Six Additional Jefferson County Wrestlers Earn AA Medals Saturday

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HERSHEY, Pa. (D9Sports) — In addition to Tate Ortz’s state title, six additional Jefferson County wrestlers won medals at Saturday’s PIAA Class AA Championships at Hershey’s Giant Center.

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(Photo of Brockway’s Ryan Carlson)

In addition to Ortz, Brookville had four other medalists including Keelan Kunselman at 106, Gavin Park at 113, Cole Aaron at 138 and Caleb Hetrick at 152.

Kunselman was fifth at 106 pounds after he beat Bishop McDevitt freshman Chase Shields, 7-0.

Park was seventh after edging Notre Dame Green Pond’s Ritchie Markulics, 1-0, at 113 pounds.

At 138, Aaron dropped a 3-1 decision in overtime to Fort LeBoeuf’s Jarret Carter and placed fourth.

Hetrick was eighth at 152 pounds after losing a tight match, 4-3, to Huntingdon’s Jon Wagner.

For the Brockway Rovers, they had two medalists in 126-pound Mason Lindenmuth and 120-pound Ryan Carlson.

Lindenmuth was fifth after beating Redbank Valley’s Tanner Altobelli, 3-1, in overtime. Altobelli had an escape in the second period, but Lindenmuth’s escape in the third forced overtime. For Lindenmuth, it was his second medal. He was seventh at 132 pounds in 2015.

At 120, Carlson won his third state medal after placing eighth. Carlson lost a 6-3 decision to Habor Creek’s Mark Sallot. Carlson was eighth two years ago and sixth in 2015.

Story by Scott Shindledecker

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