Wrestling Rankings

(through Feb. 22)

103 - 1. Nick O'Donnell, Panther Valley, Jr. (30-6); 2. Sean Bianco, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (16-8); 3. Jake Hoats, Lehighton, So. (16-14).

Honorable Mention - Michael Ortiz, Northwestern, Fr. (6-0); Brian Ohl, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (16-15); Samantha Klingel, Pleasant Valley, Jr. (5-0).

Notes – O'Donnell is ranked 16th in Class AA in this week's state Off The Mat Rankings. He placed 5th at the District 11 Meet last year.

112 – 1. Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (22-7); 2. Ernest Klingel, Pleasant Valley, So. (24-9); 3. Jason McEvoy, Lehighton, So. (7-17).

Injured List - Tyler Heffelfinger, Panther Valley, Fr. (8-8); Cody Garner, Palmerton, Sr. (5-5).

Inactive List - Dylan Long, Northwestern, Sr. (23-2).

Notes – Long is ranked 5th at 112 by OTM and placed 4th at 103 at Districts a year ago. Klingel placed 5th at 103 at D-11 AAA Meet last year.

119 - 1. Zane Heller, Northern Lehigh, So. (24-4); 2. Mike Dahlstrom, Pleasant Valley, So. (22-7); 3. Ethan Keichel, Northwestern, So. (18-13).

Honorable Mention - Brandon Gurka, Panther Valley, Jr. (25-10); Sam Oberlander, Palmerton, So. (17-8); Jeremy Gornick, Lehighton, Jr. (17-11); Kyle Boyer, Tamaqua, So. (18-17).

Notes – Heller is ranked 15th at 119 by OTM and placed 6th at 112 at D-11 AA last year. Dahlstrom was 6th at 112 at D-11 AAA a year ago.

125 - 1. Alex Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, So. (24-8); 3. Lucas Dise, Northern Lehigh, Jr. (18-8); 3. Dillon Massington, Palmerton, Fr. (12-13).

Inactive List - Eddie Faust, Northwestern, Sr. (17-7).

Notes – Faust is a former D-11 champ and bronze medalist.

130 - 1. Jordan Toledo, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (31-2); 2. Connor Hedash, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (16-13); 3. Brandan Silkowski, Tamaqua, So. (18-16).

Notes – Toledo is defending D-11 AAA champ at 125.

135 - 1. Kolby Mashack, Tamaqua, Jr. (27-2-2); 2. Nikko Stevens, Northern Lehigh, Jr. (23-5); 3. Mike Pokrinchak, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (23-6).

Honorable Mention - Anthony Farole, Lehighton, So. (18-12); Cody Grohotolski, Palmerton, So. (10-11); David Gehr, Pleasant Valley, So (6-2).

Notes – Mashack is ranked 5th at 130 by OTM and placed 4th at Districts last year. Stevens is ranked 11th at 135 by OTM and placed 3rd at D-11 AA 125 last year. Pokrinchak placed 4th at 130 at D-11 AAA a year ago.

140 - 1. Jake Chamberlain, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (24-5); 2. Dylan Hofmann, Northern Lehigh, So. (22-5); 3. Dan Costenbader, Palmerton, Sr. (20-5).

Honorable Mention - Zach Coleman, Lehighton, So. (15-14).

Notes – Chamberlain placed 5th at 145 at '09 D-11 AAA Meet.

145 - 1. David Lucykanish, Lehighton, Sr. (28-4); 2. Dillon Smith, Jim Thorpe, Sr. (27-7); 3. Bobby Clymer, Northwestern, Jr. (22-4).

Honorable Mention - Chris Christ, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (12-9); Justin Christman, Panther Valley, Sr. (21-15); Ryan Sokolowski, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (13-14); Matt Edmonds, Tamaqua, Jr. (18-10).

Notes – Lucykanish is ranked 15th at AA 145 by OTM and placed 6th at Districts a year ago. Smith was D-11 AA bronze medalist at 140 last year.

152 - 1. Craemer Hedash, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (23-5); 2. Mike Englert, Palmerton, Sr. (21-4); 3. Kevin Schaller, Panther Valley, Sr. (23-15).

Honorable Mention - Levi Veppert, Northwestern, So. (17-14); Mitchell Moyer, Lehighton, So. (14-14); Travis Veronsky, Tamaqua, Jr. (15-16).

Notes – Craemer won D-11 AA crown at 145 last year and is ranked 4th in AA at 152 by OTM. Englert placed 4th at 145 at Districts last year.

160 - 1. Mike Weaver, Panther Valley, So. (22-8); 2. Kyle Sorensen, Northwestern, So. (13-4); 3. Mike Balliet, Lehighton, So. (15-9).

Honorable Mention - Zach Fleming, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (7-8).

Notes – No changes here with Districts ahead.

171 - 1. Colin Hedash, Northern Lehigh, Jr. (26-1); 2. John Mertz, Lehighton, Sr. (12-7); 3. Alex Lorkowski, Panther Valley, So. (18-17).

Notes – Colin was D-11 runner-up at 160 last year. OTM has him ranked 3rd at AA 171.

189 - 1. Garth Lakitsky, Tamaqua, Jr. (30-1); 2. Cameron Kroemelbein, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (17-12); 3. Nate Black, Lehighton, Sr. (11-11).

Honorable Mention - Kane Kralik, Palmerton, Fr. (16-7); Matt Dorward, Lehighton, Sr. (12-12); Keith Cheadle, Panther Valley, So. (14-15).

Notes - Lakitsky was D-11 AA runner-up at 189 last year. He is ranked 3rd at AA 189 in OTM state ratings. Dorward was a 6th place D-11 finisher last year.

215 - 1. John Scheaffer, Panther Valley, Sr. (21-11); 2. Dustin Wentz, Tamaqua, Sr. (24-11); 3. Jacen Nalesnik, Lehighton, Fr. (6-3).

Notes – Top three remain the same heading into Districts.

285 - 1. Briar Stern, Lehighton, Sr. (20-8); 2. Alec Eidelman, Northwestern, Jr. (9-16); 3. Ryan Gouger, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (7-14).

Injured List – Tyler Mangold, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (10-12).

Notes – Stern placed 4th at Districts a year ago and is ranked 10th in AA by OTM this week. Gouger slips into third slot with Mangold injured.

(Compiled by Joe Plasko)