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2009-10 Pottstown Mercury All-Area Wrestling Team

by Pottstown Mercury

Posted on April 11, 2010

FIRST TEAM

Rob D'Annunzio, Methacton
103 pounds ... Junior ... Southeast Pa. Classic champion; Buckskin Classic champion; and Octorara Invitational champion ... Section Three champion; fifth at District 1-South; third at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 40-5 ... Career record is 69-16 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Wolfgang McStravick, Upper Perkiomen
112 pounds ... Freshman ... Unbeaten at Quakertown Duals; King of the Mat Tournament champion; went 5-2 at the Battlefield Duals ... Section Two runner-up; fifth at District 1-North; sixth at Southeast Regional ... Finished 33-10 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Matt Malfaro, Boyertown
119 pounds ... Senior ... Unbeaten at Bear Duals; went 2-1 at Cedar Cliff Duals; and was unbeaten at Cumberland Valley Duals ... Section Four runner-up; District 1-North champion; Southeast Regional champion ... Seventh at states ... Finished 41-7 ... Career record was 149-43 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Jeremy Minich, Boyertown
125 pounds ... Junior ... Unbeaten at Bear Duals, Cedar Cliff Duals, and Cumberland Valley Duals ... Section Four runner-up; District 1-South champion; fourth at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 31-9 ... Career record is 104-29. ... All PAC-10 selection.

Jack Sullivan, Hill School
130 pounds ... Junior ... Unbeaten at Mercersburg Duals; went 2-1 in MAPL vs. Inter-Ac Duals; and was second at VFMA Invitational ... Second at state preps ... Went 2-2 at national preps ... All-MAPL selection.

Alex Pellicciotti, Boyertown
135 pounds ... Senior ... Unbeaten at Bear Duals, Cedar Cliff Duals, and Cumberland Valley Duals; and fourth at the Beast of the East Classic ... Section Four champion; District 1-South champion; Southeast Regional runner-up ... Fifth at states ... Career record was 170-25 with 88 pins - both school records ... All PAC-10 selection ... The Mercury's Wrestler of the Year.

Jon Neiman, Boyertown
140 pounds ... Sophomore ... Section Four runner-up; fifth at District 1-South; fifth at Southeast Regional ... Finished 28-13 ... Career record is 44-27 ... All PAC-10 selection.

T.J. Demetrio, Pottsgrove
145 pounds ... Junior ... Went 4-1 at Chichester Duals; was unbeaten at Abington Duals ... Third at Section Two; District 1-North runner-up; Southeast Regional champion ... State qualifier ... Finished 29-8 ... Career record is 76-32 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Kyle Duffy, Spring-Ford
152 pounds ... Junior ... Southeast Pa. Classic runner-up; went 2-1 at Borderline Duals; and 4-0 at Canner Duals ... Section Four runner-up; third at District 1-South; third at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 29-10 ... Career record is 58-27 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Matt Krueger, Spring-Ford
160 pounds ... Junior ... Third at Southeast Pa. Classic; went 3-0 at Borderline Duals; and went 5-0 at Canner Duals ... Section Four champion; third at District 1-South; fourth at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 31-11 ... Career record is 66-45. ... All PAC-10 selection.

Brock Hallman, Boyertown
171 pounds ... Senior ... Section Four runner-up; third at District 1-South; sixth at Southeast Regional ... Finished 27-19, with 14 of the losses coming against district, state or nationally ranked opponents ... All PAC-10 selection ... The Mercury's Most Improved Wrestler of the Year.

Zach Heffner, Boyertown
189 pounds ... Junior ... Was 4-1 at Bear Duals; 3-1 at Cedar Cliff Duals; and 4-1 at Cumberland Valley Duals ... Section Four champion; District 1-South runner-up; third at Southeast Regional ... State qualifier ... Finished 35-11 ... Career record is 75-26 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Brandan Clark, Methacton
215 pounds ... Junior ... Southeast Pa. Classic champion; Buckskin Classic runner-up; Octorara Invitational runner-up; unbeaten at Ridley Duals ... Section Three champion; District 1-North runner-up; third at Southeast Regional ... Seventh at states ... Finished 37-7 ... Career record is 102-24 ... All PAC-10 selection.

Josh Rogers, St. Pius X
215 pounds ... Senior ... Unbeaten at Knight Duals and Spartan Duals ... District 1-AA champion; Southeast Regional champion ... Fourth at states ... Finished 32-7 ... Only regional champion and state medalist in school history ... All PAC-10 selection.

Will Carter, Pottstown
285 pounds ... Senior ... New-Hope Solebury Tournament runner-up; Governor Mifflin Tournament runner-up; unbeaten at Kennett Duals; and unbeaten at Ridley Duals ... Section Two champion; District 1-North champion; Southeast Regional runner-up ... State qualifier ... Finished 30-6 ... All PAC-10 selection.


SECOND TEAM

103-Dylan Steffenino, Upper Perkiomen
112-Adam Kolb, Boyertown
119-Kyle Shronk, Owen J. Roberts
125-Dan Rodenberger, Upper Perkiomen
130-Peter Jones, Boyertown
135-Colin Saunders, Hill School
140-Zach Robinson, Pottsgrove
145-Colin Martucci, Daniel Boone
152-Conor Myers, St. Pius X
160-Danny Michaels, Pottsgrove
171-Nick McGlauflin, Daniel Boone
189-Dan Cox, Methacton
215-Scott Syrek, Owen J. Roberts
285-Lou Fioravanti, Perkiomen Valley


HONORABLE MENTION

Lightweights (103-130): Zane Bechtel, Pottstown; Tom Boring, Spring-Ford; Chase Brown, Spring-Ford; Trent Clifford, Pottstown; Jonathan Dempsey, Owen J. Roberts; Peter Fratantoni, Owen J. Roberts; Denny Gibbons, Pottsgrove; Liam Gibbons, Daniel Boone; Andrew Kinney, Owen J. Roberts; Ed Lockowitz, Daniel Boone; Ed McCarthy, Phoenixville; Adam Moser, Owen J. Roberts; Jesse Quave, Spring-Ford; Kyle Shronk, Owen J. Roberts;

Middleweights (135-160): Cody Ambrose, Upper Perkiomen; Adam Benfield, Boyertown; Pat Carr, Methacton; Matt Cermanski, Phoenixville; Dalton Fleming, Upper Perkiomen; Vaughn Gehman, Perkiomen Valley; Ricardo Gonzalez, Pottstown; Gavin Milligan, Perkiomen Valley; Jordan Moser, Owen J. Roberts; Zach Sell, Perkiomen School; Justin Williams, Daniel Boone; Karl Wiszumerski, Hill School.

Upperweights (171-285): Sam Batchelor, Daniel Boone; Ken Bock, Daniel Boone; Jay Knighton, Hill School; Tyler Mauger, Boyertown; Tyler Wysochanski, Pottsgrove; Dan Yauger, Pottstown.


COACH OF THE YEAR

Pete Ventresca, Boyertown
Guided Bears to a 9-0 record and fourth straight Pioneer Athletic Conference title, as well as the program's first District 1-AAA Team Duals championship ... Overall mark of 22-7 set a new school record for wins in a season. ... After five seasons, career record is 99-37 ... Named District 1-AAA Coach of the Year.

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