Tuesday and Wednesday: the POWERade tournament at Canon McMillan High School in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  Check out the POWERade website, including seeds and schedule here.  The brackets will be on FLOARENA, which you can see here.

The Wrestling Report has called the POWERade Tournament “The toughest in PA and the 2nd best tournament in the USA.”  This year, owing to some team changes and individual injuries, it honestly doesn’t quite live up to that billing on paper.  That said, it’s still an extremely deep tournament that should provide the Porters with a heck of a competitive two days.  Lockport managed to snag five pre-seeds.  Senior captain Shayne Oster (145) and junior Abdullah Assaf (120) each picked up the 4th seed at their weight classes. Junior Trevell Timmons, in his first competition of the season returning off an injury from the fall, picked up the 6th seed at 152.  Fellow junior Brandon Ramos also snagged a 6th seed, but at 126 pounds.  Freshman Anthony Molton is the final seeded individual for the Porters, nabbing the 8th seed at 106 pounds.

In a tournament with 42 teams entered, there are always going to be some great names to watch out for, and this year’s field is full of these individuals.  In a reasonably brief effort to give fans an idea of the caliber of competition at this tournament, I’ve comprised a list of the individuals currently entered in this tournament that are nationally ranked by InterMat and/or Flowrestling.  Remember, there are TONS of great wrestlers that are unranked by either of these websites – for example, on our team, only Timmons and Oster are ranked; both by Flo but not by InterMat.  To keep this list relatively succinct, however, individuals with no national rankings are not listed, even those with otherwise fantastic credentials.

Wrestlers are listed by:
Intermat/FloWrestling Rankings – Name, Year, School (State) – Seed

#19/NR – Kurt McHenry, 9th, St. Paul’s (MD) – 2nd seed
#1/1 – Gavin Teasedale, 10th, Jefferson-Morgan (PA) – 1st seed
#4/5 – Pat Glory, 10th, Delbarton (NJ) – 2nd seed
#7/6 – Matt Parker, 11th, Pennridge (PA) - 5th seed
*#3/#8(126) Ty Agaisse (Delbarton, NJ) is not competing
#15/12 – Cole Matthews, 10th, Reynolds (PA) – 1st seed
#9/18 – Ethan McCoy, 12th, Latrobe (PA) – 2nd seed
132 (seeds are not currently listed on POWERade website)
#17/12 – Nick Farro, 12th, Delbarton (NJ)
NR/19 – Trent Olson, 12th, Wyoming Seminary (PA)
#2(132)/1 – Luke Pletcher, 12th, Latrobe (PA) – 1st seed
#2/3 – Mickey Phillippi, 12th, Derry (PA) – 2nd seed
#19/NR – Patrick Munn, 12th, Wyoming Seminary(PA) – unseeded
#3/3 – Cameron Coy, 11th, Penn Trafford (PA) – 1st seed
#2/2 – Jared Verklereen, 11th, Belle Vernon (PA) – 3rd seed
NR/19 – Shayne Oster, 12th, Lockport (IL) – 4th seed
#1/1 – Mason Manville, 12th, Wyoming Seminary (PA) – 1st seed
#3/2 – Hayden Hidlay, 12th, Mifflin County (PA) – 2nd seed
#15/9 – Stephan Glasgow, 11th, Bound Brook (NJ) – 3rd seed
NR/13 – Trevell Timmons, 11th, Lockport (IL) – 6th seed
* #6/8 Eric Hong (Kiski, PA) is not competing
#5/6 – Jake Wentzel, 12th, South Park (PA) – 1st seed
NR/16 – Trent Hidlay, 10th, Mifflin County (PA) – 7th seed
#2/4 – Austin Bell, 12th, Belle Vernon (PA) – 1st seed
NR/20 – Noah Stewart, 12th, Mifflin County (PA) – 2nd Seed
15/12 – Nino Bonaccorsi, 11th, Bethel Park (PA) – 3rd seed
#13/9 – Kyle Gentile, 12th, Pennridge (PA) – 1st seed
#15/17 – Greg Bulsak, 12th, South Park (PA) – 2nd seed
* #1/1Nick Reenan (Wyoming Seminary, PA) and #2/2 Dakota Geer (Franklin, PA) are both not competing
#12/13 – Drew Phipps, 12th, Norwin (PA) – 1st seed
#20/NR – Kevin Snyder, 12th, Good Counsel (MD) – 3rd seed
NR/12 – Francis Duggan, 10th, N. Allegheny (PA) – 4th seed
#9/8 – Chris Dietrich, 12th, Wyoming Seminary (PA) – 6th seed
#11/15(285) – Will Hilliard, 12th, Wyoming Seminary (PA) – 1st seed

Teams (InterMat Rankings only)
Wyoming Seminary(PA) – 1st
Belle Vernon (PA) – 15th
Kiski (PA) – 42nd
Delbarton (NJ) – 43rd
Reynolds (PA) – 44th
Good Counsel (MD) – 50th


We had the week off from competition, so no news to report on this front.  Lots of practice and prepping for the POWERade.


Nothing going on for the Alumni this week, but we have three Porters competing in the Midlands Tournament at Northwestern this weekend.  Jameson Oster will be competing for Northwestern at 141, Shaun'Qae McMurtry is wrestling at 165 for Northern Illinois University, and Brad Johnson will take the mat for the University of Oklahoma at 197 pounds.

Brian Rossi will be competing at 125 pounds for Stanford University at the Southern Scuffle, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on January 1-2 as well, the Porters' lone Scuffle participant