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2 Raider wrestlers advance

Martin, Berstler will compete at regionals

Posted 2/28/17

Two Middletown wrestlers moved on to the regional championships with strong showings at the Giant Center on Feb. 24-25.

The Blue Raiders had six wrestlers competing in the District 3 AA …

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2 Raider wrestlers advance

Martin, Berstler will compete at regionals

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Two Middletown wrestlers moved on to the regional championships with strong showings at the Giant Center on Feb. 24-25.

The Blue Raiders had six wrestlers competing in the District 3 AA Championship tournament: juniors Devin Martin and Tariq Potter, sophomores Ryan Berstler and Nathan Brady, and freshmen Luke Fegley and Joey Spear.

Martin had a 16-1 technical fall over Fairfield’s Aaron Shriner and a 15-0 technical fall over Camp Hill’s Gus LaTorre.

He also scored an impressive 6-4 decision over Brandywine’s Trevor Gimbor.

He wrestled his way into the finals, and a rematch against Northern Lebanon’s Zach Kelly. In the end, Martin dropped a 3-1 decision, but not before securing a second-place finish in the District 3 AA tournament and earning a ticket to the Southeast Regional Championship, the final step en route to the PIAA state championships. Berstler also put up a solid fifth place performance and earned his ticket to the Southeast Regional Championships.

He opened up with a first period pin over Brandywine’s Zane Deeter. In the quarterfinals, Berstler fell to two-time district champ Chase Shields of Bishop McDevitt.

Berstler showed determination in the wrestle-backs, defeating James Buchanan’s Derek Pine 9-2 and Northern Lebanon’s Brandon Breidegan 6-0. After dropping a tough 2-1 decision to Newport’s Dorian Gonzalez, Berstler went on to win a hard-fought 2-0 decision over Anthony Gust for fifth place.

The Southeast Region AA Championships are at Wilson High School in Reading on March 3-4.

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