20 locals reach D4 semi-finals.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | February 27, 2016 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees


20 locals reach D4 semi-finalsWILLIAMSPORT — The area saw 20 locals wrestlers reach the District IV, Class AA wrestling semi-finals on Friday.

Wyalusing saw seven wrestlers win in the quarterfinals while Athens had five.

North Penn-Liberty had three advance, Towanda two, while Troy, Canton and Sullivan County each have one semi-finalist.

The Rams lead the overall team standings so far with 64 points while Southern Columbia (48.5) and Montoursville (48) round out the top three.

Athens (46.5) is fourth, NP-Liberty (28) sits in eighth, Towanda (23) is 10th, Troy (10) is 19th, Canton (9) is 20th, Sullivan County (7) is tied for 21st, Williamson (6) is 23rd, Northeast Bradford (4) is 25th, Sayre (2) is 28th and Wellsboro (-1) is 30th.

In the championships quarterfinals at 106 pounds Chris Horton pinned Bloomsburg's Colby Bronzburg in 4:34 to reach the semi-finals. He will face Benton's Joe Klock, who pinned Lewisburg's Justin Gessner in 40 seconds in the quarters.

At 113 Wyalusing's Darren Schum took out the North Section Champion, Sayre's Nate Nordin, 4-2 to reach the semi-finals. He will face Lewisburg's Brian Friery, a 6-1 winner over Montgomery's Lucas Drick.

Athens' Brian Courtney breezed into the semi-finals with an 18-3 technical fall over Southern Columbia's Jake Renn at 126 pounds. Courtney will face Montgomery's Jacob Chamberlain, who beat Shamokin's Devin Pietkiewicz 8-6 in sudden victory to advance.

At 132 pounds Wyalusing's Josh Haley and Athens' Kaidon Winters will be meeting in the semi-finals. Haley pinned Central Columbia's Evan Williams in 2:23 while Winters pinned Line Mountain's Collin Klinger in 4:21.

It was the same thing at 138 pounds as Ram Creighton Edsell and Wildcat Gage Cannavino will be facing off next week. Edsell scored a 13-4 major decision over NP-Liberty's Sean Giles while Cannavino decisioned Montoursville's Kyle Bennett 6-2.

Wyalusing's Collin Edsell pinned Athens' Nate Bradley in 42 seconds to reach the semi-finals at 145 pounds. He will face Lewisburg's Skyler Anderson, who pinned Mifflinburg's Owen Walter in 2:30.

Two more locals made the semi-finals at 152 pounds as Wyalusing's Denton Porter decisioned Shamokin's Jacob Carpenter 3-2 and NP-Liberty's Sean Kshir scored a narrow 4-2 win over Southern Columbia's John Gembic. Porter and Kshir will face each other in the next round.

Towanda's Steven Yates was upset in the quarters by Muncy's Cameron Good 6-5 at 152 pounds.

Two locals will also be in the semi-finals, albeit on different sides of the bracket, at 160 pounds.

Towanda's Breycin Fulmer decisioned Lewisburg's Trey Delbaugh 8-5 while North Penn-Liberty's Charlie Andrews majored Midd-West's Andrew Zerby 11-1. Fulmer will face top seed Blake Marks of Southern Columbia. Marks pinned Danville’s Dalton Semiclose in 26 seconds.

Andrews will face Warrior Run's Joey Hanford, who pinned Williamson's Hunter Hilfiger in 40 seconds.

At 170 pounds two more locals will be in the semi-finals. Towanda's Dayton Wickwire pinned Wyalusing's Ed Mapes in 2:37 while Sullivan County's Dylan Ammerman scored an 8-1 win over Danville's Jay Brennan.

Ammerman takes on Milton's Brandon Stokes, who pinned Montoursville's Jake Strassner in 1:38, while Wickwire faces off with Benton's Jeremy Walsh. Walsh got the fall over Warrior Run's Pacey Howard in 2:44.

Troy's Zach Zimmerman will be in the semi-finals at 182 pounds after scoring a 10-2 major decision over Mifflinburg's Kyle Gessner. Zimmerman will take on Lewisburg's Andrew Shedleski, a 7-0 winner over Towanda's Clay Mosier.

At 195 Wyalusing's Mike Wilcox pinned Athens' Jordan Alliger in 3:25 to advance to the semi-finals. Wilcox will face Southern Columbia's Steve Toczylousky, a 4-2 winner over Mt. Carmel's Allen Yancoskie.

The two heaviest weights will also be well represented by locals.

At 220 Canton's Brady Bryington and Athens' Roger Horton are in the semi-finals. Bryington decisioned Danville's Jarrett Walters 5-4 while Horton scored a 7-1 decision over Southern Columbia's Andrew Bell.

Bryington will take on top seed Ben Cerney of Montoursville. Cerney pinned Troy's Rob Rigby in 1:25.

Horton will face Mt. Carmel's Gabe Bogutskie, who beat Warrior Run's Jorge Guillen 8-0.

And at 285 pounds NP-Liberty's Justin Kriner decisioned Mifflinburg's Sam Rishel 4-1 while Wyalusing's Dawson Otis edged Warrior Run's Hunter Bonhannon 2-0.

Kriner faces Loyalsock's Crae McCracken. McCracken beat top seed Garrett Kiefer of Line Mountain 3-0.

Otis will take on Hughesville's Josh Dauberman, a 1-0 winner over Benton's Dylan Womelsdorf.

Several locals won preliminary matches but fell in the quarters.

106: NEB's Blaise Devine pinned Mt. Carmel's Luke Adzema in 5:50, Towanda's Cooper Mosier scored an 18-3 technical fall in 3:30 over Mifflinburg's Caleb Underhill.

113: Williamson's Hunter Thompson pinned Danville's Liam Brady in 4:25.

126: Wyalusing's Luke Yonkin scored an 11-2 major decision over Midd-West's Kameron Kline.

138: Giles pinned CMVT's Gabe Slodysko in 4:23.

145: Sayre's Gavin Lundy-McCutcheon decisioned Muncy's Mike Kustanbauter 10-6, Bradley scored an 11-5 win over Line Mountain's Gary Laudenslager.

152: Kshir got a 3-1 win over Athens' Zach Sheppeck.

160: Hilfiger decisioned Montoursville's Michael Forney 4-2.

170: Mapes earned an 11-7 decision over Shamokin's Brett Rebuck.

182: Wyalusing's Ryan Kipp decisioned Hughesville's Braden Foresman 10-7, Mosier scored a 15-0 technical fall in 5:32 over NEB's Alec Morris.

195: Alliger edged Milton's Brent Engleman 1-0.

220: Rigby decisioned Muncy's Gage Crawford 4-0.

Wrestling continues today with the morning session beginning at 8:30 a.m. while the evening session begins at 4:00 p.m. with the 5th place matches.