Blaise Bressler is a senior. Time is of the essence.
He’s just going to go for it, because he wants to go out with a bang.
On Saturday at Hershey’s Giant Center, Bressler came up with a huge career accomplishment when he won the 160-pound weight-class title at the District Three Class AA wrestling championships. Bressler bested Austin Taylor of Susquehanna Township 5-2 in the title bout, for the second straight week.
Bressler tallied three second-period points, on an escape and a take-down. Then in the final stanza, Bressler padded his advantage with another take-down, 30 seconds in.
Bressler had reached the finals at 160 with a 5:13 semifinal pin of Fairfield’s Colton Schriner, after decking Trey Donmoyer of Elco at the 1:52 mark in their quarterfinal bout.
But the best may be yet to come for Bressler. The district championship put him in great position for next weekend’s Class AA Southeast Regional tournament, the qualifying event for the impending PIAA postseason back at Hershey’s Giant Center,
– Jeff Falk