NA Reaches PIAA 3rd Place Consolations, Falls To Bethlehem Catholic

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North Allegheny’s magical run through the PIAA Team Tournament continued on Saturday as the Tigers reached the 3rd Place Consolations before being cut down by Bethlehem Catholic, 52-9. The Tigers preceded that match with victories over Central Dauphin and Belle Vernon in the third and fourth rounds of the consolation bracket.

The NA grapplers started the day with a 30-24 comeback win over the Central Dauphin Rams. The Tigers trailed 24-18 with three bouts to go before Clay Byerly trimmed the deficit with a 3-2 decision at 182 pounds and Jeff Clemens gave the Tigers the lead at 27-24 with a fall over Raleigh Sirb at 195 pounds. With the final bout deciding the winner, Layne Skundrich clinched the victory with a 5-1 decision over J.P Marrero to give the Tigers a 30-24 triumph.

In the fourth round of the consolation bracket, the Tigers’ hopes again hinged on the final bout and Skundrich. North Allegheny and Belle Vernon were tied, 27-27, with Skundrich facing Michael Fine in the 285 pound bout. Skundrich again thrilled the black and gold faithful with a 3-2 decision to give NA a 30-27 victory over the Leopards.

Against Bethlehem Catholic, the Tigers had run out of magic and fell by a 52-9 final. Jake Woodley (160), Byerly (182) and Skundrich (285) all earned wins by decision against B.C.

North Allegheny concludes the season with a 19-5 overall record. Congratulations to coach Jamie Kyriazis and the North Allegheny wrestling team for another great season.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Central Dauphin

PIAA Class AAA Consolations 3rd RD
285Zach Smith (NA) pinned Evan Childs (CD)0:39
106Jacob Downing (NA) wbf
113Jake Cherry (CD) pinned Gabe Falo (NA)2:21
120Austin Bentz (CD) dec. Zack Stedeford (NA)2-0
126Tyshawn White (CD) dec. Luke Landefeld (NA)3-2; TB
132Jake Hinkson (NA) maj. dec. Levi Williams (CD)12-4
138Zach Elvin (CD) dec. A.J. Boeh (NA)5-1
145Koltyn Eason (CD) dec. Will Baierl (NA)9-4
152Noah Light (CD) dec. Sean Hoover (NA)3-0
160Jake Woodley (NA) dec. Mitchell Pleskonko (CD)9-3
170Carter Talbott (CD) dec. Jacob Fritch (NA)1-0
182Clay Byerly (NA) dec. Steven McNeal (CD)2-1; TB
195Jeff Clemens (NA) pinned Raleigh Sirb (CD)1:34
220Layne Skundrich (NA) dec. J.P. Marrero (CD)5-1


Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Belle Vernon

PIAA Class AAA Consolations 4th RD
106Jacob Dunlop (BV) dec. Gabe Falo (NA)1-0
113Jacob Downing (NA) pinned Elijah Johnson (BV)4:09
120Zachary Hartman (BV) dec. Zack Stedeford (NA)2:15
126Brock Godzin (BV) dec. Luke Landefeld (NA)9-3
132Jake Hinkson (NA) dec. Neiko Kuntz (BV)8-4
138A.J. Boeh (NA) dec. Mitchell Hartman (BV)2-1
145Jarod Verkleeren (BV) tech fall Will Baierl (NA)20-3
152Sean Hoover (NA) pinned Cameron Evans (BV)3:44
160Derek Verkleeren (BV) maj. dec. Jacob Fritch (NA)10-2
170Jake Woodley (NA) dec. Joshua Godzin (BV)4-3
182Austin Bell (BV) dec. Clay Byerly (NA)1-0
195Milton Kobaly (BV) dec. Jeff Clemens (NA)11-5
220Zach Smith (NA) wbf
285Layne Skundrich (NA) dec. Michael Fine (BV)3-2, UTB


Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Bethlehem Catholic

PIAA Class AAA 3rd Place Consolations
113Luke Carty (BC) pinned Gabe Falo (NA)1:35
120Jake Reigel (BC) pinned Zack Stedeford (NA)3:25
126Luke Karam (BC) maj. dec. Luke Landefeld (NA)11-3
132Joey Gould (BC) dec. Jake Hinkson (NA)8-2
138Stephen Maloney (BC) pinned A.J. Boeh (NA)Def; 0:28
145Cole Karam (BC) maj. dec. Will Baierl (NA)16-2
152Michael Labriola (BC) maj. dec. Sean Hoover (NA)16-5
160Jake Woodley (NA) dec. Brandon Gallagher (BC)6-2
170Adam Soldridge (BC) maj. dec. Jacob Fritch (NA)10-2
182Clay Byerly (NA) dec. Jody Crouse (BC)2-0
195Brandon Blobe (BC) dec. Jeff Clemens (NA)7-2
220Andrew Dunn (BC) pinned Zach Smith (NA)1:59
285Layne Skundrich (NA) dec. Niko Camacho (BC)1-0
106Sean Redington (BC) wbf