Six Tigers Proceed To Day Two Of WPIAL Individual Tournament

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Six North Allegheny grapplers will enter day two of the Class AAA WPIAL individual wrestling tournament at Canon-McMillan High School on Saturday.

Senior Derek Devine is the lone NA wrestler remaining in the winner’s bracket at 285 pounds thanks to a pair of victories in day one. Devine opened the tournament with a win by fall over Ringgold’s Andrew Verscharen and followed that up with a 5-2 decision over Corey Dodson of Albert Gallatin in the quarterfinals. Devine will face Gerald Brown of West Mifflin in the semifinals in day two.

At 160 pounds, junior Jon Hoover also reached the quarterfinal round courtesy of a 12-0 major decision over Casper Hinklie of Connellsville in the first round. However, Hoover dropped a 7-0 decision to Canon-McMillan’s Garrit Nijenhuis in the quarterfinals. Despite the loss, Hoover will continue on in the consolation bracket.

Other Tigers who remain alive in the consolation bracket in day two will be Freddy Junko (113), Jacob Downing (126), Gabe Falo (132) and Ben Grafton (220). For a complete look at North Allegheny’s results from day one action, see below.

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WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships - Day One

Friday, March 2 at Canon-McMillan High School
113Dylan Chapel (Seneca Valley) dec. Freddy Junko (NA) 5-1
1st ConsolationFreddy Junko (NA) maj. dec. Nico Williams (Greensburg Salem)13-4
120 - PigtailMario Sarnic (Franklin Regional) dec. Mohammaad Khatami (NA)6-3
126Jacob Ealy (Hopewell) dec. Jacob Downing (NA)6-2
1st ConsolationJacob Downing (NA) maj. dec. Kameron Grassi (Knoch)10-2
132Luca Augustine (Waynesburg) dec. Gabe Falo (NA)6-2
1st ConsolationGabe Falo (NA) dec. Tyler Hughes (Greensburg Salem)2-1
145 - PigtailHunter Milligan (Albert Gallatin) dec. Nick Marcenelle (NA)5-1
152 - PigtailDante Cecchine (Trinity) pined Manuel Bautista (NA)4:09
160Jon Hoover (NA) maj. dec. Casper Hinklie (Connellsville)12-0
QuarterfinalsGarrit Nijenhuis (Canon-McMillan) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)7-0
220Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Troy Kuhn (Kiski Area)1:57
QuarterfinalsIan Edenfield (Laurel Highlands) pinned Ben Grafton (NA)0:59
285Derek Devine (NA) pinned Andrew Verscharen (Ringgold)1:16
QuarterfinalsDerek Devine (NA) dec. Corey Dodson (Albert Gallatin)5-2