Brockway Freshman Anthony Glasl Wins State Medal

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HERSHEY, Pa. (EYT) — Brockway Rovers 106-pounder Anthony Glasl made his mark Saturday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships when he became the school’s first freshman to medal.

Glasl follows in a strong Rovers wrestling tradition that saw Scott Rendos win state titles in 2003-04 and brother Andy Rendos win it all in 2005-06. The Rovers also had two medalists a year ago with Ryan Carlson and Mason Lindenmuth standing on the podium.

But never before did a Brockway freshman take home state hardware until Glasl qualified for the medal round Friday.

Saturday, he dropped a 6-4 decision to Bishop McDevitt’s Nate Smith and placed sixth, but it did little to dampen Glasl’s accomplishment.

“It takes a lot of grit and hard work to accomplish what Anthony did,” Brockway head coach Eric Grecco said. “You have to be mentally and physically tough, give 100 percent.

“There are no off days with Anthony. It’s amazing to think of the wrestlers who have come through the program who didn’t do it and it’s good for our younger wrestlers to see it and realize what hard work and commitment can do for them.”

Glasl was pleased with what he did his first year on the varsity and is looking for more.

“It’s pretty cool to be able to do it,” Glasl said. “If you would have told me at the beginning of the season I’d be medaling, I wouldn’t have believed it.

“But coach Grecco puts me through a lot of hard work and it has paid off,” Glasl said.

Glasl finished 35-10.

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