First Posted: 1/6/2013
Six local wrestlers reached championship finals bouts last night in the Wyoming Valley Individuals Tournament at Lake Lehman. At 120 it was PA's Tyler Lutecki against John Lagoski of Valley West. At 126 WA's Andrew Schutz wrestled Kyle Kresavage of Valley West. At 138 WA's Nick Heck wrestled Nathan Cheek of Valley West. At 160 PA's Angelo Lussi wrestled Logan Brace of Dallas. At 195 PA's John Minch wrestled Andrew Muckin of Tunkhannock. And at 220 PA's Jake Vaxmonsky wrestled Zachary Faust of GAR
In the consolation round yesterday afternoon, Wyoming Area's Patrick Heck won third place at 106 with a 3-2 win over Nick Yankoski of Coughlin; PA's Justin Wilk won third at 152 with a win over Dan Bove of Hazleton; PA's Sam Falcone took third at 170 with a win over Derek Dragon of Lake Lehman and WA's Jude Polit-Moran lost to Steve Longazel of Hazleton for third at 182.
WA's Carmen Mauriello finished fourth at 132. At 145 PA's Kevin Wesoloski was fifth and at 285 PA's Brian Modzienski was in the fifth place bout at press time.
Last weekend the Pittston Area wrestlers were in the Buckskin Classic at Conestoga High School where they were 15th in a field of 25th out of 25 teams from wrestling hot bed Southeastern PA and teams from Delaware and Virginia.
Dallas and Crestwood were also entered finishing 17th and 23rd.
The Patriots crowned one champion. Angelo Lussi won the title at 152 pounds. In the semis Lussi decisioned Adam Moser from Owen J. Roberts high school, 3-1. OJR from Chester County won the team title.
In the championship Lussi defeated Max Wilt of Ceasar Rodney High School in Delaware. In earlier rounds he defeated wrestlers from host Conestoga Valley, 8th in the team standings and Westfield Virginia, third in the team standings.
PA's Tyler Lutecki reached the third place bout at 120 against Pat Callaghan (Marple Newtown, Newtown Square, Delaware County) and lost 5-4 to finish fourth.
Last weekend WA's Andy Schutz won the 126-pound title in the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tournament. Schutz defeated Wyalusing's Brandon Kelley 6-1 in the title bout.
Also for WA, Nicholas Heck took third place at 138, Freshman Pat Heck took fifth at 106 and Carmen Mauriello took sixth at 132.
The Warriors were 11th in the 21 team field with 71 points.
Wyoming Area at GAR
Pittston Area at Coughlin
Pittston Area at Valley West