SHARON, Pa. – Reynolds continued its postseason dominance Saturday as six of the seven Raiders who participated in the AA Northwest Regional Tournament advanced to next week’s West Super Regional.
Gary Steen (120) and Kaden Berger (145) won region titles while Chase Bell (113), Kane Kettering (132) and Jalen Wagner (160) finished second and Rocco John-Daniello (285) took third. Reynolds’ Cole Toy (189) was forced to bow out due to injury. Reynolds also took home the team title with 102.5 points
Fort LeBoeuf had only one region champion, Jack Rimpa at 152 pounds, but had four wrestlers-Jacob Bennett (113), Jojo Przybycien (120), Timmy Church (172) and Danny Church (189)-finish third to help the Bison to a third place team finish with 70 points.
Hickory and Commodore Perry will each advance four wrestlers to the West Super Region at Indiana University of Pennsylvania next Saturday. The Hornets will be represented by Louie Gill (2nd, 106), Justin O’Neil (1st, 113), Carter Gill (2nd, 145) and Connor Saylor (3rd, 126), while the Panthers have Gage Musser (1st, 172), Zane Grinnell (3rd, 132), Ashten Armagost (3rd, 138) and Clayton Smith (3rd, 160) moving on.
Johnsonburg was the only other team with multiple region champs, Nolan Shaffer (138) and Cole Casilio (160).
Saegertown (Hunter Robison, 106), Greenville (Chase McLaughlin, 126), Harbor Creek (Connor Pierce, 132), Sheffield (Ethan Finch, 189), Corry (Hayden Linkerhof, 215) and Brookville (Nathan Taylor, 285) had one champion each.
Conneaut (Collin Hearn, Hunter Gould and Trevor Tursky) Saegertown will send three (Robison, Jaden Reagle and Landon Caldwell) on to Super Regionals.
Brookville (Taylor and Owen Reinsel) and Greenville (McLaughlin and Cole Karpinski) advanced two each.
All but two of the championship matches were decided by decision. Steen picked up a 9-0 major over Reinsel and Rimpa pinned Kane’s Luke Ely.
The West Super Regional is a new step in the postseason this year as part of the PIAA’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The top four in each weight class will advance to the PIAA State Tournament in Hershey March 12.
106 – Hunter Robison (Saegertown) dec. Louie Gill (Hickory), 5-2
113 – Justin O’Neil (Hickory) dec. Chase Bell (Reynolds), 3-1
120 – Gary Steen (Reynolds) major dec. Owen Reinsel (Brookville) 9-0
126 – Chase McLaughlin (Greenville) dec. Braedon Johnson (Port Allegany), 1-0
132 – Connor Piercer (Harbor Creek) dec. Kane Kettering (Reynolds), 7-2
138 – Nolan Shaffer (Johnsonburg) dec. Carson Filer (Mercer), 4-0
145 – Kaden Berger (Reynolds) dec. Carter Gill (Hickory), 3-0
152 – Jack Rimpa (Fort LeBoeuf) pinned Luke Ely (Kane), 1:07
160 – Cole Casilio (Johnsonburg) dec. Jalen Wagner (Reynolds), 4-2
172 – Gage Musser (Commodore Perry) dec. Landon Caldwell (Saegertown), 5-3
189 – Ethan Finch (Sheffield) dec. Cole Karpinski (Greenville), 2-0
215 – Hayden Linkerhof (Corry) dec. Cael Black (Eisenhower), 4-2
285 – Nathan Taylor (Brookville) dec. Jordan Schell (Girard), 1-0
106 – Hunter Gould (Conneaut) dec. Cayden Walter (Brookville), 6-3
113 – Jacob Bennett (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Cole Bish (Redbank Valley), 6-2
120 – Jojo Przybycien (Fort LeBoeuf) major dec. Ridge Cook (Redbank Valley), 9-1
126 – Connor Saylor (Hickory) pinned Mark Palmer (Brockway), 3:57
132 – Zane Grinnell (Commodore Perry) dec. Cody Miller (Hickory), 2-0
138 – Ashten Armagost (Commodore Perry) dec. Easton Hedman (Eisenhower), 4-2
145 – Jaden Reagle (Saegertown) dec. Conner McChesney (Fort LeBoeuf), 8-2
152 – Collin Hearn (Conneaut) dec. Taro Tanaka (Port Allegany), 5-2
160 – Clayton Smith (Commodore Perry) dec. Wyatt Griffin (Brookville), 5-4
172 – Timmy Church (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Noah Bash (Brockway), 3-1
189 – Danny Church (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Seth Stewart (Brockway), 3-1
215 – Trevor Tursky (Conneaut) dec. Aiden Gardner (Kane), 5-2
285 – Rocco John-Daniello (Reynolds) dec. Kobe Bonanno (Redbank Valley), 3-2