Two Tigers Crowned WPIAL Champions

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Two North Allegheny grapplers won gold on Saturday at the WPIAL individual wrestling tournament at Canon-McMillan High School. Seniors Eric Hong and Jake Woodley were crowned WPIAL champions at 160 and 195 pounds, respectively. Hong defeated Belle Vernon’s Zachary Hartman by a 7-4 decision and Woodley pinned Upper St. Clair’s Eli Grape in 3:40 in his title bout. For Woodley, it marks his second straight WPIAL title. (Watch an interview with Woodley by MSA Sports below.)

Hong and Woodley automatically advance to the PIAA tournament in Hershey next week by virtue of their WPIAL championship wins and three other Tigers will be joining them. Jake Hinkson won bronze at 145 pounds and picked up a 9-5 decision over Belle Vernon’s Tyler Seliga in the third-place bout. Luke Landefeld (132) and Sean Hoover (170) fell in the third-place bout in their respective weight classes but still qualify for the state tournament by finishing in the top four. For a complete look at North Allegheny’s day two results at the WPIAL individual wrestling tournament, see below.

The PIAA tournament begins on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. You can listen to a live broadcast the state tournament in Hershey courtesy of our friends at WJPA Radio by clicking here.

WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships - Day Two

Saturday, March 4 at Canon-McMillan High School
113 - 2nd ConsolationZach McCann (FR) dec. Jacob Downing (NA) 5-3
132 - SemifinalsCaleb Morris (WBG) dec. Luke Landefeld (NA) 4-3
4th ConsolationLuke Landefeld (NA) dec. Jack Blumer (KA)6-1
3rd Place BoutJob Chisko (PT) dec. Luke Landefeld (NA)2-1
138 - 2nd ConsolationZach Stedeford (NA) pinned Alex Weber (TJ)3:50
3rd ConsolationZach Stedeford (NA) dec. Scotty Dietrich (BUT)7-4
4th ConsolationNick Acuna (Moon) dec. Zach Stedeford (NA) 2-1
145 - SemifinalsJoey Blumer (KA) dec. Jake Hinkson (NA) 4-2
4th ConsolationJake Hinkson (NA) maj. dec. Huner Kernan (BP)9-0
3rd Place BoutJake Hinkson (NA) dec. Tyler Seliga (BV)9-5
152 - 2nd ConsolationNick Geyer (PR) dec. Jon Hoover (NA)3-0
160 - SemifinalsEric Hong (NA) dec. Max Shaw (TJ)5-2
ChampionshipEric Hong (NA) dec. Zachary Hartman (BV)7-4
170 - 2nd ConsolationSean Hoover (NA) dec. Dante Presutti (Montour)6-3
3rd ConsolationSean Hoover (NA) dec. Peter Klein (FR)6-0
4th ConsolationSean Hoover (NA) dec. Blaze Kansco (CM)5-3
3rd Place BoutAlec Shaw (GS) default Sean Hoover (NA)
195 - SemifinalJake Woodley (NA) tech fall Nate Ansell (CVLLE)19-4
ChampionshipJake Woodley (NA) pinned Eli Grape (USC)3:40
285 - 2nd ConsolationCorey Dodson (AG) dec. Derek Devine (NA) 3-1