All Warren County eyes are on freshman D.J. Fehlman at the District 10 Class AAA Wrestling Championships this weekend at Central Tech High School.
But nobody got to see him wrestle on Friday.
The freshman, who came in one win shy of Warren's record for wins by a freshman, had a bye in the seven-wrestler bracket at 120 pounds. Fehlman starts in the semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Tech against Paul Mancuso of Central Tech. Mancuso earned a 12-7 decision over General McLane's Deane Twitchell int he quarterfinal round on Friday. Fehlman (29-4) was the top seed at 120 pounds, and holds a major decision victory over Mancuso earlier this season.
A victory would put Fehlman in the championship match against either Alex Root of Prep or Paul Deitz of McDowell. More importantly, a berth into the final would mean Fehlman automatically qualifies for the Northwest Region Tournament in two weeks in Altoona. The top three at each weight class advance.
Another freshman, Jason Peterson, is in the semifinals at 113 pounds after a 14-10 decision over Meadville's JaQuai Boyd. Senior Drew Williams is in the semifinals at 138 pounds after a first-period pin in the quarters over Titusville's Easton Hogue.
"Drew has a touch match with (McDowell's Steve) Spearman on Saturday morning," said Warren coach Glen Baldensperger. "It was also nice to see Jason wrestle well and put himself into the semifinal round."
Alex Streich (195) and Garrett Smead (145) won matches in the consolation round following the winner's bracket quarterfinal matches. Collin DeLattre (126) and Cody Gunn (160) received consolation round byes to advance to Saturday matches. Chris McNeal (182) lost by injury default in the quarterfinals on Friday.
"Alex had a nice win against the kid from East," said Warren coach Glenn Baldensperger. "That kid had beat him in the dual match earlier this year. Garrett also earned a nice win over a kid who he lost to earlier this season."
At the District 10 Section 1-AA Tournament in Union City, four Knights are in the semifinals after Friday's wrestling, including: Jeb Fedorchuk at 120, Dylan Baker at 126, Trevor Spicer at 182 and Jake Johnson at 195.
"All the guys that are in the semis looked pretty solid tonight," said Eisenhower coach Kris Black. "I don't want to say it went as expected, but it did. (Saturday is) the big day."
Youngsville was able to push four wrestlers into the semifinals. Hunter Proctor (132 pounds), Jeremy Lyon (170), Jaykup Durlin (220) and Stephen Beattie (285) will all be looking to punch tickets to the finals when wrestling resumes at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
"It was kind of a rough night for us, but there were some bright spots," said Youngsville coach Scott Ishman. "Both Jaykup and Stephen were impressive with their pins as were Jeremy and Hunter. Jaykup and Stephen wrestled close matches with their opponents at the duals, but were able to get pins tonight."
The remainder of the Eagles remain alive in the wrestlebacks, including Josh Lewis who lost a 2-1 triple overtime decision to Harbor Creek's Chris Merritt at 160 pounds.
The finals and consolation finals - with all wrestlers automatically advancing from these matches - begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Union City High School.
The top four from each weight class advance to the District 10 Class AA Championships next weekend in Sharon.
District 10 Class AAA Wrestling Championships
At Central Tech
Team standings: 1. McDowell 63 1/2, 2. Cathedral Prep (CP) 46, 3. General McLane (GM) 35, 4. Titusville (T) 30, 5. Central Tech (CT) and Corry (Cy) 27, 7. Strong Vincent (SV) 25 1/2, 8. Meadville (Mv) 23, 9. Warren (W) 20, 10. Franklin (R) 19, 11. East 18.
126 Dalton Burns (T) p Tyvarius Lomax (E) 1:05.
132 Derrick Bish (T) bye; James Carr (E) d Jimmy Nuhfer (GM) 9-2; Kris Nottingham (Mv) md Devin Eakin (F) 14-2.
138 Josh Silka (Cy) d Cameron Silvis (CT) 4-3 TB; Brandon Owens (Mv) md Kevin Cabeza (E) 10-2.
145 Kyler Jolley (F) d Garrett Smead (W) 8-7; Louis Crawford (Mv) d Cody Baily (Cy) 4-2.
160 Cody Gunn (W) p Gavon Guanzon (Mv) 1:28.
170 Tishos Moss (E) d Dan Henry (W) 10-8; Cacio Marriero (SV) tf Justin Daugherty (T) 17-2 6:00.
182 Alex Thayer (GM) p Tyler Nicol (T) 1:05.
195 Jared Williams (CP) p Alex Streich (W) 1:02; Youssif Almusawi (E) p Brad Hanna (T) 4:44.
220 Mike Crone (W) md James Trucilla (CP) 12-4; Pat Williamson (E) d Jamie Szymanowski (GM) 12-5.
285 Bill Brittain (T) p Joseph Gates (Mv) 1:59.
106 Joe Wheeling (GM) bye; Benji Yates (Mc) md Aaron Ehrgott (Mv) 10-2; Kaleb Chase (T) d Norberto Lopez (CT) 5-0; Jake Gromacki (CP) tf Seth Johnson (W) 20-0 3:35.
113 Coleman Cousins (Mc) bye; Jason Peterson (W) d JaQuai Boyd (Mv) 14-10; John Ciotti (CP) md Curtis Royeck (Cy) 9-0; Keller Watkins (GM) bye.
120 D.J. Fehlman (W) bye; Paul Mancuso (CT) d Deane Twitchell (GM) 12-7; Alex Root (CP) md Zach Donovan (T) 9-1; Paul Deitz (Mc) d Zach Luben (Mv) 2-1.
126 Nick Gibson (Mc) p Burns 1:12; Ken Stoll (GM) md Collin Delattre (W) 10-2; Nick Karnes (CT) p Hunter Cook (F) 5:22; Beau Coletta (CP) p Brock Ridgeway (Mv) 1:06.
132 Levi Catalfu (Cy) md Bish 12-0; Noah Burkhart (Mc) md Jonah Hordusky (W) 15-5; Ernesto Laurenao (CT) d Carr 5-2; Dan Yori (CP) tf Nottingham 18-2 3:18.
138 Steve Spearman (Mc) p Silka :34; Drew Williams (W) p Easton Hogue (T) 1:27; Jared Carlson (SV) d Teagan O'Sullivan (CP) 6-2; Tim Wheeling (GM) p Owens :52.
145 Cody Nolan (Mc) d Jolley 5-1; Parker McDermott (GM) d Dijon Deboe (SV) 9-2; Dan Krysiak (CP) p David Markiewicz (CT) 5:21; Ehrin Lee (T) md Louis Crawford (Mv) 11-2.
152 D.J. Myers (GM) p Logan Schwartz (Cy) 1:47; Aaron Mowrey (T) p Ben Gressler (SV) 1:09; Tyree Spearman (Mc) p Tony Molinaro (W) 1:26; Garrett Chase (CP) p Cameron DeMaison (Mv) 1:35.
160 Cody Brunst (T) p Gunn 1:34; Chris Matthews (F) d Ryan Morris (Cy) 2-1; Jimmy Paulson (Mc) p Jordan Perkowski (CP) 3:36; Tyler Hendricks (GM) p Brandon Jurkiewicz (SV) 1:56.
170 Zach Towers (Mv) p Moss :32; Chris Laird (GM) d Shane Taubert (Cy) 3-1; Anthony Forne (Mc) p Chris Smith (CP) 5:26; Cody Dunmire (F) p Marriero 1:02.
182 Khlique Harris (Mc) tf Thayer 18-3 3:58; Roger Rood (SV) d Chris McNeal (W) by injury default; Alex Suydan (Cy) d Dan Geer (F) 4-1; Santos Guerra (CT) p Chris Starocci (CP) 5:37.
195 Zac Morris (Cy) d Williams 7-2; Andrew Bradley (Mc) d Nick Soboleski (GM) 9-3; Devin Dolan (F) p Josh Jones (SV) 3:26; James Shields (Mv) p Almusawi 3:44.
220 Andrew Welton (CT) p Crone 1:43; Tim Suydan (Cy) p Caleb Prater (Mv) 1:09; Luke DeHart (Mc) p David Beach (F) 2:46; Pat Williamson (E) d Nate Warner 5-4.
285 Scott Augustine (Mc) p Brittain 1:25; Nate Carlin (CP) p Jeff Rial (F) 3:08; Deiontre Plott (E) p Ethan Strobel (GM) 5:38; Maxx Swoger (SV) p Garrett Scheitzer (Cy) 4:56.
126 Ridgeway p Lomax :48; Cook bye; Delattre bye; Burns bye.
132 Nottingham bye; Carr bye; Nuhfer d Hordusky 11-4; Bish d Eakin 9-2.
138 Silvis p Owens 4:56; O'Sullivan bye; Hogue bye; Silka p Cabeza 2:59.
145 Smead md Crawford 11-1; Markiewicz bye; Deboe bye; Jolley d Baily 3-2.
160 Jurkiewicz p Guanzon :54; Perkowski bye; Morris bye; Gunn bye.
170 Marriero p Henry 4:45; Smith bye; Taubert bye; Daugherty d Moss 5-2.
182 Starocci md Nicol 9-1; Geer bye; McNeal bye; Thayer bye.
195 Streich p Almusawi 4:55; Jones bye; Soboleski bye; Williams p Hanna 4:30.
220 Warner p Trucilla 2:15; Beach bye; Prater bye; Szymanowski d Crone 5-2.
285 Scheitzer p Gates 3:33; Strobel bye; Rial bye; Brittain bye.
District 10 Class AA Section 1 Wrestling Championships
At Union City
126 - Klenzing (Iroquois) p. Chandler Flinn (Youngsville)
106 - Kuzma (Fort LeBoeuf) md. Steven Haner (Eisenhower), 13-0
113 - McCammon (Harbor Creek) p. Aaron Hoover (Youngsville)
120 - Jeb Fedorchuk (Eisenhower) tf. Nowakowski (Seneca), 20-5; Zuver (Saegertown) d. Chester Ciukaj (Youngsville)
126 - Dylan Baker (Eisenhower) d. Pier (Seneca), 1-0
132 - Hunter Proctor (Youngsville) p. Kruise (Iroquois), 0:27; Malinowski (Fort LeBoeuf) p. Levi Stanko (Eisenhower)
138 - Kita (Harbor Creek) d. Robbie Wilston (Eisenhower), 5-3, OT
145 - Newara (Harbor Creek) d. Richard Knisley (Eisenhower), 7-1
152 - Voorhis (North East) p. Zach Ishman (Youngsville); Harrington (Fort LeBoeuf) p. Tim Lange (Eisenhower)
160 - Merritt (Harbor Creek) d. Josh Lewis (Youngsville), 2-1, 3OT
170 - Jeremy Lyon (Youngsville) p. Davison (Iroquois)
182 - Phelps (North East) p. Sage Sivak (Youngsville); Trevor Spicer (Eisenhower) p. Gibbons (Iroquois)
195 - Jake Johnson (Eisenhower) p. Beiter (Seneca)
220 - Jaykup Durlin (Youngsville) p. McDonald (Union City); Mongera (Seneca) p. Jordan Hefferman (Eisenhower)
285 - Stephen Beattie (Youngsville) p. Kenny Peters (Eisenhower)
126 - Chandler Flinn (Youngsville) d. McCaslin (North East), 7-4
Semifinal matches (Saturday at 10:30 a.m.)
120 - Jeb Fedorchuk (Eisenhower) vs. Devin Mitchell (Cambridge Springs)
126 - Adam Sallott (Harbor Creek) vs. Dylan Baker (Eisenhower)
132 - Hunter Proctor (Youngsville) vs. Brad Malinowski (Fort LeBoeuf)
170 - Jeremy Lyon (Youngsville) vs. Tim Vargo (Union City)
182 - Trevor Spicer (Eisenhower) vs. Quentin Stafford (Cambridge Springs)
195 - Alex Svetz (North East) vs. Jake Johnson (Eisenhower)
220 - Jaykup Durlin (Youngsville) vs. Matt Mongera (Seneca)
285 - Stephen Beattie (Youngsville) vs. Brandon Stafford (Saegertown)