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Times News wrestling rankings

Published March 15. 2019 11:20PM

Through March 11

(bout minimum: 10)

106 - 1. William Schwartz, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (25-16), 2. Lukas Ferguson, Lehighton, Fr. (19-11), 3. Brenden Smay, Northern Lehigh, So. (16-10)

113 - 1. Jake Dellicker, Northwestern, Jr. (22-17), 2. Gabe Heaney, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (20-15)

120 - 1. Preston Bauer, Northern Lehigh, Jr. (21-11), 2. Mason Brensinger, Northwestern, Fr. (11-9)

126 - 1. Lucas Sangiuliano, Lehighton, Jr. (25-14), 2. Randy Steigerwalt, Tamaqua, So. (25-16), 3. Colby Newton, Panther Valley, Sr. (8-6)

132 - 1. Aaron Coccio, Tamaqua, So. (30-10), 2. Dennis Lombardi, Palmerton, Fr. (18-14), 3. Donovan White, Northwestern, Sr. (19-13)

Honorable Mention - Andrew Eisenhardt, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (18-16), Trevor Amorim, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (20-13), Steven Fritzinger, Lehighton, So. (19-16)

138 - 1. Lucas Christman, Palmerton, Sr. (26-6), 2. Harrison Bernhard, Northwestern, Jr. (17-14), 3. Dillon Anderson, Pleasant Valley, So. (15-14)

145 - 1. Chris Whiteman, Lehighton, Sr. (31-11), 2. Shawn Gardner, Palmerton, Jr. (15-11), 3. Caleb Sell, Tamaqua, Jr. (22-15)

Honorable mention - Chris Tartamella, Pleasant Valley, So. (9-5)

152 - 1. Logan Pagotto, Lehighton, Sr. (30-9), 2. Joey Abidelli, Northern Lehigh, So. (18-12), 3. Matt Lalik, Palmerton, Jr. (13-9)

Honorable Mention - Edward Iandoli, Pleasant Valley, So. (5-5), James Syracuse, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (12-10), Caleb McDermott, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (19-11)

160 - 1. Will Dellicker, Northwestern, Sr. (13-9), 2. Khalid Holland, Tamaqua, Sr. (21-13), 3. Alex Womack, Pleasant Valley, Jr. (21-7)

Honorable Mention - Eric Moyer, Panther Valley, Jr. (22-19)

170 - 1. Nate Wickersham, Tamaqua, So. (36-13), 2. Damion Rodriguez, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (18-13), 3. Ryan Haverkamp, Northwestern, Jr. (21-14)

Honorable Mention - Richard Fronheiser, Lehighton, So. (24-14), Dylan Gonyo, Palmerton, Jr. (8-8), Jared Newhall, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (21-18), Gavin Dorn, Pleasant Valley, So. (15-14), Ryan Haas, Northwestern, Sr. (17-10)

182 - 1. Austin Williams, Jim Thorpe, Sr. (30-7), 2. Carson Krell, Tamaqua, So. (28-11), 3. Tyler Watson, Northwestern, Jr. (23-11)

Honorable Mention - Chris Frable, Pleasant Valley, So. (19-7)

195 - 1. Alex Zeigenfuss, Lehighton, Jr. (28-15), 2. Kendall Herron, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (20-16), 3. Anthony Mazzella, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (20-7)

Honorable mention - Dominic Bandle, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (14-13)

220 - 1. Ethan Mordaunt, Jim Thorpe, Sr. (38-4), 2. Lucas Schickram, Tamaqua, So. (9-5)

285 - 1. Bronson Strouse, Tamaqua, Jr. (37-7), 2. Derek Hunter, Jim Thorpe, So. (34-11), 3. Joshua Schaffer, Northern Lehigh, So. (23-10)

Honorable Mention - Sincere Flamer, Panther Valley, Fr. (15-5), Aaron Eidem, Panther Valley, Sr. (8-4)

Notes ... Schwartz went 4-2 at districts, finishing fourth, and qualified for regionals. Schwartz pinned Ferguson at districts … Dellicker had an incredible run at districts as the No. 8 seed, knocking off top seed Mikey Myers of Williams Valley with a 3-1 decision in the quarters after gaining a major decision against Heaney in the first round. Dellicker went 1-2 at regionals … Sangiuliano comes down to 126, where he finished fourth at districts to advance to regionals. The junior defeated Steigerwalt by technical fall in the district quarterfinals … Coccio continued his strong sophomore campaign with an impressive postseason, knocking off No. 2 seed Josh Bauman of Notre Dame Green Pond in the third-place match at districts and advancing to regionals for the first time ... Lombardi is the big mover at 132 after going 3-2 at districts to finish sixth as the No. 11 seed. The freshman pinned No. 6 seed Ayden Ney of Pine Grove in the first round, and knocked off Eisenhardt and White in the consolation bracket. Lombardi pushed Coccio with a spot at regionals on the line, but fell 10-6. Ney won the rematch against Lombardi, 7-2, in their fifth-place bout … Eisenhardt posted a 6-2 decision over Fritzinger in their consolation round match at districts … Christman placed fifth at districts, just missing out on qualifying for regionals … Whiteman capped a stellar career with his first-ever trip to states. The senior was fourth at districts, where he earned his 100th career victory, and sixth at regionals. Whiteman finishes his scholastic career with a record of 103-62 … Gardner jumps ahead of Sell after pinning his counterpart in the consolation bracket and finishing sixth at districts. Gardner lost a 7-2 decision to Whiteman at districts, preventing him from finishing in the top-four and qualifying for regionals … Pagotto enjoyed a breakout season for the Indians, and it continued with a runner-up finish at districts, a third-place result at regionals and a spot in the state tournament for the first time. Though a senior, it still feels like Pagotto is just scratching the surface of his potential. He finishes his career with a record of 77-51 … Lalik pinned McDermott in 46 seconds in the consolation round at districts; Abidelli posted a 7-5 decision over Lalik in the fifth-place bout … Like brother Jake, Will Dellicker made a nice run as a lower seed at districts to qualify for regionals, finishing fourth at the No. 7 seed. Will pinned Panther Valley’s Eric Moyer, the No. 6 seed, in the consolation bracket to stay alive … Holland placed sixth at districts … Wickersham was third at districts and fifth at regionals, qualifying for states for the first time. The sophomore pinned district champ Kolt Schaeffer of Tri Valley in 24 seconds in the fifth-place match at regionals … Rodriguez made a run to the district semis, and finished sixth … Haverkamp picked up a 5-4 decision over Fronheiser in the consolation round at districts … Williams made it to the semis at districts as the No. 2 seed, knocking off Watson 8-5 in the quarters. But the senior forfeited the rest of his matches and was unable to complete the tournament, a shame for one of the top wrestlers in the area all season … Krell finished fifth at districts, and defeated Watson 8-4 in the consolation round … Zeigenfuss continued to impress through the postseason, finishing third at districts as the fourth seed and making his first appearance at regionals. The junior, who has a career record of 40-44, secured his place at regionals with a 3-2 decision over Bandle in the consolation round before topping Wilson’s Austin Wickham, the No. 3 seed, 3-1 in the third-place match … Herron defeated Bandle 8-1 in the fifth-place bout … Mordaunt powered to district and regional titles – both the first of his career – to qualify for states for the second consecutive season. After reaching the quarterfinals in Hershey, the senior’s season ended with back-to-back losses, though neither diminishes his remarkably dominant ride. Both of Mordaunt’s losses at states came to eventual medalists – Southern Columbia’s Preston Zachman (third) and Wilson’s Kolby Flank (fifth). Mordaunt had defeated Flank three times previously this season, including 6-2 in the district final and with a pin in 3:48 in the regional final before falling 6-4 in overtime in the consolation round at states … Strouse claimed his first district crown, pinning North Schuylkill’s Ryan Weitz in 17 seconds, and finished third at regionals to make a return trip to states, where he went 1-2, defeating Hunter in the consolation round. Both of Strouse’s losses in Hershey came in overtime – 4-1 (TB2) in the first round to Southern Huntingdon’s Kole Winfield, and 3-1 (SV) to Boiling Springs’ Damon James in the consolation round … Hunter was third at districts, sixth at regionals and qualified for states for the first time … Pleasant Valley did not have any wrestlers qualify for regionals, but Alex Womack was a match away from placing in the top-six at districts, going 2-2 at 160 pounds.

(compiled by Patrick Matsinko)

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