Tyrone Wrestlers Represent at Districts and Regionals

Tyrone wrestlers represented well Tyrone last week at districts and regionals. Many Tyrone wrestlers placed at districts and Tyrone Junior Hunter Walk got third at regionals.

At districts, Tyrone had five wrestlers reach the podium and qualify for Regionals.

Junior Hunter Walk led the group with a second place finish 113 pounds. Freshman Korry Walls wrestled at 106 pounds and finished third overall, so did Alex Weaver at 170 pounds. Ashton Sipes got fourth overall at 120 pounds and Zack Lash got sixth overall at 182 pounds.

Head Coach Terry Tate was please with his team’s performance at Districts.

“I thought that we wrestled really tough at districts. As a team, we scored over 110 points and placed 9th. It was our first top 10 finish in 15 years and we had 5 regional qualifiers which was outstanding. I am extremely proud of our team this year,” said Tate.

“The whole team did extremely well I was proud of everyone at districts,” said Tyrone wrestler Hunter Walk.

The next step was Regionals, which was a much more challenging tournament for the Golden Eagles.

Zack Lash and Ashton Sipes lost two matches on day one, eliminating them from the tournament.

On day two Alex Weaver, Korry Walls, and Hunter Walk were the only Golden Eagles left.

Walls and Weaver lost later on in the consolation bracket, but Walk was able to reach the podium in third place and qualify for states.

“Regionals were tough for us this year. We wrestled really hard and came up short in just a few matches,” said Tate, “As a coach, it’s especially hard because I see first-hand how much hard work these athletes put into reaching their goals, and then they miss out on going to Hershey by just a match or two. It’s just heartbreaking.”

Tate was very pleased with how the team performed. “I can’t say enough about how proud I am of the way that everyone wrestled in the postseason. Hunter Walk fought to get an impressive third place at regionals. Hunter will wrestle at states next week.”

Walk is excited to make his second trip to states and hopes to make the podium this year.

“The main goal is to win a state title but I just want to get the highest place I can get,” said Walk.