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D10 Finds Gill Eligible for Regular Season, Ineligible for Postseason after Transferring from Hickory to Reynolds

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Louie Gill, a junior who transferred from Hickory to Reynolds a month ago, has been declared eligible for the regular season but ineligible for the postseason after a hearing by the District 10 Committee Thursday, according to Bob Greenburg of Sports Radio 96.7 FM.

The ruling would be in line with PIAA transfer rules that allow an athlete to transfer after their 10th-grade year and be eligible for all regular-season contests but ineligible for post-season contests. The hearing was held after Hickory didn’t sign off on the transfer thus putting even the regular-season eligibility in question.

Greenburg reported that the Gill family was happy that Louie Gill, who won a PIAA title at 106 pounds as a freshman and finished second as a sophomore, would get to wrestle during the 2022-23 season but are going to take a few days to decide whether or not to appeal the postseason ineligibility to the PIAA.


During the hearing, Louie Gill, who committed to North Carolina State in recent days, didn’t have any reason to transfer for wrestling reasons, according to Greenburg.

Meanwhile neither Reynolds principal Scott Shearer nor athletics director Steve Wayleff believed after meeting with the Gill family that the transfer was for athletic purposes, according to Greenburg.

Shearer went as far saying that the transfer was, at least in part, for smaller class sizes for Gill.

Gill is 72-7 in two seasons with a D10 runner-up finish and PIAA title in 2A as a freshman when he went 30-5 and then won the D10 2A title and finished second at the PIAA level as a sophomore when he went 42-2. Gill has 28 career falls.

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