2019 South East AAA Regional Finals Video and Interviews

Council Rock South ran away with another regional title tonight in Souderton. While they weren’t as dominating as they were at last year’s regionals, a nearly impossible task. The team race was never in question. The real surprise was there closest opponent was cross town rival CR North, who matched them with 3 individual champions.

The South East region may have more wrestlers than any similar sized region in the world. The biggest youth league in the country is in this area (ICWL) too. I didn’t want to talk about a sensitive topic when I covered this event last year but I can’t bite my tongue any longer. Sitting matside for roughly 20 matches I was struck by some of the awful coaching this region has. It’s the coaching that is holding the region back from being a true powerhouse. Other than a few programs I hear better coaching at many youth wrestling events, which sounds shocking as I type this. Let that sink in for a moment. Many of these High School coaches only had kids in the placement matches because parents are seeking outside coaching or they had a great youth wrestling coach.  It’s a crime that there aren’t better coaches in area High Schools that really get the sport or coaching.  I guess that’s just HS athletics these days.  Math teacher by day, wrestling coach for the extra cash by night.

Finals Video will be posted tomorrow


Post Championship Interviews: Hunter Catka, Lukas Richie, Cameron Robinson, Maximus Hale, Dillon Sheehy, Shane Hanson-Ashworth, Joey Milano

Thanks AJ & JS for the interview help

113lbs: Maximino Mendez (CR South) dec. Sam McMonagle (WC Henderson) 3-2

120lbs: Shane Hanson-Ashworth (CR South) dec. Killian (Delaney WC Henderson) 3-1

126lbs: Braden Ricchini (CR South) dec.Colton Jordan (Neshaminy) 3-1 SV

132lbs: Lukas Richie (Dtown East) dec. Gunnar Fuss (Harry S. Truman) 6-4

138lbs: Tyler Williams (Souderton) dec. Antonio Petrucelli (Owen J. Roberts) 9-3

145lbs: Cameron Robinson (CR North) dec. A.J. Tamburrino (William Tennent) 7-5

152lbs: Dillon Sheehy (CR North) dec. Jackson Erb (Neshaminy) 3-2 OT TB

160lbs: John Crawford (Strath Haven) dec. Matt Colajezzi (CR South) 2-0

170lbs: Maximus Hale (Dtown West) dec. James Lledo (Lower Merion) 13-9

182lbs: Joey Milano (Spring-Ford) fall Chase Mielnik (Dtown West)  3:34

195lbs: Jacob Miller (Boyertown) dec. Ethan Seeley (Great Valley) 3-1 SV

220lbs: Hunter Catka (Sun Valley) fall Paolo DiSanto( Plymouth Whitemarsh) :46

285lbs: Coltin Deery (Garnet Valley) major dec. Tom Bramwell (Ridley) 12-2

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