ALTOONA - Warren Area High School freshman D.J. Fehlman has positioned himself for a shot at the state tournament after a PIAA Northwest Region Class AAA quarterfinal win on Friday at Altoona Area High School.
Fehlman, the District 10 120-pound champion at 31-4, received a bye into the quarterfinal round to start out on Friday. Fehlman then extended his Warren freshmen record for wins in a season to 32 with a 2-0 decision over Cole Hanley (19-5), a junior from Central Mountain High School, and third seed out of District 6.
No match is an easy win at this point, but Fehlman gets a toughy in his semifinal match on Saturday morning. Fehlman matches up with Brashear's District 8 champion, senior Godwin Nyama, who is the top-ranked 120-pounder in the region and ranked second in the state. Nyama (33-2) earned a 22-7 technical fall over Fehlman earlier this season at Meadville High School's annual Tool City Tournament. Nyama was a 6-2 winner over another freshman in the quarters - Altoona's D.J. Hollingshead (33-4), who was the third-ranked wrestler in the region, illustrating how tough Fehlman's side of the bracket is in the 12-wrestler Northwest Region Tournament.
Photo by R.L. McCray
Warren freshman D.J. Fehlman controls Central Mountain’s Cole Hanley on Friday at Altoona Area High School en route to a 2-0 decision at 120 pounds in the Northwest Region Class AAA quarterfinals. Fehlman advances to Saturday’s semifinals against the second-ranked 120-pounder in the state, Brashear’s Godwin Nyama.
"(D.J.) wrestled a solid match," said Warren coach Glenn Baldensperger, "in control the whole time."
The top three wrestlers advance to states. Wrestling resumes at noon on Saturday with the semifinals and finals are set for 6:30 p.m. at Altoona Area High School.
NW Region Class AA
SHARON - Two Knights and one Eagle are still wrestling at the PIAA Northwest Region Class AA Tournament after day one on Friday at Sharon High School.
Both 113-pounders from Warren County - Youngsville freshman Aaron Hoover and Sheffield sophomore Ricky Prosen - went 0-2 to end their seasons.
Eisenhower 182-pounder Trevor Spicer lost by major decision in the first round and the consolation rounds will continue on Saturday morning.
Ike 195-pound junior Jake Johnson, a fourth-place finisher at districts, pinned Redbank Valley District 9 fourth-place finisher Mark Strothers in the second period of his opener. He was decisioned, 7-2, in the quarterfinal match by District 9 champ Logan Stout (39-4) of Brookville.
"We have a lot of of wrestling to do (on Saturday)," said Eisenhower coach Kris Black.
Youngsville's Jaykup Durlin is also 1-1 after day one. The sophomore started with a 1-0 decision over Ridgway's Chad Quail at 220 pounds before losing in the quarters. He was pinned in the third period by Cochranton District 10 champion Cam Cyphert (35-1).
Here are wresting results from Friday's Northwest Region Class AA Tournament at Sharon High School. The top three in each weight class will advance to the PIAA tournament:
Northwest Region Class AA Tournament
At Sharon High School
Teams: Brockway (Bw), Brookville (Bv), Cambridge Springs (CS), Cameron County (CC), Clarion (Cl), Cochranton (Co), Commodore Perry (CP), Conneaut Lake (CL), Coudersport (Coud), Cranberry (Cran), Curwensville (Cur), Eisenhower (E), Fort LeBoeuf (FL), Girard (Gir), Greenville (Gv), Grove City (GC), Harbor Creek (HC), Hickory (Hy), Jamestown (J), Kane (K), Keystone (Key), Lakeview (Lv), Langley (L), Maplewood (Mw), Mercer (Mer), North East (NE), Northwestern (Nw), Oliver (O), Oswayo Valley (OV), Port Allegany (PA), Redbank Valley (RV), Reynolds (Rey), Ridgway (Rid), Saegertown (Sae), Seneca (Sen), Sharon (Sha), Sharpsville (Sv), Sheffield (She), Slippery Rock (SR), Smethport (Sm), Union City (UC), Westinghouse (W), Youngsville (Y).
106 pounds Tyler Vath (Sae) bye; Trent Neely (Sm) bye; Cody Bratt (HC) md Kolbin Altobelli (RV) 10-0; Daequan Butler (W) bye; Michael Bartolo (Rey) bye; Frank West (L) md Nick Moss (CL) 12-4; Justin Walter (Hy) d Devin Joiner (Bv) 3-1; Cody Blankenship (K) bye.
113 George McGuire (FL) bye; Paul Etchepare (CC) p Aaron Hoover (Y) 3:26; Alex DiGregorio (Rey) bye; Trey Constable (Bv) bye; Landon Clayton (Lv) bye; Cyle Yaple (Sen) md Ricky Prosen (She) 9-0; Cody Buchanan (Sh) bye; Willie Gruver (RV) bye.
120 Jarray Norris (Sh) bye; Tad Pierce (Rid) p Adam Borgia (FL) 1:29; Jonas Reaugh (J) bye; Dalton Zimmerman (Bv) bye; Jesse Rivera (GC) bye; Matt Wheeler (Nw) md Jon Gelsick (K) 10-0; Kyle Lukowich (CL) bye; Nate Schwab (Sm) bye.
126 Aaron Roberts (J) bye; Mason McCollum (Rey) p Cole Clever (Bv) 5:35; Karl Lightner (Sm) tf Adam Sallot (HC) 19-4 6:00; Jordan Perucci (L) bye; Brandon Puckly (FL) bye; Justin Mitchell (Sae) bye; Nate Stidham (Hy) md Jacob Troutman (Cl) 14-2; Corey Bush (Rid) bye.
132 Dylan D'Urso (Rey) bye; Garrett Hildebrand (RV) p Brad Malinowski (FL) 5:25; Nick Floch (J) p Zach McKnight (Rid) 1:30; Joseph Hockett (W) bye; Matt Bryer (Co0 bye; Trevor McCray (Gir) p Ryan Krause (L) 1:22; Jimmy Miller (Bv) d Joey Pagliaroli (Sv) 4-1; Jake Keller (Cur) bye.
138 Brock Zacherl (Bv) bye; Riley Smith (FL) p Logan Warnick (PA) 3:39; Michael Bonner (Sh) p Dave Ferrell (Sen) 1:01; Antoine Williams (W) bye; Ty Haines (RV) bye; Cole Cameron (GC) tf Steve Mitchell (Rid) 19-4 3:32; Robert Boozer (Co) bye; Ausitn Matthews (Rey) bye.
145 Kody Pace (FL) bye; Slade Horner (Rid) p Caleb Peterson (Co) 1:11; Justin Rhodes (Rey) d Sam Colebert (OV) 2-1; Teshan Campbell (W) bye; Joe Hibbler (Sen) bye; Xavier Ross (Sh) bye; Brodie Zacherl (Bv) d Trey Maher (GC) 8-1; Evan Delong (K) bye.
152 Cody Copeland (Gv) bye; Alex Shaffer (Mer) d Zach Vroman (Bv) 6-4; Tanner Hannold (Key) md Jake Parsons (Mw) 15-3; Kyray Houston (O) bye; Kevinn Nowakowski (HC) bye; Corey Voorhis (NE) bye; Taylor Harrington (FL) d Sam Kysor (PA) 3-2; Kyle Bova (Coud) bye.
160 Randy Perkins (Gv) bye; Cole Shirey (RV) d Dylan Reynolds (CS) 8-3; Kyle Caggiano (Rid) tf Christian Bock (Gir) 15-0 5:39; Derrick Caldwell (L) bye; Jordan Bryan (NE) bye; Jason Ondic (Sh) bye; Ben BuCher (Sv) d Mike Swartwood (K) 6-0; Brett Smith (Bv) bye.
170 Craig Cihon (FL) bye; Zach Bruce (Cran) d Austin Andrews (Co) 9-8; Ian Anthony (CP) bye; Jake Himes (Rid) bye; Tim Vargo (UC) bye; Jamar Henry (Rey) d Taylor Cudworth (Bv) 7-2; Weston Stafford (CS) bye; Alex Gular (PA) bye.
182 Tyler Dombrowski (Bv) bye; Jake Wichert (OV) md Trevor Spicer (E) 12-4; Kyle Mariacher (Mer) p Austin Moffett (Rey) 2:25; Rodjecko Christian (W) bye; Forest Tuttle (Coud) bye; Tyler Landfried (Gv) p Aaron Hook (RV) 4:27; Joe Hines (Hy) bye; Wes Phipps (GC) bye.
195 Tyler Gentile (Gv) bye; Aaron Burnside (CC) d Josh Tomiczek (Sae) 3-2; Alex Svetz (NE) d Luke Wilson (OV) 10-9; Jamir Guinn (L) bye; Shawn Reynolds (CS) bye; Hayden Rohrbacher (Hy) bye; Jake Johnson (E) p Mark Strothers (RV) 2:19; Logan Stout (Bv) bye.
220 Cameron Cyphert (Co) bye; Jaykup Durlin (Y) d Chad Quail (Rid) 1-0; Forrest Christmann (SR) bye; Nick Budd (PA) bye; Evan Daley (FL) bye; Parris Warner (HC) d Jacob Cieleski (Bv) 6-5; Matt Mongera (Sen) bye; Zach Brinkley (Bw) bye.
285 Jeff Burger (UC) bye; Sam Breese (Lv) d Lee Russell (Cran) 2-1 OT; Branden Stafford (Sae) p Ben Carrillo (RV) 4:40; Kadale Coles (O) bye; Blake Heim (Rey) bye; Justin East (CS) p Preston Calhoun (L) :51; Nate Conti (FL) d Brad Stubbs (Cur) 6-0; Josh Kibbie (K) bye.
106 pounds Vath d Neely 1-0; Bratt d Butler 6-0; Bartolo p West 1:05; Blankenship p Walter 3:08.
113 McGuire md Etchepare 10-1; Constable p DiGregorio 1:26; Clayton md Yaple 12-3; Gruver d Buchanan 7-1.
120 Norris md Pierce 22-8; Zimmerman d Reaugh 4-2; Rivera p Wheeler 5:37; Schwab d Lukowich 6-1.
126 Roberts d McCollum 9-7; Lightner tf Perucci 17-0 1:00; Puckly d Mitchell 7-0; Bush tf Stidham 16-0 3:23.
132 D'Urso p Hildebrand 1:29; Floch tf Hockett 19-4 6:00; Bryer md McCray 9-1; Keller p Miller 1:16.
138 Zacherl d Smith 7-1; Bonner p Williams 5:00; Haines d Cameron 5-4; Matthews p Boozer 1:20.
145 Pace d Horner 7-4; Campbell d Rhodes 4-3; Hibbler d Ross 4-3; Delong md Zacherl 16-8.
152 Copeland p Shaffer 1:56: Hannold p Houston 1:47; Nowakowski d Voorhis 2-1; Bova d Harrington 9-3.
160 Perkins p Shirey 1:52; Caggiano p Caldwell 1:10; Ondic d Bryan 4-1; Smith d BuCher 9-4.
170 Cihon p Bruce 1:47; Himes md Anthony 10-1; Vargo d Henry 9-2; Stafford d Gular 8-4.
182 Dombrowski d Wichert 2-1 OT; Mariacher d Christian 2-1; Landfried d Tuttle by injury default :35; Phipps p Hines 1:21.
195 Gentile d Burnside 5-3; Svetz tf Guinn 17-2 3:39; Reynolds d Rohrbacher 6-2; Stout d Johnson 7-2.
220 Cyphert p Durlin 5:10; Budd d Christmann 4-2; Daley p Warner :50; Mongera p Brinkley 1:38.
285 Breese p Burger 3:03; Stafford p Coles 1:50; Heim d East 3-2 UTB; Kibbie d Conti 5-0.
106 pounds Walter bye; Altobelli p West 2:51; Moss p Butler :26; Neely md Joiner 10-0.
113 Buchanan p Hoover 3:34; Yaple bye; DiGregorio tf Prosen 15-0 3:55; Etchepare bye.
120 Lukowich d Borgia 3-0; Wheeler bye; Reaugh md Gelsick 10-2; Pierce bye.
126 Stidham tf Clever 18-2 4:43; Mitchell d Sallot 11-4; Perucci bye; McCollum md Troutman 8-0.
132 Malinowski d Miller 7-1; McKnight md McCray 14-6; Krause d Hockett 6-4; Hildebrand d Pagliaroli 6-4.
138 Boozer p Warnick 4:41; Cameron d Ferrell 7-5; Mitchell tf Williams 18-2 4:21; Smith bye.
145 Zacherl p Peterson 3:46; Ross md Colebert 13-5; Rhodes bye; Horner d Maher 7-1.