Butler Area GT Wrestling

Scott Stoner, Head Coach

551 Fairground Hill Road, Butler, PA  16001

Last night the Golden Tornado Wrestling Team hosted section competition with the Mars Planets.  The Golden Tornado picked up wins in 4 of 4 JV matches to start the evening.  In the varsity match Butler dominated 13 of 14 matches to pick up a 70-6 victory and welcome the Mars Planets to Section 3 AAA.  The win moved Butler to 2-0 on the season and 2-0 in Section 3.   Recording wins by fall for the Golden Tornado were Cody Houston (103), Korey Caudill (112), Nick Sutton (119), Zach Reges (125), Zach Collins (135) Jesse Spohn (140), Eric Tuck (145), Mike Crawford (152), Carlos Sanchez (215) and Tim Fulks (HWT).  Winning by major decision was Cole Baxter at 171, and recording regular decisions were Xavier  Bennett at 130 and Dakoda Collins at 160.  Bennett’ took three overtime decisions before being decided.


In JV Competition Butler got wins from Mason Boy, Rob Punchur, Bryant Butler, and Adam Steiner. 

Butler will be in competition over the holidays at the Wheeling Park Duals at Wesbaco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Forty teams from the tri-state area and beyond will compete on 10 mats at Wesbaco for the title of team champion.  On Tuesday December 28, Butler will wrestle Cuyahoga Falls (OH), North Marion (WV) and Plum (PA).  Butler will then be placed in a pool on Wednesday based on their win loss record from day 1.



Tonight was also “Elementary Recognition Night.”  Members of the elementary were recognized at the half way point of tonight’s dual.  Also helping to fill the seats were many Butler Wrestling alumni.  We would like to thank all those who came out tonight to support the athletes in competition.  It was a great crowd that came out tonight and filled the gym at Butler Intermediate’s Tornado Alley! 

Photos from top:  Sophomore Xavier Bennett 130 pounds, (Middle) Junior Jesse Spohn, and (Left) Carlos Sanchez