Tigers Top Titans For Section Win, 57-24

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The North Allegheny wrestling team prevailed over the Shaler Titans on Wednesday night, 57-24, in the WPIAL Class-AAA Section 3-B opener. Leading 16-12 through five bouts, the Tigers picked up four consecutive victories to pull away for the win.

The Tigers jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to a win by forfeit from Massima Curry (120) and 17-5 major decision by Freddy Junko (126) over Dustin Lenkner.

After a win by fall for Shaler’s Andrew D’Agostino (132) cut the NA lead to 10-6, the Tigers answered right back with a win by fall courtesy of Ian Branstetter (138) over Hunter Petchar for a 16-6 advantage.

Shaler’s Ian Scarberry (145) earned a pin fall to again trim the NA lead to four, 16-12. From there, the Tigers gained command of the meet with four consecutive victories.

Bobby Snyder (152) collected a win by forfeit and Nick Marcenelle (160) followed with a pinfall over Jake Pollak for a 28-12 lead. The Tigers extended the advantage to 39-12 with a tech fall by Brady Leczo (170) and a win by forfeit for Jon Hoover (182).

The Tigers staved off the Titans the rest of the way courtesy pin falls from Ben Grafton (220), Dylan Coy (106) and a win by forfeit by Brad Stipetich (113).

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 1-0 in subsection 3B. Shaler slips to 0-1. The Tigers will take part in the Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College over the weekend.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Shaler

120Massima Curry (NA) wbf
126Freddy Junko (NA) maj. dec. Hunter Petchar (SA)17-5
132Andrew D`Agostino (SA) pinned Jack Gilliland (NA) 0:27
138Ian Branstetter (NA) pinned Hunter Petchar (SA) 3:40
145Ian Scarberry (SA) pinned Brandon Weaver (NA)1:01
152Bobby Snyder (NA) wbf
160Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Jake Pollak (SA)1:38
170Brady Leczo (NA) tech fall Cole Siford (SA19-2
182Jon Hoover (NA) wbf
195Joey Kremer (SA) pinned Norman Bernardi (NA)4:30
220Ben Grafton (NA) pinned Zachary Valentine (SA)0:45
285Jeff Bonnette (SA) pinned Austin Huebner (NA)0:18
106Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Bradley Yeager (SA)0:31
113Brad Stipetich (NA) wbf