Fisher, Ben­nett, Hub­ble ad­vance

Only 3 north­east Berks wrestlers ad­vance from daunt­ing re­gional

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - FRONT PAGE - Staff re­ports

Schuylkill Val­ley’s Jack Ben­nett was north­east Berks’ top fin­isher over the week­end at the daunt­ing South East AA Wrestling Re­gional at Wil­son, one of just three from the area to qual­ify for this week’s PIAA Class AA Cham­pi­onships at the Gi­ant Cen­ter in Her­shey.

Ben­nett placed third at 138 pounds, scor­ing a 6-4 sud­den vic­tory over Notre DameGreen Pond’s Mario Gor­don in the medal round.

Ben­nett stepped for­ward af­ter plac­ing sixth at dis­tricts a week be­fore and is 22-12 on the sea­son.

He’ll be joined at states by Kutz­town’s Tyler Fisher and Brandy­wine’s Michael Hub­ble.

Fisher placed fifth at 170 pounds, down­ing Tri Val­ley’s Daw­son Sch­walm in the medal round, 6-5. Fisher won his first two bouts to reach the semi­fi­nals be­fore run­ning in to even­tual cham­pion Dal­ton Group of Susquenita. The sopho­more was 3-2 in the tour­na­ment.

Hub­ble, who dra­mat­i­cally won the 285-pound ti­tle at the Dis­trict 3 cham­pi­onships the pre­vi­ous week­end, placed fifth with a 3-2 win over the same op­po­nent – Wy­omiss­ing’s Deion Adams.

Wy­omiss­ing was Berks’ best fin­isher with three medal­ists, Tanner Vo­gel (3rd at 160), Jakob Nay­lor (4th at 152) and Adams.

Oth­ers from the area saw their sea­sons end just short of the state tour­na­ment.

Kutz­town: sopho­more Lo­gan Bach­man went 2-2 at 182,

se­nior Jar­ryd Kase went 1-2 at 195.

Schuylkill Val­ley: se­nior Jethro Solomon was 0-2 at 126, se­nior Hunter Wil­liams was 0-2 at 132, ju­nior Car­los Al­tami­rano was 0- 2at 145, se­nior Joel Or­lando was 2-2 at 152.

Brandy­wine Heights: se­nior Trevor Gim­bor was 2-2 at 138.

Ham­burg: Tyler Reimert was 1-2 at 106, se­nior Zachary Sch­ef­fler was 0-2 at 160, ju­nior Reese Ma­son was 0-2 at 182, se­nior Bran­don Kessler was 1-2 at 285.

Tulpe­hocken: fresh­man Zach Ruffner was 1-2 at 195.

DEN­NIS KRUMANOCKER - FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Kutz­town’s Tyler Fisher looks for a shot on Ty­rone Fowler of Bishop McDe­vitt on his way to a first round vic­tory at the AA South­east re­gional wrestling tour­na­ment. Fisher fin­ished fifth over­all in his 170 weight class and qual­i­fied for next week’s state tour­na­ment.

DEN­NIS KRUMANOCKER - FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Michael Hub­ble of Brandy­wine Heights takes down Trey Po­lak of Sau­con Val­ley at the South­east AA Re­gional last week­end at Wil­son. Hub­ble placed fifth at 285 and ad­vanced to states.

DEN­NIS KRUMANOCKER - FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Brandy­wine Heights’ Trevor Gim­bor works against Artemio Ro­driguez of Bishop McDe­vitt at the South­east AA Re­gional last week­end at Wil­son.

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