Registration for the 2018 Summer College Camp is now open. Go to www.summercamp.svwrestling.com to register.
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2 SV Wrestlers Qualify and 3 Place at MAWA Regionals
11 Seneca Valley wrestlers were in action this weekend in York at the MAWA West Regional tournament. Two wrestlers qualified to advance to the MAWA Eastern Nationals Tournament in MD in May while a 3rd SV wrestler placed in the top 6. Congratulations to Champion Caden Leighty (15U/130lbs) and 3rd place finisher Brooks Beres (11U/98lbs) who qualified for the national tournament in May. Also placing for SV was 6th place finisher Riley Smith (9U/50lbs). Every SV wrestler competing wrestled great, each earning at least one victory.....Branson May, Zach Hill, Brody Pirt, Jack Tofanelli, Connor Smith, Colton Wells, Ryan Double, and Teagan Leighty.
Several Seneca Valley wrestlers from all levels will be in action at the Ohio Tournament of Champions in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday April 21st. For those still interested in signing up, registration continues until April 14th. This is one of the largest one day tournaments in the country using 32 full-sized mats. Good luck to those competing in this great tournament!
5 SV Youth Wrestlers were in action this weekend at the PJW State Wrestling Tournament in Wilkes-Barre. All 5 wrestled their hearts out. Great job to them all....Riley Smith 8U/45, Brody Pirt 10U/65, Connor Smith 12U/70, Brooks Beres 12U/100, and Izzy Leighty Girls 12U/120. A big Congrats goes to our two placewinners! Brody Pirt earned a hard fought 7th place and Riley Smith squeeked into the medals with a 8th place finish! Awesome job to all of them!
Several HS wrestlers also competed at the NHSCA National Tournament in Virginia Beach and walked away with several wins.
The end of this coming week, several Youth, MS, and HS wrestlers will be competing in the MAWA Regional Tournament in York, PA. Good Luck to all of them as they try to qualify to the MAWA National Tournament in MD in May.
5 SV Youth Wrestlers qualify to PJW Youth State Wrestling Tournament!
Several Seneca Valley Youth wrestlers competed in the Area VII Youth State Qualifier today at South Fayette where the top 2 wrestlers in each weight class qualify to the PJW Youth State Tournament in Wilkes-Barre Friday and Saturday March 23-24. Seneca Valley had 9 place winners with 5 of them earning spots to go to States. Placing but not qualifying were Joe Cornelly (4th), Branson May (4th), Zack Ross (4th), and Zach Hill (3rd). Earning spots to the Big Show were Izzy Leighty (1st), Brooks Beres (1st), Brody Pirt (2nd), Connor Smith (2nd), and Riley Smith (2nd). Izzy Leighty is the first Seneca Valley girl to qualify to the Inaugural PJW Girls State Tournament. Congratulations to all of the wrestlers who competed today! Good Luck to all those who are competing next weekend in Wilkes-Barre. You can following along with the brackets on FloArena this coming weekend.
Seneca Valley has 2 wrestlers on the PIAA HS State Tournament Podium!
Congratulations to Senior Louis Newell and Freshman Alejandro Herrera-Rondon for both placing at the PIAA State Wrestling Tournament! Louis Newell became the first 4x placewinner, earning a 7th place finish to go along with his previous 8th, 2nd, and 2nd place finishes. Alejandro brought home the first State Championship (highest Freshman finish) for SV since, I believe, 1982 with his thrilling 0-0 UTB match. Both of you make all of us SV Wrestling Coaches, Parents, Wrestlers, and Fans extremely proud! Great job!!!!
Several Youth/JH/HS wrestlers competed in the MAWA District Tournament at NA today. The Top 4 placewinners at each weight qualified for the MAWA Western Regional Tournament in York, PA on Friday/Saturday March 30th/31st and are trying to earn their way to the Eastern National Championships in May in Salisbury, MD. I missed out on most of the HS and JH results, so please pass along so I can include them. Those that I know placed and move on to Regionals in York are Brody Pirt (1st), Teagan Leighty (1st), Connor Smith (2nd), Hayden Regal (2nd), Jack Sherman (2nd), Brooks Beres (2nd), Joey Felitsky (2nd), Caden Leighty (3rd), Branson May (3rd), Riley Smith (3rd), Zach Hill (3rd), Angelo Amelio (4th), Jack Tofanelli (4th), and Colton Wells (4th). Congratulations and Good Luck at Regionals! You can follow along with that series of tournaments at http://www.mawawrestling.com/
Charleroi 1st Year - Kaden Kyes (1st) and Jackson Habel (2nd)
Upcoming Youth Tournaments
The Youth have the Area 7 Tournament (State Qualifier) this coming Saturday at South Fayette! As a reminder, registration and weigh-ins are Thursday ONLY. A copy of your birth certificate is needed to be turned in during weigh-ins. Information can be found at http://www.pajw.org/area7.html?
Youth Banquet Info
Save the Date Tuesday March 27th. That will be the date for the Youth Banquet at Rowan Elementary School. It will be a potluck just like last year since that seems to be the most popular way to do this. More info will be coming shortly.
10 Varsity wrestlers competed in the WPIAL Championships this past weekend with two wrestlers qualifying for the PIAA State Championships and several others just missing, earning an overall 4th place finish for the team. Congratulations to Alejandro Herrera and Louis Newell who both finished Runners-up in the WPIAL, qualifying for the PIAA State Championships in Hershey that begin on Thursday March 8th. Brackets can be found at www.papowerwrestling.com. Good Luck, gentlemen, as Louis tries to become a 4x PIAA State placer and Alejandro tries to earn a spot on the podium as a Freshman! We also want to congratulate the other wrestlers who competed in the WPIALs, just falling short of qualifying to States. Dylan Chappell, Jason Geyer, Antonio Amelio, Drew Vlasnik, and Ty Gross all fell one match short, falling in the consi-semis while Nick Montalbano fell in the round of 8. John Michael Siwiak and Kevin Meeder also competed well at WPIALs. All of the High School wrestlers have made us all proud this year with the way they have competed and supported each other, setting an outstanding example for the wrestlers in our younger programs. Good Luck this weekend, Alejandro and Louis!!!
Junior High Results:
Three Junior High wrestlers (Tyler Chappel, Hunter Swedish, and Liam Volk-Klos) competed in the PJW Junior High State Tournament this weekend in Johnstown. They all had a great showing. Congratulations to Liam for earning a 7th place finish in the 147lb weight class!
A correction from last week when we thought the youth finished in 6th place at the WAWA. We found out earlier this week that the team actually finished in 4th place.
Bethal Park Odd Age - Joey Felitsky (1st), Zack Ross (1st), Jack Sherman (3rd), Branson May (4th), Ryan Double (4th)
Bethel Park 1st Year - Franco Reba (1st), Mason Purvis (2nd), Jackson Habel (2nd), Jake Phillips (3rd), Dominic Mignanelli (4th), Cam Grupp (4th)
PIAA High School State Championships in Hershey Mar 8-10
Sun Mar 11 - MAWA District Tournament (Odd Age) @ NA
Sat Mar 17 - Area VII Youth Tournament @ South Fayette
It's that time of year! Another great weekend of post-season wrestling! Updates below!
HS Varsity Results:
The HS competed in the Section 3 Tournament at Fox Chapel Saturday qualifying 10 out of 14 wrestlers to the WPIAL Championships this coming weekend at Canon-Mac. Congratulations to Section 3 Champs Alejandro Herrera (106), Louis Newell (120), Drew Vlasnik (138), and Ty Gross (170). Other WPIAL Qualifiers are Jason Geyer (126/2nd), Angelo Amelio (132/2nd), Nick Montalbano (145/2nd), Kevin Meeder (HWT/2nd), Dylan Chappell (113/3rd), and John Siwiak (195/3rd). Just missing qualifying with a 6th place finish were Conor Hayes (160) and Nick Funovits (220). Detailed results and brackets can be found at www.flowrestling.com. The WPIAL Qualifiers will wrestle this Friday and Saturday at Canon-Mac to earn a spot in Hershey at the PIAA State Tournament. Match results will be available on flowrestling. Congrats to Coaches Wildrick and Montalbano named Section 3 Coach and Asst Coach of the Year.
The JH wrestlers competed in the Area VII State Qualifier today at West Allegheny. Qualifying to States this coming weekend are Tyler Chappell, Hunter Swedish, and Liam Volk-Klos. Good Luck this weekend in Johnstown!!!
The Youth wrestlers competed in the WAWA Open and Novice Tournaments this weekend at CCBC. The final team results weren't as expected, but the kids wrestled hard. This year the team finished in 6th place out of 22 teams. Placers for both Open and Novice are below. Brackets and results can also be found on flowrestling.
Open - Brody Pirt (1st), Jimmy Bidoli (1st), Brooks Beres (1st), Cooper Beres (2nd), Troy Gorajewski (2nd), Tommy Wuycheck (2nd), Hayden Regal (2nd), Riley Smith (3rd), Adam Wise (3rd), Zach Hill (3rd), Matthew Russell (4th), Connor Smith (4th), Landon Davis (5th), Philip Storti (5th), Quinlan Carney (6th), Angelo Amelio (6th), Matt DelDuca (6th).
Novice - Joey Felitsky (1st), Zakary Ross (1st), Corey Shotter (1st), Grey Rothrock (2nd), Kaden Kyes (2nd), Camden Grupp (2nd), John Tofanelli (2nd), Owen Mancuso (2nd), Nico Guzzo (3rd), Franco Reba (3rd), Jackson Habel (3rd), Michael Kravec (3rd), Izzy Leighty (3rd), Sebastian Rothrock (4th).
Following a tough day on Saturday, 8 youth wrestlers competed in the State College (Penn State) Youth Wrestling Tournament, the biggest youth tournament in PA and one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. Wrestlers finishing with winning records on the day were Brooks Beres (5-2/4th Place), Brody Pirt (4-2/Top 8), Riley Smith (3-2/Top 8), and Connor Smith (3-2/Top 8).