Claar finishes fourth at Ultimate Warrior


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Nate Claar placed fourth in a tough weight class last weekend at the Ultimate Warrior Tournament.

Nate Claar: Ultimate Warrior Consolation Semifinals Overtime

Christina Kowalski, Sports/Social Media Editor

Senior Nate Claar placed fourth in the Ultimate Warrior Wrestling Tournament at West Branch High School this past Friday and Saturday. There were 21 teams who competed in the tournament with 226 wrestlers from six PIAA districts.

I definitely know I need to work on certain things.

— Nate Claar

“It was a very tough tournament. Teams traveled in from Easton to Pittsburgh. This is the first year for this tournament, and they put together a very strong field of teams,” said B-A coach Ron Wilson.

Nate Claar was the number two seed in the 160-pound weight class. He was the only place-winner for the Blue Devils, which finished 18th.

Nate won his first two matches 18-3 and 3-1 before going on to wrestle Kevin Holman from Ambridge, who won the tournament.

After Nate’s 7-2 loss to Holman he was moved to the consolation bracket where he won 3-0 against Dean Ward of Freedom in overtime. Nate then went on to wrestle number one seed Drake Pew from Dallastown in the match for third and fourth place.  Nate lost his match 7-2 against Pew, which put him in fourth place.

“Nate was in a very good weight class and lost two tight matches. He continues to wrestle very well as he prepares for the post season tournaments,” added Coach Wilson.

Claar, who improved his record to 21-5, said the tournament was a good test of where he is at this point in the season.

“I wasn’t happy with how I wrestled, but I did some really good things,” Claar said. “I definitely know I need to work on certain things.”