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MILL HALL – An early Christmas present for high school wrestling fans takes place Wednesday evening when fourthranked Central Mountain hosts No. 25 Mifflin County in a dual meet between District 6 rivals.

The two state-ranked schools combined have won 11 of the past 13 District 6, Class 3A dual meet titles. Both are primed for stellar 2021-22 campaigns and once again, face off in an early season contest looking to continue their dominance.

The Huskies come in 1-0 and are fresh off a solid seventh-place finish at King of the Mountain. Kyler Everly (160) came in second; Nic Allison (113) and Trey Shoemaker (189) placedthird. Hunter Johnson (120) and Jaxon Pupo (285) took eighth place.

Mifflin County features six wrestlers ranked by PA Power Wrestling: Allison (No. 3), Everly (No. 12), Johnson (No. 20), Shoemaker (No. 22), Pupo (No. 23), and Blake Aumiller (No. 23 at 132).

The new and improved Shoemaker (6-1) is bigger and stronger,with a high confidence level entering the season, thanks to his hard work in the off-season. Allison (5-1) looks to make a return to states, and Everly (5-1) is wrestling the best he ever has. His only loss is to topranked Matt Colajezzi at King of the Mountain.

The Wildcats are also 1-0 and finished fifth at their home tournament last weekend.

Central Mountain boasts six ranked wrestlers of its own, with three in the top five of their respective weights.

Dalton Perry proved already he’s the best freshman in Pennsylvania. Perry owns Top Hat and King of the Mountain championships, dominating his opponents along the way. He is 10-0 with six falls and two technical falls. Perry sits at No. 3 in the state at 126.

Luke Simcox, third in the state a year ago, picked up where he left off with a King of the Mountain title and a runnerup spot at the Top Hat. The Wildcat sophomore is 9-1 and ranked fifth at 138.

Other ranked wrestlers include Derek Keen (No. 12 at 120), Taylor Weaver (No. 5 at 132), Gino Serafini (No. 18 at 145), and Griffin Walizer (No. 17 at 152). Keen, Weaver, and Serafini did not wrestle at King of the Mountain.

We have the potential of seeing two weights where ranked wrestlers could square off: Johnson-Keen at 120 and Aumiller-Weaver at 132.

Central Mountain holds the advantage in the middle, with Mifflin County favored in the upper weights. The dual could come down to the lightweights and potential toss-up matches at 120, 132, and 215. The Wildcats haven’t had a wrestler compete at 106 this season, so advantage Huskies if that holds.

A raucous crowd in Mill Hall combined with some excellent wrestling. What better Christmas present could you want?

Possible Matchups

106: Styers Oden, Fr. (1-2), forfeit

113: #3 Nic Allison, Sr. (5-1) vs. Clayton Foster, Sr. (4-5)

120: #20 Hunter Johnson, Jr. (4-3) vs. #12 Derek Keen, Sr. (5-2)

126: Kamden Everly, Fr. (2-2) vs. #3 Dalton Perry, Fr. (10-0)

132: #23 Blake Aumiller, So. (3-2) vs. #5 Taylor Weaver, Sr. (4-1) or Braylen Corter, Jr. (7-6)

138: Lucas Sheetz, Jr. (2-2) vs. #5 Luke Simcox, So. (9-1)

145: Deakon Schaeffer, So. (4-2) vs. #18 Gino Serafini, Jr. (3-3) or Zane Cooper, So. (5-5)

152: Parker Kearns, So. (3-2) vs. #17 Griffin Walizer, So. (8-4)

160: #12 Kyler Everly, Sr. (5-1) vs. Jacob Weaver, Fr. (8-6)

172: Avery Aurand, Fr. (2-2) vs. Lucas Porter, Sr. (5-5)

189: #22 Trey Shoemaker, Sr. (6-1) vs. Ashton Intallura, Sr. (0-4) or Giovanni Tarantella, So. (3-4)

215: Anson Wagner, Sr. (4-2) vs. Micah Walizer, Sr. (6-5)

285: #23 Jaxson Pupo, Sr. (3-3) vs. Brayden Blackwell, Jr. (8-4)

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