The seeds and first-round matchups for both the District 9 Class AA and District 4/9 Class AAA Wrestling Championships were officially released Sunday.
Both tournaments will be held at Clearfield Area High School for the second straight year, with the Class AA tourney running Friday and Saturday and the Class AAA event on Saturday only.
In Class AAA, reigning district team champ DuBois collected top seeds in seven of the 14 weight classes.
Beavers Trenton Donahue (106), Ed Scott (113), Dalton Woodrow (120), Kolby Ho (132), Brock Adams (145), Carson Hanna (160) and Dave Henninger (195) all enter Saturday as the No. 1 seed in their respective weight classes.
Adams, a senior, is searching for his third district crown along with Clearfield junior Luke McGonigal — the top seed at 170.
Adams has won his previous two — his freshman and junior years — as part of the District 4/9 combined tournament. McGonigal has won the past two years, with his title his freshman year (2015) coming in a District 9-only tourney as D-4 split away that year and held its own championships.
Joining McGonigal as a top seed from Clearfield is Hunter Wright (152), with St. Marys’ Christian Steffan (220) being the area’s only other No. 1 seed.
St. Marys has five second seeds in Tylor Herzing (106), Tyler Dilley (120), Cameron Resch (145), Garret Cook (152), and Mitchell Cashmer (182), while Clearfield has one — Trae Kitko at heavyweight.
Joining Adams and McGonigal as local returning district champs are Woodrow, Dilley, Resch and Steffan. The seventh returning champ is Shikellamy’s Jordan Hepler, who is the top seed at 182 this year after winning at 145 a year ago.
Action is Class AAA gets underway Saturday at 9:30 a.m at Clearfield. Both the championship and consolations finals will be held at the same time beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Over in Class AA, another reigning team champ — Brookville — dominated the seeding process as it also garnered seven top seeds.
Raiders Keelan Kunselman (113), Gavin Park (120), Kai Sorbin (126), Caleb Hetrick (152), Noah Cieleski (182), Xavier Molnar (195) and Tyler Cook (220) all find themselves atop their respective weight classes.
There are only four past champions in the tournament and all four are Brookville wrestlers — Kunselman, Park, Molnar and Cieleski — who all returning champs.
Park is looking for his third straight D-9 title after placing second as a freshman.
The Tri-County Area has four other top seeds outside of Brookville, as Brockway and Ridgway garnered rwo each.
Rovers Anthony Glasl (106) and Garrett McClintick (170) earned No. 1 seeds at their respective weights, as did Elkers Logen McClain (138) and Colton McClain (285).
Ridgway also has a pair of second seeds in Bryce Barclay (126) and Lukas McClain (132), while teammate Kyle Bush in the third seed at 113.
Curwensville’s highest seed came at 113, where Blake Passarelli earned the No. 2 spot. Teammates Kaleb Witherite (182) and Steven McClure (285) each go into Friday as third seeds.
Clarion had a quartet of wrestlers — Mike LeFay (152) Colton Rapp 160, Ben Smith (195) and Tom Wurster (220) — collect third seeds, while Redbank Valley has a pair of No. 3 seeds in Ethan Wiant (106), Hunter Martz (120).
Johnsonburg’s Devon Norlin (132) and Tyler Watts (145) are both four seeds.
The Class AA tournament gets underway Friday at 4 p.m. at Clearfield. Wrestling resumes Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., with the championship and consolation finals both being held at the same time at 4 p.m.