Brookville Raiders Crown Two Northwest Regional Champs

Brookville's Gavin Park
SHARON, Pa. (EYT) – Eight wrestlers from Jefferson County are headed to the PIAA Class AA Championships in Hershey after Saturday’s action at the Northwest Regional Tournament in Sharon.

The Brookville Raiders are sending seven to Hershey, including two champions. Two other Raiders were second while two were third and one fourth.

Gavin Park was Brookville’s first champion. Park was dominant in his run to the title. On Friday he won by major decision, 14-2, then kept the offense going with a 12-9 win over Saegertown’s Kenny Kiser in the semifinals.

For the championship, Park had Reynolds’s Andrew Ischo, and he won 8-3. Park led 4-1 after one period before Ischo made it 4-3 in the second. After that, Park tightened up and cruised to the win.

“I am pleased with how I wrestled this weekend,” Park said. “I got my offense going early in all the matches, and I’m headed to states with the plan of winning it all.”

At 152 pounds, Caleb Hetrick was the second Brookville wrestler to stand atop the medal stand after he pinned Sharpsville’s Cameron Prebble with just three seconds left in the first period.

Hetrick also enjoyed a good tournament. He opened with a 16-0 tech fall on Friday, then tech falled Clarion’s Mike LeFay, 15-0, in the semifinals.

At 113, Keelen Kunselman was second after dropping a tough, 3-2, decision to Ridgway’s Kyle Bush. The Raider led 2-0 before Bush caught him and scored three back points in the second.

Kunselman reached the finals with a 14-2 major decision over Curwensville’s Blake Passarelli.

At 220, Tyler Cook made the finals with a 3-1 win over Lakeview’s Tyler Zebrovious, but in the finals, Cook got caught and was pinned late in the second period.

In the consolations, Brookville wrestlers were 2-1.

At 132, Dontae Constable dropped a quarterfinal match on Friday, but he rallied with three straight close wins to take third.

Constable began his comeback on Saturday morning with a 5-3 win over Hickory’s Brandon Miller, then clinched a state berth with a 1-0 win over Northwestern’s Garrett Kopp.

In the last match, Constable edged Bradford’s Tyler Thompson, 3-2.

At 195, Xavier Molnar lost a tough 5-3 match to Greenville’s Jake McMaster in the semifinals, but he won his last two to place third.

Molnar battled past Reynolds’s Jarod Miller, 5-3, to reach states, then rolled past Saegertown’s Tyler Brooks, 9-4.

At 182, Noah Cieleski dropped a 6-3 decision to Fort LeBoeuf’s Julian Gorring in the semifinals.

In the consolations, Cieleski dominated Oswayo Valley’s Grant West, 13-1, to clinch a PIAA berth. In the third-place match, he lost to Greenville’s Brendan Calvin.

The Brockway Rovers will be represented by freshman 106-pounder Anthony Glasl after he placed second.

Brockway's Anthony Glasl

Glasl beat Fort LeBoeuf’s Steven McGarvie 8-5 in the semifinals.

In the finals, he had a tough draw with Reynolds’s Beau Bayless, but didn’t back down despite dropping an 8-1 decision.

The PIAA Class AA Championships begin Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey.


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