Pittsburgh Classic 2017

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March 25, 2017 University of Pittsburgh Fitzgerald Fieldhouse

The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic is the most prestigious high school all-star wrestling meet in the United States. A team of the best high school seniors in the country squares off against Pennsylvania’s top seniors in a dual meet format.  Prior to that, an all-star team from Georgia will take on the best in the WPIAL.


All tickets sales (online and by check) from Saturday, March 18th through Wednesday, March 22nd will be at the Will Call Table for pick up at the Pitt Field House.  Doors open at 3:00 PM. Do not stand in line to purchase tickets. Enter the doors and go to the left to the Will Call Table.

3/20/17 – Press Release: Additional Information Regarding Weight Class and Line-Up Changes

3/17/17 – Weight Class and Line-Up Change Explanation Press Release

Learn more – http://www.wrestlingclassic.com/

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Event Schedule: March 25, 2017 University of Pittsburgh Fitzgerald Fieldhouse

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3:00 pmDoors Open
4:00 pmPreliminary Match
6:00 pmMain Event
Ticket Information:
Adult Reserved$15
Adult GA$10

Tickets are available at the door.

Our Hosts:

Flowrestling will be live streaming the event – http://bit.ly/2iFOCH6

2017 Pittsburgh Classic Press Release

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2017 USA All-Star Team

Weight Name High School Career Record* State Titles School Attending
120 Brandon Courtney Desert Edge, AZ 134-3 2X Arizona State
126 Justin Mejia Clovis, CA 131-1 3X Illinois
132 Vitali Arujau Syossett, NY 179-1 3X Cornell
138 Tanner Litterell Tuttle, OK 167-14 4X Oklahoma
145 Austin O’Connor Saint Rita, IL 135-4 3X North Carolina
152 Quentin Hovis Poway, CA 128-6 3X US Naval Academy
160 Jake Allar St. Michael Albertville, MN 129-10 1X Minnesota
170 Kaleb Romero Mechanicsburg, OH 150-3 3X Ohio State
182 Louie DePrez Hilton, NY 132-9 2X Binghamton
182 Jacob Hart Independence, WV 157-16 4X Undecided
195 Jacob Warner Washington Community, IL 141-10 2X Iowa
220 Chase Singletary Blair Academy, NJ 104-7 1X Ohio State
285 Trent Hillger Lake Fenton, MI 181-8 2X Wisconsin

Coach: John Hanrahan Atlanta, GA

*Records do not include 2016-2017 season

2017 PA All-Star Team

Weight Name High School Career Record* State Titles School Attending
120 Gavin Park Brookville 125-23 1X Clarion
126 Austin DeSanto Exeter Township 188-7 1X Drexel
132 Brian Courtney Athens 153-6 2X Virginia
138 Max Murin Central Cambria 155-5 2X Iowa
145 Jarod Verkleeren Hempfield Area 135-19 1X Iowa State
152 Cameron Coy Penn Trafford 148-11 3X Virginia
160 Jacob Oliver Huntingdon 159-3 2X Edinboro
170 Michael Labriola Bethlehem Catholic 166-12 2X Nebraska
182 Travis Stefanik Nazareth 154-34 1X Princeton
182 Santino Bonaccorsi Bethel Park 147-21 Pittsburgh
195 Jake Woodley North Allegheny 148-41 2X Oklahoma
220 Cole Nye Bishop McDevitt (Hbg) 159-27 2X Michigan State
285 Brendan Furman Canon-McMillan 138-33 1X Cornell

Captain: Spencer Lee Franklin Regional

Coach: Dave Crowell Nazareth

*Records do not include 2016-2017 season

2017 Georgia All-Star Team

Weight Name High School Career Record* State Titles School Attending
113 Koby Milner Pickens 141-15 3X Reinhardt
120 Bryce Davis Creekview 158-7 3X Undecided
126 Vinnie Rosati Kennesaw 174-33 Undecided
132 Davion Fairley Union Grove 196-24 1X Chattanooga (TN)
138 Ethan Phillips Chattahoochee 179-36 1X Undecided
145 Jake Brewer Commerce 139-14 3X Undecided
152 Will Britain Cambridge 201-19 1X Chicago
160 Owen Brown Commerce 126-6 3X West Point
170 Jack Marsh St. Pius X 196-39 1X Undecided
182 Matthew Waddell Gilmer 216-8 3X Oklahoma
195 Constantine Gavalas Dunwoody 148-32 1X Undecided
220 Quinn Miller Archer 133-11 2X Virginia
285 Alexander Robles Northwest Whitfield 51-11 Undecided

Coach: Don St. James (Cambridge)

Coach: Ed Paladino (Chattahoochee)

Coach: John Hanrahan

Coach Robert Horton

*Records do not include 2016-2017 season

2017 WPIAL All-Star Team

Weight Name High School Career Record* 2017 State Place School Attending
113 Jacob Dunlop Belle Vernon 146-46 8th Cannon
120 Cincent Distefanis Hemphield Area 97-32 8th Seton Hill
126 Tyler Alberts Ellwood City 95-31 7th Wheeling Jesuit
132 Hunter Baxter Pine-Richland 145-28 Maryland
138 Joe Blumer Kiski Area 155-36 Penn State
145 Kody Komara Freedom 156-31 3rd Undecided
152 Jake Hinkson North Allegheny 138-42 4th Kent State
160 Eric Hong North Allegheny 164-13 3rd American
170 Alec Shaw Greensburg Slaem 69-22 6th Undecided
182 Matt McGillick Penn-Trafford 111-49 6th Undecided
195 Colin McCracken Waynesburg 147-34 3rd Kent State
220 Billy Korber Belle Vernon 111-45 4th Undecided
285 Roman Macek Montour 118-29 3rd Duquesne

Captain: Spencer Lee Franklin Regional

Coach: Chris Heater (Kiski)

Coach: Josh Shields (Burrell)

*Records do not include 2016-2017 season

42nd Annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Results

Team USA 25, Team PA 20
182: Greg Bulsak (PA) dec. Keegan Moore (USA), 13-8.
195: Sam Colbray (USA) dec. Jake Jakobsen (PA), 6-4.
220: Matt Stencel (USA) dec. Jacob Robb (PA), 8-5.
285: Shawn Streck (USA) vs. Jacob Beistel (PA), 8-4.
113: Danny Vega (USA) md. Gage Curry (PA), 16-5.
120: Tyshawn White (PA) dec.Tyler Warner (USA), 10-6.
126: Luke Karam (PA) dec. Kyle Norstrem (USA), 5-0.
132: Luke Pletcher (PA) tf. Owen Doster (USA), 23-8.
138: Mitch McKee (USA) p. Micky Phillippi (PA)
145: Mike Carr (PA) dec. Hunter Marko (USA), 1-0.
152: Hayden Hidlay (PA) dec. Griffin Parriott (USA), 5-1 OT.
160: Drew Hughes (USA) dec. Jake Wentzel (PA), 6-0.
170: Mark Hall (USA) dec. Austin Bell (PA), 8-4.

WPIAL 27, Team Indiana 18
113: Aaron Burkett (WPIAL) dec. Geoffrey Davis (IN), 2-0 OT.
120: Ethan McCoy (WPIAL) dec. Drew Hildebrandt (IN), 7-4.
126: Chris Eddins (WPIAL) dec. Gaige Torres (IN), 6-3.
132: Mike Heinl (WPIAL) dec. Owen Doster (IN), 6-4.
138: Shaun Wilson (WPIAL) dec. Evan Eldred (IN), 8-4.
145: Damon Greenwald (WPIAL) dec. Jordan Vaughn (IN), 5-4.
152: Steven Lawrence (IN) p. Derek Verkleeren (WPIAL).
160: Mitch Hartman (WPIAL) dec. Cael McCormick (IN), 2-1.
170: Drew Hughes (IN) p. Anthony Welsh (WPIAL), :33.
182: Blake Rypel (IN) dec. Milton Kobaly (WPIAL), 10-5.
195: Jake Kleimola (IN) dec. Drew Phipps (WPIAL), 4-3.
220: Mike McAleavey (WPIAL) dec. Nick Fox (IN), 2-1.
285: Hayden Rice (WPIAL) dec. Sean Galligar (IN), 2-1.