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:
(from left to right)
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.