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

Day-One for the Saucon Valley Panther wrestlers is now in the books.  Josh Jones (132), Thomas Spirk (138), Nick Rosengrant (145), Matt Arciuolo (160), Dane Csencsits (195) and Nick Warnke (285) all qualified for the 2019 PIAA State Wrestling Championships last weekend.  Because Jones and Arciuolo entered the tourney as top seeds, they earned preliminary-round byes.  Dane Csencsits, a #2 seed, also earned a bye.  Warnke and Rosengrant  are #4 seeds and, along with Spirk who is a #5 seed, saw opening-round action.

Chewin’ the Fat: Q & A With PIAA Wrestling Silver Medalist Josh Jones

Last weekend Saucon Valley junior, Josh Jones, earned his place on the 2018 PIAA State Wrestling Championship podium as the runner-up to 4-time state champion Gavin Teasdale.  Teasdale, a highly-regarded Penn State recruit, did defeat Jones by a 2-0 score, but Jones made Panther Nation proud by taking Teasdale to the wire and coming within inches of claiming the gold.  Jones is a highly-decorated wrestler who, by virtue of goal-setting and hard work, has a very bright future.

PIAA State Wrestling Championships Final Panther Results (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

The hearty wrestling tradition that runs deep through Saucon Valley has grown a little deeper on Saturday as brothers Josh and Jason Jones took their respective places on the podium at the 2018 PIAA State wrestling championships.  Panther junior, Josh Jones (126), finished in 2nd Place, while senior brother Jason (138) won his medal-round bout to finish 7th overall.  It was a great day for Panther wrestling!

PIAA State Wrestling Championships Day-Two Update (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

Since the year 2000 Saucon Valley wrestling has placed wrestlers on the state championship podium every year except for 2010 and 2014.  The Panthers are certainly well-represented throughout its wrestling history and 2018 will be no exception to their success.  Senior Jason Jones and his brother Josh, a junior, are both guaranteed to leave Hershey with some hardware.  The question is how high on the podium will they each finish.

Panther PIAA Regional Tourney Wrestling Update (Brought to You by Spirk Brothers Inc.)

After last weekend’s PIAA District XI wrestling tournament the Saucon Valley Panthers crowned three champions and advanced six wrestlers to compete in this weekend’s regional tournament at Wilson West Lawn High School.  Panther seniors Jason Jones (138) and Angelo Mahaffey (152) were joined by junior Josh Jones (126) and sophomores Thomas Spirk (145), Dane Csencsits (195) and Nick Warnke (285).