Trib HSSN wrestler of the week: Luca Augustine, Waynesburg
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 4:40 PM
In his team’s run to the state championship, the Raiders’ 160-pounder went 4-0 and picked up two pins, a technical fall and a 2-1 second tiebreaker win in the state championship match against Nazareth Area.
All season long, Augustine has been a staple for Waynesburg. He’s produced an overall record of 34-7 and this past weekend, he showed why. He won his first two matches via pin. First, he pinned Central Dauphin’s Ethan Pae in 2 minutes, 44 seconds. Then, he pinned Cathedral Prep’s Owen Shetler in 2:52.
In Waynesburg’s semifinal match, Augustine picked up a 24-8 technical fall victory over Bethlehem Catholic’s Luke Thomas in 4:15. In the state final, Augustine took advantage of a sixth-period escape to earned a 2-1 second tiebreaker victory over Nazareth Area’s Conner Herceg. Augustine was one of six Raiders to pick up points in their final match of the state tournament.
Wyatt Henson, Waynesburg: Just like Augustine, Henson has been a key cog in the Waynesburg machine this year. At the state tournament, Henson went 4-0, won two of his matches by major decision and one by forfeit, and he earned a 23-8 technical fall over Nicholas Foster in the state championship.
Chanz Shearer, Seneca Valley: The 138-pounder from Seneca Valley was a tough out at the PIAA Class AAA team tournament this weekend. He went 5-0, picked up two pins, two decisions and a major decision.
Ian Oswalt, Burrell: The Bucs 132-pounder continued his stellar junior season by going 5-0 at the PIAA Class AA team tournament. He picked up two pins, two decisions and a major decision.
Cole Spencer, Pine Richland: Spencer went 4-0 at the Williams Jenkins Memorial Duals at Penn State-Fayette this past weekend. He picked up three pins, two of which came in under a minute, and he also earned a forfeit victory.
Greg Macafee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Greg by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .
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