Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic matchups announced

Matchups for the 40th annual Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic have been released. The event will be held on Sunday evening, March 16, at the Fitzgerald Field house on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. At 4 p.m., the undercard dual meet between a team of seniors from Oklahoma and seniors from the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League). Then, at 6:00 p.m. it will be a match of top seniors from Pennsylvania against those from across the United States.

The following are the current lineups for both events, rankings listed are those from InterMat as of Wednesday, March 12. Matches are listed in the order they will be wrestled at the event.

Team USA vs. Pennsylvania
126: No. 1 Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.) vs. No. 3 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic)
152: No. 1 Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.) vs. No. 3 T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley)
113: No. 10 at 120 Brent Fleetwood (Smryna, Del.) vs. No. 6 at 120 Ethan Lizak (Parkland)
132: No. 3 Josh Alber (Dakota, Ill.) vs. Ian Brown (Hanover)
170: No. 2 Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) vs. No. 12 at 182 Stephan Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic)
220: *Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md./USOTC) vs. No. 5 Michael Boykin (Coatesville)
182: No. 9 Joel Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.) vs. No. 3 Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe)
160: No. 1 Ryan Blees (Bismarck, N.D.) vs. No. 3 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin)
195: No. 4 Chip Ness (Buford, Ga.) vs. No. 20 Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs)
120: No. 2 Nathan Boston (Woodford County, Ky.) vs. No. 6 at 126 Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan)
285: No. 1 Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.) vs. No. 2 Thomas Haines (Solanco)
138: No. 1 Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.) vs. No. 3 at 145 Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan)
145: No. 6 at 152 Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore.) vs. No. 2 Jason Nolf (Kittanning)
*Snyder did not compete scholastically during 2013-14, so he is not weight class ranked; however, Snyder is the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2014

Oklahoma vs. WPIAL
113: Braden Bennett (Locust Grove) vs. Brendan Price (Canon-McMillan)
120: Jacob Findley (Collinsville) vs. Kevin Kinyua (Mt. Lebanon)
126: No. 20 at 132 Cub Yeager (Locust Grove) vs. No. 11 Dom Forys (North Allegheny)
132: Justin Fletcher (Bixby) vs. No. 6 Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional)
138: Will Steltzen (Collinsville) vs. Tyler Buckiso (Peters Township)
145: Jonce Blaylock (Berryhill) vs. Grant Fetchet (South Fayette)
152: No. 19 Dakota Head (Tuttle) vs. Steven Edwards (Burrell)
160: Jacobe Smith (Muskogee) vs. Jonathan Avon (North Hills)
170: No. 6 Chandler Rogers (Stillwater) vs. Kyle Coniker (Pittsburgh Central Catholic)
182: No. 11 at 220 Lance Dixon (Edmond North) vs. Terrell Fields (Valley)
195: No. 5 Derek White (Edmond North) vs. Cole Macek (Montour)
220: No. 12 at 285 Andrew Dixon (Edmond North) vs. Jake Temple (Avella)
285: Trey Loveall (Locust Grove) vs. Shane Kuhn (Kiski Area)


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JOEPRO44 (1) about 4 years ago
What happened to Chance? Any idea why he is not longer wrestling in this event?
jlcre2003 (1) about 4 years ago
Apparently suffered a stress fracture in his back at regionals I believe. Wrestled the state tournament this past weekend with it. Needs to be in a brace for 4-6 weeks. This is what I've seen via other message boards.
Widowmaker (1) about 4 years ago
Probably doesn't want to take the "Chance" of getting beat by "Bo".
jonandliza (1) about 4 years ago
I was hoping for a Thorn / Forys rematch from Super 32.
frankenberry (1) about 4 years ago
126-toss up
152-toss up
113-toss up
132- USA
170- USA
220- USA (bonus pts)
182- toss up
160- toss up
195- USA
120- toss up
285- toss up
138- toss up
145- PA
linearvining (1) about 4 years ago
113- USA
152- USA
PapaBearSLIM (1) about 4 years ago
152 is definitely not a toss up. Don't be surpised if USA gets bonus.
Monarch7484 (1) about 4 years ago
Your "prescience" is astounding; presumably you invest substantial portions of your sad life in Vegas with such mind-bending skills. Here's a novel suggestion: Let 'em wrestle, pompous moron.
KnowItAll197 (1) about 4 years ago
Chance would wax Bo.