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  1. Cletus -- Spencer Lee is the 113 lbs World Cadet Champ and he does attend Franklin Regional
  2. Devin Brown did not wrestle at Super 32. Not sure how things will shake out but Franklin Regional will most likely have Devin Brown at 113 and Spencer Lee will move up to 120. Franklin Regional is entered in the Saint Edwards Duals (Cleveland, OH)in early December. St Ed's is their first scheduled competition and I believe this is the week before the Ironman tournament.
  3. He cut very little if anything to wrestle 113 during high school season.
  4. Looks like a very solid team top to bottom. Just curious how many kids qualify for the CA state tournament?
  5. This is a very sad day for the Franklin Regional community. Most of the victims are in fair or good condition. Prayers are needed for 4 or 5 of the students who suffered the most serious injuries and are still in critical Condition, It is my understanding that none of the victims were on the wrestling team.
  6. Cougar After seeing Boykin at PA states I was sold on his potential. Yet, going into the DD, I was expecting Snyder to have a much easier time than he did. I've seen Snyder wrestle about 10 times before and he has absolutely dominated (including Haines). Hats off to Boykin. Boykin hung with him until he started to gas towards the end. If he can figure out how to drop 20+ lbs while extending his gas tank he will cause a lot of people problems over the next few years.
  7. paboom I was sitting on the other side of the arena and had a very good view of him running onto the mat as you described. I saw him facing the crowd after he left the mat. Was not able to tell what happened from there. I primarily follow AAA and attended every session for both AA and AAA with my son. The only matches we missed were the HWT AA QTR final Consy's. I watched everyone of the BECA matches. I wish I would have kept track of how many times the BECA kids called an injury time out. If an opposing wrestler gets a take down there is about a 50% chance that the BECA kid will call an injury time out.
  8. To bad Chishko was injured for PowerAde. Would have liked to have seen him matched against Nolf and Maruca from Franklin Regional. I think Nolf beat Maruca by about 6 in the finals. Looks like Chishko and Maruca may meet in finals.
  9. First night of WPIAL's and the night seemed to go as expected. A lot of Sections First placers against other Sections 4th and 5th placers. Some very good matches with a lot of TF's and Falls. Friday night should be very good. Unfortunately two very good kids did not wrestle tonight due to injury. McCoy from Latrobe (113) -- Not sure what the injury is. He has faced Spencer Lee about 5 or 6 times this year. I believe he is the only kid that Lee hasn't TF'd or Pinned each time he wrestled him. Of the six matches, I believe there were 2 matches that were decisions. Solomon from Franklin Regional (120) -- Reinjured shoulder last week in match for 3rd place. Solomon wrestled Pletcher very tough and wound up with 2 close losses. PIAA team finals (4-3) and last week at Sections (2-1). Rode Pletcher for about 3 minutes in each match. May have been a high Placer at states if healthy.
  10. Uronurback I agree on Coy. Kid is tough and will continue to grow and improve. He is much improved from PowerAde to now. Solomon is very light for a 120. Could easily be at 113 if it weren't for Lee holding down that weight. Had he not been hurt this year he would have been in the mix at 120 for Franklin Regional throughout the PIAA duals. I think he just started practicing the week of the PIAA tournament. Hope he stays healthy. Looked like he may have reinjured his shoulder in the match for 3rd place on Saturday. Allesandro has a tough road ahead. Kemmerer and Joseph are both tough. Hope the injury that caused him to default does not impact him the rest of the way.
  11. Uronurback Here are some others from Section (1) that looked great last weekend and I believe will be ranked after the PIAA tournament. I'm sure there are others that I am not as familiar with. Particularly from the other sections. Kiski Area -- Kuhn (Sr) at HWT -- Likely WPIAL winner and Dapper Dan wrestler (WPIAL). Likely multi time PIAA placer. IIRC he finished 3rd last year. Lost to Bradley by Fall in Semi's. Very atypical HWT with a ton of athleticism. Built more like Worthing (So) 220 -- Not sure where he finished as a (Fr). Looks dominant at this weight Penn Trafford -- Cameron Coy (Fr) 132 -- This kid is legit. Wrestled Krivus to two very close matches this year. Lost to Franklin Regional's returning state champ Smith at PowerAde. Wrestled him very tough last Saturday to a 2- 0 loss. Smith reversed him with about 45 seconds left in 3rd period. Was also ranked as one of the top incoming (Fr) by Flo. I think he was one of the highest rated incoming (Fr) in PA. Franklin Regional -- Gus Solomon (Fr) 120 -- Over the last 3 wks lost 2 very close matches to Latrobe's returning state champ Luke Pletcher. Lost (4 to 3) at PIAA team dual championship. Lost (2 to 0) last Saturday at sections. In both matches he dominated Pletcher while on top. Over 3 minutes of riding time in each match. Was also ranked as a top incoming Freshman by Flo. Has been injured a few times this year and has missed most of season. Norwin -- Allesandro - 132 - Advanced to finals and looked very strong. Injury forfeit and did not wrestle Franklin Regional's Kemmerer in finals. Not sure the extent of his injury.
  12. Uronurback District 7 (WPIAL) is a tough grind for these kids to get to states. Particularly from 126 to 152. They have all faced each other numerous times over the years. Kemerer and Joseph faced each other at PowerAde finals, likely to face again at WPIAL finals and possibly again the following week at states. 126 is going to be fun to watch at WPIAL's next Saturday. Historically it looks like Krivus, Forys and Macri and then Headlee as the odd man out. I think Headlee could knock any of them out. I'm not predicting it but he is very close. Also a group of other tough kids that are a step behind Headlee and could play spoiler to the whole bracket. Guys to watch are Mary from Peters Township, Gianangelli from Franklin Regional and Hardaway from Kiski Area. Again, I'm not predicting an upset but with a little luck these three are capable of making this even more interesting.
  13. Headlee was in the State Semifinals last year losing to Fuentes in OT. He ended up up placing 6th in the state. Lowrider At most weight classes there are usually several multi year returning state place holders who have more than likely faced each other multiple times throughout their wrestling careers. This year with some wrestlers bumping up weight classes there are now 4 former state placers all competing together in District 7 at 126 lbs. Only three can advance to the state tournament. Of the four, all of them won their section yesterday with the exception of Headlee (lost to Macri). Headlee still has a chance next weekend to qualify for states by finishing in the top 3 at the District 7 (WPIAL) championship.
  14. Tough to pick but here goes: Krivus, Forys, Macri, Headlee Unfortunately one of these will not be able to compete at the state Championship.
  15. Wire Wow!! I count 24 mats, Impressive. I'm tired just watching them set up the mats
  16. daaaabears Unfortunately you do not understand the facts and make allegations that you have no way of supporting pertaining to the Lee family's relocation. The details of Spencer's father taking a new position that required a family move have been discussed multiple times on this board. The PIAA had no reason to intervene and as a result had no reason to allow or disallow the family's decision to buy a house in Murrysville and enroll their kids in the Franklin Regional School district. Uninformed people making allegations without facts is growing old. The facts are as follows: - Spencer Lee never attended Saegertown High School. He completed the eighth grade at Saegertown middle school in 2013 - Spencer Lee's father accepts a promotion as an executive with Carnegie-Mellon University. A top 25 university in Pittsburgh. The Lee family decides to relocate to the Pittsburgh area. Approximately 2.5 hours away. - The Lee family relocation was never challenged by Saegertown HS, the WPIAL or the PIAA. There was no basis for the relocation to be challenged. Like family's everywhere in todays society Parents make career decisions to relocate their families to pursue a new and/or better opportunity everyday. This is true whether you are a #1 ranked wrestler or a tuba player in the band. - The club that you are referring to has no affiliation with the Franklin Regional HS wrestling program. They are an independently owned and operated private business. This same club also operates out of the Greater Latrobe HS as well. - Murrysville is approx. 15 - 20 miles from Carnegie-Mellon. Also, it is approx. 5-7 miles from Mrs. Lee's new employer. Murrysville is a very desirable location for professionals desiring to live in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. - The only people claiming some type of impropriety or wrong doing are those who do not understand the facts. Those are the facts. What were the Lee's criteria for selecting a community and school district to relocate their family? Who knows for sure other than the Lee's themselves.
  17. The WPIAL (District 7) released the AAA brackets today. Chishko will compete at 145 lbs
  18. The attached link provides the bio's and records of the wrestlers involved: http://papowerwrestling.com/wpial-aaa-s ... eleased-2/ My guess is Krivus is the likely favorite with Forys and Macri very close 2nd and 3rd. Headlee is capable of beating any of the three and Mary and Giannangeli could possibly play the role of spoiler to any of the top three. Krivus will be a highly sought after recruit this year. Forys has committed to Pitt Macri has committed to Cornell Headlee is a likely D1 recruit Mary is a likely D1 recruit Ginanangeli will likely need to choose between lacrosse and wrestling in college.
  19. Tyler Berger once beat Nolf in a freestyle event, but Berger was clearly bigger than Nolf at the time. Berger came razor close to beating Aaron Pico in the finals of that same event. I think Nolf beats him this time. Nolf continues to significantly improve while jumping a couple of weight classes. Appears to still be growing and would not surprise me if Penn State's plans are to shirt him next year and then he is their 157 or possible 165 going forward.
  20. I think he went on to play hoops for NC State
  21. Tightwaist I agree with you completely. If the purpose for a state championship is to determine the best individual wrestlers at each weight class then the current system fails in this requirement every year when highly accomplished kids fail to qualify because their district is loaded with talent. At the same time some state qualifiers from very weak districts that would have no chance of finishing in the top 5 of District (7) (or other strong districts) qualify for the tournament. As a result with the current system (for some weight classes) it is not unusual for the district qualifier for the PIAA tournament to be more difficult to win than the PIAA tournament itself.
  22. TBar Tyler Berger once beat Nolf in a freestyle event, but Berger was clearly bigger than Nolf at the time. Berger came razor close to beating Aaron Pico in the finals of that same event. I think Nolf beats him this time. Nolf is fun to watch and continues to advance at a rapid rate while bumping up a couple of weight classes each year. I would not be surprised if Penn State shirts him next year then he is the starting 157 and/or possibly even 165 the following year.
  23. Since the black shoes article, Nolf has won super 32, Flo's who's number 1 where he dominated Blair Academy's Joey Mckenna, won powerade and King of the Mountain whee he majored Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan (22 to 8). Duggan was the 2013 AAA runner up to Franklin Regional's Tyler Ssmith
  24. lightweight I feel for the odd man out at 126 and several other wts in District 7 as well. The brackets should be public tomorrow (I think). There are a couple other really good kids at 126 that could (with some luck) break through into the top three as well. Last year AAA top 3 finishers at 126 were from District 7. Would love to see some way to ensure the top kids in the state have a chance to compete at the state level. Same thing could be said for the State AAA tournament as well. Would like to have seen Canon Mac and Kiski have a shot to compete this year. Likely would of had 5 of the top 10 teams in the state from District 7
  25. Spencer's father accepted a new career role in the Pittsburgh area which is about 2.5 hours away from Saegertown High School and relocated the family to the Franklin Regional school district.
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