Little Panther Wrestling Wrap-Up (Brought to You By Saucon Valley Handyman)

Noah Torres picking up a few back points on his way to a tech-fall.

The ongoing success story that surrounds Saucon Valley wrestling continued on Sunday.  Following the varsity’s five match sweep at the Biglerville Canner Duals on Saturday, the Saucon youth wrestlers swept all five opponents from the Valley Elementary Wrestling League’s North Central Division on Sunday.  Along the way to improving to an 11-1 record overall, the Little Panther varsity wrestlers defeated Southern Lehigh who was previously undefeated. With a great day on the mat, the Little Panthers are firmly in control of their division and appear to be a lock to make the post-season tournament!

Cole Hubert, who had the most pins for the Panthers last season, in the process of picking up another.

“We went undefeated on the day”, head coach of the Little Panthers Ben Chunko said.  “Our wrestlers stayed consistent and wrestled hard all day.  We knew Southern Lehigh was undefeated and gunning for us, but our wrestlers were prepared.  We won lots of toss-up matches and were able to win by a pretty decisive score.  I was very pleased by our effort.”

Check out the results below…..

Carter Chunko in good position in the 58 pound bout.

Saucon Valley Youth Varsity Wrestling Results (1-7-18):

  • Saucon Valley 67, Stroudsburg 18
  • Saucon Valley 52, Parkland Red 33
  • Saucon Valley 82, Easton Saints 18
  • Saucon Valley 52, Southern Lehigh 29
  • Saucon Valley 84, East Stroudsburg 12

Landon Beckowski singing “Rock-a-bye-baby” as he cradles his opponent.

Panther coach Ben Chunko named Aiden Grogg as Saucon Valley’s “Wrestler of the Day“.  “Aiden pinned each and every one of the opponents he faced”, Chunko said.  “He’s been wrestling great!”.

Aidan Grogg

Coach Chunko also wanted to commend Cole Hubert. “He went undefeated for the day while wrestling up a weight class in all matches”, Chunko said.  “As one of our sixth graders, Cole has taken a leadership role and takes pride in our team success”.

Cole Hubert

Little Panther 6th Grade Send-Off!

Also on Sunday, the Saucon Valley Wrestling Club took a brief time-out in order to honor the 2017-2018 youth wrestlers who are currently in 6th grade.  Since the Valley Elementary Wrestling League (VEWL) accommodates kindergarten-6th grade, Landon Beckowski (90 lbs.), Arberi Duka (120 lbs.), Cole Hubert (67 lbs.), Jared Rohn (95 lbs.), Robbie Sabo (76 lbs.) and Jayden Torres (85 lbs.) will be moving on to the junior high program next year.  Coach Shirk and Coach Koch will surely be getting another crop of great wrestlers.  The future of Saucon Valley high school wrestling is very bright!

Minh Hubert

Saucon 6th grade youth wrestlers were honored before their match on Sunday.

Minh Hubert

Saucon Valley coach Ben Chunko has a moment with his 6th grade wrestlers.

 

Good Luck Panthers, the Source is with you!

 

…that’s a wrap!

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