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WVC Tournament

February 20. 2013 12:49AM
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Today's Schedule at Lake-Lehman H.S.

9:30 a.m.…semifinals

2 p.m.…medal rounds

4 p.m.…finals


$5 adults; $3 students

Note: The gym will be cleared out after the medal matches conclude. The doors will re-open for the finals and another admission will have to be paid.

Team Standings

1. Wyoming Valley West 83.50; 2. Pittston Area 72.50; 3. Dallas 64.50; 4. Coughlin 62; 5. Lake-Lehman 59; 6. Berwick 53; 7. Wyoming Area 41.50; 8. Meyers, Tunkhannock 41; 10. Hazleton Area 38.50; 11. Crestwood 36.50; 12. GAR 33.50; 13. Hanover Area 12; 14. Nanticoke 10

Fastest Falls

(championship rounds)

Jalel Monroe, Coughlin (195 pounds) :23

Brandon Rinehimer, Crestwood (113 pounds) :33

John Minich, Pittston Area (195 pounds) :34

Ryan Monk, Dallas (285 pounds) :35

Dan Ritz, Crestwood (132 pounds) :45

Jalel Monroe, Coughlin (195 pounds) :46

Andrew Muckin, Tunkhannock (195 pounds) :46

Brad Emerick, Coughlin (285 pounds) :46

A.J. Luton, GAR (120 pounds) :54

Brady Butler, Lake-Lehman (182 pounds) :54

Larry Romanchik, Hazleton Area (126 pounds) :58

Unbeatens remain

Four wrestlers entered the first day of the tournament with unblemished records and all four got through the first day without a loss. Those grapplers are: Wyoming Valley West's Kyle Krasavage (18-0, 126 pounds); Lake-Lehman's Austin Harry (12-0, 132); Berwick's Kevin Laubach (19-0, 145); and Coughlin's Brad Emerick (10-0, 285).

Today's semifinals matchups

106 – James Wright (WVW) vs. Pat Heck (WA); Nick Yankoski (Cou) vs. Dakota Conner (Ber)

113 – Dominic DeGraba (Dal) vs. Alex Tirko (WVW); John Tomasura (LL) vs. Bobby Hawkins (Cou)

120 – A.J. Luton (GAR) vs. Jon Lagoski (WVW); Aaron Klimovich (Dal) vs. Tyler Lutecki (PA)

126 – Andy Schutz (WA) vs. Kashif Alston (Mey); Larry Romanchik (Haz) vs. Kyle Krasavage (WVW)

132 – Austin Harry (LL) vs. Dan Ritz (Cre); Travis Roper (WVW) vs. Justin Elick (Mey)

138 – Nathan Cheek (WVW) vs. Chris Packer (Tun); Josh Sayre (LL) vs. Nick Heck (WA)

145 – Kevin Laubach (Ber) vs. Steven Mingey (Dal); Cody Cordes (WVW) vs. Matt Hammerstone (Cre)

152 – Derrick Simms (WVW) vs. Justin Wilk (PA); Johntae Nelson (Mey) vs. Ben Siegel (Tun)

160 – Angelu Lussi (PA) vs. T.J. Cistrunk (Mey); Logan Brace (Dal) vs. Jamaar Taylor (GAR

170 – Kris Roccograndi (Dal) vs. Paul Cole (Cou); Derek Dragon (LL) vs. Will Masteller (Ber)

182 – Brady Butler (LL) vs. Steve Longazel (Haz); Jude Polit-Moran (WA) vs. Connor Martinez (Dal)

195 – John Minich (PA) vs. Jalel Monroe (Cou); Tyler Robinson (Cre) vs. Andrew Muckin (Tun)

220 – Zac Faust (GAR) vs. Tyler Ohl (Ber); Jake Vaxmonsky (PA) vs. Taylor Schermerhorn (Haz)

285 – Brad Emerick (Cou) vs. Matt Dubaskas (WVW); Elijah Gresham (GAR) vs. Ryan Monk (Dal)


• Twelve of the 14 teams in the WVC have advanced at least three wrestlers to this morning's semifinals. The only two teams that don't have a semifinalist are Hanover Area and Nanticoke.

• GAR only has five wrestlers in the tournament, but four have advanced to the semis.

• Wyoming Valley West has the most semifinalists with nine, while Dallas is next with seven. Pittston Area and Coughlin follow with five apiece.


A moment of silence was held prior to the start of the event to remember Francis Yogi Michael, who passed away late last year. Michael was a staple at every big tournament in the area as a worker or spectator.

On the air

The finals can be seen with a live video and audio feed at 4 p.m. at

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