Tanner Shoap won a pair of matches at 113 pounds and will wrestle in this morning's quarterfinals against top-seeded Zahig Valencia of St. Joseph Bosco, Calif., who was 52-0 a year ago.
Chambersburg's defending PIAA state champion, Garett Hammond - the top seed at 152 pounds - was defeated 10-8 in the second round by Chris Weiler of Wyoming Seminary. Ironically, that's the school Hammond attended in his freshman season.
Other than Shoap and Hammond, only two other Trojans won their first bout, other than with a bye. David Rump (126) scored a 7-4 victory over Matt Welliver of Benton, while Cameron Kiger scored a fall in 4:33 over Matt Beauleau of Colonial Forge, Va. at 285.
Rump was defeated 5-1 by Judson Preskitt of Wyoming Seminary in the next round and Kiger was pinned by Zach DeLuca of Pittsburgh Central Catholic.
Shoap opened with a technical fall (17-2) over Paul Hutton of Good Council, Md., then edged Norristown's Zach Fuentes 3-1 in a tiebreaker. Fuentes took fifth at 106 in last year's PIAA tournament, while Shoap was seventh at 113.
Hammond took 2:51 to record a pin over Chip Sturek of Parkersburg South, W.Va., before his loss to Weiler.
In addition to Hammond, two other Trojans are still alive in the consolation brackets - Garrett Kyner (120) and Dontez King (182). Both picked up a pair of consy
Chambersburg stands in 13th place in the team standings, with 57 teams in the running.