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Times News wrestling rankings

Published January 31. 2019 12:49PM

Through Jan. 22

(bout minimum: 10)

106 - 1. William Schwartz, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (16-11), 2. Lukas Ferguson, Lehighton, Fr. (16-6), 3. Brenden Smay, Northern Lehigh, So. (9-6)

113 - 1. Jake Dellicker, Northwestern, Jr. (15-14), 2. Gabe Heaney, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (14-12)

120 - 1. Preston Bauer, Northern Lehigh, Jr. (14-9)

126 - 1. Randy Steigerwalt, Tamaqua, So. (20-14), 2. Steven Fritzinger, Lehighton, So. (15-12), 2. Mason Bensinger, Northwestern, Fr. (6-6)

132 - 1. Aaron Coccio, Tamaqua, So. (23-6), 2. Lucas Sangiuliano, Lehighton, Jr. (19-7). 2. Trevor Amorim, Northern Lehigh, Fr. (15-10),

Honorable Mention - Dennis Lombardi, Palmerton, Fr. (12-10), Andrew Eisenhardt, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (13-10), Donovan White, Northwestern, Sr. (14-10)

138 - 1. Lucas Christman, Palmerton, Sr. (20-4), 2. Harrison Bernhard, Northwestern, Jr. (13-12), 3. Dillon Anderson, Pleasant Valley, So. (14-12)

145 - 1. Chris Whiteman, Lehighton, Sr. (21-3), 2. Caleb Sell, Tamaqua, Jr. (17-12), 3. Chris Tartamella, Pleasant Valley, So. (9-5)

152 - 1. Logan Pagotto, Lehighton, Sr. (19-4), 2. James Syracuse, Pleasant Valley, Fr. (12-10), 3. Joey Abidelli, Northern Lehigh, So. (12-6)

Honorable Mention - Shawn Gardner, Palmerton, Jr. (10-7), Caleb McDermott, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (11-8)

160 - 1. Matt Lalik, Palmerton, Jr. (9-7), 2. Ryan Haas, Northwestern, Sr. (14-9), 3. Khalid Holland, Tamaqua, Sr. (15-9),

Honorable Mention - Eric Moyer, Panther Valley, Jr. (18-16), Gavin Dorn, Pleasant Valley, So. (13-12)

170 - 1. Alex Womack, Pleasant Valley, Jr. (18-5), 2. Nate Wickersham, Tamaqua, So. (24-8), 3. Damion Rodriguez, Northern Lehigh, Sr. (12-8)

Honorable Mention - Richard Fronheiser, Lehighton, So. (20-9), Dylan Gonyo, Palmerton, Jr. (8-6), Jared Newhall, Jim Thorpe, Fr. (17-12),

182 - 1. Tyler Watson, Northwestern, Jr. (18-8), 2. Austin Williams, Jim Thorpe, Sr. (24-3), 3. Carson Krell, Tamaqua, So. (21-8)

Honorable Mention - Chris Frable, Pleasant Valley, So. (19-7), (18-8), Alex Zeigenfuss, Lehighton, Jr. (22-8)

195 - 1. Anthony Mazzella, Pleasant Valley, Sr. (19-5), 2. Ryan Haverkamp, Northwestern, Jr. (16-11), 3. Kendall Herron, Jim Thorpe, Jr. (13-10),

220 - 1. Ethan Mordaunt, Jim Thorpe, Sr. (25-1), 2. Lucas Schickram, Tamaqua, So. (9-5)

285 - 1. Derek Hunter, Jim Thorpe, So. (23-4), 2. Bronson Strouse, Tamaqua, Jr. (25-4), 3. Joshua Schaffer, Northern Lehigh, So. (18-6)

Honorable Mention - Sincere Flamer, Panther Valley, Fr. (15-5)

Notes ... Schwartz comes down from 113 pounds to 106 and slots in ahead of Ferguson based on a major decision over his counterpart at the Indian Duals earlier this month … Dellicker enters the rankings after a solid performance at the Coal Cracker Tournament over the weekend, placing sixth at 113 pounds … After a runner-up finish at the Schuylkill League Tournament Coccio placed seventh in a touch bracket at the Coal Cracker. The sophomore pinned Northwestern’s Donovan White, Palmerton’s Dennis Lombardi and grabbed an 11-1 major decision over Amorim in the seventh-place bout … Christman was solid at the Coal Cracker. The senior earned an 8-2 decision over Northwestern’s Harrison Bernhard in the quarters en route to a runner-up finish … Lalik hasn’t wrestled since Jan. 15, but owns a 3-2 decision over Haas from their match on Dec. 12 … Haas picked up a 9-8 decision over Holland at the Coal Cracker … Gonyo is out for the rest of the year with a thumb injury … The 182-pound group has a very different look this week with the additions of Williams and Watson. Watson had a really solid showing at the Coal Cracker, picking up a 10-2 major decision over Williams in the consolation semis en route to a fourth-place finish. Williams earned an 8-3 decision over Krell at the Schuylkill League Tournament. Krell topped Zeigenfuss 3-1 at leagues. Lots of time left for more movement, though. Mazzella has gone 4-1 in his last five matches. All of those victories have come by pinfall, two in the first period … Mordaunt may have suffered his first loss of the season at the Coal Cracker, but the senior battled back to win his final two matches and finish the tournament with a statement. Mordaunt picked up a 15-4 major decision over Salisbury’s Jonah Nisenbaum in the third-place match. Mordaunt topped Nisenbaum 3-0 in the final at the Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament in December … Much like 182, the 285-pound group is loaded, All four that are ranked left the Coal Cracker with some sort of hardware. Hunter placed first, Strouse fourth and Schaffer eighth. Flamer won the 285-pound title in the JV tournament. Though he doesn’t have enough matches to qualify for the rankings, keep an eye on Panthers’ 285-pounder Aaron Eidem (4-2), who made his season debut Jan. 23 against Williams Valley. Eidem pinned Schaffer in 31 seconds in his opening round match at the Coal Cracker, and figures to be a factor by the end of the season. All four of his wins have come by fall in under a minute. The longest bout of his four wins was his first against the Vikings’ Faizan Ali, which ended in 48 seconds. The others have lasted 31, 24 and 30 seconds, respectively.

(compiled by Patrick Matsinko)

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