Tigers Triumph Over Tribe For Section Win, 51-19

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Following a team championship at the Panther Classic over the weekend, the North Allegheny wrestling team continued its winning ways with a 51-19 section win over the rival North Hills Indians on Wednesday night.

It was a back-and-forth contest through the first four bouts with the lead changing hands three times. Beginning at 170 pounds, North Allegheny took an early 3-0 lead thanks to a 1-0 decision by Bobby Snyder over Ethan Mikovitz. North Hills jumped ahead 6-3 courtesy of a quick win by fall from Ethan Uechi at 182 pounds. The Tigers answered in kind when Nick Marcenelle earned a win by fall at 195 pounds, giving NA the lead back at 9-6. At 220 pounds, North Hills’ Damon Thompson picked a 10-6 decision to even the team score at 9-9.

Thompson’s win was the last time North Hills stayed close with the Tigers. NA won the next four bouts, two by fall and two by forfeit, to take a commanding 33-9 lead. Ben Grafton delivered a pin fall at 285 pounds and Sam Horton earned a fall at the 4:41 mark of his 113 pound bout with Derrick Falk. For his performance, Horton was selected as the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.

North Hills cut the score to 33-15 following a pair of decisions from Matt Serwatka and Jeremy MacPherson at 126 and 132 pounds, respectively. The Tigers then won three of the final four bouts to secure a 51-19 triumph. Of the final three wins for the Tigers, two were by forfeit and one was a pin fall from Grant Mackay at 152 pounds.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 2-0 on the season, while North Hills drops to 0-2 in section action. The Tigers will compete at the Beast of the East Invitational in Wilmington, Delaware this weekend.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. North Hills

170Bobby Snyder (NA) dec. Ethan Mikovitz (NH)1-0
182Ethan Uechi (NH) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)0:23
195Nick Marcenelle (NA) pinned Spencer Pantales (NH)1:10
220Damon Thompson (NH) dec. Luke Rumpler (NA)11-6
285Ben Grafton (NA) pinned David Lukas (NH)1:13
106Nicholas Gorman (NA) wbf
113Sam Horton (NA) pinned Derrick Falk (NH)4:41
120Dylan Coy (NA) wbf
126Matt Serwatka (NH) def. Nathan Monteparte (NA)3-0
132Jeremy MacPherson (NH) dec. A.J. Rohan (NA)7-3
138Max Stedeford (NA) wbf
145Sam Hillegas (NH) maj. dec. Freddy Junko (NA)11-2
152Grant Mackay (NA) pinned Andrew Szymczak (NH)1:48
160Ian Branstetter (NA) wbf