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Northern-Garrett's Nate Wilhelm is Tough to Beat

Northern-Garrett senior Nate Wilhelm pinned three opponents before winning his 121-pound title bout, 7-3, over Cash Diehl of runner-up Clearfield in this weekend’s 35th annual Thomas Automotive Wrestling Tournament at Bedford High in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Wilhelm was among the eighth-place Huskies’ six wrestlers who finished within the top seven of their weight classes. Junior Nick Riley (172) placed third, sophomore Devon Opel (127) and juniors Matthew Beitzel (107) and Caleb Brennemen (145) were fifth, and freshman Mason Glotfelty (114) was seventh for the Huskies.


Clearfield (183.5 points) was a runner-up to Chestnut Ridge (191), which claimed its 10th straight team championship in the 34-team event.


“Nate wrestled like a dawg this weekend. There was some seriously good competition in this tournament, and this was great for us,” said Huskies’ coach Casey Kamp, who placed third as a freshman and won three consecutive Class 2A-1A state titles before graduating from Northern-Garrett in 2006. “Nate really wrestled tough, pinning his way into the finals to face Cash Diehl. Diehl had won this tournament last year at 114 pounds, but Nate completely dominated all phases of their finals match. This is the best that Nate’s ever wrestled. I’m a proud coach.”

Ranked eighth by Legacy Wrestling at 126 pounds, Wilhelm improved his record to 25-3 with 15 pins, having suffered all three losses at 132 pounds.


Wilhelm scored a 90-second fall against his semifinal opponent, Wyatt Clouse of Northern Bedford County, who finished fourth.


“I pinned all of the guys except for Cash Diehl in my finals match,” Wilhelm said. “My performance was good because I finished fifth here as a junior last year after being pinned in the finals as a sophomore.”





Wilhelm has finished second and third at the Class 2A-1A state tournament during the past two seasons. Wilhelm owns victories this year over a pair of state champions, one being North Marion’s Noah Hess of West Virginia and the other being Elijah Collick of Stephen Decatur.


Ranked second at 113 pounds, Collick was unbeaten before losing to Willhelm, 4-2. A year ago, Wilhelm finished third at states behind Collick after South Carroll’s Grayson Barnhill pinned him in 76 seconds of their semifinal bout and lost his title bout to Collick, 5-3. As a freshman, Wilhelm was runner-up to Rising Sun’s Tyler Garvin, a senior two-time state champion who is ranked No. 1 at 120 pounds and remains undefeated over the course of his career.





Riley won his third-place bout by fall in 3:27 over Grant Fisher of Berlin Brothers Valley.

In their fifth-place bouts, Beitzel pinned Aiden Replogle of Northern Bedford County in 2:25, Opel won a 5-1 decision over Deshonn Valentine of Somerset, and Brenneman earned a 7-2 decision over Ty Aveni of Clearfield.


Glotfelty won a 4-0 decision over Carter Thomas of Burrell for seventh place.


FINALS

107-Dominic Deputy (Chestnut Ridge) F Cam Baker (Burrell), 1:27

114-Brock Rothermel (Line Mountain ) MD Easton Mull (Chestnut Ridge), 11-3

121-Nate Wilhelm (Northern Garrett) DEC Cash Diehl (Clearfield), 7-3

127-Kayvan Shams (South Williamsport) DEC Bryndin Chamberlain (Clearfield), 4-2

133-Colton Ryan (Clearfield) F Mason Weyant (Chestnut Ridge), 5:33

139-Cooper Hornack (Burrell) DEC Nolan Baumert (Line Mountain ), 3-2

145-Jamison Poklembo (Mt Pleasant) DEC Mason Horwat (Derry Area ), 3-2

152-Brady Collins (Clearfield) DEC Trent Hoover (Penn Cambria), 8-7

160-Ryan Celaschi (Frazier) MD Rudy Gentile (Greenville), 14-2

172-Nathan Barkley (Derry Area ) F Luke Uplinger (Huntingdon), 3:55

189-Andrew Mcmonagle (Huntingdon) DEC Brady Brown (Derry Area ), 5-0

215-Rune Lawrence (Frazier) DEC Rowan Holmes (Somerset), 4-1

285-Dylan Pitzer (Mt Pleasant) DEC Zane Hagans (Somerset), 5-0


3RD PLACE

107-Dakota Santamaria (Tussey Mountain) F Gaige Sholly (Huntingdon), 4:37

114-Anthony Mucci (Derry Area ) DEC Roman Polcha (Newport), 5-2

121-Mason Wright (Beth Center) F Wyatt Clouse (Northern Bedford), 2:38

127-Julian Bertucci (Burrell) F Tristan Wtorkiewicz (Mt Pleasant), 5:58

133-Jake Stewart (Burrell) DEC Adam Rougeaux (Clearfield), 4-0

139-Hunter Cox (Greenville) F Braden Durst (Berlin Brothersvalley), 1:29

145-Jayden Imler (Chestnut Ridge) F Cooper Robinson (Athens), 4:28

152-Greg Shaulis (Mt Pleasant) DEC Chase Stephen (Tri-Valley), 5-1

160-Sam Persun (South Williamsport) DEC Grady Clark (Huntingdon), 3-1

172-Nick Riley (Northern Garrett) F Grant Fisher (Berlin Brothersvalley), 3:27

189-Jackson Angelo (Frazier) DEC Jacob Layhue (Beth Center), 5-1

215-Teague Calvin (Greenville) DEC Carter Chamberlain (Clearfield), 3-2

285-Ceaton Hale (Bedford) DEC Josh Nittinger (Athens), 5-4


5TH PLACE

107-Mathew Beitzel (Northern Garrett) F Aiden Replogle (Northern Bedford), 2:25

114-Michael Bridge (Somerset) M FOR Jorden Williams (Chartiers-Houston)

121-Kaden Casey (North Schuylkill) DEC Luca Rosa (Burrell), 5-2

127-Devon Opel (Northern Garrett) DEC Deshonn Valentine (Somerset), 5-1

133-Thaide Mickel (Central ) M FOR Tyler Clark (Frazier)

139-Travis Lilly (Newport) DEC Tristen Hawkins (Conemaugh Township), 6-2 SV

145-Caleb Brenneman (Northern Garrett) DEC Ty Aveni (Clearfield), 7-2

152-Dalton Schadel (Line Mountain ) MD Aaron Ickes (Chestnut Ridge), 17-5

160-Kohen Shingara (Line Mountain ) DEC Ezra Masood (Tussey Mountain), 7-3

172-Noah Layhue (Beth Center) F Bennett Hayne (Greenville), 2:08

189-Eion Snider (Northern Bedford) F Colten Huffman (Conemaugh Township), 2:50

215-Ryan Casella (South Williamsport) F Rece Dibert (Northern Bedford), 0:59

285-Brock Beach (Northern Bedford) DEC Howard Brambley (Everett), 1-0


7TH PLACE

107-Lukas Smith (Berlin Brothersvalley) DEC Marek Polcha (Newport), 1-0

114-Mason Glotfelty (Northern Garrett) DEC Carter Thomas (Burrell), 4-0

121-Trenden Willey (Chestnut Ridge) DEC Brennan Schardt (Meyersdale), 3-2

127-Kaden Horn (Central ) F Chris Gibson (Huntingdon), 2:35

133-Josh Perrino (Greenville) F Caydn Crawford (Burrell), 2:25

139-Jake Wilson (Central Cambria) DEC Colton Bumabargerr (Clearfield), 3-2

145-Reese Sherwood (Everett) F Calio Zanella (Burrell), 1:43

152-Connor Davidson (Athens) F Myles Robertson (Greenville), 0:33

160-Stephen Predajna (Mt Pleasant) DEC Nico Zanella (Burrell), 4-3

172-Hunter Updegrave (Tri-Valley) DEC Kaj Miller (Newport), 4-2

189-Alex Crist (Chestnut Ridge) DEC Maxim Johnson (Line Mountain ), 8-4

215-Colin Whyte (West Greene) F Nick Summerville (Penn Cambria), 4:54

285-Landon Erdman (Huntingdon) F Ayden Kun (Burrell), 1:26


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