News from July...2003


Freshman Sensation Don Osinski Finishes 3rd in the Middle
School Division of the NHSCA Nationals Tournament!!!

Donald Osinski, who shocked Cathedral Prep fans by pinning 2002 D-10 runner-up, Josh Garrity in the last match of the District 10 Team Duals in January, put another feather in his wrestling cap on Thursday, July 3rd. Osinski pulled out a tough 8-6 decision in the consolation finals to take 3rd place in the National High School Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament.

Osinski started the tourney with back to back pins, then pulled out a heart pounding 4-2 overtime win in the quarter-finals. In the semis, Donald met eventual National Champ, Curtis Bracken and lost a narrow 3-1 bout.

He bounced back with a fall in the consolation semi-finals and then finished up with an 8-6 win to secure the 3rd spot on the podium. Osinski had a 6-1 record in the tournament. He was the second General McLane wrestler to place in the prestigious tournament. Travis Goss placed 5th in the middle school division in 2002.

Two other local wrestlers also placed in the event. District 10 runner-up, Sean Connole of Erie Prep placed 2nd and Ft. LeBeouf's Jason Alexander was 4th. Osinski, Alexander and Connole were all coached by McKean's John Heynoski.

This year's NHSCA tournament was held in Virginia Beach, Virginia.





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