State Champ Devin Brown Ruled Ineligible by the WPIAL

DSC06645On the first day of high school wrestling practices across Pennsylvania the WPIAL ruled on 2013 State Champion Devin Brown’s eligibility. In a highly anticipated ruling the WPIAL deemed Franklin Regional junior Devin Brown ineligible for the 2013-2014 Season. According to the Tribune-Review’s Chris Harlan, the decision will be appealed to the PIAA. Brown won the PIAA Class AA State Championship at 106 lbs. while attending Saegertown High School in District 10. As a freshman Brown attended Steubenville High School in Ohio where he was a State Third Place finisher at 106 lbs. Read the article here.

This is the second high profile eligibility ruling made by the WPIAL in the last three years. In 2011 junior Cody Wiercioch was ruled ineligible by the WPIAL for his move from Charleroi High School to Canon-McMillan High School. Wiercioch was a PIAA Class AA State Champion in 2010 while at Charleroi. The ruling was appealed to the PIAA and over-turned allowing Wiercioch to compete in the 2011-2012 Season.

It could take weeks for the PIAA to rule on Brown’s eligibility.


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