SHARON — Six Curwensville Golden Tide wrestlers made the trip to Sharon High School to compete in the North West AA Regionals and after the first day of action, two have reached the semifinals and are one win away from securing a trip to the PIAA AA State Wrestling Championships in Hershey next week.
With the other four wrestlers sitting in the consolations, and still possess the ability to finish in the top-4 to also advance to Hershey, the Tide sit in 10th place, with 19 points, out of 39 teams represented. The Tide overall went 3-4 on the day. Brookville sits atop of the team standings with 57 points.
113 pound senior Jake Carfley and 152 pound sophomore Logan Aughenbaugh each had a first round bye and then won their lone match on the day to reach Saturday morning’s semifinal.
Carfley (22-6) defeated Mercer’s Carter Wise (24-9) by a 7-2 score and will meet Saegertown’s Hunter Robison (31-3) in the semifinals.
Aughenbaugh (23-6) had a much easier go of it in the quarterfinals as he pinned Clay Thomas (30-11) from Union City in 1:07. Aughenbaugh’s semifinal opponent is Reynolds’ Kane Kettering (29-8).
At 106, junior Damian Brady (26-10) was pinned in his first match by Cochranton’s Kyle Lantz (26-10). He will meet Northwestern’s Sierra Chiesa (29-11) in his first consolation bout.
132 pound junior Nik Fegert (24-11) earned an 11-2 major decision over Damion Kinney (22-17) from Corry, before being defeated 6-0 by Commodore Perry’s Wyatt Lazzar (29-5). Fegert will look to mover through the wrestlebacks when he faces off with Cambridge Springs’ Brody Beck (28-15).
Senior Zach Shaffer (17-15) lost 7-3 to Northwestern’s Lloyd Fountain (30-14) in his first match and will meet Sharpsville’s Caullin Summers (29-8) in his first consolation match.
And, lastly, 189 pound sophomore Alex Shaffer (17-12) was pinned by Ben Campbell (25-14) of Nortwestern in his first match and goes up against Fort LeBoeuf’s Danny Church (30-9) in the first round of the consies.
Complete results courtesty PA-Wrestling.com can be found by clicking HERE.
Complete Curwensville results courtesy PA-Wrestling.com:
Championship Round 1
106 – Kyle Lantz (Cochranton) pinned Damian Brady, 2:50
132 – Nik Fegert maj. dec. Damion Kinney (Corry Area), 11-2
145 – Lloyd Fountain (Northwestern) dec. Zach Shaffer, 7-3
189 – Ben Campbell (Northwestern) pinned Alex Shaffer, 2:50
113 – Jacob Carfley dec. Carter Wise (Mercer), 7-2
132 – Wyatt Lazzar (Commodore Perry) dec. Nik Fegert, 6-0
152 – Logan Augenbaugh pinned Clay Thomas (Union City), 1:07
Curwensville wrestlers in BOLD