In addition to wrestler of the year Joe Gartland of Penncrest, the rest of the All-Delco team includes:
Jason Rinaldi, Marple Newtown: Rinaldi was the only Delco wrestler to win a regional title after he defeated Avon Grove's Edgar Garcia in the 106-pound final. He also went over 100 wins, going 32-5 on the season, and qualified for states for the first time in his illustrious career. It's his third All-Delco selection.
Austin Petril, Upper Darby: Petril finished with a 34-4 mark on the season but ran into one of the more difficult brackets to get to states. He placed second at districts before losing his first match at regionals. He rallied to win twice before falling short of Hershey.
Michael Marino, Garnet Valley: Each year it seems like Marino gets better and better. Last year, the two-time All-Delco qualified for states but was eliminated on the first day. After eclipsing the 100-victory mark this year, he qualified for states yet again, only this time he medaled. Next season, finishing with an "odd number' on his medal is now the goal. He went 36-7 on the year.
Ryan Flynn, Marple Newtown: The two-time All-Delco had an unlucky draw at regionals; his two losses came to a pair of wrestlers with a combined seven losses on the season. Still, he finished his high-school career with a stellar 129-17 mark, a school record for wins.
Luke Brooman, Episcopal Academy: Brooman certainly lived up to his family name. He finished the season with a 40-3 record, placing third at Prep Nationals. That made him a four-time Prep state finalist and a four-time Prep National All-American during his career at Episcopal. He finished with a record of 141-32. Only his brother Kyle finished with more wins (169) in the history of Episcopal wrestling.
Matt Pelton, Radnor: For the second consecutive season, Pelton finished one win short of going to states. He capped his career with 107 wins, including a Central League championship and a spot in the District One Class AAA West final, and two regional medals.
John Dambro, Garnet Valley: Dambro seemed to explode on the scene this season. After posting 20-win seasons his first two years, Dambro went 32-8 this year and wrestled back to win the consolation final at regionals in overtime to qualify for states for the first time.
Joe DePhillipo, Bonner-Prendergast: After dropping his first match at Northeast regionals, DePhillipo took the most difficult path to Hershey: he won three consecutive matches in the consolation rounds to advance. He finished with a 36-5 record and sits just eight wins shy of 100.
Abner Thompson, Academy Park: All season long, people told Thompson what he couldn't do. Instead of listening to them, he used that as motivation to go 38-4, place second at regionals and to win a match at states.
Liam Frank, Penncrest: Frank went the furthest of any Delco 182-pounder, but just barely. He edged Ridley's Lawrence Alkins, 3-1, in the consolation quarterfinals at regionals. Still, Frank comes from a strong wrestling family and had an impressive 28-8 freshman campaign.
L.J. Barlow, Haverford School: Last year's Daily Times Wrestler of the Year took what might look like a step backward this year, but that's not what it was. You can't call following up a third-place finish at Prep Nationals as a freshman with a fourth-place finish in a higher weight class as a sophomore a step backward. He went 35-7 this season.
Karon Lucas-Tillery, Penn Wood: Penn Wood isn't exactly known as a wrestling powerhouse in the state, but Lucas-Tillery is putting the Patriots on the map. After losing his first match at regionals to Lower Merion's Eli Zimmer, the two-time All-Delco wrestled back through the consolation round to pin Zimmer in the finals and earn a trip to states.
Josh Yeboah-Gyasi, Upper Darby: After not starting the year until late January due to injury, Yeboah-Gyasi impressively rallied to win three matches (one by forfeit) at regionals before falling in the consolation semifinals. He finished with a 16-5 mark.
Matt Gould, Interboro: Considering Gould pinned an opponent at regionals that eventually qualified for states, there is no argument that the Interboro junior will feel pressure to qualify for Hershey as a senior. The two-time All-Delco selection has back-to-back 38-plus win seasons under his belt. The only thing missing is making it to the big stage.