Wrestling season ends in win at states


Photo courtesy of Cameron Kyle

Ninth grade student Trevor Manley placed at the state tournament this year.

Abbie Starr, Reporter

After a 32-1 record, ninth grader Trevor Manley won first at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship in Johnstown on Feb. 3 and 4.

Manley has been working at this victory of a state title for seven years.

“I think just wrestling with the coaches and going to extra practices with the high schools helped to get me to this point,” Manley said.

Manley enjoys competing because it helps him try new things.

“I really enjoy competing with teammates that I’m close with, and I think it helps encourage me to do better and work harder,” Manley said.

Not only did Manley place, but ninth grader Raymond Boose placed ninth out of 42.

Coach Cameron Kyle contributed for the first time as a coach this year.

“I have never been on the floor at a state tournament. I’m honored to have been able to take place in such an event for the first time,” Kyle said.

Kyle thought the season was an overall success.

“Our dual meet record was 11-4. In tournaments, we received two second place finishes, one third place finish and one fourth. We had six regional qualifiers and three state qualifiers. I was proud to coach such a dedicated group of student athletes,” Kyle said.

Kyle also thought that one of the best improvements from last year were the additions to the team.

“I will continue to recruit students to join the team and challenge themselves to compete for varsity sports,” Kyle said.