GameTimePA YAIAA wrestling all-stars 2016

The top YAIAA wrestlers from the 2015-16 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff.

GameTimePA YAIAA wrestling all-stars

The top YAIAA athletes from the 2015 season, as selected by the GameTimePA.com staff

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Meet the all-stars

First-team all-stars capsules, Coach of the Year and honorable mention list

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Introducing the YAIAA wrestling all-stars, as selected by the GameTimePa.com staff.

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE
Dalton Rohrbaugh, Spring Grove, 106, so.

Rohrbaugh went 43-2, placing third at the PIAA Class AAA tournament and setting the Rockets' sophomore record for wins. He became Spring Grove's first sophomore to medal and also won sectional and district titles along the way.


Austin Clabaugh, Bermudian Springs, 120, jr.

Clabaugh didn't lose a match he wrestled between the first weekend of the season and the district tournament. He won a sectional title, placed second at districts, fourth at regionals and won a match at states.


Zurich Storm, New Oxford, 120, jr.

Storm put together an undefeated regular season and won his second straight sectional title. He placed second at the District 3 tournament and won a match at the PIAA championships.


Mike Bracey, Kennard-Dale, 126, sr.

Bracey went undefeated in the regular season for the second straight year, and this time followed up that performance by winning a sectional title. He placed fifth at districts and won a match at states.


Caleb Garland, Hanover, 126, sr.

Garland repeated as a sectional champion, then reeled off two pins and a major decision on the way to his first District 3 title. He won a match at the PIAA tournament in his second straight appearance.


Owen Wherley, South Western, 138, sr.

Wherley ended his career with 137 wins, the most in Mustangs history. He won sectional and district titles, then won a match in Hershey in his third career state championships appearance.


Dylan Chatterton, Central York, 145, sr.

Chatterton took a 34-2 record into the PIAA Class AAA championships, where he earned a bronze medal. He became the first wrestler ever to lose a preliminary-round match then reel off six straight wins to end up in third place.


Ashton West, Bermudian Springs, 145, jr.

West was the only Eagle to earn a state medal, placing eighth at the PIAA Class AA championships. He placed third at the sectional tournament and fourth at the district and regional tournaments.


Nate Newberry, Biglerville, 152, sr.

Newberry finished his season on the state medal podium for the second straight season, earning a fourth-place medal. He lost only two matches before states, and he won sectional, district and regional tournament titles.


Gage Thomas, South Western, 152, sr.

Thomas finished his career by winning a medal in his first trip to the PIAA Class AAA tournament. He took eighth place, and he also earned a sectional title and placed third at the District 3 tournament.


Dakota Mackley, Eastern York, 170, sr.

Mackley qualified for the state tournament for the second straight season, and this time he left with an eighth-place medal. He won sectional and regional tournament titles and was a runner-up at the District 3 tournament.


Bryce Shields, Dallastown, 195, jr.

Shields finished just off the medal podium in Hershey after going 2-2 at the PIAA Class AAA tournament. He won a sectional title and placed fifth at the District 3 tournament.


Blaine Yinger, Northeastern, 285, jr.

Yinger earned the Bobcats' first District 3 title since 1978, winning three matches by one point during the tournament. He also won a sectional title and qualified for the PIAA Class AAA championships.


COACH OF THE YEAR
Dave McCollum, Bermudian Springs

Despite injuries to two of his starters, McCollum led the Eagles to a YAIAA Division III title for the seventh straight season. The Eagles also placed third in the District 3 Class AA team tournament for the second straight year, beating Hamburg in the third-place match without four starters.


HONORABLE MENTION

Bermudian Springs: Noah Fleshman, Brady Linebaugh, Landon West. Biglerville: Scott Cooper. Central York: Isaiah Dickson, Michael Wolfgram. Delone Catholic: Brady Repasky, Brian Shermeyer. Dover: Brandon Rodriguez. Gettysburg: Joe Pecatis. Littlestown: Connor Geiman, Matt Guilday. New Oxford: Nolan Poust. Red Lion: Jared Schell. South Western: Chase Mowery, Derek Wilson. Spring Grove: Marcus Kehr.


Multimedia

Video Q&As and more photos of the all-stars

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The GameTimePA YAIAA wrestling all-stars discuss food and animals, then give their best impressions of their coaches. Zach Miller - GameTimePA.com

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Explore the series

See the rest of the fall all-stars and find out when to look for them in print.

WRESTLING | Online now 

In the York Daily Record on March 30 | In The Evening Sun on March 31

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GIRLS' SWIMMING | Online now

In the York Daily Record on March 31 | In The Evening Sun on April 3

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BOYS' SWIMMING | Online now

In the York Daily Record on April 1 | In The Evening Sun on April 5

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL | Online now

In the York Daily Record on April 2 | In The Evening Sun on April 5

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BOYS' BASKETBALL | Online now

In the York Daily Record on April 3 | In The Evening Sun on April 3

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EDITOR'S NOTE 

GameTimePA.com is planning an end-of-the-year event to honor all of our first-team all-star selections and name our players of the year for the fall, winter and spring seasons.

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