Young, Spack come within win of PIAA medals
HERSHEY — The seasons of Punxsy senior Kody Young and Seth Spack came to an end Friday in Hershey at the PIAA Class AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament.
Both wrestlers fell in the consolation second round. Both were one victory away from earning a medal.
Young (33-4), the school record holder with 143 career victories, saw his career come to an end with a 6-3 loss to Penn Manor senior Bobby Rehm (47-2).
Young finished his career with the second-most falls in District IX history. His 92 pins were two shy of Clarion's Kyle Cathcart, who set the mark from 1999-2002.
Just like two years ago, his other trip to states, Young finished with a 1-2 record. Had he beaten Rehm, the Punxsy senior would have clinched at least an eighth-place medal.
Spack, a junior, who advanced to states for a second consecutive season, followed Thursday's win with a pair of losses Friday.
Spack (31-8) dropped to the consolation second round with a 4-2 loss to Bethel Park's Dylan Mogan (34-6) in the championship quarterfinals Friday. The 135-pounder's season then ended when he was pinned by Stroudsburg's Eric Howey (35-13) in 2:12.
Spack entered states as a regional champion after finishing as the regional runner-up at 112 pounds in 2010. Last year, he went 0-2 at states.
In other District IX Class AAA action, Bradford senior Mark Havers and DuBois junior Geno Morelli will meet in the championship semifinals at 152 pounds today. The winner will advance to the state championship match.
Havers is a four-time district and regional champion.