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JT Wrestling off to a slow start

Posted By admin

Date: December 12th, 2010

Category: Wrestling

From the Standard-Speaker:

Panther Valley won two of its five matches to reach the placement round at the Jim Thorpe Duals.

Panther Valley 54, Jim Thorpe 27

285 – Nick German (PV) fall Ryan Ruberto (JT) 1:22.

103 – Len Ogozalek (PV) fall Ben Mazzella (1:22).

112 – Nick O’Donnell (PV) fall Mike Helmer (JT) 1:02.

119 – Brian Ohl (JT) won by forfeit.

125 – Kory Lopata (PV) won by forfeit.

130 – Brandon Gurka (PV) fall Tom Ford (JT) 0:37.

135 – Adam Rex (JT) fall Dustin Marblestone (PV) 4:55.

140 – Jared Eickhoff (PV) fall Josh Guth (JT) 0:35.

145 – Justin Mazzella (JT) won by forfeit.

152 – Josh Vega (PV) fall Akeeno Stewart (JT) 2:25.

160 – John Fritz (JT) dec. Mike Weaver (PV) 19-13.

171 – Steve Snyder (PV) fall Christian Gavornik (JT) 2:33.

189 – Alex Lorkowski (PV) fall Shane Edwards (JT) 1:54.

215 – Tyler Mangold (JT) fall John Horvath (PV) 1:16.

Panther Valley 45, Jim Thorpe 24

103 – Len Ogozalek (PV) fall Ben Mazzella (JT) 1:19.

112 – Nick O’Donnell (PV) fall Mike Helmer (JT) 0:14.

119 – no match.

125 – Kory Lopata (PV) dec. Brian Ohl (JT) 11-4.

130 – Brandon Gurka (PV) fall Tom Ford (JT) 0:27.

135 – Adam Rex (JT) dec. Dustin Marblestone (PV) 5-0.

140 – Jared Eickhoff (PV) won by forfeit.

145 – Josh Guth (JT) won by forfeit.

152 – Justin Mazzella (JT) dec. Josh Vega (PV) 5-2.

160 – John Fritz (JT) fall Mike Weaver (PV) 3:58.

171 – Steve Snyder (PV) fall Quinn Boswell (JT) 1:33.

189 – Alex Lorkowski (PV) fall Shane Edwards 2:28.

215 – John Horvarth (PV) won by forfeit.

285 – Tyler Mangold (JT) won by forfeit

Meet the Olympians night a big success

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: December 1st, 2010

The 2010-2011 Winter sports season is officially underway and the Jim Thorpe community cheered on our teams tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.

Here are some pictures from the night:

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Smith Advances to Day 2 of States

Posted By Thorpe

Date: March 11th, 2010

Category: Wrestling

Dillon Smith dropped his first match at the PIAA Wrestling tournament today to Shawn Perich of Portage 4-1 but bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Noah Hoarst of Schuylkill Valley. The win keeps Dillon alive in the double elimination tournament. Wrestling resumes in the AA classification at the Giant Center in Hershey 8 am Friday.

Smith heads to states

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: March 8th, 2010

Category: Wrestling

Jim Thorpe Senior Dillon Smith is heading to the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championships this week. Smith, 34-10, will face Shawn Perich, 37-1, from Portage on Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.

Here’s a slideshow from the 2009 Christmas Tournament in which Smith secured the most wins in Jim Thorpe Wrestling history:

JT Duals Slideshow

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: December 30th, 2009

Category: Wrestling

Smith becomes JT’s all-time win leader

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: December 27th, 2009

Category: Wrestling

Jim Thorpe 2009 Christmas Tournament From the Pottsville Republican-Herald: JIM THORPE – Dillon Smith gave himself a holiday gift Saturday, capturing a championship in his home gym at the Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament.

Smith went 4-0 in the round-robin event to win the 145-pound title. In addition, he was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. In the process, he became Jim Thorpe’s all-time leading wins leader with 117. He passed Michael Wernett, who had 114.

A state qualifier last season, Smith was coming off a second-place finish at the Penn Cambria Tournament.

At Jim Thorpe, Lehighton won the team title with 135 points, followed by Allentown Central Catholic (72) and Pottsville (69).

The Crimson Tide had three champions in Bailey Roos (103), Jimmy Harris (112) and Shawn Cicero (160). Cicero finished 5-0 in his bracket.

For Williams Valley, Tim Murray (135) and Brandon Wagner (215) earned gold.

Lehighton won six championships; ACC had two champs.

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JT matmen open with tough losses

Posted By bqschwartz

Date: December 13th, 2009

Category: Wrestling

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JIM THORPE – Jim Thorpe went 0-4 during its own Jim Thorpe Duals.
The Olympians lost to Panther Valley 55-17, North Schuylkill 59-11, Radnor 56-9 and were blanked by Bethlehem Catholic 73-0.
Dillon Smith went 3-1 on the day for Jim Thorpe, picking up a technical fall against North Schuylkill and Panther Valley and a major decision victory against Radnor.
Scott Houser (135) and Quinton Boyer (140) had falls and Jesse Picklo (130) and Brett Paul won by major decision for North Schuylkill in its win over Jim Thorpe, which forfeited six weights.
Justin Christman (152), Nick O’Donnell (103) had pins for Panther Valley in its victory over Jim Thorpe.
Complete results for North Schuylkill and Panther Valley were unavailable. From the Republican-Herald.

 

 

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3 Olympians Earn Medals at League Tournament

Posted By Thorpe

Date: January 18th, 2009

Category: Wrestling

Smith league finals 1Three Olympian wrestlers placed at the SCIAL 2009 tournament. Dillon Smith finished 2nd losing the final in overtime 4-2. Billy Rieck placed 3rd and Kyle Rotan finished 6th. Blue Mountain finished first in team scoring (Jim Thorpe finished 13th). Cort Choate of Blue Mountain was named Outstanding Wrestler. To read an article on the league tournament from the Pottsville Republican click here. To see pictures of Olympian wrestlers from the tournament click here.

Jim Thorpe Hosting Schuylkill League Tournament

Posted By Thorpe

Date: January 17th, 2009

Category: Wrestling

Jim Thorpe is hosting the 2009 Schuylkill League wresting tournament Friday 1/16 and Saturday 1/17. The Olympians advanced 2 wrestlers to today’s semifinals, Dillon Smith and Billy Rieck. Action resumes today around noon. Tony Mistretta and Kyle Rieck2Rotan both survived day 1. Both wrestlers pinned their opponents after dropping to the losers bracket. Defending champion Blue Mountain leads after day1 advancing 10 wrestlers to the semifinals. A summary of day 1 can be read on the Pottsville Republican website by clicking here. Photos of Jim Thorpe wrestlers in action can be seen by clicking here.

JT Wrestlers host tournament

Posted By admin

Date: December 7th, 2008

Category: Wrestling

The first wrestling matches of the season were at home Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. Click here for more photos from the Grappling in the Gorge Tournament.