Panther Wrestling: Beast of the East Update (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

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After a fantastic journey the Panthers were the 2016 PIAA State Championship Runner-ups

After a fantastic journey the Panthers were the 2016 PIAA State Championship Runner-ups

The Panthers were the 2016 PIAA State Championship Runner-ups.

The Saucon Valley High School varsity wrestling team is participating in the “Beast of the East” this weekend. Held at the University of Delaware, “The Beast” is one of the toughest high school wrestling tournaments in the Nation.

Seven of the nation’s top 20 high school wrestling programs are participating including Lehigh Valley powerhouses Bethlehem Catholic, Nazareth, Northampton, Phillipsburg (N.J.) and Saucon Valley. Bethlehem Catholic (7th) and Nazareth (11th) are ranked nationally by Flowrestling.

In addition to elite wrestling high schools from up and down the East Coast like Blair Academy (1st) and Bergen Catholic (8th), other heavy hitters from California, Colorado and Ohio are enthusiastically represented.

“This is a great opportunity for our wrestlers to be exposed to some of the best wrestling in the country,” Shirk said. “It will be an incredible learning experience for our kids, one that can only help us throughout the season.”

With over 700 wrestlers competing on 11 mats, this two-day event will surely get the Saucon Valley wrestlers battle-tested and ready to pursue a 5th straight Colonial League title and much more.

Here are the Saucon Valley results after the 1st day of competition  (wrestlers with two losses have been eliminated):

106  Dane Druckenmiller (Jr.) 0-2

113  Nick Rosenegrant (So.) 3-1

120  Josh Jones (So.) 3-2

126  Paul Miller (Sr.) 1-2

132  Thomas Spirk (Fr.) 0-2

138  Angelo Mahaffey (Jr.) 2-2

145  Jason Jones (Jr.) 3-1

152  Dane Csencsits (Fr.) 0-2

160  Dino Zaharakis (Sr.) 0-2

170  Nate Kehs (Sr.) 0-2

182  Abe Lugo (Sr.) 0-2

195  Stephen Good (Sr.) 3-2

220  Devin Fontanez (Sr.) 1-2

285  Trey Polak (Sr.) 3-1

Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!

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