Blair Academy, Colonial Forge, Eastside, Caesar Rodney, Easton to meet in Final Four
Blair wins in the final
Blair Academy, NJ 51 - Easton, Pa. 10a
Starting time - 4:11pm
Ending time - 5:45pm
Easton wins flip and picks odd bouts
Referees: Mike Evans and Matt Reiss
125 - Anthony Valles (BA) dec 7-0 So. Mark Hartenstine (E)
130 - Sr. Jordan Oliver (E) WBF 1:19 Joe Stanzione (BA)
135 - Garrett Frey (BA) WBF 2:20 Jr. Pat Corpora (E)
140 - Austin Ormsbee (BA) dec 6-4 Sr. Tevin Gibson (E)
145 - Mario Mason (BA) dec 7-2 Jr. Eric Burgey (E)
152 - Jesse Shanaman (BA) dec 8-4 3OT Sr. Colin Dailey (E)
160 - Adam Hogue (BA) md 15-6 Sr. Jeremy Snyder (E)
171 - Corey Peltier (BA) WBF0:55 Jr. Jeff Griffith (E)
189 - Ben Krakower (BA) WBF 1:07 Jr. Storm Kruczek (E)
215 - Steve Hanzlik (BA) dec 6-5 Jr. Chris Wilson (E)
285 - Kyle Hanson (BA) WBF 3:40 Sr. Stephan Vas (E)
103 - Evan Silver (BA) md 19-7 Fr. Mike Fleck (E)
112 - Sean Boyle (BA) md 14-1 Fr. Joey Rizzolino (E)
119 - Sr. Kegan Handlovic (E) md 16-5 Tony Buxton (BA)
What is the best dual-meet wrestling team in the nation?
That question could be answered Saturday, January 19 when the NHSCA presents the 11th annual Final Four of High School Wrestling at Easton High School.
The event annually matches five of the top dual-meet teams in the nation, and this year?s lineup promises another day of outstanding competition.
This year?s Final Four field: Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy, Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge High, Taylors (S.C.) Eastside High, Camden Wyoming (Del.) Caesar Rodney High and the host school, Easton High. Colonial Forge won its first Group 3A state title last season, has four nationally-ranked individuals and has been ranked in the top 10 nationally this season. Eastside, the five-time defending Class 3A state dual and individual champion, will bring a lineup that includes five state champions. Caesar Rodney, making its second trip to the Lehigh Valley this month, will wrestle Colonial Forge in the third round.
Blair Academy, the winner of last year?s Final Four, is ranked No. 2 nationally and Easton also is flirting with a top 10 national ranking.
?We had four rounds of outstanding competition at last year?s Final Four,? NHSCA associate executive director Bob Ferraro Jr. said. ?The most fun about it is the way the excitement builds throughout the day, all the way to the final round. It?s just a very special event.?
The Final Four will consist of four rounds, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 and 4 p.m. on two mats. The order of wrestling will be as follows:
High School Division
Round 1, 10 a.m.
Blair Academy vs. Colonial Forge
Round 2, noon
Mat 1 ? Easton vs. Colonial Forge
Mat 2 ? Blair Academy vs. Eastside
Round 3, 2 p.m.
Mat 1 ? Caesar Rodney vs. Colonial Forge
Mat 2 ? Easton vs. Eastside
Round 4, 4 p.m.
Mat 1 ? Easton vs. Blair Academy
Mat 2 ? Colonial Forge vs. Eastside
More information on the event at: http://www.nhsca.com/event_show.php?id=20171