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Team PA Shut Out in Fargo Finals; Earns Eight All-Americans at Freestyle Junior Nationals

Monday night ended with Team Pennsylvania going two for eight in the blood round but advanced three wrestlers to the Junior Freestyle National finals in Fargo, ND. Tuesday came and Team Pennsylvania was shut-out in the Championship finals. In total Pennsylvania saw eight wrestlers earn All-American honors and finished in fifth place as a team [...]

Three Keystone State Wrestlers Make Fargo Junior National Freestyle Finals; Team PA Earns 8 AA’s

It was certainly not the best performance Team Pennsylvania has had in the Junior Fargo Freestyle Nationals on Monday - however, there were several bright spots on display. Team Pennsylvania went a dismal two for eleven in the blood round - getting only Robert Gardner (South Williamsport) and Gabe Miller (Pequea Valley) through to the [...]

Pennsylvania Wins Second Straight Fargo Cadet Freestyle Nationals; Pinto & Franklin Champions

For the second straight year Team Pennsylvania will leave Fargo, ND with the Cadet National Championship in Freestyle. With a total of 12 All-Americans, including two Champions, the Keystone State pulled away late as they locked up 61 team points, ten ahead of second place Minnesota, on Monday afternoon. At 94 pounds incoming rookie Jaden [...]

Team PA Advances Six Into Fargo Junior Freestyle National Semifinals; Eleven Alive in Consolations

After a wild quarterfinal round inside the Fargodome, Team Pennsylvania has advanced six wrestlers into the 2019 Fargo Junior National Freestyle Semifinals. Additionally, eleven wrestlers are still alive in the consolation round and sit just one win away from All-American honors.  At 138 pounds Pennsylvania saw two wrestlers advance into the semifinals - sort of. [...]

Pennsylvania Advances 12 Into Fargo Cadet Freestyle Quarterfinals; 19 Alive in Wrestle Backs

The day started out with 60 Cadets competing in Freestyle for Team Pennsylvania and it ended with 31 still alive. Twelve advanced into the Championship Quarterfinals in Fargo including returning All-Americans Jacob Van Dee (Cathedral Prep) at 106 pounds and Kolby Franklin (St. Joseph's Catholic Academy) at 220 pounds (Photo of Franklin by Sam Janicki) [...]

Jake Woodley’s Rollercoaster Freestyle Season Lands Him a Match-up With Bo Nickal

It's been a wild ride for Pennsylvania wrestler Jake Woodley over the last four months. Photo by Sam Janicki. The 2-time Pennsylvania State Champion from North Allegheny has certainly faced his share of ups and downs but, as of late, his momentum is swinging in a positive direction. His rollercoaster started in PPG Paints Arena [...]

On Historic Night Team USA Defeats Pennsylvania In The 45th Annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

Pittsburgh, PA - In the 45th Annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, Team USA won their eighth straight match against Team Pennsylvania in a 29-18 victory on Friday night inside the University of Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald Field House. In the preliminary bout between Team New York and Team WPIAL, the Empire State held on to win 25-18. It [...]