Wayne Wivell could only watch the individual wrestling postseason last year.

The Fairfield High junior fractured his left foot -- "in like nine places," he said -- right before the postseason. The injury happened while playing "Sharks and Minnows" when teammate Nick Mort fell on his ankle.

"It was really depressing," Wivell said. "I was scared coming into this season not being able to finish the postseason last year."

He didn't need to worry. Wivell won the District 3 Class AA Section I 138-pound title Saturday at Susquenita High School and improved to 28-7.

Mort, upset about hurting his teammate and close friend, tried to use the injury as a positive.

"It made me push him even harder this year to succeed when he could've done well last year," Mort said. "He's shown lots of improvement this year. Hopefully, he could stand on the podium at state."

Wivell's attempt at medaling started with a difficult path to Saturday's title.

He opened by pinning Upper Dauphin's David Miller, who had been 25-10, before earning a 6-4 sudden-victory decision in the semifinals against Bermudian Springs' Austin Jackson, whom PA Power Wrestling ranked 13th.

The championship came in a 6-0 decision against Biglerville's Jasper Hankey, ranked 12th.

Wivell's performance helped Fairfield tie Trinity for fourth place with 92 points. Mort won the 160-pound title, and heavyweight Brett Harris added a third-place finish.


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"I think we have a great program, but we don't have the number of kids," Wivell said. "The kids we have are all solid. We just can't keep up with the bigger schools."

Biglerville won with 186.5 points to edge runner-up Boiling Springs' 185 and third-place Bermudian Springs' 181.5. Hanover came in eighth, Delone Catholic was 10th and Littlestown was 11th.

The top six wrestlers in each weight class advance to the District 3 Class AA Championships Friday and Saturday at Hersheypark Arena.

While Wivell's bracket was challenging, Mort faced tough opponents at 160 pounds.

He pinned his first-round opponent in 1:34 and had a 5-1 decision against Bermudian Springs' Colton Dull in the semifinals. Mort finished with a 3-2 loss to Biglerville's Tyler Lieberum in the championship bout.

He believes the challenging opponents will help him and Wivell.

"It makes me want to improve," Mort said. "I made a mistake in the Lieberum match tonight that cost me the match. It cost me losing a takedown and him getting it. It's those little things that make you strive to be perfect.

"The guys we saw at the sectional tournament are the same guys I'll be seeing next week (at district) that'll be standing on the podium, hopefully alongside me, and the same guys at regionals and the guys I'll see in my bracket in the state tournament."

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CLASS AA
Section I
at Susquenita
First Round
  
   106 -- Eric McBurney, Hal, dec. Antonio Ugarte, DC, 5-0; Coy Campbell, UD, pinned Jonathan Day, BoS, 1:22.
   113 -- Corey Sheibley, Sus, pinned Mathew Gross, Trin, 0:49; Nate Goodyear, CH, dec. Lucas Burke, Hal, 7-4.
   120 -- Matt Mitchell, Sus, pinned Brandon Mullican, Lt, 4:51; Chase Mueller, BeS, pinned Wes Brady, Hal, 1:21; Blake Behney, CH, maj. decision Joe Cassella, DC, 14-1.
   126 -- Travis Golden, Han, pinned Amber Laudenslager, Hal, 5:02; Daniel Altemus, New, pinned Jacob Smith, DC, 0:56.
   132 -- Colton McKinney, Big, dec. Jordan Matthews, Lt, 2-0; Nick Cain, Sus, pinned Mason Kemble, CH, 1:23; Colby Stroup, New, tech. fall Chris Kosinski, Trin, 4:20 (17-0); Jake Ford, BeS, pinned Mark Evich, DC, 1:15; Shane Liddick, Hal, pinned Alex Messner, UD, 3:09.
   138 -- Travis Wickard, BoS, dec. Ian McClure, Lt, 8-1; Alex Gallaher, CH, dec. George Anderson, Sus, 9-2; David Miller, UD, pinned Caleb Cash, Trin, 1:19; Alex Little, DC, pinned Dalton Rode, Hal, 2:26.
   145 -- Scott Hostler, New, pinned Zach Barnes, Han, 5:27.
   152 -- Brad Irvin, Han, pinned Joe Martin, Trin, 2:13; Josh Sneeringer, DC, pinned Josh Hill, F, 1:28; Dustin Grubbs, Big, pinned Ryan Straub-Fisher, UD, 0:25; Seth Kodner, CH, dec. Dustin DeGroft, Lt, 4-2; Kyle Kenny, Sus, pinned James Hemperly, New, 1:15.
   170 -- Kyle Jones, BoS, dec. Wyatt Johnson, New, 7-5.
   195 -- Logan Hamm, Han, pinned Trey Gehr, New, 2:37.
   285 -- Shawn Engle, Hal, pined Brady Chambers, CH, 1:59; Josh Bower, New, pinned Ryan Bowman, Han, 3:26; Noah Hakes, BeS, pinned Payton Kennerly, UD, 3:01.
  
Quarterfinals
   106 -- Brady Mentzer, Big, pinned McBurney, Hal, 1:40; Nicole Small, F, dec. Bayley Oberlander, BeS, 3-2 TB; Chase Drawbaugh, Trin, pinned Patrick O'Toole, 1:13; Campbell, UD, pinned Alexander Watson, Han, 3:38.
   113 -- Korbin Myers, BoS, pinned Sheibley, Sus, 1:06; Giuliano Graziosi, Han, maj. decision Connor Boyer, UD, 10-0; Dalton Becker, BeS, pinned Ben Clay, New, 1:59; Nate Newberry, Big, pinned Goodyear, CH, 2:26.
   120 -- Devon Bentley, Trin, pinned Mitchell, Sus, 0:47; Caleb Garland, Han, dec. Ryan Kuhn, Big, 6-2; Devon Hoffman, UD, dec. Mueller, BeS, 6-0; Grant Bond, BoS, pinned Behney, CH, 0:37.
   126 -- Ryan Diehl, Trin, tech. fall Golden, Han, 0:25; Scott Cooper, Big, tech. fall Cody Snyder, UD, 5:24 (15-0); Ted Marines, BeS, dec. John Daum, Sus, 6-2; Kyle Shoop, BoS, pinned Altemus, New, 1:04.
   132 -- Ian Brown, Han, tech. fall McKinney, Big, 3:23 (18-2); Cain, Sus, maj. decision Stroup, New, 14-4; Andrew Mellott, BoS, pinned Ford, BeS, 2:57; Cameron Scalio, F, maj. decision Liddick, Hal, 16-2.
   138 -- Jasper Hankey, Big, pinned Wickard, BoS, 2:36; Tyler Shafer, Han, dec. Gallaher, CH, 8-5; Wayne Wivell, F, pinned Miller, UD, 3:32; Austin Jackson, BeS, pinned Little, DC, 0:54.
   145 -- Briton Shelton, BeS, tech. fall Hostler, New, 3:08 (21-5); Dustin Bowersox, Lt, dec. David Stone, F, 11-4; Tyler Kauffman, BoS, maj. decision Lucas Shull, DC, 14-2; Chad Meko, Hal, pinned Alex Talbert, CH, 4:55.
   152 -- Robbie Moretz, Hal, pinned Irvin, Han, 3:25; Grubbs, Big, dec. Josh Sneeringer, DC, 2-1; Jared Spahr, BeS, tech. fall Kodner, CH, 3:17 (20-3); John Vaughn, BoS, dec. Kenny, Sus, 7-1.
   160 -- Tyler Lieberum, Big, pinned Jeremiah Brown, New, 1:01; Quinn Frassetta, CH, pinned Connor Murphy, BoS, 4:30; Colton Dull, BeS, pinned Jake Kadis, DC, 1:06; Nick Mort, F, pinned Ryan Morton, Hal, 1:34.
   170 -- Tristan Sponseller, BeS, pinned Kyle Jones, BoS, 1:36; Josh Mann, Sus, pinned Joe Becker, UD, 3:07; Matt Lentz, DC, pinned Cole Young, 3:34; Josh Asper, Big, pinned Peter Lazzara, Trin, 1:37.
   182 -- Kyle Taylor, BoS, pinned Tyler Kriner, Sus, 1:44; Josh Vaughn, Lt, dec. Eric Showers, Big, 5-2; Jacob Slonaker, BeS, pinned Joe Post, DC, 1:36; Trey Campbell, UD, pinned Tyler Wentz, Han, 1:43.
   195 -- Adam Geiger, Trin, pinned Hamm, Han, 0:34; Jay Bennett, Sus, pinned David Zinn, DC, 1:42; Joe Hurda, Big, pinned Travis Enders, Hal, 1:53; Brock Linebaugh, BeS, pinned Cody Zerby, UD, 0:55.
   220 -- Joey Kaufman, Hal, had bye; Nate Mentzer, Big, dec. Zach Zerby, UD, 9-5; Jacob Miller, F, pinned Majd Errafi, CH, 0:25; Calvin Barrick, BoS, pinned Ben Krentler, Han, 1:16.
   285 -- Trevor Stover, Big, pinned Engle, Hal, 0:52; Noah Davis, BoS, pinned Zachary McCleod, Lt, 2:27; Brett Harris, F, pinned Bower, New, 2:18; Brent Sterner, Sus, dec. Hakes, BeS, 4-3 UTB.
  
Semifinals
   106 -- Mentzer, Big, pinned Small, F, 2:42; Campbell, UD, dec. Drawbaugh, Trin, 9-5.
113 -- Myers, BoS, pinned Graziosi, Han, 1:59; Newberry, Big, dec. Becker, BeS, 8-2. 120 -- Bentley, Trin, tech. fall Garland, Han, 3:13 (15-0); Bond, BoS, pinend Hoffman, UD, 1:51. 126 -- Diehl, Trin, tech. fall Cooper, Big, 3:17 (15-0); Shoop, BoS maj. decision Marines, BeS, 11-0. 132 -- Brown, Han, tech. fall Cain, Sus, 4:00 (15-0); Mellott, BoS, dec. Scalio, F, 9-2. 138 -- Hankey, Big, dec. Shafer, Han, 9-6; Wivell, F, dec. Jackson, BeS, 6-4 SV. 145 -- Shelton, BeS, tech. fall Bowersox, Lt, 4:54 (19-2); Kauffman, BoS, maj. decision Meko, Hal, 9-0.152 -- Moretz, Hal, dec. Grubbs, Big, 9-2; Vaughn, BoS, dec. Spahr, BeS, 7-1. 160 -- Lieberum, Big, dec. Frassetta, CH, 7-1; Mort, F, dec. Dull, BeS, 5-1. 170 -- Sponseller, BeS, pinned Mann, Sus, 1:30; Asper, Big, pinned Lentz, DC, 3:44. 182 -- Taylor, BoS, dec. Vaughn, Lt, 11-5; Slonaker, BeS, dec. Campbell, UD, 4-2. 195 -- Geiger, Trin, tech. fall Bennett, Sus, 4:51 (21-6); Linebaugh, BeS, dec. Hurda, Big, 7-4. 220 -- Kaufman, Hal, pinned Mentzer, Big, 0:41; Barrick, BoS, pinned Miller, F, 4:42. 285 -- Stover, Big, pinned Davis, BoS, 1:36; Sterner, Sus, maj. decision Harris, 11-1.
  
First-Round Consolations
   106 -- Oberlander, BeS, pinned McBurney, 1:53; Watson, Han, pinned O'Toole, New, 3:52. 113 -- Sheibley, Sus, pinned Boyer, UD, 1:55; Clay, New, pinned Goodyear, CH, 0:47. 120 -- Kuhn, Big, maj. decision Mitchell, Sus, 13-0; Mueller, BeS, pinned Behney, CH, 1:38.126 -- Snyder, UD, pinned Golden, Han, 1:39; Altemus, New, dec. Daum, Sus, 11-9.
   132 -- Stroup, New, maj. decision McKinney, Big, 10-2; Ford, BeS, dec. Liddick, Hal, 4-3. 138 -- Gallaher, CH, dec. Wickard, BoS, 7-6; Miller, UD, pinned Little, DC, 1:19. 145 -- Stone, F, dec. Hostler, New, 10-4; Shull, DC, dec. Talbert, 9-2. 152 -- Sneeringer, DC, dec. Irvin, Han, 7-5; Kenny, Sus, maj. decision Kodner, CH, 12-4. 160 -- Murphy, BoS, pinned Brown, New, 0:23; Kadis, DC, dec. Morton, Hal, 4-2. 170 -- Becker, UD, pinned Jones, BoS, 0:59; Lazzara, Trin, pinned Young, CH, 0:55. 182 -- Showers, Big, pinned Kriner, Sus, 0:47; Post, DC, pinned Wentz, Hanover, 4:40. 195 -- Zinn, DC, pinned Hamm, Han, 2:07; Enders, Hal, pinned Zerby, UD, 2:14. 220 -- Zerby, UD, had bye; Errafi, CH, pinned Krentler, Han, 1:36. 285 -- MacCleod, Lt, pinned Engle, Hal, 3:35; Hakes, BeS, pinned Bower, New, 2:55.
  
Second Round Consolation
   106 -- Drawbaugh, Trin, pinned Oberlander, BeS, 2:00; Watson, Han, dec. Small, F, 6-2. 113 -- Becker, BeS, pinned Sheibley, Sus, 0:36; Graziosi, Han, dec. Clay, New, 6-0. 120 -- Hoffman, UD, pinned Kuhn, Big, 4:10; Garland, Han, pinned Mueller, 4-2 SV. 126 -- Marines, BeS, dec. Snyder, UD, 2-0; Cooper, Big, pinned Altemus, 0:40. 132 -- Scalio, F, won by medical forfeit over Stroup, New; Cain, Sus, dec. Ford, BeS, 5-0. 138 -- Gallaher, CH, dec. Jackson, BeS, 7-2; Shafer, Han, dec. Miller, UD, 5-0. 145 -- Meko, Hal, pinned Stone, F, 1:57; Bowersox, Lt, pinned Shull, DC, 1:54. 152 -- Spahr, BeS, pinned Sneeringer, DC, 4:38; Kenny, Sus, dec. Grubbs, Big, 2-1. 160 -- Dull, BeS, dec. Murphy, BoS, 7-0; Frassetta, CH, pinned Kadis, DC, 0:52. 170 -- Lentz, DC, dec. Becker, UD, 13-10; Mann, Sus, pinned Lazzara, Trin, 0:32. 182 -- Campbell, UD, tech. fall Showers, Big, 3:41 (15-0); Vaughn, Lt, pinned Post, DC, 0:41. 195 -- Hurda, Big, pinned Zinn, DC, 2:15; Bennett, Sus, pinned Enders, Hal, 0:43. 220 -- Miller, F, won by injury default over Zerby, UD, 0:33; Mentzer, Big, pinned Errafi, CH, 1:33. 285 -- Harris, F, pinned MacCleod, Lt, 0:47; Davis, BoS, pinned Hakes, BeS, 4:01.
  
Fifth-Place Matches
   106 -- Oberlander, BeS, maj. decision Small, F, 13-3; 113 -- Sheibley, Sus, pinned Clay, New, 4:55; 120 -- Mueller, BeS, dec. Kuhn, Big, 3-0; 126 -- Snyder, UD, pinned Altemus, New, 2:07; 132 -- Ford, BeS, won by medical forfeit over Stroup, New; 138 -- Jackson, BeS, pinned Miller, UD, 4:37; 145 -- Shull, DC, tech. fall Stone, F, 4:16 (16-1); 152 -- Grubbs, Big, dec. Sneeringer, DC, 4-3; 160 -- Murphy, BoS, pinned Kadis, DC, 0:39; 170 -- Becker, UD, pinned Lazzara, Trin, 1:34; 182 -- Showers, Big, maj. decision Post, DC, 13-4; 195 -- Enders, Hal, dec. Zinn, DC, 7-2; 220 -- Zerby, UD, won by medical forfeit over Errafi, CH; 285 -- MacCleod, Lt, dec. Hakes, Lt, 1-0.
  
Third-Place Matches
   106 -- Drawbaugh, Trin, pinned Watson, Han, 1:56; 113 -- Becker, BeS, pinned Graziosi, Han, 0:53; 120 -- Garland, Han, dec. Hoffman, UD, 8-3; 126 -- Cooper, Big, dec. Marines, BeS, 4-2; 132 -- Cain, Sus, dec. Scalio, F, 4-2 SV; 138 -- Gallaher, CH, dec. Shafer, Han, 4-3 TB; 145 -- Meko, Hal, pinned Bowersox, Lt, 3:32; 152 -- Kenny, Sus, dec. Spahr, BeS, 6-4; 160 -- Dull, BeS, pinned Frassetta, CH, 1:45; 170 -- Mann, Sus, pinned Lentz, DC, 1:24; 182 -- Campbell, UD, dec. Vaughn, Lt, 14-8; 195 -- Bennett, Sus, dec. Hurda, Big, 5-1; Miller, F, dec. Mentzer, Big, 5-2; 285 -- Harris, F, dec. Davis, BoS, 8-1.
  
Championship Finals
   106 -- Campbell, UD, dec. Mentzer, Big, 10-4; 113 -- Myers, BoS, dec. Newberry, Big, 8-2; 120 -- Bond, BoS, dec. Bentley, Trin, 5-0; 126 -- Diehl, Trin, tech. fall Shoop, BoS, 3:43 (17-0); 132 -- Brown, Han, tech. fall Mellott, BoS, 4:10 (15-0); 138 -- Wivell, F, dec. Hankey, Big, 6-0; 145 -- Shelton, BeS, dec. Kauffman, BoS, 9-2; 152 -- Moretz, Hal, dec. Vaughn, BoS, 6-2; 160 -- Lieberum, Big, dec. Mort, F, 3-2; 170 -- Sponseller, BeS, maj. decision Asper, Big, 14-2; 182 -- Taylor, BoS, dec. Slonaker, BeS, 4-2; 195 -- Geiger, Trin, dec. Linebaugh, BeS, 11-6; 220 -- Kaufman, Hal, tech. fall Barrick, BoS, 4:24 (17-2); 285 -- Stover, Big, pinned Sterner, Sus, 0:19.
  
Team Standings/ Key
   1. Biglerville (Big), 186.5; 2. Boiling Springs (BoS), 185; 3. Bermudian Springs (BeS), 181.5; 4. (tie) Fairfield (F) and Trinity (Trin) 92; 6. Susquenita (Sus), 86; 7. Upper Dauphin (UD), 78.5; 8. Halifax (Hal), 71.5; 9. Hanover (Han), 68.5; 10. Delone Catholic (DC), 39.5; 11. Littlestown (Lt), 32; 12. Camp Hill, 31; 13. Newport (New), 15.