Bermudian Springs' Tristan Sponseller can laugh about "the list" now.

He watched his 11-3 District 3 Class AA championship loss to Peter Renda on video with his father, Mark, who wrote down everything his son needed to improve. Sponseller admits the list was lengthy.

With Renda looming in the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships' 170-pound final today, Sponseller recounted what he most needed to fix.

"I'm going to have to work my offense more," he said. "I have to stay aggressive like I did this match on my feet. If I keep going after him and getting my shots, instead of backing up, that's what I need."

To beat Renda (41-0), however, Sponseller will likely need to check off each item his dad wrote.

The Brandywine Heights senior is ranked No. 5 nationally by InterMat Wrestling and is committed to North Carolina State. He's only gone six minutes seven times this season.

"Renda's the favorite," Eagles coach Dave McCollum said.

Sponseller (47-3) planned to review the list his father made and try to improve between Friday night and today's 2 p.m. finals session at the Giant Center in Hershey. He also wanted to forget about the previous matchup.

"I can't go into it thinking I'm going to get beat bad or get beat," Sponseller said. "I have to think I can win it going into it."

He enters today's competition after two strong performances Friday.

After opening the tournament with a 17-7 major decision that upset him, Sponseller earned a 15-0 technical fall against North Penn's Ben Minnich and a 6-1 decision against Port Allegany's Alexander Gular.

"I think he's built up a good amount of momentum," McCollum said. "I don't know if momentum has much to do with winning, but it does keep you in a good frame of mind. I think it could be a great final match if Tristan comes in all business. I'm sure Renda is going to."

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Stover wins 100th: As 10 p.m. approached Friday, Trevor Stover sat down, sweat pressing his hair to his forehead, and was asked to summarize his day. He took a moment before responding.

"I don't know where to start," he said. "I don't even know how many matches I wrestled today. I guess I started off with Nazar, I guess was my first match. Was it?"

Yes, it was -- a bout against defending state champion Nazar Mironenko that turned into a fight. Mironenko, fresh off a semifinal loss, punched Stover in the second period and was disqualified.

The match righted Stover's postseason.

"It's confidence, man," he said. "You beat a state champ and pretty much handle him like I did in that match, I felt like I was in control the whole time. That's an amazing feeling. It's a lot of confidence. That's probably three-quarters of this game."

The victory allowed Stover, a Biglerville senior who is 40-4, to earn two more wins, enough to get the vaunted 100th of his career and enough for a chance to compete in the third-place match against Susquenita's Brent Sterner, who is 1-1 against Stover this postseason.

"Coming into this weekend, I didn't think I was going to get (100), to be honest," he said. "I dropped down (into consolations) and jumped on the train and ran through everything."

Southern Huntingdon’s Brennon Shields grapples with Hanover’s Ian Brown in the Class AA 132-pound bout on Friday. Brown beat Shields to advance
Southern Huntingdon's Brennon Shields grapples with Hanover's Ian Brown in the Class AA 132-pound bout on Friday. Brown beat Shields to advance to the semis. (The Evening Sun - Shane Dunlap)

Brown falls short of goal: Hanover junior Ian Brown has held a season-long goal of winning a state title. The dream ended Friday night with a 5-1 tiebreaker semifinal loss to Nick Zanetta of Keystone Oaks.

He's trying to maintain a positive focus.

"I'd love to be in a state championship," Brown said. "But this is as important, to come back and prove yourself and get third. There's 1,000 kids that don't have the opportunity that I have here."

With the score tied at 0 after overtime, Zanetta chose bottom. Brown, as he had done during the second period when Zanetta chose bottom, jumped onto Zanetta's back as he stood up. Zanetta, however, managed a reversal and then earned three back points.

"I felt in control there, and I wasn't," Brown (39-3) said. "Unfortunately, it came back to bite me in the butt."

He responded with a 10-0 major decision against Brookville's Dalton Zimmerman and will face Lake Lehman junior Austin Harry (41-1), who lost 5-0 to Zanetta earlier in the tournament, in the 132-pound third-place match.

dpaulling@eveningsun.com; 717-637-3736, extension 139. Twitter: @DanielPaulling.

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    Class AA
    Quarterfinals
       106 -- Jacob Wasser, Palisades dec. Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland, 4-2; Devin Brown, Saegertown dec. Tyshawn White, Bishop McDevitt, 8-3; Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic major dec. Brian Friery, Lewisburg, 11-3; Collin Glorioso, Huntingdon dec. Taylor Ortiz, Brookville, 7-5.
       113 -- Seth Carr, South Fayette by injury default David Pipa, Bishop McDevitt, 5:58; Josh Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel major dec. Cody Blankenship, Kane, 17-4; George Phillippi, Derry Area dec. Willis Gruver, Redbank Valley, 6-1; Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs dec. Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley, 3-1.
       120 -- Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic pinned Zach Fry, Hughesville, 4:37; Joshua Patrick, Ligonier Valley major dec. Collin Edsell, Wyalusing, 11-3; Nate Reckner, South Side Beaver dec. Matt Welliver, Benton, 14-11; Ryan Easter, Bedford dec. Tyler Vath, Saegertown, 4-2.
       126 -- Ryan Diehl, Trinity (Dist. 3) dec. Kyle Lukowich, Conneaut Lake, 9-2; John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Kent Lane, Southern Columbia, 6-2; Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs dec. Greg Bulsak, South Park, 9-4; Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Jarray Norris, Sharon, 7-4.
       132 -- Ian Brown, Hanover major dec. Brennon Shields, Southern Huntingdon, 10-0; Nick Zanetta, Keystone Oaks dec. Austin Harry, Lake Lehman, 5-0; Jason Nolf, Kittanning dec. Jeffrey Inman, Annville Cleona, 8-2; Michael Comunale, Pius X dec. Karl Lightner, Smethport, 8-5.
       138 -- Michael Bonner, Sharon dec. Sean Heggs, Juniata, 8-6; Seth Lansberry, Line Mountain dec. Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi, 3-1 OT; Brock Zacherl, Brookville major dec. Nicholas Naglic, Richland, 13-4; Zain Retherford, Benton pinned Steve Edwards, Burrell, 1:36.
       145 -- Billy Barnes, Williamson dec. Levi Stoyer, Reynolds, 5-2; Michael Racciato, Pen Argyl dec. Zach Heeter, Midd-West, 7-0; Blake Bowman, Tri-Valley dec. Tanner Sutton, Chartiers-Houston, 8-3; Colt Cotten, Benton dec. Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, 8-2.
       152 -- Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh dec. Blake Marks, Southern Columbia, 10-7; Kyle Bova, Coudersport dec. Boe Bonzo, Freedom, 7-2; Ryan Preisch, Milton dec. Robbie Moretz, Halifax, 3-0; Austin Matthews, Reynolds dec. Andrew Doak, Blairsville, 6-2.    160 -- Cody Law, Forest Hills dec. Cole Shirey, Redbank Valley, 9-3; Ty Walter, Mifflinburg dec. Taylor Fox, Fort LeBoeuf, 6-2; Evan Delong, Kane dec. Jeric Kasunic, Benton, 4-3; Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley dec. Jared Walker, South Fayette, 6-3.
       170 -- Tim Vargo, Union City dec. Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge, 4-2; Pete Renda, Brandywine Heights major dec. Mike Fetchet, South Fayette, 8-0; Alexander Gular, Port Allegany dec. Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan 2-1 TB; Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs tech. fall Ben Minnich, North Penn, 15-0, 2:29.
       182 -- Adam Mackie, Brandywine Heights pinned Terrell Fields, Valley, 1:38; Troy Hembury, Muncy major dec. Scott Thompson, Blairsville, 9-0; Dakota DesLauriers, Burrell dec. Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 4-1; Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown major dec. Logan Womelsdorf, Benton, 18-7.
       195 -- Ryan Solomon, Milton dec. Josh Alpha, Bethlehem Catholic, 7-0; Zac Croyle, Kittanning dec. Dan Albright, Chestnut Ridge, 2-1; Adam Geiger, Trinity major dec. Skylar Ebner, Muncy, 15-7; Garrett Vulcano, Chartiers-Houston dec. Conner Rosensweet, Western Wayne, 5-1.
       220 -- Cam Cyphert, Cochranton pinned Dylan Otis, Wyalusing, 3:07; Ray O'Donnell, Saucon Valley major dec. Cody Jacobs, West Greene, 8-0; Jake Temple, Avella dec. Jaykup Durlin, Youngsville, 7-1; Brandon Smith, Lewisburg dec. Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf, 4-2.
       285 -- Austin Buttry, Chestnut Ridge dec. Michael Hall, Tussey Mountain, 7-4; Nicholas Budd, Port Alleghany dec. Nazar Mironenko, Mifflinburg, 6-2; Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Jake Becker, Southern Columbia, 5-4; Sam Breese, Lakeview dec. Alex Shiber, Central Columbia, 2-1.
    Semifinals
       106 -- Devin Brown, Saegertown dec. Jacob Wasser, Palisades, 5-0; Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic major dec. Collin Glorioso, Huntingdon, 11-0.
       113 -- Seth Carr, South Fayette dec. Josh Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel, 10-8 OT; George Phillippi, Derry Area dec. Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs, 2-1 TB.
       120 -- Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Joshua Patrick, Ligonier Valley, 10-5; Ryan Easter, Bedford dec. Nate Reckner, South Side Beaver, 9-2.
       126 -- Ryan Diehl, Trinity (Dist. 3) dec. John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan, 9-3; Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic pinned Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs, 1:43.
       132 -- Nick Zanetta, Keystone Oaks dec. Ian Brown, Hanover, 5-1 TB; Jason Nolf, Kittanning pinned Michael Comunale, Pius X, 3:08.
       138 -- Seth Lansberry, Line Mountain dec. Michael Bonner, Sharon, 3-2; Zain Retherford, Benton dec. Brock Zacherl, Brookville, 5-0.
       145 -- Michael Racciato, Pen Argyl by injury default Billy Barnes, Williamson, 1:07; Colt Cotten, Benton dec. Blake Bowman, Tri-Valley, 3-1
       152 -- Kyle Bova, Coudersport dec. Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh, 7-2; Austin Matthews, Reynolds major dec. Ryan Preisch, Milton, 16-7.
       160 -- Cody Law, Forest Hills dec. Ty Walter, Mifflinburg, 5-1; Evan Delong, Kane dec. Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley, 7-6.
       170 -- Pete Renda, Brandywine Heights major dec. Tim Vargo, Union City, 10-0; Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs dec. Alexander Gular, Port Allegany, 6-1.
       182 -- Troy Hembury, Muncy dec. Adam Mackie, Brandywine Heights, 2-1; Dakota DesLauriers, Burrell major dec. Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown, 9-1.
       195 -- Ryan Solomon, Milton pinned Zac Croyle, Kittanning, 1:15; Garrett Vulcano, Chartiers-Houston dec. Adam Geiger, Trinity (Dist. 3), 5-2.
       220 -- Ray O'Donnell, Saucon Valley pinned Cam Cyphert, Cochranton, 0:25; Brandon Smith, Lewisburg dec. Jake Temple, Avella, 2-1 TB.
       285 -- Nicholas Budd, Port Alleghany dec. Austin Buttry, Chestnut Ridge, 4-3; Sam Breese, Lakeview pinned Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic, 4:34
      
    Consolation Second Round
       106 -- Cameron Newman, Line Mountain dec. Taylor Ortiz, Brookville, 7-5; Triston Law, Forest Hills dec. Brian Friery, Lewisburg, 8-1; Tyshawn White, Bishop McDevitt dec. Seth Hogue, Reynolds, 14-8; Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland dec. Joe Lobeck, Lancaster Catholic, 2-0.
       113 -- Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley dec. Stephen Maloney, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-3; Willis Gruver, Redbank Valley dec. Alec Torres, Wyomissing, 4-0; Caleb Bordner, Tri-Valley major dec. Cody Blankenship, Kane, 13-0; Jake Rothka, Bentworth by forfeit over David Pipa, Bishop McDevitt.
       120 -- Tyler Vath, Saegertown dec. Matt Wheeler, Northwestern, 3-1; Matt Welliver, Benton dec. Josh Giorgio, Schuylkill Valley, 7-1; Matt Williams, Pen Argyl dec. Collin Edsell, Wyalusing, 4-2 OT; Bryan Israel, Saucon Valley dec. Zach Fry, Hughesville, 2-0.
       126 -- Jarray Norris, Sharon dec. Pat Dewitt, Valley, 8-4; Nick Monico, Saegertown dec. Greg Bulsak, South Park, 4-0; Kent Lane, Southern Columbia dec. Logan Everett, Williamson, 3-0; Andrew Schutz, Wyoming Area dec. Kyle Lukowich, Conneaut Lake, 9-4.
       132 -- Jake Wentzel, South Park dec. Karl Lightner, Smethport, 6-0; Dalton Zimmerman, Brookville dec. Jeffrey Inman, Annville Cleona, 3-1; Austin Harry, Lake Lehman dec. Lee Todora, Bethlehem Catholic, 3-1; Cole Walter, Mifflinburg major dec. Brennon Shields, Southern Huntingdon, 9-0.
       138 -- Steve Edwards, Burrell dec. Jasper Hankey, Biglerville, 5-3; Ryan Todora, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Nicholas Naglic, Richland, 3-1; Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi major dec. Tyler Shafer, Hanover, 9-1; Hunter Harner, Tri-Valley by injury default Sean Heggs, Juniata, 1:29.
       145 -- Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs dec. Eli Brill, Pine Grove, 4-1; Phil Marra, Burrell dec. Tanner Sutton, Chartiers-Houston, 4-3; Zach Vroman, Brookville dec. Zach Heeter, Midd-West, 3-2; Levi Stoyer, Reynolds dec. Robert Boozer, Cochranton, 5-4.
       152 -- Andrew Doak, Blairsville dec. Taylor Harrington, Fort LeBoeuf, 3-2 UTB; Kyle Barnes, Hughesville dec. Robbie Moretz, Halifax, 2-1; Boe Bonzo, Freedom dec. Tanner Williams, Bedford, 7-4; Blake Marks, Southern Columbia dec. Taylor Cahill, Conemaugh Township, 4-3 TB.
       160 -- Jared Walker, South Fayette dec. Connor Hedash, Bethlehem Catholic, 4-2 OT; Jeric Kasunic, Benton dec. Bryce Fotchman, Berlin-Brothersvalley, 6-3; Taylor Fox, Fort LeBoeuf dec. Auston Hummel, North Schuylkill, 8-5; Cole Shirey, Redbank Valley dec. Isaiah Bobotas, Montgomery, 8-5.
       170 -- Josh Asper, Biglerville dec. Ben Minnich, North Penn, 2-1; Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Zack Pinkas, Forest Hills, 5-2; Mike Fetchet, South Fayette dec. Michael Ortiz, Northwestern Lehigh, 3-1; Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge dec. Chris Matthews, Franklin, 12-5.
       182 -- Jamar Henry, Reynolds major dec. Logan Womelsdorf, Benton, 10-1; Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic pinned Kyle Taylor, Boiling Springs, 0:31; Garrett Wesneski, Canton major dec. Scott Thompson, Blairsville, 14-6; Terrell Fields, Valley dec. Gavin Berkley, Meyersdale, 4-0.
       195 -- James Stodart, Moshannon Valley dec. Conner Rosensweet, Western Wayne, 4-2; Skylar Ebner, Muncy dec. Jonathan Rummel, Williams Valley, 6-3; Jacob Nickelson, Somerset dec. Dan Albright, Chestnut Ridge, 3-2; Josh Alpha, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Jake Johnson, Eisenhower, 5-2.
       220 -- Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf dec. Don Shovestull, Westmont-Hilltop, 9-3; Jacob Ludwig, Moshannon Valley major dec. Jaykup Durlin, Youngsville, 14-4; Cody Jacobs, West Greene dec. Joey Kaufman, Halifax, 4-3; Dennis Atiyeh, Notre Dame Green Pond dec. Dylan Otis, Wyalusing, 4-2 TB.
       285 -- Brent Sterner, Susquenita dec. Alex Shiber, Central Columbia, 2-1 TB; Morgan Selepack, West Branch pinned Jake Becker, Southern Columbia, 4:22; Trevor Stover, Biglerville by disqualification over Nazar Mironenko, Mifflinburg, 2:55; Michael Hall, Tussey Mountain dec. Brady Mutton, Pen Argyl, 2-1 TB.
    Consolation Third Round
       106 -- Triston Law, Forest Hills dec. Cameron Newman, Line Mountain, 5-0; Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland dec. Tyshawn White, Bishop McDevitt, 5-2.
       113 -- Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley pinned Willis Gruver, Redbank Valley, 0:33; Caleb Bordner, Tri-Valley dec. Jake Rothka, Bentworth, 5-0.
       120 -- Matt Welliver, Benton major dec. Tyler Vath, Saegertown, 13-3; Matt Williams, Pen Argyl dec. Bryan Israel, Saucon Valley, 4-3 TB.
       126 -- Jarray Norris, Sharon dec. Nick Monico, Saegertown, 9-4; Kent Lane, Southern Columbia dec. Andrew Schutz, Wyoming Area, 3-1.
       132 -- Dalton Zimmerman, Brookville dec. Jake Wentzel, South Park, 6-2; Austin Harry, Lake Lehman dec. Cole Walter, Mifflinburg, 4-2.
       138 -- Steve Edwards, Burrell dec. Ryan Todora, Bethlehem Catholic, 4-3; Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi dec. Hunter Harner, Tri-Valley, 4-0.
       145 -- Phil Marra, Burrell dec. Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, 3-0; Zach Vroman, Brookville dec. Levi Stoyer, Reynolds, 5-3.
       152 -- Kyle Barnes, Hughesville dec. Andrew Doak, Blairsville, 3-2 UTB; Boe Bonzo, Freedom dec. Blake Marks, Southern Columbia, 6-1.
       160 -- Jeric Kasunic, Benton dec. Jared Walker, South Fayette, 5-2; Taylor Fox, Fort LeBoeuf pinned Cole Shirey, Redbank Valley, 2:11.
       170 -- Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Josh Asper, Biglerville, 4-1; Mike Fetchet, South Fayette dec. Tyler Dibert, Chestnut Ridge, 3-2 TB.
       182 -- Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic dec. Jamar Henry, Reynolds, 3-1; Terrell Fields, Valley dec. Garrett Wesneski, Canton, 3-1.
       195 -- James Stodart, Moshannon Valley dec. Skylar Ebner, Muncy, 5-4; Josh Alpha, Bethlehem Catholic dec. Jacob Nickelson, Somerset, 3-1.
       220 -- Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf dec. Jacob Ludwig, Moshannon Valley, 5-2; Cody Jacobs, West Greene dec. Dennis Atiyeh, Notre Dame Green Pond, 7-5 TB.
       285 -- Brent Sterner, Susquenita pinned Morgan Selepack, West Branch, 4:00; Trevor Stover, Biglerville dec. Michael Hall, Tussey Mountain, 6-2.
      
    Consolation Fourth Round
       106 -- Jacob Wasser, Palisades dec. Triston Law, Forest Hills, 3-2; Collin Glorioso, Huntingdon dec. Austin Griffiths, Southmoreland, 6-0.
       113 -- Justin Patrick, Ligonier Valley pinned Josh Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel, 3:13; Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs dec. Caleb Bordner, Tri-Valley, 3-2.
       120 -- Matt Welliver, Benton dec. Joshua Patrick, Ligonier Valley, 5-3 TB; Nate Reckner, South Side Beaver dec. Matt Williams, Pen Argyl, 7-1.
       126 -- John Demaske, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Jarray Norris, Sharon, 5-2; Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs major dec. Kent Lane, Southern Columbia, 12-1.
       132 -- Ian Brown, Hanover major dec. Dalton Zimmerman, Brookville, 10-0; Austin Harry, Lake Lehman dec. Michael Comunale, Pius X, 6-3.
       138 -- Michael Bonner, Sharon dec. Steve Edwards, Burrell, 3-1 OT; Brock Zacherl, Brookville dec. Nick Gavazzi, Charleroi, 3-1.
       145 -- Phil Marra, Burrell by forfeit over Billy Barnes, Williamson; Blake Bowman, Tri-Valley dec. Zach Vroman, Brookville, 5-2.
       152 -- Kyle Barnes, Hughesville dec. Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh, 13-6; Ryan Preisch, Milton dec. Boe Bonzo, Freedom, 7-0.
       160 -- Ty Walter, Mifflinburg dec. Jeric Kasunic, Benton, 1-0; Taylor Fox, Fort LeBoeuf dec. Ty Schoffstall, Tri-Valley, 3-1.
       170 -- Dustin Conti, Jefferson-Morgan dec. Tim Vargo, Union City, 3-1; Mike Fetchet, South Fayette dec. Alexander Gular, Port Allegany, 6-2.
       182 -- Adam Mackie, Brandywine Heights major dec. Stephen Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 8-0; Dylan Reynolds, Saegertown dec. Terrell Fields, Valley, 5-2.
       195 -- James Stodart, Moshannon Valley dec. Zac Croyle, Kittanning, 4-3 UTB; Adam Geiger, Trinity (Dist. 3) dec. Josh Alpha, Bethlehem Catholic, 5-3
       220 -- Cam Cyphert, Cochranton dec. Evan Daley, Fort LeBoeuf, 5-3; Jake Temple, Avella dec. Cody Jacobs, West Greene, 6-1.
       285 -- Brent Sterner, Susquenita dec. Austin Buttry, Chestnut Ridge, 8-5; Trevor Stover, Biglerville major dec. Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic, 13-1.
      
    Team Scores
       1. Bethlehem Catholic 86.5; 2. Benton 64; 3. Saegertown 41; 4. Burrell 40.5; 5. Brandywine Heights 37; 6. South Fayette 36; 7. Trinity 35; 8. Milton 34; 8. Tri Valley 34; 10. Brookville 31; 15. Bermudian Springs 26.5; 27. Biglerville 20; 35. Hanover 15; 95. Fairfield 0.