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Matthews named to Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

The Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic has become one of the great traditions in Pennsylvania wrestling. District 10 will have one representative on the Pennsylvania roster in Reynolds star Austin Matthews. The Clarion recruit finished with 184 career wins and won the PIAA Class AA 152-pound championship on Saturday. Camp Hill’s Ryan Diehl is a four-time state champion, while Canon-McMillan’s Cody Wiercioch and Pen Argyl’s Michael Racciato are three-time PIAA champions. The biggest draw could be at 126 pounds. Canon-McMillan’s Connor Schram will wrestle Joey Dance from Christianburg, who is ranked No. 1 in the country. Dance is part of the Virginia team, which will wrestle the WPIAL all-stars at 4 p.m. followed by Pennsylvania against the United States all-stars. The two matches will take place March 17 at Fitzgerald Field House at the University of Pittsburgh.

Here are the WPIAL, USA and Pennsylvania rosters:


Pennsylvania roster

Weight Name School Record
113 Zach Fuentes Norristown 181-36
120 Darian Cruz Bethlehem Catholic 153-8
126 Connor Schram Canon-McMillan 159-11
132 Ryan Diehl Camp Hill Trinity 174-5
138 Zain Retherford Benton 130-3
145 Michael Racciato Pen Argyl 186-8
152 Austin Matthews Reynolds 184-17
160 Cody Law Forest Hills 112-26
170 Cody Wiercioch Canon-McMillan 167-5
182 Eric Morris Wyoming Seminary 171-15
195 Jake Hart Hampton 143-20
220 Ryan Solomon Milton 142-14
285 Aaron Bradley Nazareth 113-19

WPIAL roster

Weight Name School Record
113 Seth Carr South Fayette 126-40
120 Nathan Reckner South Side Beaver 147-26
126 Tyler Walker North Hills 136-31
132 Nick Zanetta Keystone Oaks 129-42
138 Ethan Kenney Connellsville 155-33
145 Phil Marra Burrell 96-52
152 Heath Coles Norwin 126-30
160 Zach Voytek Greensburg Salem 163-27
170 Dustin Conti Jefferson-Morgan 143-33
182 Dakota DesLauriers Burrell 152-14
195 Matt McCutcheon Kiski 158-14
220 Garrett Vulcano Chartiers-Houston 154-38
285 Angelo Broglia Canon-McMillan 38-10

USA roster

Weight Name School Record
113 Paul Mascarenas Cleveland (N.M.) 133-2
120 Nathan Tomasello Cuyahoga Valley Christian (Ohio) 127-5
126 Joey Dance Christianburg (Va.) 139-14
132 Dean Heil St. Edward (Ohio) 91-5
138 Anthony Ashnault South Plainfield (N.J.) 130-0
145 Benjamin Whitford St. Johns (Mich.) 128-1
152 Jake Short Simley (Minn.) 189-20
160 Isaiah Martinez LeMoore (Cali.) 152-6
170 Zachary Beard Tuttle (Okla.) 122-9
182 Domenic Abounader St. Edward (Ohio) 99-8
195 Broc Berge Kasson-Mantorville (Minn.) 130-6
220 Frank Mattiace Blair Academy (N.J.) 123-15
285 Brooks Black Blair Academy (N.J.) 112-8

–Tom Reisenweber

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