He was shooting for gold. But he settled for silver.
Yet the most important thing is that Brandon Breidegan is moving on. And his goal is still very much in sight.
On Saturday at Central Dauphin East High School, Breidegan finished a very rewarding second in the 132-pound weight class, at the District Three Class AA Wrestling Championships. The Northern Lebanon senior was edged 3-2 by Adam Jacob of East Pennsboro in the championship bout.
Jacob had built a 3-0 lead into the third period. Breidegan came up with a late score to close his deficit, but wasn’t left with enough time to pull out the win.
Despite the decision, Breidegan qualified for next weekend’s Class AA Southeast Regional tournament at Freedon High School in Bethlehem. There, Breidegan will be hoping to punch his ticket for a return trip to the PIAA Wrestling Championships at Hershey’s Giant Center the followining weekend.
Breidegan had reached the championship bout at the District Three tournament with a 16-2 major decision of Gary Deyarmin of Schuylkill Valley in the semfinals. Breidegan also posted a 10-0 triumph over Caleb Mantz of Bermudian Springs in the quarterfinals.
Briedegan’s weekend of wrestling at districts moved his personal record this season to 34-8.