Two Knights, three Dragons earn wrestling all-star honors
Five Warren County wrestlers were recognized for their outstanding seasons as they earned region all-star honors Tuesday.
Eisenhower’s Logan Jaquay and Cael Black and Warren’s Ryan Madigan, Joey Arnold and Zack Zinger were named to their respective region all-star teams. Jaquay was a first-team Region 3 honoree, while Black earned second-team Region 3 honors. Madigan, Arnold and Zinger were all Region 5 second-team members.
“I am proud of the selections and feel that they are well deserved,” Warren coach Paul Streich said. “It’s nice to know that the opposing coaches see in these young men what we see every day.”
For Jaquay, it’s the latest in a long line of career accolades. The Eisenhower senior earned region first-team honors for the third straight year following a campaign that saw him go 40-3 with a Section 1 title, District 10 second-place finish, Northwest Region title and a fourth-place finish at states.
“For Logan to go out like that, take fourth at states in a tough bracket, end his career and be on the all-region team, good for him,” Eisenhower coach Kris Black said.
His 140 career wins are a Warren County record. On top of the county wins record, Jaquay ends his career with two section titles, a district title, two region titles and a pair of state medals in three trips to the state tournament in Hershey.
“Logan has a pretty decorated resume,” Black said. “You hope when you’re starting off to have a good career. He’s had a pretty damn good career. I feel his ceiling is pretty high. He could go a lot of places and do a lot of things. It’ll be fun to look back on this few years and take a breath and say, ‘That was a pretty cool run.'”
Black certainly didn’t suffer from any sophomore slump this year. After going 34-10 as a freshman, he won 37 matches this year. He took second at both sections and districts and third at regionals before earning his first state medal with a sixth-place finish in Hershey.
“Once he won his first match (at states) and realized he could compete at that level he was like, ‘OK, let’s go get this now,” Kris Black said. “Cael’s got some pretty high aspirations for the next couple years.
“It’s a nice run,” he continued. “It was fun. We’ve been all over the country together, it’s rewarding as a coach to see (the accolades) happen.”
Madigan picked up his third straight all-star selection. The Dragons senior also finished his career with three district silver medals. A stalwart at 126 pounds, Madigan won at least 20 matches in each of the last three seasons.
Arnold was a revelation for the Dragons this season. After earning first-team honors as a sophomore at 195 a year ago, Arnold transformed his body and spent most of his junior year wrestling at 160 and surpassed the 25-win mark. Arnold spent time moving through the lineup, bumping as high as 182 at times, as the Dragons dealt with a slew of injuries this year. He picked up his second consecutive District 10 silver this year as well.
Zinger earned his first region all-star nod this year. After suffering a major lower-body
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REGION 3 ALL-STARS
106: Lucas Munsee, jr., Corry
113: Kayden Reyda, so., Corry
120: Logan Jaquay, sr., Eisenhower
126: Alex Kightliner, sr., Saegertown
132: Jaden Reagle, jr., Saegertown
138: Kenny Kiser, sr., Saegertown
145: Justin Boozer, sr., Cochranton
152: Stetson Boozer, so., Cochranton
160: Landon Caldwell, so., Saegertown
170: Eli Mosconi, jr., Cambridge Springs
182: Matt Petrilla, sr., Corry
195: Marshall VanTassel, sr., Union City
220: Joey King, jr., Maplewood
285: Xavier Reyda, so., Corry
106: Owen Hershelman, so., Saegertown
120: Jack Martinec, so., Cochranton
126: Shane Peterson, sr., Cochranton
132: Stephen Martinec, so., Cochranton
138: Ayden Miller, jr., Cambridge Springs
145: Nick Lapinski, sr., Corry
160: Dylan Gourley, jr., Corry
170: Nick Kaday, jr., Union City
182: J.D. McFadden, sr., Maplewood
195: Hayden Linkerhof, so., Corry
220: Cael Black, so., Eisenhower
285: Canyon Smith, sr., Saegertown
Region champion – Corry
Region wrestler of the year – Kenny Kiser, Saegertown
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REGION 5 ALL-STARS
106: Jake Van Dee, so., Cathedral Prep
113: Vincen Rinella, jr., Meadville
120: Caleb Butterfield, fr., McDowell
126: Kaemen Smith, so., Cathedral Prep
132: Steffan Lynch, fr., Cathedral Prep
138: Hayden Butterfield, sr., McDowell
145: Paniro Johnson, jr., Cathedral Prep
152: Marques McClorin, sr., Cathedral Prep
160: Kelyn Blossey, so., Cathedral Prep
170: Trent Tidball, sr., Meadville
182: Griffin Buzzell, so., Meadville
195: Kareem Carson, sr., Cathedral Prep
220: Dorian Crosby, sr., Cathedral Prep
285: Thomas Pollard, sr., Meadville
106: Logan Sallot, fr., McDowell
113: Jacob Brumett, sr., Cathedral Prep
120: Westin Chess, fr., Meadville
126: Ryan Madigan, sr., Warren
132: Logan Carrick, so., McDowell
138: Ben Tirpak, sr., Cathedral Prep
160: Joey Arnold, jr., Warren
170: Zack Zinger, sr., Warren
195: Rhoan Woodrow, fr., Meadville
220: Matthew Hoovler, sr., Erie High
285: Dominic Sigler, sr., Erie High
Region champion – Cathedral Prep
Region wrestler of the year – Dorian Crosby, Cathedral Prep
Note: Weights that have no listing on second-team all-region did not receive votes.