Regional Wrestling Capsules
Kyle Sorber (132) Grade: 12 Record: 21-12 First round: He gets Collin Edsell, a sophomore from Wyalusing with a record of 36-3 and the No. 2 seed from District 4. Notes: The No. 3 seed from District 2, Sorber will be wrestling at regionals for the first time.
Kyle Gavrish (145) Grade: 12 Record: 18-14 First round: Milton junior Zack Bennett (27-7), who is the No. 2 seed from District 2. Notes: Gavrish placed third at districts last weekend to improve on his previous best showing of sixth at the event to reach regionals for the first time.
Derek Fisher (170) Grade: 11 Record: 26-10 First round: Bloomsburg senior Brandon Conrad (27-4), who is the third seed from D4. Notes: He was runner-up at districts and will participate at regionals for the first time.
Just last year, the Nanticoke wrestling team was
flailing in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division II standings with
no conference victories. And at one point in the season, the Trojans
entered a dual with nine open weight classes.
Nanticoke Area (AA)
Coach: Harold Shotwell (first year)
Last year: 0-6 (Division 2), did not qualify (team D2), eighth (individual D2)
Regional wrestlers returning: None
Regional wrestlers graduated: Maurice Wood (152)
Projected lineup: 106: Dave Jones, So. 113: Nelvin Villafranca, So. 120: Josh Brady, So. 126: Krystal Daniele, So. 132: Kyle Sorber, Sr. 138: Pat Bova, So. 145: Kyle Gavrish, Sr. 152: Anthony Edwards, Sr. 160: Jacob Havey, So. and John Keefe, So. 170: Derek Fisher, Jr. 182: Mike Stephanick, Sr. 195: Blake Balderrama, Jr. 220: Giacomo Bova, Sr. 285: Ryan Zakarauskas, So.Shotwell's outlook: "I'm hoping that with a full lineup this year, we can turn a few heads in the conference and be a little more physical than we've been in previous years."