2016 JUNIOR DIVISION NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
PA Juniors capture National Title there first since 2009. Team PA had 12 All Americans and leading the way was National Champion Gavin Teasdale (120) and National Runner Up Jarod Verkleeren (145). Also getting All-American Honors were Jaret Lane (106) 4th, Mike Madara (113) 5th, Dan Moran (126) 7th, Jakob Campbell (126) 8th, Max Murin (132) 3rd, Eric Hong (160) 3rd, Trent Hidlay (160) 7th, Austin Bell (170) 7th, Jakob Woodley (182) 8th, Miles Lee (195) 6th, Francis Duggan (220) 3rd and Anthony Piscopio (220) 4th. PA had Double All Americans Jaret Lane (106), Eric Hong (160), Miles Lee (195) and Anthony Piscopio (220)
Team Leader Joe Stabilito Sr. was named USA Wrestling Junior Man of the Year.
The Cadet Freestyle team finished on Friday evening with 3 PA wrestlers picking up 2x All American status Sam Sasso, Jake Hendricks and Josh Stillings accomplished that feat. We also had a total had 6 All-American's. Sam Sasso (138) was a National Runner Up and wrestled the last match with an injured hand. Cole Matthews (138) 5th, Justin McCoy (145) 5th, Jake Hendricks (160) 3rd, Josh Stillings (160) 4th and Gavin Hoffman (220) National Runner Up.
The PA Team finished in 8th place in the first time they have entered the event.
Round 1 Georgia 38 Team PA 19
Consolation Round 2 Team PA 25 Colorado 22
Consolation Round 3 WA/ID/AK Draw Team 27 Team PA 25
7th Place Match FL/PR Draw Team 38 Team PA 11
Leading the way for Team PA was Caitlyn Walker and Kayla Kehr both going 3-1.
PA had 6 All American's Jaret Lane (106) National Champion), Eric Hong (160) 6th, Miles Lee (195) 3rd, Anthony Piscopo (220) 5th and Tom Killoran (285) 5th.
The Cadet Greco team finished in a tie for Second Place with Michigan.
The PA Team crowned 9 All Americans led by National Runner Up's Carter Tuttle (126) and Jake Hendricks (160), Joe Klock (113) 8th, Carnell Andrews (132) 3rd, Sam Sasso (138) 3rd, Carter Starocci (152) 8th, Josh Stillings (160), Ben Root (170) 4th and Julian Gorring (182) 3rd.
Girls Cadet Freestyle
Caitlyn Walker won the National Championship at 88 pounds, And we had 3 other All-American's Kayla Kehr (95) 3rd, Amanda Walker (108) 4th and Jillian Bruno (143) was 6th. The PA Team finished in a 4th place tie with Texas not bad for a team of 7 Wrestlers.
JUNIOR PERSON OF THE YEAR
National Runner Up 138
3rd at 160
National Runner Up 112
Miles Lee 195 3rd
Carter Tuttle National Runner Up 126
CARNELL ANDREWS 3RD
JOSH STILLINGS 3RD
KAYLA KEHR 3RD
CADET GRECO TEAM
NATIONAL CHAMPION 120
National Runner Up 145
5th at 145
4th at 160
JARET LANE GRECO NATIONAL CHAMPION 106
Anthony Piscopo 220 5th
National Runner Up Jake Hendricks 160
SAM SASSO 3RD
BEN ROOT 4TH
THE WALKERS AMANDA 4th AND CAITLYN 1st
JUNIOR GRECO TEAM
CADET AND JUNIOR FREESTYLE TEAM
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ASICS KIDS FREESTYLE & GRECO ROMAN NATIONALS
Team PA Freestyle Team picked up 23 additional All Americans to total 48. Leading the way were Double National Champion Niko Katsuyoshi (Schoolboy 112) and National Champion Jorden Williams (Intermediate 55) and National Runner Up Jared Keslar (Novice 100). Getting Double All American honors were Will Deter, Jorden Williams, Travis Clawson, Gauge Botero, Brock Weiss, Cian Lasker, Suds Dubler, Jared Keslar, Noah Rice, Alejandro Herrera-Rondon, William Betancourt, Matthew Lackman, Niko Katsuyoshi, Bryce Gonzalez, Mason Lewis, Trenton Tidball and Isaiah Auman.
Team PA had 25 All Americans in Greco led by National Champion Niko Katsuyoshi (Schoolboy 112) and National Champion Jorden Williams (Intermediate 55) and Kamdyn Williams (Novice 65). Tomorrow will be Freestyle starting at 9:00 AM.
JAKE HENDRICKS 76kg and MICHAEL BEARD 86 kg both wing GOLD Medals to lead Team USA at the Cadet Pan-American team title in Freestyle. PA and PAWF is proud of their wrestlers that represented us at the PAN American games.
Women's Freestyle Caitlyn Walker (Upper Moreland/Mohawk) 38kg wins Silver Medal and in Greco Jake Hendricks (Wyoming Seminary) 76kg wins Silver and Michael Beard (Malvern Prep) 86kg wins a Bronze Medal. Today is the final day of competition and will feature Men's Freestyle.
Jake Hendricks Gold Medal
PAN AM GRECO CHAMPIONS
Caitlyn Walker Silver Medal
PAN AM FREESTYLE CHAMPIONS
Michael Beard Gold Medal
PAN AM FREESTYLE CHAMPIONS
Team PA 5th Place Freestyle
Team PA finishes in 5th place in Freestyle leading the way for Team PA were the following Matt Rodriquez (100) 6-2, Jaret Lane (106) 7-1, Sam Sasso (145) 6-2, Trent Hidlay (160) 7-1, Eric Hong (170) 6-2, Zane Black (220) 5-2 and Brendan Furman (285) 6-2.
Quarter-Finals - Team PA 67 Georgia Blue 1
Semi-Finals - Team PA 44 Missouri 24
Finals - Illinois 45 Team PA 25
True Second Match - Team PA 49 Florida 17
Round 1 - Minnesota 44 Team 24
Round 2 - Ohio 52 Team PA 10
Round 3 - Team PA 51 Michigan Blue 18
Round 4 - 5th/6th Place Match Team PA 35 Iowa Red 32
Team PA had a few wrestlers that finished Greco undefeated and they were as follows: Jaret Lane (106) 8-0, Trent Hidlay (160) 7-0, Eric Hong (170) 7-0 and Zane Black (220) 8-0. Sam Sasso (145) was 6-1. Tomorrow starts Freestyle and Team PA is looking for a better finish. Check back for updates.
Quarter - Finals - Team PA 49 Kansas Red 12
Semi-Finals - Oklahoma Red 38 Team PA 30
Consolation Semi-Finals - Nebraska 39 Team PA 30
5th Place Match - Team PA 37 Kansas Red 24
Round 1 - Team PA 44 North Carolina 22
Round 2 - Team PA 46 North Dakota Red 19
Round 3 - Team PA 36 Colorado 31
Round 4 - 1/2 Place Match Texas Blue 34 Team PA 31
Cadet Duals Team at Camp
PA wrestlers that made the all Tournament Team. In Greco Beau Bartlett (126/132) 6-0, Ben Root (170) 7-0 and Julian Gorring (182) 7-0. In Freestyle Chris Kim (88) 7-0, Josh Stillings (160) 5-0, Gavin Hoffman (220) 7-0 and Mike Slivinski (220/285) 5-0.
PA Blue finishes as National Runner-up in both Greco and Freestyle.
See Results below:
PA RED 3RD PLACE IN FREESTYLE
PA Schoolboy Wrestlers on all Tournament Team
Greco Team: Kurtis Phipps (91) 7-0, Will Betancourt (105) 5-0
Freestyle Team: Ryan Crookham (91) 8-0, Jagger Condomitti (112) 8-0, Justin Cramer (175) 7-0 and Colby Whitehill (210) 7-0.
Luke Lucerne (105) was 4-0 at Greco but did not have enough match to qualify for the team.
See Results attached below
Spencer Lee and Jordan Wood Make Freestyle Junior World Team
Two Pennsylvania wrestlers qualified for the 2016 United States Freestyle Junior World Team on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Both Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional / Iowa) and Jordan Wood (Boyertown Area / Lehigh) each wrestled their way to a spot on the Junior World Team on the first day of competition. Photos of Lee and Wood by Bill Rudick for PA Power Wrestling.
2015 Junior World Champion Spencer Lee will be returning to the World Championship at 50 KG where last year he dominated the World’s best wrestlers en route to a World Championship. Lee, who recently joined Titan Mercury WC, only had to get through one wrestler to claim the spot at 50 KG/110 lbs. In the best-of-three finals “The Kid” had no trouble with Colorado’s Mosha Schwartz defeating him by tech-fall (10-0) in two straight matches.
Spencer will be in the hunt for his second straight, and third overall, World Championship Title in his young career. The Franklin Regional junior, who recently committed to compete for the Iowa Hawkeys in college, will travel to Macon, France in late August 2016 in a special event for Spencer. For a long time Spencer has been looking forward to this Tournament as his mother, Cathy Lee, is a native of France.
Boyertown Area senior Jordan Wood made a triumphant return to the mat after suffering a season ending shoulder injury back in March 2016. The 2015 PIAA State Champion competed at 120 KG/264 lbs. and had to get through the challenge tournament first before competing in the best-of-three finals with USAW Junior National Champion Rylee Streifel (Minnesota Storm). Jordan had to get past two fellow Pennsylvania Wrestlers along the way defeating Joey Goodhart (Drexel / Hempfield) in the semifinals (9-2) and then in the challenge tournament finals he downed Jake Gunning (Buffalo / Liberty) in a close (5-4) bout. The win over Gunning placed Wood in the finals against Streifel, a Minnesota Gopher freshman, who earned an automatic bid into the best-of-three finals after he won the Junior Nationals in Las Vegas last month. In the first match Wood picked up a (5-0) win and secured his spot on the World Team with a tech-fall (11-0) in match number two.
Like Spencer Lee, Jordan is no stranger to International competition as the high school senior and Lehigh recruit was a 2014 Cadet World Silver Medalist.
On Sunday several additional Pennsylvania wrestlers will be competing for a spot on the Junior World Team. Below is a look at PA’s results from Saturday and a list of Sunday competitors. Visit TrackWrestling for full information.
To our PAWF Wrestlers and Families THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON. Results from 2016 Championship have been posted. Good Luck to those wrestlers moving on to our National Duals Teams and National Championships.
PAWF was the host for the Northeast Regionals and it was a record breaking tournament again this year. There were a total of 1801 wrestlers with 1169 in Freestyle and 632 in Greco. PA also advanced 159 Freestyle (36 Champions) and 132 Greco (40 Champions) to National Championships.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU Toni Black and her Concession team, Lisa Doggett and her Hospitality team, the Registration team and Rollie Stillings for her booming voice doing the announcing. The PAWF Family put on another great show.
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Attention all mat officials & pairing officials! Pennsylvania is requiring us to pass a child abuse background b4 we can renew our USWOA licenses.You MUST provide verification of this b4 TC Logic will approve your USWOA license.
USA Wrestling is excited to announce that we are adding an online bronze certification course to supplement the in-person classes.
Some of our coach members might have difficulty driving long distances to a bronze class or the dates/times may not fit into their schedule so we’ve launched this online course to help meet their needs.
The online course can be taken by starting your coaches off at this link:
Online cost is $80.