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Wrestlers go 3-2 at Berwick Duals

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua High School wrestling team finished 3-2 on the day at the Berwick Duals.

Rhaine Sziy dominated the 182 division, going 5-0, and remains unbeaten at 17-0 so far this season. In addition to his hard work with assistant coach and CHS strength coach Joe Stofko, Sziy has been trained by Walt Finkbeiner of Hellertown, who was entered to the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame back in 2011 as an arm wrestler, Saucon Valley youth wrestling coach and all-around weight trainer for Saucon Valley athletes.

Finkbeiner is the father of Sean Finkbeiner who went on to a great wrestling career at Penn State after winning a state championship at Northampton High School.

Zack Bradley, Jacob Rusnock and Tyler Trobetsky went 4-1 on the day as did freshman Nick Mark.

Ty Kern was the hero of the first match. Kern was the last bout of the match and the team was down by four points so Kern had to either tech fall his opponent or pin him.

Kern was losing 8-2 deep into the third period where he was controlling his opponent from top position.

Out of nowhere, Kern packed his kid and pinned him with his signature "Pack and Stack" move with only 20 seconds to go in the match. Catty won 36-34 as a result.

Catty High beat Dallas 30-27.

"Satchel Stauffer wrestled tough at the 220 slot as did Devon Greene at the 138 pound division," assistant coach Steve Bradley said.

Casey Simmons wrestled a smart bout in the team's last match not giving up any bonus points in a loss to a very tough opponent. This gave Catty the win by one point to end the day over Oley Valley.

Catasauqua High School head coach Mike Conner said, "We did well with a not full line up. I am very happy with our aggressiveness. The wrestlers are responding well to Coach Rusnock's teaching."