Logan Powell, Mason Gourley Place Second At District Nine Class AA Wrestling Championships, Headed To Regionals, Bobcats Finish 8th
(Photos courtesy of Clarion Area Wrestling – Above: Logan Powell second place at 106)
Clarion Area freshmen Logan Powell and Mason Gourley placed second at 106 and 145-pounds respectively, in the District Nine Class AA Wrestling Championships at Tippin Gymnasium on Saturday, February 26th. The two will now move on to the Northwest Regional Class AA Tournament, at Sharon High School this Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th.
Breckin Rex finished fifth at 160, with Caleb Edmonds at 189, Logan Edmonds at 215 and Josh Beal at 285 all finishing in sixth.
The Bobcats finished eighth out of fourteen in the Team Standings.
Brookville won the title. The rest of the Top Five included Brockway in second, Port Allegany in third, Cranberry in fourth and Curwensville in fifth.
Brookville’s Owen Reinsel (132) was name Outstanding Wrestler. This is his fourth straight District Nine Championship. Owen wrestled for Clarion Area in junior high. Brookville’s Dave Klepfer was named Coach of the Year.
Clarion Area Head Coach Lee Weber’s Summary:
106 Logan Powell 3rd seeded – Started out with a fall (1:50) over Chris Carroll of Brookville in the first period. Then avenged one of his 2 losses in the semis by Major Decisioning 2nd seeded Damian Brady of Curwensville 18-5! In the Finals, he lost 6-0 to 1st seeded Elijah Brosius (Cranberry) which was much closer than the last time they met.
145 Mason Gourley – Mason came in as the 7th seed. He defeated 2nd seeded Rayce Milliard of Johnsonburg 4-2, and 3rd seeded Brecken Cieleski (Brookville) (Dec 8-2). In the Finals, he fought hard but lost a close 6-1 decision to Kane’s 1st seeded Reece Bechakas.
126 Seth Weckerly – Seth lost both of his matches by fall but showed vast improvements by dedicating more time to the sport.
152 Ashton Rex – Ashton went 1-2 for the day but showed he can compete and win if he wrestles for 3 periods!
160 Breckin Rex – Breckin went 3-2 for the day and gave great effort in all his matches.
172 Caleb Edmonds – Caleb had a great day, taking down just about everyone with his fireman’s carry, but unfortunately got caught in a couple moves in scramble situations. He was definitely skilled enough to advance to Regionals.
215 Logan Edmonds – Logan is another one of our wrestlers that wrestled extremely hard! He is a great example of hard work! He took better wrestlers to their physical limits!
285 Josh Beal – Josh was disappointed he did not advance to Regionals, but I am never disappointed in his effort. Like many others on our team, Josh improved tremendously from last year to this season! Josh has two more years to attain his goals!
Both Logan Powell and Mason Gourley will advance to next week’s regional tournament in Sharon on Friday and Saturday.
Great effort by all!
(Thanks to Coach Weber for his summary and other information he provided and Clarion Area Wrestling for the pics. Good effort Cats and have a great Regional Meet, Logan and Mason!!!!)
Results for Clarion Area at District Nine AA Individual Championships
106: Logan Powell
Quarterfinals – Logan Powell (Clarion) over Chris Carroll (Brookville) (Fall 1:50)
Semifinals – Logan Powell (Clarion) over Damian Brady (Curwensville) (MD 18-5)
1st Place Match – Elijah Brosius (Cranberry) over Logan Powell (Clarion) (Dec 6-0)
126: Seth Weckerly
Quarterfinals – Mark Palmer (Brockway) over Seth Weckerly (Clarion) (Fall 1:34)
Cons. Round 1 – Logan Oakes (Brookville) over Seth Weckerly (Clarion) (Fall 3:56)
145: Mason Gourley
Quarterfinals – Mason Gourley (Clarion) over Rayce Milliard (Johnsonburg) (Dec 4-2)
Semifinals – Mason Gourley (Clarion) over Brecken Cieleski (Brookville) (Dec 8-2)
1st Place Match – Reece Bechakas (Kane) over Mason Gourley (Clarion) (Dec 6-1)
152: Ashton Rex
Quarterfinals – Blake Pisarchik (Brockway) over Ashton Rex (Clarion) (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Ashton Rex (Clarion) over Eli Screiber (Johnsonburg) (MD 14-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Carson Weaver (Brookville) over Ashton Rex (Clarion) (Fall 1:57)
160: Breckin Rex
Quarterfinals – John Wright (Coudersport) over Breckin Rex (Clarion) (TF 20-4 5:18)
Cons. Round 2 – Breckin Rex (Clarion) over Harlee-Ann Panighetti (Oswayo Valley) (Fall 0:14)
Cons. Round 3 – Breckin Rex (Clarion) over Joseph Palmer (Sheffield) (Fall 0:58)
Cons. Semis – Coyha Brown (Brookville) over Breckin Rex (Clarion) (Fall 3:53)
5th Place Match – Breckin Rex (Clarion) over Dayton Sherwood (Port Allegany) (Injury [time])
172: Caleb Edmonds
Quarterfinals – Caleb Edmonds (Clarion ) over Jack Smith (Brockway) (MD 17-7)
Semifinals – Kaden Dennis (Johnsonburg) over Caleb Edmonds (Clarion) (TF 19-4 3:48)
Cons. Semis – Caleb Edmonds (Clarion) over Gavin Burgess (Port Allegany) (Fall 2:15)
5th Place Match – Addison Plants (Kane) over Caleb Edmonds (Clarion) (Dec 4-0)
215: Logan Edmonds
Quarterfinals – Gavyn Ayers (Coudersport) over Logan Edmonds (Clarion) (Fall 2:22)
Cons. Round 3 – Logan Edmonds (Clarion) over Nicholas Asp (Kane) (Fall 2:17)
Cons. Semis – Miska Young (Port Allegany) over Logan Edmonds (Clarion) (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match – Carsen Rupp (Redbank Valley) over Logan Edmonds (Clarion) (Dec 4-0)
285: Josh Beal
Quarterfinals – Cooper Rossman (Coudersport) over Josh Beal (Clarion) (Fall 2:59)
Cons. Round 3 – Josh Beal (Clarion) over Gabriel Carroll (Redbank Valley) (Dec 12-8)
Cons. Semis – Porter Kahle (Brookville) over Josh Beal (Clarion) (MD 11-0)
5th Place Match – Cooper Rossman (Coudersport) over Josh Beal (Clarion) (Fall 2:06)