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Wrestling: Section 1-AAA Tournament Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Section 1-AAA Tournament will be held Saturday at Gateway. Below is a breakdown of the top entries.

Returning Champions
113 - A.J. Wilkins, Gateway (Champ at 103 in 2011, third last year)
113 - Ricky Cavallo, Hempfield (Sec. 2 champ at 103 last year) ** Out with injury.
120 - Sam Krivus, Hempfield (Sec. 2 champ at 113 last year)
120 - Ryan Hardaway, Kiski Area (Champ at 113 last year)
126 - Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional (Champ at 106 last year)
132 - Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional (Two-time champ)
138 - Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional (Champ at 126 last year)
145 - Josh Shields, Franklin Regional (Champ at 132 last year)
145 - Cole Landowski, Kiski Area (Champ at 138 last year)
152 - Heath Coles, Norwin (Sec. 2 Champ at 130 in 2010, runner-up in 2011)
160 - Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe (Defending champ)
160 - Zach Voytek, Greensburg Salem (Champ at 152 last year)
195 - Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area (Three-time champ)
195 - Anthony Cable, Greensburg Salem (Champ at 170 last year)
285 - Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area (Champ at 285 last year)

Unbeaten Entries
195 - Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area (29-0)  
285 - Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area (31-0)  

Top Seeds
106 - Luke Pletcher, Latrobe (30-2)  
113 - A.J. Wilkins, Gateway (9-1)
120 - Sam Krivus, Hempfield (29-3)  
126 - Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional (29-4)  
132 - Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional (35-3)  
138 - Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional (33-6)  
145 - Josh Shields, Franklin Regional (34-4)  
152 - Heath Coles, Norwin (27-3)  
160 - Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe (31-1)  
170 - Dom Nania, Hempfield (25-7)
182 - Drew Phipps, Norwin (30-5)  
195 - Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area (29-0)  
220 - Brett Zanotto, Franklin Regional (18-9)
285 - Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area (31-0)  

Strongest Weight Class - 152 Pounds
(Top Five Seeds)
#1 Heath Coles, Norwin (27-3)  
#2 Tyler Reinhart, Greensburg Salem (31-5)  
#3 Devin Austin, Penn-Trafford (29-6)  
#4 Brandon Yant, Franklin Regional (28-10)  
#5 Kyle Skelly, Kiski Area (22-4)