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Five D9 Wrestlers Claim Titles at D4/9 Class 3A Championships

DuBois' Chandler Ho. File photo by Rich Rhoades.

HYDE, Pa. – Five District 9 wrestlers – DuBois’ Davey Aughenbaugh and Chandler Ho, St. Marys’ Nick Crisp and Walker Wehler and Clearfield’s Mark McGonigal captured titles at the District 4/9 Class 3A championships on Saturday at Clearfield. High School. 

A total of 13 wrestlers from District 9 will be moving on to next weekend’s Northwest Regional at Altoona, with the top two wrestlers in each weight class advancing. A true second place was determined. 

Williamsport (177) topped second-place Clearfield (152) for the team title. 

Aughenbaugh, a freshman, received a bye into the finals, where he earned a 7-2 decision over Williamsport’s Devin Harris at 120. 

Ho, a senior who earlier this season eclipsed 100 career wins, captured bookend titles to add to the one he got as a freshman. This time around at 138, he got a 15-0 tech fall in the semifinals before and got another tech fall, 18-3 in the title match against Luke Freeland of Clearfield. 

At 172, Crisp will make his third trip to regionals, this one coming with a district title. He earned a 6-3 decision over Shikellamy’s Gage Wolfe in the semifinals and followed that up with a 12-3 major decision against Clearfield’s Carter Chamberlain for first. 

A sophomore, Wehler notched a quarterfinal pin, followed by an 11-4 decision over Steven Miller of Selinsgrove in the semifinals. In the first place bout, he got a reversal three near-fall points in the third period to beat Cearfield’s Hayden Kovalick. 

McGonigal, a 2-time state qualifier, earned his second district title, this one at 215. He got a first-period pin of St. Marys’ Jeremy Garthwaite in the semifinals and followed that up with an 8-0 major decision over Selinsgrove’s Ryan Aument in the finals. 

Results are listed below. 

Team

1 Williamsport 177.5; 2. Clearfield 152; 3. Selinsgrove 149; 4. DuBois 87; 5. Shikellamy 74; 6. St. Marys 69.5; 7. Punxsutawney 32.5; 8. Bradford 25 

Finals

106: Carl Nasdeo (Williamsport) tech fall Evan Davis (Clearfield), 15-0, 3:35

113: Luke Seagraves (Williamsport) pinned Ryan Gavason (Selinsgrove), 1:35

120: Davey Aughenbaugh (DuBois) dec. Devin Harris (Williamsport), 7-2

126: Carter Weaver (Williamsport) major decision Brendan Orr (DuBois), 13-1

132: Braden Bower (Williamsport) dec. Aiden Gaugler (Selinsgrove), 9-2

138: Chandler Ho (DuBois) tech fall Luke Freeland (Clearfield), 18-3, 5:24

145: Riley Bower (Williamsport) injury default Karson Kline (Clearfield)

152: Roman Monroe (Williamsport) pinned Brady Smith (Punxsutawney) 3:42

160: Coy Bastian (Selinsgrove) major decision Ryan Gildersleeve (DuBois), 15-5

172: Nick Crisp (St. Marys) major decision Carter Chamberlain (Clearfield), 12-3

189: Waylon Wehler (St. Marys) dec. Hayden Kovalick (Clearfield), 7-6

215: Mark McGonigal (Clearfield) major decision Ryan Aument (Selinsgrove), 8-0

285: Nate Schon (Selinsgrove) pinned Oliver Billotte (Clearfield), 3:34

True Second Place

106: Evan Davis (Clearfield) pinned Alex Reed (Shikellamy), 25

113: Ryan Gavason (Selinsgrove) dec. Devan Poe (Bradford), 11-5

132: Aiden Gaugler (Selinsgrove) dec. Brett Thompson (Bradford), 3-0

145: Karson Kline (Clearfield) dec. Garrett Paradis (Selinsgrove) 3-0

172: Carter Chamberlain (Clearfield) pinned Gage Wolfe (Shikellamy), 2:31

189: Steven Miller (Selinsgrove) pinned Hayden Kovalick (Clearfield), 3:54

215: Ryan Aument (Selinsgrove) dec. Zach Gallagher (DuBois)

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