District wrestling opens

CLARION – Area wrestlers competed in the opening day of the District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships Friday at Clarion University. For Ridgway, Corey Bush is in the semifinals at 119 pounds along with teammate Slade Horner at 135, Kyle Caggiano at 140, Jake Himes at 152, D.J. Skraba at 160, Seth Stahl at 171 and Jesse Sheasley at 285-- for Johnsonburg, Jesse Wolfe at 125 and Max Zimmerman at 135 are in the semifinals. Cody Stahl is in the third round of consolations for Ridgway at 103 pounds as is Ricky Jay Javier at 112, Trevor Delhunty at 125, Dakota Dahler at 130, Steve Mitchell at 145 and Chad Quail.Cortland Smith competed at 189 pounds and after a preliminary bye, lost his quarterfinal and second-round consolation match. Alex Zimmerman competed at 130 pounds for Johnsonburg and went 1-2. After losing his first-round bout, he won via fall in the first round of consolations before being pinned in the second round of that bracket. Mike Kennedy of the Rams was at 152 and advanced to the second round of the consolation bracket before losing. Mitchell Schloder at 160 also advanced to the second round of consolations before losing. Eric Bevacqua at 171 also reached the second round of consolations, losing there. Action continues with class AA slated to start at 10 a.m. Full results will be posted in Monday’s edition.