NA Grapplers Trounce Thomas Jefferson In Final Team Meet

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The North Allegheny Tigers closed out the team portion of their schedule with a 50-16 win over the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars on senior night at NASH. The Tigers used three wins by fall, three forfeits and one tech fall to earn the blowout of the Jaguars.

Seniors Gabe Falo (138) and Jacob Smalley (170), and sophomore Austin Huebner (220) all earned pin falls in their respective weight classes. Junior Jon Hoover picked an impressive tech fall win over Andy Kalup at 160 pounds by a 16-1 final.

Sophomore Freddy Junko (120) garnered a 2-1 decision over Kellen Lynch, senior and Shippensburg recruit Jacob Downing (132) earned a hard-fought 6-5 decision over Jake Fisher, and Manuel Batista (152) came through with a 5-2 decision over Brendan Fitz to help NA to the non-section victory.

North Allegheny finishes the regular season with a 7-3 record. The NA grapplers will prepare for the Section 3-AAA Individual Tournament on Saturday, February 24.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Thomas Jefferson

106Max Stedeford (NA) wbf
113Freddy Junko (NA) dec. Kellen Lynch (TJ)2-1 (TB-1)
120Kale Buckiso (TJ) tech fall Mohammaad Khatami (NA) 16-0
126Double Forfeit
132Jacob Downing (NA) dec. Jake Fisher (TJ)6-5
138Gabe Falo (NA) pinned Brandon Sobeck (TJ)0:41
145Ridge Vlha (TJ) pinned Andrew Wang (NA)3:49
152Manuel Bautista (NA) dec. Brendan Fitz (TJ)5-2
160Jon Hoover (NA) tech fall Andy Kalup (TJ)16-1
170Jacob Smalley (NA) pinned Ryan Davidson (TJ)3:44
182Max Shaw (TJ) tech fall Jimmy Turici (NA)18-3
195Pier Ferrara (NA) wbf
220Austin Huebner (NA) pinned Denver Haynes (TJ)1:34
285Derek Devine (NA) wbf