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The Morning Call High School Wrestling Rankings

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1. Fr. Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) 23-3.

2. Jr. Anthony Cabrera (Liberty) 23-5.

3. Jr. Anthony Bilotta (Pius X) 23-5.

4. Fr. Ian Evans (Parkland) 19-7.

5. Fr. Evan Disora (Easton) 19-3.

Honorable mention: Fr. Anthony Dee (Salisbury) 13-6, soph. DeMarquis Holley (Dieruff) 12-2, fr. Seever Hoyak (Notre Dame-GP) 16-6, fr. Bryan Israel (Saucon Valley) 20-6, fr. Dylan Steffeninno (Upper Perk) 16-5, fr. Matt Williams (Pen Argyl) 18-3.

Noteworthy: Cabrera rebounded from loss to Cruz with wins against Nazareth and Stroudsburg. Disora moves up with two wins at NHSCA Final Four.


1. Jr. Jamie Welsh (Pen Argyl) 20-4.

2. Soph. Randy Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) 22-5.

3. Soph. Devon Lotito (Liberty) 13-4.

4. Soph. Ernest Klingel (Pleasant Valley) 20-7.

5. Sr. Greg Rinker (Northampton) 18-5.

Honorable mention: Soph. Joe Dalessandro (Pius X) 20-4, sr. Dylan Long (Northwestern) 22-2, fr. Wolfgang McStravick (Upper Perk) 19-3, fr. Robert Rizzolino (Easton) 18-6, sr. Matt Valentin (Stroudsburg) 20-6.

Noteworthy: Rinker on a roll with three straight wins, including two key pins in team victories over Easton and Cumberland Valley. Welsh has won 13 in a row.


1. Sr. Brandon Davis (Parkland) 21-5.

2. Jr. Franco Ferraina (Nazareth) 19-4.

3. Soph. Mike Dahlstrom (Pleasant Valley) 17-6.

4. Soph. Zane Heller (Northern Lehigh) 20-4.

5. Fr. Tyler Seislove (Quakertown) 14-6.

Honorable mention: Sr. Bryan Brensinger (Whitehall) 13-7, jr. Josh Fritz (Emmaus) 16-8, soph. Ethan Keichel (Northwestern) 16-11, soph. Dan Oberlander (Palmerton) 15-6, sr. Sean Phuah (Pocono Mt. West) 19-9, jr. Jaydon Rice (Becahi) 14-8.

Noteworthy: Curious to see whether Davis and Ferraina will wrestle Saturday night at Parkland. Dahlstrom has won nine straight, including a pin of PM West's Phuah.


1. Jr. Zach Horan (Nazareth) 21-1.

2. Sr. Anthony Marino (Liberty) 22-6.

3. Sr. Justin Mazza (Pius X) 24-2.

4. Sr. Adam Phillippi (Saucon Valley) 21-5.

5. Soph. Alex Yanovich (Pleasant Valley) 21-5.

Honorable mention: Jr. Michael Crawn (Bangor) 15-4, soph. Richie Cruz (Becahi) 16-7, jr. Lucas Dise (Northern Lehigh) 16-8, jr. Mike Fake (Parkland) 17-6, soph. Vinny Pellechia (Catasauqua) 18-5, jr. Scott Wolfinger (Quakertown) 16-6.

Noteworthy: Horan edged Marino 3-2 in a tight bout at Liberty. Phillippi's two losses came against state-ranked opponents, including No. 1 Arty Walsh of Juniata.


1. Sr. Jordan Toledo (Pleasant Valley) 25-2.

2. Soph. Mitch Minotti (Easton) 20-3.

3. Fr. Mike Racciato (Pen Argyl) 23-2.

4. Jr. Kolby Mashack (Tamaqua) 22-2.

5. Jr. George Bastian (East Stroudsburg South) 21-3.

Honorable mention: Jr. Eric Howey (Stroudsburg) 19-5, jr. Greg Noll (Nazareth) 18-7, sr. Mike Serrano (Catasauqua) 16-6, soph. Jason Stephen (Northampton) 12-4, fr. Ryan Todora (Becahi) 15-6.

Noteworthy: Minotti has won nine in a row since loss to Toledo at NHSCA Duals. Bastian's week included a quality win over Lehighton's Anthony Farole.


1. Jr. Joey Rizzolino (Easton) 17-7.

2. Jr. Justin Heller (Parkland) 21-7.

3. Sr. A.J. Chernaskey (Saucon Valley) 23-4.

4. Jr. Ian Stout (Nazareth) 14-6.

5. Sr. Mike Pokrinchak (Pleasant Valley) 17-6.

Honorable mention: Jr. Lucciano Burriesci (Pen Argyl) 17-7, soph. Victor Embardino (Notre Dame-GP) 16-9, jr. Austin Erney (Emmaus) 16-9, soph. Anthony Farole (Lehighton) 16-9, sr. Nate Snyder (Whitehall) 18-7.

Noteworthy: Rizzolino's four losses came against tough competition at NHSCA Final Four. Chernaskey went 5-0 at the Juniata Duals.


1. Sr. Mark Hartenstine (Easton) 23-0.

2. Jr. John Lynch (Saucon Valley) 22-3.

3. Jr. Rex Lutz (Pen Argyl) 18-6.

4. Sr. Mike Kistler (Parkland) 15-7.

5. Jr. Nikko Stevens (Northern Lehigh) 20-4.

Honorable mention: fr. Matthew Bonshak (Whitehall) 20-5, sr. Jacob Chamberlain (Pleasant Valley) 18-5, jr. Rich Jasinski (Pennridge) 13-4, sr. Billy Paukovits (Northampton).

Noteworthy: Hartenstine remained unbeaten with 7-6 win over Georgia state champ at the NHSCA Final Four. Lynch went 3-0 at Juniata Duals.


1. Sr. Tyler Torcivia (Nazareth) 21-5.

2. Soph. Elliot Riddick (Easton) 19-5.

3. Jr. Mike Ottinger (Parkland) 22-3.

4. Sr. Phil Racciato (Pen Argyl) 21-1.

5. Jr. Donald-Paul Miller (Pocono Mt. East) 20-0.

Honorable mention: Jr. Bobby Clymer (Northwestern) 20-3, sr. Dan Costenbader (Palmerton) 18-3, sr. Jacob Giovannini (Pius X) 23-5, sr. Tyler Lauchaire (Stroudsburg) 18-5, jr. Briar Malischewski (Quakertown) 17-8, sr. Dillon Smith (Jim Thorpe) 17-5.

Noteworthy: Loaded weight class that could get some clarity at the top if Torcivia and Ottinger wrestle Saturday night. Racciato is 18-0 since his lone loss. In the HM, Clymer edged Costenbader 2-0.


1. Jr. Ryan Krecker (Nazareth) 23-2.

2. Sr. Austin Sommer (Northampton) 21-4.

3. Sr. Craemer Hedash (Northern Lehigh) 20-4.

4. Jr. Kyle Dehaut (Becahi) 22-5.

5. Sr. David Lucykanish (Lehighton) 22-4.

Honorable mention: Jr. L.J. Bachert (Emmaus) 8-43, sr. Greg Chrin (Notre Dame-GP) 20-5, sr. Mike Englert (Palmerton) 17-5, jr. Matt Gotzon (Southern Lehigh) 13-5, sr. Seth Guth (Whitehall) 20-5, sr. Eric Koch (Quakertown) 13-6.

Noteworthy: Krecker and Sommer each had two pins last week. Hedash's four losses are by a combined total of five points.


1. Sr. Wade Rivera (Parkland) 25-2.

2. Sr. Josh Rodriguez (Whitehall) 11-2.

3. Sr. Edwin Gonzalez (Quakertown) 14-5.

4. Sr. Mike Brown (Liberty) 19-7.

4. Jr. John Lambert (Northampton) 17-6.

Honorable mention: fr. Cody Ambrose (Upper Perk) 18-5, jr. Zach Bambary (Easton) 13-9, sr. Dan Comunale (Pius X) 19-8, jr. Luke Gotzon (Southern Lehigh) 12-3, jr. Chris Yocum (Stroudsburg) 18-5.

Noteworthy: Gonzalez, runnerup at the Bethlehem Holiday Classic, has four straight pins. Brown bounced back from loss to Becahi's Dehaut with two wins.


1. Sr. Tate Klidonas (Emmaus) 23-3.

2. Jr. Colin Hedash (Northern Lehigh) 22-1.

3. Sr. Luke DeLuise (Pius X) 25-2.

4. Jr. Ed Helm V (Pocono Mt. East) 19-2.

5. Sr. Chris Pintado (Liberty) 19-5.

Honorable mention: Soph. Jon Blank (Notre Dame-GP) 19-5, sr. Ben Bradley (Nazareth) 19-5, sr. Nick Edmonson (Saucon Valley) 21-3, soph. Dylan Evans (Pen Argyl) 16-8, soph. Luke Garner (Catasauqua) 17-6, sr. Brian McLaughlin (East Stroudsburg South) 18-4, jr. Sidney Outlaw (Souderton) 17-2, sr. Tyler Wolfe (Quakertown) 18-8.

Noteworthy: Hedash had major decision and a pin last week, and Pintado has won eight straight since default loss to Quakertown's Wolfe. In the HM, Edmonson went 5-0 at Juniata Duals.


1. Jr. Garth Lakitsky (Tamaqua) 26-0.

2. Sr. Matt Transue (Stroudsburg) 20-5.

3. Jr. Ian Gimbar (Saucon Valley) 22-5.

4. Jr. Tarik Haddad (Parkland) 22-6.

5. Sr. Tyler Marx (Northampton) 11-4.

Honorable mention: Sr. Nick Hale (Upper Perk) 18-6, jr. Tyler Horn (Pen Argyl) 16-8, sr. Cameron Kroemelbein (Pleasant Valley) 17-9, soph. Troy Newhard (Emmaus) 19-5, sr. Kevin Rehm (Whitehall) 19-5, sr. Robert Smothers (Souderton) 21-3).

Noteworthy: Losses this week were against tough competition: Gimbar fell to Towanda's Travis Chesla, No. 1 in Class 2A, and Marx lost to state-ranked Tristan Warner of Cumberland Valley. Two more pins for Lakitsky gives him 23 for the season.


1. Sr. Tarey Carey (Whitehall) 18-0.

2. Jr. Joe Stolfi (Souderton) 22-2.

3. Sr. Fran Roscioli (Wilson) 19-3.

4. Sr. Allen Marvin (Stroudsburg) 18-7.

5. Fr. Aaron Bradley (Nazareth) 16-6.

Honorable mention: Sr. Robert Basile (Quakertown) 13-7, jr. Cory Bruder (Parkland) 14-8, jr. Jalal Paige (Easton) 15-9, soph. Nick Sharga (Northampton) 12-7.

Noteworthy: Stolfi has won 11 consecutive bouts, the last five by fall. Roscioli went 3-0 last week. Bradley lost to Cumberland Valley's Travis Friend, ranked No. 5 in the state.


1. Sr. Tony Bourizk (Whitehall) 16-2.

2. Sr. D.J. King (Nazareth) 16-5.

3. Sr. Curtis Garner (Catasauqua) 15-1.

4. Sr. Gregg Walker (Quakertown) 17-4.

5. Jr. Josh Gonzalez (Pocono Mt. West0 22-6.

Honorable mention: Jr. Michael Bryan (Pocono Mt. East) 16-4, jr. Sean Fortes (Freedom) 13-11, sr. Tom Lapping (East Stroudsburg South) 16-7, sr. Briar Stern (Lehighton) 16-7, sr. Justin Williams (Liberty) 12-10.

Noteworthy: Bourizk had a quality, 3-1 decision over Gonzalez last week.

The rankings are based on records obtained from the National Wrestling Coaches Association and National High School Coaches Association Web sites. Honorable-mention wrestlers are listed in alphabetical order. Please send comments, corrections and additions to

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