His lone wrestler at the 75th PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships at Giant Center in Hershey, junior Logan Feeser, had been eliminated with a 4-3 loss in the second round of the consolation round, but Zeigler hoped the finish would provide momentum for both Feeser and the Mustangs.
"We're going past the goals we set," Zeigler said of Feeser, who set a goal of reaching the state tournament this year after coming just short last year. "He came up here and he won a match. I think this finish is going to motivate him to place next year."
Feeser jumped to an early 2-0 lead Friday with a takedown as time expired in the first period. He gained control of the match while on top throughout the early portion of the second period before his opponent, Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph, called for an injury timeout.
The match turned from there.
Joseph evened the score with a reversal with 35 seconds left in the second period. Feeser took a momentary lead, 3-2, when Joseph allowed him to stand up after Joseph started on top at the beginning of the third period.
Joseph then earned a takedown 10 seconds later for the final 4-3 margin.
The loss caps a season in which Feeser started raw, but displayed improvement throughout.
"He's got a lot of good technique, but he tried to rely on big-point moves," Zeigler said. "We started to make him a more well-rounded wrestler.
"It just shows we've got a good thing up and coming. We're going to try to keep the tradition going. I think we impressed some people this year, which is good."
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106 -- Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional major dec. Jim Long, West Chester Henderson, 15-7; Scott Parker, Pennridge pinned Tyrone Klump, Nazareth, 3:34; Dom Forys, North Allegheny dec. Zach Fuentes, Norristown, 6-3; Ethan Lizak, Parkland dec. Vincenzo Joseph, Central Catholic, 9-7.
113 -- Billy Rappo, Council Rock South dec. Tanner Shoap, Chambersburg, 3-1; Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan dec. Sean Bianco, Pleasant Valley, 8-5; Zach Ulerick, Middletown dec. Guesseppe Rea, Stroudsburg, 9-2; Matt Grossmann, Manheim Township dec. Jason Bing, Pennsbury, 5-4.
120 -- Grimaldi Gonzalez, Liberty major dec. Cortlandt Schuyler, Manheim Township, 12-1; Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan major dec. Thomas Traxler, Bellefonte, 13-5; Chase Zemanak, Nazareth dec. Cory McQuiston, West Chester Rustin, 7-0; Godwin Nyama, Brashear dec. Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional, 7-1.
126 -- Corey Keener, Blue Mountain dec. Dustin Rook, Big Spring, 11-4; Patrick Duggan, Cumberland Valley dec. Derrick Evanovich, Peters Township, 2-1; Josh Maruca, Franklin Regional dec. Michael Dahlstrom, Pleasant Valley, 3-0; Tyson Dippery, Central Dauphin dec. Colt Shorts, Canon-McMillan, 7-0.
132 -- Shyheim Brown, Central Dauphin major dec. Malcolm Harris, Johnstown, 8-0; Devon Lotito, Liberty pinned Joe Galasso, Father Judge, 3:47; Mackenzie McGuire, Upper St. Clair dec. Max Good, Cedar Cliff, 3-2; John Dutrow, Council Rock North dec. Ethan Kenney, Connellsville, 8-6.
138 -- Solomon Chishko, Canon-McMillan major dec. Matt Cimato, LaSalle College, 8-0; Steve Spearman, Erie McDowell dec. Nick Varndell, Central Dauphin, 3-2; Chris Vassar, Cedar Cliff dec. Tanner Wiltrout, Connellsville 6-1; Zach Ross, Northern York dec. Jason Stephen, Northampton, 3-1.
145 -- Raymond Nicosia, Pocono Mountain East dec. Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara, 7-4; Garett Hammond, Chambersburg major dec. Kyle Hankinson, Crestwood, 11-0; Mitchell Minotti, Easton dec. Andrew Kinney, Owen J. Roberts, 10-4; T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley dec. Heath Coles, Norwin, 3-1.
152 -- Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin dec. Tyler Manion, Central Catholic, 3-0; Casey Kent, LaSalle College dec. Bryson Berard, Parkland, 9-4; Rustin Barrick, Mechanicsburg pinned Ryan Montgomery, Oxford, 1:12; Cole Sheptock, Northampton dec. Dillon Gavlock, Central Mountain, 5-4.
160 -- Brett Harner, Norristown dec. Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe, 8-1; Brian Brill, Central Mountain dec. Mike Shermot, Governor Mifflin, 6-3; Chance Marsteller, Kennard Dale tech. fall Jake Wisener, Ringgold, 5:54 (23-8); Austin Wilding, Upper St. Clair dec. Colton Peppelman, Central Dauphin, 8-6.
170 -- Cody Wiercioch, Canon-McMillan dec. Jacob Taylor, Bald Eagle Area, 9-0; Connor Moran, Solanco dec. Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South, 7-4; Zach Towers, Meadville major dec. Marc Wagner, Delaware Valley, 9-0; Shane Springer, Norristown dec. Joey Krulock, Mechanicsburg, 4-3.
182 -- Chris Jastrzebski, Central Bucks West dec. Kyle Spangler, Hempfield, 6-2; Khlique Harris, Erie McDowell dec. Jarred Lux, North Allegheny, 6-1; Tyler Wood, West Chester Rustin dec. Josh Thomson, Mechanicsburg, 5-3; Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area pinned Martin Strenk, Delaware Valley, 3:16.
195 -- Perry Hills, Central Catholic tech. fall David Wilke, Nazareth, 5:28 (20-5); P.J. Steinmetz, Council Rock South major dec. Nicholas Shawley, Bellefonte, 10-2; Jake Hart, Hampton dec. Landon Hanna, DuBois, 11-10; Aaron Varner, Bald Eagle Area pinned Dennis Zaitsev, Cumberland Valley, 4:38.
220 -- Aaron Bradley, Nazareth dec. Tyson Searer, Mifflin County, 3-1; Bryton Barr, Mechanicsburg dec. Mike Boykin, Coatesville, 4-3; Evan Kauffman, Freedom (Dist. 11) tech. fall Jake Cooper, Archbishop Wood, 3:30 (16-0); Thomas Haines, Solanco pinned Shaun Heist, Parkland, 1:35.
285 -- Josh Duplin, Westmont Hilltop dec. Damon Sims Jr., Hopewell, 2-0; Shane Kuhn, Kiski Area pinned Dawson Peck, Chambersburg, 5:27; Averee Robinson, Susquehanna Township dec. Brad Emerick, Coughlin, 6-1; Cody Klempay, Canon-McMillan pinned Garrett Poorman, Bellefonte, 1:19.
106 -- Vincenzo Joseph, Central Catholic dec. Logan Feeser, South Western, 4-3; Zach Fuentes, Norristown major dec. Nick Shields, Dallastown, 10-2; Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep dec. Tyrone Klump, Nazareth, 6-2; Dan Martoccio, Council Rock South dec. Jim Long, West Chester Henderson, 4-2.
113 -- Zach Valley, Northampton dec. Jason Bing, Pennsbury, 6-2; Derek Gulotta, Owen J. Roberts pinned Guesseppe Rea, Stroudsburg, 4:14; Sam Krivus, Hempfield dec. Sean Bianco, Pleasant Valley, 8-3; Tanner Shoap, Chambersburg dec. Anthony Vizza, DuBois, 5-0.
120 -- Tyler Smith, Franklin Regional major dec. Christian Stone, Clearfield, 10-0; Cory McQuiston, West Chester Rustin pinned Anthony DiEmidio, Pennsbury, :36; Thomas Traxler, Bellefonte dec. Tyler Walker, North Hills, 5-2; Tommy Stokes, Bensalem dec. Cortlandt Schuyler, Manheim Township, 7-4.
126 -- Colt Shorts, Canon-McMillan dec. T.J. Brandt, Altoona, 7-3; Michael Dahlstrom, Pleasant Valley dec. Evan Harkins, West Chester Rustin, 5-3; Josh DiSanto, Pennsbury dec. Derrick Evanovich, Peters Township, 6-5; C.J. Palmer, Delaware Valley dec. Dustin Rook, Big Spring, 6-2.
132 -- Ethan Kenney, Connellsville dec. Wolfgang McStravick, Upper Perkiomen, 2-1; Josh Shields, Franklin Regional dec. Max Good, Cedar Cliff, 3-1; Joe Galasso, Father Judge dec. Ean Disilvio, Allderdice, 8-1; Daniel King, Susquehanna Township dec. Malcolm Harris, Johnstown, 5-2.
138 -- Jason Stephen, Northampton dec. Matt Neff, Shikellamy, 3-1; Mikey Springer, Norristown dec. Tanner Wiltrout, Connellsville, 9-6; Tim Wheeling, General McLane dec. Nick Varndell, Central Dauphin, 2-1; Matt Cimato, LaSalle College dec. Cole Landowski, Kiski Area, 10-4.
145 -- Heath Coles, Norwin dec. Austin Rose, Central Dauphin, 3-2; Dario Dobbin, Canon-McMillan dec. Andrew Kinney, Owen J. Roberts, 3-2; Ty Lydic, Latrobe pinned Kyle Hankinson, Crestwood, 2:31; Brandon Arnsberger, Octorara dec. Justin Staudenmayer, Plymouth Whitemarsh, 5-2.
152 -- Dillon Gavlock, Central Mountain dec. Jon Neiman, Boyertown, 3-0; Garrett Chase, Erie Cathedral Prep dec. Ryan Montgomery, Oxford, 4-3; Zach Voytek, Greensburg Salem dec. Bryson Berard, Parkland, 5-4; Tyler Manion, Central Catholic dec. Joe Welk, Solanco, 5-2.
160 -- Mark Granahan, Scranton dec. Colton Peppelman, Central Dauphin, 7-2; Jake Wisener, Ringgold major dec. Charlie Grab, West Chester Henderson, 9-0; Mike Shermot, Governor Mifflin dec. Joe Gartland, Penncrest, 5-2; Zack Zavatsky, Latrobe dec. Matthew Bonshak, Whitehall, 7-3.
170 -- Joey Krulock, Mechanicsburg dec. Gordon Bolig, Owen J. Roberts, 5-4 TB; Geno Morelli, DuBois dec. Marc Wagner, Delaware Valley, 2-1 UTB; Adam Nickelson, Belle Vernon major dec. Dominic Rigous, Central Bucks South, 10-1; Jacob Taylor, Bald Eagle Area dec. Alex DeCiantis, North Allegheny, 5-1.
182 -- Tyler Greene, Easton dec. Martin Strenk, Delaware Valley, 5-1; Josh Thomson, Mechanicsburg major dec. Dalton Fleming, Upper Perkiomen, 12-2; Ryan Burnheimer, Westmont Hilltop dec. Jarred Lux, North Allegheny, 5-4; Danny Hockensmith, Big Spring dec. Kyle Spangler, Hempfield, 2-1 TB.
195 -- Dennis Zaitsev, Cumberland Valley dec. Jeff Pickel, Lampeter Strasburg, 3-2; Chad Hoffman, Hazleton by injury default Landon Hanna, DuBois, 0:35; Nicholas Shawley, Bellefonte dec. Francis Slover, Easton, 5-0; David Wilke, Nazareth dec. Cole Macek, Montour, 3-2.
220 -- Matt Jorgenson, Quakertown by injury forfeit Shaun Heist, Parkland; Alex Campbell, Canon-McMillan dec. Jake Cooper, Archbishop Wood, 6-3; Ben Balish, Pine-Richland dec. Mike Boykin, Coatesville, 5-2; Tyson Searer, Mifflin County dec. Tanner Hahn, Greensburg Salem, 7-2.
285 -- Garrett Poorman, Bellefonte pinned Tom Devenney, Warwick, 2:46; Brad Emerick, Coughlin major dec. Chris Wesolowski, Pittston, 11-0; Dawson Peck, Chambersburg pinned Scot Augustine, Erie McDowell, 2:05; Tom Trampe, Council Rock South dec. Damon Sims Jr., Hopewell, 9-4.
1. Canon-McMillan, 58; 2. Central Dauphin, 30; 3. Franklin Regional, 26; 4. Mechanicsburg, 25; 5. Norristown, 24; 6. Council Rock South, 22.5; 7. (tie) Chambersburg, 21; Bethlehem Liberty, 21; Nazareth, 21; 10. (tie) Central Catholic, 20; Kiski Area, 20; Solanco, 20.