Wrestling rewind: Rohrbaugh lives up to top billing
Entering the King of the Mountain as the top seed at 113 pounds, Spring Grove’s Dalton Rohrbaugh verified his ranking with a championship.
The Rockets junior picked up four wins in the field of 24 capped, with a 4-2 win over Boyertown’s Matt Wilde.
Rohrbaugh received a first round bye as the top seed before he knocked off Erie McDowell’s Hayden Butterfield with a fall in 47 seconds.
He punched his ticket to the semifinals with a 2-0 win over No. 8-seed Killian Delaney from West Chester Henderson.
Stepping onto the mat opposite Rohrbaugh in the semifinal was Fort LeBoeuf’s No. 4 seed Isaac Crowell. Rohrbaugh easily dispatched his foe, winning by tech fall in 5:59 (17-2).
Also winning a championship over the weekend was Central York 285-pounder Michael Wolfgram.
Wolfgram ran his record to 7-0 with seven falls as he dominated the field at the Penn Manor tournament winning his second straight individual title to start the season.
The sophomore won a championship last weekend at the Brandywine Heights Bullet Invitational with three falls and continued his dominance this week.
Wolfgram opened with a fall in 1:37 over Manheim Central’s Tyler Dougherty before adding a fall in 2:47 against Pequea Valley’s Joey Coblentz.
In the semifinals, Wolfgram continued his dominance with a fall in 4:15 over Governor Mifflin’s Jordan Espinosa before capping off his impressive run with a fall in 1:47 over Cocalico’s Brady Maxell.
South Western’s Tom Aumen picked up a pair of victories at 220 pounds to reach the semifinals of the prestigious King of the Mountain tournament. After a loss to the top seed in the semifinals and then a loss in the consolation semifinals, Aumen rebounded for a fifth-place finish.
Aumen’s teammate Chase Mowery finished seventh at 126 pounds.
Also at the King of the Mountain, Spring Grove took home two medals in addition to Rohrbaugh’s championship. Anthony Hinson and Nate Young took home seventh-place finishes at 152 and 220 pounds, respectively.
Northern York junior Paul Feite picked up where he left off last year, as he took second place at King of the Mountain, losing 9-3 in the final to defending PIAA champ Zack Trampe of Council Rock South.
At the Penn Manor tournament, Central York’s Logan Paluch made an impressive run to the championship round, knocking off Governor Mifflin’s Alex Centeno by fall and Penn Manor’s Jordon Harsh, 6-1, in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively at 120 pounds. Paluch’s run ended at the hands of Liberty’s Luke Werner, who pinned the sophomore in 18 seconds in the final.