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About Jeff Upson

Owner & Operator of PA Power Wrestling • 2015 PA Wrestling "Person of the Year" • Former Central Dauphin Wrestler
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Young Guns Perseveres to Win Disney Duals District All-Stars Division

KISSIMMEE, FL – After Day 1 of the AAU Scholastic Duals District All-Stars Division wrapped up Young Guns head coach Jody Strittmatter was a little uneasy. Yes his Young Guns Black squad left the Disney Duals ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with an undefeated record on the day, in the driver’s seat of Pool […]

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Zain Retherford Will Represent Pennsylvania Wrestling at World Championships

LINCOLN, Neb – Pennsylvania Wrestling will be represented at the UWW Senior World Championships in Paris, France come August 2017. 2-time NCAA National Champion Zain Retherford (Benton Area/Penn State) qualified for his first Senior Freestyle World Team in Lincoln, Nebraska with an impressive performance against his former coach and training partner Frank Molinaro.

Retherford, a 2-time […]

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PA Power Podcast with Cadet World Team Member Gavin Hoffman

The PA Power Podcast returns with some big news and a ton to catch up on! Listen in!

0:40 – Welcome Back to the PA Power Podcast!

4:00 – Freestyle Cadet World Team Trials Recap

13:20 – Guest Gavin Hoffman

28:40 – Greco-Roman Cadet World Team Trials Recap

38:50 – PA Women’s Wrestling Update

43:00 – Class of 2018 Commitments Update

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Pennsylvania’s Jake Hendricks Earns Spot on Cadet Greco World Team in Greece

AKRON – It’s hard not to root for a person like Jake Hendricks. The New Ringgold, PA native is a junior at Wyoming Seminary where he has excelled for the Blue Knights and head coach Scott Green. In February 2017 Jake qualified for his second straight National Prep Tournament earning his first career medal with […]

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Chance Marsteller and Jeric Kasunic Win University Nationals

AKRON – A year ago Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale) gave 2-time NCAA Champion Isaiah Martinez all he could handle in the best-of-three finals of the 2016 University Nationals but ultimately fell short in two straight bouts. Fast forward twelve months and Chance is a much different person off the mat, which has transformed his performance […]

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University Nationals: Which PA Stars Will Rise in Akron?

AKRON – When the 2017 University Freestyle Nationals get underway in Akron, Ohio there will be a strong contingent of Keystone State wrestlers looking to make waves. Some of the biggest names in Collegiate Wrestling will take the mats in Akron including Pennsylvania Wrestling stars Ethan Lizak, Chance Marsteller, Dakota Geer, and Peter Renda.

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Pennsylvania Wrestlers Compete For Spot on Cadet World Team

AKRON – The road to Athens, Greece begins in Akron, Ohio when the 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals kick-off on Friday June 2nd. Champions of the UWW Cadet Nationals will represent Team USA at the 2017 Cadet World Championships in Athens come September. Pennsylvania Wrestlers will be in the mix for a World Team berth including […]

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PA’s Best Flock to Virginia Beach for Memorial Day Weekend at NHSCA National Duals

VIRGINIA BEACH – For the 18th year in a row wrestlers from across the Nation will descend upon Virginia Beach for the NHSCA National Duals. Pennsylvania will be well represented by many of the biggest names in Wrestling including seventeen total 2017 PIAA State Champions; Jaret Lane (Southern Columbia), Sam Hillegas (North Hills), Gavin Park […]

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PAWF State Champions Crowned in Freestyle and Greco

CHAMBERSBURG – The 2017 Pennsylvania Amautur Wrestling Federation (PAWF) State Tournament ended over the weekend with the Keystone State’s top talent competing in Freestyle and Greco-Roman. The State Tournament is divided into six different age group divisions; Bantam, Intermediate, Novice, Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior.

Several young and rising Pennsylvania Wrestling stars competed in the Cadet Freestyle […]

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Four Pennsylvania Wrestlers Set to Compete in Times Square at Beat The Streets

NEW YORK – Four Pennsylvania grapplers are headed to Times Square in New York City to compete in the Beat The Streets Benefit featuring a main event between the USA and Japan. 

A preliminary match between members of the New York Beat The Streets Club will face off with wrestlers from the Philadelphia Beat The Streets […]

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