HOLLAND - For the second year in a row, Chambersburg's Garett Hammond is a champion of the Escape the Rock Tournament.
At 152, Hammond went 4-0 in the weekend's tournament to capture the title. He started with a pin of Lee Koller in just 1:36 before getting a major decision over Chad Reese of Central Mountain, 14-3. He then teched Michel Engels, of Hanover, in dominating fashion with a 17-1 victory. In the final, Hammond won a convincing 11-1 major against Travis Buddock of Saucon Valley.
"We were expecting him to win, but I wasn't sure we would see that level of dominance that we got because he really was dominant," Chambersburg coach Doug Rine said. "He wrestled great on his feet, and he was extremely physical. He really wasn't pushed by anybody."
The next best finisher for the Trojans was Tanner Shoap, who took fifth at 113. He struggled a bit with his offense, losing two matches by scores of 1-0 and 2-0. He then beat Jeffrey Gregory of Hanover, 5-3, in the fifth-place match.
Chambersburg had three other place winners. Despite suffering an injury midway through the tournament, David Rump placed sixth at 126. His 3-3 finish included a pin of Sean Gleason of Malvern Prep in just nine seconds. Garrett Kyner and Calvin O'Farrell both earned seventh at 120 and 160, respectively.
Dontez King also had a winning record, going 3-2. He needed just one more victory for a place-winning spot.
As a team, the Trojans earned 12th overall, finishing with
"I was hoping for top 10, but as a team, I thought we wrestled pretty well," Rine said. "We had a shaky round in the middle of the day (Sunday), but then we wrestled the night tough. Team-wise, we had five placewinners, and that's pretty good in a tournament of this level."
1.Parkland 189.5; 2.Owen J. Roberts 172.5; 3.Solanco 144.5; 4.(tie) Delaware Valley, Forest Park 138; 6.Saucon Valley 136.5; 7.Bald Eagle Area 129.5; 8.Central Mountain 122.5; 9.Norristown 116.5; 10.Northampton 115; 11.Manheim Township 109; 12.Chambersburg 108.5; 13.Council Rock South 100.5; 14.Big Spring 97; 15.(tie) Dallastown, Paulsboro, N.J. 90.
Note: ask which weight class the meet started at, then put that first
106 - Colin Runshaw (3-2); d Jack Hill (Saucon Valley), 7-5; lost by pin to Michael Scheetz (Northampton), 2:21; p Tom Matarazzo (Council Rock North), 2:51; d Richard Koslower (Delaware Valley), 7-2; lost by d to Aston White (O.J. Roberts), 7-0
113 - Tanner Shoap (3-2, placed fifth); d Jake Lang (Del. Val), 5-0; d Derek Gulotta (OJR), 3-0; lost by d to Ethan Lisak (Parkland), 1-0; lost by d to Danny Martoccio (CR South), 2-0; d Jeffrey Gregory (Hanover), 5-3
120 - Garrett Kyner (4-2, placed seventh, won DQ over Chase Andrus (Central Mtn); md Logan Blackburn (Westmont Hilltop), 8-0; lost by md to Zach Valley (Northampton), 11-2; d Mike Jeronis (CD North), 3-2; lost by p to John Gentile (Paulsboro), 2:45; d Logan Blackburn (West-Hill), 3-1
126 - David Rump (3-3, placed sixth); p Sean Gleason (Malvern Prep), 0:09; d Grady Millick (Parkland), 5-2; d Joshua Carney (Smyrna, Del.), 3-2; lost by d to Dustin Rook (Big Spring), 8-4; lost by default to Rodney Sunday (Dallastown); lost by default to Josh DiSanto (Pennsbury)
132 - David Law (1-2); lost by d to Juan Rivera (Pauls), 6-2; d Vince Manzi (Father Judge), 1-0; lost by d to Evan Dienstman (CD North), 3-1
138 - Steven Smith (1-2); lost by p to Demetri D'Orasneo (OJR), 0:42; d Ben Billings (Plymouth-Whitemarsh), 7-0; lost by p to Mike Walsh (West-Hill), 2:23
145 - James McKenzie (1-2); lost by md to Nick Flanigan (Hill School), 12-4; d Reid Hickman (Pennsbury), 6-2; lost by d to Tyler Kelly (CD North), 6-0
152 - Garett Hammond (4-0, champion); p Lee Koller (Pauls), 1:36; md Chad Reese (Central Mtn), 14-3; tf Michael Engels (Hanover), 17-1; md Travis Buddock (Saucon Valley), 11-1
160 - Calvin O'Farrell (4-2, placed seventh); d Jordan Baugh (Forest Park), 8-2; p Joe D-Imperio (F.Judge), 0:52; lost by tf to Bobby Fehr (Northampton), 19-2; d Nick McKnight (Manheim Twp.), 4-2; lost by d to Jarren Wilson (Smyrna), 9-7; p Gavin Caprio (Central Mtn), 1:58
170 - Adam Tardosky (0-2); lost by d to Luke Baldwin (Dallastown), 9-5; lost by d to Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna), 6-2
182 - Dontez King (3-2); p Michael Clavier (Caesar Rodney), 1:47; lost by tf to Gordon Bolig (OJR), 18-2; d Loc Long (Central Mtn), 8-1; d William Sackey-Rush (Forest Park), 6-4; lost by d to John Shorter (Manheim Twp), 5-2
195 - Devon Williams (0-2); lost by p to Jason Kocher (Northampton), 2:19; lost by d to Evan Boatman (OJR), 9-5
220 - Collin Hansley (1-2); lost by d to Jack Fagan (Del Vall), 4-0; d Luke Johnson (Pennsbury), 4-2; lost by d to Imad Azar (Northampton), 6-0
285 - Cameron Kiger (2-2); lost by p to Zach MacLean (Parkland), 1:29; d Nick Maffei (Del Vall), 7-3; p Sam Scheetz (Sauvon Vall), 0:24; lost by d to Nicholas Carroll (Cape Henlopen, Del.), 3-2
Next match: Wednesday, at Shippensburg, 7.