St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy’s Austin Emel placed eighth in the 160-pound weight class at the Sheetz Holiday Classic at Penn Cambria High School.
Emel opened by pinning Bellewood-Antis’ Zach Mock, but he suffered a loss by fall to Mifflinburg’s Cole Walter. Emel bounced back to pin Tyrone’s Phoenix Farias. He dropped two decisions in his final two matches, falling 10-9 to Colonial Forge’s Josh Garza and 7-0 to St Marys’ Christian Steffan.
The Wolves’ Joey Wheeler and Max Wortman also participated but failed to qualify for later rounds. Wortman (113) was pinned in his opening match and lost a 5-3 overtime match to Riverbend’s Jules Pina. Wheeler (106) lost by fall in both matches.
Colonial Forge easily won the team title, netting 314 points to finish ahead of Berlin Brothersvalley (175), Redbank Valley (153.5), Hollidaysburg (111) and Mount Pleasant (110.5).