Jefferson-Morgan's Gavin Teasdale, seen here as a spectator at the 2017 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, was named Pennsylvania's Outstanding Wrestler after a win over Patrick Glory. (Barry Reeger, Special to floorballcoach.org, file)
Pennsylvania all-stars twice knocked off the top-ranked wrestler in the country at Sunday’s Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, but didn’t have quite enough in the end in a 23-21 loss in an exhibition at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House. It was the 44th edition of “The Rose Bowl of Wrestling,” which was previously known as the Dapper Dan.
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Jefferson-Morgan four-time state champion Gavin Teasdale scored a late takedown to knock off Delbarton (N.J.) standout Patrick Glory by a 5-4 decision in the final bout of the night. Teasdale picked up outstanding wrestler honors for Team Pennsylvania and wrapped up his high school career with a big win over No. 1 Glory.
Gavin Teasdale gets it done in the final 10 seconds to get revenge on Pat Glory. pic.twitter.com/ZJkFc82aQ2
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Reynolds’ Cole Matthews also beat the top-ranked wrestler in the country, holding off Quinn Kinner of Kingsway Regional (N.J.) for a 5-4 win. Nazareth’s Sammy Sasso followed that up with a wild 9-8 win over Brock Hardy of Brigham (Utah). Sasso was ranked No. 1 by Intermat; Hardy was No. 3.
Match of the night!Sammy Sasso with a reversal in the final 20 seconds to take out Brock Hardy, 9-8. Team USA leads, 13-12. pic.twitter.com/CqwYCNVxRb
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Team USA won four of the first five bouts of the night to build a 13-6 lead and took control in the middleweights, jumpstarted by a 14-8 win by David Carr of Massillon (Ohio) over Belle Vernon’s Zach Hartman at 152 pounds. Carr won the event's Turning Point award for his effort.
Shane Griffith of Westwood (N.J.) followed with a 12-4 major decision over Northwestern Lehigh’s Caleb Clymer, and Broadbent (Ore.) standout Travis Wittlake Jr. won an anticipated matchup with Mifflin County’s Trent Hidlay by a 5-2 decision at 170 pounds. Wittlake’s win gave Team USA a 23-9 lead with three bouts to go.
Saegertown two-time state champion Cody Mulligan also registered an upset with a 5-2 win over No. 2 Jack Jessen of Willowbrook (Ill.). Top-ranked Gavin Hoffman of Montoursville, a three-time state champ, won a 3-2 decision over No. 3 Brandon Whitman of Dundee (Mich.).
Staley (Mo.) got the dual started with a 3-0 win over Bishop McCort’s Anthony Walters. Kiski Area 285-pounder Isaac Reid was a game competitor against Apple Valley (Minn.) star Gable Steveson, the No. 1 pound-for-pound wrestler in the country according to Flo Wrestling, but lost a 17-7 major.
Southern Columbia’s Jaret Lane got the Pennsylvania stars on the board in the first 120-pound showdown, pinning Kyle Biscoglia of Waukee (Iowa) at the 4:20 mark.
220 Zach Elam Kansas City, Mo. dec. Anthony Walters Bishop McCort 3-0285 Gable Steveson Apple Valley, MN major dec. Isaac Reid Kiski Area 17-7120 Jaret Lane Southern Columbia pinned Kyle Biscoglia Waukee IA 4:20120 Patrick McKee Albertville, MN dec. Logan Macri Canon-McMillan 6-4132 Real Woods Wheaton, IL dec. Jack Davis Wyoming Seminary 9-2138 Cole Matthews Reynolds dec. Quinn Kinner, Kingsway, N.J. 5-4145 Sammy Sasso Nazareth dec. Brock Hardy Brigham City, Utah 9-8152 David Carr Massillon, Ohio dec. Zach Hartman Belle Vernon 14-8160 Shane Griffith Westwood, N.J. major dec. Caleb Clymer Northwestern Lehigh 12-4 170 Travis Wittlake, Jr. Broadbent, Ore. dec. Trent Hidlay Mifflin County 5-2182 Cody Mulligan Saegertown dec. Jack Jessen Villa Park, Ill. 5-2195 Gavin Hoffman Montoursville dec. Brandon Whitman Dundee, Mich. 3-2126 Gavin Teasdale Jefferson-Morgan dec. Patrick Glory Delbarton Randolph, NJ 5-4
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