Varsity wrestlers prep for districts
The Catasauqua varsity wrestling team is getting set for the individual District 11 tournament this weekend and is hoping to duplicate some of the successes those in the younger Catty programs have had to this point.
For the varsity, Tyler Melendez enters as the fourth seed for the Roughs and is hoping to advances to regionals.
Head coach Joe Russo said other Roughies who are entering the tournament are: freshman Jacob Nye and Austin Brett, sophomore Lavonte Bouie, junior Brad Panto and seniors Derrick Rodriguez, Oscar Cordon, Jack Manogue, Austin Gorr and Jacob Latch.
This past weekend, the JV team competed in their tournament. Adam Reinhardt took fourth place, competing against the entire AA and AAA field in District 11. Zack Scheirer, Doug Scott, Jeremy Saleh, Ben Langsdorf, Sebastian Henry, and Bradshaw Henning also competed well in the tournament but did not place.
The junior high team had seven wrestlers who recently made it to the second day of their tournament. Two made it to the semifinals and five were in wrestlebacks.
At 87, Gavin Fehr lost in semis to Bunting from Nazareth. Fehr finished tournament in sixth place. At 102, Jarryn Hartranft lost in semis to Condomitti from Northampton and defaulted out to sixth place. Brendan Nye and Donovan Gair went 1-1 on second day and finished top-12 at 77 and 157, respectively. Kaleb Croft, Dominic Melendez, and Dylan Kalynych all wrestled tough, but lost first match on second day and were eliminated.
The team finished 29th place with 48 points.
Back to the varsity, the Colonial League recently released its 2018 wrestling all-stars. Catty’s lone mention was Oscar Cordon at 126 of the honorable mention team.
106 pounds - Anthony Morello - Notre Dame
113 pounds - Joshua Bauman - Notre Dame
120 pounds - Richie Markulics - Notre Dame
126 pounds - Josh Jones - Saucon Valley
132 pounds - Ryan McGuire - Notre Dame
138 pounds - Justin Kyra - Saucon Valley
145 pounds - Jason Jones - Saucon Valley
152 pounds - Nate Haubert - Palisades
160 pounds - Chase Anklam - Pen Argyl
170 pounds - Caleb Clymer - Northwestern Lehigh
182 pounds - Haakon Mathewson - Bangor
195 pounds - Joey Schrader - Bangor
220 pounds - Kolby Flank - Wilson
285 pounds - Blake Fox - Pen Argyl
106 pounds - Jake Dellicker - Northwestern Lehigh
113 pounds - Lucas Buskirk - Pen Argyl
120 pounds - Jon Consorti - Wilson
126 pounds - Marckis Brandford - Wilson
132 pounds - Nick Rosengrant - Saucon Valley
138 pounds - Matt Peters - Northwestern Lehigh
145 pounds - Colin Rex - Northwestern Lehigh
152 pounds - Eddie Hay - Bangor
160 pounds - Jackson Bernhard - Northwestern Lehigh
170 pounds - Paul Mastrogiavani - Bangor
182 pounds - Dane Csenesits - Saucon Valley
195 pounds - Jack Donnelly - Palisades
220 pounds - Quin Moyer - Northwestern Lehigh
285 pounds - Tommy Mckeough - Bangor
106 pounds - Luke Velekei - Pen Argyl
113 pounds - Christian Colasurdo - Southern Lehigh
120 pounds - Zach Wasser - Palisades
126 pounds - Oscar Cordon - Catasauqua
132 pounds - Harrison Bernhard - Northwestern Lehigh
138 pounds - Nicholas Vonelli - Notre Dame
145 pounds - Matt Lalik - Palmerton
152 pounds - Angelo Mahaffey - Saucon Valley
160 pounds - Isaiah Dejesus - Notre Dame
170 pounds - Braydyn Lugardo - Saucon Valley
182 pounds - Alec Snyder - Wilson
195 pounds - Emmett Noone - Southern Lehigh
220 pounds - Jared Harka - Saucon Valley
285 pounds - Brandon Derby - Southern Lehigh