2012 Walsh Ironman Running Notebook

Josh Lowe

12/7/2012
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

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11:30 p.m. ET: For tomorrow morning, in the interest of efficiency, I'll be going twitter only (at minimum primariy). The twitter feed will embed through the InterMat front page. Biggest picture point for me tonight was the impressive performances by freshmen Marinelli and Weiler at 152, and they'll face off against each other in the quarterfinals.

8:30 p.m. ET: Nearing towards the end of our evening. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. will lead the way with 10 in the quarterfinals. No. 3 St. Edward, Ohio has seven despite having Domenic Abounader out with injury at 182. Six each for No. 2 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. and No. 30 Massillon Perry, Ohio. Five each for No. 17 St. Paris Graham, Ohio and No. 10 Montini Catholic, Ill. Four each for No. 6 Canon-McMillan, Pa. and No. 34 Christiansburg, Va.

7:30 p.m. ET: We're done with front side action for tonight, consolation round still to go.
220 pound quarters are set with No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.) vs. Parker Knapp (St. Edward, Ohio); Ohio natives Evan Rosborogh (Painesville Riverside) vs. Zane Krall (Wauseon); Garrett Ryan (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) vs. Edgar Ruano (Montini Catholic, Ill.); and Alex Campbell (Canon-McMillan, Pa.) vs. Joe Tayse (Massillon Perry, Ohio).
285 pound quarters are set with No. 2 Brooks Black (Blair Academy, N.J.) vs. Dane Mills (Parkersburg South, W.Va.), Jemal Averette (Good Counsel, Md.) vs. Jake Moore (Rootstown, Ohio), Jake Pinkston (Robinson, Va.) vs. Zach DeLuca (Pittsburgh CC, Pa.), and Stefano Millin (Massillon Perry, Ohio) vs. Michael Johnson (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.)

7:20 p.m. ET: Quarters at 195 are set with Frank Mattiace (Blair Academy) vs. Nick Havener (CVCA, Ohio), Jimmy Szep (Lake Catholic, Ohio) vs. LJ Barlow (Haverfield School, Pa.), Adam Kluk (Medina Highland, Ohio) vs. Spencer Neff (Good Counsel, Md.), and DJ Zissimos (Broomfield, Col.) vs. Gabe Dzuro (St. Edward, Ohio).

7:00 p.m. ET: Quarters at 182 are set. Eric Morris (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) vs. Jake Turk (Montini, Ill.), nationally ranked wrestlers Taylor Jackson (The Villages, Fla.) vs. Brett Harner (Norristown, Pa.), Addison Kneppshield (Blair Academy) vs. Immanuel Barber (Canyon Springs, Calif.), and a battle of Ohio DIII stars in Travis Linton (Rootstown) and B.J. Toal (Troy Christian).

6:50 p.m. ET: Quarters at 160 are set. Bo Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) vs. Briar Shively (Parkersburg South, W.Va.), nationally ranked wrestlers Mark Martin (McDonogh, Md.) vs. Abraham Rodriguez (Hermiston, Ore.), nationally ranked wrestlers Josh Llopez (St. Mary's Ryken, Md.) vs. Nicky Hall (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), and Colton Jackson (The Villages, Fla.) vs. Isaiah Martinez (Lemoore, Calif.). All six nationally ranked wrestlers in on the front side.

6:40 p.m. ET: Quarters at 170 start with Epperly (Christiansburg) and Luke Cramer (Oak Harbor, Ohio) against one another. The other quarter up top is Subjeck (Oak Ridge, Calif.) v Quentin Hiles (Brecksville). On the bottom half, it's nationally ranked wrestlers all on deck: Coover (Blair Academy) v Santos (Oakmont, Calif.), and Griego (Sultana, Calif.) v Wiercioch (Canon McMillan, Pa.)

6:25 p.m. ET: Quarters at 145 have super juniors Milonas (Blair Academy) v Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Oh.), then Shields (Franklin Regional, Pa.) vs. Jack Clark (McDonogh, Md.), Joey Lavallee (Reno, Nev.) vs. Tyler Fahrer (Delta, Ohio), and seniors Colt Cotten (Benton, Pa.) v Edgar Bright (St. Edward, Ohio).
The other three quarters at 152 have Tony Dailey (Massillon perry, Ohio) vs. Jack Bass (Robinson, Va.), a pair of seniors Austin Matthews (Reynolds, Pa.) vs. Markus Scheidel (St. Edward, Ohio), and National Prep wrestlers Toby Hague (McDonogh, Md.) vs. Russ Parsons (Blair Academy, NJ).

6:20 p.m. ET: Crazy with a pair of freshmen in the quarters at 152 matching up Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) vs. Chris Weiler (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.). Marinelli just beat 2x CA placer - and 2x S32 placer, also Reno TOC champ - Shayne Tucker (Bella Vista) 5-4.

6:15 p.m. ET: A very impressive win for Josh Shields (Franklin Regional, Pa.) at 145 over Super32 champ Grant Leeth (Kearney, Mo.). Major props for an 8-3 win!

6:10 p.m. ET: 126 quarters: Dance (Christiansburg, Va.) v Ervin (Union County, Ky.), Anthony Tutolo (Lake Catholic, Ohio) v Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.), Ivan McClay (Massillon, Ohio) v Kemerer (Franklin Regional, Pa.), Judson Preskitt (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) v Bryce Meredith (Campbell County, Wyo.)
138 quarters: Retherford (Benton, Pa.) v Maruca (Franklin Regional, Pa.), Colin Heffernan (St. Edward, Ohio) v Isaac Bast (Massillon Perry, Ohio), Ryan Skonieczny (Akron SVSM, Ohio) v Chris Garcia (Montini Catholic, Ill.), Mason Manville (Blair Academy, NJ) v Anthony Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.)

5:55 p.m. ET: We have seven quarterfinalists at each 126 and 138. Waiting on the last one and we'll unveil the pairings.

5:45 p.m. ET: 132 quarterfinal pairings: Dean Heil (St. Edward, Ohio) vs. P.J. Klee (Blair Academy, NJ), George Fisher (Marmion Academy, Ill.) v Micah Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), Connor Schram (Canon McMillan, Pa.) vs. Aaron Pico (St. John bosco, calif.), Josh Decatur (CVCA, Ohio) vs. JR Wert (C'Burg, Va.)

5:20 p.m. ET: 120 quarterfinal pairings: Nathan Tomasello (CVCA, Ohio) vs. David Bavery (Massillon Perry, Ohio), Jordan Laster (Montini Catholic, Ill.) vs. Coy Ozias (Christiansburg, Va.), Johnny Jimenez (Marmion Academy, Ill.) vs. Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pa.), Dalton Macri (Canon McMillan, Pa.) vs. Matthew Kolodzik (Blair Academy, NJ)

5:15 p.m. ET: 113 quarterfinal pairings: Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) vs. Tanner Shoap (Chamersburg), Jaret Singh (Kearney, Mo.) vs. Eli Seipel (Graham, Ohio), Tommy Pawleski (Montini Catholic, Ill.) vs. Ke-Shawn Hayes (Park Hill, Mo.), Chaz Tucker (Blair Academy, NJ) vs. Aaron Assad (Brecksville, Ohio).

5:00 p.m. ET: A coupe tight matches at 113 pounds in the round of 16. 3-1 overtime victory for Tanner Shoap (Chambersburg, Pa.) over Zach Fuentes (Norristown, Pa.). Eli Siepel (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) with a 4-3 victory over Drew Romero (Broomfield, Col.)

4:50 p.m. ET: Quarterfinals at 106 are Assad (Brecksville) v Mueller (Trinity CA, Tex), LJ Bentley (St Edward) v Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry), Mario Guillen (Perrysburg) v Anthony Bosco (Marmion Academy, Ill.), Eli Stickley (St. Paris Graham) v Alex Mackall (Walsh Jesuit, Ohio)

4:45 p.m. ET: Alex Mackall (Walsh Jesuit, Ohio) leading No. 2 in the nation Jordan Kutler (Blair Academy, NJ) 3-1 after two full periods at 106 downstairs.

4:30 p.m. ET: Austin Assad (Brecksville, Ohio) at 106 is the first quarterfinalist, as he won downstairs. Quarterfinal 106 has started downstairs. 113 upstairs will start shortly.

4:20 p.m. ET: Blair Academy, NJ already out to a dominant lead with 50 points after the bulk of the first full championship round. Wyoming Seminary, Pa. and St. Paris Graham, Ohio just under 15 points back.

4:05 p.m. ET: Did get confirmation that Tony Dailey (Massillon Perry, Ohio) upset nationally ranked Kevin Cooper (Simon Kenton, Ky.) by tech fall at 152 pounds.

3:50 p.m. ET: State placer Jeric Kasunic (Benton, Pa.) will withstand the charge of Ray Barr (St. Edward, Ohio) to win 9-6. Cadet double AA Xavier Montalvo (Montini Catholic, Ill.) falls to defeat, 3-2 against Dom Scalise (Kiski Prep, Pa.). Both of those at 160.

3:40 p.m. ET: Early team scores have St. Paris Graham, Ohio in the lead with 30, Blair Academy, NJ with 29, and then Wyoming Seminary, Pa. with 25.

3:25 p.m. ET: Big round for the freshmen at 152, Chris Weiler (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) beats top seed Garrett Hammond (Chambersburg, Pa.) 10-8, and Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) beat state champion Jordan Marshall (Troy Christian, Ohio) 8-3.

3:05 p.m. ET: Nice upset win by fall for Andrew Mendel (Cincinnati Moeller, Ohio) over Cadet freestyle All-American Jose Champagne (Montini Catholic, Ill.) - one of the nation's best freshman. That match at 132.

2:35 p.m. ET: I was downstairs, twitter had some stuff. That includes state champ David Bavery (Massillon Perry, Ohio) beating freshman sensation Brent Moore (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) 8-5 at 120.

2:05 p.m. ET: Nationally ranked Doyle Trout (Centennial, Neb.) - three seed - in a battle against freshman Garrett Lambert (Strongsville, Ohio). 4-4 after two, Lambert escapes to 5-4, which is the final.

1:55 p.m. ET: Ironman placer last year Troy Lang (Brecksville, Ohio) loses 3-1 in overtime at 182 in the last of the prelim matches against Daniel Mika (Robinson, Va.)

1:50 p.m. ET: Got action in the field house, weight class 113. Our first rd of 32 match in the main dome is Austin Assad (Brecksville, Ohio) - top seed at 106 - against T.K. Megonigal (McDonogh, Md.). Colbray looks good to hang on to the 6-3 win over Belaia.

1:45 p.m. ET: Tough prelim match for Super 32 placr Alex Belaia (N. Olmsted, Oh) against Cadet Greco champ Samuel Colbray (Hermiston, Ore.) at 182 on mat four - far end of the main facility.

1:30 p.m. ET: Starting to send some matches downstairs, which means the round of 32 will be upon us.

1:20 p.m. ET: Top seed Garrett Hammond (Chambersburg, Pa.) gets the pin at 2:50 at 152 pounds. Joins fellow Penn State recruit Retheford as a top seed winning.

1:15 p.m. ET: Our first one seed has wrestled, and it was quick. A 58 second pin by Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) at 138 pounds. Straight up beast.

1:03 p.m. ET: And we have one result already, pin by Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio) over Jimmy Pawleski (Montini Catholic, Ill.) in the first period.

12:55 p.m. ET: Looks like we're a go for an on-time start at 1:00 et.

12:33 p.m. ET: Other scratches include Danny Boychuck (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.) at 106 and Kevin Kinney (Kearney, Mo.) at 138. We're just under 30 minutes from the start.

11:38 a.m. ET: I've been told, but cannot confirm, Domenic Abounader (St. Edward, Ohio) is OUT of the Walsh Ironman. I am on my way there. See ya there.

11:36 a.m. ET: Thanks for reading the running notebook from the Walsh Ironman. There will also be Twitter updates, which will be similar to the updates posted on this running notebook.

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