Ten nationally ranked wrestlers anchor King of the Mountain field

Despite the lack of a nationally ranked team within the field at the King of the Mountain Tournament this weekend, there will be many excellent teams and wrestlers present at the event hosted by Central Mountain High School, which is in Lock Haven (Pa.)

Five teams each finished within the top fifteen at the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championships in Class AAA and Class AA respectively. Those in the big-school division include Mifflin County, Council Rock South, Boyertown (also runners-up in the dual meet tournament), Greater Latrobe, and Exeter Township; while those in the small-school division include Huntingdon, Boiling Springs (fourth in the dual meet event), Bishop McDevitt, Chestnut Ridge, and Fort LeBoeuf.

Wrestling starts on Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and continues on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the quarterfinal round. The championship final - along with medal matches for third, fifth, and seventh place - will occur at 4:45 p.m.

Ten wrestlers in the field are nationally ranked, led by a trio ranked within the top three at their weight class nationally. Below is a list of wrestlers to watch per weight class:

106 - Kaden Cassidy (Bishop McCort)

113 - Dalton Rohrbaugh (Spring Grove), Geo Barzona (Central Mountain), Chase Shields (Bishop McDevitt)

120 - No. 14 Jakob Campbell (Boyertown), Louis Newell (Seneca Valley), Vincent DiStefanis (Hempfield Area)

126 - No. 9 Austin DeSanto (Exeter Township), Kollin Meyers (Boiling Springs), David Campbell (Boyertown), Noah Myers (Mifflin County)

132 - Jalin Hankerson (Boiling Springs), Ethan Kelly (Bishop McCort), Job Chishko (Penn Trafford)

138 - No. 16 Colin Cronin (Upper Darby), Zach Trampe (Council Rock South), Luke Kemerer (Hempfield Area), Jared McGill (Chestnut Ridge), Carnell Andrews (Bishop McCort), Josh Haley (Wyalusing)

145 - No. 2 Jarod Verkleeren (Hempfield Area), John Pipa (Bishop McDevitt), Brock Port (Bellefonte), Justin McCoy (Chestnut Ridge), Creighton Edsell (Wyalusing)

152 - No. 3 Cameron Coy (Penn Trafford), Riley Palmer (Council Rock South), Seth Baney (Huntingdon)

160 - No. 6 Trent Hidlay (Mifflin County), Morgan Deremer (Chestnut Ridge)

170 - No. 10 Jacob Oliver (Huntingdon), Ty Bagoly (Exeter Township)

182 - No. 3 Nino Bonaccorsi (Bethel Park), Anthony Walters (Bishop McCort), Cody Mulligan (Saegertown), Luke Funck (Northern Lebanon), Julian Gorring (Fort LeBoeuf)

195 - No. 14 Cole Nye (Bishop McDevitt), Blake Barrick (Big Spring)

220 - No. 18 Brian Kennerly (Upper Darby), Josiah Jones (Bishop McCort), Joe Doyle (Council Rock South)

285 - Dawson Otis (Wyalusing)Oscar Daniels (Exeter Township)


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