Five Tyrone Wrestlers Reach the Podium in Tournament Season

The Golden Eagle varsity wrestlers flew out of their nest for two major tournaments over the holiday season.  The Panther Holiday Classic in Cresson and the Trojan Wars Tournament in Chambersburg both featured nearly 50 teams each and gave Tyrone’s wrestlers the opportunity to face some of the best competition from across the state.

Panther Holiday Classic

Nine Tyrone wrestlers competed at the Panther Holiday Classic tournament held at Mount Aloysius College from Friday, December 16th through Saturday, December 17th.

Of the nine who competed, five Tyrone wrestlers placed: Lukas Walk, Logan Rumberger, Andrew Weaver, Kyle Scott, and Braden Ewing.

Kyle showed out at his first varsity tournament and Luke wrestled tough as usual”

— Braden Ewing

Walk, Rumberger, and Ewing all made it to the semifinals of their respective brackets, but none were able to make the finals.

Even after losing their semifinal bouts, all three were still able to get on the podium, with Rumberger and Ewing taking sixth, and Walk taking fifth.

“Kyle [Scott] showed out at his first varsity tournament and Luke [Walk] wrestled tough as usual,” said heavyweight Braden Ewing.

The other two placers, Weaver and Scott, were able to fight back through the consolation bracket, with Weaver earning sixth on the podium and Scott earning fifth.

This team score was set by the performance of the five placers, but also through key wins by Richard Rawlings, Remington Fleck, Caleb McKinney, and Cohen Wallace, who each tallied at least one win in the tournament.

The team was able to score 95.5 points, placing 12th out of 42 schools.

Trojan Wars Tournament

Nine Tyrone wrestlers also competed at the Trojan War Tournament in Chambersburg, PA on December 29th and 30th.

Heavyweight Braden Ewing was Tyrone’s lone place winner, earning third in the heavyweight bracket.

It’s a big accomplishment for Braden to place third in this tournament and it will definitely help him get ready for states”

— Logan Rumberger

“It’s a big accomplishment for Braden to place third in this tournament and it will definitely help him get ready for states,” said Tyrone sophomore wrestler Logan Rumberger.

Ewing, Remington Fleck, and Kyle Scott all made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament, but only Ewing was able to win his bout, making it to the semifinals and securing a spot on the podium.

Ewing lost his semifinal bout in a close 3-2 match to the eventual champion of the bracket, forcing him to fight back and win two matches for third place. Ewing would win the next two matches to secure third.

After losing their quarterfinal matches, Scott and Fleck joined Rumberger, who fought back through the consolation bracket, in the blood round of the tournament, where if they won their match, they would be guaranteed a spot in the top eight of their bracket. Unfortunately, all three wrestlers lost, eliminating them from the tournament.

Tyrone placed 22nd out of 48 teams with 81.5 points.