A& PA Staff Report
Nominations are now online for Week 8 of the Army STRONG Wrestler/Wrestling Coach of the Year for Pennsylvania, honoring Pennsylvania’s best high school wrestlers and coaches. Anyone can vote for the weekly winner online at http://www.TheSportsFlash.com. Voting ends at 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 10. Winner announced on Friday, Feb. 11.
Seven students were nominated from the following high schools. To vote for your favorite wrestler, please visit http://www.thesportsflash.com/ARMY-WRESTLING-PA-WK1.htm
or E-mail your vote to ArmySTRONG.PA@TheSportsFlash.com with the name of your wrestler.
1. Jake Clemens of Wellsboro Area HS has 107 career victories with 63 career pins, including 20 falls this season. (1E7S/1E7V)
2. Ryan Easter of Bedford SHS improved to 20-2 with a pin of Northern Bedford’s Garret Foster in 1:22 to help Bedford win the school’s fourth-straight District 5 title. (1E2B/1E2S)
3. Zachary Horan of Nazareth Area HS earned his 150th career win and improved to 30-0 this season with a 12-3 win over Calvin Daley in Nazareth’s 33-22 loss to Easton Area in the District 11 final. (1E9C)
4. Cody Klempay of Canon-McMillan HS pinned Latrobe’s Dylan Colucci in 52 seconds to score the go-ahead points in Canon-McMillan’s 36-19 win over Latrobe in the WPIAL Class AAA Championship match. Klempay, a heavyweight, improved to 32-0 on the season. (1E5W)
5. Chance Marsteller of Kennard-Dale HS earned a pin at 152 in Kennard-Dale’s 56-13 loss to New Oxford. With the win, the freshman Marsteller improved to 26-0. (1E2T)
6. Nico Megaludis of Franklin Regional HS is a two-time PIAA champion and is the nation’s top-ranked wrestler at 125-pounds, according to HSWrestling.net. (1E4V)
7. Travis McKillop of Burrell, wrestling at 160 pounds, pinned Chartiers-Houston’s Garrett Vulcano in just 30 seconds in helping Burrell win the WPIAL Class AA title. (1E4V)
Seven coaches were nominated from the following high schools. To cast your vote, go to http://www.thesportsflash.com/ARMY-WRESTLING-PA-WK1.htm.
1. Brian Creps of Bedford HS coached his squad to its fourth consecutive District 5 title with a 39-21 win over Somerset. For Creps, it is his 100th career win. (1E2B/1E2S)
2. Steve Powell of Easton Area HS led his team to the District XI—AAA title. (1E9C)
3. Ryan Yates of Burrell HS coached his team to its fifth-straight WPIAL Class AA title with a 54-20 win over Chartiers-Houston. For Burrell, it was its seventh WPIAL title in school history, tying Washington for the most titles in Class AA. Burrell is 20-0 heading into the PIAA State Tournament. (1E4V)
4. Chris Mary of Canon-McMillan won its second-straight WPIAL title with a 36-19 win over Latrobe for the Big Macs seventh title in school history, tying Connellsville for the most WPIAL team-titles in Class AAA. (1E5W)
5. Ed White of Langley coached his team to its third City League wrestling title in six years with a 34-33 win over Brashear, as the team rallied from 37-points down for the title. (1E5C)
6. Jon Mykut of Huntingdon Area HS won the District 6 Class AA team-title with a 33-22 win over Claysburg-Kimmell, remaining unbeaten on the season at 18-0 heading into the PIAA State Tournament. (1E7A)
7. Rod Wright of Boiling Springs JSHS helped his team to the District 3-AA title with a 35-25 win over Biglerville. In the semifinals, the Bubblers knocked off previously unbeaten Bermudian Springs, 34-30. With the district title, Boiling Springs is now 13-2. (1E2D)
To nominate and vote for your favorite Army Strong Wrestler/Coach, please visit http://www.thesportsflash.com.