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Two Raider wrestlers win trip to state championships

Posted 2/26/13

Ulerick claims District 3 Class AAA title at 120 pounds, while Killian takes second place at 132.

Four other Middletown wrestlers – Levi Sterner (106 pounds), Todd Houser (126), Zach Buell (145) and Steve Cain (160) lost in the consolation …

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Two Raider wrestlers win trip to state championships

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killianpic2 27 13 webSubmitted photos- Middletown wrestler Bryce Killian, above, yellow, controls Manheim Twp.’s Alex Smith (blue) during a semifinal match at 132 pounds in the District 3 Class AAA wrestling championships at Hersheypark Arena. Killian pinned Smith at 1:09 to advance to the finals.Ulerick defeated Zack Clingan of Spring Grove, 17-5, in the semifinals, then won by forfeit over Ronnie Perry of Solanco to claim the title at 120 pounds.

He had won by technical fall over Darren Miller of Donegal, 17-1, in the first round, then won by major decision over Joey Fick of Oley Valley, 10-1 in the second round.

At 132 pounds, Killian won by major decision over Brady Meals of Carlisle, 11-2, in the first round, then pinned Joel Zepp of New Oxford at 1:09 in the second round.

He pinned Alex Smith of Manheim Twp. at 1:09 in the semifinals, then lost to Patrick Duggan of Cumberland Valley in the final, 11-5.

Sterner lost in the first round to Owen Wherley of South Western, 5-0, at 106 pounds, then lost in the consolation round to Owen Powell of Daniel Boone, 8-4. Hoover lost by technical fall to Courtlandt Schuyler of Manheim Twp., 26-11, in the first round at 126 pounds. He pinned Scott Baker of Exeter at 2:59 in the consolation round, then lost to Zack Martin of Garden Spot, 7-4.



Buell lost to Bryce Pych of Wilson, 3-1 at 145 pounds, then was pinned in the consolation round by Ian Shannon of Carlisle at 1:31.

Cain lost by major decision to Andy Francos of Wilson, 14-5, in the first round at 160 pounds. He defeated Steve Wooley of Warwich, 10-5, in the consolation round, then beat Jeb Payne of Northeastern, 5-4, and Jackson Pettis of Cedar Cliff, 2-0 to advance to the consolation final, where he lost again to Francos, 3-0.ulerick2 27 13 web Middletown wrestler Zach Ulerick, yellow and blue, takes down Darren Miller of Donegal during a 17-1 technical fall victory in the first round of the District 3 Class AA wrestling championships at 120 pounds.
Lower Dauphin’s Cassel lost to Jacob Werner of Wilson, 7-0, in the first round at 126 pounds, then lost in the consolation round to Jonathan Ross of Northern, 6-2.

LD’s Kalob Ware was pinned by Joey Krulock of Mechanicsburg at 1:02 in the first round, then was pinned by Shayne Huber of McCaskey at 2:51 in the consolation round.

Morrill lost by major decision to Jan Johnson of Governor Mifflin, 9-1, but came back in the consolation round to beat Zaire Lawrence of Dallastown, 3-1. He lost to Dietrik Ferster of Central Dauphin, 10-6 in the next round.

Wuestner pinned Brandon Naverio of Conrad Weiser at 4:35 in the first round, then lost to Tholmas Haines of Solanco, 13-1. In the consolation round, Wuestner won by major decision over Chris Gallitz of Milton Hershey, 11-3, then lost to Ben Martin of Palmyra, 3-2.

The PIAA state championships will be held March 7-9 at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Jim Lewis: 717-944-4628, or jimlewis@pressandjournal.com

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