Pennridge's Scott Parker wins crown at 113 pounds

Pennridge's Ben Ross (top) pinned Pennsbury's Jason Bing in the 120-pound final. RON TARVER / Staff Photographer
Pennridge's Ben Ross (top) pinned Pennsbury's Jason Bing in the 120-pound final. RON TARVER / Staff Photographer
Posted: February 24, 2013

When Pennridge junior Scott Parker won his first district championship Saturday, there was not much emotion.

Parker struggled to the top of the podium to accept honors as the PIAA District 1 Class AAA East champion at 113 pounds and stared stoically toward the cameras capturing his moment.

While he understands the accomplishment after falling in the finals last year, he realizes this is only a stepping-stone to his ultimate goal.

"It feels good, but my main goal is a state title," said Parker, one of 14 district East champions crowned Saturday at Hatboro-Horsham. "I'm not really satisfied yet."

Pennridge was one of four schools with multiple winners. In addition to Parker, Ben Ross won at 120 pounds.

Council Rock North had champions John Dutrow (138) and Tyler Callender (220). North Penn, which won the overall tournament, had winners in Jeff Reimel at 152 and Alex Price at 182.

Dominic Rigous (170) and P.J. Steinmetz (195) captured titles for Central Bucks South.

Parker, who ended up winning his region and finishing fourth in the state last year at 106 pounds, picked up another accomplishment in his already illustrious career, but he is just trying to stay focused on his way to states.

"I'll focus on one match at a time at regionals and, once I get to states, take care of business," Parker said.

Parker, 30-0 with 16 falls this season, earned the district championship with a 2-0 decision against Council Rock South's Dan Martoccio. Parker earned the two points on a takedown in the first period.

"I try to build off every match," said Parker, who had defeated Martoccio twice last season. "I keep getting better every match. I try to work new things. I haven't gotten a takedown on him before. That was the first time."

One of the things Parker worked on was finishing his shots, which he did with that decisive takedown.

"Scott, before, had trouble finishing a single on him," Pennridge coach Dan Goetter said. "Today, we focused to make sure he could finish all his shots this year and it worked well today. He finished it on the first go."

The Results

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

Teams: North Penn 91, Pennsbury 74, Council Rock South 73.5, Pennridge 69.5, Neshaminy 64, Council Rock North 56.5, Central Bucks East 53, Central Bucks South 48, Quakertown 45, Interboro 40, Glen Mills 39, William Tennent 38, Hatboro-Horsham 34, Harry S Truman 33.5, Bensalem 29, Academy Park 21, Abington 20, Central Bucks West 14, Penn Wood 10.5, Chichester 6, Souderton 6.

106: Collyn Dorney, Quakertown, dec. Sam Rudolph, Neshaminy, 8-5. 113: Scott Parker, Pennridge, dec. Dan Martoccio, Council Rock South, 2-0. 120: Ben Ross, Pennridge, pin Jason Bing, Pennsbury, 3:45. 126: Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury, dec. Tommy Stokes, Bensalem, 6-0. 132: Francesco Fabozzi, Central Bucks East, dec. Joey O'Brien, North Penn, 5-2. 138: John Dutrow, Council Rock North, dec. Tyler Seislove, Quakertown, 6-0. 145: Ryan O'Connor, Neshaminy, dec. Riley Barth, Central Bucks West, 8-1. 152: Jeff Reimel, North Penn, maj. dec. Nate Russell, Neshaminy, 13-4. 160: Abner Thompson, Academy Park, dec. Jesse Huber, Harry S Truman, 10-8. 170: Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South, dec. Andrew Priest, Central Bucks East, 4-2. 182: Alex Price, North Penn, pin Ernest Tessein, Pennsbury, 1:18. 195: P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South, maj. dec. Marc Isaac, William Tennent, 12-2. 220: Tyler Callender, Council Rock North, dec. Nick Cassalia, Central Bucks South, 7-0. 285: Andrew Van Buskirk, William Tennent, dec. Matt Gould, Interboro, 3-1.

THIRD-PLACE CONSOLATIONS

106: Dylan Nuttall, Harry S Truman, dec. Eric Mongiello, Pennsbury, 6-1. 113: Phil Torresani, Hatboro-Horsham, dec. Mikey O'Brien, North Penn, 5-4. 120: Tim Ambacher, Council Rock North, dec. Harry Murray, Council Rock South, 7-1. 126: Evan Wilson, Central Bucks East, maj. dec. Joey Gonzales, Interboro, 10-2. 132: Anthony DiEmidio, Pennsbury, dec. Mike Molz, Abington, 5-3. 138: Kyle Gentile, Pennridge, dec. Brad Humski, Hatboro-Horsham, 2-0. 145: Matt Robinson, North Penn, pin Lucas Martoccio, Council Rock South, 1:56. 152: Connor Bodnar, Hatboro-Horsham, pin Antwan Patterson, Glen Mills, 2:39. 160: Tom Shaatiel, Council Rock South, dec. Alden Shea, 4-3. 170: Shawn Coyle, Glen Mills, dec. Josh Stencler, Pennridge, 4-3. 182: Sonny Armstrong, Interboro, dec. Gavin Caroff, Quakertown, 5-1. 195: Karon Lucas-Tillery, Penn Wood, dec. Mitchell Bain, Central Bucks South, 7-4. 220: Eric Gary, Bensalem, pin Ezra Outlaw, Pennridge, 4:20. 285: Josh Spano, Glen Mills, pin Bruce Graeber, Neshaminy, 4:41.


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