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Results from the midseason youth wrestling tournaments and matches:

Avella dual meet

QV defeated Avella, Burgettstown, Fort Cherry and Washington

Hampton Open

1st place: Damian Eskew, John Rocco Kazalas (middle school)

2nd place: Justin Richey, Logan Richey

3rd place: Jack Kazalas

West Allegheny dual meet

QV defeated North Hills and Avella

Laurel Novice dual meet

Winners included Eoin Parnell, Marcus Richey, Nathan Pribik and Hamlton Hope

Beaver Open

1st place: Justin Richey and Jack Kazalas

Kiski Junior High Tournament

1st place: John Rocco Kazalas

Oak Glenn dual meet

QV defeated Oak Glenn, Moon, Ambridge and Central Valley

Moon dual meet

QV sent nine wrestlers to the friendly match and won, 38-9. Winning for Quaker Valley were Nick Allan, Marcus Richey, Braeden Steffey, Gavin Eshenbaugh, Sean Mariner, Mason Diemert and Michael Carmody

Freedom Odd Age Open

2nd place: Mason Steffey, Braeden Steffey, Bobby Patterson, Elijiah Faulkner, Khyvone Grace and Jack Diemert

Waynesburg Even Age Open

1st place: Justin Richey

2nd place: Logan Richey, Sean Mariner

North Allegheny First Year

1st place: Bruce Anderchak

3rd place: Mathew Stenach, Nick Allen, Gavin Eshenbaugh

Freedom Novice

1st place: Braden Steffey (10 and under), Bobby Patterson, Michael Carmody

2nd place: Braden Steffey (8 and under), Marcus Richey, Bradley Fadely, Bruce Anderchack, Christian Brown, Nick Merriman

3rd place: Hamilton Hope, Zion McIntosh, Dion McIntosh

4th place: Grant Castaldo, Jackson Quigley, Alexander Quigley, Eoin Parnell

South Fayette Open

1st place: Justin Richey, Logan Richey

2nd place: Elijiah Faulkner

3rd place: Marcus Richey, Mason Steffey, Bobby Patterson

4th place: Eoin Parnell

South Fayette Novice

1st place: Elijiah Faulkner, Jakub Picket, Owen Petronik, Christian Brown, Kyvon Grace, Bruce Anderchack

3rd place: Tommaso Floro

4th place: Michael Lipton, Alexander Quigley

McGuffey Open/Novice

1st place: Logan Richey, Jack Diemert

2nd place: Daminon Esckew, Sean Mariner, Marcus Richey

3rd place: Lucas Moraca, Mason Diemert

4th place: Justin Richey (Open)

Canon-McMillan First Year Tournament

1st place: Bruce Anderchack, Hamilton Hope, Grant Castaldo, Ziggy McIntosh, Dion McInstosh

2nd place: Gavin Eschenbaugh, Nick Allan, Bradley Farley (middle school)

3rd place: Nick Merriman, Kodee Madan

Canon-McMillan Open

2nd place: Jack Kazalas, Damion Eskew

3rd place: Justin Richey, Logan Richey

Seneca Valley Odd Age Open

1st place: Jack Diemert, Elijiah Faulkner, Jakub Pickett

2nd place: Tommaso Floro, Mason Steffey

Blackhawk Middle School

1st place: John Rocco Kazalas; Zach Kley

3rd place: Nate Carver

4th place: Geoff Magin

Seneca Valley Novice Round Robin

1st place: Elijiah Faulkner, Braeden Steffey, Logan Richey, Marcus Richey, Grant Castaldo, Bruce Anderchack, Michael Carmody, Tommaso Floro, Sean Mariner, Khyvon Grace

2nd place: Mason Steffey, Owen Petronik, Alexander Quigley

3rd place: Sam Brackney, Eoin Parnell, Mathew Stehnach, Weston Grant, Gordon Merriman, Gavin Eshenbaugh, Bobby Patterson, Michael Lipton

4th place: Nick Merriman, Ben Collins

By Staff Report
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

In its second year of existence, the Quaker Valley youth wrestling team is finding unprecedented success each weekend at meets throughout the region. Although the boys are accustomed to coming home with hardware from Open meets, where each wrestler is competing for an individual trophy, this season has been highlighted by team wins in dual and team competitions.

Feb. 9 was a special day in program history, when Quaker Valley youth wrestling hosted its first wrestling meet in program history. Facing off against Burgettstown, Seneca Valley and Beaver, among the best competition in the region, the boys earned a resounding victory by besting the competition in 58 percent of the matches at the high school.

“It was an exciting day for Quaker Valley wrestling, and our boys really showed incredible toughness and passion for the sport,” coach Jason Richey said. “We are thrilled to have such a strong wrestling foundation. This team is going to do great things as these boys grow and mature into scholastic wrestlers.”

The youth team consists of boys ages 5-12. Ten QV students are taking advantage of a co-op, which allows seventh-12th graders to wrestle for Moon.

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