Tigers Top Titans For Section Win, 57-24
The North Allegheny wrestling team prevailed over the Shaler Titans on Wednesday night, 57-24, in the WPIAL Class-AAA Section 3-B opener. Leading 16-12 through five bouts, the Tigers picked up four consecutive victories to pull away for the win.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to a win by forfeit from Massima Curry (120) and 17-5 major decision by Freddy Junko (126) over Dustin Lenkner.
After a win by fall for Shaler’s Andrew D’Agostino (132) cut the NA lead to 10-6, the Tigers answered right back with a win by fall courtesy of Ian Branstetter (138) over Hunter Petchar for a 16-6 advantage.
Shaler’s Ian Scarberry (145) earned a pin fall to again trim the NA lead to four, 16-12. From there, the Tigers gained command of the meet with four consecutive victories.
Bobby Snyder (152) collected a win by forfeit and Nick Marcenelle (160) followed with a pinfall over Jake Pollak for a 28-12 lead. The Tigers extended the advantage to 39-12 with a tech fall by Brady Leczo (170) and a win by forfeit for Jon Hoover (182).
The Tigers staved off the Titans the rest of the way courtesy pin falls from Ben Grafton (220), Dylan Coy (106) and a win by forfeit by Brad Stipetich (113).
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 1-0 in subsection 3B. Shaler slips to 0-1. The Tigers will take part in the Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College over the weekend.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Shaler
|120||Massima Curry (NA) wbf|
|126||Freddy Junko (NA) maj. dec. Hunter Petchar (SA)||17-5|
|132||Andrew D`Agostino (SA) pinned Jack Gilliland (NA)||0:27|
|138||Ian Branstetter (NA) pinned Hunter Petchar (SA)||3:40|
|145||Ian Scarberry (SA) pinned Brandon Weaver (NA)||1:01|
|152||Bobby Snyder (NA) wbf|
|160||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Jake Pollak (SA)||1:38|
|170||Brady Leczo (NA) tech fall Cole Siford (SA||19-2|
|182||Jon Hoover (NA) wbf|
|195||Joey Kremer (SA) pinned Norman Bernardi (NA)||4:30|
|220||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Zachary Valentine (SA)||0:45|
|285||Jeff Bonnette (SA) pinned Austin Huebner (NA)||0:18|
|106||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Bradley Yeager (SA)||0:31|
|113||Brad Stipetich (NA) wbf|