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Weigh-in: East, Jamestown and Fairview


Coach (season/record): Ben Corbin (3rd/NA)

2011-12 overall record: 2-7

2011-12 region record: 2-7

Top wrestlers lost: Derek Rozantz, Derek Kruse

Top wrestlers returning: Sam Lehman, Ryan Cardman, John Anderson, Shawn Nerthling

Assistant coach: Leroy Oglesby

Outlook: Corbin views the upcoming season as “very promising.” The Tigers have plenty of experienced starters returning and Corbin expects their experience to pay off. He is hoping for four or five District 10 qualifiers. Lehman (22-10 last season), Nerthling (18-18) and Cardman (17-14) were district qualifiers last year, and Lehman won a match at the district tournament.



7-8 at Hickory Invitational

11 Maplewood

13 at Commodore Perry

18 Jamestown

20 Conneaut

29 at Pine Valley Tournament


9 Girard

16 at Cambridge Springs

18-19 at North East Tournament

23 Northwestern

25-26 at Salamanca (N.Y.) Tournament

30 at Greenville


6 at Cochranton


Coach (season/record): Sean Hayes (1st/0-0)

2011-12 overall record: 0-9

2011-12 region record: 0-8

Top wrestlers returning: James Carr, Pat Williamson, Deiontre Plott

Assistant coaches: Melvin Crosby, Jeremy Corey, Sean Spinelli

Outlook: Hayes takes over East’s recently-resurrected program this season and expects to be able to field the most balanced lineup so far. The Warriors had some good preseason workouts, he said, and hope to carry that intensity into the season. Carr (8-6 last season) projects as a 132-pounder, Williams (5-3) is expected to be at 220 and Plott (9-5) anchors the lineup at 285. All three gained experience last season and competed at the District 10 Class AAA tournament. Newcomer Craig Heidelberg is penciled in at 160.


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7-8 at Hickory Invitational

13 Conneaut 6

15 Region 2 Duals at Cambridge Springs

18 at Fairview 6

28 at Lakeview Duals


3 Cambridge Springs 6

16 at Northwestern 6

19 at Richland Invitational

23 West Middlesex 6

25-26 at Fred Bell Tournament (Grove City)

30 Sharpsville 6

Monday: Girard, Sharpsville and Saegertown

– John Dudley

Posted in: Weigh-in, Wrestling

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