Corey McQuiston, West Chester Rustin
Consistently excellent at the district level, McQuiston bagged three Southeast Regional crowns in his career, including the 120-pound title as a senior. This year, in his fourth appearance at the PIAA Class AAA tournament, McQuiston (39-5) finally earned that elusive state medal, placing eighth at 120. He finished with a career mark of 154-23. Lock Haven, Virginia Military, and Kutztown have expressed interest.
Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury
DiSanto's 28-match win streak ended in the opening round of the Class AAA state tournament, but he showed resolve in wrestling through the consolation bracket for a seventh-place finish and his first state medal. DiSanto (36-3) won district and regional championships, and he will embark on his senior campaign with a sparkling 112-9 record.
John Dutrow, Council Rock North
Dutrow's year was impressive all around, but what stood out was his never-say-die attitude. To wit: After trailing by 5-1 and narrowly avoiding being pinned in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals, the junior 132-pounder roared back for an 8-6 victory. Dutrow (46-6) ultimately placed fourth at the event, adding to a trophy case already adorned with district and regional championships. There's no limit to what he can do as a senior.
Matt Cimato, La Salle
Though he fell short of that coveted PIAA gold medal, Cimato ends his high school career as one of La Salle's finest wrestlers ever. He never lost a match in the Catholic League, won his first regional title this year, and placed fourth at the Class AAA state tournament this season, a year after he took home bronze. His 175 career wins are the most ever by an Explorer. Cimato, 49-4 this season, will wrestle for Drexel.
Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara
In the Braves' second year in Class AAA, Arnsberger (25-5) showed he could more than hang with the competition, nabbing a regional championship and an eighth-place finish at the state tournament a year after failing to qualify for the event. The PIAA medal was his second, after he took eighth in the AA tourney as a sophomore. "After the disappointment of not making it to the state tournament last year," Octorara coach Mark Durante said, "he took it to another level." His five losses were a career low, and he finished with an overall mark of 117-32. College decisions are pending.
Casey Kent, La Salle
Kent ended his high school career as arguably the most accomplished District 12 wrestler at the state tournament. This year, Kent (48-5) won bronze for the second time in three years. He was denied a chance at gold when he was hit with a highly questionable penalty in the final minute of his semifinal match, ultimately falling by a point to the eventual champion. Still, Kent will graduate with a spotless Catholic League slate, and one win behind Matt Cimato for the school record. He will head to Penn in the fall.
Brett Harner, Norristown
Harner's junior season was remarkable. Considered a top-three 160-pounder in the state throughout the season, he was struck in late January with mononucleosis, which nearly forced him to miss the postseason. Instead, he battled through the lingering symptoms and easily won district and regional titles. Harner (47-4) fell by a point to former state champ Brian Brill (Central Mountain) in the PIAA Class AAA semifinals before taking bronze, his third state medal in as many years. With an eye-popping 148 victories through three seasons, he will need 51 wins as a senior to tie the PIAA record of 199.
Shane Springer, Norristown
Springer (53-6) notched a career high in victories as a senior to lead all of District 1, capping a historic career that included four regional titles and a Pennsylvania high school record of 139 pins. At the Class AAA state tournament, he won his second career silver medal at 170 pounds, finishing in the top five of his weight class for the third consecutive year. His 186-13 overall record is just 13 wins off the all-time PIAA mark. He is garnering interest from Division I and II schools.
Chris Jastrzebski, Central Bucks West
Jastrzebski (37-2) carried an undefeated record to the Class AAA state tournament, where he advanced to the semifinals. After taking an inadvertent head butt to the face in that match, the West senior wrestled to a fifth-place finish despite a right eye that was swollen shut. He was named outstanding wrestler at the Southeast Regional. Boston University, Maryland, and Rider are on the college radar.
P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South
A transfer from La Salle, the junior (43-4) won district and regional crowns in his first year in District 1. Steinmetz advanced to the Class AAA state semifinals before losing to the eventual champion. He rebounded to finish third in his PIAA tournament debut. The bronze-clinching victory, a 9-0 major decision, was the 100th win of his career.
Mike Boykin, Coatesville
Boykin (41-3) turned heads when he claimed the Class AAA Southeast Regional title as a sophomore, one year after he failed to qualify for the event. He increased his win total by 19 this season, winning his state-tournament debut before narrowly dropping a quarterfinal. Boykin didn't place at the event, but if he improves next year as drastically as he did this past year, he will grab the attention of the PIAA field.
Chuck Boddy, Germantown Academy
After picking up the sport as a sophomore, Boddy proved to be one of the finest heavyweights around. A Bucknell signee, Boddy (40-11) took third place at National Preps and second at the private-school state tournament, finishing a three-year career with a 97-34 record. "He's been an example to us all," GA coach Steve Hill said. "I know he's looking forward to going to Bucknell and continuing to learn about the sport."