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21 WPIAL wrestlers reach PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Charleroi Area's Nick Gavazzi (top) celebrates after pinning Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora during their 138-pound match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Charleroi Area's Nick Gavazzi (top) celebrates after pinning Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora during their 138-pound match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Keystone Oaks' Nick Zanetta (bottom) takes Brookville's Dalton Zimmerman to the mat during their 132-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Zanetta won by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Keystone Oaks' Nick Zanetta (bottom) takes Brookville's Dalton Zimmerman  to the mat during their 132-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Zanetta won by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Steve Edwards (left) looks to score on Tri Valley's Hunter Harner during their 138-pound match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Edwards won by a 5-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Steve Edwards (left) looks to score on Tri Valley's Hunter Harner during their 138-pound match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Giant Center in Hershey. Edwards won by a 5-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Seth Carr (right) looks to score on Bethlehem Catholic's Stephen Maloney during their 113-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Carr won by a 8-3 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Seth Carr (right) looks to score on Bethlehem Catholic's Stephen Maloney during their 113-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Carr won by a 8-3 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ligonier Valley's Joshua Patrick (top) scores a reversal on Schuylkill Valley's Josh Giorgio during their 120-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Patrick won by a 13-3 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ligonier Valley's Joshua Patrick (top) scores  a reversal on Schuylkill Valley's Josh Giorgio during their 120-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Patrick won by a 13-3 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Willis Gruver (right) battles Tri Valley's Caleb Bordner during their 113-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Gruver won by a 4-3 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Willis Gruver (right) battles Tri Valley's Caleb Bordner during their 113-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. Gruver won by a 4-3 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burgettstown's Austin McDermitt fights off a pin attempt by Saegertwo's Devin Brown during their 106-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. McDermitt lost by a 10-1 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burgettstown's Austin McDermitt fights off a pin attempt by Saegertwo's Devin Brown during their 106-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013. McDermitt lost by a 10-1 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's J.R. Andrejcik (top) is pinned by Smethport's Karl Lightner at 5:12 of their 132-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's J.R. Andrejcik (top) is pinned by Smethport's Karl Lightner at 5:12 of  their 132-lb match during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey on March 07, 2013.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Phil Marra (bottom) battles Pen Argyl's Micahel Racciato during their 145-pound match on Thursday, March 7, 2013, during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Marra lost by a 11-3 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Phil Marra (bottom) battles Pen Argyl's Micahel Racciato during their 145-pound match on Thursday, March 7, 2013, during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Marra lost by a 11-3 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Derry's George Phillippi (top) attempts to pin Wilkes-Barre Gar's A.J. Luton during their 113-pound match on Thursday, March 7, 2013, during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phillippi won by a 9-0 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Derry's George Phillippi (top) attempts to pin Wilkes-Barre Gar's A.J. Luton during their 113-pound match on Thursday, March 7, 2013, during the opening round at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Phillippi won by a 9-0 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Freedom's Boe Bonzo (bottom) battles Palmerton's Zachery Graver during their 152-lb match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bonzo won by a 5-4 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Freedom's Boe Bonzo (bottom) battles Palmerton's Zachery Graver during their 152-lb match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bonzo won by a 5-4 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Jefferson Morgan's John Demakse (right) battles Saegertown's Nick Monico during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Demaske won by a 6-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Jefferson Morgan's John Demakse (right) battles Saegertown's Nick Monico during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Demaske  won by a 6-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Valley's Patrick Dewitt (bottom) battles Conneaut Lake's Kyle Lukowich during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Dewitt lost by a 8-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Valley's Patrick Dewitt (bottom) battles Conneaut Lake's Kyle Lukowich during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Dewitt lost by a 8-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Chartiers-Houston's Tanner Sutton (top) attempts to pin Schuykill Valley's Zach Homan during their 145-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Sutton won by a 14-6 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Chartiers-Houston's Tanner Sutton (top) attempts to pin Schuykill Valley's Zach Homan during their 145-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Sutton won by a 14-6 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Grant Fetchet (bottom) fights off a pin attempt by Northern Lehigh's Ty Herzog during their 152-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fetchet lost by a 12-7 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Grant Fetchet (bottom) fights off a pin attempt by Northern Lehigh's Ty Herzog during their 152-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fetchet lost by a 12-7 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick (top) attempts to pin Warrior Run's Eric Hunt during their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 9-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick (top) attempts to pin Warrior Run's Eric Hunt during their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 9-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths (right) attempts to pin Wilson's Jaryd Flank during their 106-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Griffiths won by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths (right) attempts to pin Wilson's Jaryd Flank during their 106-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Griffiths won by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kittanning's Jason Nolf (top) controls Bethlehem Catholic's Lee Todora during their 132-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships at Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Kittanning's Jason Nolf (top) controls Bethlehem Catholic's Lee Todora during their 132-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships at Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Park's Greg Bulsak (top) attempts to pin Wyomissing's Jaquan Gordon during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bulsak won by a 3-0 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Park's Greg Bulsak (top) attempts to pin Wyomissing's Jaquan Gordon during their 126-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Bulsak won by a 3-0 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Redbank Valley's Cole Shirey (top) attempts to pin Fairfield's Nick Mort during their 160-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shirey won by a 8-4 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Redbank Valley's Cole Shirey (top) attempts to pin Fairfield's Nick Mort during their 160-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Shirey won by a 8-4 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths (bottom) works to escape from Wilson's Jaryd Flank during their 106-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Griffiths won by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths (bottom) works to escape from Wilson's Jaryd Flank during their 106-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Griffiths won by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Mike Carr (right) escapes from Saegertown's Tyler Vath during their 120-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Carr lost by fall at 3:35.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Mike Carr (right) escapes from Saegertown's Tyler Vath during their 120-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Carr lost by fall at 3:35.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Bentworth's Jake Rothka (right) ties up with Boiling Springs' Korbin Myers in their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Rothka lost by a 12-4 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Bentworth's Jake Rothka (right) ties up with Boiling Springs' Korbin Myers in their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Rothka lost by a 12-4 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Blairsville's Andrew Doak (left) ties up with Saucon Valley's Travis Buddock during their 152-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Doak won by a 5-3 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Blairsville's Andrew Doak (left) ties up with Saucon Valley's Travis Buddock during their 152-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Doak won by a 5-3 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ligonier Valley's Joshua Patrick (top) attempts to pin Schuylkill Valley's Josh Giorgio during their 120-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 13-3 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ligonier Valley's Joshua Patrick (top) attempts to pin Schuylkill Valley's Josh Giorgio during their 120-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 13-3 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Charleroi's Nick Gavazzi (top) prepares to pin Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora at 3:30 during their 138-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Charleroi's Nick Gavazzi (top) prepares to pin Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora at 3:30 during their 138-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick (top) attempts to score on Warrior Run's Eric Hunt during their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 9-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ligonier Valley's Justin Patrick (top) attempts to score on Warrior Run's Eric Hunt during their 113-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Patrick won by a 9-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Chartiers-Houston's Garrett Vulcano (top) controls Hamburg's Austin Bashore during their 195-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Vulcano won by a 10-1 major decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Chartiers-Houston's Garrett Vulcano (top) controls Hamburg's Austin Bashore during their 195-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Vulcano won by a 10-1 major decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Kittanning's Zac Croyle (left) hand fights with Williams Valley's Jonathan Rummel during their 195-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Croyle won by a 7-6 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Kittanning's Zac Croyle (left) hand fights with Williams Valley's Jonathan Rummel during their 195-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Croyle won by a 7-6 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Mike Fetchet (right) gathers the leg of Midd-West's Alex Lieberman during their 170-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fetchet won by a 6-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Mike Fetchet (right) gathers the leg of Midd-West's Alex Lieberman during their 170-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fetchet won by a 6-1 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Valley's Terrell Fields (top) scores a takedown on Reynolds' Jamar Henry during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fields won by a 10-5 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Valley's Terrell Fields (top) scores a takedown on Reynolds' Jamar Henry during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Fields won by a 10-5 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune Total Media - Southmoreland's Jacob Beistel is controlled by Lakeview's Sam Breese during their 285-pound match during the opening round of the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships March 7 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune Total Media</em></div>Southmoreland's Jacob Beistel is controlled by Lakeview's Sam Breese during their 285-pound match during the opening round of the PIAA Class AA individual wrestling championships March 7 at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Alan Beattie reacts after being pinned by Bethlehem Catholic's Andrew Dunn at 5:20 during their 285-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Alan Beattie reacts after being pinned by Bethlehem Catholic's Andrew Dunn at 5:20 during their 285-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Alan Beattie (left) collides with Bethlehem Catholic's Andrew Dunn during their 285-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Beattie lost by fall at 5:20.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Alan Beattie (left) collides with Bethlehem Catholic's Andrew Dunn during their 285-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Beattie lost by fall at 5:20.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Burrell's Dakota DesLauriers (top) attempts to pin Tri Valley's Lyle Troutman during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. DesLauriers won by a 18-3 technical fall.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Burrell's Dakota DesLauriers (top) attempts to pin Tri Valley's Lyle Troutman during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. DesLauriers won by a 18-3 technical fall.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - South Fayette's Jared Walker (top) attempts to pin Montgomery's Isaiah Bobotas during their 160-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Walker won by a 5-4 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>South Fayette's Jared Walker (top) attempts to pin Montgomery's Isaiah Bobotas during their 160-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Walker won by a 5-4 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Blairsville's Scott Thompspon (right) takes down Redbank Valley's Aaron Hook during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Thompson defeated Hook by a 3-2 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Blairsville's Scott Thompspon (right) takes down Redbank Valley's Aaron Hook during their 182-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Thompson defeated Hook by a 3-2 decision.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Jefferson Morgan's Dustin Conti (top) wrestles Bethlehem Catholic's Nick Cortopassi during their 170-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Conti won by a 3-1 decision.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Jefferson Morgan's Dustin Conti (top) wrestles Bethlehem Catholic's Nick Cortopassi during their 170-pound match during the opening round on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. Conti won by a 3-1 decision.

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Quarterfinalists by weight class

The PIAA Class AA quarterfinals, set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday, will feature 21 wrestlers from the WPIAL. Below is a class-by-class breakdown of quarterfinalists compared to total number of WPIAL wrestlers in each bracket.

106: 1/3

113: 2/3

120: 1/3

126: 2/3

132: 2/4

138: 2/2

145: 1/3

152: 1/2

160: 1/1

170: 2/2

182: 2/2

195: 2/2

220: 2/2

285: 0/2

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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:27 p.m.
 

HERSHEY — After he endured the first two losses of his season in one afternoon, Charleroi junior Nick Gavazzi left Johnstown last Saturday with the weight of a flawless record no longer on his shoulders.

A relieved Gavazzi arrived in Hershey for the PIAA Class AA individual championships, and that spelled trouble for Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Todora, Gavazzi's first-round opponent.

Gavazzi (35-2), the fifth-place finisher at 138 pounds in the Southwest Region, pulled off one of the day's biggest upsets when he pinned Todora, a returning state medalist and the Southeast Region's champion, in the second period Thursday at Giant Center.

“I'm back to myself,” said Gavazzi, a two-time WPIAL champion. “I think those losses were a good thing.”

The match, scoreless through the first period, turned in Gavazzi's favor 1:00 into the second period, when the junior, on top, used a power half-nelson to twist Todora on the mat.

Gavazzi, who went 1-2 in the PIAA tournament last season, will meet Line Mountain senior Seth Lansberry, a returning seventh-place state medalist at 132, in the quarterfinals, which begin at 9 a.m. Friday.

“I'm just going and having fun,” Gavazzi said.

Gavazzi is one of 21 Class AA quarterfinalists from the WPIAL. Five teams — Burrell, Chartiers-Houston, Jefferson-Morgan, Kittanning and South Fayette — each advanced two.

For Chartiers-Houston's senior duo, Tanner Sutton (145 pounds) and Garrett Vulcano (195), hopes for some long-awaited hardware are high.

Vulcano, who went 1-2 a season ago in his state debut, cruised with a 10-1 victory over Hamburg junior Austin Bashore.

Sutton, a third-time state qualifier, handled Schuylkill Valley senior Zach Homan, 14-6.

“Me and (Vulcano), we've been next-door neighbors since forever,” Sutton said, “and after we lost in that blood round last year, we both looked at each other and said we're going to do our best to make sure this never happens again.”

On the opposite end of the age spectrum are freshmen George Phillippi and Greg Bulsak.

Bulsak, South Park's 126-pounder, continued his remarkable run with a 3-0 victory over Wyomissing senior Jaquan Gordon in the first round.

Phillippi, Derry's 113-pounder, advanced by toppling Wilkes-Barre GAR junior A.J. Luton, 9-0.

“I talked to the previous state winners and they said, ‘Focus on the match at hand. Don't look ahead,' ” Phillippi said. “That was easy to do.”

Bill West is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at wwest@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BWest_Trib.

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