HERSHEY — Jimmy Hoffman is one win away from a second chance in the PIAA wrestling finals. For now, though, he’s officially a two-time state medalist.

The Hazleton Area senior won his 132-pound quarterfinal over Cumberland Valley’s Wyatt Long, 4-1, during Friday afternoon’s Class 3A session of the PIAA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey. He and Scranton’s Willie Evanitsky (145), who won back-to-back consolation matches, clinched state medals by making it to their weights’ final eight.

Hoffman can finish no worse than sixth place, and can make it to a second consecutive final if he beats Altoona’s Cole Manley in Saturday morning’s semifinals, which start at 9. Evanitsky will wrestle in the fourth round of consolations at the same time; he’s two more wins away from wrestling for third place.

Hoffman defeated Long thanks to a late takedown and two back points at the very end of their first period. Evanitsky won his two consolation matches by one point, starting the day with his 100th career victory.

The rest of District 2’s Class 3A wrestlers in Saturday’s action were eliminated from the tournament. Check out every wrestler’s full slate of results below.

Class 2A will determine all its medal rounds with its semifinals and final two rounds of consolations tonight at 7:30 p.m. See how Class 2A has performed so far here, and continue to get live updates throughout the tournament at this blog and by following staff writer Eric Shultz on Twitter at @CVEricShultz.

 

132 pounds

Jimmy Hoffman, Hazleton Area

Up next: Semifinals vs. Altoona’s Cole Manley (NW-1 seed).

Quarterfinals: Won by decision over Cumberland Valley’s Wyatt Long, 4-1.

First Round: Won by decision over Waynesburg’s Caleb Morris, 5-0.

Preliminaries: Did not wrestle (bye).

 

Tom Traver, Tunkhannock

Up next: Eliminated from the tournament.

Consolation Second Round: Lost by decision to North Allegheny’s Luke Landefeld, 5-0.

Consolation First Round: Won by fallover Waynesburg’s Caleb Morris, 2:27.

Preliminaries: Lost by decision to Penn Trafford’s Job Chishko, 6-4.

 

145 pounds

Willie Evanitsky, Scranton

Up next: Consolation Fourth Round vs. Bald Eagle Area’s Gage McClenahan.

Consolation Third Round: Won by decision over Coatesville’s Brent Wendle, 3-2.

Consolation Second Round: Won by decision over Muhlenburg’s Stefahn Mayo, 3-2.

Consolation First Round: Won by decision over Northampton’s Devon Britton, 3-1 (SV).

First Round: Lost by major decision to North Allegheny’s Jake Hinkson, 12-4.

Preliminaries: Did not wrestle (bye).

 

152 pounds

Jacob Burgette, Scranton

Up next: Eliminated from the tournament.

Consolation Second Round: Lost by tech fall to Coatesville’s Chase Stephens, 20-4 (4:19).

Consolation First Round: Won by decision over Chambersburg’s Drake Brenize, 3-1.

First Round: Lost by major decision to Cumberland Valley’s Will Kaldes, 19-7.

Preliminaries: Did not wrestle (bye).

 

195 pounds

Carson Kinney, Hazleton Area

Up next: Eliminated from the tournament.

Consolation Third Round: Lost by fall to Upper St. Clair’s Eli Grape, 0:49.

Quarterfinals: Lost by tech fall to North Allegheny’s Jake Woodley, 25-10 (5:44).

First round: Won by major decision over DuBois’ Dave Henninger, 11-3.

Preliminaries: Did not wrestle (bye).

 

 

PREVIOUSLY ELIMINATED

170 pounds

Xavier Barber, Dallas

Up next: Eliminated from the tournament.

Consolation First Round: Lost by decision to Altoona’s Brinton Simington, 3-2.

First Round: Lost by decision to Pottsgrove’s Ryan Finn, 5-4.

Preliminaries: Did not wrestle (bye).

 

182 pounds

Tyler Neglia, Wallenpaupack

Up next: Eliminated from the tournament.

Consolation First Round: Lost by decision to Bethlehem Freedom’s Ryan Deloach, 4-1.

Preliminaries: Lost by decision to Central Mountain’s Caleb Turner, 5-1.