Zach Smith, Jake Hinkson Qualify For Hershey

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Two North Allegheny Tigers advanced to Hershey next week with sterling performances on Saturday in the WPIAL Individual Wrestling Tournament. Senior Zach Smith earned a silver medal at 195 pounds and Jake Hinkson took fourth place at 132 to punch their tickets to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Tournament beginning on Thursday.

Smith defeated Kiski’s Chad Kuhn by a 9-0 major decision in the semifinals before narrowly falling to Norwin’s Drew Phipps in the championship bout, 5-3. Hinkson rolled off three straight victories on Saturday in the consolation bracket to reach the third place bout against John Ridgeway of Norwin.  Ridgeway managed a 6-2 decision in the third place bout, but Hinkson still qualifies for the PIAA tournament.

North Allegheny’s Zach Stedeford (113), Sean Kalmeyer (145), Sean Hoover (152) and Jake Woodley (170) also competed on Saturday but had their trips in the consolation bracket cut short.  All North Allegheny results are listed below.  For a look at the entire Class AAA bracket, click here.

WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Championships - Day Three

Saturday, February 28 at Penn Hills High School
113 - ConsolationZach Stedeford (NA) dec. Mason Schaefer (West Allegheny)5-1
ConsolationNoah Levett (Kiski) dec. Zach Stefeford (NA)9-3
132 - ConsolationJake Hinkson (NA) maj. dec. Tyrone Brown (Connellsville)9-0
ConsolationJake Hinkson (NA) pinned Tommy Zummo (Plum)4:41
ConsolationJake Hinkson (NA) dec. Cam Reynolds (Trinity)4-3
3rd placeJohn Ridgeway (Norwin) dec. Jake Hinkson (NA) 6-2
145 - ConsolationMichael Risnear (Penn-Trafford) dec. Sean Kalmeyer (NA) 3-0
152 - ConsolationSean Hoover (NA) dec. Noah Wright (Mars)2-1 TB
ConsolationDerek Verkleeren (Belle Vernon) dec. Sean Hoover (NA)4-2
170 - ConsolationJake Woodley (NA) dec. Derrin Deitz (Fox Chapel) 4-0
ConsolationJake Woodley (NA) dec. Vinny Romano (Kiski)4-2
ConsolationBrooks Wilding (Upper St. Clair) dec. Jake Woodley (NA)7-5
195 - SemifinalZach Smith (NA) maj. dec. Chad Kuhn (Kiski)9-0
ChampionshipDrew Phipps (Norwin) dec. Zach Smith (NA) 5-3