2018-2019 Game Summaries
In a battle of section unbeatens, the North Allegheny wrestling team prevailed over the Hampton Talbots on Wednesday night, 39-31. The victory gives the Tigers the Section 3B title heading into the Section 3-AAA tournament at Seneca Valley next week.
North Allegheny led 33-31 going into the final and decisive bout of the night. At 106 pounds, North Allegheny freshman Dylan Coy earned a win by fall over Jack Koren to secure the victory and the Section 3B crown. For his critical pinfall, Coy was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
With the benefit of two wins by forfeit, North Allegheny jumped to a 12-6 lead over Hampton through four bouts. The Tigers increased the lead to 18-6 thanks to a win by fall from Max Stedeford at 138 pounds over Hampton’s Jonathan McGuire.
Hampton trimmed the NA advantage to 18-16 with a major decision by Tyer Kocak at 145 pounds and a pinfall from Liam Helon at 152. The Tigers regained their edge with back-to-back victories for a 27-16 lead as Brady Leczo earned a 4-1 decision over Gage Galuska at 160 pounds and senior Jon Hoover picked up a fall over Conrad Harold at 170. Hoover was also recognized before the matchup with Hampton on senior night as the team’s lone senior.
Despite an 11-point advantage, Hampton stormed back for a 31-27 lead with two bouts remaining. NA collected a win by forfeit at 285 to retake the lead, 33-31, leaving the final bout at 106 pounds to decide the outcome. That set the stage for Coy’s heroics and a 39-31 Tigers triumph.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 5-0 in Section 3B, while Hampton falls to 4-1. Up next is the Section 3-AAA tournament at Seneca Valley on Wednesday beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Hampton
|113||Brady Walker (NA) wbf|
|120||Josh Campbell (H) dec. Brad Stipetich (NA)||3-2|
|126||Selena Brown (NA) wbf|
|132||Zachary Wright (H) dec. Freddy Junko||4-3|
|138||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Jonathan McGuire (H)||3:02|
|145||Tyer Kocak (H) maj. dec. Ian Branstetter (NA)||14-3|
|152||Liam Helon (H) pinned Bobby Snyder (NA)||2:47|
|160||Brady Leczo (NA) dec. Gage Galuska (H)||4-1|
|170||Jon Hoover (NA) pinned Conrad Harold (H)||3:22|
|182||Corey Scherer (H) pinned Christian Wojnar (NA)||1:02|
|195||Jayden Resch (H)|
|220||Justin Hart (H) dec. Ben Grafton (NA)||9-4|
|285||Austin Huebner (NA) wbf|
|106||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Jack Koren (H)||0:48|
North Allegheny crowned two champions at the Winner’s Choice Tournament in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday. Freshman Dylan Coy (106) and senior Jon Hoover (170) both won tournament gold to help the Tigers to a fourth-place finish with a team score of 164.50. WPIAL member Waynesburg claimed first place at the tournament with a score of 208.50.
In the 106-pound bracket, Coy earned four wins by fall before claiming a 2-0 decision in the title bout over Michael Dolan of Spring Mills (WV). At 170, Hoover bested two opponents by fall and two more by major decision for tournament gold. In the championship bout, Hoover defeated Moses Trueman of Oak Hill (WV) by a 10-0 major decision.
Two NA grapplers won bronze medals at the tournament, including junior Nick Marcenelle at 160 pounds and junior Ben Grafton at 220 pounds. Marcenelle picked up a 5-2 decision over Jake Smithson of Buckhannon Upsher in his third-place bout and Grafton earned a win by fall against Kellen Hunt of Cabell Midland (WV) to claim bronze.
In all, eight NA wrestlers medaled on the day. Other Tigers that medaled included junior Freddy Junko who placed fourth at 126 pounds, junior Ian Branstetter who finished in fifth place at 138 pounds, sophomore Brad Stipetich who placed fifth at 113 pounds and sophomore Brady Leczo who took sixth place at 152 pounds. For a look at every bracket from the Winner’s Choice tournament, click here.
North Allegheny, unbeaten in section action, will now turn its focus to undefeated Hampton for a Section 3B-AAA clash with the Talbots on Wednesday night. The home matchup will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The North Allegheny wrestling team maintained its unblemished section record with a 47-27 victory at Fox Chapel on Wednesday night. The Tigers built a 28-9 lead through seven bouts and fended off the Foxes.
Sophomore Brady Leczo (170), senior Jon Hoover (182), freshman Dylan Coy (106), junior Freddy Junko (126) and junior Ian Branstetter (138) all earned wins by fall to help NA pull away. In his bout at 182, Hoover pinned Steven Cano at the 1:50 mark and was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Junior Nick Marcenelle (160) and Dom Hogan (132) also collected bonus point wins with major decisions in their respective weight classes.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 4-0 in Section 3B in Class AAA. Fox Chapel slips to 1-3. The Tigers will take on undefeated Hampton next Wednesday in a section clash that will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Fox Chapel
|160||Nick Marcenelle (NA) maj. dec. Alex Wecht (FC)||9-1|
|170||Brady Leczo (NA) pinned Sean Mahon (FC)||4:40|
|182||Jon Hoover (NA) pinned Steven Cano (FC)||1:50|
|195||Henry Gavazzi (FC) wbf|
|220||Eddie Farrell (FC) dec. Ben Grafton (NA)||5-2|
|285||Jordan White (NA) wbf|
|106||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Ray Worsen (FC)||0:31|
|113||Jordana Matamoros (FC) pinned Massima Curry (NA)||3:22|
|120||Brad Stipetich (NA) dec. Sam Zukerman (FC)||9-3|
|126||Freddy Junko (NA) pinned Max Lucco (FC)||1:47|
|132||Dom Hogan (NA) maj. dec. Brendan Kost (FC)||11-0|
|138||Ian Branstetter (NA) pinned Joey D'Cunna (FC)||1:13|
|145||Avery Bursick (FC) pinned Brandon Weaver (NA)||1:27|
|152||Josh Miller (FC) pinned Bobby Snyder (NA)||2:25|
Three Tigers won gold to help the North Allegheny wrestling team to a third-place finish at the Tool City Tournament in Meadville, PA over the weekend. In all, eight Tigers medaled for a team score of 171.5 at the two-day tournament. Brockway came in first place with a score of 178, finishing narrowly ahead of Penns Valley, who took second place with a score of 176.
Four North Allegheny grapplers reached the finals in their respective weight classes with three winning gold. Freshman Dylan Coy earned a win by fall in all three of his bouts in the 106-pound bracket, including a pin of General McLane’s Hunter Robinson at 3:43 of the championship bout.
Junior Nick Marcenelle used a win by fall and three major decisions to roll to a first place showing at 160 pounds. Marcenelle defeated Clearfield’s Mark McGonigal in the finals by major decision, 11-0.
At 170 pounds, VMI commit Jon Hoover defeated Abraham Allebach of Penns Valley by a 9-1 major decision to defend his title at the Tool City Tournament. Hoover also claimed a win by fall and a tech fall during his quest for gold and was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament for his performance.
Sophomore Brady Leczo reached the finals at 152 pounds with a win by fall and two major decisions before falling to Meadville’s Nick Rinella in the final.
Other NA medalists included Freddy Junko (126) and Ben Grafton (220), who each took fourth place. Sophomore Brad Stipetich (113) and junior Ian Branstetter (138) claimed sixth and eighth place, respectively. For a look at all of the brackets at the Tool City Tournament, click here.
The North Allegheny wrestling team returns to the mat on Wednesday for a section meet at Fox Chapel. The match will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
The North Allegheny wrestling team earned its third straight section win with a 49-18 triumph over Indiana on Friday night. The Little Indians held a 12-6 lead through four bouts but the Tigers won 9 of the final 10 bouts to claim the dual meet.
Earning wins by fall for the Tigers were Nick Marcenelle (160), Freddy Junko (132) and Bobby Snyder (152). At 113 pounds, freshman Dylan Coy picked up bonus points for NA with a 12-4 major decision over Brook Petras.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 3-0 in Class AAA Section 3B. Indiana slips to 1-2 in the section. The Tigers will have the Holiday Break off before returning to action on Jan. 4-5 at the Tool City Tournament.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Indiana
|160||Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Brody Kunselman (IN)||2:52|
|170||A.J. Ryan (IN) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)||2:16|
|182||Jon Hoover (NA) dec. David McElravy (IN)||1-0|
|195||Gavin Bernard (IN) wbf|
|220||Ben Grafton (NA) dec. Gavin Prebish (IN)||9-3|
|285||Austin Huebner (NA) dec. Tannor Smith (IN)||4-2|
|106||Brady Walker (NA) wbf|
|113||Dylan Coy (NA) maj. dec. Brook Petras (IN)||12-4|
|120||Brad Stipetich (NA) dec. Daniel Turner (IN)||3-0|
|126||Max Stedeford (NA) wbf|
|132||Freddy Junko (NA) pinned Daniel McAnulty (IN)||1:11|
|138||Jack Turner (IN) pinned Dom Hogan (NA)||2:25|
|145||Ian Branstetter (NA) dec. Bradley Petras (IN)||8-5|
|152||Bobby Snyder (NA) pinned Keagan Pilch (IN)||4:50|