Thirteen TIMES NEWS Area wrestlers will take to the mat this weekend in PIAA regional action hoping to punch their ticket to the state championships to be held in Hershey from March 7 through 9.
Pleasant Valley's Kenny Yanovich, James Felipa and Garrett Gouger all qualified for the Northeast Class AAA Regional at Bethlehem Liberty on Friday and Saturday.
Among the 10 Class AA wrestlers to reach the Southeast Regionals at Wilson West Lawn this weekend are district champs Colin Mashack of Tamaqua, Ty Herzog of Northern Lehigh and Michael Ortiz of Northwestern Lehigh.
The will be joined by Northwestern's Jarret White, Palmerton's Zack Christman, Zach Graver and Joey Bubble, Lehighton's Connor Frey and Panther Valley's Richard Nase and Ryan Shubeck.
The time schedule and local pairings are listed below:
Class AAA Tournament
Friday and Saturday at Bethlehem Liberty
Sessions: Friday - Preliminaries at 4:30 p.m.; Championship Quarterfinals at 7 p.m.; Preliminary Consolations at 9 p.m. Saturday - First Round Consolations at 9:30 a.m.; Championship Semifinals and Second round Consolations at 11 a.m.; Third Round Consolations at 1:30 p.m.; Third Place Bouts at 5 p.m.; Championship Finals at 6:30 p.m.
(11-2) Kenny Yanovich (PV) 30-3 vs. (12-5) Jonathan Guevara (Central) 19-8
(11-4) James Felipa (PV) 25-10 vs. (12-2) Kyle Mallon (Mariana Bracetti) 21-5
(11-5) Garrett Gouger (PV) 20-17 vs. (2-2) Dan Ritz (Crestwood) 23-10
Class AA Tournament
Friday at Saturday at Wilson West-Lawn
Sessions: Friday - Preliminaries at 5 p.m. followed by Championship Quarterfinals and First Round Consolations. Saturday - Championship Semifinals and Second Round Consolations at 9:45 a.m.; Third Round Consolations at 11:15 a.m.; Third and Fifth Place bouts at 12:45 p.m.; Championship Finals at 5 p.m.
(1-2) Jimmy McGuigan (Lower Moreland) 29-10 vs. (11-4) Jarrett White (Northwestern Lehigh) 19-10
(11-1) Colin Mashack (Tamaqua) 23-0, bye
(1-2) Bobby Giacobbe (New Hope Solebury) 21-12 vs. (11-4) Zack Christman (Palmerton) 26-10
(11-3) Joseph Bubble (Palmerton) 24-7 vs. (3-4) Alex Galaher (Camp Hill) 36-12
(11-3) Zachary Graver (Palmerton) 28-5 vs. (3-4) Evan Daub (Northern Lebanon) 40-6
(11-1) Ty Herzog (No. Lehigh) 25-4, bye
(11-4) Connor Frey (Lehighton) 27-8 vs. (1-2) Chris Davis (Bishop McDevitt) 20-11
(11-1) Michael Ortiz (Northwestern Lehigh) 30-3
(11-2) Richard Nase (Panther Valley) 28-11 vs. (3-5) Auston Bashore (Hamburg) 26-14
(11-2) Rian Shubeck (Panther Valley) 35-3) vs. (3-5) Trevor Crupi (Schuylkill Valley) 29-11