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NA Claims Section 3-AAA Title With 33-30 Win Over Butler

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The North Allegheny wrestling team won the Section 3-AAA championship for the first time since 2017 with an exciting 33-30 triumph over the Butler Golden Tornado on Wednesday night. The Tigers opened the night with a semifinal win over West Allegheny, 47-14, and then rallied from a 21-3 deficit to beat Butler for the section title.

Down by 18 points through five bouts, the Tigers began their comeback bid with a win by fall by Aidan Buggey at 215 pounds over Braylon May in just 10 seconds to cut the deficit to 21-9. Butler, who was seeking its first ever section crown, seemingly regained momentum with a win by fall from Jacob Pomykata at 285 pounds for a 27-9 lead.

Despite the victory by Pomykata, the Tigers rattled off wins in the next five bouts to take a lead the they wouldn’t relinquish. At 106 pounds, Casey Walker earned a 6-0 decision to trim the score to 27-12. At 113 pounds, William Bentrim followed with a crucial win by fall over Kelley Schaukowitsch to earn Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match honors. Bentrim’s triumph brought the score to 27-18, Golden Tornado.

The Tigers continued to rally at 120 pounds with a 9-6 decision by Sam Horton over Gavin Rush, followed by a prompt pin fall courtesy of Dylan Coy at 126 pounds in just 11 seconds to tie the score at 27-27. At 132 pounds, Nathan Monteparte pinned Kase Chopp to give North Allegheny its first lead of the night, 33-27.

In the evening’s last bout, Butler’s Dominic Vivirito earned a 6-4 decision but it wasn’t enough for the Tornado, who fell to North Allegheny by a 33-30 final.

Prior to the Section 3-AAA championship match with Butler, North Allegheny started the night with 47-14 victory against West Allegheny in the semifinals. The Tigers fell behind 14-6 through five bouts but didn’t lose again en route to a blowout win. North Allegheny won the next eight consecutive bouts against the Indians, including pin falls by Tyler Magorien (189), Joseph Booth (285) and Coy (126). Booth was named the Wright Automotive Wrestler of the Match for his win by fall over Shane Tuthill in 1:40.

With the Section 3-AAA title win, North Allegheny improves to 6-0 overall and advances into the WPIAL Class AAA Team Tournament next week. The team tournament will be broadcast by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Section 3-AAA Semifinal Summary: NA vs. West Allegheny

WeightWrestlersScore
138Jayson Flener (NA) pinned J.T. Hollyfield (WA)3-1
145Curtis Brown (WA) dec. Krist Vizcarra (NA)4-2
152Kellen Buggey (NA) dec. Ben Moore (WA)11-6
160Nico Taddy (WA) pinned Adam Rohan (NA)3:38
172Shawn Taylor (WA) tech fall Anthony Spivak (NA)19-4
189Tyler Magorien (NA) pinned Seth Weese (WA)0:42
215Aidan Buggey (NA) wbf
285Joseph Booth (NA) pinned Shane Tuthill (WA)1:40
106Casey Walker (NA) tech fall Cade Stern (WA)16-1
113William Bentrim (NA) dec. Caiden Harbert (WA)10-5
120Sam Horton (NA) wbf
126Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Chase Schepis (WA)1:19
132Nathan Monteparte (NA) dec. Nick Jones (WA)9-4

Section 3-AAA Championship Summary: NA vs. Butler

WeightWrestlersScore
145Levi Donnel (B) pinned Krist Vizcarra (NA)2:39
152Cade Savochka (B) dec. Kellen Buggey (NA)11-5
160Adam Rohan (NA) dec. Matthew Zinkhann (B)3-0
172Landon Christie (B) pinned Anthony Spivak (NA)0:51
189Michael Kreinbucher (B) pinned Tyler Magorien (NA)1:43
215Aidan Buggey (NA) pinned Braylon May (B)0:10
285Jacob Pomykata pinned Joseph Booth (NA)1:30
106Casey Walker (NA) dec. Ana Malovich (B)6-0
113William Bentrim (NA) pinned Kelley Schaukowitsch (B)3:27
120Sam Horton (NA) dec. Gavin Rush (B)9-6
126Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Aiden Plopl (B)0:11
132Nathan Monteparte (NA) pinned Kase Chopp (B)1:26
138Dominic Vivirito (B) dec. Jayson Flener (NA)6-4

Three Lady Tigers Crowned Champions at Wright Automotive Girls Tournament

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North Allegheny hosted the first ever Wright Automotive Girls Wrestling Tournament, which was also the first girls’ event to be hosted at North Allegheny. A total of eight different schools sent girls wrestlers to the event. Seven Lady Tigers toed the line in hopes to bring home gold in this inaugural event. The Lady Tigers finished in second place as a team, the highest finish as a team in school history.

The Lady Tigers were paced by three wrestlers that claimed gold on the day. Putting together her best performance of the year was senior Taylor Stover who went 4-0 at the 113-120 weight class with two falls and a major decision. In what proved to be the championship match, Stover secured a reversal and back points with 16 seconds remaining to break open a 4-4 tie against Madi Mansmann of Canon Mac and win 8-4. Also placing first was junior Hannah Williams who pinned both of her opponents on the day in the 97-106 weight class. Sophomore Leyna Rumpler, competing at 140-148, secured three falls and finished 4-0. These three Lady Tigers were the three members of the first ever NA girls wrestling team that started last year. They were also the first ever to claim tournament championships in the history of the girls program.

Sophomore Audrey Morrison put in a strong performance at 140-148. She finished in second place with a 3-1 record and three falls. Her lone loss was to teammate Leyna Rumpler by a score of 16-9. Freshman Brenna Collery also brought home silver, going 3-2 at the 132-140 weight class. She had three falls on the day and brought the fireworks. Collery was losing 4-3 to Ana Gross of Steubenville late in the third period before getting the go ahead takedown and securing the fall with 7 seconds left in the match. Determined to show that a match is never out of reach, despite losing 7-2, she picked up the fall with one second left in the match to beat Bella Arnold of Canon Mac.

Also competing for the Lady Tigers were freshmen Kaylee Dean (170-172) and Maya Scott (132-140).

The Lady Tigers are in action again on Saturday Feb. 5 at the Western Pennsylvania Girls Championships at North Allegheny Intermediate at 9:00 a.m.

Lady Tigers Compete At 2nd Annual Gettysburg Duals

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The North Allegheny girls’ wrestling team traveled to Gettysburg to compete in the 2nd Annual Gettysburg Girls Duals Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Tigers were also joined by a few wrestlers from Athens and Kiski. The Tigers went 2-1 on the day, led by sophomore Leyna Rumpler going undefeated.

The Tigers started the day wrestling a team comprised of Lancaster McCaskey, Manheim Township, and Annville-Cleona. Junior Hannah Williams started the match off with a pin and the Lady Tigers never looked back, winning 57-15. Junior Callie Rautenbach, sophomores Audrey Morrison and Rumpler, and freshmen Brenna Collery all won by fall. Freshmen Maya Scott and Kaylee Dean also came away with victories by decision.

The next match was against a very tough Governor Mifflin team. In a back-and-forth match early on, Rumpler was up 8-0 before winning by injury default. That brought the Tigers within three points, trailing 24-27. However, that would be the closest they would get as Governor Mifflin prevailed 57-39.

In the final match of the day, the Lady Tigers took on Cumberland Valley/Exeter. Williams started the match off again with another pin. Senior Taylor Stover won by pin to put the Tigers up 18-0 and they continued to roll for the win, 70-30. Also winning by fall were Rautenbach, Collery, Rumpler and Morrison.

The Lady Tigers are in action again on Saturday at the Wright Automotive Tournament at North Allegheny Intermediate at 9:00 a.m.

Tigers Crown Two Champs, Win Team Title At Allegheny County Tournament

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North Allegheny crowned two individual champions and won the team tournament title at the Allegheny Country Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Fox Chapel High School. The Tigers proved victorious at the two-day tournament with a team score of 222.5 as nine NA grappler medaled.

Casey Walker and Dylan Coy won individual titles at the Allegheny County Tournament.

Individual gold was claimed by sophomore Casey Walker at 106 pounds and senior Dylan Coy at 126. Walker defeated top-seed Giovonie Schipani of North Hills in the semifinals by a 5-4 decision, and followed that up with a 10-6 decision over Plum’s Rylen Campbell in the title bout at 106. Coy was the No. 1 seed at 126 and rolled to the finals with four wins by fall and defeated Pine-Richland’s Anthony Ferraro in the title bout by a 4-0 decision.

Three Tigers earned tournament silver with runner-up finishes. Sophomore Travis Stipetich (145), A.J. Rohan (160) and sophomore Aidan Buggey (215) all took second place in their respective weight classes.

At 132 pounds, junior Nathan Monteparte claimed a fourth-place finish, while junior Jayson Flener garnered sixth place at 138 pounds.

Freshman Kellen Buggey defeated Mt. Lebanon’s Nick Busalacchi by a 9-8 decision in the seventh-place consolation bout at 152. At 172, senior Nick Caruso also took seventh place with a win by default over Baldwin’s John Starusko.

For a look at all of the brackets from the Allegheny County Tournament, click here.

The North Allegheny boys’ wrestling team will rest up for the Section 3-AAA Team Tournament on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The team tournament will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Tigers Earn Top Spot In Subsection With Sweep At Mars

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The North Allegheny wrestling team secured the top spot in Subsection 3B-AAA with a pair of victories on Wednesday night at Mars. The Tigers defeated Shaler 58-9 in the opener and followed with a 66-6 triumph over the host Planets to cap the sweep.

North Allegheny started the night with the Shaler Titans and jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first four bouts. Jaysen Flener earned a 17-4 major decision over Jacob Cable at 138 pounds to start the dual meet, followed by a win by fall courtesy of Travis Stipetich against Liam Berret at 145 pounds. Back-to-back pins by Kellen Buggey (152) and Adam Rohan (160) solidified NA’s 22-0 start.

Shaler had brief success with a win by fall from Michael Ulery at 172 pounds and a 7-3 decision in favor of Ethan Gross at 189, cutting the NA advantage to 22-9. Those two wins would be the first and last time Shaler was heard from for the rest of the night. A win by fall for Sam Horton at 120 pounds, and wins by forfeit for Aidan Buggey (215), Casey Walker (106), William Bentrim (113), Dylan Coy (126) and Nathan Monteparte (132) capped the 58-9 win.

Against the host Planets, the Tigers once again pounced on their opponent and raced to an 18-0 lead with wins by fall courtesy of Stipetich (145), Kellen Buggey (152) and Rohan (160).

Mars temporarily halted NA’s momentum thanks to a win by fall from Christian Scheller at 172 pounds, which trimmed the Tigers advantage to 18-6. From that point on, the meet belonged to NA. The Tigers earned four pin falls down the stretch to pull away in convincing fashion for a 66-6 victory.  Tyler Magorien (189), Bentrim (113), Coy (126) and Flener (139) all earned pins as NA locked up the No. 1 spot in the subsection.

North Allegheny improves to 4-0 overall and in the subsection. The Tigers will take part in the Allegheny County Tournament this weekend ahead of the Section 3-AAA Team Tournament on Jan. 26. The section team tournament will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Shaler

WeightWrestlersScore
138Jayson Flener (NA) maj. dec. Jacob Cable (SA)17-4
145Travis Stipetich (NA) pinned Liam Berret (SA)1:13
152Kellen Buggey (NA) pinned Callum Montgomery (SA)4:20
160Adam Rohan (NA) pinned Matthew Suppa (SA)1:46
172Michael Ulery (SA) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)1:59
189Ethan Gross (SA) dec. Anthony Spivak (NA)7-3
215Aidan Buggey (NA) wbf
285Double Forfeit
106Casey Walker (NA) wbf
113William Bentrim (NA) wbf
120Sam Horton (NA) pinned Nevio DeLeonibus (SA)2:19
126Dylan Coy (NA) wbf
132Nathan Monteparte (NA) wbf

Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Mars

WeightWrestlersScore
145Travis Stipetich (NA) pinned Griffin Frazier (MA)1:10
152Kellen Buggey (NA) pinned Jaden Fotta (MA)1:03
160Adam Rohan (NA) pinned Cooper Courson (MA)1:50
172Christian Scheller (MA) pinned Nick Caruso (NA)0:29
189Tyler Magorien (NA) pinned Ethan Wolf (MA)1:03
215Aidan Buggey (NA) wbf
285Double Forfeit
106Casey Walker (NA) wbf
113William Bentrim (NA) pinned Miles Frazier (MA)0:51
120Sam Horton (NA) wbf
126Dylan Coy (NA) pinned Brandon Frantz (MA)1:09
132Nathan Monteparte (NA) wbf
138Jayson Flener (NA) pinned Nicholas Veneris (MA)0:39