Central Catholic wrestler is out for season
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Central Catholic wrestler Jason Luster, last year's WPIAL champion and state runner-up at 160 pounds, will miss his senior season.
In a move partially aimed at protecting his promising future, the West Virginia recruit decided just before the season began to have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder —• an injury he's dealt with for more than a year.
"It was his choice not to wrestle," said Eric Luster, Jason's father. "It was actually torn at the end of his sophomore year. He wrestled last year with it torn."
Sophomore Kyle Coniker will take Luster's spot at 160, Central Catholic coach Sunny Abe said.
Before this season, the Vikings were perhaps the strongest team in the WPIAL at the competitive middle weights. Even with the loss of Luster, they still have a pair of returning WPIAL champs in 195-pounder Perry Hills and 152-pounder Tyler Manion, who recently committed to Maryland.
"It's tough," Abe said, "but it's something we'll have to deal with."
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.