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2008-09 Pottstown Mercury All-Area Wrestling Team

by Don Seeley, Pottstown Mercury Sports Editor

Posted on April 3, 2009

FIRST TEAM

Rob D'Annunzio, Methacton
103 pounds ... Sophomore ... Second at Southeast Classic; fifth at Buckskin Classic; first at Octorara Invitational ... First at Section Three; second at District 1-North ... Southeast Regional qualifier ... Finished 28-9 in first full season as starter ... All PAC-10 selection.

Jeremy Minich, Boyertown
112 pounds ... Sophomore ... 4-1 at Bear Duals, 3-1 at Cedar Cliff Duals, 3-0 at Cumberland Valley Duals ... First at Section Four, first at District 1-Central, second at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 41-7 with 17 pins ... 73-20 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Matt Malfaro, Boyertown
119 pounds ... Junior ... Fifth at Beast of the East; 3-1 at Cedar Cliff Duals; 3-0 at Cumberland Valley Duals ... First at Section Four (named Outstanding Wrestler); first at District 1-Central; second at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 41-8 with 15 pins ... 108-36 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Tim Miller, Spring-Ford
125 pounds ... Senior ... First at Southeast Classic; second at Keystone Games; fourth at Manheim Central Tournament; 4-1 at Parkland Duals ... First at Section Four; first at District 1-Central ... Southeast Regional qualifier ... Finished 32-8 ... 60 career wins in two seasons ... All PAC-10 selection.

Alex Pellicciotti, Boyertown
130 pounds ... Junior ... Fifth at Beast of the East; 5-0 at Bear Duals; 4-0 at Cedar Cliff Duals; 3-0 at Cumberland Valley Duals ... First at Section Four; first at District 1-Central; first at Southeast Regional ... Placed seventh at states ... Finished 48-5 (school record for wins in a season) with 21 pins ... 125-19 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Steele Phillips, The Hill School
135 pounds ... Senior ... Second at West Chester East Tournament; third at Northfield Mount Hermon Invitational; third at Valley Forge Military Academy Tournament ... Fourth at Pennsylvania State Preps; eighth at National Prep Championships ... Finished 21-9 ... 72 career wins ... Boyertown resident.

Mike McStravick, Upper Perkiomen
140 pounds ... Senior ... 3-1 at Quakertown Duals; 5-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions; 6-1 at Battlefield Duals ... Section at Section Two ... Slowed by illness in latter part of regular season, then an injury ended his season after the sectional ... Finished 29-6 with 20 pins ... 100-37 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Colin Martucci, Daniel Boone
145 pounds ... Sophomore ... 3-1 at Ephrata Duals; 5-0 at Muhlenberg Duals; 5-0 at Blazer Duals; third in Berks individual tournament ... Second at District 3-Section Four ... Southcentral Regional qualifier ... Finished 32-7 with 12 pins ... 52-19 career record ... All-Berks selection.

Nick Fuschino, Owen J. Roberts
152 pounds ... Senior ... 5-0 at Bear Duals; first at Keystone Games; first at Dallastown Tournament; second at Escape The Rock Invitational ... First at Section Four; first at District 1-Central (named Outstanding Wrestler); second at Southeast Regional ... Placed fifth at states ... Finished 38-4 ... 130-29 career record ... Only two-time state medalist in OJR history ... All PAC-10 selection ... The Mercury's Wrestler of the Year.

Tim Feroe, Boyertown
160 pounds ... Senior ... 5-0 at Bear Duals; eighth at Beast of the East; 4-0 at Cedar Cliff Duals ... Second at Section Four; second at District 1-Central; third at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 42-10 with 29 pins (75 overall in career) ... 117-42 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Nick Edmonson, Upper Perkiomen
171 pounds ... Junior ... Injury limited appearances early in season ... 4-2 at Battlefield Duals ... Second at Section Two; third at District 1-North ... Southeast Regional qualifier ... Finished 25-8 ... 83-37 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Zach Heffner, Boyertown
189 pounds ... Sophomore ... Went 2-0 at Beast of East before defaulting out with injury ... 5-0 at Bear Duals; 3-0 at Cumberland Valley Duals ... First at Section Four; second at District 1-Central; fifth at Southeast Regional ... Finished 30-8 with 12 pins ... All PAC-10 selection.

Scott Syrek, Owen J. Roberts
215 pounds ... Sophomore ... 5-0 at Bear Duals; first at Dallastown Tournament; fifth at Escape The Rock Invitational ... Third at Section Four; fourth at District 1-Central; fourth at Southeast Regional ... Placed sixth at states ... Finished 31-10 with 14 pins ... 70-20 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

Jared Bennett, Upper Perkiomen
285 pounds ... Senior ... 4-0 at Quakertown Duals; seventh at Reno Tournament of Champions; 8-0 at Battlefield Duals ... First at Section Two; first at Disrict 1-North; second at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 42-5 with 25 pins ... 121-17 career record ... All PAC-10 selection.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Pete Ventresca, Boyertown
Led Boyertown to unblemished 9-0 record and third straight Pioneer Athletic Conference title ... Second in District 1-AAA Team Duals ... Finished among Top Six in state duals ... Bears were 22-7 overall, tying the school record for wins in a season set two years ago ... In four years guiding program, owns a 76-30 career mark.

SECOND TEAM

103-Daniel Rodenberger, Upper Perkiomen
112-Chris Onder, Phoenixville
119-Colin Saunders, Hill School
125-Garrett Fellman, Upper Perkiomen
130-Gavin Milligan, Perkiomen Valley
135-Jordan Deane, Perkiomen Valley
140-Kyle Duffy, Spring-Ford
145-Andrew Cooper, Spring-Ford
152-Jordan Stierly, Owen J. Roberts
160-Kyle Kovalsky, Methacton
171-Eric Pfeiffer, Perkiomen School
189-Brett Petriello, Perkiomen Valley
215-Brandan Clark, Methacton
285-Chase Godfrey, Perkiomen Valley

HONORABLE MENTION
(Listed by school, alphabetically)

Boyertown: Trevor MacMinn, Tyler Mauger, Jon Neiman
Daniel Boone: Austin Bridegam, Tim Evans, Liam Gibbons, Eddie Lockowitz, Nick McGlauflin
Hill School: Jay Knighton, Kyle Place, Jack Sullivan
Methacton: Justin Andrews, Dan Cox
Owen J. Roberts: Jonathan Dempsey, Andrew Kinney
Perkiomen School: Luke Martin, Zach Sell
Perkiomen Valley: Bobby Angst, Justin Beitler, Richie Tevlin
Phoenixville: Ken Cenci, Matt Cermanski, Joe Mandrusiak, Brandon O'Hara
Pottsgrove: T.J. Demetrio, Eric Dubree, Douglas Ludy, Danny Michaels, Zach Robinson
Pottstown: Zane Bechtel, William Carter, James McKinney
Spring-Ford: Tom Boring, Justin Franiak, Matt Krueger
St. Pius X: Josh Rogers
Upper Perkiomen: Britt Kerr, Marty McStravick

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