by Jeff Upson
Franklin Regional sophomore Gus SOlomon moves from #15 to #2 at 126 lbs. in the latest State Rankings.
The biggest shake up in State Rankings has occurred following a wild week of Holiday Tournaments.
In Class AAA there were several changes including Council Rock South sophomore Riley Palmer moving into the #1 spot at 106 lbs. following yet another dominating performance at the Hurricane Classic in Bethlehem. Palmer is undefeated at (14-0) having won Championship titles at the Cumberland Valley Kick-Off, King of the Mountain, and Bethlehem Hurricane Classic.
At 113 lbs. junior Devin Schnupp (Warwick) surprised the State when he defeated 2014 PIAA State Runner-up Dan Moran (Northampton Area) in the semifinals of the Hurricane Classic. Schnupp went on to finish as the runner-up but moved up from #9 to #4 in the State. 120 Lbs. got a shake-up with 2x PIAA State Medalist Gage Curry (North Hills) dropping from 126 lbs. and taking over the #2 spot. Junior Tyshawn White (Central Dauphin) fell from #2 to #4 after sophomore KJ Fenstermacher (Bethlehem Liberty) won a tight (3-1 SV) overtime match over White. For his efforts Fenstermacher moves from #9 to #3.
In the loaded 126 lbs. weight-class the changes continue to happen. Council Rock South sophomore Zach Trampe takes over the #1 spot in the State remaining undefeated at (15-0). Trampe won the Bethlehem Hurricane Classic for his third Tournament Championship this season. The biggest mover, however, was Franklin Regional sophomore Gus Solomon who moved from #15 to #2 after yet another impressive performance at one of the Nation’s top Tournaments. Solomon, who placed fourth at the Walsh Ironman in early December, followed up with a runner-up finish at the POWERade Tournament. Solomon, who entered as unseeded, defeated former #3 State ranked Ethan McCoy (Greater Latrobe) in a wild tiebreaker match (2-0).
by Jeff Upson