Central Mountain sends trio of wrestlers to semifinals at Regionals


ALTOONA- The Central Mountain Wildcats had a productive Day 1 of the Northwest Regional Tournament.They advanced three wrestlers to Saturday’s semifinals, while another seven will compete in the day’s consolation round.

Seniors Jake Edwards (heavyweight), Johnny Shreffler (120 pounds) and freshman Taylor Weaver (113 pounds) were Central Mountain’s three advancers of the day.

Weaver (24-7) secured his semifinal bid after posting two falls in the evening. In the opening round he pinned Shikellamy’s Damian Wolfe before returning to pin Selinsgrove’s Aiden Gaugler in the second round. Weaver will face Meadville’s Vincent Rinella in Saturday’s semifinals.

Johnny Shreffler (24-8) also posted a pair of falls on the day. He pinned Obama Academy’s Robert Danials before dropping Williamsport’s Riley Bower via second-round pin. Shreffler will face Bellefonte’s Lane Aikey (30-8) on Saturday.

Jake Edwards (25-7) joined Weaver and Shreffler with a 2-0 performance on Friday. He recorded a first-round pin over Clearfield’s Avery Gisewhite before earning an 11-4 decision over McDowell’s Mark Chambers. Edwards will face Altoona’s Nate Simmers on Saturday.

Wildcats Derek Keen (106), Cody Coleman (138), Lane Porter (145), Alonzo Henry (152) and Tanner Riggle (195) won their first matches of their day before falling in the second round.

Kayden Busey (132),Gage Sutliff (182)and Nikolas Miller (220) lost their opening matches.

Central Mountain sits in third place in the team rankings after Day 1.

First Round

106 – Derek Keen, Central Mountain, pinned Dylan Emma, Carrick, 2:50.

113 – Taylor Weaver, Central Mountain, pinned Damian Wolfe, Shikellamy, 0:27.

120 – Johnny Shreffler, Central Mountain, pinned Robert Danials, Obama Academy, 1:31.

132 – Tyler Dilley, St Marys, tech fall Kayden Busey, Central Mountain, 4:44 (16-1)

138 – Cody Coleman, Central Mountain, major dec. Jude Pallo, Clearfield, 8-0.

145 – Lane Porter, Central Mountain, dec. Drew Balestrini, Shikellamy, 7-5 SV.

152 – Alonzo Henry, Central Mountain, major dec. Owen Mahon, Williamsport, 11-3.

182 – Jeremy Garthwaite, St Marys, pinned Gage Sutliff, Central Mountain, 1:30.

195 – Tanner Riggle, Central Mountain, tech fall Josh Miller, Punxsutawney, 4:00 (20-2).

220 – Charles Crews, Williamsport, dec. Nikolas Miller, Central Mountain, 3-2.

285 – Jacob Edwards, Central Mountain, pinned Avery Gisewhite, Clearfield, 4:25.


Quarterfinal Round

106 – Jacob VanDee, Cathedral Prep, dec. Derek Keen, Central Mountain, 7-4.

113 – Taylor Weaver, Central Mountain, pinned Aiden Gaugler, Selinsgrove, 3:36.

120 – Johnny Shreffler, Central Mountain, dec. Riley Bower, Williamsport, 4-2 SV.

138 – Jeff Boyd, McDowell, pinned Cody Coleman, Central Mountain, 4:41.

145 – Caleb Freeland, Clearfield, wins by default over Lane Porter, Central Mountain.

152 – Mark McGonigal, Clearfield, dec. Alonzo Henry, Central Mountain, 3-0.

195 – Brayden Crocker, Cranberry, dec. Tanner Riggle, Central Mountain, 7-2.

285 – Jacob Edwards, Central Mountain, dec. Mark Chambers, McDowell, 11-4.


ALL–Allderdice; A–Altoona; B–Bellefonte; BRAD–Bradford; BRASH–Brashear; CAR–Carrick; CP–Cathedral Prep; CM–Central Mountain; C–Clearfield; CR–Cranberry; D–DuBois; E–Erie; H–Hollidaysburg; JO–Johnstown; J–Juniata; M–McDowell; MEAD–Meadville; MC–Mifflin County; O–Obama; P–Perry; PUNX–Punxsutawney; S–Selinsgrove; SHIK–Shikellamy; SM–St. Marys; SC–State College; W–Warren; WEST–Westinghouse; WILL–Williamsport


1. Cathedral Prep 56; 2. Mifflin County 40; 3. Central Mountain 35.5; 4. Bellefonte 32; 5. Shikellamy 30.5; 6. Clearfield 27; 7. Selinsgrove 26.5; 8. Cranberry 24; 9. State College 22.5; 10. St. Marys 20.


106–Umstead, CR, dec. Weaverling, SC, 10-9; Dellaquilla, SM, dec. Terwilliger, MEAD, 7-0; Stugert, WILL, pinned Goldberg, ALL, 1:35; Hileman, A, pinned Stevenson, D, 1:39; Keen, SM, pinned Emma, CAR, 2:50; 113–Swisher, SC, tech. fall Northup, E, 18-2, 3:15; Smith, CP, pinned Scaletta, JO, 3:35; Skarbek, PUNX, dec. Mayer, ALL, 4-0; Weaver, CM, pinned Wolfe, SHIK, :27; Gaugler, S, tech. fall Little, B, 15-0, 3;25; Barr, C, pinned Bernard, BRASH, :44; 120–Kline C, dec. Crockett, CP, 12-7; Ho, D, maj. dec. Digello, M, 13-2; Kekich, JO, maj. dec. Jacobson, ALL, 10-0; Smith, W, maj. dec. Hepler, CR, 12-0; Aikey, B, pinned Boyer, S, 2:28; Shreffler, CM, pinned Daniels, O, 1:31; 126–Burk, MC, pinned Madigan, W, 5:57; Woolcott, SC, tech. fall Ehrgott, M, 18-3, 3:06; Semko, SHIK, pinned Emma, CAR, 1:54; Tirpak, CP, maj. dec. Paropacic, SM, 13-5; Dawson, WILL, dec. Coppolo, B, 6-4; Stanley, CR, pinned Altston, O, 4:40; 132–Chelton, CP, pinned Wagner, A, 3:45; Kauffman, MC, dec. Anderson, W, 11-4; Matthews, S, pinned Lucas, ALL, 3:04; Butterfield, M, dec. Morrone, WILL, 10-5; Dilley, SM, tech. fall Busey, CM, 16-1, 4:44; Rossey, CR, pinned Schaeffer, O, 2:49; 138–Coleman, CM, maj. dec. Pallo, C, 8-0; Everly, MC, dec. Herzing, SM, 4-3; Wolfe, SHIK, dec. Smith, CAR, 10-3; Stewart, B, pinned Hoover, S, 1:20; Sleeth, H, dec. Farr, CP, 4-2 OT; Fiscus, W, pinned Nasrittinov, BRASH, 2:46; 145–Crisp, SM, tech. fall Schramm, CAR, 16-0, 2:54; Freeland, C, pinned Heister, J, 1:26; Porter, CM, dec. Balestrini, SHIK, 7-5 OT; Mwete, BRASH, pinned Kissinger, S, 2:39; Tidball, M, dec. Shoemaker, MC, 10-6; Moore JO, pinned Swick, W, :29.

152–Wittman, CM, maj. dec. Frankhouser, W, 10-2; Rinella, M, dec. Walls, H, 7-5; Gulvas, D, dec. Orbovich, CAR, 12-10; McGonigal, C, maj. dec. Wagner, MC, 13-0;