Sat. Pa. wrestling: Judge's Galasso easily wins Northeast regional

Posted: March 03, 2013

Joe Galasso of Father Judge won the 138-pound championship with a technical-fall win over Parkland's Josh Ortman in the Northeast Regional Class AAA wrestling tournament Saturday at Bethlehem Liberty.

Galasso won the match, 23-8, in 4 minutes, 38 seconds. He was the only District 12 wrestler to earn a regional title.

Galasso, a junior, has registered 38 wins and lost just four times this season. Eight of those wins have been technical falls, and 21 have come by pin.

Only two area wrestlers in the regional qualified for the state tournament. The top three in each weight class advanced.

In a third-place consolation match, Joe DePhilippo of Bonner-Prendergast defeated John Jakobsen of Stroudsburg in the 152-pound bracket with a 6-1 decision.

DePhilippo has won 30 of his 32 matches this year.

Three local wrestlers just missed reaching the state tournament by losing third-place consolation matches.

At 170 pounds, St. Joseph's Prep's Thomas Johnson dropped a 9-1 decision to Jake Young of Bethlehem Freedom. At 220, La Salle's Antonio Pelusi lost to Parkland's Shaun Heist in a tiebreaker, 2-1. Dalton Romano of Southern Lehigh earned a sudden victory over St. Joseph's Prep heavyweight Paul Johnson, 6-4.

The results

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106: Tyrone Klump, Nazareth, dec. Jacob Lizak, Parkland, 4-2. 113: Ethan Lizak, Parkland, maj. dec. Kenny Yanovich, Pleasant Valley, 12-2. 120: Grimaldi Gonzalez, Bethlehem Liberty, dec. Zach Valley, Northampton, 3-1. 126: Kyle Krasavage, Wyoming Valley West, dec. Colby Ems, East Stroudsburg South, 7-1. 132: Robbie Rizzolino, Easton, dec. Jalen Palmer, Delaware Valley, 3-2. 138: Joe Galasso, Father Judge, won by tech. fall over Josh Ortman, Parkland, 23-8, 4:38. 145: Matt Mirth, Southern Lehigh, dec. Kyler Kilpatrick, Easton, 3-1. 152: Ray Nicosia, Pocono Mountain East, pinned Dyvon Gibson, Easton, 1:56. 160: Evan DiSora, Easton, dec. Bobby Fehr, Northampton, 3-2. 170: Ernest Fogle, Pocono Mountain East, pinned Nick Sevi, Nazareth, 3:15. 182: Tyler Greene, Easton, dec. Nezar Haddad, Parkland, 4-3. 195: Jovon Reyes, Allentown Dieruff, dec. Omar Haddad, Parkland, 3-2. 220: Evan Kauffman, Bethlehem Freedom, dec. Jake Gunning, Bethlehem Liberty, 12-5. 285: Aaron Bradley, Nazareth, dec. Brad Emerick, James M. Coughlin, 3-2.

THIRD-PLACE CONSOLATIONS

106: Mike Scheetz, Northampton, dec. Jake Jones, Stroudsburg, 7-2. 113: Todd Hetrick, Northampton, dec. Evan Fidelibus, Easton, 5-0. 120: Tyler Tarsi, Nazareth, dec. James Felipa, Pleasant Valley, 8-4. 126: Chase Zemenak, Nazareth, dec. Larry Romanchik, Hazleton Area, 5-1. 132: Travis Roper, Wyoming Valley West, dec. Mason Byrne, East Stroudsburg South, 3-1. 138: Cole Franklin, Emmaus, pinned Sage Karam, Nazareth, 2:33. 145: Matt Hammerstone, Crestwood, dec. Kevin Laubach, Berwick, 2-1 ultimate tiebreaker. 152: Joe DePhilippo, Bonner-Prendergast, dec. John Jakobsen, Stroudsburg, 6-1. 160: Lucas Markowitz, Delaware Valley, dec. Matt Bonshak, Whitehall, 6-5. 170: Jake Young, Bethlehem Freedom, maj. dec. Thomas Johnson, St. Joseph's Prep, 9-1. 182: Martin Strenk, Delaware Valley, dec. Jared Wehrmann, Wallenpaupack, 5-1. 195: Matt Wagner, Delaware Valley, won by inj. default over Troy Uhrin, Valley View, 12-2. 220: Shaun Heist, Parkland, dec. Antonio Pelusi, La Salle, 2-1 tiebreaker. 285: Dalton Romano, Southern Lehigh, dec. Paul Johnson, St. Joseph's Prep, 6-4 sudden victory.

Southeast AA Regional

Sam Tascone of Delco Christian earned sixth place in the tournament at Wilson-West Lawn, falling just short of advancing to the state tournament.

Tascone (22-9), a senior, lost the fifth-place match to Mark Maloney of Bethlehem Catholic, 4-2. The top five in each class moved on to states.

The results

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

106: Luke Karam, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Jaryd Flank, Wilson Area, 7-0. 113: Korbin Myers, Boiling Springs, maj. dec. David Pipa, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg), 15-6. 120: Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic, maj. dec. Matty Williams, Pen Argyl, 13-5. 126: Ryan Diehl, Trinity, won by tech. fall over Kyle Shoop, Boiling Springs, 15-0 3:20. 132: Ian Brown, Hanover, dec. Jeff Inman, Annville Cleona, 6-1. 138: Ryan Todora, Bethlehem Catholic, won by inj. default over Hunter Harner, Tri Valley, 3:49. 145: Mike Racciato, Pen Argyl, dec. Blake Bowman, Tri Valley, 5-2. 152: Ty Herzog, Northern Lehigh, dec. Robbie Moretz, Halifax, 7-2. 160: Ty Schoffstall, Tri Valley, dec. Nick Mort, Fairfield, 12-5. 170: Peter Renda, Brandywine Heights, maj. dec. Michael Ortiz, Northwestern Lehigh, 11-1. 182: Adam Mackie, Brandywine Heights, pinned Steve Loiseau, Lancaster Catholic, 1:13. 195: Adam Geiger, Trinity, dec. Josh Alpha, Bethlehem Catholic, 2-1 ultimate tiebreaker. 220: Ray O'Donnell, Saucon Valley, dec. Allen Kauffman, Halifax, 6-2. 285: Brent Sterner, Susquenita, pinned Trevor Stover, Biglerville, 1:48.

THIRD-PLACE CONSOLATIONS

106: Tyshawn White, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg), dec. Joe Lobeck, Lancaster Catholic, 6-5. 113: Alec Torres, Wyomissing, dec. Caleb Bordner, Tri Valley, 5-2. 120: Bryan Israel, Saucon Valley, dec. Josh Giorgio, Schuylkill Valley, 3-0. 126: Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Jaquan Gordon, Wyomissing, 7-1. 132: Mike Comunale, Pius X (Rosetto), pinned Lee Todora, Bethlehem Catholic, 3:15. 138: Tyler Shafer, Hanover, dec. Jasper Hankey, Biglerville, 4-2 sudden victory. 145: Briton Shelton, Bermudian Springs, dec. Eli Brill, Pine Grove, 7-4 tiebreaker. 152: Travis Buddock, Saucon Valley, pinned Zach Graver, Palmerton, 5:00. 160: Quinn Frassetta, Camp Hill, maj. dec. Auston Hummel, North Schuylkill, 15-4. 170: Tristan Sponseller, Bermudian Springs, maj. dec. Josh Asper, Biglerville, 11-2. 182: Jose Ortiz, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Lyle Troutman, Tri Valley, 4-2. 195: Jonathan Rummel, Williams Valley, pinned Austin Bashore, Hamburg, 2:37. 220: Dennis Atiyeh, Notre Dame-Green Pond, dec. Tanner Dean, North Schuylkill, 6-2. 285: Brady Mutton, Pen Argyl, dec. Andrew Dunn, Bethlehem Catholic, 7-3.

FIFTH-PLACE CONSOLATIONS

106: Jacob Wasser, Palisades, dec. Coy Campbell, Upper Dauphin, 5-2. 113: Stephen Maloney, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Nate Newberry, Biglerville, 1-0. 120: Grant Bond, Boiling Springs, dec. Terrence White, Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg), 4-2. 126: Andrew Sutton, Pen Argyl, dec. Scott Cooper, Biglerville, 9-6. 132: Chase Schaeffer, Tri Valley, pinned Cameron Scalio, Fairfield, 4:55. 138: Alex Gallaher, Camp Hill, dec. Austin Jackson, Bermudian Springs, 3-2. 145: Zachary Homan, Schuylkill Valley, dec. Vincent Vonelli, Pius X (Rosetto), 9-3. 152: Mark Maloney, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Sam Tascone, Delco Christian, 4-2. 160: Conner Hedash, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Connor Frey, Lehighton, 4-2. 170: Nick Cortopassi, Bethlehem Catholic, dec. Joseph Waack, Schuylkill Valley, 9-4. 182: Kyle Taylor, Boiling Springs, dec. Todd Zimmerman, Schuylkill Haven, 4-2. 195: Justin Blobe, Saucon Valley, dec. Joshua Naylor, Wyomissing, 3-2. 220: Calvin Barrick, Boiling Springs, pinned Dante Giorgio, Schuylkill Valley, 4:02. 285: Ben Wertz, Wyomissing, dec. Trevor Crupi, Schuylkill Valley, 1-0.


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