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2021-22 Daily Local News’ All-Area Wrestling teams, Coach of the Year

Wrestler of the Year – Nick Feldman, Sr., Malvern Prep

First Team

106 – Anthony Mutarelli, Fr., Malvern Prep

Became first Friar to win a prep national title as a freshman. Also won prep states and finished with a 46-6 record.

113 – Tommy Link, Jr., Malvern Prep

Took third at prep nationals for third time. Finished runner-up at prep states and ended with a 39-9 record.

120 – Jack Consiglio, Soph., Malvern Prep

Avenged a loss in prep states finals to place second at National Preps. Finished season with a 42-11 record.

126 – Nick O’Neill, Soph., Malvern Prep

Won his first prep states title and followed with a third-place medal at National Preps. Went 48-7 on the season.

132 – Spencer Barnhart, Jr., Malvern Prep

Made National Prep finals for second straight year, taking silver at prep nationals and states and went 44-10.

138 – Dom Findora, Sr., Downingtown West

Took fourth at the PIAA Championships for second straight season after sectional and regional titles. Finished 46-6.

145 – Reed Fulmer, Jr., Malvern Prep

Placed second at prep states and third at prep nationals and finished with a record of 38-11.

152 – Nathan Rickards, Soph., Malvern Prep

Earned his way to prep states finals and finished second before taking seventh at prep nationals. Went 36-15.

160 – Owen Quinn, Sr., Malvern Prep

Won second National Preps medal, taking sixth after a third-place finish at prep states. Went 33-15. 

170/172 – Isiah Wright, Sr., Malvern Prep

Became a first-time prep All-American with an eighth-place finish. Took third at prep states and went 29-9. 

182/189 – Jack Wehmeyer, Sr., Malvern Prep

Missed most of the season with an injury but still took second at prep states and nationals and was 16-5.

195 – Andrew Connolly, Sr., Malvern Prep

Capped third trip to National Preps podium after taking third, following runner-up at prep states. Went 38-10. 

215 – John Pardo, Soph., Kennett

Won his district and took second in the region to earn first trip to states, where he lost in the blood round. Went 37-6.

285 – Bailey Shindle, Jr., Kennett

Fought off late-season injury to place fifth at regionals to qualify for states for the first time. Finished 29-12.

Second Team

106 – Cole Haines, Fr., Unionville

113 – Andrij Szczesniuk, Fr., Coatesville

120 – Carmen Cortese, Jr., West Chester Henderson

126 – Cannon Hershey, Sr., Oxford

132 – Billy Wilson, Sr., West Chester Henderson

138 – SP O’Donnell, Jr., Malvern Prep

145 – Palmer Delaney, Sr., West Chester Henderson

152 – Josh Kochersperger, Jr., Kennett

160 – Josh Barlow, Jr., Kennett

172 – Marek Seaman, Jr., West Chester Rustin

189 – Jake Allred, Jr., Conestoga

215 – Mason Hale, Jr., Downingtown West

285 – Troy Mack, Soph., Downingtown West

Honorable Mention

Christian Ford, Soph., Avon Grove; Sebastian Chiesa, Jr., Church Farm; Malik Lavalais, Sr., Coatesville; Mitch Baker, Sr., Conestoga; Bryce Beltrante, Jr., Conestoga; Hayden McLellan, Jr., Conestoga; Miles Warkentine, Fr., Conestoga; Josh Hillestad, Jr., Downigntown East; Connor Huntoon, Sr., Downingtown East; Noah Pagaduan, Jr., Downingtown East; Jordan Barry, Soph., Downingtown West; Kevin Bernhard, Soph., Downingtown West; Chase Sigle, Fr., Downingtown West; Nick Mort, Sr., Great Valley; Darrale Barrett, Sr., Kennett; Kane Lengel, Fr., Kennett; Tyler Maiers, Jr., Kennett; Jeremy McKinney, Jr., Oxford; Austin McMillan, Jr., Oxford; Topher Tryon, Jr., Unionville; Max Parnis, Jr., West Chester East; Billy Forcine, Sr., West Chester Henderson; Wyatt Hampton, Sr., West Chester Henderson; Max Jackman, Sr., West Chester Henderson; Liam Keevill, Jr., West Chester Henderson; Owen McCarthy, Sr., West Chester Henderson; Brett Patton, Sr., West Chester Henderson; Ryan Schalleur, Soph., West Chester Henderson; Ryan Corp, Sr., West Chester Rustin; Chris Yanko, Sr., West Chester Rustin; Ryan Tookes, Soph., Westtown.

West Chester Henderson’s coach, Rob Beighley, gestures to Billy Wilson after he clinched the Warriors win over Pennridge to secure a spot at state duals. (Nate Heckenberger – For MediaNews Group)

Coach of the Year

The past five years have made for arguably the best run in West Chester Henderson history. The Warriors have sent 15 wrestlers to states in that stretch, brought home four state medals, claimed the last four Ches-Mont National Division titles. 

Head coach Rob Beighley has been at the forefront of it all. This season, he guided the Warriors to a level no other team in Henderson history has reached: the PIAA Duals. Henderson defeated Strath Haven, Central Bucks East and Pennridge in the District 1-3A Duals and finished fourth, securing a spot at states. 

The Warriors were a veteran team, led by 10 seniors. Henderson has won 20 straight league duals and 29 against Ches-Mont teams, dating back to 2018. 

This season, Henderson finished 15-3, while winning the District 1-3A West tournament and coming in seventh out of 54 teams at the Class 3A Southeast Regional. 

Junior Carmen Cortese (120 pounds) and seniors, Billy Wilson (132) and Palmer Delaney (145) qualified for the state tournament. 

In nine seasons, Beighley has amassed a record of 147-35.

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