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Jeremy Elliott is the current owner of Sprint Car Unlimited and beat writer for High School Wrestling in Central, PA.

Marsteller Overcomes His Demons to Become a Better Wrestler, Father, and Person

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Chance Marsteller was talking to good friend David McFadden, the 174-pound All-American from Virginia Tech. The Lock Haven senior made a comment about McFadden’s shoes, saying, “Are those team shoes?” McFadden came back with, “Yeah, what do you guys get?” Marsteller’s answer, “Dude, we go to Lock Haven.” It was a funny exchange. [...]

Lehigh’s Jordan Wood Improves His Effort, Reaches the NCAA Semis and All-American Status

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Lehigh’s Jordan Wood didn’t complain about the injury he suffered in last year’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Most would have, especially considering the circumstances. Not Wood, that’s just not in his DNA as a person. See, Wood dislocated his thumb and was forced to injury default before reaching All-American status. It was [...]

Iowa’s Michael Kemerer Staying Positive While Rehabbing For a Return to The Mat

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Michael Kemerer looked a little out of place Thursday afternoon at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena (Photo Credit Hawkeye Sports). The Iowa wrestler was standing behind the 100-level seating area. Fans were milling around before the second round of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, and Kemerer was in street clothes. That’s not how [...]

Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop Rides Confidence In Himself to NCAA Quarterfinal Berth

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Becoming an All-American wrestler isn’t just about physical stature and talent. You need a good mental game. Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop wasn’t ready in his first two appearance in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Now that he is here a third time, he looks like the complete package as a competitor and [...]

Gerrit Nijenhuis Wins Battle of Nationally Ranked Wrestlers with Edmond Ruth for State Gold

HERSHEY, Pa.: Canon-McMillan stud Gerrit Nijenhuis knew he was on a collision course with Susquehanna Twp. star Edmond Ruth. This is the match high-school wrestling fans have been talking about since December. Ruth moving up to Class 3A, and two nationally-ranked competitors projected to meet for state gold. It was only a matter of time. [...]

Franklin Regional’s Carter Dibert Starts Fast and Finishes Off Run to State Title

HERSHEY, Pa.: Franklin Regional’s Carter Dibert knew everything he needed to about Seneca Valley’s Dylan Chappell. Not only are the two wrestlers friends, they are practice partners. That’s both good and bad when you are staring across the mat at each other with a state championship on the line at Hershey’s Giant Center. A week [...]

Dayton Pitzer Shakes Freshman Nerves and Finishes off State Gold Medal Match

HERSHEY, Pa.: Mount Pleasant’s Dayton Pitzer had a modest goal when he entered his first year of high school wrestling. You really couldn’t blame him. It’s not easy being a freshman in this game, and adding the weight of more self-imposed expectations doesn’t make it any easier. Then, Pitzer changed his mind. He was putting [...]