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Tom Housenick: High school wrestling by the numbers: New faces, new places, milestones, more

Allentown Morning Call logo Allentown Morning Call 12/7/2018 By Tom Housenick, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

Dec. 07--The 2018-19 high school wrestling season began earlier Friday with the start of the Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) Ironman tournament, with Easton, Bethlehem Catholic and Notre Dame-GP competing.

Other tournaments begin later Friday.

Here's a look at the new faces, old faces in new places and the milestones that could be hit in the next three months:

NEW HEAD COACHES (9)

Rick Thompson, Bethlehem Catholic

John Bolich, Central Catholic

Jordan Glykas, Dieruff

Thad Smith, Emmaus

Dante Terenzio, Freedom

Matt Veres, Notre Dame-GP

Nick LaFevre, Palisades

Zach Bachert, Panther Valley

J.T. Lewis, Pennridge

OLD FACES, NEW PLACES (8; non-freshmen)

Jayson Zinsmeister, Easton, formerly Phillipsburg

Andrew Balukas, Easton, formerly Bethlehem Catholic

DaShawn Farber, Nazareth, formerly Northside (Ga.)

Braden Breithaupt, Stroudsburg, formerly Pocono Mountain East

Andrew Cerniglia, Notre Dame-GP, formerly Nazareth

Tucker Klump, Notre Dame-GP, formerly Nazareth

Chris Arciuolo, Saucon Valley, formerly Bethlehem Catholic

Derrick Beckham, Jim Thorpe, formerly Panther Valley

COACHING MILESTONES (4)

Bethlehem Catholic's Rick Thompson (471-231-4), 29 wins shy of 500 in his career

Liberty's Jody Karam (390-157-3), 10 wins shy of 400

Saucon Valley's Chad Shirk (295-56), 5 wins shy of 300

Northwestern's Jim Moll (93-91), 7 wins shy of 100

SCHOOL RECORDS (4)

Liberty's Matt Maloney (100-22), 46 wins shy of equaling Luke Werner's school record (146 career victories)

Stroudsburg's Cam Enriquez (103-30) is 43 wins shy of equaling Jake Jakobsen's school and Monroe County record (146)

Notre Dame-GP's Richie Markulics (116-19) is 10 wins shy of equaling Ryan McGuire's school record (126)

Saucon Valley's Josh Jones (116-27) is 40 wins shy of equaling brother Jason's school record (156)

APPROACHING 100 WINS (23)

Saucon Valley's Nick Rosengrant (97-24)

Liberty's Damen Moyer (96-32)

ES South's Patrick Gould (95-17). He also is 22 wins shy of Colby Ems' school record (117)

Notre Dame-GP's Nick Vonelli (92-35)

Northampton's Devon Britton (88-33)

Pennridge's Evan Widing (86-35)

Northampton's Julian Chlebove (80-3)

Bethlehem Catholic's Ryan Anderson (80-13)

Bethlehem Catholic's Kenny Herrmann (79-27)

Wilson's Marckis Branford (73-30)

Liberty's Travis Brown (72-32)

Palisades' Adam Marsh (72-32)

Lehighton's Chris Whiteman (72-51)

Quakertown's Corey Cope (71-38)

Tamaqua's Bronson Strouse (68-20)

Jim Thorpe's Ethan Mordaunt (68-38)

Jim Thorpe's Derrick Beckham (68-45)

Liberty's Tal-Reese Flemming (66-12)

Northampton's Mike Kistler (66-43)

Wilson's Kolby Flank (62-21)

Stroudsburg's Patrick Noonan (61-12)

Palmerton's Lucas Christman (59-13)

Pocono Mountain East's Steven Storm (58-10)

thousenick@mcall.com

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