High School Sports

Tracking the area’s high school wrestling stat leaders through Dec. 17

Saint Joseph's Ammon Ohl, seen here last week, leads the county with eight wins and six pins.
Saint Joseph's Ammon Ohl, seen here last week, leads the county with eight wins and six pins. Centre Daily Times, file

Each week during the high school football season, the Centre Daily Times ran the county’s top athletes in statistical categories.

Now, every Monday during the wrestling season, readers will get a chance to see where their favorite wrestlers rank against others in the county in wins, pins, technical falls, fastest pin and major decisions.

In this week’s inaugural rankings, St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy has several wrestlers at the top or near the top of every category. Now, the Wolves have a slight advantage as they compete mostly in tournaments — but other county wrestlers were able to make the most of their opportunities.

St. Joseph’s wrestlers Ammon Ohl, Zach Witmer, Jacob Powers and Caleb Dowling are all tied for the county lead with eight wins on the season so far. Teammates Ethan Kauffman and Malachi DuVall are tied for second with seven each. Bald Eagle Area’s Garrett Rigg, the Wolves’ Keegan Rothrock and Penns Valley’s Abraham Allebach and Clayton Royer all have six wins on their seasons.

Ohl leads the way with six pins so far this year. He has a two-pin advantage over teammates DuVall and Powers and the Rams’ Royer.

It is going to be tough to claim the title quickest pinner in Centre County. State College’s Jackson Healey, in only the second dual of the season, pinned his Jersey Shore opponent in just six seconds. Only one second separates Dowling (:14) and Bellefonte’s Cole Stewart (:15). After the top-3 times, you have to get over 20 seconds before you see the next set of wrestlers in DuVall (:24) and Powers (:27).

There were a total of seven wrestlers who registered technical fall victories this early. Dowling has earned the most with three, edging out Penns Valley’s Baylor Shunk and Bald Eagle Area’s Cooper Gilham. Shunk and Gilham have two so far.

Much like technical falls, county wrestlers haven’t been able to get too many major decisions either. There have been just 10 wrestlers to tally a major-decision victory so far. Rothrock is the only wrestler to record multiple major decision wins at two.

High school wrestling

Wins

Name

School

Total

T1. Ammon Ohl (106)

St. Joseph’s

8

T1. Zach Witmer (126)

St. Joseph’s

8

T1. Jacob Powers (138)

St. Joseph’s

8

T1. Caleb Dowling (145)

St. Joseph’s

8

T5. Ethan Kauffman (113)

St. Joseph’s

7

T5. Malachi DuVall (132)

St. Joseph’s

7

T7. Garrett Rigg (145)

Bald Eagle Area

6

T7. Abraham Allebach (160)

Penns Valley

6

T7. Clayton Royer (132)

Penns Valley

6

T7. Keegan Rothrock (160)

St. Joseph’s

6

Pins

Name

School

Total

1. Ammon Ohl (106)

St. Joseph’s

6

T2. Clayton Royer (132)

Penns Valley

4

T2. Malachi DuVall (132)

St. Joseph’s

4

T2. Jacob Powers (138)

St. Joseph’s

4

T5. Seth Koleno (138)

Bald Eagle Area

3

T5. Garrett Rigg (145)

Bald Eagle Area

3

T5. Cole Stewart (126)

Bellefonte

3

T5. Abraham Allebach (160)

Penns Valley

3

T5. Clayton Upcraft (152)

Penns Valley

3

T5. Caleb Dowling (145)

St. Joseph’s

3

T5. Keegan Rothrock (160)

St. Joseph’s

3

T5. Zach Witmer (126)

St. Joseph’s

3

Fastest Pin

Name

School

Total

1. Jackson Healey (285)

State College

:06

2. Caleb Dowling (145)

St. Joseph’s

:14

3. Cole Stewart (126)

Bellefonte

:15

4. Malachi DuVall (132)

St. Joseph’s

:24

5. Jacob Powers (138)

St. Joseph’s

:27

6. Cole Stewart (126)

Bellefonte

:29

7. Ian Barr (170)

State College

:34

8. Dillon Covalt (220)

Penns Valley

:43

T9. Jadon Lucas (160)

Bellefonte

:44

T9. Ammon Ohl (106)

St. Joseph’s

:44

Technical Falls

Name

School

Total

1. Caleb Dowling (145)

St. Joseph’s

3

T2. Cooper Gilham (106)

Bald Eagle Area

2

T2. Baylor Shunk (113)

Penns Valley

2

T4. Jacob Powers (138)

St. Joseph’s

1

T4. Zach Witmer (126)

St. Joseph’s

1

T4. Ethan Kauffman (113)

St. Joseph’s

1

T4. Malachi DuVall (132)

St. Joseph’s

1

Major Decisions

Name

School

Total

1. Keegan Rothrock (160)

St. Joseph’s

2

T2. Seth Koleno (138)

Bald Eagle Area

1

T2. Gage McClenahan (152)

Bald Eagle Area

1

T2. Dylan Bisel (182)

Bald Eagle Area

1

T2. Max Mondy (195)

Bellefonte

1

T2. Abraham Allebach (160)

Penns Valley

1

T2. Malachi DuVall (132)

St. Joseph’s

1

T2. Zach Witmer (126)

St. Joseph’s

1

T2. Cole Urbas (195)

State College

1

T2. Ian Barr (170)

State College

1

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