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About Eric Knopsnyder

Eric covers wrestling for The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown and has written for a number of other publications through the years. A former Division I wrestler, he's covered more than a dozen PIAA tournaments and four NCAA tournaments. His Knops Knotes blog focuses primarily on Districts 5 and 6.

PA Wrestlers Claim Crowns at Ohio TOC

Four Pennsylvania wrestlers won Ohio Tournament of Champions titles in the Elite Division on Saturday in Columbus, including a pair of Union City seniors. Bears teammates Gavin Henry (190 pounds) and Matt Long (285) captured championships to join Canon-McMillan senior Kenny Hayman (132) and Freedom Area sophomore Trent Schultheis (160). Two of the championship matches [...]

No. 1 Julian Gorring To Miss Postseason Unless Court Intervenes

Julian Gorring has been the state's top-ranked 182-pounder in Class 2A for almost the entire season, but it looks like the Fort LeBoeuf senior will miss the postseason for an alleged incident involving a teammate that Gorring's father says was retaliation for ongoing racial and verbal abuse. Gorring has been suspended by the school district, [...]