Condomitti, Trey Wagner win titles
Northampton crowned a pair of champions at last week’s Bethlehem Holiday Wresting Classic at Liberty High School. Dagen Condomitti’s title at 160 was predictable, although it should not be taken for granted. Freshman Trey Wagner announced his readiness to add some PIAA hardware to the family collection by running the table at 127.
Wagner pinned his way to the tournament’s semifinal round, decking Joseph DiMarino (Garnet Valley) in 1:23, Josh Young (Honesdale) in 3:24, and Jason Williams (West Scranton) in 3:34. A 4-0 win over Blake Boyer of Kennett in the semis set up a championship bout with state medalist Seamus Mack of Hempfield. Wagner controlled the match and cruised to a 9-2 decision.
Wagner spoke after his medal ceremony, “It felt great, but I’ve got a lot to improve on. Just looking forward to the next tournament, next practice, getting better.” He continued, “It was a little bit of a surprise (winning), but working through the tournament I got the mindset to just keep going after it.”
Head coach Joe Provini evaluated his standout first-year varsity wrestler, “As a coaching staff we’ve been encouraging Trey to really start to open up in competition and he really did that today against some elite guys.”
Condomitti faced down a pair national champions in claiming the top spot on the podium at his weight class. He beat Saucon Valley’s Liam Scrivanich, a 16U Greco-Roman champion in the semifinals and followed that up by pinning Bekhruz Sadriddinov of Council Rock South, a 16U freestyle champion and Lehigh commit, in 2:58 in the final.
He described his approach to the final, “I felt kind of comfortable. It didn’t know how it was going to go but I was just trying to score, trying to get him moving and not have it be a close match.” The Oregon State commit assessed his progress this season, “I feel like I’m wrestling better than last year, but I feel like I still have way more potential. I think I can be better than I am now. I’m just grinding and trying to be in the best shape for March.”
As a team the K-Kids placed fourth overall with 148 points, trailing Nazareth (167.5), Easton (165), and Phillipsburg (151).
Northampton had four medalists in addition to their champions.
At 121, Carson Wagner finished fourth in an absolutely loaded weight class. In the semifinals, he dropped a 4-3 decision to Freedom’s CJ Horvath, who went on to win the title. In the consolation final, he was on the wrong end of another 4-3 score, this time to defending state champion Zach Jacaruso of Delaware Valley.
Aiden Micheli took home fourth place at 133 on the strength of a sudden victory win over Dom Moyer of DV in the consolation semifinal. The senior is 11-6 on the season and seems to be ready to contend for a state berth come the postseason.
Austin Noe finished 7th at 139 after winning 3 straight rounds in consolations. Sophomore Devlin Chevere claimed his first varsity wrestling medal by finishing 8th at 152.
The K-Kids have a couple of intriguing duals this week. Tonight they face Parkland. The Trojans finished 9th at the holiday tournament and should provide a nice test. On Saturday night, Northampton renews their longtime rivalry with Easton. For the last 4 years, the Kids and Rovers have battled for 3rd place in EPCs and districts with Northampton coming out on top each time.