WNO Duals Preview

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This weekend Blair Academy will defend its top ranking at Who’s #1 Duals. A season ago they were upset by Bergen Catholic at WNO duals, but ultimately finished the year back on top after the final results. 

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But anyway, this year they will take on Clovis North out of California and St. Edward from Ohio. Clovis North comes in ranked 16th while St. Ed’s holds down the #7 spot. Also in the mix will be #2 Wyoming Seminary and Easton. Both teams, along with St. Ed’s, were in the field with the Bucs at Ironman where the top team out of New Jersey punished the entire field to take home the team title out-pointing Wyoming Sem by exactly 100 points. 

Despite both of them being in the gym this weekend, we won’t see them meet. That will take place the following weekend in the Blue Knights’ gym. But this weekend we will get to see Clovis North, who finished 8th at Doc Buchanan last weekend, in three duals and all the others in two. 

With all that said, let’s take a look at the potential lineups for each team this weekend.

WNO Duals Schedule

12:00

Blair (NJ) vs. Clovis North (CA)
Easton (PA) vs. Wyoming Seminary (PA)

2:00

St. Edward (OH) vs. Clovis North (CA)

4:00

Blair (NJ) vs. St. Edward (OH)
Wyoming Seminary (PA) vs. Clovis North (CA)

#1 Blair (NJ)

Commentary: Clearly they are bringing the most firepower with nine ranked wrestlers in their lineup, which includes two #1’s at 126 and 132 with Michael Colaiocco and Shayne VanNess, who’s coming off a weekend where he added another huge to his resume by defeating Reece Witcraft, who was ranked #1 at 138. #2-ranked Julian Ramirez also had a noteworthy W last weekend when he took out #3 Dustin Plott. 

So far this season they’ve crowned a ton of champs and took home team titles at Ironman, Beast of the East and most recently, Geary. Of note, they will have a new face in the lineup at 195 as news broke this week that top-ranked 195-pounder AJ Ferrari and his brother Anthony, ranked 4th at 113, have left Blair. Earlier in the year, Ryan Miller held down the 113-pound spot placing 5th at Ironman. Miller is also a returning National Prep champ so certainly they are in good hands there. But at 195 they certainly have a pretty big hole to fill. No matter what they are still expected to bring the heat.

Blair’s Potential lineup

106Daniel Wask/
Mark Koch
113Ryan Miller
120#4 Trevor Mastrogiovanni/
DJ McGee
126#1 Michael Colaiocco/
Louis Colaiocco
132#1 Shayne VanNess
138 #5 (at 145) Travis Mastrogiovanni
145Josh Gobencion
152#16 Nick Incontrera
160Oliver Tipton/ Rylan Rogers
170#2 Julian Ramirez/ Ike Schmidt
182#19 Peyton Craft
195Sanussi Kane
220#4 Owen Trephan
285Elijah Anthony


#2 Wyoming Seminary (PA)

Commentary: Returning back to the east coast after picking up a pair of dual meet wins in California over #3 Buchanan and #12 Gilroy. Sem may not be bringing as many ranked guys as Blair, but their lineup is plenty solid. #7 Beau Bartlett (132) is a major player in the bonus point department for the Blue Knights along with #8 Darrien Roberts, this year’s Ironman champ. Lachlan McNeil is coming off the biggest win from their trip to Cali. He took out #15 Maximo Renteria, who was 10th at the time. 

Wyoming Seminary’s Potential lineup

106Mark Botello
113#13 Troy Spratley
120#12 Lachlan McNeil
126Drew Munch
132#7 Beau Bartlett
138Lincoln Heck
145Connor Kievman
152Benny Baker
160Owen Davis
170Jake Stefanowicz
182#8 Darrien Roberts
195Mike Doggett
220Jake Kaminski
285Nate Miller


#7 St. Edward (OH)

Commentary: Led by title-winning performances by #4 Bryce Andonian and Angelo Rini, St. Ed’s claimed the team title at Powerade in the teams first trip to the tournament. Sam Dover, who had a huge emergence earlier this year when he won Ironman, was a runner-up. Missing from the lineup that day was #14 Paddy Gallagher, who will be back in the mix for them this weekend. Although he doesn’t have a number next to his name, Seamus O’Malley is a force up top for the Eagles. O’Malley was 5th at Powerade and while he missed Ironman this year, he was 7th a year ago.

St. Edward’s Potential lineup

106Sean Seefeldt
113Rich Delsanter
120Hudson Poole
126Angelo Rini
132Scott Richter/ Evan Bennett
138Bryce Hepner/Luke Geog
145#4 Bryce Andonian
152#3 Sam Dover/ Tyler Lillard
160#14 Paddy Gallgher
170Michael Garcar
182Connor Beard/ Hudson Hightower
195Nick Lisco
220Seamus O’Malley
285Brian Kilbane


#16 Clovis North (CA)

Commentary: They are traveling the furthest so they are making sure to get all the competition they can. Clovis North, who was just 8th at Doc B, will be the only team wrestling during all three sessions. Last weekend they came away with three placers as Joey Cruz (120), #16 Devin Murphy (126) and #15 Ryan Franco were 4th, 4th and 3rd, respectively. These three will face the toughest competition this weekend as they are slated to highly ranked guys.

Clovis North’s Potential lineup

106Noah Arsito
113Hayden Zinkin
120Joey Cruz
126#16 Devin Murphy
132#15 Ryan Franco
138Zach Watts
145Vito Cuttone
152Evan Almaguer
160Ryan Fiorentino
170Paul Sharp
182
195Cody Underwood
220Christian Mojarras
285Roman Torres


Easton (PA)

Commentary: JaMarr Billman is continuing to get his team up against some of the best in the country as he looks to return the Red Rovers to the dominant regime of old. They will only be wrestling in one dual, but it’s against #2 Wyoming Seminary. They currently hold a 5-1 dual meet record with their first loss coming just a week ago to Nazareth. They also own a seventh place finish at this year’s Bethlehem Holiday Classic where they had eight placers, led by Dominic Falcone’s runner-up finish at 182. 

Easton’s Potential lineup

106Braxton Fries-Appello
113Alex Cameron
120Anthony Daiello
126Brett Scalzo
132Colby Duffy
138Bryan Pensyl
145Blake Daniel
152Jake Koerowitz
160Gaven Krazer
170Isaiah Reinert
182Dominic Falcone
195Matthew Cruise
220Andrew Balukas/ Tyler Pellechia

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