After going 10-2 in the opening round at Hersheypark Arena on Friday afternoon, those 10 advancers were just 2-8 in the evening session, with Chambersburg's veteran stalwarts Tanner Shoap (113) and Garett Hammond (152) still alive to defend their district titles.
Of the eight who fell in the quarterfinals, six came back to win in the consolation round and remain in the hunt for qualification to the PIAA State Tournament. Those include Chambersburg's Garrett Kyner (120), David Rump (126) and Dontez King (195), as well as Shippensburg's Dylan Herb (195) and Cary Hess (285), and Cody Carbaugh of Greencastle-Antrim (113).
Trojan coach Doug Rine said, "Overall, it was a good day. When was the last time Chambersburg had five kids wrestling in the second day of districts?"
Chambersburg started with a buzz killer when 106-pounder Colin Runshaw failed to make weight (he had extra fluids from a trip to the emergency room Thursday night for a test). But Kyner put a jolt back into the team when he dropped Central Dauphin's Nick Ward to his back for a pin in 1:38 of the prelim round.
"I just needed to keep my balance and not get turned," Kyner said.
Rine said, "The other kid tried to elevate, but Garrett got his hips back and plopped him on the mat. That certainly got me psyched up.
Shoap had already scored three takedowns in a 7-0 win over Aidyn Miller of Hempfield and Rump followed with a 14-0 tilt fest over Exeter's Scott Baker. When Hammond rolled to a 22-5 technical fall over Austin King of Manheim Central and Dontez King won 6-3 over Harrisburg's Lemir Isom, the Trojans finished a 5-0 first round.
"That was nice to see the younger guys get some wins," Shoap said.
The good times kept rolling. G-A's Carbaugh was sharp in a 12-0 major over Lake Laughman of New Oxford and Devin Reed of James Buchanan notched a pin at 285.
Shippensburg then went 3-0 - Chris Williams mauled Andrew Woltman of Hershey 14-6 at 170, Herb took a 7-1 nod over Zaire Lawrence of Dallastown and Hess stuck Brock Hartman of New Oxford in 1:37. It was Hess' 100th career victory; he is the third Greyhound to win 100 wrestling matches.
But then came the quarterfinals, and the competition got tougher.
Shoap won comfortably, 13-2, over Conner Moyer of Wilson, but it was a physical battle.
"He head butted me first, and I have a headache from that," Shoap said. "Then on the restart, he poked me in the eye. That definitely made me want to get the next takedown."
Hammond was also solid, with a 10-3 victory over Tanner Druck of Dallastown. Four takedowns made the difference.
"Since I lost last week, I wasn't seeded, and I knew there would be good competition here," Hammond said. "Druck was a pretty solid kid."
In Saturday morning's semifinals, Shoap (36-7) faces freshman Derek Wilson (25-7) of South Western, while Hammond (42-5) faces Austin Rose (43-4) of Central Dauphin for the third time this year.
"Here we go with the rubber match," Rine said - Hammond and Rose have split two bouts this year.
Of the eight losses in the quarters, three came by one point and another pair were by two points.
Kyner fell 1-0 to Johan Fisher of Gov. Mifflin when he couldn't break free from Fisher's leg ride in the third period. Rump fought off a succession of single-leg attacks by Cortlandt Schuyler of Manheim Twp. successfully, but he was taken down by an ankle pick in the third in a 3-2 defeat. King battled once-beaten Jeff Pickel of Lampeter-Strasburg, but a takedown at the edge late in the second was the difference in a 6-4 loss.
Rump said, "I got off to a bad start when I was on top. I usually do better than that."
Two takedowns by Gov. Mifflin's Jan Johnson did in Herb, who managed three escapes and a stalling point in a 5-4 loss. His teammate Hess was frustrated in a 4-2 loss to Bo Spiller of Solanco, with a the key move a Spiller reversal in the second on a petersen.
In the consolations, the three Trojans were living on the edge again. Kyner won 1-0, Rump took a 3-0 verdict and King escaped with a 3-2 victory on a third-period takedown when he spun behind.
"I was waiting for him to make a mistake and when he did I was able to get behind," King said.
The two Greyhounds rolled in their bouts, with Herb winning 10-0 and Hess picking up a second-period pin. Herb will face King in a consolation bout Saturday morning.
Carbaugh, the other consy winner, wrestled a familiar foe in JB's Faith. Carbaugh's two nearfalls in the second period gave him a 6-3 lead and it was enough to weather Faith's third-period reversal in a 6-5 decision.
JB coach Matt Gordon said, "I don't feel too good about today, but it was a learning experience for both of them (Faith and Reed). They'll know what to do next time."
Ed Gotwals can be reached at 262-4755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3 Wrestling
(Area Wrestlers Only)
106 - Evan Bogdan (Palmyra) d Wyatt Binkley (Greencastle-Antrim), 6-1
113 - Tanner Shoap (Chambersburg) d Aidyn Miller (Hempfield), 7-0; Josh Charles (Warwick) d Hunter Faith (James Buchanan), 8-2; Cody Carbaugh (G-A) md Lake Laughman (New Oxford), 12-0
120 - Garrett Kyner (Chbg) p Nick Ward (Central Dauphin), 1:38
126 - David Rump (Chbg) md Scott Baker (Exeter), 14-0
152 - Garett Hammond (Chbg) tf Austin King (Manheim Central), 22-5, 3:59
170 - Chris Williams (Shippensburg) md Andrew Woltman (Hershey), 14-6
195 - Dylan Herb (Ship) d Zaire Lawrence (Dallastown), 7-1; Dontez King (Chbg) d Lemir Isom (Harrisburg), 6-3
285 - Devin Reed (JB) p Sampson Hartman (Wilson), 1:05; Cary Hess (Ship) p Brock Hartman (New Oxford), 1:33
106 - Connor Sheehan (Solanco) d Owen Wherley (South Western), 4-1; Evan Bogdan (Palmyra) d Brett Kulp (Exeter), 8-2; Dylan Chatterton (Central York) d Devin Schnupp (Warwick), 6-3; Zach Elvin (C.Dauphin) tf Ryan Fretz (Oley Valley), 16-1, 3:21
113 - Tanner Shoap (Chbg) md Connor Moyer (Wilson), 13-2; Derek Wilson (South Western) d Josh Charles (Warwick), 4-2; Austin Camacci (C.Dauphin) d Cody Carbaugh (G-A), 8-2; Derek Carlisle (Spring Grove) d Daniel Grant (Twin Valley), 11-4
120 - Ronnie Perry (Sol) tf Nick Shields (Dallastown), 15-0, 5:00; Jonah Fisher (Gov. Mifflin) d Garrett Kyner (Chbg), 1-0; Zach Clingan (Spring Grove) p David Good (Hempfield), 3:14; Zack Ulerich (Middletown) md Joey Fick (Oley Valley), 10-1
126 - Dustin Rook (Big Spring) tf Riley Eidemiller (Ephrata), 19-4, 4:20; Owen Watkins (Susq. Twp.) d Zach Martin (Garden Spot), 9-7, OT; Cortlandt Schuyler (Manheim Twp.) d David Rump (Chbg), 3-2; Rodney Sunday (Dallastown) d Jacob Werner (Wilson), 9-5
132 - Patrick Duggan (Cumb. Valley) p Cody Cavrich (CD East), 0:41; Nick Cook (Garden Spot) d Dakota Laughman (Spring Grove), 5-0; Alex Smith (Manheim Twp.) d Wyatt Keck (Big Spring), 7-1; Bryce Killian (Middletown) p Joel Zapp (New Oxford), 1:09
138 - Tyson Dippery (C.Dauphin) p Mike Hartman (Spring Grove), 1:33; Ben Metzler (Manheim Central) d Wes Hoover (Dallastown), 3-2; Max Good (Cedar Cliff) p Patrick Scarborough (Kennard-Dale), 1:25; Chad Wickard (Big Spring) d Ethan Stever (Exeter), 6-2
145 - Chris Vassar (Cedar Cliff) p Greg Warner (Big Spring), 1:24; Adam Smith (Manheim Twp.) d Alex Kramer (Exeter), 6-0; Mason Bentzel (Spring Grove) d Felix Belga (Cumb. Valley), 1-0; Kyle Hammond (Solanco) d Ian Shannon (Carlisle), 3-1 OT
152 - T.C. Warner (Cumb. Valley) p Josh Colello (Cedar Cliff), 0:37; Cevon Nguyen (CD East) d Parker Eidle (Wilson), 5-3; Garett Hammond (Chbg) d Tanner Druck (Dallastown), 10-3; Austin Rose (C.Dauphin) md Keith Stednitz (Gov. Mifflin), 13-2
160 - Chase Marsteller (K-Dale) p Andy Reed (Northern), 0:35; Andy Francos (Wilson) md Brandon Rudy (Cumb. Valley), 15-5; Mitchell Ramsey (Mechanicsburg) d Jeb Payne (Northeastern), 7-0; Garrett Peppleman (C.Dauphin) tf Dylan Dalton (Conrad Weiser), 15-0, 2:40
170 - Colton Peppleman (C.Dauphin) d Cody Seibert (Big Spring), 9-4; Mac Evarts (Penn Manor) d Tyler Schell (Red Lion), 2-1; Ben Swarr (Garden Spot) tf Chris Williams (Ship), 18-3, 5:55; Joey Krulock (Mechanicsburg) d Kyle Narber (West York), 13-6
182 - Cooper Deller (Dallastown) d Kyle Koser (Northern), 11-5; John Shorter (Manheim Central) d Terrance Parsons (C.Dauphin), 7-0; Marcus Johnson (Gov. Mifflin) d Shaheed Mitchell (Dover), 8-3; Danny Hockensmith (Big Spring) d Tommy Bennett (Hempfield), 8-4 OT
195 - Alex Cooley (Eastern York) d Ray Lasanta (Manheim Central), 11-5; Tommy Rayhart (Big Spring) p Dietrik Ferster (C.Dauphin), 1:11; Jan Johnson (Gov. Mifflin) d Dylan Herb (Ship), 5-4; Jeff Pickel (Lampeter-Strasburg) d Dontez King (Chbg), 6-4
220 - Thomas Haines (Solanco) md David Wuestner (Lower Dauphin), 13-1; Lucas Chestnut (Mechanicsburg) d Alex Guinn (Spring Grove), 2-1; Hasan Alic (Carlisle) d Jordan Stief (Hempfield), 8-5; Aram Moffitt (South Western) d Hunter Hatlee (Wilson), 5-2
285 - Joey Goodhart (Hempfield) d Devin Reed (JB), 5-2; Devon Ackerman (South Western) d Zach Warren (Hershey), 3-1; Bo Spiller (Solanco) d Cary Hess (Ship), 4-2; Tom Devenney (Warwick) d David Newcomer (Cedar Cliff), 7-0
(Area Wrestlers Only)
106 - Brandon Rodriguez (Dover) d Wyatt Binkley (G-A), 12-10
113 - Hunter Faith (JB) d Michel Duncan (Harrisburg), 6-0
113 - Cody Carbaugh (G-A) d Hunter Faith (JB), 6-5
120 - Garrett Kyner (Chbg) d Tynan Donnelly (Carlisle), 1-0
126 - David Rump (Chbg) d Alec Zorbaugh (Spring Grove), 3-0
170 - Austin Trephan (CD East) d Chris Williams (Ship), 6-4
195 - Dontez King (Chbg) d Colby Auman (Conrad Weiser), 3-2; Dylan Herb (Ship) md Chris Orantes (Conestoga Valley), 10-0
285 - Cary Hess (Ship) p Keith Miller (Gov. Mifflin), 2:25; Jaron Burke (Reading) md Devin Reed (JB), 10-1
1.Central Dauphin 55.5; 2.Solanco 35.5; 3.Spring Grove 35; 4.Big Spring 34; 5.Cedar Cliff 28; 6.Cumberland Valley 27.5; 7.Gov. Mifflin 26.5; 8.Dallastown 24.5; 9.Wilson 24; 10.(tie) Chambersburg and Manheim Twp. 22.5; 18.Shippensburg 14; 41.James Buchanan 5; 43.Greencastle-Antrim 4.