PIAA WRESTLING: ATHENS FOURSOME OPENS ACTION THURSDAY AT CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIPS (2018-03-05)
Valley Sports Report HERSHEY — Senior Chris Horton, and junior David Galasso will wrestle in the preliminary round of the PIAA, Class AA Championships here at the Giant Center Thursday morning, while seniors A.J. Burkhart and Nate Bradley will receive byes into the first round.
At 126 pounds, Burkhart (35-5) will face the winner of the preliminary-round match between McGuffey’s Jett Pattison (39-12) and Pen Argyl’s Nick Reto (21-10).
The top seed in the weight class is three-time state champion Gavin Teasdale (36-2). With two wins, Burkhart faces a potential match-up with Teasdale in the semifinals.
At 160 pounds, Bradley (32-7) will face Northern Lebanon’s Blaise Bressler (48-6) in the opening round.
The winner advances to face Jacob Kallenborn (36-1) of Port Allegany of quarterfinals.
At 132 pounds, Horton (33-7) will face Northwestern Lehigh’s Matt Peters (29-9) in the opening round.
The winner will advance to face Mount Pleasant’s Alex Miscovich (40-8) in the opening round.
At 170 pounds, Galasso (29-12) will face Chestnut Ridge’s Levi Hobson (37-8) in the preliminaries.
The winner faces defending state champion Edmund Ruth (28-0) of Susquehanna Township.