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Andrew Alton is a 2010 graduate of Central Mountain High School and a 2015 graduate of Penn State. He and his twin brother, Dylan, were Central Mountain High School’s first-ever four-time state place winners. Andrew was a three-time District 6 and a four-time Northwest Regional champion. Andrew finished third both in the 2007 and 2008 PIAA Class AAA state tournaments before claiming back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, Andrew won his first state title by posting a first round 23-8 victory against Robert Blotzer from South Allegheny before earning three first period pins including decking Hempfield Area’s Jack Bachman in the 140 lb. finals in 1:24. The following years, in 2010, Andrew repeated as state champion when he defeated West Allegheny’s Aaron McKinney in the 145-pound title bout, 23-8. He finished in his junior and senior seasons with perfect 91-0 record and completed his scholastic career with a 178-8 record and 87 pins. Andrew attended Penn State University where he competed for Hall of Fame coach Cael Sanderson. During his career with the Nittany Lions, Andrew finished 5th in the 2011 Big Ten Championships at 141 and 4th in the 2013 Big Ten tournament at 149, was a two-time NCAA qualifier and was a member of four Penn State national championship teams (2011-2014). He finished his Nittany Lion career with a 65-17 record with 32 pins.

Andrew Alton

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