P.O. Wrestling All-Stars
CHANDLER OLSON, Shippensburg, jr., 126 pounds: Olson has been a fixture at the PIAA Championships for all 3 years of his career, earning 3 medals, including one for a fourth place this season ... He was 38-4 and is now 104-15 for his career ... Olson won 4 tournament titles, including a Section I championship, and was a District 3-AAA runner-up ... Greyhound coach Tony Yaniello said, "I've coached three-time state placewinners, but never four-time, I expect Chandler will be next year. There were only two in his weight class that weren't seniors. The one thing Chandler hasn't done is dedicate himself to the weight room, but he will this offseason."
CAMERON TINNER, Shippensburg, jr., 220: No question Tinner was the breakout wrestler of the area, going from a 20-13 record a year ago to 34-2 this year ... He won a total of 6 tournament championships, including the Section I and District 3 titles ... He had 19 pins, 4 technical falls and 3 major decisions, and went 1-2 at the PIAA tourney ... Yaniello said, "Any time you're in the state tournament for the first time, you want to win so bad, but you're afraid to make a mistake. That's what happened to Cam - he kind of backed off, and he knows that now. What a year, though. He wasn't even really challenged until he got to states."
GARRETT KYNER, Chambersburg, sr., 138: Kyner ended a fine career with a seventh-place medal at the PIAA Tournament in his third trip to states ... His career record finished at 129-38 (37-9 this year), which is the second-highest win total in Trojan history ... Kyner won a Section I championship for the fourth time, only the second Chambersburg wrestler to do so, and took fifth at districts ... "Those are pretty good accolades," Trojan coach Matt Mentzer said. "Garrett was very good on his feet - he won a lot of matches on takedowns - and scored on top when he had to. He was one of the most athletic kids we've had here."
AARON RUMP, Chambersburg, jr., 126: Rump's season had a rough ending - he separated his shoulder in the match for third place in District 3 and went 0-2 at the PIAA Tournament while not nearly 100 percent ... He will likely need surgery ... Rump finished 33-12 and is 99-25 for his career ... He won the Carlisle tourney, placed fourth at the Beast of the East and took second in Section I ... Mentzer said, "He set a goal to be a state medalist, but fell a little short with his injury. At the Beast he beat a New Jersey state champion and a defending Beast champion, so that was his highlight. We need to get him healthy and work on his offense on his feet."
COLE FORRESTER, Shippensburg, so., 195: Forrester is a Shippensburg resident who wrestled last year at Trinity (going 16-7), then came back and posted a 29-9 mark for the Hounds ... He was a Section I runner-up and posted a win in districts ... He was the workout partner of Tinner and both benefited from that ... "It was nice to have him back," Yaniello said, "and he had a great season. It was good for him to work out with Cameron, and vice-versa. Cole is pretty deceiving - he still has a sophomore's body and won 29 matches, and we'll work hard on that for next year. I think he has a chance to go to states next year and medal."
KYLE LEE, James Buchanan, sr., 138: Lee had his season cut short and could not wrestle in the postseason ... He was disqualified from a match at the New Oxford Tournament in his last regular season competition, and that meant he was not eligible for sectionals ... Lee was 15-6 and ended his career with a 66-40 mark ... JB coach Matt Gordon said, "Kyle was probably the most intense wrestler I've ever coached, and I think he could have been in Hershey last week if he could have been in the postseason. He just did something stupid at the wrong time. I was disappointed because I think he could have gotten to states."
SPENCER RUNSHAW, Chambersburg, fr., 113: Spencer Runshaw nearly qualified for states as a freshman, but suffered a defensive pin in the match for fifth place in District 3 while leading ... He accumulated a record of 28-10 and his highlight was a Section I championship ... He had 7 pins, a tech fall and 4 majors ... Mentzer said, "Spencer came in with high expectations and he progressed as the year went on. He had a good match with (Hempfield's Jared) Loose at the Carlisle tournament and that helped his confidence. He got better in all three positions, especially off bottom against the better kids.".
SETH RUNSHAW, Chambersburg, fr., 106: Seth Runshaw, like his brother (they are part of a set of triplets, with the third being female), missed reaching states by a hair, falling 5-4 in OT on a penalty point to place sixth ... He finished 29-14, which included 8 pins and 3 major decisions ... He was third at the Section I event and won 4 bouts at the Beast of the East ... "Seth really improved as the season went on, and his expectations kept rising. He believed he could make states and he pushed himself. He developed into a pretty good all-around wrestler, and improved a lot on his feet."
AIDEN SMITH, Waynesboro, sr., 182: Simply put, Smith was a pinner for the Indians ... He was 19-8 and of those 19 wins, 18 came via pin and one was by forfeit ... Smith was 55-47 in his career ... He placed third in the Section I tournament ... Waynesboro coach Dan Craig said, "Aiden was always on the attack and was able to put guys in positions they weren't used to. He took advantage of the different style he had. He's a great kid. He was thinking about not wrestling this year because he had a messed-up shoulder, but he came out and did it for the team."
LAKEN ROUZER, Waynesboro, fr., 113: Rouzer, son of Indian assistant coach Mike Rouzer, had a fine start to his career, putting up a 27-11 record - the 27 wins is a freshman school record ... Rouzer also notched 17 pins ... He was third in the Conestoga Valley and Hub Cup tournaments ... Craig said, "Laken has a lot of potential. He needs to focus on the small things and techniques that can make him better. He's very strong and can muscle himself out of some situations, and he's aggressive. He matured a lot this year and he can be a leader of this team for the next three years."
SETH CARBAUGH, James Buchanan, sr., 195 (17-8)
DRAKE BRENIZE, Chambersburg, so., 145 (24-15)
RYAN NEFF, Waynesboro, sr., 126 (15-4)
COLE GROVE, Chambersburg, fr., 132 (22-15)
STEFANO ANTONIAZZI, Mercersburg Academy, sr., 285 (18-7)
CODY FREY, Waynesboro, sr., 145 (25-12)
SETH EGOLF, Waynesboro, jr., 220 (23-13)
BRYAN ECKENRODE, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., 106 (21-11)
THOMAS RICHMOND, Greencastle-Antrim, jr., 132 (22-11)
ELLIOTT SWINK, Waynesboro, sr., 120 (26-14)
Chambersburg: Greg Wallace (sr., 160), Colin Runshaw (sr., 152), Dalton Grace (jr., 195). Shippensburg: Nick Kubala (jr., 285), Collin Dolbin (jr., 170); Levi Shoemaker (jr., 160). James Buchanan: Derek Pine (fr., 106), Canden Krenzer (so., 285). Greencastle-Antrim: Bryce Eckenrode (sr., 113). Waynesboro: Mike McCann (fr., 106), Patrick Zimmerer (sr., 160), Shawn Robinson (sr., 285), Jake Wertz (sr., 145), Lakota Harnish (sr., 15-10). Mercersburg Academy: Brian Nelson (sr., 138), Joseph Yonke (fr., 113), Slater Laird (so., 220), Steve Min (jr., 126), Chris Kroese (jr., 145).