After a shortened 2020-21 wrestling season due to COVID, everyone is hopeful for a "normal" season in 2021-22. The season is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, December 11th at home for the high school team with the Brian Bealer Memorial Bear Duals. This year's field of 10 teams features two newcomers as District 11 and PIAA powerhouse Easton joins along with Sun Valley from District 1.
The rest of the high school schedule features trips to the King of the Mountain tournament, Governor Mifflin Holiday tournament, Parkland Duals, and Escape the Rock along with the slate of PAC duals, the PAC individual tournament, and some non-league action as well. The full schedule should be finalized soon.
At the middle schools, the season begins for both East and West at the Hamburg Tournament on Saturday, December 18th. Both teams will also travel to the Saucon Valley Duals (early January) and Wilson Tournament (mid-February). The East-West matchup this season takes place on Friday, January 21st at West.
The youth club is also up and running this season for kids in grades 1 to 6 along with middle school wrestlers in 7th and 8th grades. You can get all the details by visiting the youth club section of the website.
Gift cards from Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory
BAWA is selling reloadable gift cards from Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory (833 E. Philadelphia Avenue). These cards start at $10 but you can add money to them anytime at Boyertown Ice Cream & Water Ice Factory. Each time they are reloaded, BAWA will receive 20% of the amount added! See all the details on this great fundraiser at the link below.
Babb places 8th in the state at 138
Junior Chance Babb earned his first PIAA state medal last weekend by placing 3rd at 138 pounds in the East AAA Super Regional. On Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey, he placed 8th in AAA at 138 pounds to bring home that first state medal.
Babb started off his second trip to Hershey by facing the runner-up at his weight class, Cole Homet of Waynesburg Central. Homet won the match 6-0 to send Babb to the consolations where he ran into District 1 rival Kyle Hauserman of Council Rock North, after he was upset in the quarters. Hauserman took the match 5-0. Babb would then fall 1-0 to Andrew Harmon of Bethlehem Catholic to take 8th place. He finished his junior campaign at 14-6, with a career mark of 65-38 heading into next season.