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D-West’s Zapf advances to state final; Coatesville’s Stephens eyes fifth-place medal

HERSHEY – Downingtown West Doug Zapf advanced to the 106-pound gold medal round at the PIAA Class AAA championships Saturday morning at Hershey’s Giant Center with a 3-1 victory over Nazareth’s Andrew Cerniglia.

Zapf (44-2) will face Shaler Area’s Ryan Sullivan (39-3) in the final at 7 p.m. Sullivan moved on with a 2-1 decision of Council Rock North’s Luke Lucerne in the other semifinal at 106.

Coatesville senior Chase Stephens continued his climb through wrestlebacks in the 152-pound class with an 8-0 major over Owen Watkins (Gen. McClane),  Stephens will battle for fifth place tonight against Gerritt Nijenhuis (Canon-McMillan).

PIAA STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS CLASS AAA
Hershey’s Giant Center
Day 3 Results/Schedule
Semifinals
106
Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) dec. Andrew Cerniglia (Nazareth), 3-1
Fourth-round consolations
152
Chase Stephens (Coatesville) major dec. Owen Watkins (Gen. McLane), 8-0
Championship Finals (7 p.m.)
106
Doug Zapf (Downingtown West) vs. Ryan Sullivan (Shaler Area)
Fifth-Place Match (7 p.m.)
152
Chase Stephens (Coatesville) vs. Gerritt Nijenhuis (Canon-McMillan)
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