| Northampton (11-0) defeated Easton (8-1), 33-21, in a premier dual meet between two of the top high schools in Pennsylvania, before 2,042 fans, in a match held at Northampton HS. Northampton is coached by Terry Daubert and assisted by former NCAA champion Don Rohn, they are currently ranked second in the PA and #5 nationally by Amateur Wrestling News. The Konkrete Kids are by led senior Jimmy Sheptock (24-2) who is rated 8th in the nation at 160 pounds. He scored with a strong double and used a leg stepover to record a 44 second fall and gave the host squad a 27-21 led with one bout remaining in the dual. Also gaining victories were Josh Yurasits who used his quick snap/spin takedowns for a 9-3 verdict at 130, and Joe Piro who applied a front headlock/cement mixer to flattened his opponent at the 1:09 mark in the 189-bout.. Easton was led by freshman Mike Fleck who scored with a first period fireman's carry takedown and posted a solid 5-0 decision at 112, and Mitchell Manotti who used a bar/arm stack en route to a 7-2 win at 119 pounds. The Red Rovers are coached by Steve Powell who recently earned his 400th dual meet victory.
NORTHAMPTON 33 EASTON 21
103- Trey Dubert (North) dec. Peter Stanley, 2-1.
112- Mike Fleck (East) dec. Greg Rinker, 5-0.
119- Mitchell Minotti (East) dec. Jason Stephen, 7-2.
125- Jordan Glykas (North) dec. Rich Drey, 2-0 OT.
130- Josh Yurasits (North) dec. Joey Rizzolino, 9-3.
135- Austin Sommer (North) won by forfeit.
140- Pat Corpora (East) dec. Will Paukovits. 10-8.
145- Anthony Minotti (East) pinned Zach Wilson, 2:50.
152- John Lambert (North) dec. Zach Bambary, 8-3.
160- Jimmy Sheptock (North) pinned Alex Merida, :44.
171- Seth Csaszar (North) dec. Jeff Griffith, 10-5.
189- Joe Piro (North) pinned Storm Kruczek, 1:09.
215- Chris Wilson (East) dec. Aaron Chamberlain, 3-1 OT.
285- Justin Grant (East) dec. Erik Schaffer, 5-3.
|Nationally ranked Jimmy Sheptock of Northampton puts Alex Merida of Easton to his back in the 160 pound bout. Sheptock picked up the fall in front of a hometown crowd and the Konkrete Kids cheerleaders.|
|National Wrestling Scene:
NORTHAMPTON DEFEATS EASTON 33-21
|Easton's Mitchell Minotti tries to turn Northampton's Jason Stephen en route to a 7-2 victory at 119 pounds.|
|Northampton's Josh Yurasits works his front headlock on Easton's Joey Rizzolino. Yurasits won this 130 pound matchup 9-3.|
|Easton's Mike Fleck uses his bar arm on Northampton's Greg Rinkner en route to a 5-0 victory at 112 pounds.|
|Mat Slap Road Trip:
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Dave Waters (Lehigh),
Neil Duncan (TW Promotions),
Ed Fiorvanti (Action Fitness), and Tom Fiorvanti (Fitness Shapers) confers with Jim Nordland (The Mat Slap).
|Joe Piro of Northampton works to hold on to Storm Kruczek of Easton. Piro won the 189 bout by fall.|
|Aaron Chamberlain of Northampton ties to escape from Chris Wilson of Easton at 215 pounds. Wilson held on to win in overtime.|