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Hopewell wrestling team wins Burgettstown Tournament

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Hopewell claimed the team title at the Burgettstown Tournament, which was held Jan. 18-19. The Vikings had five wrestlers advance to the finals. Travis Sonson, Damon Drositis, and Michael Tempalski won titles for Hopewell.

Sonson captured the 120-pound title with a 5-2 win against Seneca Valley's Nick Zoria. Drositis claimed his second title with a 10-2 major decision of Forest Hills' Zack Pinkas at 170 pounds. Tempalski pinned Avella's Zack Simonelli in the 182-pound final.

Southmoreland, South Park, and Allderdice each had two champions.

Austin Griffiths (106) and Jacob Beistel (285) won titles for Southmoreland. Greg Bulsack (126) and Jake Wentzel (132) were champs for South Park. Brian Estep (152) and Ranier Smith (195) won titles for Allderdice.

Other WPIAL wrestlers who won titles were: Beth-Center's Zach Swarrow (113), Charleroi's Nick Gavazzi (138), and Avella's Jake Temple (220).

Burgettstown Tournament

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Hopewell 186.5, 2. Seneca Valley 172.5, 3. Forest Hills 152, 4. Conemaugh Township 128.5, 5. Allderdice 125.5.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES
106 - Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland dec. Austin McDermitt, Burgettstown, 5-2.
113 - Zach Swarrow, Beth-Center pinned Aaron Rouda, Shaler, 1:10.
120 - Travis Sonson, Hopewell dec. Nick Zoria, Seneca Valley, 5-2.
126 - Greg Bulsak, South Park dec. David Kelly, Pine-Richland, 7-2.
132 - Jake Wentzel, South Park dec. Filippo Crivelli, Hopewell, 7-0.
138 - Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi tech. fall Tony Welsh, Bethel Park, 16-1.
145 - Tanner Cahill, Conemaugh Township pinned Jason Stay, Beth-Center, 2:31.
152 - Brian Estep, Allderdice dec. Boe Bonzo, Freedom, 8-6.
160 - Cody Law, Forest Hills dec. Brendan Burnham, Pine-Richland, 11-5.
170 - Damon Drositis, Hopewell major dec. Zack Pinkas, Forest Hills, 10-2.
182 - Michael Tempalski, Hopewell pinned Zack Simonelli, Avella, 1:20.
195 - Ranier Smith, Allderdice pinned Brandon Hucik, Burgettstown, 3:20.
220 - Jake Temple, Avella dec. Cole Macek, Montour, 4-3.
285 - Jacob Beistel, Southmoreland dec. Damon Sims, Jr., Hopewell, 3-2 2OT.