This Week in Panther Wrestling: Week Three

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Even though Colonial League wrestling is on holiday break, the Saucon Valley wrestling program continues to challenge themselves seeking out the best competition available.  A short week after wrestling in the Beast of the East, the Panthers travelled cross-town to and participated in this past weekend’s Bethlehem Holiday ‘Hurricane’ Classic. By design, the Hurricane is a grueling tournament consisting of 32 public schools.  It is perhaps the toughest public school wrestling tourney in the nation. Most teams are regional, but Arlington-Martin (Texas), Shenendehowa (New York), and Owings Mills (Maryland) joined the two-day bash hosted by Bethlehem’s Liberty High School.   

Bethlehem ‘Hurricane’ Holiday Wrestling Results

Hurricane Classic Top-10 Teams

  1. Liberty, PA                          225 pts.
  2. Northampton Area, PA    211
  3. Nazareth, PA                      170.5
  4. Saucon Valley, PA       161
  5. Council Rock South, PA   147.5
  6. Wilson Area, PA                125
  7. Easton, PA                          121
  8. Arlington-Martin, TX     106
  9. Philipsburg, NJ                 106
  10. Spring Ford, PA                102

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The Saucon Valley wrestling staff celebrates another Panther victory.

Coach’s Quote:

“I thought our team had a really good showing this past weekend.  It was another high-profile tournament that exposed our kids to some of the top wrestlers in the state and in the country.  We learned a lot from this past weekend and our kids are excited to keep working hard and making gains.”

Saucon Valley wrestling coach, Chad Shirk

Hurricane Classic Panther-Placers

  • 2nd Place
    • Jr. Dane Csencsits (195)
  • 3rd Place
    • Fr. Chris Arciuolo (106)
    • Sr. Josh Jones     (132)
    • Jr. Nick Warnke (285)
  • 5th Place
    • Jr. Thomas Spirk   (138)
  • 6th Place
    • Sr. Nick Rosengrant  (145)
  • 7th Place
    • Sr. Jarret Hirschbeck  (170)

Up Next:  The Saucon Valley Panthers will ring in the New Year with a home match against Colonial League rival, Southern Lehigh on Wednesday, Jan.2.  The wrestling action is varsity only and is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.  Then, on Friday the Panthers will host a non-league tri-meet with Boyertown and Delaware Valley that is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Good luck Panthers, the Source is with you!

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