There was an error made in the earlier version of this article, that suggested both AA & AAA take the same path to States. It has now been updated to be correct.
On Saturday, Lebanon County wrestlers took to the mats for their chance to earn a spot at either the District 3 Championships (AA) or the Regional Championships (AAA), which will both take place next weekend.
When all the matches had been completed, TWENTY-FIVE Lebanon County wrestlers earned their spots in the next round in their quest for a State medal.
THREE Lebanon County Wrestlers made it to the top of the podium, claiming gold. The wrestlers winning Section championships were Northern Lebanon’s Aaron Seidel, Lebanon’s Griffin Gonzalez, and ELCO’s Steven Rosado. Griffin Gonzalez was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the AAA Section 1 Tournament.
Annville-Cleona and Northern Lebanon were placed in Section 2, competing against sixteen other schools at Central Dauphin East.
At this level, the top six in each weight class qualified for Districts, with the top eight earning a spot on the podium. District qualifiers are colored blue.
3rd – Northern Lebanon
5th – Annville-Cleona
Other teams competing within Section 2 were: Berks Catholic, Bishop McDevitt, Hamburg, Tulpehocken, Camp Hill, Conrad Weiser, Columbia, Wyomissing, Brandywine Heights, Schuylkill Valley, Middletown, Oley Valley, Kutztown, Lancaster Catholic, Steelton-Highspire, Pequea Valley
3rd Phoenix Music (160#)
4th Cael Harter (133#)
4th Jahmar Gonzalez-Allie (152#)
4th Oliver Carey (145#)
5th Oliver Funck (107#)
6th Landon Hostetter (139#)
8th Joshua Lindsay (285#)
1st Aaron Seidel (107#)
2nd Sam Wolford (114#)
2nd Julian Zaragoza (121#)
2nd Clayton Erb (189#)
3rd Owen Lehman (127#)
3rd Conor Leonard (152#)
4th Eli Ostermayer (172#)
6th Hayden Adams (285#)
Aaron Seidel Sectional Champion pic.twitter.com/NvcKOFj00f
— NL Wrestling (@NL_Wrestling_) February 19, 2023
Up next for the qualifying AA wrestlers is the District 3 Championship, which will take place on February 25 at Central Dauphin East HS.
This tournament took place at Governor Mifflin High School and featured three of our Lebanon County teams: Cedar Crest, ELCO, and Lebanon. Overall, there were fifteen teams that competed within Section 1.
In this tournament, the top four in each weight class qualified for Regionals. The top six in each weight class were awarded a spot on the podium. Regional qualifiers are colored blue.
6th – ELCO
12th – Lebanon
14th – Cedar Crest
Other teams competing within Section 1 were: Wilson, Cocalico, Daniel Boone, Conestoga Valley, Exeter, Governor Mifflin, Muhlenberg, Ephrata, Twin Valley, Octorara, Reading
6th Trent Good (121#)
1st Steven Rosado (127#)
2nd Ashton Kriss (107#)
3rd Zane Trostle (121#)
3rd Landen Brubaker (139#)
3rd Kyle Miller (215#)
5th Elias Krow (152#)
6th Isaiah Angley (172#)
1st Griffin Gonzalez (152#)
Palmyra was the lone Lebanon County team in the Section 2 tournament that was hosted by Hempfield. The Cougars were one of fifteen teams to hit the mats in Landisville.
As with the Section 1 tournament, the top four in each weight class qualified for Regionals. The top six in each weight class were awarded a spot on the podium. Regional qualifiers are colored blue.
5th – Palmyra
Other teams competing within Section 2 were: Central Dauphin, Manheim Central, Hempfield, McCaskey, Manheim Township, Elizabethtown, Donegal, Warwick, Solanco, Hershey, Penn Manor, Lampeter Strasburg, Milton Hershey, Susquehanna Township
2nd Tyler Detwiler (107#)
4th Joshua Smith (114#)
4th Mason Bucks (152#)
5th Xavier Hoffer (127#)
5th Aaron Andrew (139#)
5th Kadin Jones (189#)
6th Nathaniel Foltz (121#)
Up next for the qualifying AAA wrestlers is the South Central PA Regional Championships which will take place on February 24-25 at Spring Grove High School.
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