The Hempfield Youth Wrestling Program is sending 7 of their wrestlers to the PA Junior Wrestling State Championships at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA.
Dylan Bard, Grant Hoover and Derek Katch took 1st place and Jorden Williams, Braden Edwards, Reagan Lefever and Michael Karpathious took 2 place this past weekend while competing in the Area XIII Championships at F&M College.
There are 14 areas in Pennsylvania. The top 2 wrestlers from each area compete for the state championship in 10 rounds of competition Friday 4/1 and Saturday 4/2.
Our Area XIII consist of athletes from Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
Williams returns to the State Championship for the 2nd year in a row after placing 3rd last year. Bard and Hoover return for the 2nd time in 3 years.
Other Hempfield grapplers that fell just short in battle this weekend were Luke Kramer, Luke Kreider, Russ Hanes, Andrew Edye, Owen Quinn, Ben Henderson, Gavin Doyle, Noah Caslow, Clay Gainer and Kameron Fickes.