The mats at Hersheypark Arena early Friday morning before the District 3 tournament got underway.
The YAIAA took 93 wrestlers (45 in AA and 48 in AAA) up to historic Hersheypark Arena for Friday’s and Saturday’s District 3 tournament. When the dust settled, 30 advanced in the postseason (20 in AA and 10 in AAA).
South Western’s Seth Janney, takes down Reading’s Matt Reinhart, during their 220 pound match in the District 3 3A finals at Hersheypark Arena Saturday February 21, 2015. Chris Knight – GametimePa.com
In AAA, South Western’s Seth Janney was the lone YAIAA Champion, winning the 220-pound title with four pins. Janney spent just over seven minutes on the mat. Incredible performance by the Mustang, who will head into March’s PIAA Championships as a contender.
Janney will be joined by teammates Owen Wherley (second at 126) and Derek Wilson (third at 120). Also moving on is the Spring Grove trio of Dalton Rohrabugh, Levi Witmer and Marcus Kehr. New Oxford’s Zurich Storm will also make a state tournament appearance, as will Central York’s Dylan Chatterton.
The final YAIAA Class AAA qualifiers for the PIAA tournament were Dallastown’s Nick Shields and West York’s Garrett Stauffer.
Here is a quick rundown of those AA grapplers moving on to this weekend’s Southeast Regional tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Wilson.
First: Nate Newberry (Biglerville, 145), Briton Shelton (Bermudian Springs, 170), Colton Dull (Bermudian Springs, 182), Lucas Barshinger (Eastern York, 195), Sam McCollum (Bermudian Springs, 220), Brady Linebaugh (Bermudian Springs, 285).
Eastern York’s Lucas Barshinger, takes control of Schuylkill Valley’s Jonathan Tindall, during their 195 pound match in the District 3 2A finals at Hersheypark Arena Saturday February 21, 2015. Chris Knight – GametimePa.com
Second: Scott Cooper (Biglerville, 138)
Third: Caleb Garland (Hanover, 120), Brady Mentzer (Biglerville, 132), Brian Shermeyer (Delone Catholic, 145), Dakota Mackley (Eastern York, 152), Matt Guilday (Littlestown, 195)
Fourth: Antonio Ugarte (Delone Catholic, 126)
Fifth: Austin Clabaugh (Bermudian Springs, 120), Cory Becker (Littlestown, 126), Jarod Miller (Bermudian Springs, 132), Noah Fleshman (Bermudian Springs, 160), Jordan Matthews (Littlestown, 152), Nate Mentzer (Biglerville, 220), Zach MacLeod (Littlestown, 285).
It was also a week for milestones at Hersheypark Arena, as Biglerville’s Nate Newberry, South Western’s Owen Wherley and West York’s Garrett Stauffer all hit 100 career victories. Newberry hit 100 in his championship victory, while Wherley captured the feat on Friday with a first-round win. Stauffer hit 100 in a consolation-semifinal victory, which clinched his spot at states.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at the past the weekend and see where I was right and where I was wrong (Read my Class AAA preview, here; and my AA preview, here).
Class AAA – Where I Was right: I correctly predicted eight champions and had six of those finals matchups correct. There were three championship matches where I correctly predicted the matchup but was wrong on the outcome. Nine of 14 championship-match predictions correct? I’ll take it. In all I predicted correctly 23 of 28 finalists and 38 of 56 advancing wrestlers. Not too bad.
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