Five Tigers Move On To Day Two Of PIAA Tournament

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Two North Allegheny wrestlers remain in the winner’s bracket after day one of the PIAA championships in Hershey. Senior Jake Hinkson, a Kent State recruit, picked up a 12-4 major decision over William Evanitsky in his first round matchup at 145 pounds. Senior Jake Woodley, an Oklahoma recruit, topped Cole Forrester of Shippensburg by a 19-7 major decision at 195 pounds. Both Hinkson and Woodley advance to the quarterfinals this afternoon.

At 132 pounds, Seton Hill recruit Luke Landefeld earned a 3-1 decision over Cameron Robinson of Council Rock North his pigtail bout but fell to Wyatt Long of Cumberland Valley in the first round by a 7-5 decision. Senior Eric Hong, a University of Pennsylvania recruit, was upended in the first round but bounced back in the consolation bracket with a win by fall over Hunter Vogels of Boyertown. Senior Sean Hoover, a Seton Hill recruit, defeated Ben Root of Shippensburg by a 4-3 decision in his pigtail bout but dropped a 3-1 decision to Luke McGonigal of Clearfield in the first round. Landefeld, Hong and Hoover all remain alive in the consolation bracket in day two of competition.

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PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships - Day One

Thursday, March 9 at Giant Center (Hershey, PA)
132 - PigtailLuke Landefeld (NA) dec. Cameron Robinson (Council Rock North)3-1
1st RoundWyatt Long (Cumberland Valley) dec. Luke Landefeld (NA)7-5
145 - 1st RoundJake Hinkson (NA) maj. dec. William Evanitsky (Scranton)12-4
160 - 1st RoundRyan Resnick (Owen J. Roberts) dec. Eric Hong (NA) 7-3
1st ConsolationEric Hong (NA) pinned Hunter Vogels (Boyertown)1:42
170 - PigtailSean Hoover (NA) dec. Ben Root (Solanco)4-3
1st RoundLuke McGonigal (Clearfield) dec. Sean Hoover (NA)3-1
195 - 1st RoundJake Woodley (NA) maj. dec. Cole Forrester (Shippensburg)19-7