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PA Power Releases Wrestling Rankings and District 9 Has Some Notable Stars in Class 2A

CLARION, Pa. (EYT/D9) — PA Power Wrestling released its initial set of state and regional rankings last Thursday, a day before the first in-season whistle had been blown. What follows is an analysis of those rankings.

(Pictured above, Cranberry’s Dalton Wenner/photo by Richard Sayer of Eight & 322)

As you peruse this analysis, please keep in mind that if a wrestler received a state ranking, they were also ranked regionally (the North West region is composed of District 9 and District 10).

Twenty-eight District 9 wrestlers began the season with a state ranking, while another eight were ranked regionally.

Clearfield had the most state-ranked wrestlers, with seven on their roster. Those at 160 and 215 pounds, Brady Collins and Carter Chamberlain, respectively, were also ranked first in the North West region.

Cranberry followed Clearfield with five wrestlers receiving state rankings. Berries 114-pounder Dalton Wenner and 139-pounder Dane Wenner were ranked first regionally.

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St. Marys had four state-ranked wrestlers and another with a regional ranking.

Brockway, Brookville, Curwensville, and Port Allegany each had two wrestlers with state rankings. The Rovers 121-pounder, Weston Pisarchick, was also ranked atop the region.

Brookville’s Cole Householder (145 pounds) was also ranked first in the North West region. In addition to their pair of state-ranked wrestlers, the Raiders also had three who appeared in the regional poll.

The Golden Tide had one regionally-ranked grappler along with the pair who received statewide notice.

Port Allegany has the top ranked 285-pounder in the state, Carson Neely. The Gators also have a regionally-ranked wrestler in addition to its state-ranked duo.

Coudersport, Kane, Johnsonburg, Oswayo Valley, and Ridgway all have one state ranked wrestler in their projected line-ups. The Wolves and Green Wave have a regionally-ranked wrestler apiece.

From a rankings perspective, 139 pounds appears to be the toughest weight in the district, with four wrestlers in the state poll and another garnering a regional spot. This is followed by 114 pounds and 121 pounds, both of which feature three state-ranked wrestlers and one that is regionally ranked. Three ranked wrestlers will also start the season at 152 and 160 pounds.

Also deserving mention in any talk of the toughest weights are 189 and 215 pounds. At 189 pounds there is only one state-ranked wrestler, but three on the regional poll. There are two wrestlers who received state rankings at 215 pounds and another pair ranked regionally.

Looking at the other weights, a pair of state-ranked wrestlers can be found at 107 pounds, 133 pounds, and 145 pounds (which also includes another that was ranked regionally).

The following weights feature one ranked wrestler – 114, 172, and 285 pounds.

107 pounds
State, NW
Michael Copello (so.), Ridgway 14, 3
Austin Gilliland (jr.), Curwensville 21, 5
Notes: The top-ranked wrestler in the state was Faith Christian Academy freshman Joe Bachmann, while Angelo Lomonte, a junior at Reynolds, was first in the North West Region poll and eighth statewide.

114 pounds
State, NW
Dalton Wenner (so.), Cranberry 6, 1
Gage Singer (so.), Johnsonburg HM
Notes: The top-ranked 114-pounder in the state was Ayden Smith, a senior at Notre Dame Green Pond.

121 pounds
State NW
Weston Pisarchick (sr.), Brockway 4, 1
Jared Popson (sr.), Brookville 22, 5
Cash Diehl (so.), Clearfield 23, 6
Jayce Walter (so.), St. Marys x, 7
Ian O’Shea (jr.), Port Allegany x, HM
Daniel Evans (sr.), Redbank Valley x, HM
Nate Stager (fr.), Ridgway x, HM
Notes: Aaron Seidel, a Northern Lebanon junior, was ranked first in the state poll.

127 pounds
State NW
Aiden Beimel (jr.), St. Marys 15, 3
Andrew Coriaty (jr.), Oswayo Valley 22, 5
Bryndin Chamberlain (so.), Clearfield 23, 6
Dylan Deluccia (jr.), Curwensville x, 8
Hayden Holden (so.), Sheffield x, HM
Owen Fleming (jr.), Brookville x, HM
Notes: Sophomore Jax Forrest of Bishop McCort was top-ranked in the state and Reynolds’s Louie Gill, a senior, was first regionally and second statewide.

133 pounds
State NW
Elijah Brosius (jr.), Cranberry 10, 4
Conner Reszkowski (jr.), Cranberry 23, 6
Ryder Kuklinskie (sr.), Curwensville x, HM
Logan Powell (jr.), Central Clarion x, HM
Notes: The PA Power poll was compiled before wrestlers had competed, which probably accounts for the two Cranberry grapplers being ranked at the same weight – once competition begins, look for one to be shifted out of the class. Mason Gibson, a senior at Bishop McCort was ranked first in the state. Hudson Hohman, a Grove City sophomore was first in the regional poll and sixth in the state.

139 pounds
State NW
Dane Wenner (jr.), Cranberry 10, 1
Ben Reynolds (jr.), St. Marys 17, 2
Parker Pisarchick (jr.), Brockway 18, 3
Colton Ryan (so.), Clearfield 24, 7
Anthony Ceriani (jr.), Brookville x, 8
Chase Kyler (sr.), Sheffield x, HM
Notes: The top-ranked wrestler in the state was Bishop McCort sophomore Bo Bassett.

145 pounds
State NW
Cole Householder (jr.), Brockville 7, 1
Colton Bumbarger (so.), Clearfield 22, 5
Rocco Allegreto (fr.), Johnsonburg x, 7
Notes: Reagan Milheim, a sophomore at Warrior Run, was ranked first in the state.

152 pounds
State NW
Jaden Wehler (jr.), St. Marys 17, 4
Ty Aveni (jr.), Clearfield 21, 6
Avery Bittler (so.), Johnsonburg 22, 7
Devyn Fleeger (sr.), Cranberry x, HM
Kolton Griffin (jr.), Brookville x, HM
Notes: Junior Cameron Milheim, a junior at Warrior Run, was ranked first in the state. The regional poll had Grove City’s Cody Hamilton in the top position, while he held the eighth spot in the statewide rankings.

160 pounds
State NW
Brady Collins (jr.), Clearfield 3, 1
Logan Augenbaugh (sr.), Curwensville 12, 6
Reece Bechaka (sr.), Kane 15, 5
Notes: In something of an anomaly, Augenbaugh had a higher state ranking than Bechakas, but was one position behind him in the regional poll. Conner Harer, a senior at Montgomery, was ranked first in the state.

172 pounds
State NW
Andrew Wolfanger (sr.), St. Marys 12, 4
Jack Smith (sr.), Brockway x, HM
Mason Gordon (jr.), Port Allegany x, HM
John Wright (jr.), Coudersport x, HM
Notes: Adam Waters, a freshman at Faith Christian Academy, was tops in the state. Hunter Hohman, a Grove City senior, was first regionally and one position behind Waters in the state poll.

189 pounds
State NW
Aiden Bliss (so.), Port Allegany 23, 3
Easton Belfiore (jr.), Brookville x, 4
Ben Walter (sr.), Kane x, 5
Notes: Caden Finick, a Montgomery senior, was the state number one. General McClane’s Magnus Lloyd, also a senior, was first regionally and second statewide.

215 pounds
State NW
Carter Chamberlain (sr.), Clearfield 10, 1
Gavyn Ayers (sr.), Coudersport 19, 4
Juuso Young (jr.), Port Allegany x, 7
Gavyn Hannah (jr.), Brookville x, 8
Trenton Guiher (sr.), Curwensville x, HM
Notes: Frazier’s Rune Lawrence, a senior, was the top-ranked wrestler in the state.

285 pounds
State NW
Carson Neely (jr.), Port Allegany 1 1
Josh Beal (sr.), Central Clarion x, HM


Clearfield 10
Brookville 11
St. Marys 16
Cranberry 24
Notes: Faith Christian Academy was the top team in the state poll, followed by Notre Dame Green Pond, Bishop McCort, Berks Catholic, and Bishop McDevitt.