Trojan Wars brings in 22 wrestling teams
The first version of the Trojan Wars Tournament was a big success.
The Chambersburg Wrestling Booster Club, the tournament sponsor, is hoping the second version is even better.
The event takes place Monday and Tuesday, with 22 varsity teams in the field as well as 15 middle school teams.
Varsity wrestling takes place in the CASHS Field House starting at noon Monday, and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The championship finals are expected to begin somewhere between 3 and 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The middle school will wrestle in the CASHS Auxiliary Gym Tuesday starting at 8:30, with the finals in the field house alongside the varsity. In addition, a junior varsity competition will be held Monday in the auxiliary gym.
From the 21 varsity teams that competed in the inaugural event last December, seven dropped out. But another eight have signed up, so there will be one more team than a year ago. The new teams include a pair from Franklin County, Shippensburg and Greencastle-Antrim, joining Chambersburg and James Buchanan in the field.
Booster club president Dave Peck said, "We might be able to get more teams from the area next year, and we eventually hope to get up to 32 teams. But some schools are already committed to other tournaments."
Waynesboro is the only other county school not attending this year - the Indians typically go to the Conestoga Valley event. But Waynesboro's middle school team does compete in the Trojan Wars.
"We're working to get Waynesboro for next year," Peck said.
Other new teams this year include Downingtown West, Lewisburg and Tamaqua from Pennsylvania, Virginia schools St. Christopher's and Warren County, and Parkersburg, W.Va.
At least nine former PIAA qualifiers and five Pa. state placewinners are entered, as well as numerous state placewinners from Virginia and West Virginia.
Area wrestlers were awarded three No. 1 seeds -- Chambersburg's Garrett Kyner (138) and Drew Peck (182), both defending Trojan Wars champions, and Shippensburg's Cameron Tinner (220).
Besides Kyner and Peck, defending champions returning are Jaret Lane (No. 1 seed at 106), Aaron Rump of Chambersburg (No. 3 at 132), and D.J. Salinas of St. Marys (No. 3 at 220).
Rump's weight class could be a doozy. The top seed is Todd Lane of Southern Columbia, a PIAA runner-up, and the No. 2 is Jared Donahue of Parkersburg, a West Virginia state-runnerup. Rump is a PIAA qualifier.
The other loaded weight is 126. The top three seeds are Zach Becker of Warren County (Va. state champion), No. 2 Chandler Olson of Shippensburg (PIAA 6th place) and No. 3 is Austin Spears of Parkersburg (two-time W.Va. state runner-up).
NOTES: Joey Prata of St. Christopher's, the top seed at 120, is a two-time National Prep and Virginia state champion ... The Trojan Wars will again use the TrackWrestling scoring system - results will be posted within about 15 minutes after each bout on wws.trackwrestling.com ... The finals will be live streamed on www.GameTimePA.com
Trojan Wars Tournament
Chambersburg (Ch), James Buchanan (JB), Shippensburg (Sh), Greencastle-Antrim (GA), CD East (CDE), Donegal (Don), Downingtown West (DW), Fairfield (FF), Gettysburg (Get), Lewisburg (Lew), Lower Dauphin (LD), Parkersburg, W.Va. (Par), Penn Cambria (PC), Southern Columbia (SoC), St. Christopher's, Va. (StC), St. Marys (SM), Tamaqua (Tam), The Phelps School (PS), Upper Dauphin (UD), Warren County, Va. (WC), Washington, W.Va. (Wash), York Suburban (YS).
Top 3 Seeds (plus top 8 local)
106 — 1.Jaret Lane (SoC), 2.Doug Zapf (DW), 3.Tyler Dilley (SM), 5.Seth Runshaw (Chbg), 6.Bryan Eckenrode (GA). 113 — 1.Blair Schiffhauer (Wash), 2.Bronson Garber (UD), 3.Kevin Cruz (WC), 6.Spencer Runshaw (Chbg). 120 — 1.Joey Prata (StC), 2.Brian Friery (Lew), 3.Luke Wilson (Wash), 8.John Adams (Sh). 126 — 1.Zach Beckner (WC), 2.Chandler Olson (Sh), 3.Austin Spears (Par). 132 — 1.Todd Lane (SoC), 2.Jared Donahue (Par), 3.Aaron Rump (Ch). 138 — 1.Garrett Kyner (Ch), 2.Bradley Fournier (Wash), 3.Jackson Turley (StC), 7.Kyle Lee (JB). 145 — 1.Cameron Pine (Wash), 2.Chase Mueller (Get), 3.Drake Brenize (Ch). 152 — 1.Kyle Pecht (SM), 2.Albert Ciccito (PS), 3.Colin Runshaw (Ch). 160 — 1.Bailey Shutt (LD), 2.Blake Marks (SoC), 3.Nick Johnson (Par), 8.Levi Shoemaker (Sh). 170 — 1.Carter Davis (StC), 2.Brandan Shaffer (LD), 2.Greg Wallace (Ch), 5.Collin Dolbin (Sh). 182 — 1.Drew Peck (Ch), 2.Jacob Schneider (WC), 3.Christian Stefan (SM). 195 — 1.Zane Black (PS), 2.Jens Ames (StC), 3.Steve Toczylousky (SoC), 5.Cole Forrester (Sh), 8.Seth Carbaugh (JB). 220 — 1.Cameron Tinner (Sh), 2.Paul Bowlin (Wash), 3.D.J. Salinas (SM). 285 — 1.Nathan Johnson (WC), 2.Nick Kubala (Sh), 3.Donavon McCune (Par), 7.Youssef Mohamed (GA.
Monday: Varsity bouts in CASHS Field House; Junior varsity in auxilliary gym; begins at noon.
Tuesday: Varsity bouts in CASHS Field House; Middle school in auxilliary gym; begins at 8:30 a.m.
Finals: Varsity and middle school finals will begin between 3-5 p.m. Tuesday in the CASHS Field House.
Media: Results on TrackWrestling.com ... Finals will be live-streamed on www.GameTimePA.com.
Admission: Adults $10 per day, or $15 for two-day pass; students $7 and $10.