2020-2021 Game Summaries
North Allegheny had three representatives in the PIAA Class AAA Western Super Regional on Saturday and junior Dylan Coy came away with a fifth-place showing in the 120-pound weight class.
Fresh off of winning his first WPIAL individual title last week, Coy opened the Super Regional with a 6-3 decision over Josh Hillard of Manheim Township in the tournament quarterfinals. Despite losing in his next two bouts, Coy rebounded in the fifth-place consolation bout with a rematch with Hillard and earned a 3-0 decision. While Coy did finish in the fifth place, did not qualify for the PIAA championships as only the top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced.
Also competing in the PIAA Western Super Regional were Nick Gorman (120) and Collin McCorkle (160). All North Allegheny results are listed below. Congratulations to the entire NA wrestling team and coaching staff for another outstanding season.
PIAA Class AAA Western Super RegionalSaturday, March 6 at Altoona High School
|120 - Quarterfinals||Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Josh Hillard (Manheim Township)||6-3|
|Semifinals||Karl Shindledecker (Chambersburg) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)||5-1|
|Consolation Semifinals||Mason Leiphart (Dover) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)||5-0|
|5th Place||Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Josh Hillard (Manheim Township)||3-0|
|126 - Quarterfinals||Matt Repos (Central Dauphin) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)||4-2|
|1st Consolation||Ethan Berginc (Hempfield Area) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)||5-1|
|160 - Quarterfinals||Ethan Richner (Bellefonte) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA)||3-1|
|1st Consolation||Sean Smith (Carlisle) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA)||3-2|
North Allegheny junior Dylan Coy won a WPIAL title at 120 pounds and two other Tigers won bronze at the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament on Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School. Adding to an outstanding day for North Allegheny wrestlers, sophomore Nick Gorman (126) and senior Collin McCorkle (160) each won third-place consolation bouts in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Western Super Regional next weekend.
Coy, who took third place at WPIALs last season, opened the 120-pound bracket in the quarterfinals with a dominant 18-2 tech fall over Ryan Klingensmith of Kiski Area. In the semifinals, Coy earned a 7-0 decision over Jacob Houpt of Canon-McMillan and followed with a 4-3 decision against Waynesburg’s Mac Church, the top seed in the bracket, to win his first WPIAL crown.
After a quarterfinal round loss for Gorman to begin action at 126 pounds, he rebounded in the consolation bracket with an 8-0 decision against Butler’s Nick Schaukowitsch. In second round consolation, Gorman won in a 3-2 UTB against Trinity’s Blake Reihner and quickly pinned Connellsville’s Mason Prinkey in 48 seconds in the third-place bout.
At 160 pounds, McCorkle opened with a 3-2 decision over Waynesburg’s Nate Stephensen in the quarterfinals. McCorkle met a familiar foe in the semifinals and took state medalist Cole Spencer of Pine-Richland to the limit, but narrowly fell by a 1-0 decision. In the consolations, McCorkle bounced back with a win by fall over Christopher Beatty of Chartiers Valley and followed by winning 3-2 UTB over Kiski Area’s Enzo Morlacci of Kiski Area in the third-place bout.
Also competing for North Allegheny at the WPIAL Class individual wrestling tournament were Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stedeford (145), Travis Stipetich (172) and Brady Leczo (215). For North Allegheny results, see below.
Coy, Gorman and McCorkle will continue their seasons on Saturday, March 6 at the PIAA Western Super Regional.
WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling ChampionshipsSaturday, February 27 at Canon-McMillan High School
|120 - Quarterfinals||Dylan Coy (NA) tech fall Ryan Klingensmith (Kiski Area)||18-2|
|Semifinals||Dylan Coy (NA) dec. Jacob Houpt (Canon-McMillan)||7-0|
|Championship||Dylan Coy (NA dec. Mac Church (Waynesburg)||4-3|
|126 - Quarterfinals||Zander Phaturos (Waynesburg) dec. Nick Gorman (NA)||3-2|
|1st Consolation||Nick Gorman (NA) maj. dec. Nick Schaukowitsch (Butler)||8-0|
|2nd Consolation||Nick Gorman (NA) pinned Blake Reihner (Trinity)||3-2 UTB|
|3rd Place||Nick Gorman (NA) pinned Mason Prinkey (Connellsville)||0:48|
|132 - Quarterfinals||Nate Roth (Latrobe) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)||6-0|
|1st Consolation||Nathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Costa Moore (Canon-McMillan)||3-2|
|2nd Consolation||Colton Stoneking (Waynesburg) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)||3-1|
|138 - Quarterfinals||Cole Homet (Waynesburg) maj. dec. Brad Stipetich (NA)||12-0|
|1st Consolation||Jonah Miller (New Castle) dec. Brad Stipetich (NA)||3-2|
|145 - Quarterfinals||Kelin Laffey (Pine-Richland) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)||5-2|
|1st Consolation||Max Stedeford (NA) pinned Michael Kinzey (Armstrong)||3:32|
|2nd Consolation||Ty Linsenbigler (Hempfield) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)||8-2|
|160 - Quarterfinals||Collin McCorkle (NA) dec. Nate Stephenson (Waynesburg)||3-2|
|Semifinals||Cole Spencer (PR) dec. Collin McCorkle (NA)||1-0|
|2nd Consolation||Collin McCorkle (NA) pinned Christopher Beatty (Chartiers Valley)||4:01|
|3rd Place||Collin McCorkle (NA) dec. Enzo Morlacci (Kiski Area)||3-2, UTB|
|172 - Quarterfinals||Matthew Furman (Canon-McMillan) pinned Travis Stipetich (NA)||1:36|
|1st Consolation||Travis Stipetich (NA) maj. dec. Manuel Santos (Seneca Valley)||8-0|
|2nd Consolation||Brian Finnerty (Thomas Jefferson) dec. Travis Stipetich (NA)||2-0|
|215 - Quarterfinal||Brady Leczo (NA) dec. Caleb Chismar (Greensburg Salem)||5-3|
|Semifinals||Logan Harmon (Armstrong) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)||2:26|
|2nd Consolation||Tyler Rohaley (Canon-McMillan) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)||1:58|
North Allegheny was the host site for the Section 3-AAA individual tournament on Saturday and the Tigers crowned three champions and advanced five others to the finals. All eight wrestlers punched their ticket to the WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament next week.
Winning section gold at 120 pounds was junior Dylan Coy, who earned an 11-5 decision over Nick Jones of West Allegheny. Sophomore Nick Gorman was victorious in his title bout at 126 pounds with a win by fall over Nick Schaukowitsch of Butler. Rounding out NA’s triumvirate of champions was senior Brady Leczo, who picked up a 4-2 decision in overtime against Moon’s Andrew Sampson.
Other Tigers who qualified for the WPIAL tournament with second place finishes included Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stedeford (145), Collin McCorkle (160) and Travis Stipetich (172).
Earning wins for “true second” were Brad and Travis Stipetich and Stedeford. Brad Stipetich defeated Jonathan Grieco of Mars by a 4-2 decision, Stedeford topped Shawn Taylor of West Allegheny by a 5-1 decision, and Travis Stipetich earned a 4-0 decision against Manuel Santos of Seneca Valley.
For a look at the entire set of brackets from the Section 3-AAA tournament, click here.
The WPIAL Class AAA individual tournament will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Canon-McMillan High School.
Twelve wrestlers competed for North Allegheny on Thursday night at the Subsection 3B-AAA individual tournament and all twelve advanced to Saturday’s Section 3-AAA tournament.
The subsection tournament was a round robin format with the top two finishers in each weight class advancing to Saturday’s sectional. Eight Tigers earned first-place showings, highlighted by senior Max Stedeford at 145 pounds, who reached the 100-win plateau in his career. Stedeford reached the century mark with two wins by fall and a hard-fought 1-0 decision over Pine-Richland’s Kelin Laffey to capture first place.
Other first place-finishers on Thursday night included Casey Walker (106), Dylan Coy (120), Nick Gorman (126), Nathan Monteparte (132), Brad Stipetich (138), Max Stededord (145), Aiden Buggey (189) and Brady Leczo (215). Runner-up efforts were turned in by Sam Horton (113), A.J. Rohan (152), Collin McCorkle (160) and Travis Stipetich (172). For a complete look at the brackets from the subsection tournament, click here.
The Section 3-AAA individual tournament will be held on Saturday at North Allegheny at 10:00 a.m.
The North Allegheny wrestling team reached the WPIAL semifinals on Wednesday night with a 53-9 victory over the Thomas Jefferson Jaguars in the quarterfinal round. However, in the semifinals, the Tigers ran into a juggernaut as the top-seeded Waynesburg Central Raiders defeated NA, 51-9.
Against Thomas Jefferson, the Tigers opened up a 21-0 lead in the first four bouts and cruised to the victory. Senior Brad Stipetich started the night at 145 pounds with a win by fall over Matt Herron, followed by a hard-fought 1-0 decision by Max Stedeford over Kale Buckiso at 145 pounds. For an outstanding effort, Stedeford was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match.
Leading 9-0 after the Stedeford victory, the Tigers increased the advantage to 21-0 with back-to-back pin falls by A.J. Rohan and Collin McCorkle at 152 and 160 pounds, respectively. Thomas Jefferson halted the momentum briefly with a pair of decision from Brian Finnerty and Trystan Alava, cutting the NA lead to 21-6. From that point on, the Tigers continued their domination by winning six of the next seven bouts to lock up the win. Down the stretch, NA received wins by fall from Brady Leczo (215), Dylan Coy (120) and Nathan Monteparte (132). Sophomore Nick Gorman added bonus points with a tech fall at 126 pounds over Nathan Krutules.
In the semifinals, top-seeded Waynesburg controlled the matchup and won 11 of the 13 bouts. McCorkle earned one of NA’s victories with a thrilling 3-1 decision in overtime against Nate Stephenson at 160 pounds. For his efforts, McCorkle was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match. The Tigers other win came by forfeit for Gorman at 126 pounds.
Concluding the team portion of the season, North Allegheny finishes with 13-3 record. Next up for the NA wrestlers is the Subsection Individual Tournament on Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Thomas Jefferson
|138||Bradley Stipetich (NA) pinned Matt Herron (TJ)||2:20|
|145||Max Stedeford (NA) dec. Kale Buckiso (TJ)||1-0|
|152||Adam Rohan (NA) pinned Michael Inks (TJ)||2:50|
|160||Collin McCorkle (NA) pinned Connor Falce (TJ)||0:52|
|172||Brian Finnerty (TJ) dec. Travis Stipetich (NA)||8-3|
|189||Trystan Alava (TJ) dec. Aiden Buggey (NA)||2-1, OT|
|215||Brady Leczo (NA) pinned Jake Bertini (TJ)||0:13|
|285||Luke Rumpler (NA) dec. Alby Breisinger (TJ)||6-3|
|106||Casey Walker (NA) wbf|
|113||Gabe Galioto (TJ) dec. Sam Horton (NA)||9-2|
|120||Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Aidan Stella (TJ)||1:06|
|126||Nicholas Gorman (NA) tech fall Nathan Krutules (TJ)||16-1|
|132||Nathan Monteparte (NA) pinned Brady Fitz (TJ)||3:42|
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Waynesburg
|145||Wyatt Henson (WAY) dec. Max Stedeford (NA)||9-3|
|152||Rocco Welsh (WAY) tech fall Adam Rohan (NA)||20-5|
|160||Collin McCorkle (NA) dec. Nate Stephenson (WAY)||3-1, OT|
|172||Luca Augustine (WAY) pinned Travis Stipetich (NA)||2:48|
|189||Eli Makel (WAY) dec. Aiden Buggey (NA)||1-0|
|215||Noah Tustin (WAY) pinned Brady Leczo (NA)||1:15|
|285||Ryan Howard (WAY) pinned Luke Rumpler (NA)||1:10|
|106||Ky Szewczyk (WAY) maj. dec. Casey Walker (NA)||16-7|
|113||Joseph Simon (WAY) pinned Sam Horton (NA)||1:24|
|120||Mac Church (WAY) dec. Dylan Coy (NA)||4-1|
|126||Nicholas Gorman (NA) wbf|
|132||Colton Stoneking (WAY) dec. Nathan Monteparte (NA)||3-1|
|138||Cole Homet (WAY) pinned Bradley Stipetich (NA)||3:27|