Central York's Michael Wolfgram, Kennard-Dale's Tanner Harkins take District 3 285 titles
- Central York's Michael Wolfgram defended his District 3 3-A wrestling title at 285 pounds.
- Wolfgram cruised to a 21-6, first-period technical fall in the championship match.
- Kennard-Dale's Tanner Harkins won the 285-pound title in the District 3 2-A meet.
It was a great day for York-Adams League heavyweights on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the District 3 Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey.
Central York junior Michael Wolfgram repeated as the 285-pound champion in Class 3-A, while Kennard-Dale's Tanner Harkins captured the 2-A crown at 285.
In addition, Bermudian Springs' Chase Dull captured the 2-A crown at 195 pounds.
Wolfgram, a junior, also finished fifth at 285 in 3-A as a freshman in 2016.
Wolfgram improved to 36-0 on the season. He's the only remaining unbeaten wrestler in the York-Adams League.
Wolfgram is also the only Y-A League wrestler to claim a District 3 Class 3-A championship in 2018.
He dominated his way through the 285-pound bracket, earning three pins before taking a 21-6, first-period technical fall over Kyler Wuestner of Lower Dauphin in the championship match. That marked the 100th win of Wolfgram's career.
Harkins, a senior, defeated Boiling Springs junior Damon James in the 285-pound, 2-A title match, 5-2. The Rams standout earned his way into the title match with 11-1 and 6-4 decisions. Harkins improved to 27-1. James fell to 33-11.
Dull earned his 2-A 195-pound title with a 5-2 decision of Newport's Brady Herr. Dull, a junior, improved to 33-3. Herr, a senior, fell to 29-4. Dull had earned 1-0 and 15-0 decisions en route to the title match.
Three local 3-A runners-up: The local league produced three second-place finishers in 3-A — Northeastern's Cole Wilson at 113, Spring Grove's Dalton Rohrbaugh at 126 and Spring Grove's Anthony Hinson at 160.
Wilson, a sophomore, lost in the 113 final, 2-0, to Manheim Central sophomore Will Betancourt. The only scoring in the match came on Betancourt's third-period reversal. Wilson fell to 34-3, while Betancourt improved to 32-0. Wilson finished third in the district as a freshman at 106. Betancourt won the 106-pound title last season.
Rohrbaugh dropped a 6-2 decision in the 126 final to Chris Wright. Rohrbaugh, a senior, now has three second-place finishes and one championship in district action. Rohrbaugh is 40-2. Wright improved to 44-1.
Hinson, a junior, lost a 3-0 decision in the 160 final to Solanco senior A.J. Wilson. Hinson is 38-4, while Wilson improved to 37-1.
Other 3-A wrestlers to make states: New Oxford's Timothy Uhler beat Dover's Matthew Rodriguez in the 113-pound third-place match, 1-0.
In the 132 third-place match, Dallastown's Dalton Daugherty dropped a 5-4 decision to Manheim Central's Zack Zeamer.
In the 138 third-place match, Carlisle's Colton Jumper defeated Gettysburg's Joseph Pecaitis, 7-3.
In the 152 third-place match, Gettysburg's Dylan Reinert decisioned Chambersburg's Drake Brenize, 3-2.
In the 160 third-place match, South Western's Ethan Baney beat Dallastown's Jarrett Feeney, 4-2.
In the 195 third-place match, Central Dauphin's Mitchell Talbott downed New Oxford's Darrick Rudisill, 14-5.
All 3-A wrestlers who finished in the top four earned berths into the PIAA 3-A state tournament.
Other local 3-A wrestlers in top six: Other top-six finishers from the York-Adams League in 3-A were:
Spring Grove's Chase Bricker, sixth, at 120.
New Oxford's Jared Bair, fifth, at 132.
Susquehannock's Colby Romjue, sixth, at 145.
Dallastown's Raymond Christas, fifth, at 285.
Class 2-A: Following are other Y-A wrestlers finishing in the top eight in 2-A:
Biglerville's Blake Showers, second, at 106.
Littlestown's Connor Brown, sixth, at 106.
Littlestown's Ayden Dillon, fifth, at 113.
Biglerville's Josh Tuckey, fifth, at 120.
Biglerville's Eli Tuckey, seventh, at 126.
Bermudian Springs' Dylan Griffie, seventh, at 132.
Fairfield's Page Karsteter, sixth, at 138.
Kennard-Dale's Camron Miller, seventh, at 138.
Bermudian Springs' Trenton Harder, sixth, at 145.
Bermudian Springs' Darren Beall, third, at 152.
Littlestown's Jason Penton, fourth, at 152.
Fairfield's Colton Shriner, third, at 160.
Littlestown's Carl Harris, third, at 170.
Kennard-Dale's Daniel Eagle, seventh, at 170.
Eastern York's Jahshim Snyder, third, at 182.
Bermudian Springs' Nate McCollum, eighth, at 182.
Biglerville's Brent Hayes, fourth, at 220.
Bermudian Springs' Ryan Lauver, seventh, at 285.
Wrestlers who finished seventh or better qualified for the 2-A Southeast Regional next weekend at Wilson.