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ROUNDUP: Muncy’s Johnson among 3 to win state title

PHOTO PROVIDED South Williamsport’s Jayden Hamm finished in sixth place at the Keystone State Championships in the boys 11-12-year old division over the weekend. Hamm went 4-3 at 145 pounds to earn a spot on the podium. Hamm was one of 37 area wrestlers to place in the Top 8 at the state tournament.

Muncy’s Austin Johnson recorded five falls on his way to a first-place finish at the Keystone State Championships for youth wrestling over the weekend.

The tournament was held in place of the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state tournament, which was canceled for the second year in a row. Johnson was one of three area wrestlers to capture championships over the weekend, and one of seven area wrestlers to get to the finals.

Central Mountain’s Dalton Perry captured the 117-pound title in the junior high division, and Wildcats teammate Jacob Weaver won the 147-pound championship.

But no area wrestler was as dominant as Johnson. The eighth-grader cruised through the junior high 212-pound bracket. He recorded a fall in all five of his matches, including the first four coming in under one minute. He scored falls in 39, 42, 19 and 10 seconds to reach the final where he pinned bishop McCort’s Jacob Yatsky in 2:29 to win the state title.

Perry earned three bonus-point wins on his way to the 117-pound junior high title. He posted a 10-1 major decision in the final against Brookville’s Cole Householder.

Weaver grinded his way through the 147-pound bracket to win the championship. He opened with a second-period fall before winning four consecutive games by decision. Weaver won those four matches by a combined score of 19-5 to earn gold.

Milton’s Cameron Curtis took second place in the boys 8-and-under 50-pound weight class. Jersey Shore’s Louden Spotts was second in the 9-10-year-old 90-pound weight class. And Keystone Central’s Hunter Donley was second in the 135-pound weight class in the 11-12-year-old division.

In the girls 11-12-year-old division, Williamsport’s Lillian Rumsey took second place at 78 pounds. She started 3-0 in the round robin format before dropping a 4-3 decision to Pleasant Valley’s Juliette Trout in the final.

YOUTH WRESTLING

Keystone State

Championships

Boys 8-and-under

JERSEY SHORE: Brantley Shaffer, 55 pounds, 1-2; Dawson Becker, 75 pounds, 0-2.

MILTON: Cameron Curtis, 50 pounds, 4-1, second place; Isaiah Hertzler, 65 pounds, 0-2.

MUNCY: Mason Reis, 55 pounds, 0-2.

WILLIAMSPORT: Christian Piselli, 65 pounds, 4-3, eighth place.

Boys 9-10

JERSEY SHORE: Bryson Brungard, 60 pounds, 0-2; Gabriel Fisher, 65 pounds, 0-2; Joseph Miller, 65 pounds, 0-2; Louden Spotts, 90 pounds, 3-1, second place; Jake Bressler, 105 pounds, 1-2.

LEWISBURG: Josiah Lodeserto, 150 pounds, 2-3, eighth place.

MILTON: Jordan Sassaman, 80 pounds, 1-2; Keegan McCaffery, 120 pounds, 1-2; Michael Runkle, 120 pounds, 3-2, fourth place.

MONTGOMERY: Garrett Hartman, 60 pounds, 0-2; Evan Hugar, 150 pounds, 2-2, fourth place; Gage Furman, 105 pounds, 2-2.

MONTOURSVILLE: Eli Oberheim, 70 pounds, 4-2, seventh place; Hunter Harvey, 70 pounds, 1-2; Kaden Kleinman, 80 pounds, 7-1, third place.

MUNCY: Gannon Swank, 55 pounds, 2-2; Liam Seeley, 75 pounds, 4-2, seventh place; Blake Fry, 105 pounds, 1-2; Carter Reis, 150 pounds, 4-2, fifth place.

Boys 11-12

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN: Gavin Heverly, 80 pounds, 3-2; Hunter Donley, 135 pounds, 3-1, second place.

JERSEY SHORE: Aiden Kunes, 85 pounds, 4-2, seventh place.

MEADOWBROOK CHRISTIAN: Chase Wirnsberger, 70 pounds, 3-3, sixth place.

MONTGOMERY: Cameron Woltz, 95 pounds, 0-2; Gaige Reynolds, 100 pounds, 0-2; AJ Kroft, 105 pounds, 2-2; Max Furman, 105 pounds, 2-2; Connor Jarrett, 200 pounds, 3-2; Ethan Hugar, 200 pounds, 0-2; Layne Gingery, 200 pounds, 2-2.

MONTOURSVILLE: Gabe Oberheim, 80 pounds, 2-2; Hayden Harvey, 105 pounds, 4-2, fifth place.

MUNCY: Roman Maiorana, 70 pounds, 1-2.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT: Jayden Hamm, 145 pounds, 4-3, sixth place.

SOUTHERN TIOGA: Bryce Pequignot, 70 pounds, 2-2; Deakon Valentine, 200 pounds, 3-2, fifth place.

WILLIAMSPORT: Branden Eisenhour, 65 pounds, 5-3, sixth place.

Junior High

CANTON: Lyle Vermilya, 82 pounds, 2-2; Ryland Sakers, 147 pounds, 0-2; Raiden Lyon, 187 pounds, 1-2

HUGHESVILLE: Chase Shaner, 102 pounds, 0-2; Casey Mook, 107 pounds, 0-2; Keagan Smith, 124 pounds, 2-2; Bryce Burkhart, 252 pounds, 1-2.

JERSEY SHORE: Kale Ross, 157 pounds, 2-2; Philip Kanski, 167 pounds, 2-2; Owen Vandruff, 252 pounds, 1-2.

KEYSTONE CENTRAL: Dalton Perry, 117 pounds, 5-0, champion; Luke Ananea, 117 pounds, 2-2; Jacob Weaver, 147 pounds, 5-0, champion.

LEWISBURG: Chase Wenrich, 147 pounds, 2-2.

MEADOWBROOK CHRISTIAN: Max Wirnsberger, 97 pounds, 4-2, seventh place.

MILTON: Alex Bennett, 157 pounds, 0-2; Christopher Doyle, 167 pounds, 4-3, sixth place; Gary Verdinelli, 187 pounds, 2-2; Mason Rowe, 252 pounds, 4-3, eighth place.

MONTGOMERY: Brandt Harer, 107 pounds, 5-1, third place; Seth McClintock, 107 pounds, 3-2.

MONTOURSVILLE: Aristotelis Bobotas, 77 pounds, 3-2; Ryan Aguirre, 87 pounds, 1-2; Gage Wentzel, 102 pounds, 5-2, fourth place; Owen Kleinman, 112 pounds, 0-2; David Kennedy, 117 pounds, 4-2, fifth place.

MUNCY: Gage Swank, 92 pounds, 2-2; Austin Johnson, 212 pounds, 5-0, champion.

NORTH PENN-LIBERTY: George Valentine, 167 pounds, 1-2.

SOUTHERN TIOGA: Brayden Pequignot, 92 pounds, 1-2; Riley Oakes, 102 pounds, 1-2.

SULLIVAN COUNTY: Colton Wade, 102 pounds, 2-2.

WARRIOR RUN: Cohen Zechman, 82 pounds, 2-2; Reagan Milheim, 102 pounds, 4-3, sixth place; Tyler Ulrich, 107 pounds, 3-2; Samuel Hall, 124 pounds, 4-3, seventh place; Cameron Milheim, 140 pounds, 4-3, sixth place; Isaiah Betz, 140 pounds, 3-2; Connor Parker, 157 pounds, 0-2; Stone Allison, 167 pounds, 2-2; Peyton Snyder, 212 pounds, 0-2; Cole Shupp, 212 pounds, 4-2, fourth place.

WELLSBORO: Trent Beckman, 82 pounds, 0-2.

WILLIAMSPORT: Blaize Vogel, 117 pounds, 3-3, eighth place.

Girls 8-and-under

MONTGOMERY: Willow Reynolds, 85 pounds, 0-2, second place.

Girls 9-10

MILTON: Kyleigh Ficks, 78 pounds, 4-1, third place.

MONTGOMERY: Hadley Heaster, 70 pounds, 1-2.

Girls 11-12

WILLIAMSPORT: Lillian Rumsey, 78 pounds, 3-1, second place.

Girls Junior High

MILTON: Abigail Moser, 104 pounds, 2-2, third place.

MONTGOMERY: Zoe Furman, 125 pounds, 3-1, third place.

WILLIAMSPORT: Marissa Rumsey, 115 pounds, 2-2, third place; Trinity Robinson, 125 pounds, 2-2, fourth place.

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