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Last updated: April 13. 2013 11:14PM - 1577 Views
By DAVE ROSENGRANT



Wyoming Area wrestler Andy Schutz 126 lbs.Don Carey Times Leader Photo
Wyoming Area wrestler Andy Schutz 126 lbs.Don Carey Times Leader Photo
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James Wright, Wyoming Valley West


Sophomore, 106 pounds


He claimed a gold at the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament and finished third at districts. He followed that by winning three bouts at regionals finishing one short of reaching the third-place match. His season concluded with a 28-13 record.


A.J. Luton, GAR


Junior, 113 pounds


He became the first state qualifier from GAR in nine years when he took second at the Class 2A Northeast Regional Tournament. He also claimed a district gold and finished sixth at the WVC tournament. His season ended with a mark of 29-8 and enters his senior season with 81 career wins.


Dominic DeGraba, Dallas


Senior, 113 pounds


He won his second consecutive district title, this time in 3A after claiming 2A gold last season. He also won gold at the WVC tournament. At regionals, he won two matches, falling one win shy of reaching the medal round. He ended the season with a 29-4 record and concludes his career with 109 wins


Tyler Lutecki, Pittston Area


Junior, 120 pounds


He had a solid season finishing with a 35-5 record, a District 2 Class 3A gold and a gold at the Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament. He won twice at the Northeast Regional Tournament, needing just one more to reach the medal round.


Kyle Krasavage, Wyoming Valley West


Senior, 126 pounds


The Times Leader Wrestler of the Year, he took fourth in the state after winning regional, district and conference titles. He set the mark for career wins at Valley West with 134 thanks to a 41-2 record this season. He will continue his career at Division I Hofstra next year.


Andy Schutz, Wyoming Area


Senior, 126 pounds


He became just the 25th wrestler in District 2 history to complete the grand slam of winning four district golds. He followed that by finishing as runner-up at the Class 2A regional tournament and seventh at the PIAA Championships. Earlier in the season, he took second at the WVC Tournament. With his 28-5 mark this season, he set the school record for career victories with 125.


Larry Romanchik, Hazleton Area


Sophomore, 126 pounds


In a tough weight, he proved he belongs with the top wrestlers in the state. He medaled at regionals placing fourth. That was after taking second at the District 2 Class 3A Tournament and a third-place finish at the WVC event. With a 35-10 record this season he now has 59 career wins in his first two seasons wrestling varsity.


Austin Harry, Lake-Lehman


Junior, 132 pounds


He got through the regular season and two of the three postseason tournaments unbeaten. He didn’t lose his first match until the state quarterfinals. Now a three-time District 2 Class 2A champion and a two-time Northeast Regional champion, he finished fourth at the PIAA Championships. He ended the season with a 41-2 mark and through his junior season, he has 116 career wins.


Nick Heck, Wyoming Area


Senior, 138 pounds


He claimed his first District 2 Class 2A gold and Wyoming Valley Conference title this season leading up to his first qualification at the PIAA Championships after taking third at the Northeast Regional Tournament. He ended the season with a 32-4 record.


Travis Roper, Wyoming Valley West


Junior, 138 pounds


After taking sixth at the WVC Tournament in January, he rebounded to take third at districts and third at regionals to qualify for the Class 3A PIAA Championships. He will begin his senior season with 79 career wins after finishing with 31 this season.


Matt Hammerstone, Crestwood


Senior, 145 pounds


He picked up a gold medal at the District 2 Class 3A Championships for the second straight year. He followed that performance by finishing third at regionals to qualify for states. At the PIAA Championships, he took eighth. He was also second at the WVC event and ended the season with a 34-9 record and 108 career wins. He will continue his career at Division I Bloomsburg in the fall.


Kevin Laubach, Berwick


Senior, 145 pounds


He set the Berrwick school record for career wins with with 139 after finishing with a 39-3 record this season. The campaign featured a WVC title, a second-place finish at the District 2 Class 3A Championships and a fourth-place medal at regionals. He will wrestle at Division II Seton Hill next season.


Angelo Lussi, Pittston Area


Senior, 152 pounds


He finally picked up gold medals this season and grabbed several other medals throughout his career. He entered the Class 3A Northeast Regional Tournament on a long winning streak after winning the WVC Tournament gold and taking first at districts. With a 35-3 mark this season, he ends his career with 107 wins.


Brady Butler, Lake-Lehman


Junior, 182 pounds


He claimed his first District 2 Class 2A championship this season to earn a trip to regionals for the first time. At the regional tourney, he fell just one win shy of reaching the state-qualifying bout. At the WVC event, he took second and had a 32-4 record this season. He’s piled up 51 wins in his last two seasons.


Zac Faust, GAR


Sophomore, 220 pounds


Piling up 53 wins over his first two seasons with the Grenadiers, Faust won his first District 2 Class 2A title this season and was second at the WVC Tournament. He won his first match at the Northeast Regional Tournament, but dropped the next two while dealing with an illness. He finished the season with a 33-5 mark.


Brad Emerick, Coughlin


Senior, 285 pounds


Ended his brilliant career with 108 career wins after going unbeaten throughout the conference and District 2 Class 3A schedule the last two seasons. On his resume for this season are WVC and district titles going with a runner-up finish at regionals and a fourth-place medal at the PIAA Championships. He ended the season with a 39-3 record and has two state medals in his career along with a regional title in 2012. His career will continue next season at Division I Lock Haven.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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