2020 PIAA Championships Day One Panther Wrestling Update (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

Day 1 for the Saucon Valley Panther wrestlers at the 2020 PIAA individual state championships is now in the books.  Travis Riefenstahl (120), Chris Arciuolo (132), Jake Jones (138), Thomas Spirk (145), Ty Pfizenmayer, Ty Csencsits (160), Matt Arciuolo (170), Dane Csencsits (182), Braydyn Lugardo (195) and Nick Warnke (285) all qualified for the trip to Hershey last week at the Southeast Regional tournament.  This weekend, the Panthers are looking for their 14th PIAA state champion in school history.

2020 PIAA Regional Wrestling Wrap-Up: Panthers Crown Four, Advance Nine to Hershey (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

How sweet it is!  Saucon Valley sent a school-record twelve wrestlers to the PIAA Southeast Regional tournament over the weekend.  Of the Panther pack, four earned gold medals and five others advanced to the 2019-2020 PIAA state wrestling championships in Hershey next weekend. Nine state qualifiers to the PIAA tournament is another Saucon Valley school record!

Rollercoaster Saturday For Panther Nation (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

Saturday was a monumental and historic day for the Saucon Valley wrestling program.  About fourteen hours after dropping in the 2020 PIAA state semifinals to four-time champion Reynolds, the Panthers had to regroup and face the Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders in the blood round of the consolation bracket.  Even though Saucon fell to Reynolds, they still had a chance to fight for a spot on the podium and be recognized as one of the top four teams in Pennsylvania.

Reynolds Too Much For Saucon (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

It was playing out to be an old-fashioned Friday night fight inside the Hershey Giant Center when the Saucon Valley Panthers squared off against the Reynolds Raiders.  Reynolds has won the past three PIAA team titles at Hershey and was surely looking for their fourth.  Saucon Valley was banking on taking down the champ with a break-through moment.  The Raiders were able to advance to the semis with a 47-20 whoopin’ over Forest Hills.  Saucon entered the semifinals by way of beating the Burrell Buccaneers.  With two powerful programs staring each other down, neither team could ill-afford to get caught peeking ahead toward tomorrow’s championship final.

Panther Pack Battle Bucs (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

In the 2019-2020 quarterfinals of the PIAA team wrestling championships, the Saucon Valley Panthers went to war against the Burrell Buccaneers.  It was a battle of the #1 seeds representing District XI and District VII.  Saucon advanced into the quarterfinals by defeating Line Mountain 53-18 while Burrell punched their ticket with a 46-21 victory over Montoursville.  On this day at Hershey’s Giant Center, it was tight and it was brutal. But, in the end, the Panthers busted up the Buccanneers for a 39-29 win and advanced into tonight’s semifinal.

Panthers Advance In State Tourney With Win Over Line Mountain (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

The Saucon Valley Panthers took their first step toward the 2019-2020 PIAA state title at the Hershey’s Giant Center with a 53-18 victory over the Line Mountain Eagles on Thursday.  Saucon Valley quickly took the mat and never looked back as they claimed a boat-load of bonus points along the way.  Saucon picked up five pins, a tech-fall and a forfeit to stretch the score. In addition, the Panthers fought hard for four decisions that went their way.  It was a great start for Saucon Valley.