Daily Local News’ All-Area Wrestling Teams, Coach of the Year

Wrestler of the Year – Jack Consiglio, 132 pounds, Malvern Prep, Jr.

First Team

107- Tyler Conroy, Malvern Prep, Fr.

After taking over spot in late December, Conroy finished with a 32-9 record, placing second at prep states and third at national preps.

114- Lukas Littleton Mascaro, Malvern Prep, Fr.

Became starter in January, resulting in prep states and national prep championships, finishing with a 33-5 record.

121- Tommy Link, Malvern Prep, Sr.

With a third-place finish at national preps, Link became a four-time prep All-American. Went 37-9 and also placed second at prep states.

127- Nik O’Neill, Malvern Prep, Jr.

Won his second straight prep state title before finishing runner-up at prep nationals. O’Neill went 37-4.

133- Carmen Cortese, West Chester Henderson, Sr.

Went 39-4 on his way to his second straight sectional title and third straight trip to states. Placed second at regionals.

139- Spencer Barnhart, Malvern Prep, Sr.

Reached his third straight national prep final, finishing second, after claiming first prep state title. Went 38-9.

145- SP O’Donnell, Malvern Prep, Sr.

The Duke recruit went 29-13, placing second at prep states and seventh at prep nationals to make him a two-time All-American.

152- Nate Rickards, Malvern Prep, Jr.

Had a breakout season of sorts, making Escape the Rock finals and taking first at prep states and fifth at prep nationals, going 33-11.

160- Reed Fullmer, Malvern Prep, Sr.

A University of Pennsylvania commit, Fullmer finished 37-10, taking second at prep states and national preps.

165- Brian Chamberlain, Malvern Prep, Fr.

Another midseason addition to the starting lineup, Chamberlain went 28-7 and earned a state prep title.

172- Hayden McLellan, Conestoga, Sr.

Became the Pioneers’ first Southeast Regional champ since 2009 before suffering an injury in blood round of states. Went 39-3.

189- Nick Wehmeyer, Malvern Prep, Jr.

Finished top-four at Powerade and Escape the Rock before placing second at prep states and fifth at national preps. Went 37-12.

215- John Pardo, Kennett, Jr.

The highest PIAA placer from the Ches-Mont, Pardo won his sectional and took third at regionals and states, going 41-5.

285- Bailey Shindle, Kennett, Sr.

Gave Kennett two state medalists in the same year for first time ever, taking eighth after a third at regionals. Went 36-10.

Second Team

107- Brayden Sigle, Downingtown West, Fr.

114- Chase Sigle, Downingtown West, Soph.

121- Andrij Szczesniuk, Coatesville, Soph.

127- Blake Boyer, Kennett, Fr.

133- Kane Lengel, Kennett, Soph.

139- Austin McMillan, Oxford, Sr.

145- Max Parnis, West Chester East, Sr.

152- Tyler Maiers, Kennett, Sr.

160- Josh Barlow, Kennett, Sr.

172- Jack Weldon, Coatesville, Soph.

189- Jake Allred, Conestoga, Sr.

215- Stosh Zalota, Malvern Prep, Soph.

285- Phil Tabasso, Malvern Prep, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Christian Ford, Avon Grove, Jr.; Garrett Landon, Avon Grove, Sr.; Jagger Vitelli, Avon Grove, Soph.; Jacob Ruttman, Coatesville, Jr.; Matt Boye, Conestoga, Sr.; Miles Warkentine, Conestoga, Soph.; Steven Wiechecki, Conestoga, Fr.; Cooper Watson, Devon Prep, Sr.; Adham Abouraya, Downingtown East, Jr.; Jordan Barry, Downingtown West, Jr.; Mason Hale, Downingtown West, Sr.; Troy Mack, Downingtown West, Jr.; Caleb Pate, Downingtown West, Sr.; Michael Cruz, Great Valley, Sr.; Tim Matthews, Great Valley, Sr.; Zack Jaffe, Kennett, Fr.; Michael Pepe, Kennett, Jr.; Reiland Canaday, Oxford, Sr.; Jeremy McKinney, Oxford, Sr.; Jared Schaible, Oxford, Soph.; Nathan Vance, Oxford, Sr.; Mason Coursey, Unionville, Jr.; Ryan O’Leary, Unionville, Sr.; Topher Tryon, Unionville, Sr. Zach McFarlane, West Chester East, Soph.; Stephen Beatty, West Chester Henderson, Sr.; Jackson McMonagle, West Chester Henderson, Sr.; Jack Overton, West Chester Henderson, Fr.; Angus Whittaker, West Chester Henderson, Jr.; Michael Labus, West Chester Rustin, Sr.; Ryan Tookes, Westtown, Luke Holgate, Westtown, Jr.; Sam Olojo, Westtown, Jr.

Coach of the Year

Kevin Reigel, Kennett

Kennett coach Kevin Reigel, left, with his son Logan Reigel. (Nate Heckenberger – For MediaNews Group)

It was a historic postseason for Kennett wrestling, one that will be hard to upstage any time soon. 

The Blue Demons took second at the District 1-3A West Sectional, following that up with a third-place finish at the Class 3A Southeast Regional before winding up 23rd out of 112 teams at the PIAA Championships. All were program-highs.

When Kevin Reigel took over at Kennett in 2017, his squad finished winless in the Ches-Mont American Division and 1-9 overall. Six years later, all eight of his entrants qualified for regionals, and six — Zack Jaffe (fifth at 121), Blake Boyer (second, 127), Kane Lengel (third, 133), Josh Barlow (third, 160), John Pardo (third, 215) and Bailey Shindle (third, 285) — advanced to states, breaking the program record set the season prior, of four.

Pardo went on to take third in the state, while Shindle’s win the blood round gave Kennett two state medalists in the same season for the firs time ever.

Kennett had an up and down dual season, going 8-4 overall and 4-1 in the American Division, finishing behind Sun Valley. The loss of returning regional sixth-place finisher Josh Kochersperger due to injury prior to the season was felt.

To Reigel’s credit, the Blue Demons loaded up on individual tournaments. They started the season with a second-place finish at the Solanco Mule Classic, and took 11th in their debut at the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic. A fifth-place finish at a challenging Coal Cracker Invitational in late January proved to be the right tune-up a month before the individual postseason.

Five starters graduate from Kennett, but four of its state qualifiers, including Pardo, will return.

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