Wrestlers Place at Tournaments


Wrestlers Earn Placement in National-Level Tournament

Two Pine-Richland wrestlers earned a spot on the podium at a national level tournament. Junior Hunter Baxter (120 pounds) took sixth place and junior Garrett Burnham (125 pounds) took eight place at the Powerade Wrestling Tournament. The tournament attracts the best of the best from across the US. This year, 49 teams from 10 different states participated. Participants say the tournament has a reputation for being extremely tough in regards to competition and was votes the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the state of Pennsylvania and the second best high school wrestling tournament in the USA
. Visit http://poweradewrestling.com for more details. The Pine-Richland wrestlers worked very hard with the two boys placing. A couple of other wrestlers were close to making it on to the podium at this difficult competition, which was held ad Canon-McMillan High School on Dec. 29-30, 2016.

PR Varsity Wrestling Team Takes Third Place Win & Individual Award
The Pine-Richland Varsity Wrestling Team participated in the Allegheny County Wrestling Championship Tournament at Fox Chapel Area High School January 20-23, 2016.Every team in Allegheny County is invited and this year nearly 40 teams participated. The PR Team had 12 competitors down by two forfeited weight classes. The team still brought home a third place win. Individual placers included:

Alex Salas - 2nd place - 113 pounds
Hunter Baxter - 1st place - 120 pounds
Garrett Burnham - 1st place - 126 pounds
David Kelly - 2nd place - 152 pounds
Nick Geyer - 6th place - 160 pounds
Brendan Scheller - 8th place - 220 pounds