SHARON, Pa, – For second consecutive season, Reynolds is the District 10 Class 2A team wrestling champion.
The Raiders topped Fort LeBoeuf in the finals for the second year in a row, 33-27 to claim the title.
After having their streak of nine consecutive D9 title snapped in 2022, the Raiders have now started a new streak with two in a row.
In the finals, Reynolds jumped out to a 27-0 lead en route to the win.
The match began at 107 pounds, where Reynolds’ Hudson Wolbert earned a 5-0 decision over Gage Bell.
Angelo Lomonte got a late takedown at 114 pounds to earn a 4-3 decision and have the Raiders up 6-0 early.
That was followed by back-to-back six-point bouts for the Raiders. Waylton Waite pinned Nikolay Bardwell at 121 pounds, while standout Louie Gill received a forfeit at 127 to make it 18-0.
Fort LeBoeuf looked as if it might get on the board at 133, but Logan Stewart had to take an injury default after leading Jake Bennett 5-3 in the third period.
It was 27-0 after Greyden Gustas topped Brody Myers, 8-3.
The Bison started to claw their way back at 145, when Jackson Bowers got a second period pin of Kevyn Malgieri.
JoJo Przybycien made it back-to-back falls for LeBoeuf with a pin of Emery Johnson
The Raiders got another injury default at 160 when Vito Gentile beat Aiden Struchen. The lead for Gentile at the time of the injury default was 11-2 to make it 33-12.
That turned out to be all Reynolds needed.
At 172 pounds, LeBoeuf’s Ryan Welka picked up a 6-4 decision over Louie DeJulia to make it 33-15, and Connor McChesney earned an 18-5 major decision over Colton Tupper at 189.
In the final two bouts of the match, LeBoeuf’s Jack Sangl beat Reynolds’ Kolon Wilkerson via major decision, 8-0 at 215, and at 285 John Duran also won 8-0 over the Raiders’ Casey Resek.
The day began with four quarterfinal matches, with Reynolds beating Sharpsville 54-15, LeBoeuf beating Titusville 45-21, General McLane edging Greenville 32-31 and Corry beating Grove City 46-16.
In the semifinals. LeBoeuf topped Corry, 33-24, while Reynolds beat McLane, 39-22.
LeBoeuf, the 2023 PIAA runner-up, will host Quaker Valley in a preliminary round match on Monday, with the winner to take on District 4 champion Warrior Run in the first round in Hershey on Thursday.
Reynolds, meanwhile, will face Faith Christian in the first round on Thursday. Faith Christian beat Reynolds 55-10 on its way to the state title a year ago.