Three wrestlers bring home hardware from Burgettstown

Team looks to make the playoffs with one more section win


Parker Loera

The team poses with their hardware after the Burgettstown Tournament.

Parker Loera, Managing Editor

Three wrestlers found themselves with hardware by the end of the Tri-State Scuffle this past weekend.

Senior Riley O’Mara (182 pounds) went 4-1 and Tyler Thimons (195 pounds) went 5-1, both taking third place. Senior Parker Loera (138 pounds) went 5-2 and took home fourth place.

“In a tournament with mixed competition for the whole team, it was amazing to see such improvement from everyone on the team. Whether it was a win or a loss, all of us managed to fight and wrestle until the end,” O’Mara said.

“[There was] significant improvement from Aidan Puskas (145 pounds), along with Tyler Thimons with a high placing of third. Parker Loera also exercised his talent and achieved fourth because of it. No matter who placed or lost, everyone gave it their all. And that’s all that matters in this sport.”

The team took 11th place out of 32 teams with 93.5 points.

“Good time,” Thimons said.

The Hawks are in a win-and-in situation to make the playoffs.

“We shall prevail. Ringgold cannot keep us from getting into the postseason. We have worked way too hard this season to not make it, “assistant coach Mark Eckley said.

The match is set against Ringgold this Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nest.