Xander Shank and Aiden Taylor each qualified for the District 6 2A wrestling tournament hosted at Altoona High school last week, though neither wrestler was able to make it through to the PIAA tournament.
Taylor was B-A’s top finisher, ending his season with a fourth-place finish in the 160-pound weight class. He finished the season 14-2 and ended his career with a mark of 61-22.
Ty Noonan advanced to Districts but was unable to perform due to injury.
Shank lost in the 145-pound quarterfinals at Districts and finished his season 8-7. In a two-year varsity career Shank went 10-13.
Here is a breakdown of last week’s District and Sectional results for B-A wrestlers.
District 6 Championship Quarterfinals
145 – Luke Hughes (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Xander Shank, 6-2
160 – Aiden Taylor dec. Cole Stuchal (Blairsville), 7-0
160 – Hunter Weitoish (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Aiden Taylor, 7-0
Consolation Round 1
145 – Nathan Little (Penn Cambria) maj. dec. Xander Shank, 15-1
160 – Aiden Taylor dec. Tommy Cohenour (Southern Huntingdon), 5-4
160 – Andrew McMonagle (Central) dec. Aiden Taylor, 7-0
The Blue Devil wrestling team had 8 wrestlers in sectionals at Huntingdon Area High School, and the top two wrestlers made it to Districts.
Tyler McCaulsky- fourth place
Nick Kost- did not place
Xander shank- second place
Aiden Taylor- first place
Ty Noonan- first place
Ethan Norris- did not place
Aarron Laird- Fourth place
Nate Jennings- third place
Ty Noonan, Xander Shank and Aiden Taylor and moved onto districts Saturday.
Ty Noonan beat K. Barnett for first place.
Aiden Taylor beat K. Entriken to go to the first place bout and beat T. Cohenour for first place.
Xander shank beat E. Harper and D. Brenneman to make it to the first place bout but got beat by R. Woods for second place.