High School Wrestling

13th Annual Escape the Rock Field Announced


The 13th annual Escape the Rock tournament field has been released and, once again, the competition will be “rock” solid. Over the past decade Escape the Rock has steadily grown into one of the top high school showcases in the country, featuring many of the strongest teams in the Mid-Atlantic region.

2016 champion Malvern Prep returns to lead the field, which includes a who’s who of top Pennsylvania squads from all corners of the state. Bethlehem Catholic, Canon McMillan, Northampton, Easton and host Council Rock South should all field talented squads, while PA small school title contenders Southern Columbia and Bishop McCort could challenge the leaders.

New Jersey is also represented well as Delbarton and Paulsboro project to be among the top three teams in the state. They will be joined at ETR by other NJ contenders in Hanover Park, Southern Regional, Don Bosco and Kingsway. Escape the Rock has also become a destination for the top teams in Virginia with Colonial Forge, J.W. Robinson, St. Christopher’s and Battlefield all returning to the field.

Cincinnati LaSalle makes the trip east this year for its tournament debut. The Lancers are one of Ohio’s top teams and Legacy Christian (Xenia, OH) will also bring a small contingent of top wrestlers for the 2nd straight year.

The complete 2018 Escape the Rock Field and some of the top wrestlers competing:


Team State Top Wrestlers
Albert Gallatin PA Tim Wallace
Archbishop Carroll PA
Archbishop Wood PA
Battlefield VA River Curtis
Belle Vernon PA Zach Hartman, Brock Godzin
Bethlehem Catholic PA Ryan Anderson, Jarred Papcsy
Big Spring PA Blake Barrick
Bishop McCort PA Anthony Walters, Josiah Jones, Carnell Andrews
Boyertown PA Elijah Jones
Broad Run VA Jon Birchmeier
Brooke Pointe VA Russ Pierce
Burlington MA Josh Lee
Canon McMillan PA Gerrit Nijenhuis, Logan Macri
Chambersburg PA Luke Nichter
Cincinnati LaSalle OH Lucas Byrd
Clarke County VA Bryan Wallace
Collingswood NJ
Colonial Forge VA Jared Lough, Levi Englman
Connellsville PA
Council Rock South PA Shane Hanson-Ashworth
Council Rock North PA Luke Lucerne
Delaware Valley PA
Delbarton NJ Pat Glory, Anthony Clark
Don Bosco NJ Peter Acciardi, Justin Bierdumpfel
Eastern View VA Zac Brown
Easton PA Jonathan Miers
Father Judge PA
Gloucester VA
Hanover Park NJ Nicky Raimo
JW Robinson VA Aaron Howell, Thomas Mukai
Kingsway NJ Quinn Kinner
Laurel Highlands PA Ian Edenfield
Legacy Christian OH Tommy Hoskins
Lower Dauphin PA
Malvern PA Michael Beard, Ryan Karoly, PJ Crane
Mariana Bracetti PA Angel Garcia
Mountain View VA Matt Mischler, Chris Vasquez
New Kent VA Trent Ragland
North Allegheny PA
Northampton PA Julian Chlebove, Michael Kistler
Owen J. Roberts PA
Parkland PA Zach Ortman
Paulsboro NJ Santino Morina
Pennridge PA Josh Stillings
St. Christopher’s VA Jackson Turley
Scranton PA William Evanitsky
Southern Columbia PA Jaret Lane, Gage Garcia
Southern Regional NJ Nick O’Connell
Stroudsburg PA Cam Enriquez
Villanova College CAN John Manning


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