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D-10 wrestlers at PIAA Class AAA meet; Welton pinned in 285 final

Results of District 10 wrestlers from Saturday’s PIAA Class AAA tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey. Each result will include a note on that particular match. Updates will be provided as soon as possible. The top eight wrestlers in each division will receive medals:

– Mike Copper

Championship finals

285 pounds

Andrew Welton (Central Tech) was pinned at 5:04 by Aaron Bradley (Nazareth). Welton (34-2) sought to become the Erie School District’s first PIAA champion since heavyweight Melvin Crosby of Academy.

Championship semifinals

285 pounds

Andrew Welton (Central Tech) won a 3-0 decision over Brad Emerick (James Coughlin). Welton got a conceded escape point to start the third period and then his lone takedown with 35 seconds left in the match. At 34-1, he’ll take on Nazareth’s Aaron Bradley (36-1) for the 2013 PIAA AAA heavyweight title. PCN will broadcast the match live, with Welton having the chance to become the Erie School District’s first state titlist since Academy heavyweight Melvin Crosby in 1988.

Consolation quarterfinals (losers to seventh-place finals)

113 pounds

Jake Gromacki (Cathedral Prep) won a 6-4 overtime decision over Tanner Shoap (Chambersburg). A great comeback for Gromacki, who was awarded a two-point reversal as the regulation buzzer sounded and then took down Shoap with 36 seconds left in the extra minute.

152 pounds

Dan Krysiak (Cathedral Prep) lost a 7-4 decision to Raymond Nicosia (Pocono Mountain East). Nicosia generated enough offense over the match’s first half to drop Krysiak into the seventh-place final.

160 pounds

Tyree Spearman (McDowell) won a 5-3 decision over Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Whitemarsh). Spearman left Staudenmayer bloodied and bandaged before he recorded his two takedowns in the match’s last 35 seconds.

Ossie Bowers (General McLane) lost a 7-2 decision to Bobby Fehr (Northampton). Fehr recorded four points in the match’s final minute to assure that Bowers will vie for seventh place in his last scholastic match.

Consolation semifinals (losers to fifth-place finals)

113 pounds

Jake Gromacki (Cathedral Prep) won a 10-5 decision over A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg). Gromacki will wrestle Pennridge’s Scott Parker, whom he lost to 3-2 in the championship quarterfinals, for third place.

160 pounds

Tyree Spearman (McDowell) lost by a pin in 2:10 to Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe). Zavatsky cradled Spearman from the top to send to send the Trojans junior into the fifth-place final.

Third-place finals

113 pounds

Jake Gromacki (Cathedral Prep) lost a 1-0 decision to Scott Parker (Pennridge). Parker won their rematch with his second-period escape point, with Gromacki unable to generate any chances of escaping from the bottom until the third period’s waning seconds.

Fifth-place finals

160 pounds

Tyree Spearman (McDowell) won a 3-2 decision over Bobby Fehr (Northampton). Spearman, who began the three-day meet with a perfect record, left it at 20-2.

Seventh-place finals

152 pounds

Dan Krysiak (Cathedral Prep) defaulted to Brendan Burnham (Pine-Richland). It’s not immediately known what the reason was for the premature end to Krysiak’s career with the Ramblers.

160 pounds

Ossie Bowers (General McLane) lost a 2-1 decision to Justin Staudenmayer (Plymouth Whitemarsh). Bowers was 7 seconds away from seventh place when Staudenmayer rolled the McLane senior for the match’s lone takedown.

Posted in: District 10, PIAA, Wrestling

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