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Seniors Coy, Verkleeren claim state wrestling titles

Paul Schofield
| Saturday, March 11, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy wrestles Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
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Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy wrestles Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren reacts after beating Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
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Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren reacts after beating Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy wrestles North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-pound bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy wrestles North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-pound bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee warms up before wrestling Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Anderson in the 126-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee warms up before wrestling Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Anderson in the 126-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee has his hand raised after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Anderson in the 126-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Lee won by a 6-0 decision.
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Franklin Regional's Spencer Lee has his hand raised after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Anderson in the 126-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Lee won by a 6-0 decision.
Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy has his shoulders rubbed by coach Rich Ginther while warming up before a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy has his shoulders rubbed by coach Rich Ginther while warming up before a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Seneca Valley's Louis Newell wrestles DuBois' Ed Scott in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Seneca Valley's Louis Newell wrestles DuBois' Ed Scott in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick reacts after losing to Susquehanna Township’s Edmond Ruth in the PIAA Class AA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Patrick lost by a 3-1 decision.
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Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick reacts after losing to Susquehanna Township’s Edmond Ruth in the PIAA Class AA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Patrick lost by a 3-1 decision.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
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Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
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North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
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Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after his loss to Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Nazareth's Travis Stefanik in the PIAA Class AAA 182lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2. Bonaccorsi lost 4-3 decision.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas reacts after beating Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield wrestles Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
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Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield wrestles Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield hugs Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
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Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield hugs Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan reacts after losing to Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
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Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan reacts after losing to Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly reacts after he beat Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly reacts after he beat Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
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Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan wrestles Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield wrestles Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield wrestles Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf reacts after beating Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
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Downingtown West’s Doug Zapf reacts after beating Shaler’s Ryan Sullivan in the PIAA Class AAA 106lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Sullivan lost 5-2.
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Hills’ Sam Hillegas wrestles Seneca Valley’s Louis Newell in the PIAA Class AAA 113lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Hillegas won 5-2.
Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly reacts after he beat Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Upper Darby's Brian Kennerly reacts after he beat Laurel Highlands' Ian Edenfield in the PIAA Class AAA 220lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Edenfield lost 3-2 decision.
North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
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North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
North Allegheny's coach cheers on North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley as he wrestles General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
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North Allegheny's coach cheers on North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley as he wrestles General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
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North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman reacts after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
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Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman reacts after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid reacts after losing to Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
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Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid reacts after losing to Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman reacts after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman reacts after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman celebrates his win over Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
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Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman celebrates his win over Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman wrestles Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman wrestles Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman shares the podium with Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
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Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman shares the podium with Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley reacts after he beat General McLane’s Ethan Laird in the PIAA Class AAA 195lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Woodley won 5-1.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman signs autographs after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman signs autographs after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman signs autographs after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman signs autographs after beating Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman wrestles Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman wrestles Kiski Area’s Isaac Reid in the PIAA Class AAA 285lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Furman won by a decision 5-3.
Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren reacts after beating Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren reacts after beating Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy wrestles Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy wrestles Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy celebrates his win against Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy celebrates his win against Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Hempfield’s Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Bellefonte’s Brock Port in the PIAA Class AAA 145lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Verkleeren won 16-5.
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy celebrates his win against Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Penn-Trafford’s Cam Coy celebrates his win against Cathedral Prep’s Carter Starocci in the PIAA Class AAA 152lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. Coy won 17-6.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee reacts as Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto wins in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee reacts as Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto wins in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Coaches watch as Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Coaches watch as Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee stands at the podium with Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee stands at the podium with Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee watches the referees make the decision as he wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee watches the referees make the decision as he wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
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Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee wrestles Exeter Township’s Austin DeSanto in the PIAA Class AAA 126lb championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017. DeSanto won 6-5 decision.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi wrestles Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
North Allegheny's Jake Woodley wrestles Owen J. Roberts' Nick Duliakas in the 195-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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North Allegheny's Jake Woodley wrestles Owen J. Roberts' Nick Duliakas in the 195-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi reacts after beating Governor Mifflin's Ben Maack in the 182-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Kiski Area's Isaac Reid shakes hands with Montour's Roman Macek after the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Kiski Area's Isaac Reid shakes hands with Montour's Roman Macek after the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Kiski Area's Isaac Reid wrestles Montour's Roman Macek in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Kiski Area's Isaac Reid wrestles Montour's Roman Macek in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Steph Chambers | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Laurel Highlands's Ian Edenfield reacts after beating Council Rock South's Joe Doyle in the 220-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Laurel Highlands's Ian Edenfield reacts after beating Council Rock South's Joe Doyle in the 220-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Kiski Area's Isaac Reid reacts after beating Montour's Roman Macek in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Kiski Area's Isaac Reid reacts after beating Montour's Roman Macek in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Laurel Highlands's Ian Edenfield reacts after beating Council Rock South's Joe Doyle in the 220-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Laurel Highlands's Ian Edenfield reacts after beating Council Rock South's Joe Doyle in the 220-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Canon-McMillan's Brendan Furman reacts after beating Bethlehem Catholic's Niko Camacho in the 285-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Clearfield's Luke McGonigal reacts after beating Albert Gallatin's Tim Wallace in the 170-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Belle Vernon's Brock Godzin reacts while wrestling Cathedral Prep's Carter Starocci in the 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Belle Vernon's Brock Godzin reacts while wrestling Cathedral Prep's Carter Starocci in the 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson wrestles Bellefont's Brock Port in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson wrestles Bellefont's Brock Port in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson reacts after losing to Bellefont's Brock Port in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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North Allegheny's Jake Hinkson reacts after losing to Bellefont's Brock Port in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Belle Vernon's Brock Godzin reacts while wrestling Cathedral Prep's Carter Starocci in the 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Belle Vernon's Brock Godzin reacts while wrestling Cathedral Prep's Carter Starocci in the 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Hempfield's Jarod Verkleeren wrestles Nazareth's Brock Wilson in the 145-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy wrestles North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy wrestles North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy reacts after beating North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Penn-Trafford's Cam Coy reacts after beating North Penn's Colin Shannon in 152-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
North Hills' Sam Hillegas wrestles Stroudsburg's Cameron Enriquez in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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North Hills' Sam Hillegas wrestles Stroudsburg's Cameron Enriquez in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
North Hills' Sam Hillegas shakes hands with Stroudsburg's Cameron Enriquez after he won the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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North Hills' Sam Hillegas shakes hands with Stroudsburg's Cameron Enriquez after he won the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Seneca Valley's Louis Newell reacts after beating DuBois' Ed Scott in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Seneca Valley's Louis Newell reacts after beating DuBois' Ed Scott in the 113-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Kiski's Noah Levett prepares for his Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Kiski's Noah Levett prepares for his Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan wrestles Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan wrestles Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan wrestles Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan wrestles Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.
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Shaler's Ryan Sullivan reacts after beating Council Rock's Maximino Mendez in the 106-lb bout during a Class AAA semifinal of the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championship tournament at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa. on Saturday March 11, 2017.

HERSHEY — Penn-Trafford senior Cam Coy came to the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championship with a fresh attitude.

He left Giant Center on Saturday with the same smile he had all weekend and a third PIAA title.

Coy and Hempfield senior Jarod Verkleeren captured state titles with impressive victories on a day that saw Franklin Regional senior Spencer Lee denied with fourth title with a controversial loss.

Coy knows all about controversial endings. He lost his sophomore season to Hempfield's Sam Krivus, who happens to be a good friend and future Virginia teammate, 2-1.

“I remember that match,” Coy said after his 5-2 victory Erie Cathedral Prep sophomore Carter Starocci in the 152-pound final. “People don't remember a controversial call; they remember who got their hand raised.

“I can say that I won my fourth state title (tonight). It's not the way things worked out. I just had to move on.”

Coy wasn't pleased with the way he wrestled at the WPIALs a week ago. But that changed this weekend.

“I expect to start quickly,” said Coy, who is ranked No. 2 in the country by InterMat. “It's something I expect of myself. I wish I could have finished better in the finals. Just getting your hand raised is the most important.”

Even before the Lee loss sent a shockwave through Giant Center and national wrestling community, one of the PIAA's most revered Class AAA finalists, Verkleeren, already understood nothing is a certainty in this sport.

With a 16-5 major decision over Bellefonte senior Brock Port in the finals, Verkleeren claimed his first state title and savored the sweetness of a moment that offset a sour junior campaign at Belle Vernon in which he did not compete in the individual postseason because of a setback with his weight descent plan.

“It's definitely in the back of my mind to just remember what it's like to not be able to wrestle and when I'm out there, know it's a privilege and give my full effort every time I'm out there,” Verkleeren said.

Fueled by that missed opportunity, Verkleeren mowed through most his 2016-17 opponents and established himself in the eyes of several wrestling websites as the best 145-pounder in the country. His last test, Port, held the promise of a tough match — the Bellefonte senior entered the bout with a 39-0 season record and 141-14 mark in his career, which compared favorably to Verkleeren's 134-19. Yet Verkleeren never left the result in doubt.

“I thought, you know, I was the top guy coming in, (so) it probably gave the guys that are underrated some hope that if Spencer Lee went down, a three-time world champ, then they can (pull off an upset) too,” Verkleeren said. “That was a shocker to me, but I had to brush that off and got it done.”

The WPIAL had three other champions.

North Hills freshman Sam Hillegas, 43-0, toppled Seneca Valley junior Louis Newell, 5-2, and North Allegheny senior Jake Woodley, 50-2, downed General McLane senior Ethan Laird, 3-1. Canon-McMillan senior Brendan Furman defeated Kiski Area junior Isaac Reid, 5-3, to win the heavyweight match. It was Woodley's second state title.

Shaler sophomore Ryan Sullivan fell to Downingtown West junior Doug Zapf, 5-2, at 106, and Bethel Park senior Nino Bonaccorsi fell to Nazareth senior Travis Stefanik, 4-3, at 182. Laurel Highlands junior Ian Edenfield fell to Upper Darby senior Brian Kennerly, 3-2, in overtime at 220.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib. Bill West also contributed to this story.

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