Wrestlers split matches on first day of states


Terry McCaulley Jr

Both Alex Taylor and Evan Pellegrine went 1-1 on day one at the PIAA State Championships

Landon Bungo, Staff Writer

Yesterday was the first day of the PIAA state wrestling tournament in Hershey, and both of Bellwood-Antis’ entrants advanced to the second day of competition with hopes of a medal still alive.

Alex Taylor (160) and Evan Pellegrine (285) both won and lost matches.

Evan Pellegrine gains control in his opening match at the PIAA championships. (Terry McCaulley)

Taylor won his first round match with a 16-1 technical fall, but lost in the round of 16 with a score of 3-1. He will wrestle today in the consolation round of 8 No. 1 against Tyler Wonders from West Perry.

Pellegrine also won his first round match by fall in the third period. He would then lose his round of 16 match. Evan will wrestle Emmanuel Ulrich from Mifflinburg today.

Both wrestlers need to win two matches to guarantee a state medal.

Day two of wrestling will start at 9 o’clock.