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Blair Wrestling Makes Noise at National Tournaments
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This past weekend, Blair wrestlers traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, and competed in national wrestling events, resulting in top-place finishes and dominant performances by the Buccaneers.

Several members of the girls’ wrestling team competed in the 2024 National High School Showcase. In an impressive showing, Victoria Carbonaro ’27 (125 lbs.), Corynne McNulty ’27 (140 lbs.) and Sarah Henckel ’26 (155 lbs.) placed third in their brackets, and Morgan Edwards ’24 (135 lbs.) placed fifth against tough competition.

Billy Dekraker ’25 and Will Henckel ’25 traveled to Vegas as well to represent the boys’ team. Both wrestlers placed third at the 2024 U.S. Open in the U20 division. After such a performance, they are looking forward to competing in the U20 World Team Trials later this summer.

“The wrestlers this weekend battled really hard against some top high school and college competition,” said Ross Gitomer ’05, Blair’s head wrestling coach. “In the placing round, it was special to go perfect in both groups. All the credit goes to the work our wrestlers put in on the mat.”

Earlier this spring, the dedication of Blair wrestlers to their sport has been seen in competitions across the country.. Victoria won the U15 Pan-Am Trials in Spokane, Washington, earlier in April and will represent the United States at the Pan-Am Games. Logan Rozynski ’24, along with Morgan, competed in and won the 2024 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. Will, Sarah, Eric Bocanegra ’27Barry Norman ’26Cael Mielnik ’27 and Peter Snyder ’26 all competed in the 2024 Journeyman World Classic and had strong showings. Will led the way, going undefeated at 4-0.

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