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PAWF AT NWCA ALL STAR MATCH

We will be sharing a table with the PA Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling at the NWCA All Star Classic this Saturday November 1 starting at 7 PM at the Penn Palestra located at  235 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tickets are still available for the event click on link below :

http://www.nwcaonline.com/nwcawebsite/Events/nwcaallstarclassic.aspx

Announced Matchups (Rankings by TheOpenMat.com)
125: #3 Alan Waters, Sr. (Missouri) vs. #4 Joey Dance, So. (Virginia Tech)
133: #1 A.J. Schopp, Sr. (Edinboro) vs. #2 Mason Beckman, Jr. (Lehigh)
141: #1 Logan Stieber, Sr. (Ohio State) vs. #2 Mitchell Port, Sr. (Edinboro)
149: #1 Jason Tsirtsis, So. (Northwestern) vs. #2 Josh Kindig, Sr. (Oklahoma State)
157: #2 James Green, Sr. (Nebraska) vs. #3 Ian Miller, Jr. (Kent State)
165: #1 Alex Dieringer, Jr. (Oklahoma State) vs. #2 Nick Sulzer, Sr. (Virginia)
174: #2 Robert Kokesh, Sr. (Nebraska) vs. #1-NAIA Brock Gutches, Sr. (Southern Oregon)
184: #1 Gabe Dean, So. (Cornell) vs. #2 Jack Dechow, So. (Old Dominion)
197: #1 J’Den Cox, So. (Missouri) vs. #2 Scott Schiller, Sr. (Minnesota)
285: #1 Nick Gwiazdowski, Jr. (N.C. State) vs. #2 Mike McMullan, Sr. (Northwestern)
 
Showcase Matchups
Women’s FS 55kg: World #3 Helen Maroulis (United States) vs. World #4 Jillian Gallays (Canada)
133: #1-Division III Alex Gomez, Sr. (Ithaca) vs. #17 Kevin Devoy, So. (Drexel)
141: #1-NCWA Ryan Diehl, So. (Liberty) vs. Jordan Laster, So. (Princeton)
149: #3 Devin Carter, Sr. (Virginia Tech) vs. #20 C.J. Cobb, Sr. (Penn)
184: #3 Lorenzo Thomas, Sr. (Penn) vs. Clint Morrison, Sr. (Rider)

PAWF AT PWCA CONVENTION

The PAWF will be one of the vendors at the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Convention promoting our group. The convention  is beiing held this weekend Friday 10/10 and Saturday 10/11 at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, PA.  This a great event that bring a lot of the PA coaches together and features Great Clinicians. This Year John Smith will be the Special Guest Clinician along with Jake Varner (Olympic Gold Medalist), Quentin Wright (2x NCAA Champion), Tim Flynn (Head Coach at Edinboro), Rob Koll (Head Coach at Cornell), Scott Moore (Head Coach at Lock Haven U) and Jordan Oliver (2x NCAA National Champion).  Also there will be presentations by Jon Kolb and, Tanner Kolb (Wellness and Strenght Condiioning), Scott Devoren(Athetic Trainer), The Zanetti Brothers (Wrestling Mindset) and Doc Hosage (Rules Interpreter for PIAA).

SPENCER LEE WINS

CADET WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP

AND JORDON WOOD TAKES 2ND

Spencer dominated the world field en route to the Cadet World Championship at 50 KG/110 lbs. with a (11-0) tech-fall in the finals over Afgan Khashalov of Azerbaijan in the finals. Overall Spencer racked up a (43-0) point ratio in an outstanding performance on the World's biggest stage.

Jordon Wood  (100 KG) takes second after a 6-1 loss to Georgia’s Matcharashvili Givi prevented Wood, a two-time runner-up in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class AAA’s 220-pound division , from scoring world-class gold. He had controlled his previous Cadet Worlds bouts, going 4-0 over Moldova’s Dmitri Ceacusta, 7-0 over Egypt’s Abdelmoteb Abdalla Hatem and 5-1 over Mongolia’s Byamba Batbileg.

Gavin Teasdale (42 KG) finished in 4th place dropping a 8-5 decision to Giorgi Khachidze (Georgia) 

                                                                                                                                                                

FARGO WRAP UP

Cadet National Champion Jarod Verkleeren with his coaches Jody and John Strittmatter

Cadet National Champion Jarod Verkleeren with his coaches Jody and John Strittmatter

Junior Freestyle Team finished in a 3 way tie for second place in the team scoring. New Jersey was first with 58 points followed by PA, Oklahoma and Minnesota with 53. We had 12 All-Americans led by Brock Zacherl (138) and Vincenzo Joseph (145) both National Runner-Up.  Dom Forys (126), AC Headlee (132) , Josh Maruca (145) and Josh Shields (152) were all 3rd. Mike Kememer (145) was 5th and Jonathan Gabriel (126), Chris Weiler (160) and David Showunmi (195) were 6th and Patrick Duggan (145) and Mike Rogers (285) were 8th. Mike Rogers was also a Double All American.

Cadets Freestyle also finished in 2nd place behind Illinois and crowed 13 All American led by National Champion Jarod Verkleeren (145). Max Murin was a National Runner-Up at 100. Matt Parker (100) and Eric Hong (132) 3rd, Jared Siegrist (170), John Jakobsen (182) and Cole Nye (220) were 4th. Zane Black (195) and Anthony Piscopo (220) were 5th. Jonathan Ross (145) 6th, Jake Woodley (152) and Francis Duggan 7th and Jaret Lane was 8th.  Eric Hong and Anthony Piscopo were Double All Americans.

Womens Cadet Freestyle  was led by Mariah Harris who was the National Runner Up at 154 pounds. PA took 7 Cadet Wrestlers to Fargo and had 3 All-Americans. Kyleigh D'Agostino (108) 5th and Hailey Malischewski (124) 6th.

Junior Womens Freestyle we had 2 All Americans Francesca Giorgio (139) 4th & Kaitlin Fitzpatrick (112) 8th.

Cadet Greco we had 5 All Americans led by Eric Hong (132) 3rd, Jakob Campbell (100) 5th, Anthony Piscopo (220) 7th, Jaret Lane (88) and Hakim Coles (182) both 8th.

Junior Greco we had 4 All Americans with Terrell Fields (195) and Mike Rogers (220) both 3rd. Hayden Hidlay (145) 5th and Cole Walters (152) 7th.

PA was also honored to have two of it's board members honored at Fargo. Sam Julian was named the 2014 USA Wrestling Official of the Year and Joe Stabilito was the 2014 Kid/Cadet Person of the Year.

Special Thank You to all our coaches Brad Dillion, Sonny Abe, Frank Beasley, Jeff Breese Jr., Tyke Conover, Nick Deloia, Bob Gano, Scott Green, Gary Keener, Joe Stabilito Jr., Jody and John Strittmatter and our Greco coaches Drew D'Agostino, Sean Lees, Vern Zellner. Womens Coaches Jen Chu and Samantha Klingel.  Our support staff lead by Rollie Stillings who directed a very good team of floor support Toni Black, Meredith and Tim Rogers and Amy Stabilito without there support we could not get our wrestlers to the mat on time. Our super trainer Chris Albright and our media team Kim and Paul Weiler. Again Thanks to all you make our team a success.

                                                                                                                                                      

USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals coming to York, PA

YORK -- York will soon be home to USA Wrestling's Cadet National Duals, the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced. The event features approximately 1,000 elite youth wrestlers and will be held in York for three years, beginning in the summer of 2015. The tournament, for 15-and-16-year olds, feeds wrestlers to USA Wrestling's annual Cadet National Championships. Former Penn State wrestler Quentin Wright attended the announcement on Wednesday. The Cadet National Duals features top state-level teams of wrestlers from across the country competing in the two Olympic styles: Greco-Roman and freestyle. The Pennsylvania Amateur Wrestling Federation will be the host organization for the event, which will take place in the York Expo Center's Utz Arena in 2015 and in the Expo Center's Memorial Hall in 2016 and 2017. "Pennsylvania and its neighbors are dominant states in amateur wrestling, so bringing the Cadet National Duals to this region for the first time expands the opportunity for top Cadet wrestlers to compete in this elite showcase," said Van Plocus, State Chairman of the Pennsylvania Amateur Wrestling Federation, in a statement. The York County CVB estimates the event will generate more than $5.5 million for the local economy.