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Big 30 Wrestling All-Stars
2006-07 Big 30 Wrestling "Fab 15" All-Star Lineup
96: Ben Haas: Salamanca seventh-grader proved he belonged on the varsity
mat, posting a 36-8 record and placing seventh at the Section 6 Class A
tournament and third at the Division II state qualifier ... Placed first at Big
30 Classic and Salamanca tournaments, third at Jamestown.
103: Dan Blair: Smethport senior and three-time All-Star capped outstanding
career by placing third in the District 9 Class AA tourney and Northwest
Regionals to earn trip to Hershey. Finished with a 35-6 record and 97-24 for his
career ... three-time D-9 and two-time Northwest Region placewinner ... two-time
Allegheny Mountain League All-Star ... Big 30 Classic champion.
112: Kevin Shunk: Smethport junior was 28-6 and is one of 10 Olean Big 30
Classic champions on this year’s team ... AML All-Star ... 60-23 career.
119: Matt Metzler: Salamanca junior is the first-ever five-time selection. A
fourth-placed NY Division II state finisher after placing second in the Section
6 tourney, Metzler was 45-5 to boost his career record to 184-21 ... won Big 30,
Salamanca and Westfield tourney titles. Second at Jamestown, NCC.
125: Nick Nichols: A junior, Nichols is the second Port Allegany wrestler to
earn three-time honors, joining Adam Rohrer (2001-03). Nichols was 45-5, won his
second D-9 Class AA title, placed third at the Northwest Regionals and fourth at
states. The two-time PIAA placewinner has a 120-14 career record.
130: Justin Switzer: Smethport senior was 26-11, placed second in the D-9 Class
AA tourney, and was a Big 30 Classic champion ... AML All-Star ... 82-31 career.
135: John Crisafulli: Allegany-Limestone senior was named Most Outstanding
Wrestler at Big 30 Classic ... won Portville, Franklinville, Gowanda tourney
titles ... Expressway Conf. All-Star ... was 36-8 on the season to finish career
with a 125-55 mark ... plans on wrestling at UB.
140: Dirk Cowburn: Coudersport freshman had fabulous first year, placing fourth
at the PIAA State Class AA championships. Was second in District 9 and NW
Regionals ... Named AML Most Outstanding Wrestler ... finished with record of
145: Matt Appleby: Bolivar-Richburg junior was fourth in NYS Division II tourney
to become the school’s first-ever state placewinner ... had 39-5 record .. won
Section 5 Class B and Section 5 Div. II titles.
152: Joe Gottstine: Pioneer senior qualified for NY Division I state tourney
after placing second at Class AAA championships then the winning Section 6 title
... had 36-12 record.
160: Zeke Drake: Oswayo Valley senior named for the second time after a 41-2
season. Only losses came in PIAA Class AA state tourney, where he placed fifth
... two-time state placewinner, three-time district and two-time regional
placefinisher ... had most wins in school history with a 130-24 career mark ...
two-time Big 30 Classic champion ... plans on attending Univ. of Pittsburgh at
Bradford and major in nursing.
171: Billy Roosa: A senior from Ellicottville who wrestled for Franklinville,
Roosa was 35-5, placed sixth at NYS Div. II tourney, third in Section 6, and won
Class AA title ... Big 30 Classic champion. ... Expressway Conf. All-Star ...
Was a sectional runner-up for Salamanca in 2006.
189: Rob Morris: Senior from Bolivar-Richburg, was 37-3 and won Section 5 Class
B title ... first at Big 30, Portville, pavilion and Salamanca tournaments ...
Expressway All-Star ... 115-48 career record ... on wrestling and playing
football at Alfred State.
215: Jesse Hanner: Franklinville senior was 28-9 and a NYS Div. II qualifier
after placing second in Class AA and Section 6 tourneys ... won Portville and
Franklinville tourney titles. Second at Big 30 Classic ... plans on wrestling at
275: Randy Colling: Pioneer junior was 33-1, losing only in the NYS Div. I
finals, 10-4 to Webster-Thomas’ Matthew Hodge ... had 27 pins on the season ...
Placed sixth at states as a sophomore when he finished 41-3.... A repeat
selection, was a Big 30 Classic Champion
SOURCE: Olean Times Herald, 4/22/07.