Tye Varndell was able to do what many of his counterparts could not — turn the tables.
There is one major key to the individual wrestling postseason: advancing.
Last year, the Meadville wrestling team showed it was a team on the rise by sending five freshmen and a sophomore to the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Region tournament. Unfortunately, they combined to go 6-10 and none of them advanced to the state tournament.
If there is one thing that makes the wrestling postseason great, it is the opportunity to bounce back from earlier disappointment. And the last shot to bounce back before the state championship tournament comes this weekend with the PIAA Class AA Northwest Region tournament at Sharon High School.
With just two rounds of action on Friday at the District 10 Class 2A Tournament at Sharon, no one was eliminated. That means all 46 of the local grapplers competing the in the event will be back today looking for one of six qualifying spots for the PIAA Class 2A Northwest Region tournament.
A week and a day after the postseason got started for the Class 2A wrestling programs in District 10, Class 3A gets its shot at the headlines.
It’s been three years now, and no wrestler has been able to budge Saegertown’s Cody Mulligan from the top spot on the District 10 medal stand.