Manheim Central Holiday Tournament
Dec 28/ 29, 2001
District IX

Team standings

1. Easton (E) 276.5;
2. Parkland (P) 143;
3. Bald Eagle Area (BEA) 130.5;
4. Reynolds (Re) 126;
5. Cumberland Valley (CV) 117.5;
6. Central Mountain (CM) 101.5;
7. Shikellamy (S) 86.5;
8. Downingtown (Do) 77;
9. Dallastown (Da) 68.5;
10. Neshaminy (N) 62;
11. Lower Dauphin (LD) 54;
12. Bellefonte (B) 50;
Ridgway (Ri) 45.5;
14. Manheim Central (MC) 43.5.

Championship round

103: Morgan Baublitz (CV) dec. Matt Spengler (P) 3-2;
112: Chad Sportelli (E) maj. dec. Clint Shirk (BEA) 12-3;
119: Mike Sees (S) dec. Casey Moore (CM) 15-11;
125: Bryan Rizzo (E) dec. Travis Battles (Re) 7-3;
130: Matt Ciasulli (E) dec. Mike Reish (B) 9-2;
135: Mike Rogers (E) dec. Nate Cain (Do) 5-2;
140: Dan Brown (E) maj. dec. Brandon Guenot (BEA) 11-3;
145: Andy Hoffman (S) dec. Brad Herman (P) 9-4;
152: Neil Bretz (CV) dec. Kyle Huddle (P) 5-2;
160: Matt Lear (E) dec. Tyler McCall (CM) 6-4;
171: Nate Kopp (Da) dec. Lance Wilt (CM) 10-4;
189: Adam Atiyeh (P) dec. Marcus Millen (E) 8-7;
275: Zach Sheaffer (CV) dec. Joel Yoder (BEA) 1-0.

OW  -  Matt Ciasulli   (Easton)
Most Falls/Least Time - 
Chris Watts, 189,  (Lower Dauphin),  three in 5:44.
Fastest Fall - Nick Sommerfield,  171,  (Reynolds),  :17.
Most takedowns -  Dan Brown, 140, (Easton)  and  Neil Bretz, 152, (Cumberland Valley), both with 16 apiece.
Brotherhood of Wrestling Sportsmanship -  Mike Sees,  119,  (Shikellamy)


103 - 
Alex Krom  (Easton)  pinned  Jason Brown  (Reynolds),  2:14.
112 -  Jamie Thomas  (Cumberland Valley)  dec.  Alex Renn  (Shikellamy),  9-4.
119 -  Josh Anderson  (Ridgway)  pinned  Willy Drummond  (Easton),  2:02.
125 -  Nathan Summer  (Lower Dauphin)  dec.  Chris Lincoln  (Neshaminy),  5-3.
130 -  Brandon Murray  (Shikellamy)  dec.  Mark Fisher  (Bald Eagle Area),  8-6 OT.
135 -  Scott Maney  (Bald Eagle Area)  maj dec.  Tyler Middletown  (Reynolds), 10-2.
140 -  Brad Forbes  (Downingtown)  maj dec  Rob Melly  (Lower Dauphin),  10-1.
145 -  Sean Richmond  (Easton)  dec.  Eric Fisher  (Bald Eagle Area),  6-2  OT.
152 -  Isaac Csezmadia  (Easton)  dec.  Joel Davis  (Reynolds),  4-2.
160 -  Nick Gudia  (Parkland)  dec.  Jesse Tumpak  (Reynolds),  4-2.
171 -  Mike Heist  (Parkland)  dec.  Nick Sommerfield  (Reynolds),  5-3.
189 -  Tim Meyers  (Central Mountain)  dec.  Adam Nyman  (Bald Eagle Area),  5-0.
275 -  Jason Groller  (Easton)  dec.  Jason Loughridge  (Parkland),  5-1.


103 - 
Andrew Adams  (Downingtown)  pinned  Dan Vuono  (Dallastown),  2:15
112 -  Garrett Barbush  (Manheim Central)  dec.  Jake Habel  (Reynolds),  10-4.
119 -  Paul Girafalo  (Dallastown)  dec.  Chris White  (Reynolds), 6-0.
125 -  Chris Stine  (Dallastown)  dec.  Mazan Kholi  (Parkland),  7-4.
130 -  Justin Hollobaugh  (Reynolds)  won by forfiet.
135 -  Tony Jones  (Bellefonte)  won by forfiet.
140 -  Owen Brickell  (Reynolds)  maj dec.  Brian Scott  (Cumberland Valley),  8-0.
145 -  Pat Warusz  (Neshaminy)  dec.  Ben Young  (Downingtown),  2-1  OT.
152 -  Graham Horner  (Ridgway)  dec.  Tyler Roan  (Bellefonte),  7-0.
160 -  Justin Terhune  (Dallastown)  pinned  Bill Hunt  (Neshaminy),  2:32.
171 -  Matt Pizzaro  (Easton)  dec.  David Ochoa  (Manheim Central),  3-2.
189 -  Chris Watts  (Lower Dauphin)  pinned  Joe Eckenroth  (Bellefonte),  :23.
275 -  Geoff Donahue  (Neshaminy)  dec.  Joe Kemper  (Dallastown),  8-1.        

reported by Joe "Skindog" Walker

Three sophomores lead way for Eagles

Cumberland Valley came home with three champions after Saturday night's finals of the Manheim Central Holiday Tournament.

Sophomores Morgan Baublitz, Neil Bretz and Zach Sheaffer led the Eagles to a fifth-place finish in the team race. Easton, one of the nation's top-ranked teams, was a runaway winner with 276.5 points. The Red Rovers had six individual champions and one second-place finish.

Parkland finished second to fellow District 11 member Easton, scoring 143 points and one individual champion. Adam Atiyeh decisioned Easton's Marcus Millen 8-7 in the 189-pound final.

Bald Eagle Area was third with 130.5 points, followed by Reynolds with 126 and CV with 117.5. Mid-Penn Colonial Division member Lower Dauphin finished 11th with 54 points.

Baublitz gave the Eagles the evening's first champion when he defeated Parkland's Matt Spengler 3-2. Bretz took the 152-pound title with a 5-2 decision over Parkland's Kyle Huddle. Sheaffer wrapped up the finals with a 1-0 victory over Joel Yoder of Bald Eagle Area.

Easton's Mat Ciasulli, a two-time defending PIAA champion, was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler. Ciasulli won the 130-pound title with a 9-2 decision over Mike Reish of Bellefonte. Ciasulli was the seond of four consecutive Easton champions from 125 to 140 pounds.

CV (5-0, 6-0) returns to Colonial Division action Thursday when the Eagles visit division co-leader and fellow-unbeaten Central Dauphin at 6 p.m.

courtesy Center Daily Times

Eagle coach Dick Rhoades gave his team a passing grade for its third-place finish but it wasn't an honor roll performance.

"Maybe a C-plus or a B,'' he said, "We just didn't have enough good efforts and we didn't win it. We finished third and 11 other teams would have loved to do that. And placing seven wasn't bad. But this year it would have taken 13 and then some to win it.''

In addition to its finalists BEA had four other placewinners. Scott Maney took third at 135 while Mark Fisher was fourth at 130, Eric Fisher was fourth at 145 and Adam Nyman was fourth at 189.

Clint Shirk was majored by Easton's Chad Sportelli in the finals at 112, while Brandon Guenot was also majored by an Easton wrestler in the finals, losing to Dan Brown. Joel Yoder dropped a 1-0 decision to Zack Sheaffer of Cumberland Valley in the finals.

"Joel lost a tough one,'' Rhoades said. "I thought he had the takedown at the end to win it but the referee didn't agree. But Joel has to learn that you can't wait until the end of the match to start wrestling. He had a good tournament except for the finals.

"Brandon lost to Brown down here last year in the finals. He got the first takedown tonight but then he got caught for five points and that sort of took him out of his game.

"And Shirky wrestled Sportelli, who's pretty darned tough. We didn't hit any patsies out there tonight. But the bottom line is, we just didn't get the job done.''

For Bellefonte, Tony Jones finished fifth at 135, Tyler Roan was sixth at 152 and Joe Eckenroth was sixth at 189.

"For those three to come into this tournament unseeded and place is a real feather in their cap,'' said Raider coach Larry Walker. "Some of our kids really responded here and hopefully that will carry over when we get back home.''

Ciasulli controlled Reish most of the way as he became the 11th wrestler to win three Manheim titles.

"That kid's at a different level,'' Walker said. "There's not a kid in this state who can beat him. But that loss will help Mike more than it will hurt him. He was in it, did some good things, but a couple of flurries hurt him.''

District IX      Ridgway