Hawks wrestling has eyes on Senior Night


Shawn O'Mara

The Hawks will recognize their eight seniors–Parker Loera, Luke Montgomery, Riley O’Mara, Jacob Logan, Nate Currie, Anmar Alsaadi, Brandon Hartman and Ty Thimons– on Senior Night on Feb. 12.

Parker Loera, Managing Editor

After a 47-24 win over West Greene last Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Hawks wrestling squad looks to Senior Night this Wednesday as the Butler Golden Tornadoes come to the nest for one last dual this season.

BPHS will be honoring eight seniors Wednesday night: Riley O’Mara, Luke Montgomery, Parker Loera, Brandon Hartman, Jacob Logan, Nathan Currie, Tyler Thimons, and Anmar Al Saadi.

Riley O’Mara has been a huge asset to the varsity wrestling team for three years now. He has wrestled for a total of seven years.

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Riley O’Mara looks for the fall against USC on Dec. 11.

“Luckily we had such a good season and that no one really got hurt. I’m happy we had all the memories,” the senior said.

He will study criminal justice and wrestle at Seton Hill University.

Parker Loera has wrestled for 13 years, with three of them coming on the varsity team. His favorite memories from high school wrestling were spending time with his teammates, making playoffs, and when he beat Ellis Popiolkowski of Shaler his sophomore year at the Allegheny County tournament.

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Parker Loera breaks his opponent down during the Hawks’ match vs. USC on Dec. 11.

Luke Montgomery will be a four-year letter winner for the varsity team. He has wrestled for 12 years. His favorite memory is when he was at Virginia Beach for a dual tournament. A friend of his and former teammate Hunter Kernan wrestled and took down an older man after he was challenged on the beach. He will study business and wrestle at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I am excited for my last match in front of the home crowd, ” said Montgomery.

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Luke Montgomery toys with his Ringgold opponent on Jan. 15.

Ty Thimons came out of retirement this year to get a fourth year under his belt. His favorite memory is “just being around the teammates and coaches.”

“Even though it is the last match, the season is not over yet. We still have more to prove with individuals,” Thimons said.

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Ty Thimons shakes hands with his Ringgold opponents on Jan. 15.

With Thimons also playing football, he will study business and play football at an undecided college.

Brandon Hartman has been wrestling for about 10 years or so now. His favorite memory is making the playoffs this year as a team. He is pursuing a career in being a diesel mechanic.

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Brandon Hartman has his Ringgold opponent in an uncomfortable position during their match on Jan. 15.

Anmar Al Saadi is in his first year of wrestling. His favorite memory is the bus rides with the team.

“It’s a great way to get the team and families together, I think the season was great and fun,” Al Saadi said about senior night and the season.

He plans on starting businesses when he is older.

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Anmar Al Saadi looks up to ref for confirmation as he inches closer to pinning his USC opponent on Dec. 11.

Senior Jacob Logan has been wrestling for three years now. His favorite memories are winning tough matches with his team and always being around the whole team because he has made lifelong friends.

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn, but always have fun,” Logan said.

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Jacob Logan claps for his team as the Hawks take on USC on Dec. 11.

Logan will attend California University of Pennsylvania for two years and two years at Life University to be a chiropractor.

Nathan Currie came out for wrestling squad for the first time this year to help the team punch their ticket to the playoffs. His favorite memories were getting his first pin against Peters Township and making the playoffs with his team. Currie will study to be a pilot at Kent State University.

“It is going to be sad. Even though it is only my first year, I have made really special bonds and I am going to miss it a lot,” Currie said.

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Nate Currie overpowers his USC opponent in their match on Jan. 15.

The Hawks take on Butler at 7 p.m. at the nest. Senior recognition starts at 6:45. Spread the word and come support our seniors.