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The Tigers won their second title in four years with a victory on Saturday at the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships at Fox Chapel High School.  NA scored 207 points to 197 for second place Shady Side Academy and 183.5 for third place Central Catholic.  Senior Seb Fischer was the lone individual champion taking the title at 189 pounds.  Senior Nick Rodgers at 119 and senior Andy Candiello at 145 both finished in second place to capture silver.  Eight Tiger wrestlers placed in the top eight to pace NA to the title.  Forty-one schools participated in the tournament.

At 189, Fischer took the championship with a 6-1 decision over Jake Hart of Hampton.  At 119, Rodgers dropped an 11-4 match to Geoff Alexander of Shady Side to finish second.  Candiello, last year's champion at 135, lost a tough 3-2 decision to Nick Carr of South Fayette.  Two Tigers captured bronze medals with third place finishes.  At 130, junior Kevin Monper defeated Ken Scott of West Allegheny, 2-0, in overtime.  At 160, sophomore Jared Lux pinned Ron Festa of Highlands at the 1:28 mark in the third-place match.  Sophomore Greg Gaus was defeated by Russell Losteter of South Allegheny, 2-0, to finish in fourth place.

Two additional Tigers placed as the NA depth paid off in a team title.  At 140, senior Dom Leschak took sixth place after losing to Kevin Synan of Hampton, 8-2.  At 152, freshman Alex DeCiantis took seventh place with a 5-1 decision over Sean Tomko of Baldwin.

On Wednesday night, the Tigers will meet rival North Hills with first place in Section 3-B at stake.  Both teams enter the match with 3-0 records in section matches.  The North Allegheny Sports Network will be there to broadcast the match LIVE on the internet beginning with the pre-match show at 6:45 pm.  Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Fox Chapel High School
January 15-16, 2010


2. Shady Side Academy 197
3. Central Catholic 183.5
4. North Hills 162.5
5. Hampton 155
6. Bethel Park 133
7. Fox Chapel 132
8. Plum 131 131
9. West Allegheny 114.5
10. Mt. Lebanon 103

103 - Godwin Nyama, Brashear maj dec. Justin Alexander, Central Catholic, 12-4.
112 - Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St. Clair maj dec. Jake Diana, Elizabeth For, 11-2.
119 - Geoff Alexander, Shady Side Academy dec. NICK RODGERS (NA), 11-4.
125 - Anthony Elias, Shady Side Academy dec. Phil Kail, Bethel Park, 6-1.
130 - Frank Martellotti, Shady Side Acad dec. Tyler Zymroz, Central Cath, 2-1 TB.
135 - Matt Tadich, Shady Side Academy dec. Eric Nutter, Central Catholic, 5-0.
140 - Lorenzo Thomas, Central Catholic major dec. Dom Pietropaolo, Plum, 12-0.
145 - Nick Carr, South Fayette dec. ANDY CANDIELLO (NA), 3-2.
152 - Montana Trombetta, Carlynton dec. Aaron McKinney, W. Allegheny, 2-1 3OT.
160 - Troy Reaghard, West Allegheny dec. Ben Amrhein, North Hills, 3-1 TB.
171 - Ty Wilps, Chartiers Valley dec. Matthew Cunningham, Shady Side Acad, 1-0.
189 - SEB FISCHER (NA) dec. Jake Hart, Hampton, 6-1.
215 - Anthony DiLonardo, Plum dec. Nick Yaroszewski, Hampton, 3-2.
285 - Adam Lazenga, Bethel Park dec. Nick Ciesielski, Shady Side Acad, 3-2.  4 falls

103 - Russell Losteter, South Allegheny dec. GREG GAUS (NA), 2-0.
112 - Rob Heuler, Bethel Park major dec. Zach Kocak, Hampton, 13-3.
119 - Cameron Weber, North Hills major dec. Jonathan Hanna, Brashear, 13-0.
125 - John Marotto, Plum by forfeit over Kraig Esswein, North Hills.
130 - KEVIN MONPER (NA) dec. Ken Scott, West Allegheny, 2-0 OT.
135 - Josh Etzel, Elizabeth Forward dec. Matt Drabick, Keystone Oaks, 6-5.
140 - Richie Bass, Highlands by forfeit over Mike Pavasko, Steel Valley.
145 - Rico Canello, Keystone Oaks dec. Joseph Washington, Penn Hills, 4-2.
152 - Cameron Fine, Elizabeth Forward pinned Dave DiBenedetto, Fox Chapel, 4:22.
160 - JARED LUX (NA) pinned Ron Festa, Highlands, 1:28.
171 - Perry Hills, Central Catholic dec. Nick Bonaccorsi, Bethel Park, 3-2.
189 - Londele Cox, Peabody dec. D.J. Martin, Plum, 6-3.
215 - T.J. McElwaine, North Hills dec. Dan Mahon, Fox Chapel, 1-0.
285 - Jamal Conroy, Shaler pinned Mike Dietrich, North Hills, 0:18.

103 - Drew Walker, North Hills dec. James Harrison, West Mifflin, 4-2.
112 - Chris Nuss, Central Catholic pinned Tyler Walker, North Hills, 1:43.
119 - Anthony Mazzenga, Plum major dec. Austin Killian, Pine Richland, 9-1.
125 - Peter Craig, Hampton pinned Stephan Gannon, Mt. Lebanon, 0:15.
130 - Carson Brooks, Fox Chapel dec. Austin Wilding, Upper St. Clair, 7-4.
135 - Ryan Craig, Hampton dec. Dan Bruni, West Allegheny, 6-3.
140 - Kevin Synan, Hampton dec. DOM LESCHAK (NA), 8-2.
145 - Wayne Murphy, Brashear dec. Josh Rago, Montour, 7-4.
152 - Jack Hnath, Mt. Lebanon pinned Ryan Scisciani, Highlands, 2:21.
160 - Tommy Zieger, Montour dec. Kei Pasch'l, Penn Hills, 5-2.
171 - Josh Fleming, Shaler by forfeit over Ben Kramer, Avonworth.
189 - Matt Giel, Shady Side Academy dec. Bob Harazcy, Central Catholic, 2-1.
215 - Jake Heintz, Pine Richland pinned Mark Centofanti, West Mifflin, 1:24.
285 - Tyler Lever, Fox Chapel dec. Carlos Sanders, Peabody, 4-3.

103 - Seth Carr, South Fayette dec. Alex Baldanzi, Carlynton, 9-8.
112 - Jeremy Keenan, Steel Valley dec. Pat Kaczka, South Park, 8-2.
119 - Fomba Sheriff, Baldwin pinned Ronnie Seibert, Central Catholic, 2:56.
125 - Tanner Cogar, West Allegheny major dec. Demond Young, Peabody, 13-2.
130 - Adam Kemerer, Mt. Lebanon dec. Mark Irwin, Carlynton, 3-2.
135 - Josh Tropp, Upper St. Clair major dec. Lamar Thomas, Schenley, 10-1.
140 - Ryan Gibson, North Hills dec. Nick Camponizzi, South Allegheny, 2-1, 4OT.
145 - Ian Slack, Gateway dec. Tyler Toboz, Thomas Jefferson, 3-2.
152 - ALEX DE CIANTIS (NA) dec. Sean Tomko, Baldwin, 5-1.
160 - Alex Diven, Keystone Oaks pinned Evan Williams, McKeesport, 4:41.
171 - Scott Allen, Mt. Lebanon dec. Stefano Geary, Fox Chapel, 4-2.
189 - Mike Caprara, Woodland Hills dec. Anthony Brooks, Fox Chapel, 6-5.
215 - Chris Hugus, Gateway pinned Davone Grayson, Brashear, 1:32.
285 - James Davis, West Mifflin by forfeit over Trey Cole, Central Catholic.

Outstanding Wrestler - Tyler Wilps, Chartiers Valley.
Most Pins In Least Time - Adam Lazenga, Bethel Park.
Garrison Award - Godwin Nyama, Brashear.

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The Tigers posted nine forfeit wins along with pins by senior Nick Rodgers (125), sophomore Jared Lux (160), and sophomore Matt Yurcon (119) to easily defeat Avonworth, 72-6, at the Senior High gym on Wednesday night. 

The match started at 125 with Rodgers opening up a 6-2 lead after one period and extending the advantage to 13-4 before pinning Peter Shamot with 47.7 seconds remaining in the second period.  At 130, sophomore Ryan Sippel won by forfeit as did sophomore Sam Cowley at 135 as NA opened an 18-0 lead.  There was no match at 140, but the forfeits continued at 145 with senior Andy Candiello and at 152 with freshman Alex DeCiantis both recording forfeits as the lead went to 30-0.

At 160, Lux took care of Mackenzie Gray with a pin at the 1:30 mark of the first period to make it 36-0.  At 171, Avonworth's Ben Kramer gave the Antelopes their only points on the night with a pin of sophomore Kevin Clemens.  Kramer led by a 2-0 score after one period before recording the fall with 36 seconds remaining in the second period.  At 215, senior Seb Fischer won by forfeit as did senior heavyweight Alex Panormios to give NA a 54-6 advantage.

The forfeits continued at 103 and 112 with sophomores Greg Gaus and Phil Bachman picking up the victories.  With NA ahead, 66-6, Yurcon earned his first varsity win at 119.  The Tiger sophomore built an 8-3 lead after one period before pinning Jacob Ruble with 47.7 seconds remaining in the second period.  The fall gave NA the final 72-6 victory.  For his efforts, the North Allegheny Sports Network named Matt Yurcon as the Outstanding Wrestler of the match.

The win improved the NA section record to 3-0, the overall mark to 8-1 on the season.  The Tigers will host North Hills next Wednesday with the Section 3-B title on the line.  This weekend, the Tigers will compete in the Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel.  Matches are scheduled to begin on Friday at 10:00 am.


125 Nick Rodgers (NA) pinned Peter Shamot (AV), 3:53
130 Ryan Sippel (NA) wbf
135 Sam Cowley (NA) wbf
140 No match
145 Andy Candiello (NA) wbf
152 Alex DeCiantis (NA) wbf
160 Jared Lux (NA) pinned Mackenzie Gray (AV), 1:30
171 Ben Kramer (AV) pinned Kevin Clemens (NA), 3:24
189 Seb Fischer (NA) wbf
215 Jacob Machi (NA) wbf
285 Alex Panormios (NA) wbf
103 Greg Gaus (NA) wbf
112 Phil Bachman (NA) wbf
119 Matt Yurcon (NA) pinned Jacob Ruble (AV), 3:13

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The Tigers dropped a 34-21 decision on the road at Canon-McMillan High School on Wednesday night.  Senior Andy Candiello at 145 and Jake Smith at 189 both recorded pins to pace NA.  The loss broke a season opening seven match winning streak.

The Big Macs got off to a good start with pins in the first two matches.  At 112, Colt Short won by fall over sophomore Phil Bachman at 1:48 of the second period.  Dario Dobbin pinned sophomore Mike Wanner at the 1:11 mark to give C-M an early 12-0 lead.  The Tigers came back when senior Nick Rodgers took an 8-2 decision over Nick Oberhaus at 125 to cut the lead to 12-3.  Will Pihiou from the Big Macs answered with a 5-3 decision over sophomore Ryan Sippel at 130.  At 135, junior Kevin Monper came through with a 10-2 major against Vince Bushmire to cut the margin to 15-7.

After Nick Catalano picked up an 18-7 major over sophomore Anthony Peluso at 140, Candiello pinned Cody Renzelli at the 4:45 mark to cut the margin to 19-13.  The Big Macs captured thee next two matches with decisions at 152 and 160 as Canon-McMillan took a 25-12 lead.  Sam Lombardo edged freshman Alex DeCintis, 3-1, at 152, and Colin Ryan also took a close decision with a 4-3 win over sophomore Jarred Lux at 160.  NA lost a penalty point after the match at 152.  The Tigers then rallied to win a pair of matches to close within four.  At 171, sophomore Kevin Clemens decisioned Mark Dami, 3-1, and at 189 Smith pinned Alex Campbell at 1:58 of the second period to make the score, 25-21. 

Canon-McMillan came back to win the final three matches to close out the victory.  Cody Klempay took a 4-2 decision over Seb Fischer at 215, senior Alex Panormios lost a tough 1-0 decision to Ian Binotto in the heavyweight match, and Connor Schram finished the evening with a 6-2 decision over sophomore Greg Gaus at 103.  The Big Macs completed the 34-21 victory.

With the loss, the Tiger overall record dropped to 7-1.  NA will host Avonworth on Wednesday night as section competition continues.  The North Allegheny Sports Network will be there to broadcast the match LIVE on the internet beginning with the pre-match show at 6:45 pm.  Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Senior High gym.


112 Colt Short (CM) pinned Phil Bachman (NA), 3:48
119 Dario Dobbin (CM) pinned Mike Wanner (NA), 1:11
125 Nick Rodgers (NA) dec. Nick Oberhaus (CM), 8-2
130 Will Pihiou (CM) dec. Ryan Sippel (NA), 5-3
135 Kevin Monper (NA) maj dec Vince Bushmire (CM), 10-2
140 Nick Catalano (CM) maj dec Anthony Peluso (NA), 18-7
145 Andy Candiello (NA) pinned Cody Renzelli (CM), 4:45
152 Cam Lombardo (CM0 dec. Alex DeCiantis (NA), 3-1
160 Colin Ryan (CM) dec. Jarred Lux (NA), 4-3
171 Kevin Clemens (NA) dec. Mark Dami (CM), 3-1
189 Jake Smith (NA) pinned Alex Campbell (CM), 3:58
215 Cody Klempay (CM) dec. Seb Fischer (NA), 4-2
285 Ian Binotto (CM) dec. Alex Panormios (NA), 1-0
103 Connor Schram (CM), dec. Greg Gaus (NA), 6-2

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Sophomore Greg Gaus won the individual championship at 103 to pace the Tigers at the 40th Manheim Lions Holiday Tournament at Manheim Central High School on Wednesday.  At 285, senior Alex Panormios advanced to the final before losing but earned the silver medal.  Three NA wrestlers captured third place medals --- junior Nick Rodgers at 125, senior Andy Candiello at 145, and senior Seb Fischer at 189. 

Gaus won the title at 103 with a 1-0 victory over Jake Smith of J.W. Robinson (VA).  Panormios received a bye in the first round at 285 before pinning consecutive opponents to advance to the final.  The NA senior put away Tim Gamber of Lower Dauphin at the 3:53 mark and took care of Steve Calderone of Kiski Area at the 14 second mark of the third period. Panormios was pinned at the 2:11 mark by Travis Friend of Cumberland Valley.

At 125, Rodgers was edged, 2-1, by Joey Zoda of Shikellamy in the first round but stormed back in the consolation bracket to take the bronze.  Rodgers took an 8-0 major from Jim Bistline of Kiski Area, decisioned Peter Dreher of Chapel Hill (NA), 6-0, and Quave Jesse of Spring Ford, 4-2, to move into the third place match.  Rogers then edged Justin Wasmund of Erie Cathedral Prep to finish with the bronze.  At 145, Candiello had a first round bye before decisioning Eric Dunhheimer of Downingtown West, 6-1.  Mickey Bennett of J.W. Robinson (VA) edged Candiello, 7-6.  In the consolation round, the Tiger senior decisioned Anthony Minotti of Easton, 8-4, before taking the third place medal with a 3-0 victory over Jake Taylor of Bald Eagle Area.  At 189, Fischer pinned Cody Hicks of Bald Eagle Are at the 2:29 mark and followed with a pin of Tyler Greene of Easton at 1:12 of the second period.  Dominick Wolfe of Shikellamy decisioned Fischer, 7-4, to drop him to the consolations.  Fischer cam back with a 17-0 tech fall over Jeremy Fowler of Reynolds and captured third with a 4-3 win over David Hahn of Lower Dauphin.

Several other Tigers won first round rounds to advance.  At 130, sophomore Ryan Sippel took a 16-0 tach fall over Vaughn Holderman of Bald Eagle Area.  In the next match, Mitchell Minotti of Easton pinned Sippel at the 2:25 mark.  Sipple was eliminated in the consolations losing an 11-3 major to Dan York of Erie Cathedral Prep.  At 135, junior Kevin Monper moved into the second round with a bye and then decisioned Mike McBryde of Erie Cathedral Prep with a 4-3 decision.  Joseph Rizzolino of Easter sent Monper to the consolations with a 20-4 tech fall.  In the consolations, Monper lost a 4-1 decision to Matt Neff of Shikellamy but rebounded to take fifth place with an 11-2 major over Ricky Gorelli of Spring Ford.  At 160, senior John George moved into the second round via a bye but lost to Mike McCutcheion of Kiski Area on a fall at the 1:24 mark.  In the consolations, George decisioned Jack Shope of Lower Dauphin, 7-0, before losing a 15-3 major to Jesse Derick of Cumberland Valley.  At 215, senior Dan Pegher also move into the second round with a bye but was pinned by Logan Thompson of Erie Cathedral Prep at the 2:53 mark.  In the consolations, Pegher pinned Justin Berg of Spring Ford at 4:17 before being eliminated by Alan Heim of Reynolds at the 0:10 mark of the match.

At 152, freshman Alex DeCiantis lost a 17-0 tech fall in the first round but came back to win a pair of matches in the consolations.  DeCiantis decisioned Dillan Erick of Manheim Central, 10-3 and Miles Wolfe of Shikellamy, 6-4.  Ben Stallings decisioned DeCiantis, 5-3, to eliminate him from further competition.  Four NA wrestlers lost two straight matches and were eliminated.  At 112, sophomore Phil Bachman, at 119, sophomore Mike Wanner, at 140, sophomore Anthony Peluso, and at 171, sophomore Kevin Clemens all lost in the first round and were eliminated in the consolations.

The Tiger team totaled 113 points in the tournament to finish in seventh place.  Easton won the team title with Reynolds second and Kiski Area third.  The Tigers will travel to Canon-McMillan on Wednesday to meet the Big Macs in a non-section match with the starting time set for 7:30 pm.

December 29th and 30th, 2009


1. Easton (E) 193
2. Reynolds (REY) 183
3. Kiski Area (KA) 152.5
4. J.W. Robinson (ROB) 148.5
5. Shikellamny (SHK) 142
6. Erie Cathedral Prep (ECP) 131
8. Cumberland Valley (CV) 97.5
9. Bald Eagle Area (BEA) 79
10. Lower Dauphin (LD) 78.5
11. Spring Ford (SF) 63
12. Manheim Central (MC) 45
13. Downingtown West (DW) 29.5
14. Chapel Hill (CH) 12.5


103 Greg Gaus (NA), bye
- Greg Gaus (NA) dec. Neal Engstrom (REY), 6-0
1ST Greg Gaus (NA) dec. Kevin Novick (CV), 5-0
103 Greg Gaus (NA) def. Jake Smith (ROB), 1-0 (1st place)
112 Justin Giedroc (DEA) pined Phil Bachman (NA), 3:04
CONS Jimmy Stong (SF) dec. Phil Bachman (NA), 15-13
119 Brooks Martin (ROB) pinned Mike Wanner (NA), 4:53
CONS Dylan Pallas (MC) dec. Mike Wanner (NA), 4-3
125 Joey Zoda (SHK) dec. Nick Rodgers, 2-1
CONS Nick Rodgers (NA) maj dec Jim Bistling (KA), 8-0
CONS Nick Rodgers (NA) dec. Peter Dreher (CH), 6-0
CONS Nick Rodgers (NA) dec. Quave jesse (SF), 4-2
3RD Nick Rodgers (NA) dec. Justin Wasmund (ECP), 1-0 (3rd place)
130 Ryan Sippel (NA) tech fall Vaughn Holderman (BEA), 16-0
- Mitchell Minotti (E) pinned Ryan Sippel (NA), 2:25
CONS Dan York (ECP) maj dec Ryan Sippel, 11-3
135 Kevin Monper (NA) bye
- Kevin Monper (NA) dec. Mike McBryde (ECP), 4-3
- Joseph Rizzolino (E) tech fall Kevin Monper (NA), 20-4
CONS Matt Neff (SHK) dec. Kevin Monper (NA), 4-1
5TH Kevin Monper (NA) maj dec Ricky Gorelli (SF), 11-2 (5th place)
140 Tyler Griffith (MC) maj dec Anthony Peluso (NA), 13-2
CONS Justin Rhodes (REY) dec. Anthony Peluso (NA), 3-1
145 Andy Candiello bye
- Andy Candiello (nA) dec. Eric Dunheimer (DW), 6-1
- Mickey Bennett (RBO) dec. Andy Candiello (NA), 7-6 TB
CONS Andy Candiello (NA) dec. Anthony Minotti (E), 8-4
3RD Andy Candiello dec. Jake Taylor (BEA), 3-0 (3rd place)
152 Luke Taylor (REY) tech fall Alex DeCiantis (NA), 17-0
CONS Alex DeCiantis (NA) dec. Dillan Erick (MC), 10-3
CONS Alex DeCiantis dec. Miles Wolfe (SHK), 6-4
CONS Ben Stallings (ROB) dec. Alex DeCiantis, 5-3
160 John George (NA) bye
- Mike McCutcheon (KA) pinned John George (NA), 1:24
CONS John George (NA) dec. Jack Shope (LD), 7-0
CONS Jesse Derick (CV) maj dec John George (NA), 15-3
171 Brandon Coakley (BEA) dec. Kevin Clemens (NA), 6-4
CONS Kyle Stauffer (LD) dec. Kevin Clemens (NA), 6-4
189 Seb Fischer (NA) pinned Cody Hicks (BEA), 2:29
- Seb Fischer (NA) pinned Tyler Greene (E), 3:12
- Dominick Wolfe (SHK) dec. Seb Fischer (NA), 7-4
CONS Seb Fischer (NA) tech fall Jeremy Fowler (REY), 7-0
3RD Seb Fischer (NA) dec. David Hahn (LD), 4-2 (3rd place)
215 Dan Pegher (NA) bye
- Logan Thompson (ECP) pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 2:57
CONS Dan Pegher (NA) pinned Justin Berg (SF), 4:17
CONS Blake Heim (REY), pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 0:10
285 Alex Panormios (NA) bye
- Alex Panormios (NA) pinned Tim Gamber (LD), 3:53
- Alex Panormios (NA) pinned Steve Calderone (KA), 4:14
2ND Kyle Friend (CV) pinned Alex Panormios (NA), 2:11 (2nd place)


103 GREG GAUS (NA) dec. Jake Smith (ROB), 1-0
112 Robbie Rizzolino (E) dec. Robbie Higgins (LD), 4-2
119 Mason Beckman (REY) tech fall Blaine Shutt (LD), 22-7
125 Dylan Dourse (REY) dec. Joe Zoda (SHK), 6-3
130 Jacob Crawford (ROB) dec. Mitch Minotti (E), 5-3
135 Adam Matthews (REY) dec. Joey Rizzolino (E), 9-8
140 Mark Hartenstine (E) pinned Tyler Parsons (ECP), 1:28
145 Mickey Bennett (ROB) dec. Justin Harold (KA), 4-3 OT
152 Zach Shannon (KA) maj dec Luke Taylor (REY), 15-4
160 Mike McCutcheon (KA) dec. Zack Barnbary (E), 3-1
171 Tristan Warner (CV) dec. Jermaine Easter (ECP), 3-2
189 Miles Wolfe (SHK) inj def Market Keys (ECP)
215 Jonathan Gingrich (BEA) dec. Nick Bennick (SHK), 11-4
285 Travis Friend (CV) pinned ALEX PANORMIOS (NA), 2:11

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To listen to a replay of the match, click here!

The Tigers took advantage of six forfeits on their way to an easy 64-12 victory over section rival Pine-Richland on Tuesday night at the Senior High gym.  NA got pins from sophomore Greg Gaus at 103, senior Andy Candiello at 145, and senior Alex Panormios at 285 to win their second section match without a loss.

After sophomore Anthony Pelusi started the match with a forfeit win, Candeillo jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two periods before pinning Anthon Haley 53 seconds into the third period.  The fall increased the NA lead to 12-0.  At 152, freshman Alex DeCiantis put together a workmanlike effort to decision Jordan Brennan of the Rams, 9-4, to increase the NA lead to 15-0.  A forfeit win by sophomore Jared Lux at 160 added six more to the Tiger total.  At 171, sophomore Kevin Clemens opened a 4-1 lead after two periods only to see Andrew Wood rally late.  Wood's takedown with five seconds left made it close but Clemens held on for the 6-5 decision.  A forfeit win by senior co-captain Seb Fischer at 189 gave the Tigers a commanding 30-0 advantage.

Jake Heinz got the Rams on the board with a pin of senior Dan Pegher at the 1:50 mark.  Panormios came back to pin Shawn Frankowski at the 1:37 mark to make it a 36-6 NA lead.  Gaus followed at 103 with a pin of Luke Bodnar at the 2:35 mark after building a 12-2 lead in the first period.  The NA lead in the match went to 42-6 before Luke Esswein answered for P-R with a pin of sophomore Phil Bachman at the 4:23 mark to cut the lead to 42-12.  Two consecutive forfeit wins by sophomore Mike Wanner at 119 and sophomore Ryan Sippel at 125 pushed the margin to 54-12.  At 130, junior Nick Rodgers took a 5-0 lead over Ross Orler after one, built the margin to 10-1 after two periods, and finished with a 16-3 major decision to make it 58-12.  A forfeit win by junior Kevin Monper finished the scoring as the Tigers completed the 64-12 victory.

The win gave NA a 2-0 mark in section, a 7-0 record overall in the early season.  For his efforts against a tough opponent, the North Allegheny Sports Network named Nick Rodgers as the Outstanding Wrestler of the match.  The Tigers will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Manheim Central High School for the Manheim Invitational.  Action is scheduled to get under way at 10:00 am.





Anthony Peluso (NA) wbf


Andy Candiello (NA) pinned Anthony Haley (PR), 4:53


Alex DeCiantis (NA) dec Jordan Brennan (PR), 9-4


Jared Lux (NA) wbf


Kevin Clemens (NA) dec Andrew Wood (PR), 6-5


Seb Fischer (NA) wbf


Jake Heinz (PR) pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 1:50


Alex Panormios (NA) pinned Shawn Frankowski (PR), 1:37


Greg Gaus (NA) pinned Luke Bodner (PR), 2:35


Luke Esswein (PR) pinned Phil Bachman (NA), 4:23


Mike Wanner (NA) wbf


Ryan Sippel (NA) wbf


Nick Rodgers (NA) maj dec Ross Orler (PR), 16-3


Kevin Monper (NA) wbf

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The Tigers traveled to Derry Area High School in the snow on Saturday morning and came home with the title at the Derry Duals.  NA downed Ft. Leboeuf, 57-15, before knocking off Kiski Prep, 44-25, in the second match.  After an easy 73-3 win over Avonworth, the Tigers downed #3 ranked host Derry, 43-27.  In the final match for the championship, NA defeated PIAA and WPIAL Class AA runnerup Shady Side Academy, 41-36.

The wins improved the NA overall record to 6-0 in the early season.  The Tigers will host Pine-Richland tomorrow night at the Senior High gym in a section match.  The North Allegheny Sports Network will be there to broadcast the match LIVE on the internet beginning with the pre-match show at 6:45 pm.  Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

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The Tigers opened defense of their section championship with a 60-15 victory at Shaler on Wednesday night.  NA got pins from freshman Alex DeCiantis (152), senior Seb Fischer (189), sophomore Greg Gaus (103) and senior Nick Rodgers (125) on their way to the easy victory.

The match started at 140 with sophomore Sam Cowley winning by forfeit.  A forfeit win by senior Andy Candiello at 145 gave the Tigers a 12-0 lead early.  DeCiantis came through with a pin at the 2:56 mark to increase the lead to 18-0.  At 160, senior John George picked up a major decision to make it 22-0 before the Titans registered any points.  At 171, Shaler's Josh Fleming decisioned sophomore Kevin Clemens to put the Titans on the board at 22-3.

After Fischer pinned Joe Jackson at the 51 second mark, Shaler won the next two matches.  At 215, Kevin Cavolovich pinned senior Dan Pegher and Jamal Conroy won by fall over senior Alex Panormios to cut the NA lead to 28-15.  The Tigers would not lose a match from this point.  At 103, Gaus needed only 21 seconds to pin Kevin Bonicky and increase the lead to 34-15.  NA got forfeit wins at 112 by sophomore Phil Bachman and at 119 by sophomore Mike Wanner as the lead went to 46-15.  At 125, Rodgers pinned Travis Turkaley at the 2:48 mark to make it 52-15.  At 130, sophomore Ryan Sippel won by major decision and at 135 junior Kevin Monper also took a major to make the final score 60-15.

With the win, the Tigers will take a 1-0 record into the Derry Area Duals at Derry High School on Saturday.  Match time is scheduled for 9:00 am.


140 Sam Cowley (NA) won by forfeit
145 Andy Candiello (NA) won by forfeit
152 Alex DeCiantis (NA) pinned Will Tomasic (SA), 2:56
160 John George (NA) maj dec Tom Sorce (SA)
171 Josh Fleming (SA) dec Kevin Clemens (NA)
189 Seb Fischer (NA) pinned Joe Jackson (SA), 0:51
215 Kevin Cavolovich (SA) pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 0:48
285 Jamal Conroy (SA) pinned Alex Panormios (NA), 0:54
103 Greg Gaus (NA) pinned Kevin Bonicky (SA), 0:21
112 Phil Bachman (NA) won by forfeit
119 Mike Wanner (NA) won by forfeit
125 Nick Rodgers (NA) pinned Travis Turkaley (SA), 2;48
130 Ryan Sippel (NA) maj dec Eric Neurohr (SA)
135 Kevin Monper (NA) maj dec Brad Good (SA)

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The two remaining NA wrestlers both lost in the consolation round on Saturday at the Walsh Ironman Tournament at Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio.  At 103, sophomore Greg Gaus dropped an 11-1 major decision to Kaleb Lemaire of Caesar Rodney (DE) and was eliminated.  At 145, senior Andy Candiello was edged, 3-1, by Tanner Lemon of Massillon Perry (OH).

The Tigers finished with 28 team points and in 41st place out of 63 teams entered.  Blair Academy of New Jersey won the tournament with 196.5 points.  NA will begin section play on Wednesday when they travel to Shaler.  Match time is scheduled for 7:00 pm.

Walsh Jesuit High School
December 11-12, 2009


1. Blair Academy (NJ) 196.5
1. St. Paris Graham (OH) 157.5
3. St. Edward (OH) 137.0
4. Wyoming Seminary (PA) 130.0
5. Central Mountain (PA) 121.5
6. Wadsworth (OH) 110.5
7. Bishop Lynch (TX) 104.5
8. Broken Arrow (OK) 101.5
9. Monroeville (OH) 95
10 Montini Catholic (IL) 84


103 Bennett Payne (Fauquier, VA) dec. Greg Gaus (NA), 6-1
CONS Greg Gaus (NA) pinned Jim Regan (Mount Carmel, IL), 2:50
CONS Greg Gaus (NA) pinned Alec Bowlick (Oak Harbor, OH), 0:48
CONS Kaleb Lemaire (Caesar Rodney, DE) maj dec Greg Gaus (NA), 11-1
112 Evan Silver (Blair Academy, N) pinned Mike Wanner (NA), 1:14
CONS Mike Wanner (NA) dec. Bobby Mason (Padua Franciscan, OH), 7-4
CONS Dean Obourke (Calvary Chapel, CA) dec. Mike Wanner (NA), 6-2
119 Jerome Robinson (St. Ignatius, OH) maj dec Ryan Sippel (NA), 16-4
CONS Collan Dafonseca (Padua Franciscan, OH) pinned Ryan Sipperl (NA), 4:43
125 Ryan Hunsecker (Fauqier, VA) dec. Nick Rodgers (NA), 4-3
CONS Nick Rodgers (NA) won by forfeit Christian Bailey (Davis, OK)
CONS Dante Decario (Derry) dec. Nick Rodgers (NA), 4-3
130 Kevin Monper (NA) maj dec Zach Carbine (Smyrna, DE), 10-2
- Cody Pack (Quincy, CA) tech fall Kevin Monper (NA), 17-1
CONS Bryan Vannoy (Central Mountain, PA) dec. Kevin Monper (NA), 2-0
135 No entry
140 Isaac Jordan (St. Paris Graham, OH) pinned Anthony Peluso (NA), 2:34
CONS Tyler Calton (St. Ignatius, OH) dec. Anthony Peluso (NA), 6-4
145 Andy Candiello (NA) pinned Serafino Piermarini (Walsh Jesuit, OH), 1:16
- Robert Henderson (Kiski School, PA) pinned Andy Candiello (NA), 1:49
CONS Andy Candiello (NA) dec. Isiah Morfin (Selma, CA), 5-2
CONS Tanner Lemon (Massillon Perry, OH) dec. Andy Candiello (NA), 3-1
152 Cody Allala (Hampton, VA) pinned Alex DeCiantis (NA), 2:47
CONS Vincent Aboytes (Gilroy, CA) dec Alex DeCiantis (NA), 4-0
160 Jared Lux (NA) dec. Blake Thompson (Clovis, CA), 7-2
- Josh Demas (Westerville North, OH), tech fall Jared Lux (NA), 24-9
CONS Tyler Buckwalter (Central Mountain, PA) inj default Jared Lux (NA)
171 Huston Evans (St. Paris Graham, OH) pinned Kevin Clemens (NA), 1:56
CONS Bart Randolph (Wadsworth, OH) dec Kevin Clemens (NA), 8-1
189 No entry
215 Marshall Cheatwood (Fauquier, VA) pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 1:43
CONS Hector Feliciano (Mount Carmel, IL) pinned Dan Pegher (NA), 2:37
285 Brooks Black (Blair Academy, NJ) pinned Alex Panormios (NA), 0:23
CONS Greg Kuhar (St Edward, OH) pinned Alex Panormios (NA), 3:19

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Two Tiger wrestlers will compete today in the consolation round of the prestigious Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament in Ohio.  Three NA grapplers were victorious in the first round, but all were eliminated from the championship before the end of the day.  Sophomore Greg Gaus will meet Kaleb Lemaire of Caesar Rodney (DE) today at 103 while senior Andy Candiello will face Tanner Lemon of Massillon Perry (OH) in the 145 pound weight class.

In Friday's action, sophomore Kevin Monper won a 10-2 major over Zach Carbine (Smyrna (DE) at 130 to advance to the second round.  Cody Pack of Quincy (CA) took a 17-1 tech fall over Monper sending him to the consolation round.  Bryan Vannoy of Central Mountain (PA) eliminated Monper with a 2-0 victory.  At 145, Candiello pinned Serafino Piermarini of host Walsh Jesuit at the 1:16 mark to advance.  In the second round, Robert Henderson of Kiski School (PA) pinned Candiello.  In the first consolation match, Candiello decisioned Isiah Morfin of Selma (CA), 5-2, to stay alive.  At 160, sophomore Jared Lux downed Blake Thompson of Clovis (CA), 7-2 to advance before losing a 24-9 technical fall to Josh Demas of Westerville North (OH).  In the consolations, Lux was eliminated by Tyler Buckwalter of Central Mountain on an injury default.

At 103, Gaus lost to Bennett Payne of Fauquier (VA), 6-1.  In the consolations, Gaus pinned Jim Regal of Mount Carmel (IL) at 2:50 before also pinning Alec Bowlick of Oak Harbor (OH) at the 48 second mark to stay alive.  At 112, sophomore Mike Wanner was pinned by Evan Silver of Blair Academy (NJ) at the 1:14 mark.  In the consolation round, Wanner won a 7-4 decision over Bobby Mason of Padua Franciscan (OH) before losing 6-2 to Dean obourke of Calvary Chapel (CA).  At 119, sophomore Ryan Sippel dropped a 16-4 major to Jerome Robinson of St.Ignatius (OH) before being eliminated by Collan Dafonseca of Padua Franciscan (OH) by fall at the 4:43 mark.  At 125, senior Nick Rodgers was edged by Ryan Hunsecker of Fauquier (VA), 4-3, before taking a forfet win from Christian Bailey of Davis (OK) in the first round of consolations.  In the second round, Dante Decario of Derry decisioned Rodgers, 4-3, to eliminate him from the tournament.

At 140, sophomore Anthony Peluso was pinned by Isaac Jordan of St. Paris Graham (OH) at 2:34 before being eliminated in the consolations by Tyler Calton of St.Ignatius (OH) by a 6-4 score.  At 152, freshman Alex DeCiantis was pinned by Cody Allala of Hampton (VA) at 2:47 in the first round and was eliminated by Vincent Aboytes of Gilroy (CA), 4-0, in the consolations.  At 171, sophomore Kevin Clemens was pinned by Huston Evans of St. Paris Graham (OH) at 1:56.  In the consolations, Clemens was elminated by Bart Randolph of Wadsworth (OH), in an 8-1 decision.  At 215, senior Dan Pegher was pinned by Marshall Cheatwood of Fauquier (VA) at 1:43 before being eliminated by Heckter Feliciano of Mount Carmel (IL) by fall at 2:37 in the consolation round.  At 285, senior Alex Panormios also ran into a pair of tough competitors.  In the first round, Brooks Black of Blair Academy (NJ) won by fall at 23 seconds.  In the consolations, Greg Kuhar of St. Edward (OH) pinned Panormios at 3:19 to eliminate the Tiger senior from the tournament.

The Tiger team is tied for 28th place among the 63 teams entered after the first day of competition.  NA scored 28 points in the tournament.  Action will be completed today at Walsh Jesuit with finals in both the championship and consolation brackets.




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