Tigers Upended by Mustangs In WPIAL 1st Round

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by Jared Barton

The North Allegheny Boys’ Wrestling Team started the match close, but ultimately lost to Plum 32-22 in the first round of the WPIAL 3A Team Tournament at Waynesburg Central High School Wednesday night.

After a Plum opening decision in the 139-pound weight class, Senior Jayson Flener earned a 6-0 decision over Charlie Campbell to tie the match at 3. The Tigers also responded to a pin in the 152-pound weight class with a 16-7 major decision win for senior Adam Rohan over Julien Sepelyak in the 160 pound match. The Mustangs led the dual 9-7 at that point.

Following a Plum tech fall in the 172 bout and another Mustang pin in the 189-pound match, Tigers junior Aidan Buggey pinned fellow senior Andrew Claassen in 51 seconds during the 215 bout trimming the deficit to 20-13.

Plum won the next four matches on decisions before junior William Bentrim toughed out a close 1-0 decision over Carson Yocca. Plum led 32-16.

The match ended with a forfeit win for senior Nathan Monteparte in the 133-pound weight class.

Aidan Buggey earned Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match laurels for his quick pin. The victory improves his season individual record to 23-6 on the season.

The loss eliminates the Tigers from the 3A Team Tournament with a 10-5 overall record this season.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Plum

139Trent Reese (Plum) dec. Sam Horton (NA)3-0
145Jayson Flener (NA dec. Charlie Campbell (Plum)6-0
152Dakoda Pisano (Plum) pinned Kellen Buggey (NA)1:50
160A.J. Rohan (NA) maj. dec. Julien Sepelyak (Plum)16-7
172Antonio Walker (Plum) tech fall Michael Hershberger (NA)20-5, 4:00
189Jack Tongel (Plum) pinned Mason Hartung (NA)2:40
215Aidan Buggey (NA) pinned Andrew Claasen (Plum)0:51
285Frank Macioce (Plum) dec. Joseph Booth (NA)8-4
107Owen Campbell (Plum) dec. Gus Stedeford (NA)2-0
114Rylen Campbell (Plum) dec. Casey Walker (NA)6-2
121Sam Snyder (Plum) dec. Griffen Reid (NA)7-2
127William Bentrim (NA) dec. Carson Yocca (Plum)1-0
133Nathan Monteparte (NA) wbf