CHAMBERSBURG — After a long day of wrestling for four Franklin County schools at the 4th annual Trojan Wars tournament, only 10 individuals are still alive in the championship round.
Shippensburg leads the way with five quarterfinalists, the host Trojans have four and Greencastle-Antrim has one at the 40-team event.
Quarterfinals will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at CASHS Field House. The quarterfinals, semifinals (1:30) and finals (6:00) will be live streamed on MidPennBroadcasting.com.
Shippensburg’s group in the quarters includes No. 1 seed Cole Forrester at 220 pounds, Jeffery Russell (113), Dylan Ramsey (120), Eddie Ocker (160) and Colton Musser (195). Ocker and Musser advanced with slight upsets, Ocker topping Kyle Seibert of Carlisle 3-1 in the first round and Musser edging Coner Wogan of Washington, W.Va. 4-3 in the second round.
Chambersburg pushed through No. 5 seed Cole Grove at 126, No. 6 Tate Nichter at 145, No. 3 Drake Brenize at 152 and No. 2 Luke Nichter at 170.
All four breezed through, with both Nichters and Grove scoring two pins each and Brenize getting a bye and a pin.
For Greencastle, Noah Ezolt notched a first-period pin in his first match, then decked No. 5 seed Matthew Park of J.W. Robinson (Va.) in 5:30 at 145 pounds in the second round.
Southern Columbia and Smyrna (Del.) each advanced nine wrestlers into the quarterfinals, while Cumberland Valley, Boiling Springs and Robinson had six a piece. Ship, Lower Dauphin and Parkersburg (W.Va.) were next with five each.
There were very few upsets in Friday’s action. All No. 1 and 2 seeds got through with little difficulty, and only two No. 2s and a pair of No. 4s got knocked off.
Team Standings (after Friday): 1.Southern Columbia 107.5, 2.Boiling Springs 106, 3.Shippensburg 92.5, 4.(tie) Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, J.W. Robinson 89, 7.Smyrna 87, 8.Forest Hills 86.5, 9.Parkersburg 81, 10.Garden Spot 77.5.