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1996 PIAA Championships Results

Class AAA 30, Class AA 20

on Sunday, March 17th, 1996

at Chestnut Ridge HS
sponsored by the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association

103 - Eric Kelly (Nazareth, AAA, 5th) dec. Mike Scripps (Burrell, AA, 6th), 11-6 (3-0)

112 - Chuckie Connor (Pennsbury, AAA, 1st) dec. Matt Raczkowski (Lake Lehman, AA, 2nd), 11-4 (6-0)

119 - Jeremy Sluyter (Towanda, AA, 3rd) dec. Tom Radicioni (North Penn, AAA, 4th), 7-4 (6-3)

125 - Mark Mentzer (Big Spring, AAA, 3rd) dec. Scott Bair (Bald Eagle Nittany, AA, 1st), 3-2 (9-3)

130 - Ed Hockenberry (Bald Eagle Area, AAA, 3rd) pinned Josh Beiber (Hughesville, AA, 3rd), 3:57 (15-3)

135 - Jack Rice (Cranberry, AA, 1st) dec. Steve Heverly (Bald Eagle Nittany, AA, DNQ) 8-6 (15-6)

140 - Robbie Weikel (Bellefonte, AAA, 2nd) dec. Ben Boozer (Cochranton, AA, 6th), 12-9 (18-6)

145 - Chris James (Everett, AA, 6th) maj. dec. Jamie Sperrazza (James M. Coughlin, AAA, DNP), 16-6 (18-10)

152 - Joe Killar (Saucon Valley, AA, 1st) dec. Andy Urbine (Allentown Central Catholic, AAA, DNP), 8-1 (18-13)

160 - Mike Zemrose (Cambria Heights, AA, DNP) dec. Matt Farabaugh (Penn Cambria, AA, DNQ), 4-2 (18-16)

171 - Jason Vermilya (Troy, AA, 4th), maj. dec. Ryan Butterbaugh (Hollidaysburg, AAA, DNP), 11-3 (18-20)

189 - Bob Topper (New Oxford, AAA, 4th) won by inj. default over Ryan Welch (Liberty, AA, 2nd), 4:36 (24-20)

275 - Rick Gilliam (Big Spring, AAA, 1st) pinned Anthony Morici (Notre Dame-Green Pond, AA, 4th), 3:34 (30-20)

AA OW = Joe Killar (Saucon Valley, 152 lbs)
AAA OW = Mark Mentzer (Big Spring, 125 lbs)

Preliminary All-Star Meet

Top Seniors from Districts 5 and 6

112 - Mike McCready (Tyrone, D6) maj. dec. Vince Pelesky (North Star, D5), 16-8

119 - Tim Bainey (Philipsburg-Osceola, D6) dec. Matt Goshom (Southern Huntingdon, D6), 8-7

135 - Brandon Bruening (North Star, D5) dec. Thad Wilson (Chestnut Ridge, D5), 6-4 OT

140 - Randy Storm (Penn Cambria, D6) dec. Jason Hodak (Marion Center, D6), 9-6

152 - Dave Miller (Berlin Brothersvalley, D5) dec J.D. Walbeck (United, D6), 6-5

160 - Steve Moyer (Northern Bedford, D5) dec. Dave Steward (Philipsburg-Osceola, D6), 8-7

171 - Brad Wood (Philipsburg-Osceola, D6) dec. Brett Miller (Glendale, D6), 4-3

171 - Adam Swawver (Mount Union, D6) pinned Mike Villeneuve (Berlin Brothersvalley, D5), 3:09

189 - Jim Custred (Philipsburg-Osceola, D6) dec. Larry Himes (Central, D6), 15-14

189 - Mike Smith (Blairsville, D6) dec. Paul Grajeda (Southern Huntingdon, D6), 4-1

275 - Jeremy Eckenroth (Bellefonte, D6) dec. Jeremy Peterson (Everett, D5), 8-6

275 - Mike Kemmerer (Bald Eagle Nittany, D6) pinned Sam Iezzi (Blairsville, D6), 1:05