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Ridgway, Johnsonburg each advance wrestler to states

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Corey Bush of Ridgway and Jesse Wolfe of Johnsonburg both finished third in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Hershey after the Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Bush (119) finished it off with a 2-0 win the third-place match against Karl Lightner of Smethport. Bush scored with two back points in the third period en route to the 2-1 win.

Skraba earns 100th career win at regionals

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Ridgway senior D.J. Skraba reached the 100-win mark at the Northwest Regional Championships last weekend at Sharon High School.
Skraba came into the tournament at 99 wins but lost in the quarterfinals. He then took his 100th win in the first round of consolations with a 4-0 decision over Josh Lewis of Youngsville.
“I would have rather gotten it in the first match, then I came back and won the next two,” Skraba said.

Bush caps off milestone weekend with state berth

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Ridgway junior Corey Bush captured both his 100th win and a second trip to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships with his third-place finish at 119 pounds.
Bush won 18-2 in a technical fall over Nick Hart of Cambridge Springs to reach his 100th win, then he capped off the weekend with a win in the third-place bout to move on to states.
Bush hoped he would have had the win in the semifinals but is happy to move on. Bush won a regional championship at 103 pounds last year.

Johnsonburg's Wolfe becomes first-time state qualifier

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Johnsonburg senior Jesse Wolfe has gotten over the hump again.
After winning his first district title, Wolfe finished third at 125 pounds to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships.
He won 1-0 over Nate Stidham of Hickory in the third-place match to qualify.
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Wolfe said. “Just like last week, it was either be a 3-time runner-up or be a champion. This week, be a 3-time fourth-place finisher for states. I just stepped it up both weeks. Now I’m going on to states, it feels real good.”

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