Ligonier Valley siblings place at PIAA wrestling tournament
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Ligonier Valley High School wrestlers Josh Patrick and Justin Patrick competed in the PIAA AA wrestling state tournament recently.
Senior Josh Patrick finished fifth in the 120-pound weight class, winning three matches and losing two. He ended his season with a record of 27-2.
Junior Justin Patrick finished fourth in the 113-pound weight division, competing in six matches, where he won four and lost two. His record for the season was 34-5.
Josh Patrick won an 11-3 major decision against Colin Edsell from Wyalusing High School. He then scored a pin against Matt Williams from Pen Argyl High School at 2:03. In his third bout, Josh lost a 10-5 decision to defending state champion Darian Cruz from Bethlehem Catholic. He then lost again to Matt Welliver from Benton Area High School 5-3 in overtime. “Josh was a little flat in his match following the loss to Cruz and lost a tough overtime bout to Matt Welliver of Benton,” head coach Brian Matson said.
In his final match, Josh Patrick won a 13-3 major decision against Josh Giorgio of Schuylkill Valley High School to take home fifth place.
Justin Patrick won a 9-2 decision against Eric Hunt from Warrior Run High School. He then lost a 3-1 decision to Korbin Myers from Boiling Springs. Justin Patrick won his next three matches, including a 6-3 decision against Stephen Maloney from Bethlehem Catholic and also scored pins against Willis Gruver from Redbank Valley at 0:33 and Josh Brown from Claysburg-Kimmel High School at 3:13. These wins earned Justin Patrick a spot in the third-place match, where he lost again to Korbin Myers in a 4-2 decision.
Matson said the 2013 state champion in the 113-pound class is Mickey Phillippi of Derry Area, whom Justin Patrick beat twice this year.
Peter Turcik is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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