West Scranton – PIAA District Wrestling Championship
The West Scranton High School wrestling team placed second at this year’s PIAA District 2 Wrestling Championship. 11 out of the 14 members of the Invaders’ team earned medals to secure the second place win.
The top 4 will now advance to the NE Regional Tournament.
Invaders who placed in the District tournament were:
Jared Slack – Champion (weight class 138)
Anthony Giordano – Champion (weight class 285)
Yahanzy Ortiz – 3rd place (weight class 120)
Bubba Novak – 3rd place (weight class 152)
Jeremy Seymour – 3rd place (weight class 170)
Noah Worsnick – 4th place (weight class 220)
Randy Bonitz – 5th place (weight class 106)
Garrett Walsh – 5th place (weight class 126)
Gage Lewis – 6th place (weight class 113)
Bobby Walls – 6th place (weight class 182)
Carl Fisher – 6th place (weight class 195)
The Wrestling Invaders had several other highlights to this year’s season. They were named the Lackawanna League Tournament champions, and they earned a team duel meet record of 20-5. Furthermore, senior Bartley “Bubba” Novak marked 100+ career victories this season.
The West Scranton High School wrestling team is coached by Mr. Paul Fox.
Back Row (L to R): Anthony Giordano, Bubba Novak, Noah Worsnick, Carl Fisher, Jeremy Seymour, and Head Coach Paul Fox
Front Row (L to R): Randy Bonitz, Gage Lewis, Yahanzy Ortiz, Garrett Walsh, Jared Slack, and Bobby Walls