Area wrestlers ready for regionals
Area wrestlers take the last step before states as they compete at the Northeast Regionals starting today at Williamsport High School.
The quarterfinals begin at 6 p.m. today and action continues Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. with the parade of champions, followed by the finals and third-place matches taking place on two mats to follow.
The top three finishers from regionals, featuring wrestlers from Districts 2 and 4, will advance to Hershey next week for states.
Here's a look at key matchups and matchups involving local wrestlers.
District champion Zack LeBarron of Warrior Run is the top overall seed at 32-0 and he opens with Midd-West's Corey Stauffer, the fifth-place finisher from District 4.
Angelo Barberio of Muncy (33-7) is the District 4 runner-up.
Troy's Ethan Calkins was third at districts (30-5) and he opens with District 2 runner-up John Tomasura of Lake-Lehman (27-6).
The District 4 champion is Eric Hunt of Warrior Run (32-4) and the District 2 champ is A.J. Luton of G.A.R. (26-5)
Wyalusing's Collin Edsell was the third-place finisher in District 4 at 30-4 and he opens with District 2 runner-up Zeb MacMillan of Lake Lehman (17-6).
The District 4 champion is Benton's Matt Welliver (32-8) and Carm Mauriello of Wyoming Area (21-9) is the District 2 champion.
Williamson's Logan Everett (33-1) is the district runner-up and he takes on District 2 third-place finisher Troy Maby of Blue Ridge (19-7).
Kent Lane of Southern Columbia (34-0) defeated Everett in the district final last week and is the top overall seed at 34-0, while the District 2 top seed is Andrew Schultz of Wyoming Area (23-2).
Williamson's Trevor McWhorter (32-4) was third at districts and he opens with Blue Ridge's Zach Edwards, the District 2 runner-up.
District 4 champion Cole Walter of Mifflinburg (32-3) is the top overall seed and Austin Harry of Lake-Lehman (34-0) is the District 2 champ.
Benton's Zain Retherford (40-0) is the top overall seed and Nick Heck of Wyoming Area (29-1) is the District 2 champion.
Seth Lansberry of Line Mountain (33-3) is the District 4 runner-up.
Williamson's Billy Barnes (33-1) is the District 4 runner-up and he opens with District 2 third-place finisher Victor Rosa of Lackawanna Trail (20-6).
Colt Cotten of Benton beat Barnes in the district final and is the top overall seed at 37-5 and Manny Mirailh of Western Wayne (25-4) is the District 2 champ.
Towanda's Dayton Wickwire was the District 4 fifth-place finisher and he opens with top seed Ryan Preisch of Milton (26-4) the District 4 champ.
Troy's Nick Stephani was fourth at districts (31-3) and he opens with District 2 champ Beau Fuller of Western Wayne (27-15).
Sayre's Kyle Post was fourth at districts and he opens with District champ T.J. Cistrunk of Meyers (29-6).
District 4 champ Ty Walter of Mifflinburg (29-3) is the top overall seed.
Lake Lehman's Derek Dragon (31-6) the District 2 champ is the top overall seed at 31-6.
Ben Minnich of North Penn (30-5) is the District 4 runner-up and he opens with District 2 third-place finisher Nick O'Brien of Wyoming Area (7-3).
R.C. Hunter of Williamson (29-6) was third at districts and he opens with District 2 runner-up Brandon Hadden of Western Wayne (24-9).
Alex Lieberman of Midd-West is the District 4 champion at 31-5.
Canton's Garrett Wesneski was third at districts (29-1) and he opens with District 2 runner-up Isaiah Ofalt of Elk Lake (25-9).
Wyalusing's Justin Griffith (26-13) was fifth at districts and he opens with District 4 champ, and top overall seed, Troy Hembury of Muncy (36-1).
Milton's Ryan Solomon is the top overall seed at 33-0. The District 4 champ is a returning state champ and he opens with Canton's Connor Route (29-6), the fifth-place finisher in District 4.
Wellsboro's Chad Daugherty was the District 4 runner-up and he opens with Mike Weircinski of Scranton Prep (26-9), the third-place finisher in District 2.
Conner Rosensweet of Western Wayne (30-8) is the District 2 champ.
Wyalusing's Dylan Otis is the District 4 runner-up at 32-2 and he opens with District 2 third-place finisher Kody Pachamovitch of Lake-Lehman (11-10).
District 4 champ Lewisburg's Brandon Smith (30-1) is the top overall seed. Zach Faust of G.A.R. is the District 2 champ (32-3).
Wyalusing's Dalton Chilson (30-8) is the fifth-place finisher in District 4 and he takes on top overall seed Nazar Mironenko (31-3), the District 4 champ and a returning state champ.
North Penn's Nate Kriner (31-4) is the District 4 fourth-place finisher and he takes on District 2 champ Dustin Jones of Lake-Lehman (22-8).