News from April-November...2008

Seth Stonis Snags NHSCA National Title

Seth Stonis is back from last year's mid-season injuries and looking better than ever. Stonis went 4-0 at the NHSCA National open Tournament and outscored his four opponents 15-1 in the process. He posted a 5-0 shutout over Ohio's Sam Whitmore, followed up with a 5-1 win over Billy Cook of Ballston Spa, NY and then posted a 4-0 shutout in the semis over Patrick Berry of Maryland. Seth claimed the 171 lbs. title when he ground out a 1-0 win over Virginia's Nick Bakos in the finals.

Stonis is just the second McLane Wrestler to claim an NHSCA National Title in the High School Division. Branden Stearns was the first, winning the event in 2005.

Middle School wrestler, Tyler Hendricks took 4th place. He won by fall and posted a 10-0 major decision to make the semifinal round before losing in the semis, but bounced back to win in the consolation semifinals.

This year's NHSCA National Open was held June 27th and 28th in Salisbury, MD.


News from the 2007-2008 Wrestling Banquet

The 2007-2008 General McLane Wrestling Banquet was held on April, 13th, 2008 at General McLane High School. The event was a big hit with everyone and several wrestlers were honored for their accomplishments.

The banquet opened with some delicious food and a 20 minute highlight film of the 2007-2008 wrestling season. Seniors Shawn McFadden, Joe Zimmerman and Cyrus Parlin all gave emotional speeches filled with humorous stories about their high school wrestling experiences. Then this year's awards were presented to deserving McLane wrestlers.

Coach Hendricks presented the Middle School Wrestler Awards:
Most Improved--- Nolan Marcinko
Coaches Award--- DJ Myers
Most Outstanding Wrester--- Ossie Bowers
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Tyler Hendricks

Coach Hendricks also presented awards to the Middle School wrestlers who won 20 or more matches this season: Tim Wheeling-21, DJ Myers-21, Hayden Albert-22, Tyler Hendricks-24, Cody Bowers-24, Ossie Bowers-25.

Coach Frick, Osterberg and Casey presented the J.V. Wrestler Awards:
Impact Wrestler---Caleb Baker
Most Improved---Matt Campbell
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Kyle Kuntz

Don Goss presented the 2008 Record Breaker Awards:
Tyler Bowers - Most Escapes (Season)-55
Joe Zimmerman - Most Reversals (Season)-30
Cyrus Parlin - Most 3 Point Near Falls (Season)-41, Most 3 Point Near Falls (Career)-91, Major Decisions (Season)-9

Coach Cook presented the Varsity Awards:
Most Pins---Shawn McFadden 15
Most Takedowns---Cyrus Parlin 95
Most Bonus Points---Cyrus Parlin 55
Breakthrough Season---Tyler Bowers
Most Improved---Doug Myers
Coaches Award---Zac Baumgartner
Dedication, Determination, Desire---Joe Zimmerman, Seth Stonis

Most Outstanding Wrestler---Cyrus Parlin

Team Co-Captains Joe Zimmerman and Cyrus Parlin presented the Captains Award:
Captains Award---Tyler Bowers

The final award given out at the 2008 Wrestling Banquet was the Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship Award. The Award was established in 2006 by his extended wrestling family (General McLane Lancer Wrestling) to honor the memory of Tim Harrison (GM's first PIAA State Champion).

This scholarship is given to a senior wrestler who is furthering their education upon high school graduation. The winner of the 2008 Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship Award was Cyrus Parlin. This year's Scholarship Award was presented to Cyrus by Tim's brother Dan and nephew Hunter.

Cyrus was a very worthy recipient of both the Tim Harrison Memorial Scholarship and this year's Oustanding Wrestler Award. The following is a list of some of his accomplishments:
4 Year Varsity Letter Winner, 106 Career Wins (#9), 2 Time District 10 Champ, Regional Placewinner, PIAA State Qualifier, #1 Career and Season 3 Point Near Falls
(91 & 41), #1 Season Major Decisions (9), #3 Season Escapes (47), #3 Career Tech Falls (8), #4 Season Wins (40), #4 Career Major Decisions (18), #5 Career Escapes (97), #6 Career Takedowns (207), 2 Time Academic All State.

A big "THANK YOU" to senior Team Manager, Kristen Okel for everything she has done. Kristen worked tirelessly behind the scenes shooting film footage, keeping stats, and performing an array of important tasks for the coaches and wrestlers for three years. She did a phenomenal job and will be missed!

Congratulations to all of this year's award winners and good luck to the seniors.





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