Malvern Prep's Connor Burns finished third at 160 with a 5-3 decision.
Team scoring: Blair Academy 354.5, Wyoming Seminary 252.5, Germantown Academy 126, McDonogh 120.5, Georgetown Prep 101.5, St. Paul's 93.5, Arch. Spalding 90.5, DeMatha 80, Malvern Prep 68.
106: Jordan Kutler, Blair, dec. Danny Boychuck, Wyo. Sem., 12-1. 113: Corey Huntley, Curley, dec. Charles Tucker, Blair, 6-0. 120: Joseph McKenna, Blair, dec. Will Mason, Cape Henry, 7-0. 126: Dominick Malone, Wyo. Sem., dec. Jeffrey Ott, Belmont Hill, 10-2. 132: Mark Grey, Blair, dec. Tyler Fraley, Wyo. Sem., 7-2. 138: Todd Preston, Blair, dec. Alfred Bannister, McNamara, 5-4 (OT). 145: Jack Clark, McDonogh, dec. Dylan Milonas, Blair, 2-1. 152: Russell Parsons, Blair, dec. Myles Martin, McDonogh, 6-1. 160: Patrick Coover, Blair, dec. Toby Hague, McDonogh, 6-0. 170: Eric Morris, Wyo. Sem., dec. Tyler Rill, Mt. St. Joseph, 6-3. 182: Michael Mocco, Blair, dec. Connor Wasson, Wyo. Sem., 4-3. 195: Frank Mattiace, Blair, dec. Dylan Devine, DeMatha, 2-1. 220: Kyle Snyder, Good Counsel, dec. A.J. Vizzcarando, Wyo. Sem., 17-4. Hwt.: Brooks Black, Blair, dec. Michael Johnson, Wyo. Sem., 3-2.