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Two Knights, three Dragons earn wrestling all-star honors

Eisenhower's Logan Jaquay was named a first-team Region 3 all-star.

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.

Warren junior Joey Arnold was named a second-team Region 5 all-star.

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

injury in the spring, Zinger returned to the mat with a vengeance. He picked up 16 pinfall victories this year, 14 in the first period. He also picked up a second straight district silver.

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REGION 3 ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

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

SECOND TEAM

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

FIRST TEAM

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

SECOND TEAM

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.

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