How's this for a nice way to start your wrestling season?
Chambersburg senior Aaron Rump scored a technical fall in his first match of the day in the Warwick Duals Tournament. By itself, it was just another dominating win for Rump, a four-year starter.
But it was also the 100th victory of Rump's fine career. He became the ninth Chambersburg wrestler to reach that mark and the 24th among all county public school wrestlers.
Rump, who is now 102-25 for his career, went 3-0 to help the Trojans earn the tournament title.
"Since I had a chance to do it in the first match of the year, it gave me something to look forward to while I was training," Rump said. "It was a good way to start the season."
Rump racked up a 16-0 tech fall over Sasha Reiger, took a forfeit win against Mount Union, then finished with a pin in 28 seconds in the championship match vs. Mifflin County.
"It's a goal I've had," Rump said. "I wanted to get past 100 and get on the big board at Chambersburg (a sign on the practice room wall). Now I want to climb up and pass as many above me as I can."
Rump's older brother David had 113 wins and Tanner Shoap is at the top of the list with 150.
The Trojans (3-0) romped to wins over Strath Haven (63-17) and Mount Union (60-10), then defeated Mifflin County 45-30.
In addition to Rump, Seth Runshaw (120), Spencer Runshaw (126), Drake Brenize (152), Luke Nichter (160), Drew Peck (182-195) and Phillipe Lozius (285) all turned in 3-0 records.
Chambersburg coach Matt Mentzer said, "Phillipe had a great day at 285. The Strath Haven kid weighed about 280 and he won 11-5, and the Mount Union kid is a freshman, but was on the schoolboy national team, and Phillipe won 11-4.
"Overall, even with JV and exhibition matches, we only lost 10 bouts all day and won about 40. So it was a really strong effort by the kids."