Butler Golden Tornado Wrestling

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2018
PIAA Championships
Butler Golden Tornado has nine wrestlers in action.
Christian Sequete (26-3) is the Golden Tornado's lone No. 1 seed at 182 pounds. Jack Codispot is a No. 2 seed at 145 with a 28-4 record. Freshman Steven Green, 27-9 at 132, is a No. 3 seed. Two of Christian's three losses are to the defending state champion from Albert Gallatin, Butler coach Scott Stoner said. He may run into Hampton's (Justin) Hart, a freshman who is 32-1, but if Christian wrestles his match, I'm confident he can win. I'm hopeful we can get our three freshmen through and Rob Hays (17-11 at 160), who has only been wrestling for two years. Butler freshman Clayton Dressler is 17-12 at 106 and fellow frosh Nate McMaster is 20-11 at 120. Both are seeded fourth. We're hoping to get at least six guys through, but you never know, Stoner said. I've been disappointed in this tournament before and I've been surprised before.

2017
Butler Junior High Second at Norwin Duels...


Powerade Wrestling Tournament



Butler 48 Mars 21


2015
The Butler Junior High Wrestling team opened their season at the Norwin Duals.
They started out their season by facing the defending district 7 champion team in Kiski Area. The "GT" wrestled well in the light weights but Kiski proved to be too much in defeating Butler 64-19. Next up was another tough team in McGuffey. Butler wrestled some good matches but when the dust settled McGuffey was victorious by a 72-30 ledger. Next up was Fox Chapel and the Tornado used a mix of pin and forfeits to defeat the Foxes 72-28. Next was Greensberg Central Catholic who only had 4 wrestlers make the trip. (although a couple of them were studs). Butler won the match 78-15 due mainly to forfeits. The last match of the day was against Elizabeth Forward. Again the Golden Tornado received some forfeits as well as earning 3 pins and a major decision in route to an 81-18 victory. Outstanding individuals on the day for Butler were:
Nate McDonald 130 lbs: 5-0 3 pins and a major decision
Steven Green 122 lbs: 4-1 2 pins

Clayton Dressler 100 lbs: 4-1 1 pin
Colin Hoffman 110 lbs: 4-1 1 pin
Colton Spohn 115 lbs: 3-2 1 pin
Cam Wisenstein 95 lbs: 3-2

Evan McDonald 90 lbs: 3-2
Deven Demerlee 80 lbs: 3-2
Nathan McMaster 105 lbs: 3-2
Darin Skidmore 145 lbs: 3-2
Paris Johnson 155 lbs: 3-2
Kate Quinlan 165 lbs: 3-2
Ian Thompson 250 lbs: 3-2 1 pin.
- The Varisty Team competed in the 2 day Chartiers Houston Tournament this weekend as well. With 2 starters out and 1 injured in his 2nd match the Golden Tornado were still able to finish 3rd out of 28 teams. Place winners are as follows:
1st place: Caleb Baxter 152 lbs

3rd place: Christian Sequete 170 lbs & Justin Johnson 195 lbs

6th place: Braydon Hoffman 106 lbs & Hank Finan 160 lbs

This past Wednesday night the Butler Junior High "GT" Wrestling team hosted Mars. A much improved team over the past couple years Mars built an early lead and was up 36-21 after 138lbs. The "GT" would use a decision at 145 lbs then forfeits at the final 5 weight classes to win by a final score of 54-36.

There were 4 matches decided by 2 points or less.

Cam Wisenstein was trailing 5-0 but used a 5 point roll to tie the match in the 2nd period. After a scoreless 3rd period he secured a takedown in overtime to win 7-5.

Darin Skidmore took a 2-1 lead after the first period but found himself down 4-2 after the 2nd period. He picked up a penalty point and reversal in the 3rd period to win 5-4. One of the hardest workers on our team I believe Skidmore's work ethic paid off as he had more left in the tank then his opponent in the 3rd period.

New comer Nathan McMaster was in a back and forth match at 105 lbs before hitting a reversal and pinning his opponent in the second period.

Winners for Butler were:
By fall:

105 lbs: Nathan McMaster
By Decision:
90 lbs: Cam Wisenstein 7-5 OT
145 lbs: Darin Skidmore 5-4
By forfeit:
95 lbs: Even McDonald
100 lbs: Clayton Dressler
155 lbs: Paris Johnson
165 lbs: Kate Quinlan
185 lbs: Terry Hortert
210 lbs: Caleb Hartung
250 lbs: Ian Thompson

Butler Junior High "GT" Wrestling team hosts Mars.
A much improved team over the past couple years Mars built an early lead and was up 36-21 after 138lbs. The "GT" would use a decision at 145 lbs then forfeits at the final 5 weight classes to win by a final score of 54-36.

There were 4 matches decided by 2 points or less.

Cam Wisenstein was trailing 5-0 but used a 5 point roll to tie the match in the 2nd period. After a scoreless 3rd period he secured a takedown in overtime to win 7-5.

Darin Skidmore took a 2-1 lead after the first period but found himself down 4-2 after the 2nd period. He picked up a penalty point and reversal in the 3rd period to win 5-4. One of the hardest workers on our team I believe Skidmore's work ethic paid off as he had more left in the tank then his opponent in the 3rd period.

New comer Nathan McMaster was in a back and forth match at 105 lbs before hitting a reversal and pinning his opponent in the second period.

Winners for Butler were:
By fall:

105 lbs: Nathan McMaster
By Decision:
90 lbs: Cam Wisenstein 7-5 OT
145 lbs: Darin Skidmore 5-4
By forfeit:
95 lbs: Even McDonald
100 lbs: Clayton Dressler
155 lbs: Paris Johnson
165 lbs: Kate Quinlan
185 lbs: Terry Hortert
210 lbs: Caleb Hartung
250 lbs: Ian Thompson

On 12/16 the Butler Junior High Wrestling team defeated Pine Richland 57-42. Winning for the Junior High ''GT" were:
95 lbs: Cam Wisenstein 7-5 In a crazy match that saw Cam earn the first takedown then give up a reversal. No scoring in the 2nd period. Cam gave up an escape and a takedown in the 3rd to trail 5-2 but used a 5 point roll to win 7-5.

105 lbs: Nate McMaster: Another crazy match. Again we gave up a takedown in the first then earned a reversal and 3 near fall. 2nd period gave up a takedown then got a reversal and the fall.

110 lbs: Justin Kabay won by forfeit
115 lbs: Colton Spohn won by fall (leading 6-0 when the fall occured)
122 lbs: Steven Green: won by fall (earned 3 takedown in the first period then got the fall)
155 lbs: Paris Johnson won by forfeit

165 lbs: Kate Quinlan won by forfeit

185 lbs: Terry Hortert won by forfeit

250 lbs: Ian Thompson won by forfeit


In a rematch from the Norwin Duals Butler again faced off against McGuffey.

The match was closer this time but losing 3 matches in the middle weights all by 1 point in which we were leading sealed our fate. McGuffey would prevail 63-33.
Winning for Butler were:
105 lbs: Colin Hoffman by fall (leading 7-2 in the 3rd period before securing the pin)

110 lbs: Justin Kabay by fall (leading 10-1 in the 3rd period before securing the pin)
115 lbs: Colton Spohn won by disqualification (Leading 2-0 in the 2nd period Colton was lifted and slammed illegally by his opponent and could not continue wrestling, therefore, he won by DQ)
155 lbs: Darin Skidmore won 4-3 (moved up a weight for win)

210 lbs: Caleb Hartung won by forfeit

In Varsity News the Tornado defeated Pine Richland then in a thrilling match was able to defeat McGuffey. Going into the final match of the night the score was all tied up and Hank Finan was able to record a fall to propel the Tornado to a 6 point win.

Earlier this week the Varsity squad took 2nd place the Southmoreland Holiday Classic. Justin Johnson won the 195 lb weight class with a fall in 10 seconds in the finals!!!

place winners were:
120 lbs: Jack Codispot 7th place
138 lbs: Scotty Dietrich 8th place
145 lbs: Donovan Malovich 3rd place
152 lbs: Caleb Baxter 2nd place
170 lbs: Christian Sequete 3rd place
182 lbs: Tom Greaves 7th place
195 lbs: Justin Johnson 1st place
210 lbs: Saavon Mosby 4th place

 


2014


The Butler Golden Tornado Junior High Wrestling Team begin 2014
with 3 wins and 2 losses at the Norwin Duals. Team Scores were as follows
Butler 72 Elizabeth Forward 11
Butler 51 Connelsville White 33
Butler 67 NA Gold 18
Norwin 58 Butler 33
McGuffey 57 Butler 42

Wrestling without guys at 5 weight classes the Junior High "GT" used undefeated days by 6 different wrestlers to come away with 3 wins and 2 hard fought losses. If you take away the forfeited matches
the Tornado beat Norwin head to head and lost to McGuffey by 3.
The two most outstanding wrestlers of the day for the "GT" were Jack Codispot and Sam Lambermont. Each pinned every kid they wrestled. Both went 5-0 with 4 pins and 1 forfeit win. Codispot used a lateral drop to throw and pin his Connelsville opponent while Lambermont used his patented bear hug to take down all of his opponents and pinned nearly all with the move.
Also going undefeated for the Golden Tornado were: Michael Crawford 5-0 with 3 pins all coming via cradle, Saavon Mosby 5-0 1 pin, Levi Spohn 5-0 1 pin 1 technical fall, and Justin Stewart who went 4-0 with 3 pins before being injured and unable to compete in the final match.
Also having good days for Butler were:
Jacob White 4-1 with 2 pins
Mac Covert 3-2 with 1 pin
Nate McDonald 3-2 with 2 pins
Logan Donnel 3-2
Brayden Hoffman 3-2 with 1 pin

Peters Twp. Match
The Butler Junior High Wrestling Team improved to 5-2 by defeating Mars and Peters Twp.
Against Mars the Junior High "GT" were trailing 21-39 going into the 165 lb match. Sam Lambermont got a pin, McGwire Covert received a forfeit at 185 lbs. This made the score 33-39. Mars did not weigh in a heavyweight so we knew we were getting 6 pts via forfeit at heavyweight. So the entire dual match came down to Jacob White at 210 lbs (he weighed in at 185 lbs and moved up to 210lbs). Wanting to end the excitement Jacob wasted no time as he pinned his opponent in just 8 seconds! After receiving the forfeit at 250 lbs by Saavon Mosby the final score was Butler 45 Mars 39.
Winning wrestlers at Mars were:
By fall:
Sam Lambermont & Jacob White
By major decision:
Colton Spohn 9-1
Derek Salmon 13-3
Michael Crawford 13-3
By decision:
Jack Codispot 7-4
By forfeit:
Braydon Hoffman
McGwire Covert
Saavon Mosby
In the Peters Twp match the "GT" found themselves in a 0-30 hole after the 115lb match. They won 6 of the next 8 matches to make the score 33-36. So once again the match came down the the final wrestlers. Just like Wednesday the Golden Tornado were able to eek out a victory in the final match to seal the dual meet. Saavon Mosby made quick work of his opponent winning by fall in 26 seconds. This made the final team score: Butler 42 Peters Twp 39.
Winning wrestlers were:
By fall:
Sam Lambermont
Saavon Mosby
By forfeit:
Derek Salmon
Michael Crawford
Cole Thompson
Mac Covert
Jacob White
There are still 4 wrestlers without a loss on the year:
Michael Crawford 122-130lbs 7-0 3 pins
Justin Stewart 130 lbs 4-0 3 pins (out with injury)
Sam Lambermont 165-185 7-0 6 pins (has pinned every opponent)
Saavon Mosby 250lbs (soon to be 210!) 7-0 2 pins
Also, Congratulations to the varsity team in getting wins over Mars and Peters TWP as well. Just like the J.High squad the varsity match came down to the wire with Seth "Big Papi" McCrea sealing the win with a pin at 285 lbs as the crowd chanted "Papi, Papi!"

Don Geibel
Head Wrestling Coach
Butler Junior High
Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Butler Health System
724-822-5688

past seasons

GT Junior High Wrestlers
First Place at North Allegheny 2014


Butler's Ryan Hannon defeats Peters Township's Mitch Fitzgerald, 3-0, in the 182-pound semifinals at the Chartiers-Houston Invitational tournament. Hannon went on to win the title in that weight class


Butler - 48 Mars - 21



2012-2013
season schedule...


3rd at NA
Butler Junior High Wrestling

Butler entered 15 wrestlers and brought home 7 place winners.
Caleb Baxter paced the field with a first place finish at 105 lbs.
Baxter used 4 pins to keep his undefeated season in tact. He is now 19-0 with 14 pins.
Hank Finan placed 2nd at 145 lbs.
Scotty Dietrich placed 3rd at 110 lbs. Scotty dropped a narrow 2-0 overtime match in the semi finals to an NA wrestler. Late in the 3rd period a clock malfunction / early buzzer prematurely ended the final period when Scotty was just about to escape.
Eli Hartung placed 3rd at 165 lbs.
Hugh O'Neil placed 6th at 85 lbs.
Zack Hunka placed 6th at 122 lbs.
Mike Vought placed 6th at 138 lbs.

The Butler Junior High Wrestling team improved to 13 wins and 2 losses with a 60-31 win over Seneca Valley.
The Golden Tornado became section champs with the win finishing the year 6-0 in section competition.
The "GT" found themselves in an early hole 13-6 before reeling off 9 straight pins to take a commanding 60-13 lead. The Raiders would secure pins in the last 3 matches to make the final score 60-31.
Donovan Malovich rallied his team by rallying himself in his match. Trailing 2-0 after 2 periods Malovich went to work on top in the 3rd and turned his opponent to his back and got the pin for the outstanding wrestler of the night.
Following with pins were:
Caleb Baxter at 110 lbs
Scotty Dietrich at 115 lbs
Zack Hunka at 122 lbs
Mike Vought at 130 lbs
Tom Greaves at 138 lbs
Christian Sequete at 145 lbs
Hank Finan at 155 lbs
and Eli Hartung at 165 lbs

Notes: Both Caleb Baxter and Zack Hunka recorded pins to stay tied at the team lead with 9.
Both Scotty Dietrich and Tommy Greaves had technical falls secured in their match (17-0 and 15-0) before earning the pin.

The Butler Junior High Wrestling team finished its dual match season with a hard fought 47-39 win over West Allegheny. The "GT" overcame numerous injuries coming into the match to pull out the win to improve their record to 14 wins with just 2 losses.
The Golden Tornado gave forfeit wins to West Allegheny at the first 3 weight classes to dig an early 0-18 deficit. Leading at 95 lbs 4-1 after 2 periods the Butler wrestler found himself on his back and gave up the pin. Down 0-24 the "GT" rallied with 6 pins and a technical fall in the next 8 matches to take a 41-27 lead. Four of the pins came in the 3rd period.
At 165 lbs Eli Hartung used a late reversal and 2 near fall points to squeak out a 6-4 decision. Jacob White in his first experience as a starter this season used a nail biting 3-2 win to seal the victory for the "GT"
Winning by pin for Butler were:
Sammy Dietrich, Donovan Malovich, Caleb Baxter, Zack Hunka, Zack Dovenspike, and Hank Finan.
Winning by technical fall was Scotty Dietrich 21-6
Winning by decision were Eli Hartung 6-4 and Jacob White 3-2
The Junior High "GT" will conclude their season this Friday/Saturday at the Southwest Regional Championships. This 40 + team WPIAL tournament will be held at Norwin High School.
Thanks to everyone for their support throughout the season! Go "GT" Wrestling!

Donnie Geibel
Head Wrestling Coach
Butler Junior High


Other action in 2012-2013

The Butler Junior High Wrestling team improved to 7 wins and 1 loss
on the season with a 68-33 win over North Allegheny Black.
(This match was 20 points better for the GT compared to their match in Dec
against NA Black in which Butler won 57-42.)
Winning by fall for Butler were:
Sammy Dietrich 100 lbs
Caleb Baxter 110 lbs *Outstanding wrestler
Zack Hunka at 122 lbs
and Hank Finan at 155 lbs
Eli Hartung won by injury default while winning 13-3 in his match.
Winning by major decisions were:
Scotty Dietrich 12-4 at 115 lbs
Christian Sequete 12-0 at 145 lbs
Picking up forfeit wins were:
Isaiah Christy 80 lbs
Hugh O'Neil 90 lbs
Justin Stewart 95 lbs
Riley Burdine at 185 lbs
and Dylon Glasglow at 250 lbs.

Butler Junior High Wrestling team travelled to Mars for a dual match against the Mars Planets. 84-21 win. Winning for the Tornado (all by fall) were:
Hugh O'Neill 80 lbs
Austin Birckbichler 85 lbs
Donovan Malovich 90 lbs
Caleb Baxter 95 lbs
Max Stalnaker 100 lbs
Zack Hunka 122 lbs
Hank Finan 138 lbs
Luke Baranchak 145 lbs
Chris Boyd 155 lbs

Winning via forfeit for Butler were:
Zack Dovenspike 105 lbs
Justin Johnson 165 lbs
Matt Sarvey 185 lbs
Nick Roth 210 lbs
JD Bojanec 250 lbs

Butler 62 Pine Richland 36

Golden Tornado Junior High Wrestling team improved to 6-1 on the season with a 62-36 win over Pine Richland.
The "GT" found themselves losing 30-0 after the first 6 matches. (4 pins and a forfeit). Forfeit wins by Donovan Malovich and Caleb Baxter made the score 12-30. Scotty Dietrich used a 16-3 major decision to earn the first match victory for the Tornado. Zack Hunka and Mike Vought both recorded pins to make the team score 28-30. After leading 5-0 in the 138 lb match the Tornado wrestler found himself on his back and gave up a pin. This made the match score 36-28 in favor of Pine Richland. This would be the final match the Rams would win of the night with the "GT" winning the last 6 matches. Jacob Lex, Hank Finan, Eli Hartung, and Justin Johnson by pin. Riley Burdine and Seth McCrea picked up forfeit wins for Butler.







2010
Butler - 77 Shaler - 0
Remember the Titans...

Butler - 70 Mars - 6
Tornado wrestling is out of this world...

Butler - 67 Knoch - 6

Kittanning Duels...


Clearfield Duals..
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Butler Junior High Wrestling


Butler Junior High "GT" Wrestling team wins the Norwin Duals.

The golden tornado went 4-0 on the day.
They defeated Hempfield 75-24, beat NA Gold 64-30, then Seneca Valley 52-39. In the championship they edged host Norwin 45-44 with the entire match and tournament coming down to the final match and the final seconds of the match. 95 lber Jared Hinkle was able to secure a major decision victory (13-4) in the final match to win the match and tournament for the golden tornado.
The two outstanding wrestlers for the golden tornado were
Mason Kauffman who went 4-0 with 4 pins and
Will Bortmas who also went 4-0 with 4 pins.
Other outstanding individual performances on the day came from: Hugh O'neill 4-0 with 1 pin,
Zack Hunka 3-1 with 2 pins, Jeremiah Bortmas 3-1 with 2 pins, Kirk Gibson 3-1 with 1 technical fall and 1 major decision, Zack Raible 3-1 with 2 pins, Alex White 3-1 with 3 pins, and Austin George 3-1 with 3 pins.

Butler - 63 Shaler - 22
Butler Junior High Wrestling team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 63-22 victory over Shaler.
Winning by fall for the GT were Kirk Gibson and Ryan Hannon. Picking up forfeit wins were Hugh Oneill, Max Stalnaker, Zak Hutchison, Nick Roth, Will Bortmas, Zack Raible, and Alex White. Winning by decision were Zack Hunka (4-3), Josh Boozel (8-1), and Jermiah Bortmas (6-0).



Butler - 81 Mars - 12
Winners for the Junior High “GT” by fall :
Connor Foust (in just 12 seconds), Matt Sarvey, Mason Kauffman,
Josh Boozel, Will Bortmas, Kirk Gibson, and Austin George
.
Winning by decision for Butler were Nick Roth, Ryan Hannon, and Taylor Flick. Winning via forfeit were Hugh O’Neil, Max Stalnaker, Mike Vought, and Zack Hunka.

Butler Jr. High VS Knoch


Greater Latrobe Tournament...





Cole Baxter won four matches, including a win over the top seed, and placed fourth out of 55 wrestlers in the 160-pound weight class in the junior division
of the National High School Coaches Association National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.
The Butler wrestler earned All-American status for his performance.
The Golden Tornado's Blake Caudill won three matches in the freshman 103-pound division before being eliminated.
In junior high action, Butler's Ryan Hannon placed fifth at 145 pounds at the Pennsylvania Junior State Wrestling Tournament in Wilkes-Barre. He won four of six matches.
Connor Foust competed at 75 pounds, winning one match and losing two.

Junior High State Championships


Congratulations to Ryan Hannon for his 5th place finish at the PJW State Championships at Wilkes-Barre this past weekend. Ryan won a total of 4 matches in route to his 5th place finish in the 147 lb weight class. He used a thrilling takedown with 2 seconds to go to claim 5th place. This ties the highest place ever for a 13-14 year old at PJW states from Butler.

Congratulations to Connor Foust for also qualifying for the PJW State tournament. Connor won his first match then dropped his final two. He lost a close, hard fought 2-0 decision to become a place winner in the state. Both his losses were close matches and both were to place winners (4th place and 8th place).

Hannon finished with 4 wins and 2 losses
Foust finished with 1 win and 2 losses.

See below for match results.

Great job guys!

There were 9 matches for Butler in the 2010 PJW State Championship Tournament. Division: 13-14
Weight: 77_Lbs
Round: Preliminaries
Bout Winner: Connor Foust Butler
Bout Loser: John Berardinelli Connellsville
2-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Preliminaries
Bout Winner: Ryan Hannon Butler
Bout Loser: Devin Stacey Central Mountain
1-0 TB

Division: 13-14
Weight: 77_Lbs
Round: Quarter-Finals
Bout Winner: Kyle Berk Franklin Regional
Bout Loser: Connor Foust Butler
4-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Quarter-Finals
Bout Winner: Eric Morris Mechanicsburg
Bout Loser: Ryan Hannon Butler
13-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 77_Lbs
Round: Cons3
Bout Winner: Austin Griffiths Southmoreland
Bout Loser: Connor Foust Butler
2-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Cons3
Bout Winner: Ryan Hannon Butler
Bout Loser: Zack Pinkas Forest Hills
3-2

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Cons4
Bout Winner: Ryan Hannon Butler
Bout Loser: Mac Mitchell Peters Township
4-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Cons5
Bout Winner: Tristan Sponseller Bermudian Springs
Bout Loser: Ryan Hannon Butler
7-0

Division: 13-14
Weight: 147_Lbs
Round: Cons Final
Bout Winner: Ryan Hannon Butler
Bout Loser: Christopher Matthews Franklin
3-1


Butler - 69 Knoch - 9

Comodore Perry Tournament...

The Butler wrestling team captured first place at the Commodore Perry Duals Saturday.
The Golden Tornado, who placed second at the event in 2008, dominated the competition this year by defeating Port Allegany (58-3), Laurel (77-3) Youngsville (69-6), Franklin (54-15) and Maplewood in the final, 60-15.
" It was a good chance to get in five matches, though the competition
wasn't quite what it was last year," said Butler coach Scott Stoner. "Throughout the lineup, we were pretty solid."
The Golden Tornado amassed a 60-10 record in individual matches.
Going a perfect 5-0 for Butler were: Blake Caudill (three pins), Nick Sutton, Cody Hartman (four pins), Mike Crawford (four pins), Matt Pribis (one pin), Cole Baxter (four pins), Mike Scialabba (two pins) and Chris White (three pins).
Three Tornado wrestlers went 4-1: Brandon Bauer, Zach Reges and Zach Collins.
Eric Tuck and Dakoda Collins both 3-2.
" Caudill at 103 (pounds) and Collins at 125, they've been impressive as freshmen," said Stoner. "People will be hearing a lot about them."
Butler - 47 Hampton - 17

Butler Junior High Wrestling team at the Burrell 2009 Christmas Duals...

Butler Junior High Shaler 2010 Tournament...

Butler Junior High 4th Annual Duals ...

Butler Junior High vs. Fox Chapel...


Butler Junior High vs Seneca...

Butler Junior High vs. NA...




"Our goals this year include winning the section, something we've never done,"
17th-year Butler coach
Scott Stoner


WPIAL CHAMPION

Cole Baxter
Unblemished 42-0




WPIAL Championships...

Pretty impressive

Cole Baxter
Section 3-AAA Champion
The Tornado send a dozen to WPIAL's...


Cole reaches semi final...
Listen live broadcast...
Baxter heads to states...

44-0...more...
Baxter concludes 2009 (45-2)...takes 5th place in PIAA at 145 lbs....


Butler - 33 Seneca Valley - 23

Brockway Big Dog Wrestling Tournament Champions



Butler's Zach Reges (112)
WPIAL Championships



looking good..."

Junior High Wrestling

The Butler Junior High Wrestling team started off their season (12/16/09) with an impressive 75-13 win over section opponent Knoch. The Golden Tornado were able win despite having 6 starters out of the line-up due to illeness or injury. Winning by pin for the "GT" were Cody Houston, Matt Sarvey, Kirk Gibson, Doug DeFrancisis, Jacob Olenick, Zack Weaver, and Aaron Conklin. Winning by forfeit for Butler were Jared Hinkle, Mason Kauffman, and Jeremiah Bortmas. Winning by technical fall were Xavier Bennett and Will Bortmas. Picking up a major decision for Butler was Ryan Hannon by a score of 13-3. Most outstanding wrestler for the Golden Tornado for the night was Doug DeFrancisis for pushing for the fall and pinning his opponent with just seconds remaining in the match for the bonus points for the team.


Dynamic Duo...




Butler improved to 5-1 in dual meets this season by winning four of five team matches at the Commodore Perry Duals.
The Golden Tornado's lone loss was to nationally ranked Reynolds. Butler defeated Port Allegany 41-30, Hickory 52-18, Mercer 46-20 and Sharpsville 69-12.
Cole Baxter went 5-0 at 145 pounds and was named Butler's Most Valuable Wrestler. Mike Crawford, Eric Tuck, Chris White and Marino Quercio all finished 4-1. Zach Reges, Alex Truman and Cody Hartman went 3-2 while Derek Hays went 2-1 before being sidelined by an injury.


Junior High Wrestling
Butler finished second out of 14 teams at the recent Seneca Valley Invitational.
Blake Caudill (75 pounds), Zack Collins (110) and Blaise Wheeler (210) each captured their respective divisions to key the Tornado performance.
Jordan Allen (185) placed second in his weight class while Cody Hartman (130) and Dakoda Collins (145) were third and Zackary Reges (105) was fourth.

Schedule...


Head Coach : Scott Stoner