Wrestling Success Runs in the Family

Cousins Braden Ewing and Kyle Scott both finished second at Regionals and qualified for the State Tournament in Hershey.

Braden Ewing finished second at Regionals and qualified for the PIAA AA State Tournament this weeekend in Hershey

It’s fitting that junior Braden Ewing and freshman Kyle Scott qualified for the PIAA State Wrestling Tournament together. The similarities between the two wrestlers and their journey to states are uncanny.

First, the two are cousins and have spent many holidays, birthdays, and wrestling tournaments together.

Second, they are also practice partners in the wrestling room.

Finally, both wrestlers earned third place at the district tournament, and both were able to place second at the regional tournament, both avenging losses from districts in the semifinals.

Ewing and Scott’s accomplishment is outstanding, considering that there are over 230 AA wrestling schools in the state, and only 20 athletes in each respective weight class qualify for States, meaning that the two are some of the best in their class.

The other three Tyrone wrestlers that competed at regionals were juniors Andrew Weaver and Lukas Walk, and Korry Walls.

Each had one win in the tournament but fell two wins short of a trip to Hershey.

Weaver and Walk will hope to come back next year better than ever, and both have aspirations to not only make the state tournament but reach the podium their senior year.

However, for senior Korry Walls, his high school wrestling career came to an end with his elimination from the Regional tournament.

Walls had a very successful career, racking up a record of 81-33. Had it not been for an injury earlier in the year, Walls would’ve likely reached 100 career wins. Walls was a two-time district runner-up, a two-time district 3rd place, and a one-time state qualifier.

Ewing and Scott hope to continue their excellence by placing at the state tournament in Hershey, March 9th – 11th.