Athletes of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Corey Hazel

Penns Valley wrestler Corey Hazel is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
Penns Valley wrestler Corey Hazel is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week. Photo for the CDT

Penns Valley High School wrestler Corey Hazel is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.

Hazel finished second in the 182-pound weight class at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships, which concluded Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Hazel opened Thursday with a 15-0 technical fall and pinned his quarterfinal opponent in the first period. His 4-3 decision in the semifinals advanced him to the title match. He was tied 3-3 with Franklin’s Dakota Geer through two periods before falling 10-3 in the final.

Hazel became just the second wrestler in school history to earn a silver medal. Hazel, who was fifth at 170 pounds in 2014, finished his season 38-2 and his career 117-18. He was also the District 6 and Southwest Regional champion.

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