WRIGHT TWP. – Crestwood 145-pounder Matt Hammerstone had quite the day on Thursday. He grabbed career win No. 100 when he defeated Abington Heights' Matt Carr 8-5. Prior to that, he recently verbally committed to continue his athletic and academic career at Division I Bloomsburg next fall.
Hammerstone got the milestone win in dramatic fashion as he trailed Carr and had to come from behind to lace the victory.
Matt has been the cornerstone of our program, Crestwood coach J.J. Konigus said. It's great to see him reach this mark against a quality kid. Carr is an outstanding wrestler.
Despite Hammerstone's big win, Abington knocked off Crestwood 45-29.
106: Dylan Miale (Cre) won by forfeit; 113: Greg Pascale (AH) won by forfeit; 120: James Fayocavitz (AH) default injury Seth Korch; 126: Jackson Renninger (AH) pinned Josh Prezkop 3:30; 132: Dan Ritz (Cre) tech. fall Nick Carr 3:42 15-0; 138: Nick Senuk (AH) won by forfeit; 145: Matt Hammerstone (Cre) dec Mathew Car 8-5; 152: Josh Slocum (AH) dec. Michael Legg 11-5; 160: Michael Carr (AH) pinned Bryan Vargas 1:52; 170: Aaron Baratta (Cre) dec. Austin Bennett 5-2; 182: Kevin Wellard (AH) pinned Luke Modrovsky :53; 195: Tyler Robinson (Cre) pinned Jonathan Davis :31; 220: Steffan Senczakowicz (Cre) won by forfeit; 285: Patrick Kearney (AH) won by forfeit
Trail jumped out to a 12-0 lead, but the Tigers came right back and secured the victory with the help of falls from Mike Manley (132), Chris Packer (138), Dalton Ray (152) and Ben Siegel (160).
106 – Elliott Hammersely (Tun) won by forfeit; 113 – Jake Richards (Tun) won by forfeit; 120 – Bill Manley (Tun) won by forfeit; 126 – Dakota Quick (Tun) won by forfeit; 132 – Mike Manley (Tun) pinned Tom Jasinski :11; 138 – Chris Packer (Tun) pinned Billy Lee 5:13; 145 – Victor Rosa (LT) won by forfeit; 152 – Dalton Ray (Tun) pinned Kyle Burgette :52; 160 – Ben Siegel (Tun) pinned Cooper Rosiak 5:57; 170 – Trent Phillips (LT) pinned Colton Coolbaugh 3:21; 182 – Thomas Fricke (LT) won by forfeit; 195 – no contest; 220 – Andrew Muckin (Tun) tech fall Zack Walters 5:20, 23-7; 285 – Justin Barber (LT) pinned Stefan Lawson 1:34
Note: Match started at 170 pounds.
Delaware Valley and Western Wayne each lost their opening round match on Thursday at the PIAA Team Championships.
The District 2 Class 3A champion Warriors fell to Owen J. Roberts 33-26, while the D2 2A champ Wildcats fell to Redbank Valley 45-30.
The D2 teams fell into the consolation bracket and will have to win five duals over the next two days to take a third-place medal. DelVal faces Jersey Shore at 10 a.m. today in an elimination match, while Western Wayne takes on Burrell at 8 a.m. to try to stave off elimination.