West Branch Varsity WrestlingWest Branch High School · District 6 AA · Southwest Region
Twenty-two area wrestlers will be fighting for a berth in the state tournament when the PIAA Class AA Regional Wrestling Championships begin this afternoon and run through Saturday night at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Ed Frey Arena inside the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex.
Curwensville has a group of wrestlers that are “struggling to transition what they do in practice to how they wrestle in a match”. Coach Dean Swatsworth isn’t sure what to change for his young men to develop a growth mindset, but as of late he and many who have been following the Curwensville wrestling team believe this team is taking steps backwards.
This weekend marks the third Annual Ultimate Warrior Tournament held by West Branch, and it is certainly hyping up to be a great time for fans of the sport. With 31 teams in the mix, including defending champion Altoona and plenty of other local teams, it’s sure to give everyone some matchups they’ve been looking forward to.
Tussey Mountain won the first bout of the night, but Chestnut Ridge won the last 13 to top Tussey Mountain, 66-3, Wednesday night.
This year’s Bison Duals marks an important milestone: an entire decade of hosting one of the best dual meet tournaments in the area, in a gym named after perhaps the greatest high school wrestling coach of all time, Arthur J. Weiss.
ALLPORT — With Northern Bedford forfeiting just two weights on Thursday night against West Branch, head coach Jason Bainey knew he would need some big wins from his kids.
Tussey Mountain won five of the first six bouts and never looked back in a 51-18 win over visiting Juniata Valley, Tuesday night.
Bedford lost only one bout on the mat as the Bisons topped host Somerset, 54- 15, Tuesday.