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1997-98 Roster

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1997-98 Roster

Rec

Grade

103

Brandon Romanoski

23-6

9th

112

119

Joe Danowski

9th

125

Brian Nesbitt

12th

130

Manuel Antonio

135

Matt Kelly

140

Steve Jones

145

Brian Perry

152

Mahmoud Elbattah

11th

160

Ryan Vassello (15-8) (D-2)

21-4

11th

171

Rob Lushefski

12th

189

Dave Watkins (9-10) (D-4)

11th

275

Jim Moran

125

Nick Pries

12th

171

Brian Carlin

WYOMING VALLEY WEST

1997-98 Wrestling Schedule

Date

Opponent

WVW

Oppo

Record

Sat

Nov 29

@ North Schuylkill

34

31

1-0

Wed

Dec 3

@ Nanticoke

50

12

2-0

Fri & Sat

Dec 5 & 6

Mt. Top Tournament @(Crestwood H.S.)

3rd

Wed

Dec 17

WEST SCRANTON

45

22

3-0

Thu

Dec 18

@ Abington Heights

42

25

4-0

Sat

Dec 20

TUNKHANNOCK

30

36

4-1

Mon & Tue

Dec 29 & 30

@Bethlehem Holiday
Wrestling Classic

16th

Sat

Jan 3

LAKE-LEHMAN

27

34

4-2

Wed

Jan 7

HAZLETON

34

27

5-2

Sat

Jan 10

WILLIAMSPORT (2:00)

15

45

5-3

Sat

Jan 10

@ Dallas

45

22

6-3

Wed

Jan 14

COUGHLIN

41

17

7-3

Sat

Jan 17

@ Berwick

18

40

7-4

Wed

Jan 21

@ Crestwood

36

19

8-4

Sat

Jan 24

@ West Side Tech

67

6

9-4

Tue

Jan 27

HANOVER

33

28

10-4

Wed

Jan 28

@ Pittston Area

29

36

10-5

Fri

Jan 30

WYOMING AREA

48

15

11-5

Wed

Feb 4

@ Meyers

40

17

12-5

Thu

Feb 5

BENTON

Sat

Feb 7

AAA District Duels

Sat/Sun

Feb 13/14

AAA District Tourn. (TBA)

Sat

Feb 21

AAA Pre-regionals

Fri/Sat

Feb 27/28

AAA Regionals

Thu,Fri & Sat

Mar 5,6 & 7

AAA States Hershey Arena
Hersey PA

All home meets are at W.V.W High School, Plymouth

All meets begin at 7:00 P.M. unless otherwise indicated

 

11/29/97
W. Valley West 34...North Schuylkill 31
103--C.B. Harris (NS) by forfeit
112--B. Romanoski (VW) dec ot Dave Brown, 6-1
119--Joe Dankowski (VW) by forfeit
125--Mike Stauffer (NS) pin Nick Pries, 1:03
130--Brian Nesbitt (VW) dec Greg Klock, 11-10
135--Pete Dameter (NS) dec Manuel Antonio, 5-4
140--Eric Writenour (NS) pin Mike Milunic, 1:54
145--Shawn Ceplin (NS) maj-dec Matt Turner, 9-0
152--Dave Howard (NS) pin Tim Casey, 0:42
160--M. Elbattah (VW) maj-dec Blake Wetzel, 18-8
171--Ryan Vassello (VW) pin Bill Hubler, 2:39
189--Dave Watkins (VW) pin Matt Hennessy, 1:13
275--Jim Moran (VW) pin Mike McGinley, 1:07

12/03/97
Valley West 50...Nanticoke 12
103 Joe Barone (VW), won by forfeit.
112 Brandon Romanoski (VW) dec. Don Shappelle 8-6.
119 Joe Danowski (VW) MD Ray Jimmerson 10-1.
125 Nick Pries (VW) dec. Mike Eckrote 7-3.
130 Derrick Sheruda (N) dec. Brian Nesbitt 8-2.
135 John Meade (VW) maj. dec. Scott Shotwell 17-6.
140 Matt Turner (VW) dec. Tom Bralczyk 8-4, OT.
145 Tim Casey (VW), pinned Ian Jones 1:25.
152 Brian Parry (VW), dec. Mark Zavislak 7-5.
160 Mahmoud Elbattah (VW), pinned Jeremy Baer 1:08.
171 Ryan Vassello (VW), pinned Mike Plytage 1:36.
189 Joe Patrick (N), by default Dave Watkins.
275 Jim Moran (VW), pinned Mike Zavislak, 0:33.
REFEREE James "Desi" Desiderio.

12/18/97
Valley West 42...Abington Heights 25
103 -- John Townes (AH) pin Joe Barone, 1:08.
112 -- Brandon Romanoski (VW) pin J.R. Karam, 5:17.
119 -- Joe Danowski (VW) pin Colin Benson, 2:49.
125 -- Nick Pries (VW) won by forfeit.
130 -- Damian Jones (AH) dec. Brian Nesbitt, 5-4.
135 -- Matt Kelley (VW) pin Matt Shaw, 4:33.
140 -- Mike Milunic (VW) pinn Steve Jones, 5:33.
145 -- Ray Layo (AH) maj. dec. Brian Parry, 9-1.
152 --
Chris Kelly (AH) dec Mahmoud Elbattah, 4-2.
160 -- Ryan Vassello (VW) pin Dave Lynch, 0:28.
171 -- Ryan Tierney (AH) pin Bob Lushefski, 1:40.
189 -- Dave Watkins (VW) pin Dominque Ruggiero, 3:14.
275 -- Kevin Manning (AH) dec. Jim Moran, 1-0.


12/17/97
Valley West 45..West Scranton 22
103 -- Joe Barone (VW) pin Kent Mackaliunas, 0:34.
112 -- Brandon Romanoski (VW) by forfeit.
119 -- Mike Marsala (WS) dec.Joe Danowski, 7-5 OT.
125 -- Jim Morgan (WS) pin Nick Pries, 0:43.
130 -- Jason May (WS) MD Brian Nesbitt, 11-3.
135 -- Matt Kelly (VW) pin Gary Shea, 2:24.
140 -- Matt Miller (WS) pin Matt Turner, 3:35.
145 -- Brian Parry (VW) pin Mike Curmaci, 1:40.
152 -- Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) MD Nick Micek, 12-4.
160 -- Ryan Vassello (VW) TF Cory Duffy, 2:51 (18-2).
171 -- Tony Berardi (WS) dec. Brian Carlin, 10-7.
189 -- Dave Watkins (VW) pin Ray Gonzalez, 1:18.
275 -- Jim Moran (VW) pin Rick DeJesus, 0:44.


12/20/97
Tunkhannock 36, WVW 30
103 -- Alan Brown (T) pin Joe Barone, 4:43.
112 -- Brandon Romanowski (VW) pin Corey Houser, 1:47.
119 -- Joe Danowski (VW) pin John Belcher, 2:47.
125 -- Brian Nesbitt (VW) pin Rich Brown, 1:59.
130 -- John Meade (VW) pin Shawn Wettsten, 1:09.
135 -- Gary Silfee (T) pin Matt Kelly, 4:45.
140 -- Bob Daniels (T) dec. Matt Turner, 6-2.
145 -- Mark Nonnemacher (T) pin Tim Casey, 3:22.
152 -- Ed Rought (T) pin Brian Parry, 3:51.
160 -- Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) dec. Allen Reid, 8-1.
171 --
Lynn MacMillian (T) pin Ryan Vassello, 7:08 (OT).
189 -- Dave Watkins (VW) dec. Marc Johnson, 4-3.
275 -- Luke Swick (T) dec. Jim Moran, 5-0.
Referee: not reported

1/3/98
Lake-Lehman 34...Valley West 27
103 - Butch Ruger (LL) forfeit.
112 - Jim Higgins (LL) dec Brandon Romanoski 9-7.
119 - Nick Raczkowski (LL) dec Joe Danowski 7-5.
125 - Jason Maciejczak (LL) dec Brian Nesbitt 5-4.
130 - Matt Magee (LL) maj. dec John Meade 12-4.
135 - Matt Kelly (VW) pinned Justin Harris 5:51.
140 - Eric Maciejczak (LL) pinned Matt Turner 1:48.
145 - Sam Saylor (LL) pinned Tim Casey 2:56.
152 - Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) pinned John Pitcavage 3:50.
160 - Ryan Vassello (VW) pinned Clay Cadwalder 2:38.
171 - Brian Carlin (VW) dec. Dave DeLong 6-4.
189 - Mick Konigus (LL) dec. Dave Watkins 10-4.
275 - Jim Moran (VW) pinned Matt Kehler 4:38.
Referee: Joe Bartell JV Score: L-L 12...WVW 9

1/7/98
Valley West 34...Hazleton Area 27
103 - Brandon Romanowski (VW) dec Dave Cannella, 5-1
112 - Joe Barone (VW) by forfeit.
119 - Joe Danowski (VW) pinned Frank Tedesco, 0:36
125 - Sam Beishine (H) dec. Brian Nesbitt, 3-1.
130 - Brain Cassarella (H) dec. John Meade, 8-7.
135 - Gary Klinger (H) maj. dec. Matt Kelly, 11-3.
140 - Dave Marchese (H) TF Matt Turner, 19-4, 5:31.
145 - Dave Shafer (H) pinned Tim Casey, 2:44.
152 - Jay Kotsko (H) pinned Brian Kennedy, 1:02.
160 - Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) dec. Logan Duffy, 13-7.
171 - Ryan Vassello (VW) MD Justin Kalinowski, 19-10.
189 - Dave Watkins (VW) pinned Troy Kazmitsky, 1:25.
275 - Jim Moran (VW) pinned P.J. Leab, 2:25.
Referee: John "Doc" Hosage

1/10/98
Williamsport 45...WVW 16
103 -- Brandon Romanoski (VW) pin Ben Missigman 4:24.
112 -- Jacob Howlett (Wil) won by forfeit.
119 -- Chip Frame (Wil) pin Joe Danowski, 0:34.
125 -- Brian Regan (Wil) dec. Brian Nesbitt, 6-3.
130 -- John Meade (VW) dec. Chad Saffel, 12-8.
135 -- Jeremy Knotts (Wil) TF Matt Kelly, 5:10 (17-2).
140 -- Matt Turner (VW) dec. Tom Peters, 3-2.
145 -- Ron Diemer (Wil) pinned Tim Casey, 1:58.
152 -- Brian Clarkson (Wil) pin Mahmoud Elbattah, 5:29.
160 -- Ryan Vassello (VW) TF Brimmer Engel, 6:00 (20-4).
171 -- Rick Scott (Wil) pin Rob Lushefski, 3:34.
189 -- Randy Sims (Wil) dec. Dave Watkins, 6-5.
275 -- Nate McMullen (Wil) MD Jim Moran, 13-0.

 


1/10/98
WVW 42...Dallas 22
103 -- Joe Barone, W, won by forfeit.
112 -- Brandon Romanoski, W, won by forfeit.
119 -- Joe Danowski, W, pinned Lewis Spurlin, 2:04.
125 -- Joe Saraka, D, pinned Nick Pries, 1:39.
130 -- Damian Temperine, D, dec. Brian Nesbitt, 13-12.
135 -- Matt Kelly, W, pinned Ken Hoover, 4:53.
140 -- Dave Spurlin, D, dec. Matt Turner, 7-2.
145 -- Tim Casey, W, pinned Brett Larson, 4:49.
152 -- Mahmoud Elbattah, W, pinned Bill Duda, 4:18.
160 -- Ryan Vassello, W, pinned Jamie Raub, 1:08.
171 -- Jake Walter, D, dec. Rob Lushefski, 10-4.
189 -- Matt Gingo, D, maj. dec. Dave Watkins, 17-5.
275 -- Frank Perkoski, D, dec. Jim Moran, 5-1.

1/14/98
WVW 41...Coughlin 17
103 -- Robert Capwell (C) dec. Joe Barone, 12-10 (OT).
112 -- Brandon Romanowski (VW) pin Pat Chiverella, 4:53.
119 -- Joe Danowski (VW) dec. James McCarroll, 3-2.
125 -- Brian Nesbitt (VW) maj. dec. Jesse Powell, 10-0.
130 -- Chin Orih (C) pinned John Meade, 1:02.
135 -- Rich Janov (C) pinned Manuel Antonio, 3:05.
140 -- Matt Kelly (VW) TF Chuck Boris, 4:20 (20-3).
145 -- Joe Youngblood (C) dec. Matt Turner, 7-1.
152 -- Tim Casey (VW) TF Dale Lloyd, 6:00 (17-2).
160 -- Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) dec. Mark Lazovich, 3-2.
171 -- Ryan Vassello won by forfeit.
189 -- Dave Watkins (VW) dec. Steve Sarbaugh, 5-1.
275 -- Jim Moran (VW) pinned Brett Albertilli, 2:59.


1/17/98
Berwick 40...WVW 18

105 -- Nick Whitenight (B) won by forfeit.
114 -- B. Romanoski (WVW) pin Harvey McAfee, 3:06.
121 -- John Robinson (B) M-D Joe Danowsky, 20-8.
127 -- Mark Fisher (B) maj. dec. Brian Nesbitt, 14-4.
132 -- Justin Bohl (B) pinned Manuel Antonio, 1:46.
137 -- Chris Luton (B) dec. Matt Kelly, 5-1.
142 -- Mike Robinson (B) T-F Matt Turner, 5:01, 17-2.
147 -- Bill Thomas (B) pinned Tim Casey, 1:56.
154 --
M. Elbattah (WVW) dec. A. Melchiorre, 7-3.
162 --
Ryan Vassello (WVW) dec. Paul Ervin, 11-8.
173 -- Gary Mensinger (B) pinned Brian Carlin, 2:39.
191 -- Dave Watkins (WVW) dec. Rick Welsh, 8-4.
277 -- Jim Moran (WVW) dec. John Ohl, 7-3
Referee: Jim Desiderio

1/21/98
WVW 36...Crestwood 19
103 -- Brandon Romanoski (W) pinned Joe Klepacz, 0:30.
112 -- Jared Bodaski (C) by forfeit.
119 -- Joe Danowski (W) pinned Jason Ambrose, 1:57.
125 -- Ethan Wenzel (C) dec. Brian Nesbitt, 7-1.
130 -- John Meade (W) dec. Johnathan Suda, 8-3.
135 -- Matt Kelley (W) dec. Matt Adamczyk, 7-6.
140 -- Matt Turner (W) pinned Keith Kittrick, 5:37.
145 -- Brian Perry (W) dec. Don Havard, 4-1.
152 -- Joe Parsons (C) dec. Mahmoud Elbattah, 4-3.
160 -- Ryan Vassello (W) dec. Jason Suda, 9-7.
171 -- Mike Pears (C) maj. dec. Brian Carlin, 11-2.
189 -- Dave Watkins (W) pinned Taylor Wiegand, 3:49.
275 -- John Trosky (C) dec. Jim Moran, 4-3.
Referee: Francis Michael

1/24/98
WVW 67...West Side Tech 6
105 -- Chris Sims (WST) won by forfeit.
114 -- Brandon Romanoski (WVW) pinned Mike Burke, 1:18.
121 -- Joe Danowski (WVW) pinned Cliff Spencer, 1:09.
127 -- Brian Nesbitt (WVW) won by forfeit.
132 -- John Meade (WVW) maj. dec. Jamie Davison, 18-6.
137 -- Matt Kelly (WVW) pinned Tim Merth, 5:53.
142 -- Matt Turner (WVW) won by forfeit.
147 -- Brian Parry (WVW) dec. Shawn Welles, 9-3.
154 -- Mahmoud Elbattah (WVW) pinned Jim Paisley, 0:12.
162 -- Ryan Vassello (WVW) pinned Bob Booth, 0:16.
173 -- Rob Lushefski (WVW) pinned Dan Weaver, 1:12.
191 -- Dave Watkins (WVW) won by forfeit.
277 -- Jim Moran (WVW) pinned Mike Sincavage, 0:18.
Referee: Doug DeRemer

1/27/98
Wyoming Valley West 33...Hanover Area 28
103 - Brandon Romanowski (VW) pinned Steve Strosser 1:32.
112 - Mike Griffith (H) forfeit.
119 - Joe Danowski (VW) dec. Dave Griffith 3-1.
125 - Mike Konetski (H) maj. dec. Brian Nesbitt 17-4.
130 - Vince Carbonaro (H) pinned Manuel Antonio 3:14.
135 - Matt Kelly (VW) dec. Jim Zeske 4-2.
140 - Matt Turner (VW) pinned Bob Ward 5:46.
145 - Jared Potsko (H) pinned Brian Parry 3:25.
152 - Mahmoud Elbattah (VW) dec. Matt Potsko 6-4.
160 -
Jesse Martinez (H) pinned Ryan Vassello 5:52.
171 - Brian Carlin (VW) dec. Nate Sewell 8-4.
189 - Dave Watkins (VW) dec. Mike Gavlick 12-11.
275 - Jim Moran (WVW) pinned Scott Paull, 2:22
Referee: Joe Bartell

1/28/98
Pittston Area 36...Valley West 29
103 - Dave Juice (PA) won by forfeit.
112 - Brandon Romanoski (WVW) pin. John Healey, 1:04
119 - Nick Pries (WVW) pin. John Gaul, 0:22.
125 - Joe Danowski (WVW) won by forfeit
130 - Jack Distasio (PA) dec. John Meade, 11-8.
135 - Andy Healey (PA) dec. Matt Kelly, 12-6.
140 - Jason Woodall (PA) pin. Matt Turner 4:12
145 - Bob Woodall (PA) pin. Brian Parry, 1:13
152 - James Woodall (PA) dec. Mahmoud Elbattah, 8-4
160 - Ryan Vassello (WVW) tech fall. Nick Stella, 16-0
171 - Ken Romanczyk (PA) pin. Brian Carlin, 1:57
189 - Dave Watkins (WVW) won by forfeit.
275 - Rick Joseph (PA) dec. Jim Moran, 3-2.


1/30/98

Valley West 48...Wyoming Area 15
103 - Brandon Romanoski (WVW) pinned Marty Kanarr, 3:06.
112 - No Contest
119 - Joe Danowski (WVW) won by forfeit.
125 - Nick Pries (WVW) pinned Henry Roote, 3:27.
130 - Dave Narozzi (WA) decision Brian Nesbitt, 7-5.
135 - Brad Kanarr (WA) decision Matt Kelly, 10-6.
140 - Mike Konnick (WA) decision Manuel Antonio, 6-0.
145 - Brian Kennedy (WVW) pinned Gino Pisano, 2:49.
152 - Mahmoud Elbattah (WVW) pinned Bob Shinko, 0:44.
160 - Rob Lushefski (WVW) won by forfeit.
171 - Ryan Vassello (WVW) pinned Butch Perry, 1:56.
189 - Jeff Hoover (WA) pinned Dave Watkins (WVW), 5:28.
275 - Jim Moran (WVW) pinned Teddy Yanus, 1:05
Referee: not reported


2/4/98
WVW 40...Meyers 17
103 -- Brandon Romanowski (VW) m-d Adam Hughes, 13-5.
112 -- Joe Danowski (VW) dec. Kevin Behm, 11-5.
119 -- Rich Uslin (Mey) pinned Nick Pries, 0:49.
125 -- Brian Nesbitt (VW) dec. Anthony Mercadante, 4-2.
130 -- Kevin Amann (Mey) dec. Manuel Antonio, 3-0.
135 -- Matt Kelly (VW) pinned Herb Plummer, 2:35.
140 -- Tim Casey (VW) pinned Eric Popky, 3:46.
145 -- Brian Parry (VW) won by forfeit.
152 -- Jim Geiger (Mey) dec Mahmoud Elbattah, 6-4 OT
160 -- Brian Kennedy (VW) won by forfeit.
171 -- Jason Schlingman (Mey) T-F Ryan Vassello, 21-6
189 -- Dave Watkins (VW) pinned Dan Rosengrant, 3:07.
275 -- Kevin Doyle (M) Double disq. Jim Moran (WVW)
Referee: "Wedge"

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