Six Golden Tide Matmen Place in Top Four at Mountaineer Tourney

PHILIPSBURG — Most Curwensville wrestlers equaled or better their seeds and six placed in the top four of their weight classes at the season-opening JJ Powell Mountaineer Tournament in the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School Saturday.

“We came away with a second, three thirds and two fourths, and that is better than how we fared last year,” Golden Tide coach Duane Wriglesworth said. “I was pleased with the hard work. We had some kids that wrestled really well.”

He added that the only downside was not getting a champion in the eight-team tourney.

Junior  Tyler Mays, one of the Golden Tide’s quartet of No. 3 seeds based on last season’s records, fell just short of the title at 120 pounds, losing 3-1 on a late takedown by Central Dauphin East’s Tanner Trephan.

Mays shut out Somerset’s Damian Jano 6-0 in his only other bout.

Curwensville’s third-place consolation winners were Sam Bressler at 113, Zach Tibbens at 160 and Nate Wriglesworth at 170.

Bressler and Tibbens matched 3-1 records to top the Golden Tide, while Wriglesworth was right behind at 2-1.

Trey McKenzie, 2-2 at 145, and A.J. Bloom, 1-2 at  220, finished fourth.

Jake Lancaster (132) and Brandon Sass (138) also recorded wins.

Curwensville wound up sixth with 113.5 points.

Future dual meet foe Philipsburg-Osceola had three champions and placed second behind Central Dauphin East.

Moshannon Valley, another team on the schedule, was seventh.

The Golden Tide is booked for only two matches this month, Tuesday at West Branch and Thursday at home against Brockway.

Team Scores and Key – 1. Central Dauphin East (CDE), 189.5 points; 2. Philipsburg-Osceola (P-O), 153; 3. Altoona (A), 143; 4. Somerset (S), 137; 5. New Oxford (NO), 124; 6. Curwensville (Cur), 113.5; 7. Moshannon Valley (MV), 109; 8. James Buchanan (JB), 80.5.

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106 – Curtis Thompson, P-O, pinned Anthony Radic, CDE, :18.
113 – Lake Laughman, NO, major dec. Garrett Foster, S, 8-0.
120 – Tanner Trephan, CDE, dec. Tyler Mays, Cur, 3-1.
126 – Brian Evans, P-O, dec. Sheldon Wagner, S, 3-1.
132 – D.J. Hollingshead, A, pinned Austin Tucker, JB, 2:55.
138 – Blake Eglof, JB, pinned Ryan Thomas, MV, 2:37.
145 – Leo Hidalgo, CDE, dec. Mike Laue, S, 5-3.
152 – Casey Glunt, JB, dec Cevon Nguyen, CDE, 4-0 (OT).
160 – Landon Lohr, S, dec. Jay Prentice, P-O, 5-4.
170 – Austin Trephan, CDE, dec. Markief Knode, A, 6-1.
182 – Bub Lumadue, P-O, pinned Charlie Hoffman, NO, 2:24.
195 – Jacob Nicholson, S, dec. James Stodart, MV, 11-8.
220 – Mante Barnes, A, dec. Jake Ludwig, MV, 3-2.
285 – Austin Rosenberry, A, dec. Devin Reed, JB, 3-2.

CONSOLATION FINALS FOR THIRD PLACE

106 – Jeff Bryan, A, pinned Mike Rudsill,  NO, 3:53.
113 – Sam Bressler, Cur, tech fall Nick Krupa, MV, 15-0 (2:20).
120 – Damian Jano, S, pinned Hunter Faith, JB, 1:57.
126 – Dylan Fudalski, MV, pinned Joe Porter, CDE, 1:56.
132 – Bryce Bloom, MV, Cody Cavitch, CDE, 1-0.
138 – Nolan Poust, NO, pinned Jon Fabian, S, 3:14.
145 – Justin Millard, P-O, dec. Trey McKenzie, Cur, 8-3.
152 – Shane Hoff, NO, pinned Daniel Talley, S, 1:20.
160 – Zach Tibbens, Cur, pinned Brandon Mays, CDE, 1:45.
170 – Nate Wriglesworth, Cur, pinned Alex Hunsaker, P-O, 4:07.
182 – Logan Eller, S, dec. Trent Kephart, A, 4-3.
195 – Anthony Mancuso, CDE, pinned Nate Buckrop, A, 3:44.
220 – Nick Gray, P-O, pinned A.J. Bloom, Cur, :32.
285 – Jack Bunnell, MV, dec. R.J. Kephart, P-O, 3-1.

CONSOLATION FINALS FOR FIFTH PLACE

106 – Jake Koptchak, Cur, uncontested.
126 – Zack Schrieber, NO, pinned Ayran Shearer, Cur, 2:59.
132 – Guy Nickman, NO, pinned Jake Lancaster, Cur,  3:35.
138 – Caleb Shively, P-O, pinned Brandon Sass, Cur, 2:31.
152 – Nate Scheinberg, A, pinned Dakota Royer, Cur, :39.

CONSOLATION FINALS FOR SEVENTH PLACE

285 – Seth Connors, Cur, uncontested.

CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS

106 – Bryan, A, pinned Koptchak, Cur, 2:44.
113 – Bressler, Cur, won by injury default Irvin Jones, CDE.
126 – Fudalski, MV, pinned Shearer, Cur, :17.
132 – Bloom, MV, dec. Lancaster, Cur, 4-2.
138 – Poust, NO, pinned Sass, Cur,  2:19.
145 – McKenzie, Cur, dec. Sam Ohler, MV, 6-2.
152 – Hoff, NO, pinned Royer, Cur, :46.
160 – Tibbens, Cur, pinned Eli Myers,  NO,  4:12.
170 – Wriglesworth, Cur, pinned George Bell, NO, 1:37.
220 – Bloom, Cur, pinned Jack Zarkpah, CDE, :32.

CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS

106 – Thompson, P-O, pinned Rudsill, NO, 4:12; Radic, CDE, major dec. Koptchak, Cur, 12-4.
113 – Laughman, NO, pinned Querry, A, 1:40; Foster, S, dec. Bressler, Cur, 7-1.
120 – H. Trephan, CDE, dec. Faith,  JB, 8-5; Mays, Cur, dec. Jano, S, 6-0.
126 – Evans, P-O, pinned Porter, 1:20; Wagner, S, major dec. Fudalski, MV, 11-3.
132 – Hollingshead, A, pinned Nickman, NO, 1:02; Tucker, JB, dec. Lancaster, Cur, 8-7.
138 – Thomas, MV, dec. Fabian, S, 2-1; Egolf, JB, pinned Poust, NO, 2:50.
145 – Laue, S, dec. Millard, P-O, 3-2; Hidalgo, CDE, pinned Ohler, MV, :56.
152 – Glunt, JB, tech fall over Talley, S, 16-1 (2:43); Nguyen, CDE, dec. Hoff, NO, 11-9.
160 – Lohr, S, dec. Tibbens, Cur, 8-3; Prentice, P-O, major dec. Mays, NO, 13-4.
170 – Knode, A, dec. Hunsaker, P-O, 6-1; A. Trephan, CDE, pinned Wriglesworth, Cur, 4:49.
182 – Lumadue, P-O, pinned Kephart,  A, 2:47; Hoffman, NO, pinned Stewart, MV, 3:44.
195 – Stodart, MV, pinned Buckrop, A, :46; Nichelson, S, pinned Mancuso, CDE, 2:53.
220 – Ludwig, MV, pinned Zarkpah, CDE, :49; Barnes, A, dec. Gray, P-O, 3-1.
285 – Reed, JB, pinned Kephart, P-O, 2:33; Rosenberry, A, won by injury default over Fitzkee, CDE.

CONSOLATION ROUND ONE

138 – Sass, Cur, pinned Shiloh Hicks, A, :59.
145 – McKenzie, Cur, pinned Kyler Bender, A, 1:20.
285 – Brock Hartman, NO,  pinned Connors, Cur 1:36.

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS

113 – Bressler, Cur, tech fall over Krupa, MV, 15-0 (1:38).
126 – Porter, CDE, pinned Shearer, Cur, 1:21.
132 – Lancaster, Cur, dec. Cavitch, CDE,  13-6.
138 – Thomas,  MV, major dec. Sass, Cur, 12-1.
145 – Millard, P-O, pinned McKenzie,  Cur, 1:47.
152 – Dan Talley, S, pinned Royer, Cur, 3:33.
160 – Tibbens, Cur,  pinned Phil Dillen, T, 1:43.
220 – Gray, P-O, pinned Bloom, Cur, :33.
285 – Matt Fitzkee, CDE, pinned Connors, Cur, 3:02.

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