NTL has 15 wrestlers into District semis
WILLIAMSPORT - The NTL had 15 wrestlers earn a semi-final berth in District IV Championship action Friday.
Williamson led the way with four wrestlers getting through.
At 126 Warrior Logan Everett scored an 11-4 decision over Midd-West's Tanner Ebright, at 132 teammate Trevor McWhorter major decisioned Bloomsburg's Cody Klinger 9-1, at 145 Billy Barnes edged Hughesville's Dakota Nixon 1-0 and at 170 RC Hunter decisioned Line Mountain's Erik Smeltz 11-5.
Wyalusing had three make it to the semi-finals.
At 120 Collin Edsell scored a 7-2 decision over Hughesville's Zach Fry, at 220 Dylan Otis pinned Shamokin's Zach Biddiscombe in 5:30 and at 285 Dalton Chilson scored a 4-1 decision over Bloomsburg's Jordan Troup.
The Trojans had two get through.
At 113 Troy's Ethan Calkins scored a 9-1 major decision over Lewisburg's Jordan Gessner to advance while teammate Nick Stephani decisioned Benton's Dominic Vitale 2-0 at 152 pounds.
Canton got two as well.
At 182 Garrett Wesneski scored a 5-3 decision over Benton's Logan Womelsdorf and at 195 Connor Route scored an 18-3 technical fall over Troy's Briar Jenkins, 18-3 in 4:47.
North Penn had two in the upper weights reach the semi-finals.
At 170 Ben Minnich scored a 7-3 decision over Hughesville's
Robert White while at 285 Nate Kriner defeated Towanda's Talon Curry 3-0.
Wellsboro's Chad Daugherty reached the semi-finals at 195 with a major decision over Montoursville's Lucas Shaheen 9-0 and Sayre's Kyle Post scored a 1-0 decision over Williamson's Mike Presto to reach the semi-finals.
Earning preliminary wins but falling in the quarterfinals were Williamson's Carl Gorg (120), North Penn's Charlie Andrews (126), Wyalusing's Justin Haley (132), Wyalusing's Dave Brown (138), Wellsboro's Brandon Owlett (145), Presto (160), Towanda's Justin Hunsinger (160), Troy's Landis Zimmerman (170), Terry (195), Jenkins (195), Wellsboro's Eli Kennedy (220), Northeast Bradford's Richard Forbes (220) and Curry (285).
Wrestling continues today at 8:30 a.m. with the Elmination consolation round. The evening matches begin at 4 p.m. with the parade of champions at 5:30 p.m. back at Williamsport High School.