Thursday, March 13, 2014

40th Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
Follow @NHSCARadioShow

It's called the Rose Bowl of Wrestling and Sunday the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic will turn 40.

This year's USA All-Stars versus Pennsylvania All-Stars format at the University of Pittsburgh will feature 26 wrestlers that have combined to win 57 state and national prep titles.  The US team features four, 4-time state champs.

Here are the match-ups with USA All-Star first:

113 - *Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, DE) vs. Ethan Lizak (Parkland)
120-  Nathan Boston (Woodford Co., KY) vs. Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan)
126 - Steve Micic (Hanover Central, IN) vs. Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic)
132 - Josh Albers (Dakota, IL) vs. Ian Brown (Hanover)
138 - Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, NJ) vs. Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan)
145 - *Tyler Berger (Crook County, OR) vs. Jason Noll (Kittanning)
152 - Bryce Brill (Mount Carmel, IL) vs. T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley)
160 - *Ryan Blees (Bismark, ND) vs. Garrett Peppleman (Central Dauphin)
170 - Bo Nickal (Allen TX) vs. Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic)
182 - Joe Dixon (Edmond North, OK) vs. Zack Zavatsky (Latrobe)
195 - *Chip Ness (Buford, GA) vs. Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs)
220 - Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, MD) vs. Michael Boykin (Coatesville)
285 - Nick Nevillis (Clovis, CA) vs. Thomas Haines (Solanco)

*- 4X state champ

USA Head Coach - Adam Tirapelle (Clovis, CA)
PA Head Coach - Josh Shields (Burrell)

Kicking off the event will be the western Pennsylvania (WPIAL) All-Stars taking on Oklahoma All-Stars.

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