PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships – Day Two
Derry’s Jimmy Gulibon is on the brink of becoming only the tenth athlete in 75 years of Pennsylvania wrestling history to win four individual state titles. The Trojans’ senior advanced to Saturday afternoon’s 126-pound final with quarterfinal and semifinal victories over Hanover’s Ian Brown, 8-1, and Ridgway’s Corey Bush, 14-4, on Friday at the GIANT Center in Hershey.
It has been sixteen years since another WPIAL wrestler, McGuffey’s Jeremy Hunter, last won his fourth state crown in 1996. The eight other wrestlers to accomplish this feat are Jim Conklin, Waynesburg (1943); Jerry Maurey, Clearfield (1950); Mike Johnson, Lock Haven (1961); Matt Gerhard, Catasauqua (1984); Ty Moore, North Allegheny (1990); John Hughes, Benton (1991); Cary Kolat, Jefferson Morgan (1992); and Bob Crawford, Milton (1993). The PIAA individual wrestling championships were first contested in 1938.