Butler Area GT Wrestling

Scott Stoner, Head Coach

551 Fairground Hill Road, Butler, PA  16001

This past Saturday the Golden Tornado Wrestling Team traveled to Clearfield High School for the twelve team Clearfield Duals.  Butler won their pool by going 4 wins and 0 losses. Butler defeated District 10 Greenville 41-24, Port Allegany 54-15, and Curwensville 75-6 which set up a semi-final with General McClane.  General McClane entered the tournament ranked #25 in the state.  Butler easily disposed of the Lancers 44-21 which sent Butler to the final against District 9 Champion Clearfield.  Clearfield won the tournament the past two seasons.  The Bison matmen looked poised to add their third title in as many years by jumping out to a commanding 21-6 lead over the Golden Tornado through the first 6 weight classes.  Butler came roaring back and picked up wins in seven of the final eight weight classes.  Dillon Weston started the scoring by claiming a decision victory.  Eric Tuck, Dakoda Collins, Matt Pribis, Cole Baxter and Robert Punchur followed with wins of their own, before Butler was pinned at 215 pounds. 


With Butler leading 30-27 the Tornado sent out first year heavyweight Adam Steiner.   Steiner needed to not give up the fall to finish the comeback and earn the team title for Butler.  Steiner did better than that by recording a 3-0 decision victory.  Butler’s dual meet record is now 22 wins and 2 losses on the season. 


The Golden Tornado will host the WPIAL Section 3 Team Dual Championships this Wednesday at Butler Senior High Gym.  At 6:00 p.m. Butler will wrestle Hopewell on Mat 1, while North Allegheny will wrestle Hampton on mat 2.  At eight o’clock the winners of that first round will meet for the section

                                                                                      title while the losing teams will wrestle for the third             

                                                                                      place position. 


Go Golden Tornado Wrestling!


  Senior Cody Hartman returned to the line-up in          Senior Robert Punchur with a takedown at 189 lbs.

  limited action and went 3 and 1.                       



 Senior Cole Baxter went 5-0 with a dominating            Sophomore Blake Caudill went 4 and 1 on the

 18-0 decision over a Clearfield opponent above.          day at 112 pounds



   Sophomore Zach Reges joined Baxter with a perfect 5-0 record including three pins and a     

   technical fall!