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District 4 Class AA predictions

February 21, 2013 - Mitch Rupert
TOUGHEST WEIGHT CLASS

1, 170 pounds: The rationale behind this being the toughest weight class isn't going to change week-to-week. This isn't a weight class where you pick out a state title favorite, but it's a weight class where I may have a better chance of picking out the top six by pulling names from a hat. First-round matchups between Nick Bernstein and Robert White, Aaron Hepburn and Justin Knee, and Dan Breech and Landis Zimmerman should be absolutely stellar. The four quarterfinal bouts tonight should be even better.

STONE-COLD LOCK TO WIN

Ryan Solomon, Milton, 195 pounds

There may not be a wrestler in the state in Class AA at 195 pounds who can hang with Solomon, let alone in the district. Canton's Connor Route is a bull and strong as an ox, and he's likely the only one who might be able to hang with Solomon.

Class AA Predictions

106: 1, Cameron Newman, Line Mountain; 2, Corey Stauffer, Midd-West; 3, Zack LeBarron, Warrior Run; 4, Angelo Barberio, Muncy; 5, Brian Friery, Lewisburg; 6, Jacob Strassner, Montoursville.

113: 1, Taylor Johnson, Central Columbia; 2, Ethan Calkins, Troy; 3, Eric Hunt, Warrior Run; 4, Cooper Wagner, Mifflinburg; 5, Trevor Sones, Hughesville; 6, Brett Shepard, Southern Columbia.

120: 1, Matt Welliver, Benton; 2, Collin Edsell, Wyalusing; 3, Zach Fry, Hughesville; 4, Lewis Williams, Central Columbia; 5, Carl Gorg, Williamson; 6, Nick Secules, Towanda.

126: 1, Logan Everett, Williamson; 2, Kent Lane, Southern Columbia; 3, Andrew Gipe, South Williamsport; 4, Keith Batkowski, Montoursville; 5, Brian LeBarron, Warrior Run; 6, Terrick Vargasson, Towanda.

132: 1, Cole Walter, Mifflinburg; 2, Jesse Shannon, Central Columbia; 3, Cody Klinger, Bloomsburg; 4, Trevor McWhorter, Williamson; 5, Nate Jones, South Williamsport; 6, Brandon Giannantonio, Warrior Run.

138: 1, Zain Retherford, Benton; 2, Seth Lansberry, Line Mountain; 3, Demetri Probst, Bucktail; 4, Sam Miller, Bloomsburg; 5, Nick Bruce, Troy; 6, Doug McCarty, Warrior Run.

145: 1, Colt Cotten, Benton; 2, Billy Barnes, Williamson; 3, Zach Heeter, Midd-West; 4, Aaron Johnson, Central Columbia; 5, Garrett Hoffman, Montoursville; 6, Dakota Nixon, Hughesville.

152: 1, Kyle Barnes, Hughesville; 2, Ryan Preisch, Milton; 3, Blake Marks, Southern Columbia; 4, Nick Stephani, Troy; 5, Dominic Vitale, Benton; 6, Brandon Conrad, Bloomsburg.

160: 1, Jeric Kasunic, Benton; 2, Ty Walter, Mifflinburg; 3, Isaiah Bobotas, Montgomery; 4, Kyle Post, Sayre; 5, Max Reed, Lewisburg; 6, Matt Herr, Hughesville.

170: 1, Alex Lieberman, Midd-West; 2, Erik Smeltz, Line Mountain; 3, Brandon Lontz, Benton; 4, Robert White, Hughesville; 5, Landis Zimmerman, Troy; 6, Dan Breech, Warrior Run.

182: 1, Troy Hembury, Muncy; 2, Garrett Wesneski, Canton; 3, Garrett Moser, Warrior Run; 4, Logan Womelsdorf, Benton; 5, Dakota Manning, Towanda; 6, Allen Yancoskie, Mount Carmel.

195: 1, Ryan Solomon, Milton; 2, Connor Route, Canton; 3, Skylar Ebner, Muncy; 4, Chad Daugherty, Wellsboro; 5, Matt Hackenberg, Central Columbia; 6, Lucas Shaheen, Montoursville.

220: 1, Brandon Smith, Lewisburg; 2, Eric McCracken, Central Columbia; 3, Dylan Otis, Wyalusing; 4, Zach Biddiscombe, Shamokin; 5, Eli Kennedy, Wellsboro; 6, Connor Bassett, Montoursville.

285: 1, Nazar Mironenko, Mifflinburg; 2, Alex Shiber, Central Columbia; 3, Nathan Kriner, North Penn; 4, Jake Becker, Southern Columbia; 5, Dalton Chilson, Wyalusing; 6, Talon Curry, Towanda.

 
 

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