District 1 High School Wrestling

All-Delco Wrestling: DelViscio has a bright future, Marino, Cronin finish in style

by Staff Report, Delaware County Daily Times

Posted on April 6, 2017

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In addition to Wrestler of the Year Brian Kennerly of Upper Darby, the rest of the All-Delco team includes:

Blair Orr, Episcopal Academy: Just a junior, Orr already has career record of 115-28. That includes a 46-8 mark this season. He also has the title of All-American after a fourth-place finish at 106 pounds at the National Prep championships, where he upset top-seeded Nick Incontrera of Blair Academy in the consolation round, 4-2. That finish also earned him All-Delco honors for the second straight year. Orr placed fourth at the Beast of the East and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournaments.

Dayton DelViscio, Penncrest: Few wrestlers have had a better start to their scholastic career than DelViscio. The freshman started the season with 35 straight wins en route to a 40-5 overall record. Of those 35 wins, 19 came by fall and two by technical fall. He won the Central League 106-pound title, placed second at the District 1 Class 3A West tournament and fourth as the South East Regional to earn his first trip to Hershey for the PIAA Championships.

Connor Tracy, Haverford School: Tracy was one of six Fords to qualify for Prep Nationals. He placed third at 120 pounds at the Independent Schools championships after a fourth-place finish as a freshman. Tracy finished his sophomore season with a 29-9 record.

Matt Marino, Garnet Valley: Marino joined his brothers Joe and Mike as a state medalist with a seventh-place finish at 126 pounds in the PIAA Class 3A championships to earn All-Delco honors for the third year in a row. That capped a senior season in which he went 45-7, won the Central League title, finished second at the district meet and fourth at regionals. Marino finished his career with a 136-35 record, second on the school's all-time win list behind his brother, Mike (147). He will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Brendon Stocku, Penncrest: Wrestling runs in Stocku's veins. His father, Mike, was a regional champ at Ridley and his grandfather is legendary former Ridley coach Carl Schnellenbach. The younger of the Stocku brothers won the Central League 132-pound crown and placed fifth at districts where he closed out his season with a 36-5 record and is on pace to break the program record for wins held by his older brother, Ryan.

Colin Cronin, Upper Darby: The 2016 Daily Times Wrestler of the Year and three-time All-Delco selection heads to the University of Pittsburgh with two state medals and the school record for career victories (145-18). Only Brian Kennerly's state title kept him from repeating as the top wrestler in Delco. Cronin took third at the PIAA Championships at 138 pounds after a fourth-place finish at that weight a year ago. Cronin went 40-2 and won the Central League and district titles for a third year in a row and closed out his career as a two-time regional champion.

Ryan Stocku, Penncrest: The elder of the Stocku brothers closed out his career with the most wins in program history (108) and came home with an eighth-place medal at the PIAA Class 3A championships. Along the way Stocku placed second at the Central League championships, third at the District 1 3A West tournament and fourth at the regional championships to earn a trip to the state tournament, where he went 3-2 to finish with a 42-10 record for the season and a 108-41.

Max Livingston, Upper Darby: Livingston was one of three 100-match winners for the Central League champion Royals He went 33-8 as a senior to reach the PIAA Championships for the first time in his career, where he finished with a 114-49 overall record. Livingston won the Central League 152-pound crown for the second year in a row, placed second at districts and fourth at regionals.

David Stevens, Penncrest: The senior was a key contributor in the middle of the lineup for the Lions at 160 pounds. He won the Central League title, finished third at districts and reached the second round of consolations at the regional championships before his season was brought to an end. Stevens went 37-11 and close out his career with a 72-40 mark in three seasons as a varsity wrestler.

Max Fitzgerald, Academy Park: Fitzgerald was a model of consistency throughout his career. He won at least 23 matches in each of the last three seasons and capped his career with a 35-5 mark as a senior. Along the way, Fitzgerald won two straight Del Val League titles at 170 pounds and earned his first district title this season to earn a second straight trip to regions. He finished his career with a 96-26 record, one of the best in school history.

Hunter Catka, Sun Valley: Freshmen usually struggle in the upper weight classes, but not Catka. He won the first 10 matches of his career and was 26-1 before he tasted defeat for a second time. Catka finished second at the Ches-Mont League championships, third at districts and fourth at regionals to earn his first trip to the PIAA Championships. He went 34-7 and of those seven losses, four were to wrestlers who qualified for the state championships.

Ryan Mortimer, Garnet Valley: Most wrestlers move down a weight class for the postseason. Mortimer went the opposite route. He moved up to 195 pounds after wrestling most of the year at 182 and the move paid off for the senior. He won the Central League championship, finished second at districts and fifth at regionals to earn his first trip to the PIAA Class 3A championships. He closed out his season with a 36-11 record and went 64-36 in his career.

Chris Kober, Haverford School: Kober capped off a magnificent career with a third-place finish at 220 pounds at National Preps. He only loss in the tournament was to Chase Singletery of Blair Academy, who won the national title. He beat University of Maryland commit Mansur Abdul-Malik of Wyoming Seminary, 7-6, to win the Pennsylvania Independent Schools 220-pound title. It was his fourth medal at PASWIT. Kober closed out the season with a 32-7 record and will wrestle at Division I Campbell University.

Anthony Goodman, Marple Newtown: Goodman put together a solid season for the Tigers. He went 27-9 and just missed qualifying for the PIAA Championships. He won the Central League and District 1 Class 3A West titles to reach the Class 3A South East Regionals for the first time in his career. Goodman won six straight matches at the Central League and district championships, four by fall.

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