D9 Wrestlers in College District IX
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3/16/02 D9 alum news: Brad Cieleski (Slippery Rock/Brookville) placed 2nd at 149lbs in the Eastern Regional Championships, as well as placed 2nd at the PSAC Championships earlier in the year. Garrett Bontempo (Buffalo/DuBois) placed 3rd at 165lbs in the Mid-America Conference Championships, as well as placed 2nd in the NY State Championships earlier in the year. Warren Stout (Lehigh/Brookville) placed 2nd at 157lbs in the EIWA Conference and qualified for the NCAA tournament. Jason Radtke (Gannon/Smethport) was 5th at 174 in the Division II Eastern Regional. Lenny McNeal (Gannon/Redbank Valley) was 6th at 157 in the Division II Eastern Regional.
Oklahoma wrestler and Brookville alum Doug Cieleski placed 3rd in the Big 12 Conference championships at 157lbs. The 5th seeded Cieleski lost his first round match against his 4th seeded opponent, but wrestled-back to beat the same opponent in the consolation championships. With the 3rd place finish, Cieleski earned an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Oklahoma won the Big 12 and advanced all 10 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. All results available at this link: http://soonersports.fansonly.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/030902aaa.html
Clarion University wrestlers and D9 alums Jeremy Reitz (Brookville) and Dom Surra (St. Marys) each took 4th place in the 157lb and 149lb weight classes, respectively, in the EWL Championships. Jason Gilligan (Lock Haven/Brookville) took 5th place at 157. Although the top three wrestlers automatically advance, Reitz was given one of nine EWL wildcard selections to the NCAA Division I Championships and Surra is the first alternate. Reitz decisioned former Brookville teammate Gilligan in the quarterfinals 1-1 on a rideout. All results at this link: http://www.clarion.edu/relations/athletics/wrestling/wewlbrackets.htm
EWL Wrestler of the Week CLARION'S DOM SURRA Our Eastern Wrestling League's Wrestler of the Week for the week ended December 9, 2001, is DOM SURRA of Clarion University. Mr. Surra is a fifth-year senior from Kersey, Pennsylvania (St. Mary's Area High School). Dom spent last summer banging fenders while racing stock cars at his local track, and spent last weekend banging heads with two of the best 149 pounders in the nation - Billy Smith of West Virginia University and Nate Wachter of Penn State. On Friday evening (12/7) Dom Surra started the West Virginia/Clarion dual meet off with two first-period takedowns against nationally ranked Billy Smith, and finished up with a close 6-5 win. West Virginia, currently ranked 13th in the nation by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, won the meet 23-12. On Saturday the Clarion Golden Eagles returned home for a match against another top team - Penn State University. Although Clarion dropped the meet 26-9, Dom Surra won his match over nationally ranked Nate Wachter. The match was tied 1-1 late in the third period, when Surra exploded in for a high-crotch takedown with only a tick left on the clock. Congratulations to Dom Surra, our Eastern Wrestling Leagues' Wrestler of the Week! Also, a tip of the EWL headgear to Lock Haven's wrestling team, who hammered out three solid dual meet wins at Lehigh's Sheridan Invitational on December 8. The Bald Eagles started off with a 28-9 win over Ohio University, then beat Rider 25-13 and finished the day with a 23-12 victory over Rutgers.
D9 Grad is PSAC Wrestler of the Week -- from the PSAC web site: PSAC Wrestler of the Week 2/12/02 Brad Cieleski - Slippery Rock (149 lbs, Fr-R, Brookville/Brookville) Cieleski went 4-0 at the Eastern Region Duals to help Slippery Rock record a 3-1 mark. He won two of his four matches by technical fall and outscored his opponents 46-7 for the day. Previous Winners: (11/26) Chris Jacobs, Kutz; (12/4) Rad Martinez, Clar; (12/11) JaMarr Billman, LHU; (1/8) Rad Martinez, Clar; (1/15) Nick Brumbaugh, Kutz; (1/22) Eric Mausser, Clar; (1/29) Josh Koscheck, Edin - PSAC OW; (2/5) Josh Millard, LHU
Name High School College

Doug Cieleski  Brookville Oklahoma
Jason Gilligan Brookville Lock Haven
Brad Cieleski  Brookville Slippery Rock
Dave Jackson   Brookville Slippery Rock
Keith Ferraro  Brookville Lock Haven
Jeremy Reitz   Brookville Clarion
Garrett Hurd   Brookville Corning Community College, NY
Mark Himes     Brookville Duquesne
Nathan Trice   Brookville Clarion
Warren Stout   Brookville Lehigh
Randy Stout    Brookville Cornell
Ben Darr       Brookville Merchant Marine Academy

Aaron Rendos  Brockway UPJ

Seth Fragale  Cameron County Edinboro
Doug McGraw   Cameron County Penn
Luke Fragale Cameron County Thaddeus Stevens Jon Carlson   Cameron County Lycoming
Adam Bickford Cameron County Lycoming

Nick Niznik   Clarion Slippery Rock

Kyle Greene     Clearfield Lycoming
Andrew Squires  Clearfield Lycoming
Jeremy Adams    Clearfield Lycoming

Aaron Wright    Coudersport Penn State
Nick Subido     Coudersport Lycoming
Abe Kightlinger Coudersport Slippery Rock

Garrett Bontempo DuBois Buffalo
Chad Hoare       DuBois Bloomsburg
Jim Perry        DuBois Clarion
Aaron Mitchell   DuBois Clarion
Mike Diaz        DuBois Clarion
David Hoare      DuBois Clarion

Randy Cimino Port Allegany Slippery Rock

Lenny McNeal  Redbank Valley Gannon
Anthony Adams Redbank Valley Waynesburg

Bruno Iorfido Ridgway UPJ
Dave Predko   Ridgway Lock Haven

Jason Radtke   Smethport Gannon
Denny Mitchell Smethport Clarion (not currently)

Dominic Surra  St. Marys Clarion
Josh Schmidt   St. Marys Case Western Reserve
David Fordoski St. Marys UPJ
Andy Surra     St. Marys UPJ
Josh Keebler   St. Marys UPJ

Kalen and Kaleb Fitch from Ridgway are playing football at Alfred University.
Alfred does not have a wrestling team.
Press Release

Doug Cieleski (Brookville 1996) has transferred from Slippery Rock University (SRU) to Oklahoma University for his senior year, where he has won the starting job at 157lbs. He defeated Mark Worthy, a 3-time New Jersey state champion and rated preseason #14 by AWN (I guess has was expected to win the starting job).
In 2001, Doug was 32-8 at SRU, the 5th most wins by any PSAC wrestler, placed 1st in the PSAC at 165, 1st in the East Regional Conference, and 1-2 at NCAA.
In 2000, he was 2nd in the PSAC at 157, 2nd in the East Regional Conference, and 0-2 at NCAA.


Here's a summary of information for former D9 wrestlers currently at Lock Haven. [courtesy of Eric Knapp] Sophomore Jason Gilligan (Brookville, 1999 AA state champion at 145) won the starting job at 157 for Lock Haven in their recent wrestle-off. Gilligan got the starting job part way through last season as a red-shirt freshman and posted a 14-9 record for LHU. He placed 3rd in the PSAC and 5th in the EWL championships, and was a wildcard qualifier to the NCAA Division I championships, going 0-2. Sophomore Keith Ferraro (Brookville, 1999 AA NW region #2 at 130) lost the wrestle-off final to Mike Maney (Bald Eagle Area, 1999 AAA state champion at 125) for the 141 slot at Lock Haven. Maney was 28-6 in 2000, placing 1st at PSAC, 2nd at EWL, and went 2-2 at the NCAA championships. Sophomore Dave Predko (Ridgway, 1999 AA state 4th place at 103) lost the wrestle-off final to senior Trap McCormick (Bald Eagle Nittany, ) at 125 for Lock Haven. Trap McCormick was 30-5 in 2000, placing 1st at PSAC, 4th at EWL (medical default; he was 1999 champion at 125), and went 2-2 at the NCAA championships. 11/11 - LHU Bald Eagle Wrestle-Offs Thomas Field House - Lock Haven, Pa. 125 Trap McCormack (Sr.) dec. Dave Predko (So.), 8-1 133 Chris Spealler (Sr.) dec. Victor Jackson (So.), 8-4 141 Mike Maney (So.) maj. dec. Keith Ferraro (So.), 16-5 149 JaMarr Billman (Sr.) - uncontested 157 Jason Gilligan (So.) maj. dec. Chris Haines (Sr.), 8-0 165 Charlie Brenneman (So.) maj. dec. Dan Thoman (Fr.), 14-3 174 Ed Pawlak (So.) dec. Eric O'Connor (Jr.), 5-2 184 Josh Millard (Sr.) wbf Mike Greenberg (So.), 2:35 197 Avery Zerkle (Sr.) vs. Jarred Dressler (So.) (to be decided at a later date) HWT Tim Boetsch (So.) dec. Brett Kleckner (Fr.-R), 2-1 sv
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