The Bears were one of 32 teams that descended onto Central Mountain HS this past weekend for the annual King of the Mountain tournament. When the dust settled, four Bears earned a top 8 finish and the team finished in 17th place with 78 points.
Senior Jacob Miller (195) led the way by going 3-1 to place second. Miller got to the finals with a pin and two decisions before medically forfeiting the finals match. Junior Evan Mortimer (160) placed fourth, going 3-2. Sophomore Julien Maldonado (106) took 6th after earning a spot in the semifinals and went 3-3 for the tournament. Senior Brett Breidor (152) placed eighth with a record of 4-3.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Methacton for their first PAC league dual of the season. The match is set to start at 7 PM. Then after the holiday break, the team heads to the Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament on December 28th and 29th (Friday and Saturday).
Bears open season with 3rd at Bear Duals
The 2018-19 scholastic wrestling season officially got underway this past weekend and for the 15th season in a row, the Bears opened at home with the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals. The Bears went 4-1 on the day and placed 3rd in the 10 team field.
In the pool rounds, the Bears went 3-1 with their lone loss to eventual tournament champion Bethlehem Liberty out of District 11. They started the day with a 61-12 win over Interboro and followed up with a 55-20 victory over Harry S. Truman. After falling to Liberty 43-23 (the 23 points was the most Liberty gave up all day), the team rebounded with a 56-15 win over Governor Mifflin to setup a 3rd place match with Garnet Valley. The Bears beat GV 39-33 to take third.
Six Boyertown wrestlers finished the day with perfect 5-0 records: seniors Brett Breidor, Jacob Miller, and Jacob Sonder, junior Evan Mortimer, sophomore Julien Maldonado, and freshmen Chance Babb. Going 4-1 on the day was freshman Kade Davidheiser while freshman Alan Alexander and sophomore Jimmy Sinclair each were 3-1 on the day.
Hall of Fame balloting open until December 26th
Every two years, the Boyertown Wrestling Hall of Fame inducts new members. The last inductions were in 2017 (when Jeremy Minich and Alex Pellicciotti were inducted). That means it's now time for the next ballot and voting!
To be eligible for nomination a wrestler must be out of the program at least five years. The ballot will contain a maximum of ten nominees with at least one representative from each fifteen year period in Boyertown wrestling history. People outside of wrestling that made a major contribution to the program will be recommended by the committee.
Boyertown wrestling alumni, past and present coaches, and BAWA members are allowed to vote. Each person may vote for a maximum of three nominees with the top two being inducted. Any other nominee receiving fifty percent or more of the votes will qualify for induction.
Click the link below for the Class of 2019 ballot. All votes are due to John Cooley (via email or mail to 426 Windy Hill Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525) by December 26th, 2018. Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 prior to the high school match with Owen J. Roberts.
Youth club registration is now open!
The Boyertown Youth Wrestling Club registration for the 2018-19 season is now open. Click the link below or select Youth in the above menu to the get the Youth Club section of the site for all the details.
The club is open for anyone in the Boyertown Area School District from pre-K up through 8th grade.
Regular registration runs until October 12th and late registration runs from October 13th to November 28th.