- Grove City, Pennsylvania


March 6, 2013

Lakeview's Breese wins region mat crown



Championship Finals

106 – Devin Brown (Saegertown) maj. dec. Taylor Ortz (Brookville), 9-1; 113 – Willis Gruver (Redbank Valley) dec. Cody Blankenship (Kane), 4-2; 120 – Tyler Vath (Saegertown) maj. dec. Trent Neely (Smethport), 9-1; 126 – Jarray Norris (Sharon) dec. Kyle Lukowich, 6-1; 132 – Karl Lightner (Smethport) maj. dec. Adam Fish (Seneca), 17-5; 138 – Brock Zacherl (Brookville) dec. Michael Bonner (Sharon), 10-8; 145 – Levi Stoyer (Reynolds) dec. Robert Boozer (Cochranton), 3-2; 152 – Austin Matthews (Reynolds) maj. dec. Kyle Bova (Coudersport), 18-6; 160 – Evan DeLong (Kane) dec. Taylor Fox (Fort LeBoeuf), 5-3; 170 – Tim Vargo (Union City) pinned Chris Matthews (Franklin), 4:25; 182 – Dylan Reynolds (Saegertown) dec. Jamar Henry (Reynolds), 7-2; 195 – Ryan Morris (Corry) dec. Jake Johnson (Eisenhower), 8-2; 220 – Cam Cyphert (Cochranton) dec. Evan Daley (Fort LeBoeuf), 5-2; 285 – Sam Breese (Lakeview) pinned Jeff Burger (Union City), 1:49.   

Consolation Finals

(Winner goes to state)

106 – Seth Hogue (Reynolds) dec. Jase Paxson (Greenville), 5-2; 113 – Mike Bartolo (Reynolds) pinned Cole Aaron (Brookville), 4:35; 120 – Matt Wheeler (Northwestern) dec. Tyler Kuzma (Fort LeBoeuf), 2-0; 126 – Nick Monico (Saegertown) dec. Brett Himes (Ridgway), 6-0; 132 – Dalton Zimmerman (Brookville) dec. Luke Walter (Grove City), 3-0; 138 – Matt Humes (Saegertown) dec. Cody Bova (Coudersport), 2-1; 145 – Zach Vroman (Brookville) dec. Ty Haines (Redbank Valley), 3-1 OT; 152 – Taylor Harrington (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Samuel Colebert (Oswayo Valley), 5-2; 160 – Cole Shirey (Redbank Valley) dec. Brodie Zacherl (Brookville), 2-1 UTB; 170 – Alex Gular (Port Allegany) dec. Austin Andrews (Cochranton), 4-3; 182 – Aaron Hook (Redbank Valley) dec. Joe Hines (Hickory), 3-0; 195 – Trevor Beiter (Seneca) dec. Jake Wichert (Oswayo Valley), 9-4; 220 – Jaykup Durlin (Youngsville) dec. Logan Rickert (Reynolds), 1-0; 285 – Nicholas Budd (Port Allegany) dec. Forrest Christmann (Slippery Rock), 2-1.


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