Monday, July 20, 2015

Wrestling: Streaks-'Liners set for Pin Cancer clash

Action from the third annual match. (Courtesy of Pin Cancer)
The fourth annual Pin Cancer match between Washington and Phillipsburg will be held on Friday, July 24 at Maloney Stadium. There will be 11 junior high bouts starting at 6 p.m., with the high school match to follow.

Phillipsburg defeated Warren Hills, 58-6, when the teams met during the 2014-15 high school season at The Pit.

Phillipsburg won the three previous Pin Cancer matches, including a 34-19 victory last year in Washington.

"It should be a good night," said P'burg coach Dave Post, whose team won the Lycoming Camp competition this offseason. "We will have cheerleaders from both schools and the coaches involved. Tommy Kosar's mom got a grant from Kohl's [department store] and our local store is supporting the event. They will have at least five volunteers at the event and all of the donation goes to the charity."

One notable absence for Phillipsburg in this year's event is two-time New Jersey state placewinner Brandon Paetzell, who competed in the past three Pin Cancer matches. Paetzell, a rising senior who missed most of his junior season due to a hand injury, is lessening his offseason workload. The Rutgers recruit, who is 88-9 overall and projects to start the high school season at 126 pounds, also will miss the upcoming 1000 Islands Summer Duals on July 31-Aug. 2 in Clayton, New York.

The weight classes for the Pin Cancer match are designed to follow those used at 1000 Island Duals, according to Post.

"It's a little variation because New York has that 100-pound weight class," Post said. "We do away with that and put an extra class in the middle."

Ticket price is $5. All proceeds go to cancer research and development. Check out for more information on this tremendous organization.

Tentative matchups are listed below with Washington listed first.

107 -- Cody Harrison vs. Cullen Day
115 -- Kyle Wulff vs. Tom Kosar
123 -- Codey O'Rourke vs. Kyle Markus
130 -- Pedro Cruz vs. Lance Wissing
135 -- Matt Valli vs. Kyle Tino
140 -- Cameron Nauta vs. Tyler Agans
145 -- Zach Nauta vs. Brian Meyer
154 -- Jarod Ostir vs. Chris Ruiz
162 -- Anthony Roessner vs. DJ Wissing
173 -- Brandon Winger vs. Austin Roth
185 -- Nick Galka vs. Mario Higueros
197 -- Brody Oberly vs. Drew Horun
220 -- Kurt Nemeth vs. Robert Melise
285 -- Taylan Zafis vs. Kyle Nothnagel

(Box from this past season's high school dual)


182 -- Jimmy Schuitema, P, p. Brody Oberly, 2:49.
195 -- Drew Horun, P, p. Kurt Nemeth, 4:43.
220 -- Robert Melise, P, p. Taylan Zafis, :40.
285 -- Kyle Nothnagel, P, d. Andrew Pacheco, 6-1 OT3.
106 -- Jacob DiNapoli, WH, d. Cullen Day, 4-3 OT3.
113 -- Tom Kosar, P, md. Codey O'Rourke, 16-7.
120 -- Tyler Agans, P, p. Pedro Cruz, 1:12.
126 -- John Fluck, WH, d. Brian Meyer, 7-6.
132 -- Donald Agans, P, d. Zach Nauta, 6-4.
138 -- DJ Wissing, P, d. Max Nauta, 6-4.
145 -- Steve Friedman, P, p. Austin Pidoto, 3:23.
152 -- John Kaluzny, P, d. Jarod Ostir, 5-2.
160 -- Max Elling, P, p. Anthony Roessner, 1:34.
170 -- Yann Ondele, P, forfeit.

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