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Brookville Repeats as D9 Class 2A Wrestling Champion; Brockway Freshman Pisarchick Named Most Outstanding Wrestler

Rovers head coach Eric Grecco congratulates Weston Pisarchick. Photo by Rich Rhoades

HYDE, Pa. – The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

For the second consecutive season, Brookville captured the team title at the District 9  Class 2A Individual Championships at Clearfield. 

Brockway freshman Weston Pisarchick also stole the show, racing through the 106-pound bracket, finishing with a 5-1 win over Brookville’s Cayden Walker, ranked No. 2 in the state. 

The performance earned him Most Outstanding Wrestler honors. 

Pisarchick talked about his honor afterward:

The Raiders finished with 174 points, holding off a challenge from Port Allegany (154). 

Brookville had three individual champions – Owen Reinsel at 120, Bryce Rafferty at 215 and Nathan Taylor at 185. 

Brookville’s Dave Klepfer was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year. 

“Proud of the team effort,” Klepfer said. “I know they all want to be champions and stand on top of that podium, but it’s really just about advancing. Sometimes it’s hard to get that through to a kid when they put the work in to be a district champion.”

Port Allegany matched Brookville with three individual champions, while Johnsonburg and Brockway had two each.

Sheffield’s Ethan Finch, Curwensville’s Jake Carfley and Redbank Valley’s Trenten Rupp also won their respective weight classes at 189, 113 and 132.

Brief recaps of each weight class, as well as results, are listed below. 

106: Pisarchick tech falled Sheffield’s Chase Kyler in the semifinals before facing Walter, who got a first-period pin. Pisarchick got a takedown in the first period and led 2-1 going into the third. After getting an escape, he notched a late takedown to put the match on ice. 

113: Jake Carfley the No. 4 seed, got a 5-0 decision in the quarterfinals before earning a 7-5 decision in TB2 over top seed Wyatt Shaffer of Johnsonburg. He rode that momentum to the finals, where he earned a second-period pin over Kane’s Ethan Illerbrun. 

120: Reinsel rolled to his third consecutive District 9 title with first-period pins in every match. His longest bout was in the finals, where he put Port Allegany’s Chase Weimer on his back in 1:24. 

126: Port Allegany Braedon Johnson also won his third consecutive D-9 crown. Johnson got first-period pins in both the quarter and semifinals before earning a fall over Brockway’2 Mark Palmer in 3:34. 

Port Allegany’s Braedon Johnson. Photo by Rich Rhoades.

132: Redbank Valley’s Trenten Rupp rolled through the bracket getting second and first period falls in the quarter and semifinals before earning a 10-1 major decision over Ryder Kuklinskie of Curwensville in the finals. It’s Rupp’s second D9 title. 

138: Top seed Nolan Shaffer of Johnsonburg held true to form, winning a title after finishing second in each of the last two seasons. He needed less than two minutes combined to earn pins in the quarter and semifinals before earning a 9-3 decision over Kane’s Harley Morris in the finals. 

145: The top two seeds, Johnsonburg’s Dalton Stahli and Port Allegany’s Isaiah Caden rolled into the finals. Stahli led 6-4 in the third period when Caden scored a reversal and pinned the Ram at the 5:10 mark. 

152: No. 3 seed Taro Tanaka, with a pin and a 2-0 decision, battled his way into the finals, where he met top seed Kaden Dennis of Johnsonburg. Tied 1-1 in the third period. Tanaka scored a takedown with 27 seconds left to win the district crown. 

160: Johnsonburg’s Cole Casilio and Brookville’s Wyat Griffin, the top two seeds, rolled into the finals. Casilio won the title after Griffin bowed out with an injury. Klepfer confirmed that Griffin will be good to go for regionals. It’s the second D9 title for Casilio. 

172: Brockway’s Noah Bash and Brookville’s Jackson Zimmerman both got semifinal pins to punch their ticket to the final. Zimmerman jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first after a takedown and two near fall points, but Bash battled back. Trailing 4-1 going into the third, he got a reversal and two near-fall points at the 1:44 mark of the third and held off Zimmerman to win. 

189: Unbeaten Sheffield senior Ethan Finch rolled to another District 9 title. Finch scored a 38-second pin in the quarterfinals and won by fall in 2:23 in the semis. In the finals, he faced off with Redbank Valley’s Hudson Martz, pinning him in 1:30. 

215: The top two seeds, Redbank Valley’s Aiden Gardner and Brookville’s Bryce Rafferty held serve with second-period pins in the semifinals. Raferty earned takedowns in each period in the final, as well as a pair of escapes to earn an 8-4 victory. 

285: Brookville’s Nathan Taylor pinned his way to his second straight D9 title. Both his quarter and semifinals bouts ended in the first period. In the finals, he squared off with Port Allegany’s Justin Young, earning the fall at the 2:55 mark. 

Brookville’s Nathan Taylor. Photo by Rich Rhoades.

Team

1 Brookville 174; 2. Port Allegany 154; 3. Redbank Valley 140.5; 4. Johnsonburg 107; 5. Brockway 98.5; 6. Curwensville 95.5; 7. Kane 69; 8. Sheffield 60; 9. Clarion 29; 10. Ridgway 25; 11. Cranberry 24; 12. Coudersport 12; 13. Cameron County 4

Class AA

Championship Finals

106: Weston Pisarchick (Brockway) dec. Cayden Walker (Brookville), 5-1

113: Jake Carfley (Curwensville) pinned Ethan Illerbrun (Kane), 2:54

120: Owen Reinsel (Brookville) pinned Chase Weimer (Port Allegany), 1:24

126: Braedon Johnson (Port Allegany) pinned Mark Palmer (Brockway), 3:34

132: Trenten Rupp (Redbank Valley) major decision Ryder Kuklinskie (Curwensville), 10-1

138: Nolan Shaffer (Johnsonburg) dec. Harley Morris (Kane), 9-3

145: Isaiah Caden (Port Allegany) pinned Dalton Stahli (Johnsonburg), 5:10

152: Taro Tanaka (Port Allegany) dec. Kaden Dennis (Johnsonburg), 3-1

160: Cole Casilio (Johnsonburg) over Wyatt Griffin (Brookville)

172: Noah Bash (Brockway) dec. Jackson Zimmerman (Brookville), 5-4

189: Ethan Finch (Sheffield) pinned Hudson Martz (Redbank Valley), 1:30

215: Bryce Rafferty (Brookville) dec. Aiden Gardner (Redbank Valley), 8-4

285: Nathan Taylor (Brookville) pinned Justin Young (Port Allegany), 2:55

Third Place

106: Dan Evans (Redbank Valley) pinned Chase Kyler (Sheffield), :55

113: Cole Bish (Redbank Valley) dec. Jared Popson (Brookville), 7-0

120: Ridge Cook (Redbank Valley) pinned Alec Bechakas (Kane), 3:56

126: Nik Fegert (Curwensville) major decision Anthony Maiure (Cranberry), 13-4

132: Rayce Milliard (Johnsonburg) dec. Brecken Cieleski (Brookville), 7-2

138: Scott Fuller (Port Allegany) pinned Dylan Bash (Brockway) 

145: Logan Augehnbaugh (Curwensville) pinned Dalton Bish (Redbank Valley), 4:44

152: Luke Ely (Kane) dec. Coyha Brown (Brookville), 4-0

160: Landon Mead (Sheffield) dec. Jack Smith (Brockway), 4-3

172: Cutter Boggess (Clarion) pinned Isaak Baumgarner (Port Allegany), 4:46

189: Seth Stewart (Brockway) pinned Jake McCracken (Curwnesville), 1:57

215: Derek Kallenborn (Port Allegany) pinned Duane Brady (Curwensville), 1:11

285: Kobe Bonanno (Redbank Valley) pinned Jake Kunselman (Ridgway), 2:25

Semifinals

106: Cayden Walter (Brookville) pinned Dan Evans (Redbank Valley) :28; Weston Pischarick (Brockway) tech fall Chase Kyler (Sheffield), 16-0, 1:43

113: Jake Carfley (Curwensville) dec. Wyatt Shaffer (Johnsonburg), 7-5, TB2; Ethan Illerbrun (Kane) pinned Collin Brown (Sheffield) :17

120: Owen Reinsel (Brookville) pinned Cole Norlin (Johnsonburg), :48; Chase Weimer (Port Allegany) pinned Ridge Cook (Redbank Valley) 2:55

126: Braedon Johnson (Port Allegany) pinned Isaak Johnson (Kane) :30; Mark Palmer (Brockway) major decision Nik Fegert (Curwnesville), 11-3

132: Trenten Rupp (Redbank Valley) pinned Garrett Park (Brockway) :57; Ryder Kuklinskie (Curwensville) dec. Brecken Cieleski (Brookville), 3-2

138: Nolan Shaffer (Johnsonburg) pinned Dylan Bash (Brockway), :45; Harley Morris (Kane) dec. Josh Popson (Brookville), 4-0

145: Dalton Stahli (Johnsonburg) major decision Reece Bechakas (Kane) 11-3; Isaiah Caden (Port Allegany) major decision Dalton Bish (Redbank Valley), 11-0

152: Kaden Dennis (Johnsonburg) major decision Coyha Brown (Brookville) 14-6; Taro Tanaka (Port Allegany) dec. Luke Ely (Kane), 2-0

160: Cole Casilio (Johnsonburg) major decision Jack Smith (Brockway), 9-1; Wyatt Griffin (Brookville) pinned Landon Mead (Sheffield), 5:25

172: Noah Bash (Brockway) pinned Isaak Baumgarner (Port Allegany) 3:34; Jackson Zimerman (Brookville) pinned Cutter Boggess (Clarion), 1:44

189: Ethan Finch (Sheffield) pinned Seth Stewart (Brockway), 2:23; Hudson Martz (Redbank Valley) pinned Jake McCracken (Curwensville), :57

215: Aiden Gardner (Redbank Valley) pinned Gavin Ayers (Coudersport), 3:45; Bryce Rafferty (Brookville) pinned Derek Kallenborn (Port Allegany), 2:56

285: Nathan Taylor (Brookville) pinned Jake Kunselman (Ridgway), 1:38; Justin Young (Port Allegany) dec. Kobe Bonanno (Redbank Valley), 1-0

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