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Bethel Park's Dunn continues hot streak at PIAA tournament

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Bethel Park's Paul Dunn (bottom) battles Easton's Elijah Brown in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Dunn won by a 9-8 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Bethel Park's Paul Dunn (bottom) battles Easton's Elijah Brown in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Dunn won by a 9-8 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Mt. Lebanon's Zeynul Zaynullayev battles Clearfield's Jacob Verchick in their 285-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Zaynullayev won by 7-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Mt. Lebanon's Zeynul Zaynullayev battles Clearfield's Jacob Verchick in their 285-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Zaynullayev won by 7-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Mt. Lebanon's Kellan Stout pins Philipsburg Oscceola's Dennis Lumadue at 1:10 of their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Mt. Lebanon's Kellan Stout pins Philipsburg Oscceola's Dennis Lumadue at 1:10 of their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Central Catholic's Kyle Coniker celebrates after defeating Garden Spot's Ben Swarr 6-4 in overtime in a 170-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Central Catholic's Kyle Coniker celebrates after defeating Garden Spot's Ben Swarr 6-4 in overtime in a 170-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Sam Krivus (right) looks to score on Souderton's Kolton Veit in their 126-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus won by a 3-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Sam Krivus (right) looks to score on Souderton's Kolton Veit in their 126-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Krivus won by a 3-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Hills' Gage Curry (top) is controlled by Solanco's Connor Sheehan in their 106-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Curry lost by a 5-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Hills' Gage Curry (top) is controlled by Solanco's Connor Sheehan in their 106-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Curry lost by a 5-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ringgold's Doug Gudenburr (bottom) battles Owen J. Roberts' Derek Gulotta in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Gudenburr lost by a 5-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Ringgold's Doug Gudenburr (bottom) battles Owen J. Roberts' Derek Gulotta in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Gudenburr lost by a 5-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Luke Pletcher (right) takes down Hazelton's Jimmy Hoffman in their 120-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 17-5 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Luke Pletcher (right) takes down Hazelton's Jimmy Hoffman in their 120-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Pletcher won by a 17-5 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee earns back points on Upper Perkiomen's Dustin Steffenino in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Lee won by a 16-1 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee earns back points on Upper Perkiomen's Dustin Steffenino in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Lee won by a 16-1 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph (left) escapes from Chambersburg's David Rump in a 138-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Joseph won by a 6-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph (left) escapes from Chambersburg's David Rump in a 138-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Joseph won by a 6-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri (left) battles Wilson's Connor Moyer in their 126-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Macri won by a 25-10 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Dalton Macri (left) battles Wilson's Connor Moyer in their 126-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Macri won by a 25-10 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Dylan Davis reacts after beating Lasalle's Antonio Pelusi by a 3-2 overtime ultimate tiebreaker in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Dylan Davis reacts after beating Lasalle's Antonio Pelusi by a 3-2 overtime ultimate tiebreaker in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Devin Brown (top) takes down New Oxford's Zurich Storm in their 106-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Brown won by an 8-7 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Devin Brown (top) takes down New Oxford's Zurich Storm in their 106-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Brown won by an 8-7 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith (top) battles Cumberland Valley's Alex Wolfe in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Smith won by a 2-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Tyler Smith (top) battles Cumberland Valley's Alex Wolfe in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Smith won by a 2-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Hills' Luke Landefeld (right) battles Nazareth's Travis Smith in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Landefeld won by a 4-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Hills' Luke Landefeld (right) battles Nazareth's Travis Smith in their 113-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Landefeld won by a 4-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Penn-Trafford's Cameron Coy (top) controls Big Spring's Greg Warner in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championshipson March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Coy won by a 6-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penn-Trafford's Cameron Coy (top) controls Big Spring's Greg Warner in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championshipson March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Coy won by a 6-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky scores a takedown on Neshaminy's Kody Lupfer in their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Zavatsky won by 16-4 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Zack Zavatsky scores a takedown on Neshaminy's Kody Lupfer in their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Zavatsky won by 16-4 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn (right) attempts to take down Archbishop Ryan's Joe Hansbury in a 285-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Kuhn won by 12-2 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kiski Area's Shane Kuhn (right) attempts to take down Archbishop Ryan's Joe Hansbury in a 285-pound opening-round bout at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Giant Center in Hershey. Kuhn won by 12-2 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kiski Area's Tyler Worthing (left) takes down Selingsgrove's Andrew Boob in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Worthing won by 16-0 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Kiski Area's Tyler Worthing (left) takes down Selingsgrove's Andrew Boob in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Worthing won by 16-0 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Norwin's Andrew Phipps scores on Liberty's Orlando Miller in their 195-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phipps won by a 3-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Norwin's Andrew Phipps scores on Liberty's Orlando Miller in their 195-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014,  at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phipps won by a 3-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Belle Vernon's Austin Bell (top) attempts to turn General McLane's Ethan Laird in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bell won by fall at 4:55.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Belle Vernon's Austin Bell (top) attempts to turn General McLane's Ethan Laird in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014,  at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bell won by fall at 4:55.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Chartiers Valley's Noah Wilps (right) ties up with McDowell's Coleman Cousins in their 170-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wilps won by 3-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Chartiers Valley's Noah Wilps (right) ties up with McDowell's Coleman Cousins in their 170-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014,  at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wilps won by 3-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Peters Township's Ty Buckiso (right) looks to score on Northampton's Todd Hetrick in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Buckiso won by a 3-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Peters Township's Ty Buckiso (right) looks to score on Northampton's Todd Hetrick in their 132-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014,  at the Giant Center in Hershey. Buckiso won by a 3-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Shields battles (left) Garden Spot's Will Finkey in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shields won by a 4-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Shields battles (left) Garden Spot's Will Finkey in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014,  at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shields won by a 4-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca battles (top) Big Spring's Chad Wickard in their 145-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca won by a 8-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca battles (top) Big Spring's Chad Wickard in their 145-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Maruca won by a 8-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko takes down Exeter Townhips's Ethan Stever in their 145-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Chishko won by 25-10 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Canon-McMillan's Solomon Chishko takes down Exeter Townhips's Ethan Stever in their 145-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Chishko won by 25-10 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer (top) scores on WC Henderson's Brad Patton in their 138-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Kemerer won by a 7-3 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Franklin Regional's Michael Kemerer (top) scores on WC Henderson's Brad Patton in their 138-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Kemerer won by a 7-3 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Allegheny's Clay Byerly (top) battles Avon Grove's Caleb Edwards in their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Byerly won by a 6-4 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Allegheny's Clay Byerly (top) battles Avon Grove's Caleb Edwards in their 182-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Byerly won by a 6-4 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Jake Shaffer (right) battles North Penn's Jeffrey Reimel in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shaffer won by a 6-5 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Jake Shaffer (right) battles North Penn's Jeffrey Reimel in their 152-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shaffer won by a 6-5 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - North Hills' Jonathan Avon scores a takedown on Manheim Central's Jared Siegrist in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Avon won by 9-6 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>North Hills' Jonathan Avon scores a takedown on Manheim Central's Jared Siegrist in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Avon won by 9-6 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ringgold's Devin Fallenstein battles Downingtown West's Gabe Hale in their 170-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fallenstein lost by 6-4 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Ringgold's Devin Fallenstein battles Downingtown West's Gabe Hale in their 170-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fallenstein lost by 6-4 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Plum's Stephen Turchick reacts after being pinned in 56 seconds by McDowell's Scot Augustine in their 285-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Plum's Stephen Turchick reacts after being pinned in 56 seconds by McDowell's Scot Augustine in their 285-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Latrobe's Dom Scalise battles Central Dauphin's Garrett Peppelman in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Scalise lost by 12-3 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Latrobe's Dom Scalise battles Central Dauphin's Garrett Peppelman in their 160-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Scalise lost by 12-3 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Fred Mantsch fights off a pin attempt by Liberty's Jake Gunning in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Mantsch lost by 9-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Fred Mantsch fights off a pin attempt by Liberty's Jake Gunning in their 220-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Mantsch lost by 9-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Hempfield's Joey Alessandro (left) battles Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan in their 138-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Alessandro lost by a 3-1decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Hempfield's Joey Alessandro (left) battles Cumberland Valley's Patrick Duggan in their 138-pound bout during the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships on March 6, 2014, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Alessandro lost by a 3-1decision.

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HERSHEY — Bethel Park junior Paul Dunn wasn't happy when he dropped his first-round match at the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling championships a week ago.

His coaches, teammates and friends wouldn't let him dwell on the loss. They encouraged and pushed him to stay strong.

Dunn won five straight in the consolation rounds, finished third and earned a trip to Hershey for the PIAA championships.

On Thursday, Dunn kept his streak going by rallying for a 9-8 victory over Easton's Elijah Brown at 152 pounds in the opening round of the state tournament at Giant Center. Dunn picked up three nearfall points in the final period to erase an 8-6 deficit.

He, along with 30 other wrestlers from the WPIAL, advanced to the quarterfinals, which start at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Dunn (34-9) will face a tough challenge in Cumberland Valley senior T.C. Warner (42-2).

“Last week when I lost in the first round, I wasn't expecting it,” Dunn said. “I was down, but I battled back. I take a lot of pride in my conditioning. It's one of my strong points.”

Dunn said he's approaching his quarterfinal match like any other.

“He might be ranked high in the nation, but everyone is up here for a reason. We're all studs,” Dunn said.

Five returning PIAA champions from the WPIAL won, but Franklin Regional junior Devin Brown (106 pounds, AA champion) and senior Ty Smith (132) were pushed.

Brown (34-0) rallied with a late takedown to edge New Oxford freshman Zurich Storm, 8-7, and Smith (34-1) held on for a 2-1 win over Cumberland Valley's Alex Wolfe.

Latrobe sophomore Luke Pletcher (40-0), Hempfield junior Sam Krivus (39-3) and Canon-McMillan senior Solomon Chishko (24-3) won.

Pletcher defeated Hazleton freshman Jimmy Hoffman, 17-5, at 120 pounds, Krivus blanked Souderton senior Kolton Veit, 3-0, at 126 and Chishko whipped Exeter Township junior Ethan Stever, 25-10.

All six Franklin Regional wrestlers — Brown, Spencer Lee (113), Smith, Michael Kemerer (138), Josh Maruca (145) and Josh Shields (152) — advanced.

Along with Pletcher, Latrobe advanced sophomore Jake Shaffer (152), senior Zack Zavatsky (182) and junior Dylan Davis (220). Kiski Area, Mt. Lebanon, Canon-McMillan, North Allegheny, Central Catholic and Belle Vernon have wrestlers left in the winner's bracket.

Four of five WPIAL freshmen advanced: Lee, North Allegheny's Luke Landefield at 113, Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy at 132 and Belle Vernon's Jarod Verkleeren at 145.

North Hills' Gage Curry (36-2) was upset in the first round, 5-2 by Solanco's Connor Sheehan, at 106 pounds but came back to win in the consolation round.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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