Wrestlers Named To All-Region 4 Team
General McLane wrestlers were named to the 2008-2009 Erie
Time-News Region 4 All-Stars Team on Wednesday. Freshman Tim
Wheeling and Senior Seth Stonis were named to the
first team at 103 pounds and 189 pounds.
Tyler Bowers and sophomore Caleb Baker were
named to the second team at 119 and 285 pounds.
won 24 matches this season, placed 3rd at Districts and went
2-2 at the NW Regional Tournament. Stonis was the 2008-2009
McLane Team Captain. He won 37 bouts, placed 2nd at the District
10 Tournament and took 4th at regionals.
had a phenomenal sophomore season, posting 39 wins and 25
falls. He took 2nd at the District 10 Tournament and placed
4th at regionals, coming within one point of qualifying for
the state tourney. Wheeling was McLane's lone state
qualifier this season. He posted 33 victories, won the District
10 Tournament and placed 3rd at regionals. Wheeling was only
the second McLane freshman to ever qualify for the state tournament.
Wins NHSCA Sophomore Nationals Title
say that Caleb Baker had a successful 2008-2009 wrestling
season would be a terrible understatement. McLane's 285 pounder
piled up more wins and pins than any sophomore in the history
of the wrestling program, and came within a single point of
moving on to the state finals in Hershey.
added to his growing list of accomplishments this weekend
when he won the 2009 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals heavyweight
title in Virginia Beach, VA. The most impressive thing about
Baker's performance was the fact that he kept his composure,
winning 3 of 4 bouts by two points or less. His victory in
the finals came by way of ultimate tie breaker.
beat Dylan Kniska of Connecticut, 6-4 in the preliminary round,
then ground out a 5-4 decision over Virginia's Ross Burbank
in the quarterfinals. Baker really shined in the semifinals
when he posted a fall in 5:22 over West Virginia state champ,
Casey Hogg. He then won the title with a 4-3 triple overtime
decision over Daniel Davis of Virginia.
became just the 5th G.M. wrestler to snag a national title
and the first to win a Sophomore Nationals crown. Congratulations