On this week’s Game On: Wrestling on Campus, Jeff Beideman and Drew Markol are joined by Pennridge wrestler Josh Stillings to discuss his state championship run. They also talk about other wrestlers looking to make a run at a state championship.
If anyone can appreciate the travails of West Chester East’s drought of state qualifiers, it’s the Celenza family.
There was no rest Sunday for 24 wrestlers still alive in the PIAA Class 3A Southeast Regional tournament at Oxford.
The business has all been transacted.
Next stop: Chocolatetown U.S.A.
William Tennent’s Yusuf Aladinov had to wait a little longer than usual, but the senior came through in a big way Sunday morning at Oxford High School as he pinned Downingtown West’s Joe Shaefer in the third-place match at the PIAA District One Class AAA Southeast Regional wrestling tournament at 195 pounds.
On his ceiling, Patrick O’Neill has a reminder of what was.
“It says ‘March 4, you choked, you took sixth. You didn’t go to Hershey,” he said.
But the North Penn junior also gave himself a message of what could be.
No guts, no glory.
Or, in the case of Sun Valley sophomore Hunter Catka, no blood, no PIAA Southeast Class 3A regional championship at Oxford High School Saturday night.
It was there for him to see every morning, to remind him of what might have been.
It’s been a unique postseason tournament run for Ryan Vulakh.
After taking third at districts a week ago, Downingtown West’s Max Hale knew if he was going to climb to the top of the regional podium, he would have to earn it.