SV had a great weekend of wrestling at ALL levels! 12 HS Qualify to WPIALS, 6 JH Qualify to States, and the Youth win both the WAWA Open and Novice Tournaments!!! Let's Go Raiders!
HS Results: The HS team competed in the WPIAL AAA Section 3 Championships on Saturday at Fox Chapel. The team qualified 12 out of 14 weights to the WPIAL Tournament this coming weekend. Placing and qualifying for the Raiders were Tyler Chappell (1st), Hunter Swedish (2nd), Dylan Chappell (1st), Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (1st), Chanz Shearer (2nd), Antonio Amelio (2nd), Drew Vlasnik (3rd), Liam Volk-Klos (2nd), Pat Johnson (5th), Caden Leighty (4th), Nick Funovits (5th), and Davin Beahm (4th). The WPIAL Tournament is Friday and Saturday Feb 28-29 at Canon-Mac. Good Luck, Raiders!
JH Results: The JH team individuals competed in the Area VII State Qualifier at Chartiers Valley on Sunday. The Raiders have 6 JH State Qualifiers (Top 3 for boys and Champion only for girls) and had 10 wrestlers place in the Top 4 of their weight class. Qualifying to JH States were Connor Smith (1st), Brooks Beres (2nd), Teagan Leighty (2nd), TJ Border (2nd), Jake Dappolonia (3rd), and Izzy Leighty (1st). Other top 4 placers were Jake Eubanks (4th), Logan Armstrong (4th), Natalie Tofanelli (3rd, and Jocelyn Rupert (2nd). JH States is Saturday and Sunday Feb 29-Mar 1 in Johnstown. Good Luck, Raiders!
Youth Results: The Youth Open Wrestlers brought home the WAWA League Championship this weekend for the first time in several years. The Top 8 teams in the WAWA Open were SV (139), Central Valley (125), West Allegheny (116), Quaker Valley (111), Moon (109), Canon-Mac (94), Butler (85), and Oak Glen (82). Placing for the Open squad were Jaxon Stevens (1st), Dom Mignanelli (2nd), Grey Rothrock (2nd), Cooper Beres (2nd), Riley Smith (3rd), Ezekiel Hardy (3rd), Cam Grupp (4th), Corey Shotter (1st), Gabe Johnson (1st), James Bidoli (1st), Zach Hill (1st), Zak Ross (2nd), Tommy Wuycheck (3rd), Joey Felitsky (4th), and Quinlan Carney (6th). The SV Novice squad also won the WAWA Novice Tournament Championship. Place winners for the Novice Squad were Broncston Borghi (3rd), Carter Temple (2nd), Charlie Stevens (3rd), Decklan Murcko (3rd), James Long (4th), Logan Myers (3rd), Ryder Waller (4th), Alex Dressler (4th), Cael Waltemire (1st), Dominic Beige (4th), Micah Baker (3rd), Morgan Temple (2nd), Tony Anglero (4th), Zacary Lockman (1st), Aaron Hardy (3rd), Gianni Finley (4th), Kale Baker (2nd), Mimi Skowronski (3rd), Parker Brodmerkel (1st), Preston Robinson (1st), Cole Matthews (2nd), Dean Sauers (4th), Easton Rice (2nd), Jackson Matthews (1st), Jake Skowronski (3rd), Kody Moore (4th), and Oliver Deaton (4th). The FUTURE is BRIGHT!!! As a reminder the youth will only practice for 2 more weeks and they will be on Monday and Wednesday 6:30-8pm in the Field House. Anyone competing in the Area VII Tournament or any other tournament coming up are ALL welcome to come practice....it doesn't matter what level you are.
HS Results: The HS team did not wrestle this week. They are next in action for the Individual Section Tournament to qualify for WPIALS on Feb 22nd.
JH Results: The JH team finished tied for 6th place in the 54 team JH WPIAL District 7 Tournament this weekend. Place winners for the Raiders were Wayne Pirt (2nd), TJ Border (2nd), Connor Smith (4th), and Jake Eubanks (8th). The trek to JH States begins this Sunday at the Area VII State Qualifier Tournament at Chartiers Valley. All JH wrestlers are encouraged to participate.
Youth Results: The Youth Wrestlers finished up the WAWA regular season with their last league match at REC on Saturday. The Youth Open Dual Team then competed on Sunday at the 9 team Edinboro Youth Duals going 4-0 and finishing in 1st place. Dual match scores were SV 32 Ft LeBouef 25, SV 42 Hickory 24, SV 47 Corry 14, and SV 34 Oil City 25. The SV Youth wrestlers are next in action at the WAWA Open and Novice Tournaments at the Golden Dome at CCBC this coming weekend. If I missed anyone, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
Franklin Open: Jackson Habel (2nd), Dom Mignanelli (1st), Grey Rothrock (2nd), Zak Ross (1st)
Seneca Valley Raiders finish Dual Season Top 6 in State for 2nd time in 3 years!
HS Results: The HS team made a great run this weekend in the PIAA AAA Dual Team Championships in Hershey, falling just short of their goals! For the 2nd time in 3 years, the Raiders made it to the consi-semis before falling, finishing in the Top 6 of the State in AAA. In the Round of 16, the Raiders defeated State College 34-29. The Raiders fell to Nazareth (the eventual Champ) in the quarterfinals 50-10. In the consolation bracket, Seneca Valley defeated Central Dauphin 37-28 and Spring Ford 34-27. In the consi-semis, the Raiders fell just short, losing 33-31 to Bethlehem Catholic which later finished in 3rd place. The coaches and wrestlers made us all proud by competing to their best and giving it their all! Thank you for the great dual season and excitement this past weekend!!! The HS Varsity team will continue their season trying to maximize the number of wrestlers earning a spot back to Hershey for Individual States with Individual Sections beginning on Feb 22nd.
JH Results: The JH team did not compete this week. The JH team will next be in action on Tuesday Feb 12th at 3:30pm at Canon-Mac for a dual meet. They will then compete in the JH WPIAL tournament on Friday and Saturday in Norwin to close out the regular season before their trek to JH States in Johnstown begins.
Youth Results: The Youth Wrestlers wrestled great this weekend in Butler at a WAWA League Match. Several wrestlers also competed well at individual tournaments throughout the state. If I missed anyone, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
Corry Kids Open: Riley Smith (1st), Zach Hill (1st), Connor Smith (1st), Jimmy Bidoli (2nd), Jake Eubanks (4th)
Sharon Novice: Ryder Waller (1st), Cooper Habel (3rd), Alex Dressler (3rd), Liam Shipley (3rd), Landon Shipley (3rd), Aydin Shipley (1st), Kale Baker (1st), Micah Baker (4th), Dean Sauers (1st)
Sharon Open: Jackson Habel (3rd), Dominic Mignanelli (4th), Grey Rothrock (2nd), Jaxon Stevens (3rd), Jimmy Bidoli (3rd)
Trinity Odd Age: Jack Tofanelli (3rd), Jake Eubanks (4th), Zak Ross (1st)
Slippery Rock Open: Corey Shotter (1st), Joey Felitsky (1st)
College Update: Congratulations to Antonio Amelio who at the end of last week verbally committed to Bucknell University to continue his academic and wrestling careers!!! From this year’s varsity team, that is now Drew V. to Chicago, Ale H-R to Oklahoma, Dylan C. to Bucknell, and now Antonio A. to Bucknell. And we can’t forget our statistician Maddie Montalbano who will be headed to Ohio University for Diving!
Seneca Valley HS Team going to Hershey for 3rd Year in a row for Team States!!! Good Luck, Raiders!
HS Results: The HS team finished as the WPIAL AAA Team Runners-up on Saturday in Norwin qualifying to Team States for the 3rd year in a row! The HS team wrestled in the WPIAL Team Semi-Finals on Wednesday at home. They advanced to the Saturday WPIAL Team Finals with wins are Franklin Regional 59-10 and Thomas Jefferson 42-20. On Saturday in the semi-finals of the WPIAL Team Finals SV defeated Canon-Mac 31-30. The WPIAL Championship match was tight throughout, coming down to the final bout, before SV fell to Waynesburg 33-30. SV qualifies to the PIAA AAA State Dual Team Tournament which begins on Thursday Feb 6th in Hershey. Brackets can be found at https://www.piaa.org/sports/championship_details.aspx?sport=wrestling. Their first match will be against State College. If they win that, they will advance to the quarterfinals on Friday against most likely the top ranked team in the state, Nazareth.
JH Results: The JH team did not compete this week. The JH team will next be in action on Tuesday Feb 12th at 3:30pm at Canon-Mac for a dual meet.
Youth Results: RSVP by Thursday for REC League Match on Feb 15th. If I missed anyone, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
NA 1st Year: Logan Myers (4th), Carter Temple (3rd), Morgan Temple (1st), Cole Matthews (3rd), Dean Sauers (2nd), Greg Chiusano (2nd)
BLUE OUT ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE HS WPIAL SEMI-FINALS….6PM!!! Be there to support the team on their run to the State Team Tournament!!!
General Info: If anyone is interested in getting into the SV Wrestling Super Bowl Pool, you can contact Coach Kevin Wildrick. He posted information on the Friends of Seneca Valley Wrestling Facebook Page.
HS Results: The HS team wrestled in the Team Section Tournament on Wednesday at NA, winning the section for the 3rd straight year. They first beat Hampton 50-18 and then North Allegheny in the Section Championship 40-24. That set the team up to be the 2nd seed in the WPIAL Team Tournament. They will wrestle on Wednesday at home in the WPIAL Semi-Finals at 6pm against Franklin Regional/Trinity and then if they win they will wrestle the winner of Thomas Jefferson/Butler in the quarterfinals at 7:15pm. If they win both of those matches, they will wrestle in the WPIAL Team Finals on Saturday Feb 1st at Norwin at 4pm & 6pm. The top 3 (out of 4) on Saturday qualify to the PIAA Team State Tournament the following weekend in Hershey. The Raiders also sent a partial HS team to the Brooke, WV Tournament. Placing for the Raiders were Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (1st), Dylan Chappel (1st), Tyler Chappel (2nd), Antonio Amelio (2nd), Hunter Swedish (3rd), Liam Volk-Klos (4th), Drew Vlasnik (6th), and Evan Vetter (8th).
JH Results: The JH team wrestled in the always tough North Allegheny JH Tournament on Saturday, placing 4th out of 31 teams. The top 5 teams at the tournament were St. Edward 173, Ft. LeBoeuf 165, Plum 163.5, SV 150, Clearfield 122. Placing for the Raiders were TJ Border (1st), Connor Smith (4th), Teagan Leighty (4th), Brooks Beres (5th), and Logan Armstrong (5th). The JH team will next be in action on Tuesday Feb 12th at 3:30pm at Canon-Mac for a dual meet.
Youth Results: THERE IS NO PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAY! We would like all youth wrestlers to go to the HS matches at 6pm & 7:15pm at the SV HS. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Feb 8 Butler League WAWA Match by this Thursday! It is great to see how we represented at the South Fayette Tournaments this weekend!!! If I missed anyone, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
Forth Cherry Odd Age: Zak Ross (1st), Joey Felitsky (2nd), Jack Tofanelli (3rd)
South Fayette 1st Year: SV Team 1st place
South Fayette 2nd/3rd Year: SV Team 2nd place
South Fayette 1st/2nd/3rd Year placers: Ryder Waller (4th), Broncston Borghi (2nd), Zac Lockman (1st), Dean Sauers (2nd), Nick Johns (1st), Kaden Kyes (4th), Jake Skowronski (2nd), Morgan Temple (2nd), Carter Temple (2nd), Jackson Matthews (1st), Cole Matthews (2nd), Cam Grupp (2nd), Kaiden Corrigan (3rd), Kody Moore (3rd), Greg Chuisano (2nd), Jaxon Stevens (3rd), Charlie Stevens (4th), Jackson Habel (2nd), Dominic Mignanelli (2nd), Mason Purvis (1st), Easton Rice (3rd), Parker Brodmerkel (2nd), Micah Baker (1st), Kale Baker (1st), Gianni Finley (2nd), Matthew Cornely (4th)
South Fayette Odd Age: Cooper Habel (1st), Riley Smith (1st), Jimmy Bidoli (2nd), Jackson Habel (3rd), Dominic Mignanelli (3rd), Tommy Wuycheck (3rd), Ryder Waller (4th), Corey Shotter (4th)
HS Results: The HS team beat Pine Richland in section dual action on Wednesday night 59-15. The HS is wrestling in the Team Section Tournament on Wednesday Jan 22nd at North Allegheny HS. Match times are 6pm vs Hampton and 7:15pm vs NA/Butler. The team will then travel to Brooke, WV on Saturday Jan 25th for the Brooke Tournament. The WPIAL Team matches will continue on possibly Monday Jan 27 with Wed Jan 29 being the WPIAL Team Semi-Finals and Sat Feb 1 being the WPIAL Team finals to go to Team States.
JH Results: The JH team beat Pine Richland Wednesday night 50-30. They then wrestled in the toughest Middle School Tournament in PA at Bellefonte over the weekend. The team wrestled well, finishing in 7th place out of 18 teams. Placing for SV were TJ Border (1st), Rylan Wagner (2nd), Connor Smith (2nd), Teagan Leighty (3rd), Brooks Beres (4th), and Joe Cornely (6th). Full results are on FloWrestling. I personally would like to thank all of the parents who stuck around and supported the kids even after their son was knocked out of the tournament. That shows a great respect for the kids, personifies the team aspect of being there for your teammates, and shows how these kids want to be there for each other. It is greatly appreciated by me, the other coaches, and the kids and parents. THANK YOU! The JH team is next in action on Saturday Jan 25th at the always tough one day North Allegheny Tournament that pulls some of the best teams from western PA and eastern OH.
Youth Results: THERE IS NO PRACTICE ON MONDAY 1/20 DUE TO NO SCHOOL! Don’t forget to RSVP for the Feb 1 Hopewell WAWA League Match by this Thursday! You can access that from the calendar on our SVWA website. The SV Youth wrestled at Central Valley this weekend in their second WAWA League Match and showed improvement from last week which is what we like to see. If I missed anyone below from tournaments, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
Mt. Lebanon Open: Zach Hill (1st)
Avonworth Odd Age Open: Jackson Habel (1st), Branson May (4th)
Wed Jan 22: HS @ North Allegheny HS Team Sections vs Hampton at 6pm and NA/Butler at 7:15pm
Sat Jan 25: HS @ Brooke, WV HS Tournament
Sat Jan 25: JH @ North Allegheny JH Tournament
Sat Jan 25: NO YOUTH WAWA LEAGUE MATCH. We would like everyone to go to one of the South Fayette Tournaments on Saturday or Sunday!!! They all count toward WAWA points to be eligible for the end of year WAWA tournament.
Sat Jan 25: South Fayette 1st Year and 2nd/3rd Year Tourneys (Counts for WAWA Point)
Sat Jan 25: Fort Cherry Odd Age Tournament
Sat Jan 25: Charleroi Novice Tournament
Sun Jan 26: South Fayette Odd Age Tournament (Counts for WAWA Point)
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We want to thank EVERYONE who helped make the youth events happen this weekend! Things even seemed to go well despite the bleachers in the MPR not pulling out due to mechanical/electrical issues. Thank you for setting up and tearing down the mats! Thank you for working in the concession stand, at the admissions table, working the mat tables, making food runs, and cleaning up the gyms afterwards! Thank you to the Middle School wrestlers who helped work tables on Saturday and moved the mat from the basement! Thank you to the High School wrestlers who helped move the HS mat to and from the HS and worked mat tables on Sunday! Thank you to everyone who helped out! It is greatly appreciated by the whole association, boosters, and coaches at every level. Events like that can’t happen without everyone pitching in like we all did! We had 17 teams, over 500 wrestlers, and over 800 matches take place over 2 days of wrestling!
HS Results: The HS team beat Mars in section dual action on Wednesday night, only giving up 4 match points. The team then went to the Reynolds Duals on Saturday and went 3-1. Match Scores were Seneca Valley 64 Erie McDowell 15, SV 45 St. Vincent Saint Mary (OH) 27, SV 67 Musselman (WV) 9, SV 20 Reynolds 38. The HS is next in action on Wednesday 7pm @ Pine Richland. They then begin the Team Section Tournament on Jan 22nd. Congratulations to Dylan Chappell and Drew Vlasnik for hitting 100 wins in their HS wrestling career this weekend!
JH Results: The JH team beat Mars Wednesday night 56-29. They are next in action on Wednesday Jan 15th at 5pm at Pine Richland. The JH Team will then go to the toughest Middle School Tournament in PA on Friday and Saturday Jan 17/18 at Bellefonte.
Youth Results: The SV Youth had their first WAWA League Match on Saturday. Everyone did extremely well. We definitely have things to work on to improve. And as you probably saw, not only did we have our own tears, but we also caused many others on the other teams. Due to a team backing out last minute, SV had 2 teams compete in the SV Super Novice Dual Tournament on Sunday.Thank you to the parents and wrestlers who put together the 2nd team at the very last minute. Both teams went 3-2 and took 4th and 5th place out of 10 teams. I hope all of the wrestlers and parents realized how important not getting pinned and getting the extra points for the team when you can are so important because there were some close matches where those minor things make the difference. Match scores for the SV Black team were: SV 37 SF 45, SV 42 TJ 27, SV 45 Hickory 30, SV 37 NA Black 45, and SV 51 Beaver 34. Match scores for the SV Blue team were: SV 45 Beaver 24, SV 23 Burrell 51, SV 42 QV 30, SV 37 NA Gold 29, and SV33 SF 36. If I missed anyone, please email me so I can add. Also, if you are wondering where coaches will be on a weekly basis, please ask them at practice.
Trinity: Zach Hill (1st), Gabe Johnson (1st), Brooks Beres (2nd), Brody Pirt (2nd)
Trinity 1st Year: Carter Temple (3rd), Morgan Temple (2nd)