Jefferson County Wrestlers Do Well At States

Brockway's Anthony Glasl
HERSHEY, Pa. (D9Sports) — Two Jefferson County schools, Brookville and Brockway, still have seven of the eight wrestlers they sent to the PIAA Championships alive in their quest for a prized state medal.

Brockway freshman 106-pounder Anthony Glasl (31-6) opened strong with a pin of Cambria Heights’s Allen Simms in 4:44.

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Glasl will take on Bishop McDevitt’s Nate Smith in the quarterfinals.

Not surprisingly, the Brookville Raiders lead the way with six of their seven wrestlers still alive and three winning Thursday to reach the quarterfinals.

Senior 120-pounder Gavin Park started strong with a pin of Newport’s Isaiah Bryner in just 1:03. Park’s takedown at the 1:24 mark was the beginning of the end for Bryner.

Park (40-3) won his 122nd match, tying him for sixth on the all-time list with Brodie Zacherl.

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Park was seventh in 2016 and his first-round win set him against Line Mountain’s Cole Hauck in the quarterfinals Friday morning.

Caleb Hetrick reached the quarters at 152 pounds with a pin of Ashton West in 2:30. Hetrick, who is in his third state tournament, improved to 41-3 with the win.

Hetrick, who was eighth a year ago, will take on Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam in the quarters.

At 195 pounds, Raider junior Xavier Molnar joins Park and Hetrick in the quarters after beating Johnstown’s Exree Loe, 9-4.

Molnar gave up a takedown to Loe, but rallied for a takedown and three nearfall points to make it 5-2.

Loe, a top football recruit headed to West Virginia, closed to within 6-4 in the third before Molnar escaped with a minute left and used a takedown with 16 seconds left to seal the win.

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Molnar will tackle Mifflinburg’s Luke Walter in the quarters.

For senior 182-pounder Noah Cieleski, he is on the cusp of the 100-win milestone.

Cieleski (34-9) won his preliminary match, 6-4, over Eastern York’s Jahshim Snyder, scoring a takedown with 34 seconds left, to give him win No. 99.

Cieleski lost in the first round, 7-3, to Troy’s Zach Zimmerman.

Cieleski will go for his 100th Friday morning against Susquehanna Township’s Devin Evans.

Senior 113-pounder Keelan Kunselman has some to work to do to claim another state medal after a fifth-place finish in 2016.

Kunselman (30-12) lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Notre Dame-Green Pond’s Richie Markulics in the first round before bouncing back with an 8-0 win over Curwensville’s Blake Passarelli. The loss eliminated Passarelli, who earlier lost 6-1 to Burrell’s Bryan Gaul.

Kunselman starts Friday with a second-round consolation match against Wilson’s Marckis Branford.

At 220, junior Tyler Cook (38-6) lost his first match, 9-1, to South Side Beaver’s Bishop McCoy. But he won his first consolation match when he pinned Northern Lebanon’s Hunter Wallace in 3:24.

Raiders 132-pound junior Dontae Constable (25-16) was eliminated after two losses Thursday. He was pinned by Northeast Lebanon’s Trevor Leonard and lost a 2-1 decision to Everett’s Liam Flaherty.

Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. Friday with the quarterfinals and second-round consolations.

Third-round consolations begin at 11:45 a.m.

Friday night, the semifinals and fourth-round consey matches beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fifth-round conseys are at 9:30 p.m.


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