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Pennsylvania Invades Virginia Beach for NHSCA High School Nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH – The 2017 National High School Coaches Association’s High School Nationals will be taking place for the 28th time in a row. The event showcases the top grade level wrestlers from all across the United States including some high profile names from the Keystone State.

Pennsylvania will be represented by a plethora of 2017 […]

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Pennsylvania All-Stars Selected for Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

PITTSBURGH – The Pennsylvania All-Star team for the 2017 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic has been selected. 12 USA All-Stars are currently ranked Top 10 in the Nation by Flo. The Keystone State’s squad will consist of 11 wrestlers all ranked Top 10 in the Nation by Flo. Pennsylvania touts two wrestlers ranked #1 in the Nation […]

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State Tournament Medal Count and Analysis in Class AAA

In Class AAA the WPIAL was head of the field with a total of 34 State Medalists with just 56 State Qualifiers. It was the most medals out of any District but not far behind was District 11 with 22 and District 1 with 19.

Even more impressive was the performance from District 10 who sent […]

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An Open Letter to Pennsylvania Wrestling on DeSanto vs. Lee

Following the finals I tweeted out the news of Spencer Lee’s injury.

Spencer Lee has been wrestling for the past 3 weeks with a torn ACL. Pretty incredible he was able to compete at all.

— PA Power Wrestling (@PAPowerWrestle) March 12, 2017
I was scrutinized for releasing the information on his injury directly after his first career […]

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Cameron Coy Completes Storied High School Wrestling Career with Third State Title

HERSHEY: Penn Trafford wrestler Cameron Coy had a brief flashback to his sophomore season Saturday night at Hershey’s Giant Center.

It couldn’t be helped.

Not after Coy finished off his stellar career with his third PIAA Class 3A Wrestling Championship gold medal. He defeated Cathedral Prep sophomore Carter Starocci by a 5-2 margin to clinch his spot […]

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Exeter Twp.’s Austin DeSanto Realizes Dream in Stunning State Title Victory

HERSHEY: All of the early morning workouts. Every extra minute on the bike or in the wrestling room. All of it for one reason: To prepare for Spencer Lee.

It’s all Exeter Twp.’s Austin DeSanto thought about since Lee teched him in the state finals a year ago. All the extra training for this one moment.

Even […]

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Spencer Lee Falls Short of Pennsylvania Wrestling History

HERSHEY: Spencer is no stranger to success while injured. He won a Cadet World Freestyle Championship with a badly bruised rib in 2014 and a year later he won a Junior World Championship with a torn labrum. 

This time around it was a torn ACL. 

The majority of humans have a hard time functioning with a muscle […]

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Central Dauphin’s Andrew Wert Rides Lone Escape to Win over Fenstermacher

HERSHEY: There isn’t much difference between Central Dauphin’s Andrew Wert and Northampton’s K.J. Fenstermacher on the mat.

Two bouts during the season, two different outcomes. Each one was low scoring and was decided by a single point.

So when Wert and Fenstermacher locked up in the PIAA Class 3A Wrestling Championship 132 quarterfinal round Friday afternoon, it […]

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State Medalists Determined in Class 3A With Sensational Semifinals Ahead

The 112 PIAA State Medalists of 2017 in Class AAA have been determined following Day 2 from Hershey. The WPIAL leads the charge with a total of 34 guaranteed State Medalists this season which is 30% of the total medalists.

 
106 lbs.
Championship Semifinals
106 #1 Doug Zapf, Downingtown West, vs. #2 Andrew Cerniglia, Nazareth
106 #4 Luke Lucerne, […]

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Belle Vernon’s Billy Korber Making First State Appearance Count with Semifinal Berth

HERSHEY: In a loaded 220-pound bracket, Belle Vernon senior Billy Korber was probably overlooked by the competition and fans.

Korber isn’t a household name with state medals to his credit. In fact, this is the first time he has touched the Giant Center floor in Hershey as a state qualifier.

But Korber’s credentials didn’t matter Friday afternoon. […]

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