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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

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 lead 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 lead 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 and Kaitlin Fitzpatrick (112) 8th.

Cadet Greco we had 5 All Americans lead 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 Outstanding Official and Joe Stabilito was the 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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