2019-2020 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny wrestling team took on the Greater Latrobe Wildcats on Wednesday night and dropped a 45-21 decision in the final dual meet of the season.
North Allegheny trailed most of the evening but posted some terrific individual performances. At 182 pounds, Nick Marcenelle picked up a tech fall victory over Corey Boerio and Nicholas Gorman delivered an 11-3 major decision over Lucio Angelicchio at 113 pounds.
Earning win by fall were Ben Grafton and Max Stedeford. Grafton pinned Colton Zimmerman in 1:19 at 285 pounds. At 138 pounds, Stedeford pinned Connor Johnson in 3:37.
North Allegheny ends the team portion of its season with a 7-4 record. Latrobe improves to 8-3 with the win. The Tigers will take part in the Section 1-AAA individual tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Greater Latrobe
|160||Mitch Tyron (GL) dec. Andrew Hart (NA)||6-2|
|170||Logan Zitterbart (GL) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)||1:47|
|182||Nick Marcenelle (NA) tech fall Corey Boerio (GL)||16-1|
|195||Tyler Lynch (GL) pinned Cameron Fries (NA)||0:35|
|220||Tyler Ross (GL) dec. Luke Rumpler (NA)||7-2|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Colton Zimmerman (GL)||1:19|
|106||Vincent Kilkeary (GL) pinned Brady Walker (NA)||0:53|
|113||Nicholas Gorman (NA) maj. dec. Lucio Angelicchio (GL)||11-3|
|120||Nate Roth (GL) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)||9-3|
|126||Enzo Angelicchio (GL) pinned Dom Hogan (NA)||0:38|
|132||Gabe Willochell (GL) pinned A.J. Rohan (NA)||0:39|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Connor Johnson (GL)||3:37|
|145||Ricky Armstrong (GL) dec. Freddy Junko (NA)||3-2|
|152||Jake Pletcher (GL) Ian Branstetter (NA)||3-1|
North Allegheny’s run through the WPIAL team tournament came a close on Wednesday night with a quarterfinal round loss to Canon-McMillan, 39-21.
The Tigers hung tough with the third-seeded Big Macs in the early going and took a 9-6 lead on a win by fall from Max Stedeford (138) and an 11-7 decision from Freddy Junko (145) over Gabe Stafford. After the Big Macs tied the score at 9-9, Ian Branstetter (160) answered with an 8-4 decision over Blake Joseph to give NA the lead back, 12-9.
Canon-McMillan won the next four bouts to take a 27-12 lead, an advantage it would not relinquish. The Tigers trimmed the score to 27-18 thanks to a win by fall from Ben Grafton (285) over Austin Smith. However, a pin fall from Canon-McMillan’s Jacob Houpt (106) and a 7-3 decision by Brandon Dami (113) sealed the win for the Big Macs.
Before the team portion of the season concluded for the Tigers, sophomore Dylan Coy (120) captured a hard-fought 1-0 decision against Costa Moore to earn Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors. Coy and Moore are two of the top wrestlers in the WPIAL at 120 pounds.
A 3-0 decision by Jacob Gardner at 126 pounds finished off a 39-21 victory for Canon-McMillan. The Big Macs advance to face Seneca Valley in the WPIAL semifinals on Saturday.
Prior to the quarterfinal matchup with Canon-McMillan, North Allegheny began the night with a first-round victory over Mt. Lebanon, 54-12. The Tigers ran roughshod over the Blue Devils with five wins by fall courtesy of Grant MacKay (160), Bobby Snyder (182), Grafton (285), Sam Horton (106) and Nick Gorman (113). At 138 pounds, Stedeford was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match with a dominant 17-1 tech fall over Darvish Kapitonov.
The team portion of the season ends for North Allegheny with a 7-2 overall record. The NA grapplers will turn their attention next to the Section 3-AAA Individual Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22.
WPIAL Class AAA 1st Round: NA vs. Mt. Lebanon
|126||Nathan Monteparte (NA) maj. dec. Louie Pietragallo (ML)||13-3|
|132||A.J. Rohan (NA) dec. Eli Crittenden (ML||3-0|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) tech fall Darvish Kapitonov (ML)||17-1|
|145||Jackson Gray (ML) dec. Freddy Junko (NA)||3-2|
|152||Ian Branstetter (NA) dec. Luke Loving (ML)||9-3|
|160||Grant MacKay (NA) pinned Fayzullo Solohiddinov (ML)||1:29|
|170||Mac Stout (ML) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)||1:08|
|182||Bobby Snyder (NA) pinned Edward Kubit (ML)||1:50|
|195||Luke Stout (ML) dec. Nick Marcenelle (NA)||8-2|
|220||Luke Rumpler (NA) dec. Kade Capristo (ML)||2-0|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Ben Streiff (ML)||1:26|
|106||Sam Horton (NA) pinned Elliot McGregor (ML)||3:00|
|113||Nicholas Gorman (NA) pinned Totoy Abellar (ML)||1:40|
|120||Dylan Coy (NA) wbf|
WPIAL Class AAA Quarterfinal: NA vs. Canon-McMillan
|132||Jimmy Baxter (CM) pinned A.J. Rohan (NA)||1:01|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Gianmarco Ramos (CM)||4:24|
|145||Freddy Junko (NA) dec. Gabriel Stafford (CM)||11-7|
|152||Tanner Rohaley (CM) dec. Grant MacKay (NA)||10-4|
|160||Ian Branstetter (NA) dec. Blake Joseph (CM)||8-4|
|170||Matthew Furman (CM) dec. Bobby Snyder (NA)||8-2|
|182||Tyler Rohaley (CM) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)||0:43|
|195||Gerrit Nijenhuis (CM) pinned Cameron Fries (NA)||0:34|
|220||Evan Miller (CM) dec. Nick Marcenelle (NA)||5-3|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Austin Smith (CM)||0:44|
|106||Jacob Houpt (CM) pinned Sam Horton (NA)||3:15|
|113||Brandon Dami (CM) dec. Nicholas Gorman (NA)||7-3|
|120||Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Costa Moore (CM)||1-0|
|126||Jacob Gardner (CM) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)||3-0|
The North Allegheny wrestling team reached the Section 3-AAA finals on Wednesday night but fell to the Seneca Valley Raiders, 40-24. With the meet tied 24-24, Seneca Valley won the final four bouts for its third straight section crown.
Against the Raiders, the meet began at 160 pounds where Grant MacKay earned a win by fall over Michael Adamson in just 32 seconds for a 6-0 lead. Following a win by SV at 170 pounds, North Allegheny took a 15-6 lead on the strength of a 5-0 decision by Bobby Snyder at 182 pounds and a win by fall courtesy of Nick Marcenelle at 195 pounds.
A win by fall for the Raiders at 220 pounds trimmed the NA lead to 15-12 but senior Ben Grafton responded with a pin fall of Davin Beahm at 285 to improve the advantage to 21-12. For his efforts, Grafton was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.
Despite the nine-point lead, Seneca Valley rattled off wins in 7 of the last 8 bouts to take the section title with a 40-24 victory.
To reach the Section 3-AAA championship, North Allegheny started the night with a 57-15 triumph over the Butler Golden Tornado. The GT managed only three wins in the meet as the Tigers rolled to the victory. Eight Tigers earned wins by fall, including Ian Branstetter (152), MacKay (160), Marcenelle (195), Luke Rumpler (220), Grafton, Sam Horton (106), Dylan Coy (120) and Max Stedeford (138).
In his bout at 220, Rumpler pinned Jacob Pomykata at the 4:34 mark to earn Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors.
For the entire Section 3-AAA team bracket, click here.
North Allegheny sits at 6-1 on the season following the Section 3-AAA tournament. The Tigers will take part in the WPIAL Team Tournament next week.
Section 3-AAA Semifinal: NA vs. Butler
|152||Ian Branstetter (NA) pinned Steven Green (BUT)||1:21|
|160||Grant MacKay (NA) pinned Nathaniel McDonald (BUT)||1:45|
|170||Cooper Baxter (BUT) pinned Bobby Snyder (NA)||1:45|
|182||Hunter Neff (BUT) pinned Cameron Fries (NA)||3:04|
|195||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Caleb Hartung (BUT)||5:01|
|220||Luke Rumpler (NA) pinned Jacob Pomykata (BUT)||4:34|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Tyler Soldati (BUT)||0:35|
|106||Sam Horton (NA) pinned Aiden Plopi (BUT)||0:36|
|113||Levi Donnel (BUT) dec. Nicholas Gorman (NA)||5-2|
|120||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Nicholas Schaukowitsch (BUT)||1:59|
|126||Nathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Clayton Dressler (BUT)||9-7|
|132||A.J. Rohan (NA) dec. Colton Spohn (BUT)||1-0|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Cade Savochka (BUT)||1:36|
|145||Freddy Junko (NA) dec. Nathan McMaster (BUT)||8-2|
Section 3-AAA Championship: NA vs. Seneca Valley
|160||Grant MacKay (NA) pinned Michael Adamson (SV)||0:33|
|170||Liam Volk-Klos (SV) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)||1:11|
|182||Bobby Snyder (NA) dec. Patrick Johnson (SV)||5-0|
|195||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Conor Hayes (SV)||1:54|
|220||Nick Funovits (SV) pinned Luke Rumpler (NA)||3:25|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Davin Beahm (SV)||2:59|
|106||Tyler Chappell (SV) dec. Nicholas Gorman (NA)||2-1|
|113||Hunter Swedish (SV) pinned Sam Horton (NA)||1:44|
|120||Dylan Chappell (SV) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)||7-1|
|126||Nathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Evan Vetter (SV)||7-1|
|132||Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (SV) pinned A.J. Rohan (NA)||1:32|
|138||Chanz Shearer (SV) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)||6-4|
|145||Antonio Amelio (SV) dec. Freddy Junko (NA)||5-0|
|152||Drew Vlasnik (SV) dec. Ian Branstetter (NA)||9-2|
In final preparation before the Section 3-AAA tournament, the North Allegheny wrestling team took second place at the annual Allegheny County Tournament on Saturday. The Tigers totaled a team score of 222.5, finishing narrowly behind tournament champion Pine-Richland who posted a score of 223.2.
The Tigers crowned one individual champion at 285 pounds as Ben Grafton defeated Nick Murphy of Elizabeth Forward by a 3-1 decision in the title bout. Dylan Coy (120) and Max Stedeford (138) reached the finals in their respective weight classes and took home silver medals.
In all, eight NA grapplers earned medals. At 145 pounds, Freddy Junko defeated Christopher Beatty of Chartiers Valley by an 8-4 decision in the third-place consolation. Grant MacKay pinned Jacob Lukez of Pine-Richland at the 2:43 mark in the third-place bout at 152 pounds. Nick Marcenelle also won bronze at 195 pounds with a win by fall at 2:01 over Ethan Cain of Elizabeth Forward.
In the fifth-place consolation at 132 pounds, A.J. Rohan picked up a 5-2 decision over Henry Orlandini of Montour. At 152 pounds, Ian Branstetter also earned a fifth-place medal with a default victory over Josh Miller of Fox Chapel.
Following another successful tournament appearance, North Allegheny will host the Section 3-AAA Team tournament on Wednesday. The action begins at 6:00 p.m. as the Tigers will take on Butler. The championship and consolation rounds will follow at approximately 7:15 p.m. You can listen to all the action live on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The North Allegheny wrestling team defeated the Hampton Talbots on Wednesday night, 51-25, to finish in first place in Section 3B-AAA. Leading 27-25 with four bouts remaining, the Tigers rolled off three straight wins by fall and claimed a forfeit in the final bout. A.J Rohan (132), Max Stedeford (138) and Freddy Junko (145) earned the decisive three pins to propel the Tigers to victory.
The night began at 160 pounds where Grant MacKay opened with a win by fall over Gage Galuska for a 6-0 lead. Hampton responded with a major decision and pin fall to take a 10-6 lead.
At 195 pounds, Nick Marcenelle collected a pin fall at 4:22 cover Conrad Herold to give NA the lead back, 12-10. With the victory, Marcenelle was named the Wrestler of the Match by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The lead changed hands in the next bout when Hampton’s Justin Hart picked up an 8-5 decision at 220 pounds, giving the Talbots a 15-13 advantage.
North Allegheny answered back with a 5-0 decision by Ben Grafton at 285 pounds over Dawson Dietz for a 16-15 Tigers lead.
The next three bouts ended in forfeit, with the Tigers taking 2 out of 3 for a 27-19 lead. Hampton pulled to within 27-25 thanks to a win by fall from Zachary Wright at 126 pounds. However, it turned out to be the Talbots last win of the evening as Rohan, Stedeford and Junko followed with three straight pin falls to clinch the NA victory.
After beating Hampton, North Allegheny leaps to 5-0 on the season and will take part in the Section 3-AAA Team Tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The tournament will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Hampton
|160||Grant MacKay (NA) pinned Gage Galuska (H)||2:54|
|170||Tyler Kocak (H) maj. dec. Bobby Snyder (NA)||14-4|
|182||Corey Scherer (H) pinned Cameron Fries (NA)||5:45|
|195||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Conrad Harold (H)||4:23|
|220||Justin Hart (H) dec. Luke Rumpler (NA)||8-5|
|285||Ben Grafton (NA) dec. Dawson Dietz (H)||5-0|
|106||Sam Horton (NA) wbf|
|113||Cameron Rakar (H) wbf|
|120||Dylan Coy (NA) wbf|
|126||Zachary Wright (H) pinned Nathan Monteparte (NA)||3:44|
|132||A.J. Rohan (NA) pinned Ryan Olszewski (H)||3:23|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Jon Maguire (H)||2:36|
|145||Freddy Junko (NA) pinned Alan Wolfe (H)||2:54|
|152||Ian Branstetter (NA) wbf|