A month of the wrestling post-season begins on Friday with the District 10 Class AAA Championships at Central Tech High School, and the Section 1-AA Tournament at Union City High School.
Last year Eisenhower advanced six wrestlers from one of three section tournaments in D-10, and Youngsville advanced three to the next weekend's District 10 Class AA tourney at Sharon High School.
The only returning section champion among the six Knights and three Eagles is Eisenhower senior Dylan Baker.
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Returning section champ
Eisenhower senior Dylan Baker is a returning Section 1-AA champion. He is among four returning district qualifiers for Eisenhower and Youngsville. This weekend’s District 10 Section 1-AA Tournament at Union City begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and resumes at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The finals and consolation finals are set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
But the name of the game is advancing to districts, then advancing to regionals, then advancing to states.
Returning district qualifiers include Baker and junior Jake Johnson from Eisenhower, and junior Hunter Proctor and Josh Lewis from Youngsville. Lewis advanced to regionals last year as a junior.
Eisenhower's Jeb Fedorchuk is the top seed at 120 pounds, Baker fourth at 126, Trevor Spicer second at 182, Johnson fourth at 195, and Kenny Peters fourth at heavyweight.
District 10 Section 1-AA Wrestling First-Round Pairings
Friday and Saturday
Union City High School
(Top 4 advance to D-10 Class AA championships the following weekend at Sharon High School. Those with first-round byes wrestle the winner of next match listed; two byes in a row wrestle each other next)
106 pounds: Tyler Vath (Saegertown) 31-2 BYE; Steven Stroup (Seneca) 13-13 vs. Patrick Burns (Union City) 11-6; Tyler Kuzma (Ft. LeBoeuf) 21-11 vs. Steve Haner (Eisenhower) 12-14; Andrew Fachetti (Iroquois) 7-15 vs. Cody Pratt (HarborCreek) 22-5
113: Cyle Yaple (Seneca) 21-5 vs. Archie Loop (Cambridge Springs) 7-23; Aaron Hoover (Youngsville) 14-12 vs. Kody McCammon (HarborCreek) 14-11; George McGuire (Ft. LeBoeuf) 24-15 vs, Jacob Miller (North East) 14-15; Scott Steenrod (Union City) 11-16 vs. Bingbong Elizon (Saegertown) 8-4
120: Jeb Fedorchuk (Eisenhower) 23-9 BYE; Brad Nowakowski (Seneca) 6-10 BYE; Dustin Tomcho (Union City) 18-13 BYE; Devin Mitchell (Cambridge Springs) 18-13 BYE; Garrett Zuver (Saegertown) 19-12 BYE; Chester Ciukaj (Youngsville) 12-9 BYE; Adam Borgia (Ft. LeBoeuf) 13-19 BYE; Kyle Kaniewicz (Iroquois) 14-8 BYE
126: Adam Sallot (HarborCreek) 24-4 BYE; Harold Klenzing (Iroquois) 6-10 vs. Chandler Flinn (Youngsville) 8-13; Kevin Pier (Seneca) 12-8 BYE; Dylan Baker (Eisenhower) 26-10 BYE; Justin Mitchell (Saegertown) 26-8 BYE; Kevin Lindsley (Union City) 12-10 BYE; Garrett McCaslin (North East) 11-14 BYE; Brandon Puckly (Ft. LeBoeuf) 31-6 BYE
132: Hunter Proctor (Youngsville) 19-6 vs. Jacob Kruise (Iroquois) 6-13; Levi Stanko (Eisenhower) 11-14 vs. Brad Malinowski (Ft. LeBoeuf) 10-11; Zack Krien (Cambridge Springs) 16-10 vs. Brendan Byham (Saegertown) 7-9; Nick Teixeira (Seneca) 9-13 vs. Tyler Lindsley (union City) 21-9
138: Matt Humes (Saegertown) 27-9 vs. Russell Adams (Union City) 1-9; Jaim Crecraft (Cambridge Springs) 5-7 vs. Dave Ferrell (Seneca) 19-9; Josh Kita (HarborCreek) 21-9 vs. Robbie Wilston (Eisenhower) 11-16; Kodi Skarzenski (North East) 8-16 vs. Riley Smith (Ft. LeBoeuf) 31-11
145: Joe Hibbler (Seneca) 25-2 BYE; Richard Knisley (Eisenhower) 6-8 vs. Jake Newara (HarborCreek) 20-10; Lance Neusheler (Saegertown) 16-7 vs. Casey Lydic (Cambridge Springs) 8-17; Robert Eppley (North East) 4-16 vs. Kody Pace (Ft. LeBoeuf) 36-7
152: Kevin Nowakowski (HarborCreek) 24-7 vs. Colton Cox (Cambridge Springs) 5-17; Andrew Boylan (Saegertown) 10-11 vs. Jarred Brooks (Union City) 17-13l Corey Voorhis (North East) 12-6 vs. Zach Ishman (Youngsville) 8-14); Tim Lange (Eisenhower) 7-16 vs, Taylor Harrington (Ft. LeBoeuf) 25-9
160: Dylan Reynolds (Cambridge Springs) 26-4 BYE; Josh Reinke (Union City) 21-10 vs. Jordan Bryan (North East) 21-7; Josh Lewis (Youngsville) 18-5 vs, Chris Merritt (HarborCreek) 13-14; Jeremy Mitchell (Saegertown) 18-20 vs. Taylor Fox (Ft. LeBoeuf) 32-6
170: Tim Vargo (Union City) 28-3 vs. Brock Henderson (Saegertown) 13-17; Jeremy Lyon (Youngsville) 12-6 vs. Eliot Davison (Iroquois) 16-5; Weston Stafford (Cambridge Springs) 20-6 vs. Matt Newara (HarborCreek) 8-4; Andrew Phelps (North East) 16-10 vs. Craig Cihon (Ft. LeBoeuf) 35-6
182: Trevor Beiter (Seneca) 23-4 BYE; Cody Thomas (Union City) 1-5 vs. Gage Salusky (Ft. LeBoeuf) 9-22; Austin Phelps (North East) 15-9 BYE; Sage Sivak (Youngsville) 14-7 BYE; Quentin Stafford (Cambridge Springs) 21-7 BYE; Jerod Young (Saegertown) 14-18 BYE; Nick Gibbons (Iroquois) 5-12 BYE; Trevor Spicer (Eisenhower) 24-8
195: Alex Svetz (North East) 17-1 BYE; Brad Beiter (Seneca) 19-11 vs. Jake Johnson (Eisenhower) 23-7; Josh Tomiczek (Saegertown) 25-7 vs. Preston Meade (HarborCreek) 17-17; Sturgis Coulter (Union City) 3-13 vs. Shawn Reynolds (Cambridge Springs) 24-3
220: Evan Daley (Ft. LeBoeuf) 39-3 BYE; John Macken (Saegertown) 3-7 vs. Tyler Stapp (North East) 7-12; Matt Lydic (Cambridge Springs) 21-10 BYE; Parris Warner (HarborCreek) 19-8 BYE; Jakup Durlin (Youngsville) 19-4 BYE; Storm McDonald (Union City) 23-11 BYE; Jordan Hefferman (Eisenhower) 14-8 BYE; Matt Mongera (Seneca) 18-2 BYE
285: Branden Stafford (Saegertown) 30-2 BYE; Stephen Beattie (Youngsville) 16-8 vs. Kenny Peters (Eisenhower) 21-8; Jeff Burger (Union City) 28-3 vs. Nate Conti (Ft. LeBoeuf) 24-16; Justin East (Cambridge Springs) 32-3 BYE
For Youngsville, Proctor is seeded first at 132 pounds, Lewis third at 160, Sage Sivak fourth at 182, and Jaykup Durlin third at 220.
Here are the first-round pairings for Friday's and Saturday's District 1- Section 1-AA Wrestling Tournament at Union City High School: