Leonard Selected to Represent Team New York in Prelim to the Prestigious Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic; Gartiser to Serve as Assistant Coach

Congratulation to Cornwall senior Will Leonard and Monroe Woodbury coach John Gartiser for being selected to take part in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic! Leonard will be wrestling at 220 pounds for Team New York where Gartiser will serve as one of the assistant coaches. The event takes place tonight, Friday 3/15, and can be watched live on FloWrestling beginning at 6:00 PM.

An invitation to the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, formerly the Dapper Dan Classic, is one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed upon a high school wrestler. The main event of the Classic, now in its 44th year, pits an all-star team of seniors from the US against an all-star team of seniors from Pennsylvania. In a preliminary dual, an all-star team of seniors from Western PA (WPIAL) squares off against an all-star team of seniors from another state – this year Western PA will be taking on Team New York! Let’s take a look at the teams that will be competing in this year’s Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic!

Prelim – Team New York vs Team WPIAL

Team New York
113 – Terry Adams (Monsignor Farrell, CHSAA) 3rd NYS D1
120 – James Ryan (Monsignor Farrell, CHSAA) 1st NYS D1
126 – Tyler Kellison (CBA, Section 3) 2nd NYS D1
132 – Alex Samson (Victor, Section 5) 1st NYS D1
138 – John Worthing (Tioga, Section 4) 1st NYS D2
145 – Hunter Shaut (Central Valley, Section 3) 1st NYS D2
152 – Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg, Section 2) 1st NYS D2
160 – Charlie Grygas (Duanesburg, Section 2) 3rd NYS D2
170 – Aaron Wolk (Horace Greeley, Section 1) 1st NYS D1
182 – Patrick Welsh (Olean, Section 6) 5th NYS D1
195 – Robbie Penhollow (Falconer, Section 6) 1st NYS D2
220 – Will Leonard (Cornwall, Section 9) 1st NYS D1
285 – Joey Slackman (Commack, Section 11) 1st NYS D1
Coaches: Rich Romeo, John Leone, John Gartiser

113 – Marino Angeliccio (Greater Latrobe) dnp PA
120 – Kyle Burkholder (Hempfield) 5th PA
126 – Kenny Hayman (Canon McMillan) 4th PA
132 – Colton Camacho (Franklin Regional) 2nd PA
138 – Nick Coy (Penn Trafford) 7th PA
145 – John Rocco Kazalas (Quaker Valley) 5th PA
152 – Cam Connor (Kiski Area) 2nd PA
160 – Colby Morris (Waynesburg) dnp PA
170 – Christian Clutter (McGuffey) 2nd PA
182 – Scott Joll (Belle Vernon) 3rd PA
195 – John Vargo (Bentworth) 5th PA
220 – Ogden Atwood (Armstrong) 8th PA
285 – Jake Slinger (Upper St. Claire) 2nd PA

The Main Event – Team USA vs Team Pennsylvania

Team USA
113 – Kurt McHenry (St. Pauls, MD) 3X National Prep Champ
120 – Eric Barnett (Hortonville, WI) 3X WI Champ
126 – Mike Colaiocco (Blair, NJ) 2X National Prep Champ
132 – Luke Baughman (Wadsworth, OH) 2019 5th in OH
138 – Jo Jo Aragona (Pope John, NJ) 1X NJ Champ
145 – Kevon Davenport (Detroit Catholic, MI) 4X MI Champ
152 – Cameron Amine (Detroit Catholic, MI) 3X MI Champ
160 – Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg, NY) 1X NY Champ
170 – Julian Ramirez (Blair, NJ) 3X National Prep Champ
182 – Abe Assad (Glenbard North, IL) 2X IL Champ
195 – Devin Winston (Park Hill, MO) 2X MO Champ
220 – Owen Trephan (Blair, NJ) 1X National Prep, 2X SC Champ
285 – John Birchmeier (Broad Run, VA) 4X VA Champ

Team Pennsylvania
113 – Beau Bayless (Reynolds) 1X PA Champ
120 – Sean Pierson (Nazareth) 1X PA Champ
126 – Darren Miller (Kiski Area) 1X PA Champ
132 – Julian Chlebove (Northhampton) 3X PA Champ
138 – Jacob Ealy (Hopewell) 1X PA Champ
145 – Ryan Anderson (Bethlehem Catholic) 2X PA Champ
152 – Ryan Vulakh (Pope John Paul) 1X PA Champ
160 – Dan Mancini (Owen J. Roberts) 1X PA Champ
170 – Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) 2X PA Champ
182 – Carter Starocci (Cathedral Prep) 2X PA Champ
195 – Donovon Ball (Cedar Cliff) 2019 2nd in PA
220 – Jacob McMaster (Greenville) 1X PA Champ
285 – Kawaun DeBoe (Cathedral Prep) 1X PA Champ

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