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Two YAIAA wrestlers, and newly crowned PIAA Champions have been selected to compete in the 40th Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic.

The Dapper Dan is often referred to as "The Rose Bowl of Wrestling" and pits the PA All-stars against the USA all-stars at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

The classic starts at 4 p.m., Sunday March 16th with a matchup between the WPIAL all-stars and the Oklahoma all-stars.  The main event, Pennsylvania vs. USA will start at approximately 6 p.m.

Hanover's Ian Brown has accepted a bid at 132 pounds and will face Josh Alber from

Dakota Illinois. Alber is a 4-timer from Illinois and has a career record of 177-0. He is committed to attend the University of Northern Iowa and is ranked third at 132-pounds nationally by InterMat Wrestle. Brown is unranked nationally and the Lehigh commit enters with a career 159-12 mark.

Bermudian Springs' Tristan Sponseller has accepted a bid at 195 pounds and will face Chip Ness from Buford Georgia. Ness is a 3-timer in Georgia and has a career mark of 138-1. He

will be attending the University of North Carolina. Both come in ranked via InterMat with Ness at 4th and Sponseller 20th.

The United States all-stars feature a total of 30+ state titles while the Pennsylvania all-stars feature a grand total of 21 state championships, 24 had Kennard-Dale's Chance Marsteller entered for competition. A stress fracture in his lower back will keep him out of his showdown with Bo Nickal, an Allen Texas native slated to attend Penn State.

Onto the lineups for each:

United States All-Stars:

113: Brian Rossi, Lockport, Illinois, 110-16 career record, Stanford recruit

120: Nathan Boston, Woodford County, Kentucky. 153-1 career record, 2x state champ. Iowa State recruit

126: Stevan Micic, Hanover Central, Indiana. 135-6 career record, 2x state champ. Northwestern recruit

132: Josh Alber, Dakota, Illinois. 177-0 career record, 4x state champ. Northern Iowa recruit.

138: Joe McKenna, Blair Academy, New Jersey. 115-7 career record. 3x state champ. Stanford recruit.

145: Tyler Berger, Crook County, Oregon. 152-3 career record, 3x state champ. Nebraska recruit.

152: Bryce Brill, Mount Carmel, Illinois. 136-5 career record, 2x state champ. Northwestern recruit.

160: Ryan Blees, Bismark, North Dakota. 141-5 career record, 3x state champ. Oklahoma State recruit.

170: Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas. 140-7 career record, 2x state champ. Penn State recruit.

182: Johnny Sebastian, Bergen Catholic, New Jersey. 110-16 career record, 2x state champ. Northwestern recruit.

195: Chip Ness, Buford, Georgia. 138-1 career record, 3x state champ. North Carolina recruit.

220: Kyle Snyder, Good Counsel, Maryland. 179-0 career record, 3x state champ. Ohio State recruit.

285: Nick Nevills, Clovis, California. 150-5 career record, 2x state champ. Penn State recruit.

Pennsylvania All-star roster:

113: Ethan Lizak, Parkland, 164-18 career record, 2x state champ. Minnesota recruit.

120: Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan. 133-15 career record, 1x state champ. Cornell recruit.

126: Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic. 141-14 career record, 1x state champ. West Virginia recruit.

132: Ian Brown, Hanover. 159-12 career record, 1x state champ. Lehigh recruit.

138: Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan. 132-8 career record, 2x state champ. Virginia Tech recruit.

145: Jason Nolf, Kittanning. 176-1 career record, 3x state champ. Penn State recruit.

152: TC Warner, Cumberland Valley. 146-18 career record, 1x state champ. Old Dominion recruit.

160: Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin. 185-15 career record, 2x state champ. Virginia recruit.

170: Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 154-26 career record, 1x state champ. Drexel recruit.

182: Zack Zavatsky, Greater Latrobe. 166-18 career record, 1x state champ. Virginia Tech recruit.

195: Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs. 183-12 career record, 1x state champ. Lock Haven recruit.

220: Michael Boykin, Coatesville. 142-14 career record, 1x state champ. no commitment.

285: Thomas Haines, Solanco. 174-5 career record, 4x state champ. Ohio State recruit.

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