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Eagles Place Four at Panther Holiday Classic

Tyrone took seven varsity wrestlers to the Panther Holiday Classic tournament at Mount Aloysius and four of them reached the podium.

The effort was good enough to place Tyrone 14th in the 50-team field. Each weight class averaged around 40 wrestlers per bracket, and many state championship tournament hopefuls were among the athletes competing.

“The Panther Classic is a loaded tournament, and everyone wrestled well and we all learned from our losses,” Tyrone junior Logan Rumberger said.

The Panther Classic is a loaded tournament, and everyone wrestled well and we all learned from our losses

— Logan Rumberger

Tyrone had four of the area’s 11 place winners in the tournament including sophomore Kyle Scott (third, 172) and senior Braden Ewing (third, 285), as well as senior Andrew Weaver (fourth, 189) and junior Logan Rumberger (eighth, 133).

“They wrestled well,” Tyrone coach Quentin Wright said. “We had a few setbacks losing some matches, but we did a lot of learning this weekend. We’ll use that and get ready for next week.”

Sophomore Kyle Scott was ranked first at 172 lbs going into the tournament. Scott started with two pins, making his way to the quarter-finals, but was upset by the nine seed 3-2. Scott got taken down early in the first period. Getting out right away, put the score at 2-1. With a scoreless second period, Scott knew he had to score. He took the bottom to start the third period and made a quick escape, putting the pressure on his opponent by pushing the pace and taking shots, but Scott could not break through and lost.

However, Scott used the loss as fuel for the second day of the tournament. Scott went on a four-match win streak to take 3rd place.

In the heavyweight bracket, senior Braden Ewing also made it to the semi-finals and racked up two pins in less than a minute on his way. Ewing fell to the number one seed and dropped to the consolation bracket.

Ewing then beat the sixth seed in the consolation semis and wrestled for third place. Ewing had a tough match against a rival Daniel Williams from Glendale. The score was 1-1 at the end of the third. In the first period of overtime, there were no points. Ewing ended up winning in a tiebreaker where he escaped to win 2-1.

Remington Fleck went into the tournament ranked as the 17th seed. He pinned his first opponent in the round of 64 in just 52 seconds. In the round of 32, he fell short of Trinity wrestler Luke Poland by a 2-0 decision. Fleck fell to the consolation bracket and put up a fight. He dominated his next 2 matches until he fell to the 11th seed in the Consi Round of 16 #2.

Freshman Caleb Whitby did not have an easy tournament either as he drew the 3rd seed in the first round. Whitby got pinned and dropped to the consolation bracket, where he lost as well.

The 152 lbs weight class was stacked with five state-ranked wrestlers, so Tyrone senior Cohen Wallace knew it wasn’t going to be an easy tournament. Wallace lost to the 12th seed in the round of 32 and then received a bye in the first round of consolations. In the Consi Round of 16, Wallace faced Huntingdon’s Dom Peruso, where he fell short to in a 12-4 decision.

Junior Logan Rumberger came into the tournament as the 9th seed at 133. Rumberger tech falled and pinned his way to the quarterfinals, where he faced the one seed. Rumberger put up a good fight through the first period but got pinned shortly after.

Dropping to the blood rounds, Rumberger had to win to place. Rumberger wrestled Isiah Shilcosky, who he beat last year 2-1, but going was down 1-0 going into the third period, he chose bottom and reversed Shilcosky. Rumberger ended up winning 2-1. Making it to placement matches, he dropped his next two matches by decision to take 8th place.

I think we wrestled very well. That many matches in two days is super tough, so everyone who placed did awesome

— Andrew Weaver

In the 189 lb weight class, Andrew Weaver showed up and wrestled above his seed. Weaver was seeded fifth and start with two dominant wins. Weaver walked to the quarter-finals, where he beat Micheal Davis who was the 4th seed.

Weaver fought a tough match but fell to a 10-5 decision. He then dropped to the blood round and tore up Phillipsburg’s Andrew Hensal. Weaver got another major decision in the consi round of 4 and received a medical default to move onto the 3rd place match.

Weaver got his redemption match against Michael Davis. Weaver was losing 3-2, when he got caught on his back and pinned. Weaver ended up taking fourth, going 5-2.

“I think we wrestled very well. That many matches in two days is super tough, so everyone who placed did awesome,” Andrew Weaver said.

Tyrone also had a Junior Varsity champion, Steven Buck pinned all of his opponents in the JV bracket. Maverick Fleck dominated his way through the bracket and took 2nd on the day.


1. Conn–Connellsville 216; 2. PV–Penns Valley 136; 3. QV–Quaker Valley 128.5; 4. BS–Boiling Springs 120.5; 5. HUNT–Huntingdon 117.5; 6. SM–St. Marys 115.5; 7. C–Canton 114.5; 8. T–Trinity 113.5; 9. COR–Corry 111.5; 10. SOM–Somerset and THS–The Hill School 105; 12. SEL–Selinsgrove 100.5; 13. TY–Tyrone 98.5; 14. PO–Philipsburg-Osceola 98; 15. HH–Hatboro Horsham 97.5; 16. DB–Daniel Boone 96; 17. SV–Seneca Valley 95; 18. MCG–McGuffey 93.5; 19. I–Indiana 92.5; 20. MU–Mount Union 85.5; 21. MIFF–Mifflinburg 78; 22. PC–Penn Cambria 76.5; 23. SG–Spring Grove 74.5; 24. B–Bedford 72.5; 25. D–Dallastown 69; 26. A–Armstrong and FH–Forest Hills 66; 28. NB–Northern Bedford and E–Everett 62; 30. G–Glendale 59.5; 31. MC–Manheim Central 56; 32. TV–Twin Valley 49; 33. CH–Cambria Heights and BB–Berlin Brothersvalley 42; 35. HOLL–Hollidaysburg 38.5; 36. CENT–Central 35; 37. MV–Moshannon Valley 34.5; 38. CC–Central Cambra 33.5; 39. J–Johnsonburg 33; 40. WH–Westmont Hilltop 32; 41. CT–Conemaugh Township 31; 42. MC–Marion Center and N–Northwestern 25.5; 44. TUNK–Tunkhannock 25; 45. RID–Ridgway 22; 46. R–Richland 21; 47. CF–Colonial Forge 12; 48. NS–North Star 10; 49. CK–Claysburg-Kimmel 9; 50. BA–Bellwood-Antis 5.


107–Morrison, HH, dec. Annderchak, QV, 5-0; 114–Hummel, PO, dec. Lynn, CONN, 7-4; 121–Fanella, I, maj. dec. Smith, SV, 13-5; 127–Beimel, SM, dec. Magnani, BS, 5-2; 133–Houser, DB, dec. K. Vielma, CONN, 2-1; 139–Reihner, T, dec. Kazalas, QV, 3-0; 145–Petrovich, CONN, dec. Gable, PO, 12-8

152–Hoover, PC, dec. Watson, PV, 7-5 OT; 160–L. Vielma, CONN, maj. dec. Ward, C, 10-0; 172–Wolfanger, SM, dec. Feeney, D, 2-1; 189–Hogan, DB, maj. dec. McMonagle, HUNT, 13-4; 215–Holmes, SOM, maj. dec. Ryan, MU, 10-0; 285–Hershey, SG, dec. Winchester, TV, 3-1 OT.

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Trent Hoover, Penn Cambria




114–Jones, CH, dec. Main, MCG, 5-2; 172–Scott, TY, dec. Amspacher, SG, 2-1; 189–Davis, C, pinned Weaver, TY, 3:42; 285–Ewing, TY, dec. Williams, G, 2-1 TB.


121–Darlington, PV, dec. Clouse, NB, 3-1


114–Vermilya, C, maj. dec. Niebauer, CC, 10-0; 133–Junko, T, dec. Rumberger, TY, 8-7; 172–Neal, BS, pinned Campbell, G, 2:04; 189–Snider, NB, dec. Wolfe, SV, 6-1; 285–Hale, B, pinned Beach, NB, 3:41.

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Logan Rumberger is a junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year on the Eagle Eye team and he also joined the yearbook team this year as well. Logan loves everything about sports. His favorite sport to play and watch is wrestling. Logan looks forward to running back his podcast called “TSPN” for season 2 with his fellow mate Austin Lucas. Logan has big plans for this year's podcast and can't wait to show the Eagle Eye community.

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