Breese, Spence lead Lakeview
Lakeview senior Sam Breese continued his trek for a state title repeat at 285 pounds with a convincing victory over Keystone’s Tyler Beal. Breese pinned Beal in 2:28 and will face Fort LeBoeuf’s Nate Conti in the semifinals.
While Marquis Spence didn’t pin his way to victory, the junior grappler sure did look sharp while beating Port Allegany’s Ethan Budd with an 8-3 decision.
Boozer highlights Cochranton’s day
Though senior Brad Carlini and junior Evan Miller dropped their matches at 170 and 285 pounds, respectively, senior Robert Boozer took care of business at 152 pounds Friday night.
Boozer earned a major decision victory over Eisenhower’s Louie Head, 10-2, to remain in the top half of the bracket. Boozer faces Fort LeBoeuf’s Brad Malinowski in the semifinals, where the Bison is coming off an 8-0 major decision win of his own.
Carlini dropped his preliminary bout to North East’s Jordan Bryan, while Miller fell to Conneaut’s Lipps in a 4-3 decision.
Stafford rolls for Blue Devils
At 195 pounds, Cambridge Springs sophomore Zach Stafford looked impressive during his pin over Redbank Valley’s Brylee Shumaker in 1:00. Stafford advanced to the semifinals with the win, where he will face Fort LeBoeuf’s Garrett Reinwald.
Not as successful as Stafford was teammate Colton Noble. Noble dropped his preliminary bout against Reynolds’ Kegan Miller in a 5-1 decision.
Tomcho finds success for UC
Union City junior Dustin Tomcho did his job in the preliminary round when he pinned Sheffield’s Brian Fries in overtime at 6:58. Tomcho was unable to ride the momentum any further, as he was defeated by Fort LeBoeuf’s George McGuire in an 8-0 major decision.
Dustin Weilacher was unable to find success in the preliminary round, falling to North East’s Logan Gray via a 15-0 technical fall at 4:07.
’Wood struggles in quarterfinals
Both Jeremy Parsons (152 pounds) and Jacob Parsons (170) won their preliminary bouts on Friday, but couldn’t find a win in the quarterfinals.
Jeremy Parsons earned a 6-0 decision over Saegertown’s Zuver before falling to Brookville’s Brodie Zacherl.
Jacob Parsons defeated Keystone’s Zach Stiglitz win a pin at 4:54 before losing to Franklin’s Dakota Geer in an 8-1 decision.
Isaiah Stearns struggled in his opening bout in the preliminary round, losing to Clarion’s Alexander Burkhart in a major decision, 12-4.
Action resumes today at 9 a.m. with the semifinals, followed by the first round consolation bouts.