Logan Powell And Mason Gourley Conclude Fine Freshman Seasons With Solid Showing At Northwest Regional Class-AA Wrestling Tournament

(Above image courtesy Clarion Area Wrestling: Mason and Logan with District Nine medals)

(By Clarion Area Head Coach Lee Weber)

We brought two freshmen over to Sharon High School for some experience at the Northwestern Regional Class-AA Tournament this past weekend (Friday and Saturday, March 4th and 5th). Some may have thought that this tournament is way over their heads, but Logan and Mason didn’t! 

Both Logan Powell and Mason Gourley wanted to prove that they belong with the best wrestlers from 9th-12th grades in Northwestern PA! Out of 12 wrestlers in each bracket, 106 Logan (3-2) and 145 Mason (2-3) took 5th and 6th place respectively! The top 4 places will move on to the State Tournament next week.

Logan, the second-place finisher out of District Nine started out facing Cale Dailey of Franklin. Logan fell behind 2-0 with a takedown from Dailey in the first. After riding his opponent tough, Logan got caught in a roll through and was pinned in the 2nd period. In the first consolation round, Logan controlled Andrew Coriaty of Oswego Valley with a 14-1 major decision! 

Next round, Logan beat a tough Cochranton wrestler, Kyle Lantz, by a 4-1 decision.  In his Consi-semi round, Logan lost to last week’s district final champion, Eli Brosius from Cranberry, by a 7-2 score. Winning this round would have sent Logan to States, but he did come back strong by beating Sierra Chiesa of Northwestern for 5th place. If any wrestler in the Top 4 cannot wrestle for any reason at the State level, the 5th place finisher would move up to 4th and qualify for States!

Mason also came into Regionals as the second-place finisher from Districts. Mason drew Camren Klenke of Reynolds and gave him everything he could handle in a 3-2 loss. Mason received an injury forfeit from Logan McDonald of Youngsville in the consolation first round.  Trey Proper of Corry is a large, strong wrestler but Mason out-techniqued his opponent for a solid 4-2 win! 

In Mason’s State qualifying match, he faced last week’s district champion, Reese Bechakas of Kane and lost a hard fought 5-2 decision.  This dropped him down to the 5th place match. Cullen Summers of Sharpsville used his size and strength to his advantage and beat Mason 7-0.

Both Logan and Mason put forth many hours of off-season training at Partner Trained and I hope our other wrestlers will take advantage of this free training provided by our booster club.  Both had a tremendous first year at the varsity level!  They will be a force to deal with in the next 3 years! 

Great job boys!

(Congratulations, Logan and Mason!!!! Thanks to Coach Weber for this article and Clarion Area Wrestling for the image.)

Fifth Place
106 –Logan Powell (Clarion) maj. dec. Sierra Chiesa (Northwestern), 11-1
113 –Jared Popson (Brookville) maj. dec. Dylan O’Brien (Hickory), 10-1
120 –Jake Bennett (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Cole Bish (Redbank Valley), 2-1
126 –Conner Reszkowski (Cranberry) dec. Trenton Rodgers (Titusville), 9-3
132 –Nik Fegert (Curwensville) dec. Cody Miller (Hickory), 5-1
138 –Riley Kneeland (Greenville) won by inj. default over Stephen Martinec (Cochranton)
145 –Caullin Summers (Sharpsville) dec. Mason Gourley (Clarion), 7-0
152 –Logan Augenbaugh (Curwensville) maj. dec. Carson Weaver (Brookville), 13-0
160 –Luke Ely (Kane) dec. Ryan Welka (Fort LeBoeuf), 4-0
172 –Louden Gledhill (Cochranton) pinned Mason Savitz (Corry Area), 4:19
189 –Danny Church (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Ethyn Allen (Corry Area), 7-4
215 –Miska Young (Port Allegany) dec. Brayden McFetridge (Cranberry), 1-0
285 –Gavin Thompson (Brockway) pinned Ramy Sample (Cochranton), 0:16
Third Place
106 –Elijah Brosius (Cranberry) dec. Cael Dailey (Franklin), 4-2
113 –Jacob Carfley (Curwensville) dec. Hunter Geibel (Commodore Perry), 3-1
120 –Chase Bell (Reynolds) pinned Owen Hershelman (Saegertown), 1:28
126 –Gunnar Gage (Cambridge Springs) dec. Chase Weimer (Port Allegany), 11-5
132 –Wyatt Lazzar (Commodore Perry) maj. dec. Parker Pisarchick (Brockway), 9-0
138 –Cody Hamilton (Grove City) dec. Brayden Kunselman (Brookville), 6-3
145 –Reece Bechakas (Kane) maj. dec. Camren Klenke (Reynolds), 10-1
152 –Conner McChesney (Fort LeBoeuf) dec. Gannon Jaquay (Eisenhower), 3-1
160 –Vito Gentile (Reynolds) pinned Stetson Boozer (Cochranton), 3:35
172 –Jalen Wagner (Reynolds) dec. Easton Belfiore (Brookville), 1-0
189 –Jackson Zimmerman (Brookville) dec. Landon Caldwell (Saegertown), 4-0
215 –Abraham Keep (Girard) won by forfeit over Cael Black (Eisenhower)
285 –Lodge Nosko (Titusville) dec. Mike Mazurek (Sharon), 3-1
Championship Finals
106 –Louie Gill (Hickory) won by tech. fall over Carter Beck (Saegertown), 15-0
113 –Hunter Robison (Saegertown) dec. Weston Pisarchick (Brockway), 4-3
120 –Cole Householder (Brookville) dec. Hunter Gould (Conneaut Area), 3-1
126 –Mark Palmer (Brockway) maj. dec. JoJo Przybycien (Fort LeBoeuf), 8-0
132 –Owen Reinsel (Brookville) won by tech. fall over Jack Martinec (Cochranton), 15-0
138 –Connor Pierce (Harbor Creek) pinned Connor Saylor (Hickory), 3:24
145 –Carter Gill (Hickory) maj. dec. Story Buchanan (Girard), 17-7
152 –Kane Kettering (Reynolds) dec. Hunter Hohman (Grove City), 6-4
160 –Aiden Zimmerman (Johnsonburg) dec. Collin Hearn (Conneaut Area), 7-2
172 –Brock Covell (Titusville) dec. Kaden Dennis (Johnsonburg), 1-0
189 –Cole Karpinski (Greenville) pinned Seth Stewart (Brockway), 3:21
215 –Hayden Linkerhof (Corry Area) maj. dec. Bryce Rafferty (Brookville), 11-3
285 –Xavier Reyda (Corry Area) pinned Joshua Perrine (Saegertown), 1:53

Team Standings: 1) Brookville; 2) Reynolds; 3) Brockway; 4) Hickory; 5) Saegertown; 6) Corry; 7) Cochranton; 8) Fort LeBoeuf; 9) Greenville; 10) Titusville; 11-tie) Conneaut Area, Johnsonburg; 13-tie) Curwensville, Girard; 15) Commodore Perry; 16) Cranberry; 17) Grove City; 18) Kane; 19) Harbor Creek; 20) Eisenhower; 21) Sharpsville; 22-tie) Northwestern, Port Allegany; 24) Cambridge Springs; 25) Franklin; 26) Clarion; 27-tie) Redbank Valley, Sharon; 29) Mercer; 30) Maplewood; 31) Union City; 32) Sheffield; 33-tie) Ridgway, Seneca, Slippery Rock; 36-tie) Coudersport, North East, Oswayo Valley, Youngsville.