The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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March 9, 2012

4 local wrestlers reach state finals

MERCER COUNTY — Four Mercer County matmen won PIAA State AA semifinal matches Friday night to earn spots in Saturday afternoon's finals.

Advancing were: Reynolds' Dylan D'Urso (132) and Austin Matthews (138), Greenville's Cody Copeland (152) and Grove City's Wes Phipps (182). Matthews, Copeland and Phipps were all finalists in 2011, but lost. D'Urso is a 3-time state place-winner in his first finals.

Wrestling Saturday in consolation matches for medals are Greenville's Randy Perkins (160) and Tyler Landfried (182), and Reynolds' Blake Heim (285).

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