There will be no shortage of star power at the 37th Annual Easton Lions Wrestling Classic.
Nine state medalists from Pennsylvania’s District 11 and eight from New Jersey will battle it out Tuesday night in the annual event at Easton's 25th St. Gym.
Weather permitting, the event will tale place Tuesday at 8 p.m. (snow date Mar. 21). The main event will be preceded by an All-Star Youth Wrestling match at 6 p.m.. Proceeds benefit Lion’s Club charities.
District 11 holds a 21-15 lead in the series that began in 1981.
The Pennsylvania team is led by two-time AAA state champion Mikey Labriola of Bethlehem Catholic, state champion Travis Stefanik of Nazareth and state runner-up Luke Werner of Liberty, two-time runner-up Dan Moran of Northampton, 2016 runner-up Brock Wilson of Nazareth and AA runner-up Ryan Farber of Northern Lehigh.
The New Jersey squad is paced by three-time state medalist and 2016 runner-up Robert Melise of Phillipsburg, third place finisher Victor Lacombe of Hunterdon Central and fifth place finishers Alec Gleason of East Brunswick, Nick Lombard of Monroe and Jack Miller of Westfield.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens age 65 and older and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.
Here's the full lineup, New Jersey wrestlers listed first, 2016-17 records listed first, then (career) if available
113 pounds: TBA; Diego Santiago, Easton 24-11 (52-23)
120: Jacob Falleni, Lenape Valley 35-8 (90-26); Luke Werner, Liberty 36-6 (141-36)
126: Alec Gleason, East Brunswick 42-5; Trevor Tarsi, Nazareth 27-16 (68-35)
132: Matt Valli, Warren Hills 35-8 (105-23); KJ Fenstermacher, Northampton 39-3 (159-16)
138: Matt Kolonia, Delaware Valley 43-4 (130-32); Dan Moran, Northampton 43-6 (151-27)
145: Nick Lombard, Monroe 38-3 (119-19); Brock Wilson, Nazareth 41-7 (125-38)
152: Cole Marra, North Hunterdon 33-7 (69-27); Hayden Keleher, Easton 36-11 (45-22)
160: TBA; Ryan Farber, Northern Lehigh 25-2 (123-25)
170: Joe Schiele, Morris Hills 44-3 (107-32;) Mike Labriola, Bethlehem Catholic 44-0 (166-12)
182: Mike Iodice, Hunterdon Central 38-9 (100-23); Travis Stefanik, Nazareth 37-2 (154-34)
195: Jack Miller, Westfield 42-5 (94-32); Carlo Perugini, Liberty 24-10
220: Robert Melise, Phillipsburg 38-4 (121-22); Nathan Feyrer, Parkland 29-12 (61-48)
225: Victor Lacombe, Hunterdon Central 41-3 (92-16); Devin Fontanez, Saucon Valley 42-5 (121-25)
285 Charlie Tordik, North Hunterdon 32-4 (83-24); Niko Camacho, Bethlehem Catholic 42-5 (93-19)
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